Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Activate only wehn your opponent attacks while the
only monsters on your side of the field are
Machine-Type ''roid'' monster(s). Draw 2 cards.
Type - Trap
Card Number -
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.10.06
Roid decks get a reason to be played.
This card has a good list of pros and cons going for
it, and that's the take I'm going to use in doing
+Free +1, something we've missed since Pot of
Greed's been legal
+Fairly common trigger (opponent attacking)
+Not restricted, and you can use more than one in
response to the same attack
-Still a trigger card, and your opponent may hold
off attacking with something thinking you have
Mirror Force down
-Prevents you from having any non-themed monsters
out, making the "automatically in your deck" 3x
Cyber Dragon, Breaker, DD Warrior Lady, Sangan, and
MoF/Reaper potentially hurt you
It requires a skilled player to play a
non-cookie-cutter deck period; it takes an even more
skilled one to use Supercharge effectively. It's
still worth a try.
5/5 in the Roid deck, but 1.25/5 overall rating
because I haven't heard of anyone even trying a Roid
deck at a Regional.
Haha, Pot of Greed meets Sakuretsu Armor.
Okay, this card is actually not bad. It gives 'Roids
a strong boost by giving them the opportunity to
play more copies of one-for-one cards like Sakuretsu
Armor, knowing that they'll replenish their hand
with this. Unfortunately, it's pretty situation and
there's not much to abuse with the 'Roids; the best
one by far is Drillroid, and the rest are somewhat
Because of how situational this card is, you
wouldn't want it anywhere besides 'Roid decks, where
it earns a solid 4.1/5. Have a nice weekend!
This is an interesting card for sure. In a roid
deck, you may activate this when your opponent
summons Cyber Dragon to rape your Drillroid.
Something like that. Well, you get to draw 2 cards.
Most of the time this is a 2-2. But you're losing
out on field presence. I guess you could always use
both this card and a Sakuretsu Armor to stop the
Cyber Dragon while drawing 2 cards. For an overall
+1. I don't know. 'Roid decks seem to lack enough
support to warrant running one in a large scale
Fun at your local? Check it.
One of the best theme support cards to date. 5/5 if
your running a bunch of roids. Pointless if your not
Drawing to cards without a "true" cost is
ridiculous. Even better that it thins your deck down
so you can draw into future fusion and overload
fusion for game:P
Now wasn’t this card supposed to
catapult Roids to the top tables at major events?
You get to draw 2 cards guys…two cards.
The Roid monsters aren’t horrible.
Here’s a list of the most playable ones:
Vehicroid Jumbo Drill
Steam roid works pretty well, the
only thing he can’t destroy is Monarchs. Only bad
part is that he can get crushed by Don Zaloog and
Mystic Tomato. Drillroid isn’t very bad either.
Submarineroid has a decent effect to use in battle.
Jetroid is very cool. He’s like a
Makyura the Destructor except he has to stay on the
field. You can activate your Supercharge from your
hand, Sakuretsu Armor, Ring of Destruction,
Threatening Roar, Waboku, and pretty much every Trap
that can be used in the Battle Phase.
Gyroid is actually a Spirit Reaper
once per turn with a decent ATK. The Fusion version
of the Roids are pretty decent. The most notable one
is Super Vehicroid Jumbo Drill; basically a smaller
version of Cyber End Dragon.
So besides the fact that they are all
Machines, you have a Pot of Greed-like effect that
activates during declaration of Battle. I know
someone can come up with a decent Machine deck
with these monsters. Fusion summoning isn’t that
hard either with a Machine deck.
Bryan "DeathJester" Camareno
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Got any deck ideas for what I just
discussed? Email me and we’ll discuss. I think this
deck type can do wonders with a card like
is actually good theme support. Well, it
would be if this game didn’t have an obscene
amount of Trap-hate (Jinzo, Royal
Decree, and general Spell/Trap removal).
It’s almost guaranteed that the opponent will
attack you, especially if all you have is a
face-up Monster with “roid” in its name. This
would lend solid draw power to such a deck, even
if you have to wait a turn for it to go off.
There is even Wonder Garage to make the
opponent leery of randomly destroying your set
Unfortunately, Jinzo and Royal Decree
don’t care, and the latter can even be activated
in chain, obnoxiously making you waste
Supercharge. There’s enough S/T removal to
burn through three copies of Wonder Garage
and still have some to spare. It might
occasionally be hard to activate if you have a
non-roid Monster in play. Finally, most players
aren’t patient enough to realize that even
having to wait a turn, drawing two cards is far
from bad. It’s almost funny: Elemental
Heroes gets so much support, but its almost
all garbage, while the ‘roids have only a
few support cards, but it’s actually pretty
solid. I don’t know which group should be
jealous of the other.
(‘roid deck only)