Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Activate only if you control a face-up "Reptilianne" monster. Change 1 Defense Position monster your opponent controls to face-up Attack Position and reduce its ATK to 0.
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Date Reviewed - 01.xx.10
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This is one of those cards that I absolutely
hate. I have pulled at least 10 of these cards from
Stardust Overdrive packs, only opening about 20.
Anyways, it is not such a bad card. If you control a
Reptilianne monster you can change an opponent's
monster to ATK position and reduce it's ATK to 0. oh
and it is a Normal Spell, which is good and bad.
Since the Reptilianne deck goes off when their
dudes have 0 ATK, the card would seem quite good in
that deck. However, the cards are mediocre at best
and this is only slightly better than Book of Moon
or Enemy Controller ANYWAY so I would just use those
two instead unless you are of course running a
Reptilianne deck. Even then, the non-Quickplay
nature of this card makes it even that much worse.
Reptilianne Poison …
Huh … hmmm … Ok. A normal spell that changes a
defense position monster of your opponent into
face-up attack and drops its attack to 0. This is …
“fitting” … considering the theme and abilities of
Reptillianne monsters … But normally u want to just
destroy said monster or get some sort of immediate
reduction (in one way or another) of your opponent’s
resources. That’s what a good spell will do for u.
As it is, this Poison doesn’t do that. Sure its puts
their monster in a more vulnerable state, but u
still have to then try and attack through it,
meaning u can still run headfirst into a Mirror
Force or Honest or something. If u are up against
Blackwings, u still haven’t drawn out or made
useless their Icarus Attack, so that is still
lurking. If u are playing against Lightsworn, u just
flipped up that face-down defense position Ryko, so
he’ll still get his effect. And so forth. Thus,
there is a word for cards like this … “situational”.
Sure – aren’t ALL cards, if u really think about it?
Yes, but only a REALLY situational card is CALLED
“situational”, and Reptilianne Poison IS
situational. Hell – what will u do if your opponent
doesn’t even HAVE a DEF position monster? … If all
their stuff is in ATK mode? … Or u don’t have a
Reptillianne monster on the field … wouldn’t u then
prefer ANY other card in hand aside from this one?
Exactly. It’s a situational card for a deck type
that’s not that good anyway.
This card could have been better. It could have
at least negated flip effects of the face-down
monsters is manages to flip face up. Who cares if
Ryko's atk goes to zero if it kills your Reptilianne
monster anyway (you have to have one face up on the
field to use Poison). Sure it can help set up a play
with their synchro Reptilianne Hydra, but that's
allot of work for a card that only has 2100 atk. In
reality you will never get more than 2 cards off of
the effect of Hydra, and you will spend easily that
many to set it up. This deck needs a bit more
support before Reptilianne cards will be worth it.