Pot of Duality – #DREV-EN062
Excavate the top 3 cards of your Deck, add 1 of them to your hand, also, after that, shuffle the rest back into your Deck. You can only activate 1 “Pot of Duality” per turn. You cannot Special Summon during the turn you activate this card.
Date Reviewed: March 11th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Pot of Duality is our Throwback Thursday choice this week and one of the most expensive cards before rarities expanded, as well as a game-changing set: Duelist Revolution.
Still a great card used in countless decks, excavate top 3 cards from your deck and add one, shuffle back the rest, a 1-for-1 that gives you a choice from three potential cards, what’s not to like? The only bad things about Duality are that they prevent you from Special Summoning that turn, so there’s no end-around for that, and that your opponent can see what you choose and what you are playing (if played turn one). Despite those negatives, this card is great in many decks. It is a staple in anti-meta and decks that do little Special Summoning. In draw decks like Exodia or control decks it is a must, and even in decks that Special Summon a lot it is still played because it is that good. The best time for a Duality I’d argue would be after you’ve set up your board and have decent control of the game, that way you can sacrifice a turn of no Special Summons and get some more card advantage. The only reason not to play Duality really is if you can’t afford other better draw options.
Duality is an easy card to play and too beneficial not to play.
Until Next Time
Earlier we looked at Pot of Prosperity for excavating cards to get what you need, now we look at the original card to do such: Pot of Duality.
PoD is a Normal Spell that lets you excavate the top 3 cards of your Deck for you to add one of the revealed cards to hand while the others are shuffled into the Deck. In return, you cannot Special Summon the turn you activate this card. No cost for excavating and getting what you want is nice, though it doesn’t give the option to excavate 6 like Pot of Prosperity. The lock from Special Summoning can be annoying, but just play a Deck that doesn’t Special Summon and that restriction is irrelevant. It’s an easy to use card with no cost, so you don’t have to worry about your Extra Deck cards. You can only activate one of these a turn, one of the earlier hard once per turns, and once again is fair here. You’re more limited to where you can play Pot of Duality since it turns off Special Summons, the game sped up to where this isn’t a staple anymore in every Deck, but the Decks that can still use this would like to double their chances to find the cards they need with this and Prosperity.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 3/5 Yet another two-faced Pot, we got Generosity again, this time with the classic Pot of Greed.
Throwback Thursday, appropriately, gives us Pot of Duality. Better, more effective, and just a more well rounded card than PoP, Duality lets you Excavate 3 cards from your Deck. You add 1 of your choice to your Hand and shuffle the others back into your Deck. Nice honest 1-for-1 here that won’t often break a game open. You can’t Special Summon for the Turn you use this, but that’s not a huge issue. Aggravating, sure, but maybe you’re using a Theme that doesn’t do much or any Special Summons. Maybe you’ve got enough on the board for the win and you’re just looking for the card for the killing blow. Much less restrictive than PoP and can much more easily be used to finish a game, if necessary or applicable.
Art: 3/5 Honestly, not a big fan of this either, but I do like seeing the original Pot of Greed as one of the faces
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