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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Top 10 New Cards of 2010
#2 - Gravekeeper's Recruiter -
When this card you control is sent to your Graveyard, add 1 "Gravekeeper's" monster with 1500 or less DEF from your Deck to your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Jan. 13, 2011
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Gravekeeper's Recruiter is #2...did I mention
sometime last week how I'm not a fan of when
specific theme cards make these lists, regardless of
how good they may be? Our Recruiter is Level
3, Dark attribute, Spellcaster, who allows you to
add a Gravekeeper with 1500 or lesls Defense from
your Deck to your Hand.
1200 attack isn't awful for Level 3, and the 1500
defense means he can even search himself, now
remember, you only gain the effect if he goes to the
Graveyard. As a bonus, if you were to tribute
the Recruiter for the effect of Gravekeeper's
Descendant, the effect will still resolve, second,
as a separate chain.
He's great support for the Gravekeeper Deck, and has
even found his way splashed into other Decks as Tech
for people just using the random or occasional
5/5 for Gravekeepers, and even a 2.5 or so out of
for the Deck above who uses it.
Art: 3/5 Not that impressive.
Coming in second place of our top ten countdown
is our new searcher crackmonger, Gravekeeper’s
Recruiter. This card is great. It’s the Gravekeeper
version of Darksoul. The real reason this card is so
high on the list is simple: the fact that it single
handedly turned a fairly unused stall/burn style
deck into the top meta deck, kicking the Saber
Regime down from their throne that fateful day in
Atlanta. This card is just what GK’s need to become
an agro death deck from hell. Add the fact that
Necrovalley effs up most deck types, and that we
have no Heavy Storm, and we’re in for one hell of a
format until the True Six come out and Sams take
over. Either way, this was without a doubt a game
changing card, which is why it is ranked so highly.
Art: Rapper Odion FTW
So, today at number 2 on our top 10 countdown, we
have Gravekeeper's Recruiter. Who didn't see this
one coming? Imagine Darksoul on crack. Actually it'd
probably be speed, but anyway. The only surprise
here is that this card IS at number two instead of
number one, but you win some, you lose most.
Now, I'm a Gravekeeper fan, always have been, thus
the name Assailant, and I've been waiting for that
one thing that would finally make Gravekeeper's a
tier 1 deck. This is it. Gravekeeper's Recruiter
single handily allowed Gravekeeper's to win first,
second, AND third place at YCS Atlanta. That says a
lot about this card, and especially it's
consistency. This card is broken, simple as that. It
allows you to pull a Gravekeeper with 1500 or less
defense to your hand anytime it hits the grave, and
it's a mandatory effect as well, so it doesn't miss
Personally, I think the limitation of 1500 DEF to
1500 ATK only adds to this card's epicness. While
1500 ATK would allow you to pull Spy, 1500 DEF
allows you to pull Commandant to your hand, solving
an annoying consistency problem for Gravekeeper's.
As far as I can see there's very little to call a
downside to this card. Plus it's a TCG exclusive, so
we don't have to worry about the greedy little OCG
finding a reason to ban it for a while now. Happy
Art: “Hey, baldie, you don't have any hair. You know
why? Because you're bald. Seriously, look at how
bald you are. You know, if you had a comb you
wouldn't know what to do with it because you're so
bald. God, you're bald.”
“Are you done pointing out that I'm bald?”
“Ehhh, no.”-Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged
Today we are reviewing XX-Saber Darksoul. No
wait, it’s a much better XX-Saber Darksoul with
stats. This card needs to go down in the history of
Yu-Gi-Oh as one of the most game changing cards of
all time. This card comes out and immediately the
Gravekeeper deck takes the top 3 spots at YCS
Atlanta. That’s crazy, but let’s look at why. A
Gravekeeper deck will usually have a Necrovalley on
the field. With that card, Gravekeeper's Recruiter
becomes a 1700/2000 which is nothing to laugh at. On
top of this, if this card is sent from the field to
the grave (not destroyed) you can pretty much search
your deck for any Gravekeeper that you want (aside
from Spy). This card is broken, he really gives
Gravekeepers that edge that they needed to make them
more than just a stall burn style of deck.
Our 2nd place card is Gravekeeper recruiter. He
single handedly propelled gravekeepers to the top
tier. What does he do? He's witch of the black
forest for gravekeepers. Whenever he is sent from
the field to the grave by anything, you search for a
gravekeeper with 1500 or less defense. the most
common combination with this is, flip spy, get
descendant. Normal summon this, tribute it to
destroy something, search for commandant, get
necrovalley, play necro valley and attack.
Quite a good combo,. and definatly worth the 2nd
Traditional 1/5 I dont think Gravekeepers are viable
in this format
Advanced 5/5 Great card for gravekeepers.
|Gravekeeper's Recruiter, of all things, lands the #2
spot. Gravekeepers is a top deck--the deck to beat
of today's format. And it's all thanks to this guy.
At first glance, what's so special about this guy?
Sure, he looks really good, but THIS good? Think
He gives Gravekeepers a solid Set that isn't
Gravekeeper's Spy. He turns into more-than-free
destruction with Gravekeeper's Descendant by his
side. He searches out Commandant, which in turn
searches out Necrovalley. That means this guy
assures that you have Necrovalley at all times.
Gravekeepers are among the most searchable,
revivable, salvageable monsters in the game. When
one of those cards is essentially Witch of the Black
Forest, you know it's going to be good. I've been
using 3x Recruiter personally, and I think it's a
card you'd have to try yourself to understand.
And it's this one card that catapulted Gravekeepers
from "Shaky but pretty good" to "The solid,
Fun Fact: Uncreative name is uncreative.
Tomorrow: HERP DERP