Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - MP1-015
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 1.07.03
Dark Piercing Light
One of the Supers in MP1. Quite playable as you would
know exactly what your opponent have down there so you
can decide whether you want to get rid of them or
attack them. However, your opponent still gets the
flip effects, which makes it less playable. Another
similar card which is a LOT better, IMO, is Ceasefire
from PSV. A quite underrated card (Ceasefire, not Dark
Piercing Light) that you should definitely check out.
Overall, DPL is not that useful. You want to keep your
deck as close to 40 cards as you possibly can and I
don't think it's worth it to put this card as it takes
up a precious space. If you want to play with it, just
stick with Ceasefire...
Dark-Piercing Light --
Introduction: Can i get a collar with that?
Flip all of your opponent's face-down Monster Cards on
the field face-up.
The Effect of the monsters will activate at this time.
Analysis: Today we continue the McDonald trend by
looking at Dark-Percing
Light. This card is pretty much a slim down version
of Swords of Revealing Light. This just flips all of
your opponent's monster
face up. This can be good, since you will actually be
knowing what your attacking into, maybe for strategy?
But like Swords, your
opponent gains any effect, which can be bad.
Also, it's only your opponent, so you cannot do it to
yourself to gain that
quick 1 turn flip effect. So it has really bad points
Rating: Not good magic overall. Ceasfire is way better
than this card. It
does damage to the monsters, and doesn't allow any of
the effects to happen. Really poor version of Swords
of Revealing Light. It
gets a 2.3.
Conclusion: Other cards make this card bad.
Wednesday - Dark Piercing
Today we look at dark piercing light. The effect is
similar to SORL without the stall effect. It flips all
the opponent's monsters face up, but it does not
negate the effects.
We look at another McDonald's promos. Since the flip
effects (if any) are activated, this card is not all
that great. However, there are some benefits. Being
able to see all the monsters lets you easily decide in
what order you want to attack the opponent's monster,
since you can easily compare the attack strength of
your monsters with the defense of the opponent. I dont
think it is worth the space in your deck though.
Ceasefire is a much better card, but I guess that's
1.6/5. Not really all that useful like pretty much
every card in the MD promo set.
Wednesday - Dark Piercing Light
This can be a fun card. It also has quite a few
uses. You acn take the element of surprise away from
your opponent. You can also ruin and tricks he would
have with flip effects.
There are also a lot of times during game play that
your opponent is just throwing face down monsters into
play to buy himself some time. This let's you see if
they are just stalling or leading you into a trap.
This is probably one of the more interesting and
useful cards out of the McDonald's promo set.
Wednesday - Dark Piercing
take a look at another one of the Super Rares that has
recently been released in the MP1 set.
You know that side
effect that Swords of Revealing Light has that doesn't
get much attention paid to it? Well, when you take
away the part that says 'your opponent's Monsters
can't attack for three turns', you get Dark Piercing
So yes, it's a below
average card in my book. Why play it when you can just
use a Swords of Revealing Light or even better,
Ceasefire. Sure they are both restricted, but you
wouldn't need more than two cards that flip your
opponent's Monsters over anyway.
_If_ Dark Piercing
Light had the added effect that 'all Monsters with
flip effects would have their effects negated', it
would of been a pretty good side deck choice. But what
do you expect from a set that's distributed at a Fast
Does Dark Piercing
Light give you any advantage whatsoever? Not really.
Maybe if you and your opponent both had 1000 LP
remaining while you had a solo Hayabusa Knight vs. his
face down solo Giant Soldier of Stone. But that may
never happen to you.
Besides that fictional
settting, the only time that it will give you a real
advantage is if your opponent has a face down
Man-Eater Bug while you have nothing on the field. You
could play Dark Peircing Light causing his M-EB to
destroy himself, allowing you to play your Monster
from your hand safely.
Wait, aren't there three
cards that can do this already? When I see this
card, I think of Swords of Revealing Light, Light of
Intervention, and (a personal favorite) Ceasefire.
This card, on its own, isn't very good. It just
gives your opponent an early excuse to activate Flip
effects. Actually, maybe it's not that bad. You
can see your opponent's strategy (albeit a little
too late), and you can avoid hitting a Wall of
Illusion or something, but that's about it.
I would rather use Ceasefire than this guy, because
at least that does damage :/. As I said
for Millennium Shield, keep it in tradeable