Thursday: Emergency Provisions
Rated For: Mirage of Nightmare Abuse, Final
Countdown, General Stall
This is one of those cards thatís interesting and
neat to behold, but is rather hard to fit into a
Remember, itís a quickplay meaning that itís
chainable to all sorts of spells, and can even work
with cards like Mirage of Nightmare! In fact, itís
probably the reason Mirage of Nightmare hasnít been
unrestricted, seeing as how you could abuse both
effects quite easily. However, that still doesnít
mean the card is playable.
The main problem with this card is
that youíre switching card advantage for life point
advantage. While there are several situations where
Emergency Provisions might work well (i.e, you got
Heavy Stormed so you chain and dump everything that
was going to die anyways), itís generally not a good
idea to ďsend cards to the graveyardĒ voluntarily.
It gets a few points for being advantageous here and
there, but come on now, would you dump your whole
hand for 6000 life points?
Best Draw for the Situation:
The problem with cost effect
cards is that, if youíre losing, you often wonít
have the resources in play to effectively use them.
If youíre winning, you can afford to squander card
advantage, but eventually that will make you lose!
And if youíre losing you often wonít have the resourÖÖ
creating a vicious cycle. Thus, you really never
want to draw this card, unless youíre abusing Mirage
of Nightmare, but itís still restricted. Tough
I really wanted to like this card. I
really did! But even post-ban Yu-Gi-Oh is simply
not a game where you can dump field cards to the
graveyard voluntarily. Doing so is suicide,
unless youíre chaining it to mass spell/trap
removal. But thereís only one Heavy Storm in the
game! The chances are highly unlikely that youíll
get good usage out of this highly
You can always depend on it to get
1000 life points if thatís your thing. It chains to
anything. What this means is, if for some bizarre
reason you need a card thatíll GUARANTEE you 1-2000
life points, this is it.
The Bottom Line:
I really wanted to like this card;
itís right on the fringe of being very playable in
some weird type of deck. Too bad.
A BAD Score: 14/40= 35/100
Cards it functions well with: Mirage of Nightmare,
Gravity Bind, A Legendary Ocean, basically any