Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Earth / 4 / 1000 / 1000
Warrior / Effect Monster
Offer face-up this card on your side of the field as
a Tribute to destroy 1 monster on the field. If this
card is used for a Tribute Summon or this card is
offered as a Tribute due to other cards' effects,
this card's effect is not activated.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.26.07
Today we open the week by (again) looking at Exiled
Force, who can now be used three per deck according
to the new Ban List rotation.
Searchable by Giant Rat, Reinforcement of the Army,
and Sangan, easy to obtain as a common via the
Warrior Structure Deck.
Exiled Force is an extremely versatile card. He can
target face-up or face-down monsters. He is an
amazing one for one that has seen play in many a
deck, but seems to vary depending on the current
He can be extremely useful in a pinch, but he isn't
always going to be something you necessarily want to
use. Sacred Phoenix and Vampire Lord both laugh in
Exiled's face. Unless you win that turn, they will
be back the next turn.
Last Will being Restricted also hurt the playability
and combos of our friend here, and keep things in
mind. If Exiled is your only monster, and your
opponent has more than one, it may hurt you to play
How many should you play? I'd probably still stick
with only one, maybe two, even in a dedicated
Warrior/Toolbox deck. Personally, I would think
anything else would simply be overkill. It all comes
down to preference.
Exiled Force earns a solid 3.75/5 across the
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
So our buddy here has just been given the freedom to
be run in threes. Now while some decks will abuse
this, others won’t be able to. With the loss of Last
Will, Exiled Force lost his best friend. This should
control the overall abusiveness, especially within
any otks that develop in the new meta. This will
also help curb use in multiples because of the
higher chance of leaving an open field.
He still has great synergy with other cards that
allow you to extend. A CyDragon to xForce drop is
definitely nice or grabbing at the end of a giant
rat chain. Overall quite a useful tool, with good
synergy and support, he now adds the flexibility to
be ran in as many as you can support.
Traditional: 2.5/5 too much removal to be needed
What is there to say about this card? It is a
straight 1-for-1 exchange. But is that all? We have
lots of 1-for-1 exchange cards, so what makes Exiled
Force any different?
I'm glad you asked ^_^
Here is why Exiled Force is inferior to the other
forms of 1-for-1 removal:
- You (normally) use up your Normal Summon to use
This isn't really a problem if you already have a
monster on the field, summoned him with Cyber Dragon
/ another Special Summon, or if you summoned him to
the field via Giant Rat or Warrior Lady of the
Ok, now here is why Exiled Force is superior to the
other forms of 1-for-1 removal:
- it's searchable: Reinforcement of the Army, Giant
Rat, Warrior Lady of the Wasteland
- it's revivable/reusable: Premature Burial, Call of
the Haunted, The Warrior Returning Alive
- it destroys face-up and face-down monsters: unlike
Smashing Ground, Fissure or Nobleman of Crossout.
The only other comparable cards are Raigeki Break or
Tribute to the Doomed, both of which are 2-for-1's
- it's almost impossible to stop: the only cards
that can prevent Exiled Force from working are
either 2-for-1's (Horn of Heaven, Divine Wrath)
require hefty LP costs (Solemn Judgement, My Body as
a Shield) or are not normally seen in competitive
play (King Tiger Wanghu, Stumbling, LLAB, the latter
two which need to be comboed with Trap Hole / Ring
So, a searchable, revivable, relatively unstoppable
card that can destroy any one monster on the field,
face-up or face-down, and now it's allowed at 3 per
deck! I have always objected to Exiled Force being
higher then 1, and for good reason. This card alone
makes so many other cards less effective, for
- Big Shield Gardna
- Flip Effects
- Reflect Bounder
Now, for the most part we can use Spells or Traps to
remove the above monsters, so why the hate on Exiled
Force? Because you simply cannot SEARCH or REVIVE
cards like Smashing Ground or Nobleman of Crossout.
Sure, you can topdeck Nobleman of Crossout as soon
as your opponent sets their Morphing Jar, but with
3x Exiled Force and 2x Reinforcement of the Army,
not to mention Premature Burial and Call of the
Haunted, the chances of your opponent getting Exiled
Force when they need it are pretty darned good.
Sadly, we have 6 months of Exiled Force at 3 (after
enduring 6 months of it being at 2) and hopefully by
then Konami will come to their senses.
3/5 - it sees some play, but they have Raigeki and
Tribe which are both better.
5/5 - in an aggro deck there are few reasons to not
run at least 1 of these cards.
4/5 - These are the guys who auditioned for
"Marauding Captain" but couldn't quite make it...
A well balanced card that makes Horus decks scared.
It is because of this and this alone that
Nomi-monsters will never have a shot at being
Versatile and reachable. I prefer Newdoria due to
1200 attack and Dark Stats, but this guy makes
offers control in countless ways. Watch for those
sandmoth, sangan, frog hits.
Monday, February 26
Today we look at a very popular card that most
aggressive players love, and all players love to
1000 Attack/1000 Defense
Who doesn’t know what this card does? You simply
tribute this card and you take another monster on
the field with it to the graveyard. A 1 for 1.
Simple. It’s a warrior, so it’s searchable by
Reinforcement of the Army and A Warrior Returning
Alive when it’s in the graveyard, it’s got 1000
attack and defense so it can be searched by Giant
Rat, Sangan, Last Will, and Witch of the Black
Forest. It combos great with Last Will, Pot of
Avarice, and Premature Burial. This is simply a
great card for any aggressive deck whether it’s a
Warrior Toolbox deck, Monarch deck, earth deck, or
whatever, as it can take out almost every last
monster threat, face up, or face down, that you
The only downside to this card is that it uses your
summon for the turn, so you might be leaving
yourself vulnerable unless you have some defense to
back you up.
Sorry for the short review, but it shouldn’t take
much to realize why this card is great.