Pot of Prosperity – #BVLO-EN065
Date Reviewed: December 30, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Pot of Prosperity would’ve been #1 had it not been for the obvious choice for top card of 2021, we all know what it is, you’ll see it tomorrow if you don’t know.
Banish 3 or 6 cards from the Extra Deck, face-down, excavate off the top of your deck cards equal to the number banished, then add one of the excavated cards to your hand and put the rest on the bottom of the deck in any order. When you play cards like this you don’t care too much about your Extra Deck, and if you are playing Pendulums then your Extra Deck will likely be stacked with other monsters to use for Prosperity. Prosperity is a 1-for-1 if you don’t care about the cost, and the only downside to the excavation is if you excavate a bunch of great cards that will now be on the bottom of the deck until you go searching again.
Now, onto the restrictions: Can’t draw via card effects the turn you play Prosperity, opponent damaged is halved for the turn, one Prosperity per turn. You can’t play Prosperity after playing draw cards, so it is all or nothing the turn you play it. The halve damage can be balanced if you are doing this early on, and the restriction of one per turn is fine.
Prosperity, like other “Pot of” cards, is meant to get you advantage and have restrictions to make the advantage balanced to your opponent. Halve damage protects them from a blowout turn and the draw restriction prevents you from playing anything else to draw, however you can still search for cards.
Bottom line: If you don’t care about your Extra Deck, or can sacrifice some cards to get an extra card, you should play this card. It is good that the excavated cards go back to the bottom of the deck, otherwise things like Adamancipators and decks that love to fill the graveyard would love this card.
Until Next Time
We are coming towards the end and we’ve hit the saving grace of Blazing Vortex and what looked to end up being the best card of the year until we hit Burst of Destiny, anyways here’s Pot of Prosperity.
PoP is a Normal Spell that lets you banish 3 or 6 cards of your choice from your Extra Deck, face-down, for the rest of the turn after this card resolves your opponent will only take halved damage, then you can excavate the top cards of your Deck equal to the number of banished cards to add one of the excavated cards to your hand while the rest go to the bottom of the Deck in any order you wish. Nice way to dig through your Deck to get to a card that can help you out. Six cards is a lot to dig through, but sometimes three can be enough as we’ve seen sometimes off Pot of Duality, only this doesn’t lock your Special Summons from you. You likely shouldn’t need your entire Extra Deck in a Duel, so the cost here shouldn’t be that bad unless you banish something you end up needing. You do have a hard once per turn on here, which is fair, and you’re also locked from drawing cards with effects the turn you activate this card, similar to Pot of Extravagance and yet we still play that. Prosperity is one of the better Pots in the game since the cost isn’t that bad and it can get you a good chance at getting a card you need.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 3/5 It’s a pot, dunno what else to expect.
My #2: Crossout Designator
#2 our runner-up is Pot of Prosperity, a Normal Magic you’re all familiar with, and just cause I haven’t been the biggest fan of this card doesn’t make it not good…but anyway…
PoP similar to another Pot card, while still being different enough to do its own thing. Removing 3 or 6 cards of your choosing face down from your Extra Deck let’s you excavate the same number of cards from your Deck. One card of your choice is added to your Hand, while the remaining 2 or 5 cards return to the bottom of your Deck. I’ve just felt that this is too much to give for too little in return, but these Pot cards are all about Drawing, and Drawing makes the (Yugioh) world go ’round.
So…a free choice of a card by removing 3 or 6 cards. Surely better earlier in the game, but as I’ve said with other Pot cards, I don’t like face down removal. Further making matters worse, your opponent takes half Damage after resolution of this card (so if it doesn’t resolve, no worries on that) but it’s ALL Damage. Not just Battle, and I don’t like that much either.
Oh, and you can’t Draw cards via effect for the rest of the Turn either. Sure, that can be played around, but you’re giving up a lot and really hindering yourself, even just for a Turn, for a single card. Yes, sometimes a game can be won or lost on a card, but there’s so much random luck (or the lack there of) for my taste here. Despite being #2 here, I still feel this card is very situational, and not for everyone. But I won’t crap on it unnecessarily.
Art: 2.5/5 There’s a lot of Pots, and a lot of arts, and while PotF(orbidden) I think has some of the creepiest art, this one still strikes me as lazy.
We’re in the home stretch! Our runner up for the top card of 2021 is Pot of Prosperity, introduced in Blazing Vortex as a normal spell. Yet another member of the Pot family, Pot of Prosperity allows you to banish 3 or 6 cards from your extra deck face-down and excavate the same number of cards from the top of your deck, adding one of them and placing the rest on the bottom of your deck in any order. As a drawback, you can’t draw cards by card effects the same turn you activate Prosperity, your opponent takes halved damage for the rest of the turn, and you can only activate Prosperity once per turn. Being able to choose which cards to banish already make it a lot safer than Pot of Extravagance, and even though it’s a +0 compared to Extravagance’s +1, the odds of getting a card you need are much higher since you’re essentially drawing 6 cards and placing 5 back in the deck. You’ll usually be using Prosperity on turn 1 to dig for combo starters or tech cards, so the damage reduction doesn’t matter too much there. If you activate Prosperity after turn 1, you’re probably in a dangerous situation where you can’t OTK anyway, so it’s better to be safe and look for tech cards. Not being able to draw cards is a bit of a bummer but understandable. Overall, Prosperity is an incredibly powerful search card and likely one of the strongest pots in terms of general use, so it’s no wonder it gets to be the second best card of 2021.
Art: 3/5 Pot arts are always pretty funky, and this one’s no exception.
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