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Card # DM52
Date Reviewed: 10.12.05
Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating: 3.5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
off, school has been a pain.. Especially since
it isn't the school that I was
going to. So sorry for the lack of recent
reviews. I know everyone missed me. xD..
Second, it's going to be a short review for
today (and maybe for awhile).
Shield trigger (When this spell is put into
your hand from your shield zone, you may cast it
immediately for no cost.)
Return a creature from your graveyard to your
Mana Number: 1
Collector Number: 52
Set: Base Set
Darkness Ahh.. Darkness has some cards
that can combo well with this card. Especially
the Slayers and blockers like Bloody Squito.
Light also has a card that can work with this,
and it is Cecillbill's "signature" card, Phal
Eega. Once Phal dies, use Dark Reversal to get
it back to your hand, play Phal and get Dark
Cost: Short and
sweet... 2 + Shield Trigger = a.w.e.s.o.m.e.
Seriously, this card is so overlooked that it
isn't funny (stop laughing, it is a figure of
speech, people) I personally am thinking about
putting this into a certain deck that I may be
running a Continentals.
Effect: Well I pretty
much explained it. Return a creature for it's
price is well, priceless (and it is if it is in
your shields). I've already told you a combo,
can you think of some more. There probably is
some out there just waiting for you to find
them. So start looking, maybe it will lead you
on your way to victory.
Certain decks can benefit from it greatly. Want
to reuse Merfolk, go ahead. What about Corile,
knock yourself out. Just so cool isn't it.
Limited: 3/5 You know
with all the fatties, you could reuse them if
they get Pitted. But there can be other choices
out there. So make good decisions.
*must stop with 3's*
Well, that is
all.. Sorry for such a brief review and
hopefully I can find time to write an article
since I am due one.
everyone good luck this weekend at tourneys.
(When this spell is put into your hand from
your shield zone, you may cast it
immediately for no cost.)
Return a creature from your graveyard to
The cost is well worth the effect. Need that
Crystal Paladin that got Pit? Opponent has
no blockers and Pyrofighter is staring you
in the eyes from the graveyard?
Grabbing a creature from your graveyard into
your hand helps, especially because there is
no 'Monster Reborn' type Duel Masters card
that can ressurect your cards to the field
from the grave. I would like Dark Reversal
better if it had a body though.
There are so many useful things you can grab
with this, like Rothus, Bone Spider, Aqua
Hulcus, BAT, etc that you can grab with
Terror Pit, Death Smoke, Meteosaur, other
destruction running around seem like a waste
when you use 2 mana to bring it back with
this. Though things like Corile, bouncing,
Natural Snare, etc won't be wasted by this
Well, this is
gonna be a short review as it is almost time for
school. Dark reversal is pretty much crap to me...
Whoopee, get a creature back. If you want revival,
use jack viper. I don't really like shield triggers
that are not offensive(even though I do use a few).
There are better two drops from darkness like squito
or 2 marrow ooze. I hope you don't have to use this
by turn 2 though............ I really don't have
much to say about this card...........
Constructed: 2/5 Use viper............
Limited: 3/5 Unless you pull something you REALLY
want to revive, it doesn't really matter.
I promise the next review will be
Ah yes, some
old-school goodness. This card saw a good
amount of play during the base set, then sorta
dropped of the map after a while. Lately,
though, I've been seeing more of it. I'm not
sure being schooled now by the old school card
is such a good thing...
Card Type: Spell
• Shield Trigger
one creature from your graveyard and add it to
Mana Generated: 1
Let's discuss this for a spell. I'll tell you
now, it's a nice card.
Civilization: This is a
darkness card. Many darkness creatures kill
themselves, or kill other creatures by their own
effect, so it stands to reason that they would
have a spell to revive them. That's a relief.
Cost: Two mana is cheap. Dang
cheap. Oh, and being a shield trigger, it might
even be free. For what you could get with this,
two whole mana is more than reasonabe.
Abilities: First, it can be a
shield trigger. As a bonus, using this as a
shield trigger won't cost you the hand advantage
it normally would, since the next effect gives a
card to your hand anyway...
Thuswise, on to this ability. YOu are allowed
to return any one creature from your graveyard
to your hand. The only time you won't want to
use this ability is when you know your opponent
is about to waste your hand, and you can't use
the creature in time. That, and when there are
no creatures in the graveyard. But that's a
gimme. You guys all knew that, I'm sure...
Constructed overview: Let's
look over this overlooked card. This card can
be dang helpful last game. You can fetch a
Corile out of your graveyard to further annoy
your opponent. You can fetch a speed attacker
as an evil little surprise. You can take back
that Crystal Paladin to send your opponent's
blockers back to square one. I could go on
forever, like the energizer bunny, but that
would drive so many people crazy that I'd be
beaten to death. "Simple battery", the crime
report would say. *Prepares to die for that
one* Anyway, it's a nice card. Try it in a
deck with some dark, you might like it. 4/5
Limited overview: Eh, it's not
as good here, since there aren't as many good
targets, but it's still useable. DId your
opponent Death Smoke that fattie you pulled, or
that Snubz Kin that was protecting you? Take
the card back and let the fun begin again! 4
THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW...
doing a little contest at the moment. Look at
the underlined part of my review (not the next
time line, but something else), and tell me what
that line is from, or where I got it from.
Today, I told you to figure out next weeks
theme, by looking at this weeks. The first
person to e-mail me five times with the correct
answers will win a copy of the card we reviewed
that day, plus a little... Bonus.
Nobody got to
me with Monday's question, but it's still open
for entry. As for today's hidden underlined
comment, there's a name hidden in this report,
denoting a Team Galactic Quest member who has
used this card for as long as I remembered.
It's well hidden though, good luck finding it.
To win, you have to tell me where in the report
I hid it/how I hid it. Otherwise, you might
Next time in the review: Dis' card doesn't
like the grave!