October 24, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Monster Reborn is our Throwback Thursday choice and may be one of the shortest reviews I’ll do.
Play it…end review.
Joking. Seriously though, if you Special Summon in your deck, if you use a grave at all. Hell, even if you don’t, play this card. ANY monster in EITHER graveyard. Synchro, Fusion, Xyz, Link, they are all open for the taking. Link monsters will open up zones for more Extra Deck summons. Summon big boss monsters that were destroyed to push for game or gain advantage. Get back a piece you lost earlier, or get a body on your board. Monster Reborn is a card that will always see play. It is iconic, it is easy to use, understand, and can swing a game even decades later in your favor.
Advanced-5/5 Art-5/5- nostalgic
Until Next Time
If we were dedicating three weeks for the promos, then the Throwback Thursdays would of been the God Cards, but since there’s really only enough for two weeks, we’ll look at the reprinted Spells, starting with Monster Reborn.
Monster Reborn is a Normal Spell that targets a monster in either graveyard and Special Summons it. It’s still my favorite card to this very day due to how versatile it is. It can be a combo extender, a board builder, or a game ender. Need another monster to help summon a Link with a high Link Rating, a high Level Synchro, or an Xyz? Use Monster Reborn. Need a monster with a negation effect to add on to your other monsters with negation effects? Use Monster Reborn. Need the final killshot to go for game? Use Monster Reborn. It has so many uses, especially since it revives literally anything that has been summoned properly and can be Special Summoned. It doesn’t get back Pendulums in the Extra Deck, but those are easy to get back out anyways. Last time we looked at Monster Reborn, it was banned and I personally thought it could come back, now here we are two years later from that review and Monster Reborn is once again legal at one. It’s a great one-of for many decks to have, more balanced than Soul Charge, but still a card with basically no downside as long as something is in the graveyard.
Advanced Rating: 5/5
Art: 5/5 It’s always going to look cool, and I can appreciate now that the TCG now has the artwork that the OCG has had for years now.
Reborn the Monster! I honestly see this almost as useless as our review of Pot of Greed (link here) from 2015.
But this isn’t quite as pointless as that was, and this can be short and fun, cause obviously nobody is going to learn anything from this card. Monster Reborn had been Banned, currently legal at 1, and I get it. There’s more ways than ever to revive Monsters from the Graveyard, this would arguably be the best. Given its any Monster, from either Graveyard.
It’s cost free, it’s permanent, and I don’t see why (except in some odd Decks out there) run the 1 copy you’re allowed. This card easily remains one of the best in the game today, and ever long. It’s rare how one card can be a power card, a finisher, a combo card for literally about any purpose you happen to need…one of the most abused cards of all time.
Art: 5/5 I’ve never been entirely sure what the symbol is supposed to represent, as if it’s supposed to be a symbol of rebirth or revival, but the great blue background is fun. It’s iconic
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