Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Special Summon 1 "Metal Fiend Token" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0). It cannot attack. When this Token battles, the opponent takes any Battle Damage its controller would have taken. Pay 1000 Life Points during each of your Standby Phases. If you do not, destroy the "Metal Fiend Token".
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - May 6, 2010
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Fiend's Sanctuary is an interesting Magic card,
another card in the Magic/Trap category that gives
you a Token, and this one you are able to Tribute if
you feel necessary, and it even deals damage if your
opponent attacks it. This was seen, although never
used by Kaiba, given to Yugi, and used by him in his
duel against Marik.
You Special Summon one "Metal Fiend Token"
(Fiend-type/Dark/Level 1/0 attack and 0 defense) and
you can choose attack or defense postion, though I'm
not sure why you would ever put it in defense
While the Token cannot attack, and likely never
needs to, it does cause your opponent to take any
Battle Damage you would take.
During your Standby Phase, you must pay 1000
Lifepoints to keep your Metal Fiend Token on the
Field, or else it is destroyed. It has a few combos,
and your opponent is either going to ram something
weak into it, or waste an effect of sorts to run
around taking the damage here.
A nifty piece of Tech.
This is one of those cards that is reprinted
after it was completely irrelevant. We have a Normal
Spell that makes a 0/0 Token that inflicts damage to
your opponent equal to the damage you would
otherwise get and burns you for 1000 during each
Ideally, this is used to tribute for a Monarch in
a hot spot so that you can run basically more
Monarchs than you would otherwise be able to. AS of
right now, it is not needed so much, but I think
that it is good enough to see play somewhere, just
not necessarily at a premier level tournament.
Fiend's Sanctuary ...
This was Kaiba's "key" card that was supposed to
help secure his win in the Battle City tournament
... and its a pretty cool card, at that. #1 - any
player that uses it gets total style points, cuz
it's one of those that's pretty good, but nobody
ever uses ... maybe cuz it's kinda hard to come by?
... a little bit easier now with the new Kaiba pack
out in circulation, but I think it's a card that one
day some people will start playing, and tons of
others will then decide to follow suit.
Anyway - u special summon a metal fiend token.
Your opponent takes any battle damage u would
receive from battles involving this card. awesome.
Ur opponent will NOT want to attack it with
something big. Too bad it can't attack or this thing
would become SUPER funky. But the best aspect of
Fiend's Sanctuary, and the reason I think people
would want to play it is sheerly for the cost free
special summon. Most spell cards that generate
tokens have a stipulation that either u can't
tribute the tokens or that u can't summon again for
the turn .. or BOTH. Meaning u cant make immediate
use of ur "cost free" special summon. FS has no such
hold-up. Make the token. Tribute it for Caius or
whatever. No muss, no fuss. Or just protect your
life points. Either way - i like this card.
Now this card could actually see play. There are
no tribute restrictions on the token, so you could
play this, and then summon a Monarch, Synchro, etc.
Also, this could be a burn/stall card. Your opponent
most likely will not attack it on their own,
stalling a bit, or you could use a trap that forces
them to attack it for some burn damage. That whole
taking 1000 damage a turn thing will keep you from
stalling for long with this guy though. As I said, I
could definitely see this card being used in
Monarchs or any tribute heavy deck, the token gets
under Bottomless at least.
Thursday- Fiend's Sanctuary
This card is terrible. You can tribute the token
on the same turn it is summoned for a Monarch.
However, with cards like Battle Fader, Treeborn
Frog, and Soul Exchange effectively doing this for
free, using Fiend's Sanctuary is a bad idea.
This COTD week is very nostalgic and packs many
cards that were used in the original Yu-Gi-Oh!
television show, before they decided to go wild and
make it Dueling.... with Motorbikes! I feel a bit
wistful giving all of these iconic cards the lowest
score possible :(.