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

Summoner Monk

This card cannot be tributed. When this card is normal or flip summoned, it is changed to Defense Position. Once per turn, you can discard a Spell Card to Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your Deck. It cannot attack this turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.60
Advanced: 3.60

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

Date Reviewed - 05.20.09

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Dark Paladin

Summoner Monk, is a Level 4, Dark attributed, Spellcaster-type monster who has 800 attack (horrid) and 1600 defense (almost nice) who is automatically changed to defense position when Normal or Flip Summoned, so it's not bad I suppose to have such a low attack.

Now, let's go over the good things of this card here. By discarding a Magic card from your Hand to your Graveyard, you can Special Summon a Level 4 monster from your Deck to the Field...that's good, and might even be splashable for other Decks.

As for the bad, you can't tribute this card. So you have to wait for it to be destroyed, which probably doesn't take a whole long time with the low attack and defense. Additionally, the monster Special Summoned can't attack the turn it appears on the Field.

Honestly, just a pretty average card, and again, one that probably isn't going to see much play...if any.


Traditional: 1.75/5
Advanced: 2.75/5
Art: 4/5

Jeff Lang
Summoner Monk
This card cannot be Tributed. When this card is Normal or
Level 4
800 atk 1600 def

This card cannot be tributed. When this card is normal or flip summoned, it is changed to Defense Position. Once per turn, you can discard a Spell Card to Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your Deck. It cannot attack this turn.

    Today’s card up for review is Summoner Monk, the card that should be on everybody’s minds right now! This card is so good, you could even make a case for it to be limited to one per deck, or even banned. Where to even start on this card, how about the Gladiator Beast deck. The main purpose for the monk in here is to grab your copies of Rescue cat ASAP. People haven’t been using it simply because you are at a disadvantage in the mirror match, but there shouldn’t be many Gb mirrors anymore. The next deck that you will see this in, is the Magical Explosion Otk. It is simple, if you can get to a copy of Royal Magical Library, you will win the duel, unless something drastic happens. Using two monks in there gives you 5 ways to get to him, so why not use it? The third deck that you would see featuring this would be the Destiny monk deck. Reinforcement of the Army going to one per deck hurt the deck in my opinion, but they gained Summoner Monk! You can either grab Stratos off of him, or go grab Rose, Warrior Of Revenge for a quick Lv. 8 Synchro. The last deck and without question the best of them all would be the Cat Synchro deck, coming to tournament play in June 2009 haha. This June, America will be getting X-Saber Airbellum, a big mistake to release. You can go Summoner monk pitch a spell to summon another monk, discard a spell again to summon Rescue cat. Then you pop the cat to summon two Airbellum, and that alone willl net you 2 Level 7 Synchro’s. May sounds like a lot, but trust me, it is very easy to pull off. This card is broken beyond belief. You could practically toss this into any deck  that has useful Level 4 Monster’s, and have a better shot at winning because of it.

Trad: 3/5
Adv: 5/5

Summoner Monk …

He’s on the Semi-Limited list already … Is that cuz he’s awesome?
Yep! What he is is basically an auto synchro summon. You have your deck full of 4-star tuner monsters, summon the Summoner Monk, then … yeah. 1+2 = 3. Red Dragon Archfiend. Stardust Dragon. If it’s a level 8 Synchro – it’s “fish in a barrel” with this guy. It’s that basic. The only problem u can have is if your opponent sees it coming … but that’s an issue with ANY card u are playing. Oh, and plus he’s Dark? C’mon! You’re killin me here!

If there’s a ANOTHER use for this card? … Well, it doesn’t matter. Cuz I just told u the best thing u should be doing with it … Not that u didn’t already know :)

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5


N o V a
Today we look at probably one of the most popular new cards out there, Summoner Monk. When its Normall Summoned or Flip Summoned it is changed to defense position and once per turn you can discard a spell to Special Summon 1 level 4 monster from your deck and it cant attack. This card literally makes Gladiator Beasts even more of a force to be feared. It still is level with Lightsworns and Blackwings, but without Summoner Monk they would be slightly behind if not barely up there with Lightsworns and Blackwings. Summoner Monk made such an impact in Japan's original RescueDAD or as some call it Rescue Synchro or Synchro Cat. Everyone has different names for it, I find RescueDAD is easy to remember and sounds nice. Anyways, soon we'll have what made the RescueDAD deck in Japan. X-Saber Airbellum, which is a level 3 Beast-Type tuner. Summoner Monk makes it easy to Synchro Summon level 6 Synchro monsters thanks to Airbellum and Rescue Cat.

Thanks to Summoner Monk, a lot of deck possibilies have been opened up. Gadgets, RescueDAD when Airbellum is released, Gladiator Beasts and Volcanics. These decks all come to mind as they have cards that you can benefit from whether the monster you summon attacks or not. The fact that there are a lot of cards that are like that, makes Summoner Monk a pretty amazing card.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5
Lol Pisko Summoner Monk:

This card single-handedly makes decks good. Whether you want to get something like Rescue Cat or Rose, this card doesn't care. It just needs a Spell. The card itself is a level 4, if you have another copy along with two spells, you can possibly OTK with a Rescue Cat into two X-Sabre Airbellums to make a Dark Strike Fighter and another big level 7 Synchro.

Another nice thing is you can Set and then Crush Card it. Normally you can't tribute Summoner Monk, but when he's facedown his effect isn't applied.

Traditional: 5/5
Advanced: 5/5

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