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

Abare Ushioni

Toss a coin and call it. If you call it right, inflict 1000 points of damage to your opponent's Life Points. If you call it wrong, you take 1000 points of damage. You can only use this effect once per turn, during your Main Phase.

Type - BeastWarrior/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN026

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.6
Advanced: 2.1

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

Date Reviewed - 04.18.05

ExMinion OfDarkness

Abare Ushioni


Welcome to another Burn week!  We'll be looking at 4 burning cards from FET, and one old burn card that's suprisingly never been reviewed.


Today's card is a hit-or-miss card with some lackluster stats and a risky effect.


The good:  His Beast-Warrior type lets him gain trample from Enraged Battle Ox.


The bad:  1200/1200 usually doesn't last on the field that long...that, and if this is in ATK mode, they kamikaze the Pyramid Turtle and bring out Vampire Lord or Ryu Kokki.


The ugly:  Since you don't know if his effect will do damage to you for sure, you can't chain Barrel Behind the Door to it.  The best thing you can do is use Second Coin Toss.


He is a good burn monster for FET, and could potentially be devastating in Limited play, where someone might not be able to deal with that damage.  However, there are better cards that do 1,000 damage per turn that can be played in a Burn/Stall -- Stealth Bird, Lava Golem, and Wave-Motion Cannon all come to mind.  (Note of the day:  3x Wave-Motion Cannon is usually a great play AGAINST a Burn deck -- the Burn deck typically won't use Heavy Storm, so it will be incredibly hard for them to get rid of one, let alone multiples...and remember, WMC is a Continuous so just like our friend Abare Ushioni, you can't chain Barrel Behind the Door to that either.)


Traditional:  1/5

Advanced:  2/5

Limited:  3/5


Tranorix Abare Ushioni

Realizing that I hadn’t picked a week of Card of the Day since Harpie Week, I felt it was about time for another of my rentsy Burn Weeks! Flaming Eternity brought a few new Burn cards, but are they any good? Well, obviously, that’s what we’re about to find out.

Abare Ushioni is an interesting little monster. It only has 1200 ATK and DEF, and it’s Level 4, so right away there are some flaws. Being EARTH is nice, and so is being a Beast Warrior, but most of the advantages for those types mainly help Beatdown, and this guy’s not really suited for that kind of deck.

In a Burner, he’s still only questionable. Sure, you can do 1000 damage to your opponent – but you can do it to yourself just as easily. And while something like Second Coin Toss might tilt the odds in your favor, is it really worth it? I’d also like to point out that you CAN’T use Barrel Behind the Door on this effect, which makes it that much less playable.

Does this belong in EARTH Beatdowns and/or Beast Decks? Not really. He also doesn’t really fit in many Burners. This is a fun card – it certainly has potential to help you but it also has potential to hurt you. A Chance Deck would be your best bet if you want to play Abare Ushioni.

Traditional – CCCC: 1.5/5
Traditional – Chance Deck: 3/5
Advanced – CCWC: 2/5
Advanced – Chance Deck: 3.5/5
Snapper Abare Ushioni

Welcome to another Burn Week! This week we’ll be reviewing most of the burn oriented cards of FET. Our first card this week is Abare Ushioni, a monster that has a 50% chance of backfiring on you.

Abare has substandard stats; 1200 ATK gives it few chances to destroy monsters. It’s a Beast-Warrior, giving it some trampling perks from Enraged Battle Ox. However due to its ATK, this is a bonus Abare will rarely be using.

Abare’s effect is based on luck. By flipping a coin and calling it right, you can inflict 1000 points of damage to your opponent. But if you call it wrong though then you lose 1000 points of damage. The effect has its uses, all of which require that you call the coin toss correctly 100% of the time, something that isn’t going to happen. Now if you could use the effect with Barrel Behind the Door, Abare wouldn’t be so bad. But since you can’t, Abare is a weak monster that MAY damage your opponent. All in all, I’d prefer using a Bowganian, Cannon Soldier, or Solar Flare Dragon. Sure they don’t do as much damage in one sitting, but they’re better monsters and they have more reliable effects. So just stick with them, ‘mkay?

Advanced (Burn Deck): 2/5. There are superior choices.
Traditional (Burn Deck): 2/5. See Advanced.
Overall (Burn Deck): 2/5.
Art: 2/5. I would think a bull, despite its 3 eyes, would fall into the Beast category…

Stats: Abare Ushioni is an Earth/Beast-Warrior Level 4 Effect Monster with ATK/DEF of 1200 each.  The good news is this means that it:


  1. Can be easily Normal Summoned
  2. Can be searched for and Special Summoned via Giant Rat
  3. Can searched for via Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest
  4. Can slip under Messenger of Peace
  5. Has several strong supporting cards for its Attribute (Earth)
  6. Has several strong supporting cards for its Type (Beast-Warrior)
  7. Has an Attribute/Type Combination that has a lot of Support


The bad news is… it’s puny.  1200 for both ATK and DEF means that either mode, you’re probably dead if a successful attack is launched: this is weaker than the Attribute-based searchers, and only a few general support Monsters will clock in below 1200 (mostly Flip Effects).  As stated, it is a commonly seen combination, so there are ample alternatives to this card based on stats alone.  Good thing this is a Burner Week and this is an effect based card, huh?


