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If a "Bujin" monster in your Graveyard or face-up on your side of the field is banished (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand in face-up Defense Position. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if a "Bujin" card was added from your Deck to your hand this turn, except by drawing it, while you controlled this face-up card: You can draw 1 card, then discard 1 card. You can only control 1 "Bujin Arasuda".
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Feb. 25, 2014
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Bujin Arasuda is our card today. I don't like the
Bujin Archtype. I'm not sure why, I'm just overall
not a fan. Having said that, this is a good card for
its theme. Light is good, Beast-Warrior is well
supported and fits the Deck well enough. 1600 attack
is a bit low for a Level 4, but the 1900 defense is
solid, and fits his effect. You can Special Summon
this card from your Hand (in face-up Defense
position) if a face-up Bujin you control is removed
from play...or one from your Graveyard. So that's
easy enough to trigger. Once a turn during the End
Phase, if a Bujin Monster card was added from the
Deck to the Hand OUTSIDE of the Draw Phase, you can
Draw a card...and then discard another. See, this
Deck just is weird. I mean, sure, it can work, but
there's so much going on. Interesting, just not very
Hello Pojo Fans,
Today we're going to review Bujin Arasuda. A
Light Beast-Warrior, level 4, 1600ATK/1900DEF,
Arasuda's effects involves if a “Bujin” is banished.
“If a "Bujin" monster in your Graveyard or face-up
on your side of the field is banished (except during
the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card
from your hand in face-up Defense Position. Once per
turn, during the End Phase, if a "Bujin" card was
added from your Deck to your hand this turn, except
by drawing it, while you controlled this face-up
card: You can draw 1 card, then discard 1 card. You
can only control 1 "Bujin Arasuda".”
Arasuda has decent stats to begin with for a
level 4 monster. As a light it has a good amount of
support backing it up (Honest, Light of Redemption,
Beckoning Light, etc.). If a “Bujin” monster is
removed by your opponent or by yourself (Chaos
Sorcerer, BLS, or any of these “Bujin” monsters:
Boar, Fox, Hare, Centipede, Quilin, Turtle), or
removed from the field, you can drop this guy onto
the field in defense position. His effect kicks
during the End Phase, allowing you to draw a card,
then discard a card if you added a “Bujin” card from
your Deck to your hand. Arasuda combos good with
Peacock, Yamato, Mikazuchi, and Susanowo. Summon
Yamato, remove a “Bujin” for that specific Bujin's
effect, Special Summon Arasuda, then once you enter
the End Phase you get your draw.
Special Summoning in defense isn't bad, but
Arasuda won't be attacking that turn unless you Xyz
with him (unless you Special Summon Arasuda during
your opponents turn). Only being able to control one
Arasuda isn't that big of a disadvantage, but I
think he'd be more playable if his defense and
attack were flipped, or it's effect would happen
more than once per turn. The trouble with Arasuda's
effect is that you'll likely have to Special Summon
him so you can normal or Xyz a Bujin to set up
getting that draw. It can be easy, but you shouldn't
change your play just to get the draw.
Until Next Time
Talk about a well rounded card. Good stats
(especially as a defender). Can be easily Special
Summoned, conducive to XYZ's. It's effect of drawing
and discarding is sometimes situational, but very
possible and helps better your hand (as well as fuel
the graveyard). It never exceeds being a
one-for-one, but it can lead to interesting
As a bonus, Bujin's searched by Tenki and Pot of
Duality count. That, particularly, propels this card
very high. At least in Advanced (because traditional
format doesn't like Bujin's, or 99% of cards for
Traditional – 2/5
Advanced – 4/5
Get your game on. Today we're doing a sick
monster: Bujin Arasuda. Totally radical, dood. Okay,
that's enough young people dialog. Your king
understands your lingo and appreciates it, but I
prefer to speak like this. Yes...
Bujin Arasuda, the card many think to be
Daisuke/Bastion Misawa from Yu-Gi-Oh GX! is not an
impressive card at first glance. If this is your
first time seeing a Bujin, they're an archetype that
rely on their Beast-Warriors to do anything, so this
card occupies that specific niche. Usually, you only
have one Beast-Warrior out, but this lets you get
the chance to summon 2 monsters in one turn, where
you then Xyz summon the Xyz monster, Susanowo and
beat your opponent down. However, this requires some
set-up to get off, and you don't want to be wasting
your Bujingis just to get this guy off. Fear not,
however, as in the next set there will be another
Bujin beast-warrior that allows this card to shine.
For now though, you only need 0 or 1 of this guy.
Countering Arasuda: DESTROY YAMATO
Advanced: 1.5/5 (right now)
Art: 4/5. Look at that background, and how soothing
the art looks. It isn't trying to be "SO EPIC LOL,"
and thus it succeeds at it.