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Gravekeeper's Nobleman
- #LVAL-EN031 

When this card you control is destroyed by battle with an opponent's attacking monster and sent to your Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Gravekeeper's" monster from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Gravekeeper's Nobleman".

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.50
Advanced: 3.00 

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

Date Reviewed - Feb. 18, 2014

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Continuing the Gravekeeper portion of the week is Gravekeeper's Nobleman.  This Gravekeeper is a Spellcaster, Dark attributed, and Level 3, with 1000 attack and defense.  So she's not the strongest but she does provide a very necessary effect to your Deck.  When destroyed in face-down defense position, (easy enough), you can Special Summon a Gravekeeper from your Deck in face-down defense position.  There is the condition this card has to be sent to the Graveyard, you get nothing if it's removed from play.  But since it has to be destroyed face-down, odds are, that won't be a problem most of the time.  Taking a look at the Gravekeeper's you can choose (obviously any) this is a great asset to your Deck.  You should be using two of these I say

Also note, that yesterday, today, and tomorrow are rated for the Deck only
Traditional:  3/5 
Advanced:   4/5 
Art:  4/5

John Rocha

We continue with the Gravekeeper theme with a review on Gravekeeper’s Nobleman. Nobleman adds another recruiter to the Gravekeeper theme. It can be searched from your deck with cards like Mystic Tomato and Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, and then it can search out cards like Gravekeeper’s Spy and Guard. It can also search out Gravekeeper’s Visionary to make use of all of those Gravekeeper monsters that have been recruited, destroyed, and are now in the graveyard.
The drawback to Gravekeeper’s Nobleman, besides the fact that it is slow, is that it must be on your side of the field and attacked by your opponent’s monster to get its effect. This means that Creature Swap will not be of much use to you and attacking into your opponent’s monster will do you no good. By having to wait for your opponent to attack you, you give the initiative to your opponent. Decks like Fire Fist and Fire Kings will eat your Gravekeeper deck alive.
Even with all of the new support cards and monsters in the game, Gravekeeper’s still have not proven that they can keep pace with the current Meta. Gravekeeper’s Nobleman is just too slow and clumsy. It is not a bad card in a Gravekeeper deck as it gives you more Gravekeeper monsters.
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5


Hey everyone.  We continue to look at the new Gravekeeper cards with today's selection, Gravekeeper's Nobleman.

When this dude is destroyed by battle in which the opponent's monster has declared the attack, you can summon a Gravekeeper monster from the deck face-down.  The first thing that would come to mind of course is Gravekeeper's Spy, who could immediately have her effect activate if your opponent keeps attacking, or Guard to bounce another monster your opponent controls. 

The biggest problem I'm seeing here though is that your opponent has to attack it.  This means you can't pop it with Descendant, or even put it in attack mode to ram it.  You're stuck with putting it face-down and hoping your opponent doesn't pop it, which given the notorious history of Spy is probably the first thing they're going to try to do.

It's not terrible, you'll still get the effect sometimes and being able to summon ANY Gravekeeper is pretty useful, but it having to be when your opponent declares the attack hurts it.  I might play one or two, but I wouldn't put it on the pedestal that Spy and Recruiter already share.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 4/5

Thanks for reading!


Hello Pojo Fans,
It's a Gravekeeper heavy week, and today we're reviewing Gravekeeper's Nobleman. A Dark Spellcaster like all “Gravekeeper” monsters, Nobleman is a level 3 with 1000ATK/1000DEF. When it is destroyed by an opponents monster and sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Gravekeeper's" monster from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Gravekeeper's Nobleman".
Nobleman adds a whole new way of fueling Gravekeeper's Descendant. Nobleman is destroyed, Special Summon Descendant if you have Spy or Recruiter already on the field in some form, or Special Summon Spy and set up next turn. Snatching and setting Gravekeeper's Guard can help eliminate a troublesome monster from your opponent's side of the field. In the late game (with several Gravekeeper's in your grave) Nobleman can bring out Gravekeeper's Visionary. Visionary at the least will be 2200ATK with only Nobleman in the grave, but likely will be past 3000ATK most of the time. Much like Recruiter and Descendant before him, Nobleman is the card Gravekeepers needed to thrust them back into the talks of being a Tier 1 deck.
His stats aren't great, 1000ATK, even with the boost from Necrovalley, making him 1500ATK won't be winning too many battles. Being a level 3 in a deck, you're only running another level 3 in Recruiter, and you won't be Xyz Summoning a Rank 3 because you'll be using Recruiter to fuel Descendant. Nobleman isn't made for Xyz Summoning though, it's meant to search out something and set it on the field, setting up your next move.  
**rating for Gravekeeper Deck only**
Traditional- 4/5
Advanced- 4/5
Art- 3/5
Until Next Time


Gravekeeper's Nobleman

Basically like GK recruiter, except it adds to the field rather than the hand. Let's be perfectly honest in saying that the only GK monster you would really want to summon facedown is Gravekeeper's Spy (and that, to be fair, is the best one). If your opponent has no more monsters left to attack, you can set any GK monster you want. Since you can't ram into opponent's monsters or use Creature Swap with it, it's usage is restricted. And 1500 ATK with Necrovalley isn't totally horrible but it's still a bit lacking.

In Traditional, it's too slow in a format full of cards like Raigeki, but in Advanced...

Oh.... wait a minute!

There's no level or ATK restriction! You can summon any Gravekeeper you want. Even LV5 or higher ones. Definitely worth considering for sure. Don't use 3 copies because “destroy-by-battle” monsters are still slow, but certainly use at least 1.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 3/5


It must be weird living in a world where hieroglyphs are painted on the sky. No wonder the Gravekeeper's seem so upset, eh mate? Hello my dearies, and welcome to this review of another some Gravekeeper's monster.

The high level Gravekeeper's (apart from yesterday's card) are usually not good largely because you have to tribute summon them. This lad/lass, by getting destroyed (just set it since it has like 1000 DEF) can summon out one of the fatties: Gravekeeper's Visionary, Gravekeeper's Chief, or Gravekeeper's Oracle. With that said, they're all still awful. This card's true shine is getting out any one of the good Gravekeeper's monsters you're running. You could get it destroyed, set a spy from your deck, then on your turn flip Spy and bring out Descendant and pop a card or two. It's got many uses, my dearies, so now leave and find them. Go with my blessings, you crazy kids.

Ways to counter Nobleman (oh hey, I guess now we know his gender): Do you also worry about attacking into Geargiarmor? Just attack and deal with whatever it gets out.

Advanced: 3.5/5
Traditional: 2/5

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