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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Draw 2 cards from your Deck and skip your next 2
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.19.07
Reckless Greed is a decent draw card that can be
used in a select few decks for a heavy
The first deck I could think of that would use
this is Chain Strike Burn; Reckless Greed's
sacrifice of 2 draw phases isn't nearly as bad
if its activation lets you hit the 4th link
needed for Accumulated Fortune, drawing 2 more
cards and getting back the one card of
disadvantage Reckless cost you.
Now that 2 per deck are legal, if you can get
both activated during the same turn, you'll get
4 cards and still only skip 2 draw phases, not
giving you any advantage, but not losing any
either (4 cards drawn - 2 draw phases - 2 copies
Reckless is useful for combo decks that hope to
win by getting those 2 draw phases "on credit",
maybe drawing that Overload Fusion or that final
burn card or whatever is needed to win the game
that turn. If nothing else, you can trick your
opponent into MSTing it or something and they
lose 1 card's worth of field/hand presence right
along with you.
Finally, it sucks less to use this when you're
also using other cards that force you to skip
Draw Phases. Chain Strike Burn loves to
side-deck Offerings to the Doomed as an answer
to Jinzo or either Des Wombat. Throwing
Offerings and this on the same chain lets you
get out of losing out on a valuable draw phase.
3/5 -- hard to make it work to your advantage,
but can be well worth it.
Today we look at a fairly underlooked draw option,
This is apparently a fan request, and not a horrible
card, despite what my review my tell you.
The effect is incredibly simple, you draw two cards,
and skip your next two Draw Phases. Skipping your
Draw Phase once, let alone twice, is a hefty price,
as hand management is a very important aspect to
this game. If you can't draw, you can't replenish
your resources and that just isn't good.
This is a welcome addition to an Exodia deck, or
perhaps even certain OTK decks, but in general,
especially since we have Graceful Charity currently,
I wouldn't recommend using this. If you want some
extra draw power, try Jar of Greed for the extra
card (and you get to keep your Draw Phase.)
Traditional: 1.25/5 No need
Advanced: 2.25/5 Still, no real need.
Advanced Exodia/OTK: 3.75/5
Art: What big eyes you have there...3/5
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Reckless Greed :
This week's random reader request.
Reckless Greed is a strange card to say the least.
It says "Draw two cards," and yet is hardly ever
I have tinkered with it on a few occassions, but
rarely kept with this card. Basically you take your
next two turns draws now. So, if you manage to draw
the last few bits of combo, you have gained. Mostly,
though, you lose. The main use for Reckless Greed I
can see is in a deck that can stack the top to be
game winning. Reckless can then let you win slightly
faster. Otherwise, it isn't worth the trap slot.
Share and enjoy,
once again, Monday is here. School and work start
over. And so does the Card of the Day. Today we look
at a card that a reader requested that today’s
dominant OTK deck seems to like A LOT.
Draw 2 cards from your Deck and skip your next 2
It’s a trap card, which is good and bad, that let’s
you draw 2 cards, BUT you skip two Draw Phases.
Pretty simple effect.
It obviously isn’t a card that most decks will want
to play. Even if you are drawing 2 cards, which is a
+1, skipping two draw phases makes this card a -1.
NOT something most decks want, but in decks that are
made to win in one turn, this can give you that last
piece of the puzzle to play the combo at which point
skipping 2 draw phases doesn’t matter. The
Chimeratech OTK deck places this card in multiples.
As I mentioned earlier, it is a trap, which makes it
slow, but it also gives it another use. To draw out
s/t removal. So, you draw two cards and you no
longer have to worry about a Breaker or a Heavy
Storm, making it a +2, or a break even come two
Also the “skip 2 draw phases” does not accumulate.
So, you can activate two Reckless Greeds in one
turn, you draw 4 cards, but you only skip 2 draw
phases. Or if you drew a Reckless Greed because of
another Reckless Greed, and have already skipped one
Draw Phase, you can activate it and only skip 2 more
draw phases, as opposed to 3.
So, +2 extra cards, -2 draw phases, s/t removal
bait, bad in most decks, but great in OTKs.
Traditional: 1.5/5 (We have Yata here, you don’t
want another reason to not draw during your Draw
Advanced: 5/5 (In an OTK deck)
Yu-Gi-Oh is truly an unbalanced game. When you
compare it to other TCG/CCG games, you will notice
that the activation of a card relies on other things
besides "topdecking" it. As such many people
complain that Yu-Gi-Oh is 'skilless' and 'luckbased',
as all you need to do is draw a card to play it.
