Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the
Date Reviewed - 07.08.05
Manifestation of Power
Wow, Friday sure showed up fast. Still awaiting
the release of the "Spirit Warrior," but that's
ok, we can all wait. What's a few more days?
Today we have "Manifestation of Power."
This rare strike, doesn't have any trait
restrictions so it could be used in any deck.
The card cost is very cheap with just 1 green
furyoku. But since the card cost is so cheap the
intercept and force is also very low. A 3
intercept and 1 force is just horrible. You
shouldn't be able to counter attack against
anything a decent player would send, it's just
Basically this strike is pretty much pointless
as a strike. Luckily it has an effect, which can
turn this card around. The effect states; "Pitch
--> Add two green furyoku." The effect is the
only good thing going for this card. You're
never going to counterattack, so don't bother
trying. Use this card only for the effect. Think
of this more as an advantage card. You get 2
free green furyoku, for the cost of one zone.
This trade-off isn't for most decks. Duncan
decks tend to use the most green furyoku. If you
are running out of green furyoku fast, then this
could help fix your problem, but not all decks
have the same problems. This card can be a
little better in Sealed since you won't have too
many and you might be running more strikes that
use Green furyoku. Some people think it's good,
Manifestation of Power
Cost (G/Y/R): 1/0/0
Text: " Pitch -> Add two green furyoku."
Flavor Text: "Now, we'll show you losers the
power of a real shaman's guardian ghost!"
Well, at least this review is in on time.
Today's card is the granddaddy of all crappy
rare cards. And I'm nigh sick and tired of
hearing it referred to as an economy card. If I
cared THAT much about the economy, I'd be an
environmentalist. Come to think of it, this card
pretty much emphasizes the environmentalist
mindset: it focuses so much on managing your
furyoku economy that it forgets to keep you
I'll stop complaining here in the intro... it's
time to move onto my complaining in the card
This card sucks because:
-It's got the worst stats...ever
-It's a rare
-The stats are terrible
-The name has nothing to do with the card
-It holds the record for worst stats of any card
Did I repeat something up there? I don't think
so. Don't question my judgement. The fact is,
this card's biggest flaw is in the fact that it
has the dubious honor of being the weakest card
in the Reincarnation set, with the exception of
Nergal's Roar/Eon Crush, but those don't really
count because they can boost their own stats.
At three intercept, this card will have trouble
blocking even weak strikes, let alone the golden
5. And one force makes you wonder why it has any
force at all.
The effect is useless. Essentially, you'll
always be forced to either focus, or to use the
effect. And the effect is only halfway decent
from the green zone. In the red zone, you're
losing furyoku by pitching. In the yellow zone,
you may as well just focus. In the green zone,
you're gaining an extra green, but so what? Now
your opponent gets an extra yellow from
replenishing. Are you happy now?
This card shouldn't be called Manifestation of
Power. Manifestation of Weakness is more like
it. With a name like that, you'd expect huge
stats or a huge effect. With my new, improved
name, you'd expect something like this card:
Weak stats, weak effect... a weak card.
This card outdoes Rain of Bones and Snowdrift...
combined. I didn't think that was possible until
I remembered that this card exists. Good job,
Upper Deck... you've wasted another rare for me.
I hope you're satisfied now.
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