Called by the Grave
Date Reviewed: April 11, 2018
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1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Call by the Grave is a card that will be seeing a LOT of play in Side Deck and some Main Decks very soon.
A banish from the grave, eliminating a resource at the very least, at the most you freeze other copies of that monster until the end of the next turn. Immediately this card is seen as a way to lockdown the hand traps that may lurk in your opponent’s hand. Ghost Ogre, Ash Blossom, Gamma, those three are the main ones you want to see in the grave for the card. Past that, if your opponent targets a monster in their grave this card will act like D.D. Crow and get rid of it. Locking the opponent out of using that monster’s effects until the end of the next turn can stall their moves past merely negating something of yours with a hand trap. They’ll be able to summon and use the monster as material, but with no effects, strategies get slowed, and players tend to hold back until their effects are live again.
Solid Side Deck card.
Until Next Time
We now look at the main reason to buy the Extreme Force Special Editions as well as one of the best commons to be printed in Flames of Destruction, Called by the Grave.
Called by the Grave is a Quick-Play Spell that lets you banish a monster from the opponent’s GY and monsters with the same name as the banished monster’s have their effects negated until the end of the next turn. Simply put it, this thing is meant to kill hand-traps. There are other uses for this card, and those uses are not bad, but the main point of this card is to stop a hand-trap your opponent uses to stop your plays. If your deck falls to or is heavily hindered a hand-trap, you might want to find room for this card in your deck.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 3.5/5 Not terrible, but nothing amazing.
I looked this up and saw it was only a Common, which surprised me. I honestly expected a card this good to be more Rare, but maybe that’s going to happen in future reprints. Called By the Grave is a wonderful, nasty little card, that is powerful (more so by being a Quickplay Magic) that is equally simple in what it does. Target and remove one Monster from your opponent’s Graveyard from play, and Monsters with the same original name have their effect(s) negated until the End Phase of the next turn. I like cards like this for a couple reasons, it’s a smart player’s card. Obviously, utilizing this at the right/perfect time will get you maximum use, and it slows a player down for a couple turns (or a turn and a half, however you want to technically break that down) and by the time the effect is over, it may not be viable to use said effect, or Link/XYZ/Synchro, whatever they were going to do. I’m all for disruption in the game.
Art: 4/5 That hand honestly strikes me as a little creepier than something we’d see on an American card, but it’s still cool. The man vaguely resembles Atem’s father too from the Memory Arc of the original Yugioh, which is neat.
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