Emperor Sem continues this week, who is one of the
ever popular Light-attributed Fiend-type monsters in
the game, and Level 4 with a paltry 1300 attack and
an impressive 2200 defense on a monster requiring no
Now, each time you tribute summon a monster, each
player can return one card from their Graveyard to
the top of thier Deck. It's an interesting little
Rare, but not the most useful of cards. Believe it
or not, you can play a pretty competitive Deck on
powerful tribute monsters.
However, the big negative effect here is that while
being able to recycle cards is usually good, it goes
to the top of your Deck, as opposed to your Hand,
and if that wasn't enough, your opponent can use
Emperor Sem …
Well, the only thing that makes this guy great are
his stats … that 2200 DEF on a 4 star monster is
just incredible. Virtually unbreakable in battle by
anything that isn’t a tribute. Gladiator Beasts?
Nope. Cyber Dragon? Nope. Blackwings? Nope.
Lightsworn? Nope. So that’s nice. And the fact that
he’s a Light Fiend is also kinda neat. Fiends have
always been my favorite monster type, and those of
the light variety are extra rare.
But then his effect? – Crappy, at best. Yesterday we
looked at a card that allowed u to get something
back from the graveyard (however, it was something a
lot more specific, while Emperor Sem will let u grab
ANYTHING), but it also came at a heavy price.
Yesterday’s card – u sacrificed field presence as
well as your normal summon for the turn (crap) Sem?
– u sacrifice your draw phase by putting something
on the top of ur deck. Albeit – it could be
something GO OD that u want to use again, like a
Monster Reborn. But your opponent then gets the same
“benefit” that u do. And in order to even make ANY
of this work, u have to be tributing stuff in FRONT
of Emperor Sem … meaning u can’t tribute HIM himself
… Sem has to stay present on the field. Then u have
to have at least 1 more monster out so u can tribute
it, and u can THEN start getting this lousy effect …
Nah, this is nothing more than semi-interesting
junk. If it said "every time a monster was
Tributed", or said "back to your hand", it would
easily gain another star and half … but … nope!
Traditional: 2.5/5 (he can feed chaos here)
N o V a
We continue the week
with Emperor Sem, a Light attributed Fiend-type
monster with 1300 attack and 2200 defense. Pretty
decent stats for a level 4. Each time you tribute
summon monsters, both you and your opponent can add
a card from their graveyard to the top of their
decks. This can be helpful or hurt you in the long
run. If your opponent puts something back that can
set you back advantage wise, it will hurt you pretty
bad. If you get something back that can only push
your advantage over your opponent further, its a
pretty awesome card. Being a Light attribute
monster, its also something you can combo in some
deck that uses Honest, who doesn't like a pumped up
Light monster thanks to Honest?
The card probably fits into its own deck but it can
cut off your draws by putting a new card on top of
your deck when you want a specific card, and if your
opponent puts a card on top while you dont, its
putting you at risk of their card being what they
need to win.
Emperor Sem…. This
should be the highest defense level 4 monster
without a real drawback…unless count its effect
working for your opponent as one. But honestly, this
card will not see any competitive play outside from
maybe stall-burn. Reason for that is due to the lack
of tribute monsters being used in big tournaments
right now. Monarch will definitely not waste a
monster slot to use this.
Its effect while good, is fairly slow. Not only
that, it could potentially end up being disastrous
if your opponent returns a power/game-breaking card
back to the top of their deck. This card would not
be used alongside Skill Drain either, since if that
was the case, there are better choice for defense
Not a card, but not one that will see any play.
1300 atk 2200 def
Each time you tribute summon a monster, each player
can return one card from their Graveyard to the top
of their Deck.
Today’s card up for review is Emperor Sem. One
word for this card, and that is eww. I can’t
remember a card that I ever liked that had a text
including: “each player” in it. The game isn’t about
tributing monsters anymore, so even if the text
didn’t say all players, it still wouldn’t be
playable. But hey, this card could see some play
some day, it has a unique effect so maybe?
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