Today’s card up for review is Call
Of The Haunted. Reborn got the axe, and we get this
card back, fine by me. This card isn’t broken
whatsoever, and is healthy for the game. It is
easily the less broken of the big 3 resurrection
cards, simply because it only targets something in
your yard, and you have to set it. The only top deck
that should really be using it is Zombies, and
that’s because of all the Mass synchro summoning
that you can do. If you are using a non tier deck,
this card would also be in there for the most part,
just because of the power it has. Because the game
isn’t about using Tribute monsters, you are better
off letting your opponent to kill the card so you
can chain it and get a plus off some grave effect
card. If you are using Zombies, or a non top tier
deck, use this card without a doubt
Call of the Haunted ...
Really? reviewing one of the best and original
big name old school trap cards of all time?
OK. fine. Well this is simple - its as good as it
ever was. Maybe better. There was a time where some
of the best and strongest monsters had that stupid
limitation on them that kept them from being able to
be special summoned outside of their own effects,
which may have limited the usability of Call. Those
days arent done, but more and more, today we see
lots of the big beasts that can still come back
again after they'd been summoned for the first time
... or those that have no restrictions at all,
making plays like the classic "dump & revive"
perfectly in fashion for Call of the Haunted. Its
one of the cleanest options left to do this that
applies to virtually ANY monster, now that Monster
Reborn is gone again and Premature Burial is still
out of our hands.
So yeah. COTH (as the "pros" call it) is still
Call of the Haunted:
What can I say about this card... it's in a state of
constant flux... sometimes banned, sometimes
not... sometimes favored in the format, sometimes
not. I feel like it is a bit slow for this
format, but it is about the only form of generic
monster recursion we have right now, with monster
reborn and premature burial both on the banlist.
The same tricks still work; you can bring jinzo back
with it and then jinzo is immune to the second
effect of call (but who is playing jinzo?), you can
bring back sangan/goblin zombie with it and almost
guarantee yourself another search, etc... At
Shonen Jump Columbus four of the top sixteen decks
ran Call of the Haunted. Each of those four
decks ran sangan and goblin zombie x2,
thus suggesting that slower decks (Zombie
hybrids/Anti Meta) will definitely benefit from this
card more than faster decks(Lightsworn/Blackwings).
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