Pot of the Forbidden
FLIP: You can activate 1 of these effects;
● Draw 2 cards.
● Return all Spell and Trap Cards on the field to the hand.
● Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.
● Look at your opponent’s hand, also shuffle 1 card from their hand into the Deck.
You can only use this effect of “Pot of The Forbidden” once per turn.
March 12th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
This week has all been Throwbacks, but for Throwback Thursday, I chose Pot of the Forbidden. Never reviewed, and I’ve wanted to do this for a while (I honestly don’t know why) but this is a Level 9, Earth/Rock, Flip Monster with 2000 attack and 3000 defense. When Flipped, Pot of the Forbidden gives you the option of choosing one of four attached effects.
You get Pot of Greed which lets you Draw 2 cards
This card has much versatility. It’s honestly GREAT for Rock. The Flip is fitting there, the variety of the effects (while can be easier to pull off with other cards, hence the cited examples) but you still get a 2000/3000 body here, which is useful in itself. The mystery here is this card (as most are) is only going to help you as long as you keep it on the Field.
If you pull any effect off here, and can combo other effects from this card with other cards, say in the same turn, this makes this thing a lot more powerful. It’s a Flip card that while not combo dependent, is better in combination with more cards. This certainly is a more Fun card (could be an interesting Tech piece I suppose) but I still love it in Rocks.
Rating: I give this a 4.5/5 in Rocks and a 2/5 elsewhere for a 3.25/5 average
Art: 4/5 The Pot is looking rather menacing, no? I wouldn’t want to mess with that mouth, and the evil eye is intimidating too.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Pot of the Forbidden is our Throwback Thursday choice this week.
Powerful card, but playable not so much. Level 9 flip monster isn’t something that screams splashable or playable. If you somehow get it to the field and get that flip effect, you have an astonishing 4 choices. Depending on the situation, any may be applicable, however “Draw 2 cards” will always be on the table. In a top-deck war, shuffling a card back would be best. Against Altergeist or a backrow strategy deck like Sky Strikers, using the Giant Trunade effect would work. Clearing the board of monsters for an attack would be great, even if this monster only has 2000ATK (you’d use this effect first, then swarm the field if all went through). There are some cheesy combos with monsters that can make this more consistent. The “Jar Out” strategy can work with this as long as you can get it to the field (Reasoning, Monster Gate, Monster Reborn, etc.). Prediction Princess may be a spot for something cheeky like this as well with its flip-based strategy and this would suffice for a Ritual Summon cost.
Advanced-3/5 Art-4/5- That is horrifying
Until Next Time
Like banned cards, well here we can technically review 3 at once (since Raigeki is legal now, it wasn’t in the OCG when this was printed). Here’s Pot of the Forbidden.
Pot of the Forbidden is a Level 9 EARTH Rock FLIP monster with 2000 ATK and 3000 DEF. Low ATK on a Level 9, but a very good DEF stat always. Rock and EARTH always go well together, and it can be common on these FLIP monsters. For its FLIP effect, it’s a hard once per turn because I mean… it’s the effects of some of the most powerful cards in the game, and I’ll go over them once each.
This is a great card to see how where you put effects matters. On genetically usable Spells, you get some of the most powerful cards in the game which most would stay banned for years unless they’re errata’d. On here, while it is still powerful, you’d probably need to build a Deck around it (Prediction Princesses) to get use out of it. In any other Deck that can’t take advantage of its monster qualities, it just makes that Deck much worse with a big brick considering we don’t like Tribute Summoning much anymore and setting monsters isn’t the best thing to do. It’s a good card, but only in the right home.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 It’s a sick looking Pot, not anything generic looking. Plus the creepy face is a great bonus.
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