Advanced Ritual Art – #STON-EN045
This card is used to Ritual Summon any 1 Ritual Monster. You must also send Normal Monsters from your Deck to the GY whose total Levels equal the Level of that Ritual Monster.
Date Reviewed: September 23rd, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Advanced Ritual Art is our Throwback Thursday choice this week and finds itself still a legit card in the game.
Ritual Spell for any Ritual Monster but requires Normal Monsters from the deck. This card isn’t for every ritual-based deck, what with being loaded with effect monsters for searching and protection. Using monsters from the deck thins your deck, preps your grave, and doesn’t take away from your hand. Needing to equal the Level of stars for your Ritual Monster and having to use Normal Monsters are downsides, but for monsters that are Level 8 you can use two Level 4’s or a Level 8. Chaos MAX decks make good use of this card as did Demise OTK when that was popular. Drytron are too packed with Fairy-Type effect monsters to use this, the same can be said about Nekroz. As for the archetype focus this week, revolving around a Level 4 Normal Monster makes this card a decent option.
Not for every Ritual Deck, and certainly not for the most popular Ritual Deck currently. Still a great choice for Chaos MAX, Demise, and for the new archetype involving a Ritual Monster: Magikey.
Until Next Time
A Deck based on Normal and Ritual Monsters kind of makes Advanced Ritual Art an obvious Throwback Thursday choice.
ARA is a Ritual Spell, making it searchable off Manju and Sonic Bird, that lets you Ritual Summon any Ritual from your hand by using Normal Monsters in your Deck whose combined Levels equal that of the Ritual you intend to summon. Being able to Ritual Summon without having to draw the Ritual Materials is great, though would of been nice to be able to use the hand in case you drew the monsters you didn’t want to draw. I remember this was once Limited due to the power of Demise OTK abusing this with vanilla Insects and Doom Dozer setup. Herald of Perfection could use this to get some small Fairies in the grave to recover off Dark Factory of Mass Production to make your Herald live. Blue-Eyes loves this card to try and pull off some Chaos MAX OTKs. And most recently of course, we have the Magikey archetype being a perfect candidate for this card to get multiple Normal Monsters with varying Attributes in the graveyard for your monster effects. It’s a great Ritual Spell, though not for every Ritual Deck. It has its niche and it’s still worth playing even to this day, though the days of this being a complete powerhouse are gone.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 3/5 All these years later and I wonder what this is actually trying to summon.
When was the last time we talked about Normal Monsters this much? Throwback Thursday, appropriately, gives us Advanced Ritual Art, which can fit really well in with this Theme. The simplest bit here: Play this, dump Clavkiys, bring out whoever, and that’s that. It’s certainly a plus you get to dump your Monster from the Deck, so you don’t have to worry about having the Monster you need in Hand, AND, you can use more than one a Turn. It doesn’t cover the Fusion side (as Maftea does dually) but for the Ritual side, it’s certainly worthy of an inclusion in this Theme.
Rating: 3.75/5 The only real thing that holds this score back (and this does work well in other Themes as well) is that despite the dump from Deck to Grave, you are going -1 on this. This card, plus your Monster, and only gaining 1 Monster to your Field.
Art: 3/5 Meh, while the room looks pretty cool, I’m not sure what aside from the cool light, or maybe just the setting, is supposed to make this ‘advanced’.
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