Having said that however, in such an unbalanced game
system one can distinguish between a 'skilled'
player and an 'unskilled' player by what they do
with their cards. In the hands of a bad player, a
card may generate negative advantage or none at all.
In the hands of a skilled player though, the same
card can work miracles.
Such a card is Reckless Greed.
Advantage wise, Reckless Greed is nothing more then
a -1: You flip over the card, draw 2 cards, and skip
your next 2 draw phases. A skilled player however,
can turn this simple -1 card into a powerful weapon.
A good player will:
- bait out spell/trap removal cards (Mystical Space
Typhoon, Heavy Storm) with a set Reckless, turning
into a 1-for-1.
- activate multiple Reckless Greed's in the same
turn, turning both into 1-for-1's (you lose 2 cards
and 2 draw phases, but draw 4 cards) as the
'skipping your next 2 draw phases' part of Greed's
effect does not stack.
So why would you want to use Reckless Greed in the
first place? The problem with 'combo' decks is that
they require multiple cards in hand/on the field in
order to work. The best way to accomplish this is to
increase your draw power as much as possible.
Some combo decks that really benefit from Reckless
- Dark World
- Chain Strike
- Chimeratech OTK
Reckless Greed isn't a card for everyone, and it
takes a great deal of patience, practice and skill
to use effectively. If you are running a deck that
relies heavily on combos to work, Reckless Greed
might be the card for you.
1/5 - Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity, and Mirage of
Nightmare mean you don't need this card.
4/5 - in a combination deck
2/5 - just anywhere
3/5 - This guy stumbles upon 'Pharoahs Treasure' and
then alls into the trapdoor underneath. Sadly,
'Cliff the Trap Remover' comes along and falls into
the same pit (Trap Dustshoot). When will these
criminals ever learn...
Now we are reviewing
one of my favorite cards not to have become adopted
by the majority at some point or another.
Essentially this card increases the speed of any
deck that’s it in, but at a steep cost. For those
extra two draws which you have acquired you must be
willing to give up your next two draw phases making
this card when played by itself a negative one in
terms of advantage. Hopefully you as card players
will now understand that advantage isn’t everything,
well I certainly have. Let’s review the good points
of this card.
- It provides easily draw speed for people who
- It’s a common card so easily obtainable
- The effects do not stack, but overlap
- It can be chained to magic and trap
Lets look at that last statement for a second.
Playing reckless greed in response to used magic and
trap destruction is a very good idea. It neutralizes
this negative one effect.
Secondly as the effects do not stack you can play
2 in the same turn and only skip your next 2 draw
phases. This essentially gives you 4 cards in your
hand for limited resource expenditure. It’s even
better if both are chained to Heavy Storm, Breaker,
Mystical Space Typhoon, Mobius the Frost Monarch or
any other numerous Magic/Trap removals. Again this
applies when activating Offerings to the Doomed. If
you play Offerings to the Doomed with Reckless Greed
you only skip the next 2 draw phases.
George Bush: I set one magic card face
Tony Blair: I active Mystical Space
typhoon on your face down
George Bush: Chain Reckless Greed
Tony Blair: Dam!
Are you starting to see why I like it? It allows
the player to refill their hand and it’s so easy to
neutralize the cost of this card. There’s a good
reason why this card is limited. It’s also a good
idea to run this card with Jar of Greed’s at 3.
Running these makes most of their magic and trap
removal less then useless. Another thing to note is
try to run mask of darkness with both of these
cards. Typically moves will be like this.
George Bush: Set 1 face down Magic/Trap
and one face down monster
Tony Blair: Summon and attack face down
George Bush: I Chain Reckless Greed
George Bush: Flip Mask of Darkness
Gets back Reckless Greed
Tony Blaire: Dam!
Then of course on the next turn reset reckless
Recently I came second in a tournament with a
deck that ran 2 of these so lets state which decks
this would have impact in. Well essentially its any
deck which needs to speed up their hand, needs to
draw more cards then your opponent, needs to push
for that extra win or combo reliant decks. These
- Dark World
- Diamond Dude Turbo
- OTK Variants.
To conclude, if your deck needs X card to win,
this offers a way to get it faster. Reckless greed
is very much a card that can overwhelm your
You CANNOT use reckless greed, and still
draw from Freed the Matchless General’s Effect.
You CAN use Reckless Greed’s Effect and Use
Offerings to the Doomed and still only skip 2
Skipping your draw phase is not a cost, so
if Reckless Greed is negated you DO NOT skip
your next 2 draw phases.
Greedy Deck: 5