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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

High Priestess of Prophecy
- #REDU-EN045 

2 Level 7 Spellcaster-Type monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy Spell/Trap Card(s) your opponent controls, up to the number of "Spellbook" Spell Cards in your Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 3.25

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

Date Reviewed - October 9, 2012

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High Priestess of Prophecy was an excellent, and powerful, high level Spellcaster from the new set. Hierophant of Prophecy is as well, being a Rank 7 XYZ Monster, XYZ Summoned with two Level 7 Spellcasters (easy enough in the Deck) with stats that mirror DMoC at 2800 attack, and 2600 defense. Obviously a Spellcaster, and Dark, which is almost always a good thing. She's a heavy hitter, and best used for a Field clear (back row obviously) to finish a game safely. I would stick to using her late game, as she's better the more Spellbook Magic cards in your Graveyard, although that's simple enough to accomplish early. Regardless, by discarding an XYZ Material, you can destroy Magic and/or Trap cards equal to the number of the aforementioned Spellbook Magic cards in your Graveyard. That's probably an average of three, maybe more. Now, I'd use one of these, and a High Priestess. I think the latter is marginally better, despite the 2500 attack, easier to Special Summon, and her effect can destroy one CARD on the Field. They work well together, however.


Traditional: 2.75/5
Advanced: 3.75/5
Art: 5/5

John Rocha

We get to review a pretty swell card today in Hierophant of Prophecy. Yes, I said it: “swell”. As the Spellbook/Prophecy deck runs at least 12 Spellbooks, having enough Spellbooks in the graveyard to destroy your opponent’s backfield is not going to be a problem. All we need now is two Level 7 Spellcaster monsters.

There are three Level 7 Spellcaster monsters of note: Arcanite Magician, Endymion the Master Magician, and High Priestess of Prophecy that can be used to make Hierophant of Prophecy. Arcanite and High Priestess could be used in a Prophecy/Synchro deck while Endymion and High Priestess could be used in Prophecy/Magical Citadel deck. It is the latter that I find most interesting.

Summon Endymion by removing 6 spell counters from Magical Citadel of Endymion and special summon High Priestess of Prophecy by revealing 3 Spellbooks in your hand, by using the effect of Temperance of Prophecy, or summon it from the graveyard with Call of the Haunted or Monster Reborn. Then use both their effects to destroy your opponent’s monsters and Xyz summon Hierophant of Prophecy to destroy your opponent’s spells and traps.

There are other ways to special summon Hierophant of Prophecy. Gagaga Girl and Gagaga Magician can be made into level 7 monsters using their effects. You can also use Spellbook of Life, removing a level 4 monster to special summon a level 3 monster, thus making it a level 7 monster.

The question remains; is Hierophant of Prophecy worth the sacrifice of two powerful level 7 monsters? Obviously Hierophant only gets to destroy spells and traps if you play it with Spellbooks, so its worth is tied to the success of Spellbooks and it is only good in Spellcaster decks.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 3/5


Today on COTD, we will see if Hierophant of Prophecy is deemed indeed a holy card. A Rank 7, DARK/Spellcaster Xyz Type, needing 2 level 7 Spellcasters to Xyz summon. With the amazing stats of 2800 ATK and 2600 DEF, have fun trying to overpower this card with out some kind of help. 
Once per turn: You can detach one Xyz material from this card; destroy spell/trap cards your opponent controls up to the number of Spellbook spell cards in your graveyard. 
Im very surprised at myself for overlooking this card. This is a very good card for Spellcasters, as getting 2 level 7 Spellcasters may seem a bit hard, but there are a few answers to that. The Gagaga duo is the first way that comes to mind, as Summoner Monk, getting Gagaga Magician, using his effect then something like Galaxy Queen's Light to get it to level 7. Dark Magician is a level 7 Spellcaster as well, and he has Dark Magician Girl and Sage's Stone at his disposal. Hierophant's stats are enough to get over most monsters and fend off more. His effect is pretty good, as it destroys Spells/Traps that your opponent controls up to the amount of Spellbook spell cards in your grave for detaching one Xyz material from this card. In a good Prophecy build, there should be at least 3-4 Spellbooks in the grave by the time this guy hits the field. And in case you need another shot at your opponent's back row, you can use Overlay Regen to wreck their spell and trap cards again. This card is a huge target for Bottomless Trap Hole, Effect Veiler and Torrential Tribute, as your opponent will do what they have to do to save their protective cards.
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 4
Tomorrow: This guy wants Half.


Hierophant of Prophecy
Rk 7/DARK/Spellcaster/2800A/2600D
"2 Level 7 Spellcaster-Type monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy Spell/Trap Card(s) your opponent controls, up to the number of "Spellbook" Spell Cards in your Graveyard."

Well, while it's nice to see a Spellcaster XYZ monster, I'm a little disapointed at him needing 2 Lv 7 Spellcasters to get out. Because of that and the Spellbook cards that fuel his effect, this card clearly needs to have the deck at least partially built around him. There's not many Lv 7 Spellcasters out there, for one thing, making bringing him out harder. While the effect is nice, this card is meant to be a late game card as it requires a fair amount of set up to make the most of. That and his restrictions on summoning and his effect make him a very limited-use card. Nice stats on him, but that's not enough reason to use him. A good idea for a card, but he needs more cards to support him. Here's hoping Konami does so soon. Until then, stick him in your collection and enjoy the artwork.

Traditional: 1.5
Advanced: 1.5

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