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Reckless Greed

Draw 2 cards from your Deck and skip your next 2 Draw Phases.
PGD-051

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.85
Advanced: 3.25 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
April 10, 2014

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Dark

Paladin

Thursday
 
Still looking at older cards, we look at Reckless Greed.  This Trap lets you Draw two cards from the Deck, at the effect of skipping two Draw Phases.  Note that isn't a cost, but rather an effect, and if you were to activate two, or even three of these at the same time, you would Draw four, or six cards, and only lose two Draws.  That's fun, certainly advantage to you for sure.  Sometimes you see that trick get pulled off in Turbo Exodia, assuming anyone out there still plays some variation of that.  There's just better Draw options out there available.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  1.25/5
Advanced:   2.25/5 
Art:  4/5  Those eyes though 

Leo
Kearon

Reckless Greed
Normal Trap
Draw 2 cards and skip your next 2 Draw Phases.
 
Next up we have Reckless Greed, another Card Drawing card that hasn’t been Banned yet. It’s a Normal Trap so it is chainable which is good and it allows you to draw 2 cards, which is always good. It does have a big downside and that is you skip your next 2 Draw Phases. No matter how you look at it skipping 2 Draw Phases is really bad.
 
This card is only really useful if you are drawing a lot of card in one turn to make up for the fact you wouldn’t be getting anything new into your hand for two turns. Also it is a trap card so it is a bit on the slow side.
 
Overall, chainable pot of greed is good, but the downside is a bit too steep, especially if you don’t get anything good.
 
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced:  3/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Today we're getting a little reckless and a little greedy with Reckless Greed. A Normal Trap Card, Reckless Greed allows you to draw 2 cards from your deck, but then you have to skip your next 2 Draw Phases.
 
This is a +1 for you, drawing two and using one, giving you immediate resources to use. If you chain a second Reckless Greed to the first the turns do not stack, meaning you will still only have to wait two Draw Phases to conduct your next Draw Phase. Decks that need help with draw power will run this card, and it is a card best run in 3's.
 
Skipping two Draw Phases can put you in a bind if you run out of resources. If you draw the copies of this card separately, then you can't capitalize on the real potential of Reckless Greed. As a Normal Trap, it can be countered by several cards, but that isn't too much to worry about, since even if Reckless Greed is negated, you won't need to skip your next two Draw Phases.
 
Traditional-1/5- Like yesterday, too many better choices
Advanced-3/5- Run in 3's, hope to get two at a time, I have seen all three go off before
Art-3/5- looks like a trap to me (no pun intended)
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Baneful

Reckless Greed

Reckless Greed is an important meta card that may not be a staple and may not represent the kind of playstyle that every player would want, but there are a lot of rewards to using it. It's chainable in a triple-MST format. It speeds up your deck by giving you the cards instantly. Like in Finance 101, people say money now is more profitable than money later. Same thing with cards. You're going to get those 2 cards anyway. Why not just choose how to use them in what way you like from the get-go. You can also overwhelm your opponent with resources to make things a -1 for them. Also, RG can get really nasty when you combo it with 2 or even 1 additional RG.

On the downside, using 3 Reckless Greed (you can't just use one) does take up space in your deck and can hurt you when it draw it instead of a really defense trap that you might need. And if you are already using 3 Upstart Goblin, RG might dilute your deck further and give you less options to beat down your opponent with.

In Traditional, this card sucks (unless you are using Makyura). No one is going to wait a turn to draw 2 cards when they have lots of insanely powerful draw options from turn 1 and they essentially need to severely damage their opponent in the first turn if they want to win.

Reckless Greed is one of those cards we look back on say, why didn't we embrace this card earlier. Though we are very much happy we get to use it now.

Traditional: 2.0 (Okay)
Advanced: 4.0 (Good)

tails512
YouTube
Reckless Greed is a common choice for combo decks and decks with a lot of other draw power.  Reckless is an immediate plus one in card advantage, but it comes with the downside of not being able to draw for two turns.  This by itself makes a single Reckless disadvantageous in the long run.  But you have to consider the possibility that the two cards you draw allow you to gain extra positive card advantage (this is why Reckless is good in combo decks).
 
The best thing about Reckless is that two or three copies stack positive effects but not negative effects.  You get to draw 2 cards for each copy, but you only have to skip your draw for the next two turns, even if you use multiple copies of Reckless.  This is why Reckless is good in decks where you have other cards to allow you to draw into multiple copies of Reckless easier.
 
Reckless isn't a draw card you can just throw into your deck, like you can with Upstart Goblin, but in the right deck, it's a very powerful card (just make sure you're playing all 3 copies).
 
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)

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