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Gold Sarcophagus

Select and remove from play 1 card in your Deck. During your second Standby Phase after this card's activation, add the removed card to your hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.67
Advanced: 4.00 

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

Date Reviewed - April 26, 2011

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Dark Paladin
Remember a time, many years ago, when there were only four copies of Gold Sarcophagus out there?  You may not remember this, but there was a time.  This is Different Dimension Capsule, but all but invincible, as this doesn't stay on the Field while you wait for the card you selected.  I really don't see why you would ever want to play more than two of these, assuming you have more than one copy to use, or even the one copy itself.  The play of Gold Sarcophagus steadily declined, it's not that it got any worse, or even replaced by anything else.  Waiting two turns for access to anything from your Deck?  Not seeing a downside here...
5/5, both formats
Art:  5/5


Gold Sarcophagus has always been a huge preference card, from its Gold Series 2 mass release to its commoners' reprint in the Duelist Revolution Special Edition.

The Sarc turns into any card in your deck, with the only cost being that you have to wait a few turns. This is such a blessing for decks that need an ace card, but unlike the very inferior D.D. Capsule, the opponent gets to see what card you're getting.

This means that something like Dark Hole or Solemn Warning (look at you, being rich) isn't going to work very effectively, as the opponent will be alerted of their presence. That takes a huge amount of versatility out of this card, and not just because the state of the duel can change so quickly that your Sarcophagus may open too late. A common move is just to take something like Monster Reborn.

But is it worth it? You should try it yourself. It depends on how stable your deck is, and how quickly you need that certain card.

Art: It's tilted a little.
Fun Fact: Jaden technically lost that first duel against Crowler.
Tomorrow: A card for people with no skill.


Gold Sarcophagus, where do I begin? The ability to get any card from the deck is huge, even with a two turn delay. It makes every combo or control oriented deck more consistent. It is rather slow for some aggro decks though.
Unfortunately for Gold Sarcophagus, two things have been happening recently. First, the meta has become more fast paced. This means that it's entirely likely you won't survive long enough to see the card you chose get back to you. Second, Pot of Duality was released. The new Pot gives every deck increased consistency just like Gold Sarcophagus can, but without the wait. It's less specific than Sarcophagus, but that's not as important to many decks. Of course, a lot of players will play Sarcophagus and Pot together to make combo decks incredibly consistent.
Traditional: 3/5 It can set up certain Dark Magician of Chaos OTKs, but otherwise is too slow.
Advanced: 4/5 It can give almost any deck an advantage. It's just a bit too slow for today's game, so keep it in decks that can survive the two turn wait.

The Legion

Hey Pojo, Assailant here with your Card of the Day. Today's card is Gold Sarcophagus. Gold Sarc has a very simple effect; take one card from your deck and remove it from play. On your second standby phase after activation, add said card to your hand. There are few cards simpler. In short, if you have a win condition in your deck (such as: Final Countdown, Wave-Motion Cannon, Frog OTK, Empty Jar, Exodia [Actually, you probably shouldn't use it in Exodia anyway {Who freaking runs Exodia
anymore?}]) you should almost certainly run this card. It shall thus add consistency and BA-ness to thou deck. No guarantees (or refunds) about that last one.

On the other hand, if you run a very fast, no-win-condition deck (Such
as: Six Sams, Frogarchs, etc.) you probably shouldn't run it. Nuff'
said? Thought so.
Traditonal: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
Art: Ummmm...it is just me, or does that look like the Ark of the Covenant?

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