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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Tribute to the Doomed

Magic - Discard 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard to destroy 1 monster card on the field (regardless of position).


Card Number - MRD-057
Average Rating -  4.33 (based on 5 reviews).

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating
Translation from Scrye

Date Reviewed - June 21, 2002


Well we continue the week with...

Tribute to the Doomed:

Casual Play: 4
Tourney Play: 3.6
Overall Play: 3.8

Could it be the next fissure?
Removes any monster.

Waste of Space?
Discarding a card from your hand.

RFP: Well, Metal raiders brings a lot of interesting cards, and this is 
definitly one of them. There is really only one purpose for this card. The 
purpose of this card is monster removal. MRD does that very nicely with 
cards such as mirror force, dream clown(my fav card from MRD), and share the 
pain. Also this card can discard monsters in reverse defense mode too, which 
is a nice bonus if I do say so myself. And I ask this question? Could this 
card replace fissure? Or is the con for this card to cost worthy for it to 
be used? I personally think so, but only time will tell.

RFC: Well in MRD there are so many good cards that I don't know if fissure 
will see as much play as when it was first introduced. I mean there are so 
many good cards in MRD, and there are a heck of a lot more mon removal 
cards. So I don't know if space will be a factor when or IF you decide to 
put this card in your deck. The only real draw power to this card is the 
that you need to discard a card from your hand to use it. That is the only 
thing fissure has over this card. So which one will you play fissure?

Combos: Monster removal + Tribute to the doomed= clear field for direct 
damage unless they have a mirror force.

Thats really about it, I mean this cards only purpose is monster removal. So 
I mean yea have fun with this card, it definitely will see some play. Other 
then that good luck and happy dueling.....


Friday - Tribute to the Doomed

Another good card from Metal Raiders, TttD reads: Discard 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard to destroy 1 monster card on the field (regardless of position).

Personally, I still to some extent prefer Fissure for the fact that I'm losing card advantage with Tribute to the Doomed. Most of the time during the middle of a Yu-Gi-Oh! game you will be holding 1-3 cards in your hand, so TttD will usually kill off half or more of your hand just for a monster kill.

At times when your opponent has a huge threat on the board, you will not hesitate to play TttD. The fact is though, Fissure could have done the job just as easily without any drawback. You could say "Well, what if they had more face up monsters on the field? Then your Fissure wouldn't have been as useful", which is very true. They are both great cards, but during duels you will be wishing you had one over the other.

Another great aspect of TttD is that it can also target monsters that are face down, which makes it a very good card versus stall type decks and the like.

The versatility that TttD has, makes it a very playable, tournament worthy card.

Rating: 3.9/5


Fri- Tribute to the Doomed

Tribute to the Doomed is the upgraded Fissure. You get to choose the monster that dies, but now you have a “drawback” – discard one card from your hand. Peh. Ya know, discarding cards, is NOT all that bad. Why, it enables you to use your Monster Reborn sooner… and such. Although, there are problems with Tribute to the Doomed. Lord of D. will prevent it against Dragons, unlike Fissure’s non-targeting abilities. Also, with the new decks that are available, general beatdowns are the only deck to use this extensively (and by that I mean three per deck. Others will only need two. =P).

Rating: 4.7/5 – Hey, the drawback is minimal and you can target it. W00T!


Come to think of it, I should have given Barrel Dragon a higher score, like around 4.  This is because of the rating I am about to give...
Overall/Casual/Tournament Score: 4.5
What happens when you take Fissure and IV it some steroids?  You get Tribute to the Doomed.  At the relatively inexpensive cost of discarding one card from your hand (provided you can afford it), you can choose which monster you want to nuke.  That Fissure destroying a face-up Man-Eater Bug instead of a BEWD?  Use this, and take out the rawr d00d.  Afraid of a face-down monster?  TotD it before it can use its (possible) flip effect.
And, if you discard a monster, you can just bring it back into play with Monster Reborn!  Yet another useful discard/revive combo.
The only time I could see a problem with using this card is if your hand is severely limited (due to it being late in the game, or if your opponent is using Robbin' Goblin), but that's the risk you take.  If you want to, you can go back to Fissure, and let the card decide your target for you.  It's your choice, really.
Tribute to the Doomed + Monster Reborn = Either revive the monster card you discarded from your hand (if you chose to), or the monster you just destroyed!  Destroy an opposing monster and get a monster for free!  That's a 2 monster shift!
Robbin' Goblin: If you don't have a card to discard, you can't use this.  Robbin' Goblin will destroy your hand, especially if your opponent can get multiple ones out.
Magic Jammer: =/
Casual/Tournament Play:
A definite addition to any deck.  If you use Fissure, I would suggest replacing your Fissures with at least two of these guys.  If you don't use Fissure, use this card anyways.  Use 3 if you want to, if you have enough draw power to keep a constant "large" hand.
NEXT COTD: Our second week of Metal Raiders is led by a card sure to pop up in many decks, Cannon Soldier.  See why Japanese players love this guy.


Whoo, we finish out a great week of cards with another great one - Tribute to the Doomed. Basically, it's a Fissure that makes you discard a card, but allows you to destroy any monster of your opponent's on the field - face up or face down! That is simply amazing in so many ways. You probably should play one.

An annoying Dark Elf stopping your La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp from wreaking havoc? Not anymore. Think that face down card is a pesky Man-Eater Bug? Kill it without the flip effect. It's so versatile it's amazing. However, it comes with a cost. A pretty meager cost, but discarding a card from your hand can hurt you.

It can be countered with Magic Jammer, but probably won't, seeing as there are many more important cards to counter. Usually the opponent never gets more than one monster on the field, so this will often give you direct damage. Or, if you have no monsters on the field, or weak ones, this will buy you some time.

So many viable options with this card, oh so little time. Again, watch out for the cost and Magic Jammer, but that's about it for the drawbacks. It's not restricted, I'm somewhat sure, so you'll be sure to get a few when you're dueling.

Rating - 4.75 It's not unbeatable or all-powerful, but playing three of them is probably your best choice.

Trunks the Swordsman  



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