March 28, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Gozen Match is this week’s Throwback Thursday and has found itself as a solid card in the Side Deck and in many decks, the Main Deck.
One Attribute per duelist, and one only. Everyone else has to evacuate the field. Sending monsters doesn’t activate destruction effects, which will cripple a board leaning on effects like that. Many decks run one Attribute like Salamangreat, Dark Magician, Trickstar, etc., but this card does hurt decks that may go into various Attributes within their Extra Deck through spamming the field. Synchro decks that splash the field also run several Attributes to make their big plays happen, and this can slow their progression.
A Side Deck card for sure for many.
Art-2/5- Six Samurai are hurt by this…so why have them pictured if only for the name being of Samurai vibe.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week leads us to a card that is useful in many decks that use only one Attribute, which includes the FIRE based Salamangreat, and that card is Gozen Match.
Gozen Match is a Continuous Trap that only lets each play control 1 Attribute of monster and they send all other monsters with a different Attribute to the graveyard. Now some archetypes are centered around one Attribute while others, like Altergeist from last week, fall to this card cause they have so many varying Attributes. It can prevent your opponent from going into the Extra Deck as well if say they control two LIGHT Monsters and they want to give them up for a DARK Monster in the Extra Deck, well they can’t because Gozen Match won’t let them, even if the LIGHT Monsters won’t be on the field when the DARK Monster would be, that’s how it is ruled I believe. Gozen Match is a great card for the main or side deck of various different decks that only play monsters of one specific Attribute, especially when there are relevant decks with various Attributes like say Altergeist again or Sky Strikers.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4.25/5 Who would win between Enishi and Grandmaster?
I do enjoy when Throwback Thursday grants us the opportunity to review a card we haven’t done before. Gozen Match, at a glance, is incredibly simple. This is a Continuous Trap that prevents both players from controlling more than one Attribute of Monster at a time. This can be rather good, in Main Deck (as well as in the Side) but the main thing is such: Not ALL Decks/Themes are centered around one Attribute.
Just last week we looked at Altergeist. This probably wouldn’t do much against said Deck as their Monsters fit many of the different attributes. It certainly is powerful to send any Monsters your opponent controls that aren’t of the same Attribute (whatever it may be at the time) straight to the Graveyard, but that likely just speeds up whatever combo/big play/Summon they’re going for.
You definitely are going to want to know what you’re playing against before deciding to Main this card, but I still see this as phenomenal, maybe even staple in a Side board. Sometimes it can really be something to help you, other times it’ll just sit there clogging your Hand as dead weight. But the benefit (to me) outweighs it sitting in the Side board.
Art: 6/5? Six Samurai battle royale! Okay, so like 3.5/5, fun, but nothing particularly interesting here.
Gozen Match for Throwback Thursday, I am all for it. It’s just a Continuous Trap Card that says each player can only have one Attribute on their field. All other Attributes must be sent to the grave. It is really fun to use this against someone’s Scapegoat and watch as they realize they don’t actually play an Earth Deck. This is a Side Deck card for sure since it doesn’t kill every deck, and it does absolutely nothing to some other decks. As such, it’s free and easy to use. Gozen Match looks cool too. Own 3 forever.
Score: 4/5 Art: 4.5/5
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