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

Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button
Ultimate Rare

Inflict 1000 points of damage to the Life Points of the player who destroyed this Set card.

Type - Trap
Card Number - TLM-EN052

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.65
Advanced: 1.9

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

Date Reviewed - 06.22.05


Kozaky’s Self-Destruct Button

Kozaky’s Self-Destruct Button is a very interesting Trap Card, most notably so because it’s one of three (I think) that still work when Jinzo is on the field (the other two being Dark Coffin and Statue of the Wicked). This card’s effect will only activate when it’s face-down and destroyed by a card effect. If your opponent plays Heavy Storm when you have this set, he’ll take 1000 damage. If he destroys it with Mobius, he takes 1000 damage. If he targets it with MST, he takes 1000 damage.

It’s also interesting to note that even if your opponent destroys this the same turn you set It, with a Dust Tornado or something, he’ll still take 1000 damage, an unpleasantly rentsy surprise.

For all the good, there’s also some bad. This card is completely useless if your opponent doesn’t run Spell/Trap removal, and it’s also worthless if your opponent simply doesn’t use any while you have it set. That notwithstanding, if you set this early on, chances are your opponent will try to destroy it at some point, especially if he knows you’re running Burn. 1000 damage isn’t insignificant, but unless it’s late in the game, it’s also unlikely to be game-breaking.

I’d run this as a bluff card in a Burner, perhaps in the Side Deck for after your opponent puts in a bunch of Mobii and Dust Tornadoes to counter the Burn.

Traditional – CCCC: 2/5
Traditional – Burn (Side Deck): 3.5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 2/5
Advanced – Burn (Side Deck): 4/5

ExMinion OfDarkness
Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button

This card might actually see play in the side deck, but I doubt it.

Kozaky's is like the old Statue of the Wicked -- it activates in the graveyard, you don't trigger it yourself. This gives it Jinzo immunity, which isn't bad at all. If the opponent is unlucky enough to hit this with MST or Heavy Storm, they take 1,000 damage.

1,000 damage ON ITS OWN isn't a big deal. If it was, we wouldn't be playing Delinquent Duo and Premature Burial. If you're looking to do serious damage with a single burn card, just run Wave-Motion Cannon. This way, either you deal a huge chunk of damage, or draw M/T removal away from that set Mirror Force.

(To our readers: Thanks for pointing out that this doesn't combo with Last Turn because Last Turn doesn't "destroy". This is what I get for doing CotDs right before I head out the door.)

1/5 all

Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button

Inflict 1000 points of damage to the Life Points of the player who destroyed this Set card.

This can backfire. There are better Burn cards.
Don't use this. I don't care if it fits into your Kozaky-themed deck. This card sucks.

Rating: 1/5 (*Grumbles again about not being able to rate a card below

Coin Flip
Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button just plain sucks. I'm sorry. Meteor of Destruction got a fairly poor rating for being situational, but this is worse. I really wish that something more… Productive could have been a normal rare.

Why does it suck? Well, anti-burn sidedecks are less and less oriented towards destroying the spells and traps of burn (which are often chainable and capable of doing as much damage as this and more, say, Secret Barrel) and more towards stopping the damage and destroying monsters. This is going to be pulled off less and less, and the damage is inconsequential. Not too good.

It can do something. It just doesn't do enough.

1.2/5 Traditional
1.1/5 Advanced

1.3/5 Traditional
1.2/5 Advanced
Snapper Kozaky’s Self-Destruct Button

Today’s card is Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button, a Trap that [SPOOKY_VOICE]can never be activated[/SPOOKY_VOICE].

Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button is unique in that it [SPOOKY_VOICE]can never be activated[/SPOOKY_VOICE] (whoa; déjà vu). Because it can never be activated, it can’t be negated by the lies of Jinzo… Royal Decree… other cards I’m probably forgetting. What’s the effect you ask? Hold your hoofed animals speedy. KSDB’s effect comes into play in an easy to come by and easy to enjoy manner; when it’s destroyed. When it’s destroyed (whoa; déjà vu [whoa; déjà vu]) the player who destroyed it loses 1000 Life Points. So if your overly paranoid opponent uses the effect of Breaker, MST, Heavy Strom, Mobius, Dust Tornado, Nobleman of Extermination, Greenkappa, Chiron, Fuh-Rin-Ka-Zan, or that of many other cards to destroy KSDB, they lose 1000 Life Points.

Of course, THEY don’t need to destroy it; you’ve got some of the aforementioned cards at your disposal. So if YOU want to lose 1000 Life Points, feel free to use Breaker, MST, Heavy Strom, Mobius, Nobleman of Extermination, Greenkappa, or a similar card that can destroy KSDB. Why would you want to do that? How should I know? I didn’t come up with the idea; you did. You may quite possibly be using Barrel Behind the Door, which most likely works with KSDB. Maybe you’re using a Last Turn Deck, in which case you’d be bringing yourself closer to victory. It’s all up to you. Sleep deprived statements aside, KSDB is a neat Trap that could add an extra flare to Burn Decks that need a bright side to all the S/T destruction they face.

Advanced: 4/5. All you need to do is wait. Everybody.
Traditional: 4/5. You’ll fall patiently in love with Harpie’s Feather Duster. Of this I am sure.
Overall: 4/5.
Art: 1.5/5. It’s Name That Monster Time! I see a monster… whose name I can’t come up with… It appears as though it owns a Self-Destruct Button… Hm… Mokey Mokey maybe?
dawnyoshi Unlike the previous two cards this week, Kozaky's Self-Destruct Button can actually see play in a competitive burn deck, well, not in the main deck.

The main use out of the Self-Destruct Button is its ability to be your best response to a side decking maniac when you're playing stall/burn (preferably Lava Stall). Oh gee, Mr. Duelist. You're side decking in three copies of Mobius. Oh woe is me. I guess my Self-Destruct Buttons are going to be destroyed pretty quickly, I'm sad now. :(

Granted, Dark Coffin is SO much better than this card, and it's not even that great. It can at least hurt your opponent if you destroy it, whereas this button trap hurts you if you destroy it. Oh well.

In limited, you should be ANGRY when you pull this card, or you should be very happy if you're passing it to somebody in a draft as their last card. They'll be mad as hell that you gave them something bad, but hey, you can take satisfaction in knowing you got something more playable, like Elemental Hero Thunder Giant. (hahaha- just kidding. Neither are all that playable in any format. ;P )

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5
Limited: 1/5 (I'd go into negatives here, but it's a rule to give a card the minimum score of 1)
Dark Paladin Kozaky's Self Destruct Button
Normal Trap

Effect: Inflict 1000 points of damage to the player who destroyed this set card.

This is a very very odd card in the fact you only get the effect if the card is destroyed while face down...plus, if you keep it down too long without your opponent destroying it, you may find yourself destroying to take care of something your opponent has.

Then bam...you've taken 1000 damage, and that isn't good. However, you could always get lucky and hope your opponent has their MST or Heavy Storm (or Harpie's Feather Duster in Traditional) to destroy your pressure Trap Card for that delicious 1000 damage.

The only thing I really like about this thing is that it's incredibly risky.
Sure, it's only 1000 damage, but your opponent HAS to destroy it or it doesn't work for you. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a chance card Joey Wheeler would use, just no Die or Coin...


Traditional: 1.5/5
Traditional Joey Wheeler: 5/5

Advanced: 2.0/5
Advanced Joey Wheeler: 5/5

Art: 2.5/5 Not great either.

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

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