Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Discard 1 card from your hand. Add 1 Monster Card
from your Graveyard to your hand.
Type - type
Card Number - RDS-EN045
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
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
Not so great if you want to reuse BLS-EotB, Exiled
Force or DDWL. Why? The Warrior Returning Alive does
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.
Exodia Deck: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5
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
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.
2.5/5 Old Advanced
1/5 New Advanced
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
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.
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
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
Advanced: 3.5/5. In select Decks only.
Traditional: 2.5/5. Monster Reborn anyone?
Art: 3/5. It's an elegant Monster Reborn that looks
as though it a letter from one of those fancy fonts.
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
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
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
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)