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

Pulling the Rug


Card Number - STON-EN060

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 3.50

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

Date Reviewed - 03.22.0


Dark Paladin

Wow, talk about one of the worst card names ever, with an equally craptacular picture.

Pulling the Rug, however, isn't quite as bad a card as its name or picture may suggest. It's a one for one, and that's usually a good thing.

It simply destroys a Normal Summoned effect monster who has their effect go off upon being summoned. Now, this means that your opponent shouldn't get the effect, unless that monster has priority over your Trap card.

Not much else to say about this card. Is it main deck worthy?
Perhaps...it depends on how big of a problem this is for you. If you run into this problem a lot, side one of these and see how it works for you.


2.5/5 all around
3.5/5 side-deck

Art: 1/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Pulling the Rug :
And I thought House of Adhesive Tape had a weird picture...

I personally read this as "Negate target Monarch."
Yu-gi-oh rather likes making specific counters (i.e.
Griffon's Wing, Anti-Raigeki) and this seems an evolution of them into something vaguely playable. A counter trap deck should love this, and it does do rather well against Monarchs, among other things I'm sure another writer will list.

Yes, I am that lazy (though laziness has nothing to do with my lack of articles).

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Share and enjoy,

Pulling the Rug

A good card. A very, very good card.

Effect is simple; it basically reads “kills Monarchs and Gadgets”. This is currently a side deck staple for me, as so many people are still playing heavy Monarch, and it’s certainly a good option for Gadgets, too. This combined with Gravekeeper’s Spy and all of the other good Anti-Gadget strategies will give the Gadget duelist some pretty big problems.

It feels good to have good cards like this one coming in at a time like this when we really need it, this is one of the best available options against Monarchs and Gadgets, so make sure you get your play set soon!


Aegis of Gaia

If Cyber Stein was legal I'd expect it to see some play. As a side deck choice for end of match procedure it will totally own. Last Turn is banned and as such the only deck I can see relevance in is Injection Fairy Lily. I am curious where the risk comes? It is a minus one (no big deal cause 3000 LP can alter a game state) that can laugh in the face of a burn deck (another good option to side against) that gives you 3000 free LP. If you lose 3000 to its removal your back were you should be?


As a side deck choice it has some application. 3000 LP makes me want to give it more than a 2 thus a 3 is pushing it.


Pulling the Rug


One of the best Side-Deck cards in the game right now, in my opinion. I often refer to Strike of Neos as the “Side-Deck set” because of all the great Side-Deck options it has given us players.


Pulling the Rug comes out on top as the Gadget and Monarch killer. In my opinion, it is MUCH deadlier against Gadgets which rely more on that constant tempo than anything else.


I have yet to see a majority rule of Gadgets decks in my area; have they died out?


In any case, Monarchs are still out there on the stomping grounds (as slow as they are these days). Pulling the Rug is still an excellent counter for Monarchs. I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s an auto-include in your Side-Deck just to handle the Gadget or Monarch match-up. If you’re lucky enough to go up against the Gadget/Monarch hybrid then you have double the strategic advantage with Pulling the Rug as a counter weapon.


Last Word: It’s an auto-include in every one of Side-Decks. I feel that as long as Gadgets and Monarchs exist in this format you should be playing 3 of these in the side. It’s a little opinionated I know, but I have a good feeling on this one. ^_^




Traditional: 3/5

Advanced: 4/5


I’m going to be going over some more additional details of the Gathering Place Games cash tournament in Orlando next weekend on the 31st in my YGO blog:




Don’t forget to stop by and leave a comment.

Also, I’ll be posting some details about my testing last night and the results I got. (I forgot to take pictures though!)

See ya there!

Turkeyspit Pulling the Rug

I have been waiting for this card for the longest time. Suffice to say that this card is exactly what this game needed.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you may have noticed that a certain decktype has dominated the Metagame, and that decktype has been Monarchs. The ability to generate card advantage simply by being tribute summoned successful makes the Monarch an unparalled creature, and ensures that it's owner is always 1 step ahead of his opponent.

I mean let's face it, assuming a Monarch player tributes his Treeborn Frog / another Floater, what response can you have?

- Bottomless Trap Hole? Still a +1 for the Monarch Player
- Solemn Judgement? A 1-for-1, but you pay half your LPs
- Horn of Heaven? +1 for Monarchs

The truth is that we never had a card that could counter Monarchs and even out the advantage at the same time; that is, until this card came out.

Pulling the Rug turns the Monarch negation into a straight 1-for-1. Add to that it's classification as a 'Counter Trap' which prevents your opponent from chaining Royal Decree or Ring of Destruction, and you have the perfect counter to Monarchs. It gets better though. Pulling the Rug also serves to counter:

- Gadgets
- Breaker the Magical Warrior (another reason why it didn't need to be banned)
- Dark Dust Spirit
- Dark Magician of Chaos (assuming your opponent activates his trigger effect)
- Destiny Hero Dreadmaster (!)
- Tsukuyomi (if he should ever be unbanned)
- Elemental Hero Stratos (!)

Make sure to leave room in your side-deck for this card!



2/5 - not too much to use this card on actually.


4/5 - it only counters certain cards, but those certain cards are the backbone of 3 of the 4 top tier decks.

Card Art:

3/5 - Tatami Mats =/= Rugs. They should have kept the old name of Flipping the Mat.

Lonely Wolf
Thursday, March 22

Today we look at a pretty good card and it combats a few of the most widely used monsters of the format!

[Counter Trap Card]
Negate the activation and effect of an Effect Monster whose effect activated when a monster was Normal Summoned (even itself), and destroy that Effect Monster.

Quite simply, this card is anti-priority. Negates Exiled, Breaker, Snipe Hunter, and many more. It also negates a lot of Trigger effects like Monarchs and Gadgets. Basically, whenever a monster is summoned and your opponent uses his/her priority to activate a monster effect, all you have to do is activate this and you negate it.

This could easily fit into any side deck as an anti monarch and/or gadget card, and it is a godsend for Counter Fairy decks, who got A LOT of support in the Strike of Neos expansion.

Once again, sorry for the short review, but this card doesn’t have much to be explained. It is simply a good card.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 5/5 (for non-Counter Fairy side decks, and Counter Fairy main decks)
Art: 2.5/5
BobDoily Pulling the Rug

An interesting card. Nuke an effect monster that was normal summoned if its effect activates when normal summoned. Wow specific. Another counter trap to add to the list. I’d rather just use Solemn Judgment the versatility is far worth it if you plan to run a counter trap. At least this offers no additional cost.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

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