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

Monster Reincarnation
Super Rare

Discard 1 card from your hand. Add 1 Monster Card from your Graveyard to your hand.

Type - type
Card Number - RDS-EN045

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.3
Advanced: 4.3

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

Date Reviewed - 08.31.05


Monster Reincarnation

I already reviewed this card, so I’ll be brief.

Monster Reincarnation is both good and bad. You discard a card to bring a monster in your Graveyard to your hand – great if you want to reuse your Tribe-Infecting Virus or Breaker or Magician of Faith, etc…

Not so great if you want to reuse BLS-EotB, Exiled Force or DDWL. Why? The Warrior Returning Alive does it better.

Obviously the discard hurts this card’s playability, but as always, Sinister Serpent and Night Assailant can ease that pain. For now, anyway (yes…a subtle allusion to the potential new Forbidden List. Emphasis on potential.)

This card is especially useful in decks that revolve around one key monster, because getting that key monster back is always rentsy, right? Exodia the Forbidden One is a good choice.

CCGCC: 3/5
Exodia Deck: 4.5/5

ExMinion OfDarkness
Monster Reincarnation

I've actually seen this teched into some decks, but the new list hurts it.

At first glance, it's a 2 for 1 -- this + a card for a monster in your graveyard. Again, I make the point I make yesterday about lack of cards you'd really want to bring back without the Soldier being around. At least right now, you can Serpent or Night Assailant into a free discard, which you can't do past October.

Right now I suppose there are some combo cards you might want to bring back though -- Asura Priest and Tsukuyomi can't be revived normally but can be bounced to your hand with this.

In short: Okay now, worse later.

1.5/5 Traditional
2.5/5 Old Advanced
1/5 New Advanced

Coin Flip
And now I give you Monster Reincarnation. Bleh.

This card can be great if run in the right deck OR played at the right moment in the right situation. The exchange of a Magic and any one card for a Monster is usually a pretty good thing. Like, if they have a Jinzo or summat on the field, you can discard Sinister and get back an Exiled Force and blow the Jinzo to hell.

The trouble is that I am assuming you have Sinister in your hand. If you don't, you're sitting on top of a 2 for 1. If you get back Breaker or something, it could be more even, but how likely is that?

Sinister is going to be banned, and Night Assailant restricted to one (most likely). So what does that mean for Monster Reincarnation? Nothing good. The retrieved monster could be worth it (summon Breaker, break a f/d Sakuretsu, and then attack a Tribe to even out card advantage), but unless you can really gain something from this card, it's a bad thing.

So that's not too hard. The more monsters you have in your graveyard, the more you're going to enjoy this card. Right?

Meh. That's bad logic. The more monsters you have in your graveyard, the later game it is, and the worse a 2 for 1 trade like this becomes. Unless you sped through the deck with Cyber or Morphing Jar(s), you will not like this.

The good part about it is that you can get back a crucial Tsukuyomi to reuse a Magician of Faith's effect, break a Thousand-Eyes lock, or get back a Soldier for a huge resource shift and major field presence, or even just a simple Exiled Force to get rid of the nasty Soldier your opponet slammed down. Heck, even a Tribe if you need multiple pieces of removal.

This is really a great card, but there will be some situations where you will regret putting it in your deck. Such as any moment where you are not in the lead card advantage wise.

Snapper Monster Reincarnation

Today's card is Monster Reincarnation, a Spell that can find some usage with monsters for which Special Summoning isn't an option.

By discarding a card from your hand, MR allows you to add a monster in your Graveyard to your hand. The effect, as I said a sentence ago, has exclusive usage with some specific varieties of monsters. Nomis gain the most benefits from MR, seeing as they can only be Special Summoned in a specific way, and that specific way often requires that they be in the hand or Deck. Monsters that just plain can't be Special Summoned from the Graveyard (Dark Ruler Ha Des, The Creator, etc.) or at all (Ancient Gears and Infernal Flame Emperor) also find MR particularly attractive.

But wait; there's more! MR also helps the mindless drones that use the 40 staples! If their beloved BLS is discarded via Delinquent Duo, MR can retrieve it and save it from a fate that doesn't allow it to be Special Summoned. Their Breaker or Mobius ended up in the Graveyard, and if those monsters were to Special Summoned they'd only be getting beatsticks? Then tell those Borg wannabes to use MR, and Special Summon the aforementioned monsters. Lastly, if they were caught by surprise and Dark Ruler Ha Des destroyed their Sinister Serpent, they can use MR to get it back, and have free discards forevermore!

Overall, even after the review that did nothing but point out things to use MR for, MR is not really a worthwhile addition to the average Deck. In fact, after trying it out for myself many months ago, I discovered it's not incredibly useful in the Side Deck either. So instead, if you so desire to make use of MR, construct a Horus Deck, one of the more prominent Nomis available, or some other kind of Deck that would benefit deeply from having MR available.

Advanced: 3.5/5. In select Decks only.
Traditional: 2.5/5. Monster Reborn anyone?
Overall: 3/5.
Art: 3/5. It's an elegant Monster Reborn that looks as though it a letter from one of those fancy fonts.

Dark Paladin
As our infamous "No Particular Theme Week" continues, we come to Monster Reincarnation.

This card is a slightly watered down version of Monster Reborn, in my opinion. You're giving up two cards (Monster Reincarnation plus the
discard) to bring one monster back from your hand.

If a monster you really needed got sent to the graveyard prematurely, then this is a great way to get it back. Retrieve your BLS that was sent to the graveyard via Confiscation or however else.

You could retrieve a piece of Exodia, and that is really the only deck I see a use for this, but if you really want to use something again (say Breaker, Tribe Infecting Virus, or even a Jinzo or something...) than go ahead and use one.

This card, again I believe, may at least be a decent side-deck choice...


Traditional: 1.5/5 Discard = Yata = Bad = Yata-lock Traditional Exodia: 4.5/5

Advanced: 3.5/5 Yata banned = discard = not as big a deal
There is no Monster Reborn here

Advanced Exodia: 5.0/5 It could be invaluable Advanced Side-deck: 4.5/5 It could help

Art: 3.0/5 Monster Reborn is better looking

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