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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!
You can discard this card to the Graveyard, then target 1 Warrior or Spellcaster-Type monster your opponent controls; take control of that target until the End Phase.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Oct. 17, 2014
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People have a propensity to neglect commons in favor
This is why Pojo hasn't reviewed this card
back 5+ years ago when it came out, but its getting
some shine now.
This card was brought to attention when
competitive player and ARG writer Patrick Hoban
topped a major tournament with 2 of these in his
He knew that Warriors (like Satellarknights) and
Spellcasters (like Shaddolls) were prominent in this
DUEA meta so he ran it.
So, Puppet Plant, being restricted to those
types isn't for every meta, but it will rise and
The flaw is that you might face decks which
don't use those two types but if you know the meta,
things will be good.
Taking control of a monster gives you more freedom
than merely destroying it.
You can tribute it to get around many
You can go aggro and attack directly.
It's fast and without cost.
It's a monster effect that requires no normal
It's good stuff.
Side it when needed, and if you have some
guts, main it like Hoban.
Power -- 4
Versatility -- 2
Dependability -- 2
Advantage -- 4
Speed -- 4
Traditional – 2
Advanced – 3.5
3rd Place YCS Indianapolis
This is one of the oldest solution to Spellcasters.
Ditch and take an opponents Warrior or Spellcaster
for free. An ok side deck card against Tellarknights
Last time this card was being used was when Six
Samurai’s were played, now it has become equally
viable since it allows you to take control of not
just Warriors, but Spellcasters as well.
This means that it can be used against
Stellarknights, Shaddoll’s and even Burning Abyss…
All Tier Decks!
Although it can only be used during your own turn
(Main Phase 1 or 2), the fact that it can be used
against so many Decks currently is a huge redeeming
Essentially you use this card like you would Change
of Heart and use it to clear the way for an attack
for game, Tribute that monster, Synchro with it or
use it to overlay with. Basically it all depends on
what purpose serves you best.
While this card is back in favour again, how good/
effective it is fully depends on the current Meta.
Currently the Meta is favourable for this card to be
Traditional: 1. There are simply so many better
options here that Puppet Plant looks second rate.
Advanced: 3.25. Not good against everything, so this
means that it’s generally only found in the Side
Deck. That it is strong against the current Tier
Decks means that it should be strongly considered by
anyone planning on being competitive.
Wrapping up this week we look at Puppet Plant, a
card that was first released in Strike of Neos but
until now we never reviewed before.
Statwise Puppet Plant is a quite average level
3 EARTH/Plant but this card will never be hitting
the field, so it really doesn’t matter.
Puppet Plant’s effect is where thinks get
interesting; by discarding it from your hand to the
Graveyard, you can target and control an opponent’s
Warrior or Spellcaster until the end of the turn.
Barring the type condition, there is not other
condition on the brainwashed monster which makes
this really useful.
Also Puppet Plant happens to target two of the most
common types in the game and can be used against a
variety of decks; Shaddolls, Lightsworns, Six
Samurai, Elemental Heroes; Prophecy, etc. Of course
this isn’t any good if your opponent doesn’t play
any Warriors or Spellcasters and its stats don’t
make it worth playing if they don’t.
Overall, a possible side card especially with a lot
of the good brainwashing cards still banned.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Rounding out the week we've got Puppet Plant. This
card has come and gone in Side Decks throughout
Yu-Gi-Oh as the format changes. A 1 for 1 until the
End Phase, you can ditch Puppet Plant to take
control of one of your opponents Spellcaster or
Warrior monsters. With the dominant two decks so far
being Shaddoll and Satellarknight, Puppet Plant
should see a resurgence. In a top-decking situation
this could be the difference between winning and
losing. The options for Puppet Plant aren't only to
take control of one of your opponents monsters and
attack with them, there are obvious combos. Synchro,
Xyz, or tribute the monster before the End Phase to
make sure your opponent won't be getting it back.
You can only use Puppet Plant during your turn,
which limits the potential this card has. Also, if
you are unable to discard to the grave due to a card
effect, this card won't be very useful until you are
able to. If you come into a situation where using
Puppet Plant as a discard from your hand, you have
the option to use its 1000ATK and go after their
Puppet Plant will be back in Side Decks, and
possibly in 3's. It is a great mirror match card.
Until Next Time