1 Level 1 monster
When an opponent’s monster declares an attack: You can Tribute this card; change that opponent’s monster’s ATK to 0, until the end of this turn. If this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 Level 1 monster; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of “Linkuriboh” once per turn.
July 16th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Linkuriboh isn’t too far back of a Throwback, but it is our choice for Thursday.
Token-friendly, this little guy needs just a Level 1 monster for its Link Summon, hence the token-friendly. Pop to drop a monster to 0, just like monsters within its namesake archetype. If you get another Level 1 monsters you can pull your Linkuriboh out of the grave to protect you once more. This effect likely made certain that Linkuriboh’s first effect wouldn’t be a quick effect, otherwise you could use Linkuriboh offensively as well. This monster is a staple in decks that use tokens or have monsters that are Level 1 like so many Tuners are. It is a responsive protection monster that can stop an attack for the turn.
Doesn’t take up space in the Main Deck, can cycle its effects, low cost to get to it: a great card.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week has us looking at an early Link we haven’t reviewed to my memory, though one I wrote one of my earliest articles about: Linkuriboh.
Linkuriboh is a Link-1 DARK Cyberse with 300 ATK and a downward arrow. Low ATK as expected, good Type and Attribute, good arrow. Its summoning requirement is any Level 1 Monster, meaning you can use Tokens here unlike Relinquished Anima a few weeks ago. Its first effect when the opponent’s monster declares an attack lets you tribute this card to make the attacking monster’s ATK 0 for the turn. Good way to stop an opponent’s attack without having to draw into the card to do so. The downside is that this isn’t able to be used in Damage Step since it must be used on attack declaration, meaning it would cause a replay to occur and the opponent won’t just crash their monster into your bigger ones. The second effect is a Quick Effect to revive itself from grave by tributing a Level 1 monster you control, basically making sure you really only need to play 1 of this, but multiples are options for that ATK reduction and in the case this is banished. It’s nice for cards to revive themselves, and better when they don’t get banished on their own afterwards. The revival is a hard once per turn, but that’s fine and I’m glad they didn’t put it on the ATK reduction since it wasn’t too powerful to warrant that. Linkuriboh is still one of the better generic Link-1s we have, and easy to summon in a Deck that produces any Level 1 like a Token or their own monster. Worth having if you’re producing said Level 1s.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5
Art: 5/5 Kuribohs are typically cute and this isn’t an exception.
This is a week where Throwback Thursday treats us to an unreviewed care in Linkuriboh. Link 1, Dark/Cyberese, 300 attack (familiar much?) with a lone arrow pointing directly down requiring 1 Level 1 Monster for a Link Summon.
Two effects here. Both simple but goodies. Tributing this card when your opponent attacks reduces its attack to 0 for the rest of the turn. Good for offensive and defensive use, it’s a neat trick attached to this card.
A quick effect lets you Tribute a Level 1 Monster to Special Summon itself from your Graveyard. Easy enough to cycle around. Neither truck is game breaking exactly, but they’re both simple and useful. Good little card.
Art: 3.5/5 While I don’t dislike this, it strikes me as rather bland overall. Too much suit and not enough cute. I love the background through. But swirls like that might make one thing this should be Fusion related.
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