Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Scrap Mind Reader
Once per turn, while this card is in your Graveyard during your Main Phase 2, you can select 1 face-up "Scrap" monster you control, except "Scrap Mind Reader". Destroy that monster and Special Summon this card from the Graveyard. If you do, remove this card from play when it is removed from the field. If this card is used as a Synchro Material Monster, all other Synchro Material Monsters must be "Scrap" monsters.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Nov. 19, 2010
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Scrap Mind Reader...Machine, Tuner, good to start,
Level 1, low, but appropriate with 0 attack and
defense, Earth attribute, is meh. So what can
this guy do? You can destroy a face-up Scrap
monster you control, other than itself, and then you
Special Summon this card from the Graveyard.
If you do, Scrap Mind Reader is removed from play
when it leaves the Field. If this card is used
for a Synchro Summon, all other monsters must be
Scrap mosnters. That really hurts the
playability, at least one would think, but this
isn't broken enough to use outside of Scrap anyway.
Scrap Mind Reader …
Yeah, it’s trying to be the Plaguespreader or the
even the Vayu for Scrap Monsters, as in (despite
some variation) trying to make use of its Tuning
abilities from the Graveyard. However, the Mind
Reader falls short in 1 key phrase – “Main Phase 2”.
This means any fancy Synchro moves u will do will be
AFTER your battling is done. So unless there is a
synchro Monster (probably a Scrap) that can re-enter
the battle phase (and there honestly might be one
that I’m conveniently forgetting right now), it
means u are bringing out a big target AFTER the
fact, that your opponent will now get 1 turn o
figure out how to respond to.
The Yu-gi-oh mechanic is based on grasping and
utilizing hand and field advantage every single
opportunity u can. To wait is to allow your opponent
that opportunity, from which u might not be allowed
a chance to respond or ever recover. Scrap Mind
Reader drops the utility ball cuz unless ur bringing
out something that can burn like crazy (how I miss
Dark Strike Fighter), after the battle phase there
isn’t much that u will get out that wouldn’t have
been a million times better in Main Phase 1.
Even for a pure Scrap Deck, the only deck this card
could function in, it still is just an ‘ok’ card.
But that Main Phase 2 thing … it’s hard to justify.
Scrap Mind Reader is the newest "Let's make this
quality support card a secret rare so nobody can get
it!" card. A level 1 Scrap Tuner. Destroy a Scrap
you have out to summon him. Plaguespreader clause.
Destroy your Scrap monster to special summon Mind
Reader. Use the destroyed Scrap to bring fetch Scrap
Chimera if it's not in your hand. Summon the
Chimera. Bring out your level 4 Scrap Tuner. Synchro
Summon Scrap Dragon. Blow something up. Now use Mind
Reader and Scrap Dragon to make Scrap Twin Dragon.
Devastate your opponent's field.
This is all you need Scrap Mind Reader for.
Art: Fallout's beauty salon edition of Mr. Handy.
Fun Fact: My favorite Golden Sun character is Ivan.
Nine days: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn!
Alright, Scrap Mind Reader. An earth,
machine, tuner, and level one monster with no attack
or defense what so ever. His effect is
as follows: Once per turn, while you have it in your
graveyard during main phase 2 (really hurts his
playability), you may select a scrap you control
that isn’t another mind reader, then destroy the
scrap and summon this guy. Also, like plaguespreader
zombie, this card is removed from play once he
leaves the field if you use this effect. And, all
the other synchro material of a synchro that you use
this guy for have to be scraps. However, the synchro
you summon doesn’t have to be scraps. But alas,
there aren’t too many good non-tuners that you would
have the opportunity to synchronize this card with
other than scrap synchroes, which is probably what
will happen most often. A play I foresee
happening a lot is to use scrap lube to help
compliment this card since both of them involve
their effects without the battle phase.
Over all, I don’t particularly like this card. It
has potential to be a very useful card, but his
effect seems to situational to me. I would only run
one of these in a deck if any at all, and probably
only if I ran lubes, which I think is also a rather
slow card. So if you have a deck fit for this little
robot, he can be good, but overall, he is to slow to
be put to good use.
Hmm, scraps keep getting more support. This one
If this card is in your grave, during your main
phase 2. You can destroy one Scrap monster other
then itself to special summon itself from the grave.
Now, this is a pretty good effect, you get a level 1
tuner, and you get the effect of the Scrap monster
that was destroyed.
But once he uses this effect he's removed from play,
like Plague is, also he can only synch with Scraps.
So, a pretty decent card, though I think Scraps have
Advanced- 3/5 (Scrap Decks only)
Art- He looks like an angry mechanical fetus o.0