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

 Kuriphoton
- #ZTIN-EN027 

During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard and pay 2000 Life Points; you take no damage this turn. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 "Photon" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, except "Kuriphoton"; add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Kuriphoton" once per turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.00 

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


Date Reviewed - Mar. 27, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

Wednesday

And just when you thought the week couldn't get any worse, we look at Kuriphoton. Level 1, Fiend, Light (for some reason), 300 attack and 200 defense...a lot of that sounds familiar doesn't it? All right, during either player's turn, you can send this card to the Graveyard and pay 2000 Lifepoints in order to take no Damge this turn. That's a hell of a price to pay just for no Damage, and not worth it in my opinion for this being in your Deck, even if the 2000 is less than you would have taken. You can send a Photon Monster from your Hand to the Graveyard, save this card, to return Kuriphoton from your Graveyard to your Hand. You can only use the effect of Kuriphoton once per turn. This card is junk, you don't need this, ever.

Ratings:

1/5 both Formats

Art: 3/5

Miguel

The Photon theme gets bigger with Kuriphoton. It works kinda like its other counter part, good ole regular Kuriboh, as you can send it from your hand to the grave during either player's turn and pay 2000 LP to take no damage of any kind that turn. No battle or burn type damage. Also if this card exists in your graveyard, you can send 1 Photon monster, except for another copy of Kuriphoton, to your grave to add this card to your hand. This card is pretty good at helping you dodge things like OTKs or cards that zap your life points like Magic Cylinder. Kuriphoton is one of the Photon monsters that can be used outside of a Photon/Galaxy deck, such as a deck that uses Hope for Escape, decks that stall, or even a Chaos build, as you can send your LIGHT attribute Kuriphoton to your graveyard during your turn when you need it, or are about to take big damage during your opponent's turn. This card is more handy upon closer inspection and has more than a few uses. On a personal note, I would love to use this card in battle backed with Honest to take out my opponent's bigger monster then see the look on their face. 
 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3.5


Obskera

Today we are looking at: Kuriphoton
 
“During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard and pay 2000 Life Points; you take no damage this turn. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 "Photon" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, except "Kuriphoton"; add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Kuriphoton" once per turn.”

This card seems rather lackluster compared to yesterday’s card, it could have its uses I suppose, but most of those uses would be better served by something else. The only really nice thing is that it stops any damage, but it still costs more than you probably would’ve taken.

Advanced: 1/1
Traditional: 1/1

Leo
Kearon

Kuriphoton
Light/Fiend/Effect/Level1/300/200
During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard and pay 2000 Life Points; you take no damage this turn. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 "Photon" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, except "Kuriphoton"; add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Kuriphoton" once per turn.

Next up is the latest member of the “Kuri” family, Kuriphoton. First off its first effect stinks, taking no damage is good, but having to pay 2000 life points is ridiculous. In order for this to be anyway useful, you would have to be sure you were going to lose a load of life points. Okay is can stop OTKs and the like but it’ still a ridiculous amount to pay for life point protection.

Its second effect is better but more for the fact of getting a “Photon” quickly to the grave rather than getting this card back.

Overall it’s just way too expensive for what it offers, especially since other cards can do the same and sometimes for less.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.5/5


DKMagician
Girl

Today's Card of the Day Review is Kuriphoton, an Ultra Rare card from the Zexal Collection Tin.

This card happens to be another expansion of the Kuriboh series of monsters, spotting a 300 ATK and 200 DEF body. It is a Fiend, just like Kuriboh, but instead of being a DARK Attribute, it's LIGHT instead.

As you may be wondering what makes this card worthy of being a Ultra Rare, its effect is pretty interesting. Take a look.

"During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard and pay 2000 Life Points; you take no damage this turn. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 "Photon" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, except "Kuriphoton"; add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Kuriphoton" once per turn."

This card is perhaps the best of all of the Kuriboh-based monsters because its effect allows you to avoid ALL damage heading your way.

Effect Damage? Negated.
Battle Damage? Negated.

However, for such powerful protection, it has a cost and a high one too: 2000 of your Life Points. That is one quarter of your original amount of Life Points.

Now, while that does sound like a ungodly amount of damage to take, keep in mind that this can save you from an possible OTK from your opponent. If you are about to take 5000-8000 points of Life Point damage from an opponent, sending this along with 2000 LP to stay in the game sounds like quite the bargain. Not to mention you have a chance to counter that massive field they have dropped in front of you and change the momentum of the match.

This card also has extra value in a Hope for Escape-based Exodia deck. Since you do have to pay 2000 LP to use this, this will allow you to draw an additional card off of an Hope for Escape activation, depending if you are already below your opponent in Life Points before you activated this which, in most cases, you should be.

To continue on with this, this card can be retrieved by sending a Photon monster from your hand to the Graveyard so if you need a quick way to dump a Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon to the Graveyard or you need Kuriphoton's abilities again, you certainly have access to it.

Lastly, this does count as a Photon monster so you can search it out with Photon Lizard, get it back from the Graveyard via Orbital 7, or Special Summon it directly from your Deck via the Spell Card Accellight.

In conclusion, this card is an interesting little weapon made to stop OTKs, give an extra weapon for alternate win decks like Final Countdown and Exodia, all while giving Photon/Galaxy decks an nifty tech card that works with Photon support.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Traditional Format: 2/5 (It has value in that format. Something to keep in mind.)
Advanced Format: 3/5 (I like it as a 1-of tech but I'm sure it is not needed. If you do have to worry yourselves concerning OTKs in this format, maining 1 and siding 1 is certainly not a bad idea.)


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