Effect(s): Once per turn, during your Main Phase you can flip a coin.  If you correctly call it, you score a cool 1000 points of damage.  This is a solid effect.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there: if you call it wrong, you nail yourself for the 1000 points of damage.  Ouch.  As a whole, this is a fairly mediocre effect, and will not really give an Earth/Beast-Warrior deck running person much cause to try it.  For that matter, most Burners have better options too.  The random nature is a mixed blessing: it keeps Barrel Behind the Door from being used with is (that card requires you know that damage is being done), so while you can’t use that to insure you damage the opponent, neither can they use said card to make sure you hurt yourself.


Uses and Combinations: Don’t give up yet.  There is still a small niche for this card.  Obviously, if you want a Beast/Beast-Warrior Burner, you more or less have to use this (along with Man-Thro’ Tro’).  Still, that’s rather paltry.  So we need to see if there is any way to decrease the extent of the downsides of the effect.  I can think of two ways. 


First, play it in a deck that doesn’t mind occasionally taking damage, like Suicide Beatdown.  My current attempt at this deck actually follows an Earth theme, and has quite a few Beasts and Beast-Warriors in it, including Giant Rat.  In such a deck, Abare Ushioni is a little less puny (Gaia Power makes it a 1700/800 Level 4), and I won’t mind my LP dropping slightly below my opponents.  If I use the effect Main Phase 2 and in conjunction with Megamorph, there is a decent chance it will either still hurt the opponent, or may switch the LP scores enough to either even up the LP scores or drop me behind just a tad again, thus stopping Megamorph’s ATK halving effect and hopefully restoring its ATK doubling effect.


The second option is to add a little Burn to a Second Coin Toss deck.  Such decks uses several cards with coin flip(s) and then of course Second Coin Toss to skew the odds in that player’s favor.


Using either method (or something else), consider running Pikeru’s Circle of Enchantment or similar cards to block the negative aspect of the effect.




Traditional: 1.25/5-Defintely not something to run here.  The possibilities I mentioned tend to favor a lot of Permanent/Continuous Spell/Trap support and a field with several Monsters in play, which means they are incredibly vulnerable here both kinds of mass removal.  Even non-CCCC decks will probably walk all over it.


Advanced: 1.75/5-I really am not seeing Abare Ushioni as too useful a trick, even for the deck ideas I threw out there.  If someone has a sick combo for it, maybe it would be useful.  My experience with Burners (usually not on the happy end of it) is that, even after restrictions, they still have a good deal of support, and this card just doesn’t make the cut.


Limited: 2.5/5-Here, the stats are less poor, relatively speaking, the burn effect will be a hair more useful.



I understand the idea, but believe the designers over-estimated the usefulness of the effect.  We have Stealth Bird for a much safer, more reliable 1000 points of Burn damage a turn, and it’s almost as searchable.  This even split of helping and hurting is better reserved for an otherwise average beatstick or wall.  Had Abare Ushioni been, say, 1600-1900 ATK Level 4, or had a DEF of 1900 or more, I could see it being worked into a lot more decks.  Even eliminating several “broken” Monsters, it still doesn’t keep up with the “mediocre” lot.  I guess if you want a Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, this would be a must: it’s very reminiscent of the boss of the second temple.


Dark Paladin Hello again to all you reading Card of the Day. Welcome to Burn Week with
fresh new cards! Today brings us Abare Ushioni from Flaming Eternity.

Abare Ushioni
Level 4

Effect: Toss a coin. If you call it right, inflict 1000 points of damage to your opponent. If you call it wrong, you take 1000 points of damage. This effect can only be used once per turn during your main phase.

Well, let's go over the goods...

Earth = good
Beast-Warrior= trample with Enraged Battle Ox = good

A couple of bad points...

Only has 1200 attack and defense
Effect relies on a coin flip

Well, I personally don't like Coin Flip cards but this isn't a terrible one.
you can keep him on the field for 8 turns and call the coin right each time (or you have a marked or rigged coin or something) you can win in 8 turns.
However, this card isn't likely to stay on the field 8 turns.

I do see a place for this card in a stall/burn deck maxed out on your Level Limit Area B and Gravity Bind though. Keeping all Level 4 or lower monsters in defense while the powerhouses can't attack. As long as you're calling more coin flips right then wrong, it wouldn't be all that hard to use him. In this deck, having three out at a time gives you a better shot at doing more damage to your opponent, or to yourself.

There are better burn cards that don't rely on a coin flip effect, but go ahead and give it a try if you're feeling ambitious.


Traditional: 2/5
Traditional Stall/Burn: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.9/5
Advanced Stall/Burn 3.6/5

Art: 2.5/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Coin Flip
Abare Ushioni (Something like Demon Bull in Japanese, if I recall correctly) is just a weak monster. The stats do not deserve discussion. They will stand up to little. The effect is worth looking at. On the one hand, if you have a stacked coin, this is a quick 1000 damage that gets worse and worse with every Waboku, Swords or Threatening Roar you throw up in front of it. On the other hand, it's a chance effect that doesn't even give you something worthwhile, like Time Wizard. Time Wizard is searchable and is a low-cost failure when used incorrectly correctly. It's almost like there's a card called Timegeki.

Abare Ushioni is fun. I'll say that. It's just not GO.oD

Traditional: Not likely/5 (1.5)
Advanced: 2/5
Traditional: 1.8/5
Advanced: 2.7/5

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