Book of Eclipse – #TAMA-EN041
Change all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position. During the End Phase of this turn, change as many face-down Defense Position monsters your opponent controls as possible to face-up Defense Position, then your opponent draws cards equal to the number of monsters changed face-up by this effect.
Date Reviewed: November 24th, 2022
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Book of Eclipse is our Turkey Day Throwback Thursday Choice and a card that even in the age of Link Summoning, could find its way into the Side Deck.
Blanket Book of Moon to all monsters eliminates any monsters that could trigger effects to hurt your plays, or bait out a negation. Only downside is if you don’t eliminate all monsters your opponent has that were flipped down, they get flipped back up and your opponent gets a draw for each one flipped. Red Dragon Archfiend with this card back in the day was an easy way to clear out the field and ensure your opponent was left with nothing, as well as Black Rose Dragon instead of RDA. Nowadays though, Link Monsters can’t be flipped face-down, so this card loses a bit of its playability. Despite that, there are many decks that flood the field with monsters before diving into the Extra Deck and this could stun their turn, although you’d lose out in the End Phase potentially big time. Triggering this and then hitting the opponent with a board wipe like Torrential Tribute on their next summon (in an attempt to push onward) would be what you are counting on, but some might just end turn if they have a few flipped down. Deck-Out decks and Empty Jar still play this because it’s another flip down for their “Jar” monster, and that is the only deck that will always play this.
I see play still available for this card. Despite Link Monsters being a thing, this can benefit you on both turns, but more on the offensive side because of your ability to clean house and avoid the drawback.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week brings us to a Quick-Play Spell that can help you try and out powerful monsters while also speeding up the Deck-out process potentially: Book of Eclipse.
BoE is a Quick-Play Spell that changes all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position, which is nice to try and get over a board since all protection effects will be off when monsters are Set. Dark Ruler No More kinda does do this card’s job, but better in most cases, but this still has a niche, especially if you want to go for game. In most cases, you will want to wipe the opponent’s board after you flip their monsters face-down, otherwise at the end of the turn they flip all their monsters back to face-up Defense Position and draw a card for each. It sounds okay in theory for Runick since they can get closer to a Deck-out situation, but you rather banish those cards instead of letting the opponent draw them. It still has applications to try and out a board and go for game, especially with Kashtira coming at full-power pretty soon and this will be the only way to turn off both Shangri-Ira’s locking of your board and Arise-Heart’s banishing. It won’t find as many formats as it once did with cards like Forbidden Droplet and Dark Ruler No More, but it’ll find a use every once in a while still.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 3/5 All of the books are pretty basic.
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