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Book of Eclipse

TDGS-EN062
Book of Eclipse
[Quick-Play Spell Card]
Change all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position. During the End Phase, flip all face-down Defense Position monsters your opponent controls face-up, and your opponent draws 1 card for each.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.60 

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


Date Reviewed - 10.16.08

 

Dark Paladin
Thursday

Book of Eclipse...another Quickplay Book Magic Card...anyway, this is a fairly useful Magic card. Book of Eclipse does exactly as its name implies, by "eclipsing" the Field by changing the position of all face-up monsters on the Field to face-down defense position.

During the End Phase, flip all face-down monsters your opponent controls face-up. Interesting...that includes any face down monster cards your opponent controlled that may have not been effected by Book of Eclipse itself.

Furthermore, your opponent Draws one card for each monster flipped up by this cards effect. That IS a big downside, but realistically, your opponent probably isn't going to have more than one or two monsters on the Field.

Then again, that turns your own card into a -1 for you, and +1 or +2 (or even more) for your opponent. However, it could be used to destroy a monster or something if you had nothing on the Field at the time you played the card.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5 For future and unlocked combo potential.
Art: 5/5

Creator
OfThePoint
System
Thursday:
Book of Eclipse

My initial reaction to this card is that it was a piece of fail. Not Shapesnatch-level fail, but fail nonetheless. I tend to think that by looking at it vs. Book of Moon.

Book of Moon as a defensive option -- blocks one attack.
Book of Eclipse as a defensive option -- blocks all attacks, but feeds your opponent free cards for each monster they had. while it lets you put your monsters in ATK mode and run over their defenders next turn, that's equalized out by your opponent having drawn a card for each monster they had -- and that's IF your attacks are successful.

Book of Moon as an offensive option -- weakening an opponent's monster to where you can knock it out, typically while in the Battle Phase to eliminate some options your opponent has.
Book of Eclipse as an offensive option -- since you won't have used your manual Battle Position changes yet, you can knock out the opponent's monsters while they're stuck in F/D defense, and if your attacks are successful, it stops your opponent from drawing anything. However, a simple Mirror Force or anything else that would stymie your attacking for the turn grants your opponents enough free cards to where they'll probably win.

There's one situation I do like Book of Eclipse in -- and that's an extremely flip-heavy deck where you not only put your opponent's monsters in a position where you'll be able to knock them out, but also recoup your investment. Flipping a face-up Night Assailant, Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive, and Mask of Darkness face-down, and getting to flip them back up and use all of their effects, AND possibly kill all your opponent's monsters to prevent opposing card draw, can be a very powerful play.

My prediction: Someone uses this as the key card in a Tier 2 deck that gets featured on Metagame but doesn't Top 16.

3/5
General Zorpa Book of Eclipse
 
WOW! Does anyone NOT read this card and go wow? It is so combolicious that I can just taste it. LIke the previous book cards, this one is rather good. You can stop attacks, set up combos and even force an aggressive player to draw extra cards he/she doesn't need to be closer to deck out.
 
Even though the Book shines because it is a Book of Moon for the whole field, it is even better in the fact that it is the main source of a really cool mill deck that can deck someone out in 4 turns AND not allow them to do anything about it! Interested? Too bad! I am keeping this one to myself.
 
Anyway, quickplay spells are always good and this one is certainly not an exception to the rule (although there are plenty). It is a solid combo card, but what combo goes with it we have yet to see...
 
Traditional-1/5
Advanced-2/5

Jeff Lang
TDGS-EN062
Book of Eclipse
[Quick-Play Spell Card]
Change all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position.
During the End Phase, flip all face-down Defense Position monsters your
opponent controls face-up, and your opponent draws 1 card for each.
35480699
Common

    Todayʼs card is Book Of Eclipse, personally one of my favorite cards from the set! This actually gives deck out decks a little chance to shine in casual play. Outside of the deck out deck, there is potential. Whatʼs that you ask? Asura Priest and Red Dragon Archfiend. If you are backed into a corner, play Eclipse, then bring out one of the two I mentioned and you should be money!

Trad: 4/5
Adv: 3/5
Mr. Random TDGS-EN062
Book of Eclipse
[Quick-Play Spell Card]
Change all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position.
During the End Phase, flip all face-down Defense Position monsters your
opponent controls face-up, and your opponent draws 1 card for each.
35480699
Common

Book of Eclipse is a card for flip effect monsters, but players need to get the most out of it. This book works with Des Koala by using it twice and damaging them more the second time around. Needle Worm discards 10 from the deck and makes the opponent draw more cards for a deckout, but stall and burn decks aren't successful in a fast format, so Book of Eclipse is just going to be one of those pack filler cards.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5
Pwii Wow, another book. Well, this was looking good for a while there, but then it's reversed and your opponent draws. If it weren't for that, it would rock; slowing down games and such. Maybe I could see this in a deck-out deck...maybe.

1/5 trad.

2/5 adv.

--pwii

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