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Ancient Forest

When you activate this card, change any Defense Position monster(s) to face-up Attack Position. Flip Effects are not activated at this time. If a monster attacks, destroy it at the end of that turn's Battle Phase.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 4.00
Advanced: 3.75 

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

Date Reviewed - 10.22.09

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Dark Paladin

Ancient Forest reads...When you activate this card, change any Defense Position monster(s) to face-up Attack Position. Flip Effects are not activated at this time. IF a monster attacks, destroy it at the end of that turn's Battle Phase.

Ancient Forest joins the ranks of playable Field Magic Cards, and it's quite an annoying card to play against, and you more or less have to play it in a Deck built around it, but not necessarily it's own Deck, as contradictory as that sounds. You could obviously throw it in a Burn/Stall deck, where you wouldn't need to attack.

It can be, and even has been just used as an interesting Tech card, because if you're about to win, or are winning in just a few turns, or on the current turn, you don't lose anything by going ahead and using it. The big problem is really getting it off the Field if your opponent doesn't find a way around it.


Traditional: 3/5 Slows down a lot of Decks here, even with more Magic and Trap removal.

Advanced: 4/5
Art: 3/5 Nothing special

Jeff Lang
Today’s card up for review is Ancient Forest. One word comes to mind when I look at this card, and that is potential. Right out of the gate, I read the effect and see how good this card CAN be in Gladiator Beasts. Gladiators are the one deck that will really benefit from this, since Gladiators get to tag in before Forest Triggers. Outside of using it there, this card would possibly see play in some sort of Stall/Burn deck. Any other deck would be crippled from Forest’s effect. There is tons of destruction lurking around the game right now, so be careful.

Adv: 2/5

Ancient Forrest ...

I love this card. I dont know why. I just do. Its so simple and non judgmental. If u attack while this card is in play, u better make it count, cuz your monster is gone after it takes its 1st and only shot. What kind of deck would work with this? ... Well, be creative. It doesnt serve any monster type in particular which makes it rather original among the Field Spells. I'm thinking of it for playing with Macro Cosmos. Your monsters will get the benefit of revival (if they are removed from play) after they attack and are destroyed by Ancient Forrest's effect (assuming your Macro Cosmos is working right). So Ancient Forrest will only further impair your opponent to maintain any field presence. And it will give them yet another choice to have to decide between destroying with their spell/trap removal (outside of heavy storm) ... I dunno. Its a thought. As far as unbiased field spells go? - I like it.

Traditional : 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5


N o V a
Ancient Forest, now this is a good and cool card. I can go on and on about this card. There are 3 decks that benefit from this card something fierce. The most popular being Gladiator Beasts. Since the controller of Ancient Forest choses what resolves first in the chain from each Gladiator Beast that tries to tag out, Gladiator Beast monsters can tag freely without being destroyed. That makes things complicated for the opponent. The second popular deck is Aliens. With Cosmic Fortress Gol'gar, Alien players have the ability to not only use Gol'gar's effect to return as many face up spell or traps on the field to their owners hands, but they can get by Ancient Forest and place more A-Counters on the field. Being able to do such a thing in a deck based on A-Counters and field control, Ancient Forest is very abusive in Aliens. The last deck is one not so well known but few have thought of. Ido the Supreme Magical Force is a strategy that some have thought of trying from seeing it in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds anime when Luna had Ancient Forest on the field and the professor had Ido on the field. When Ido is destroyed by a card effect it ressurects during your standby phase. Some players have tried ideas and honestly the best is Skill Drain. Skill Drain or at least the Ido version I call IdoDrain, is based around Beast King Barbaros and Ido with Skill Drain on the field. However Ancient Forest is teched in but only 2 of them. Without Skill Drain on the field, Ido would destroy all other monsters you have when its brought back and you cannot summon any other monsters to your field. With Skill Drain out, those effects are cancelled. So as you can see Ancient Forest can be abused in different ways and there are probably even more ways to abuse it. In fact yesterday we brought up Skull Servants. Technically Skull Servants are protected by The Lady in Wight so I guess you can put Ancient Forest up there with the list of decks that can use this card more so than other decks.

Traditional: 5/5
Advanced: 5/5

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