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Top 10 Cards of 2015
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz
Banned / See Below
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Dec. 16, 2015
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We continue our Top 10 Countdown with our #9 card,
and the only Forbidden Card to make the list: Shurit,
Strategist of the Nekroz.
Position on my List: N/A (I had Nekroz of Unicore at
Due to this guy’s extensive history with the
Forbidden/Limited List (despite being around for
such a short time), we’ve actually reviewed him
twice already, so I don’t really know what else I
can say about him. Shurit was one of the many things
that held the entire Nekroz archetype together,
acting as not only a way to instantly fulfill any of
your Ritual Summons, but also replacing himself with
any other Warrior-Type Nekroz (including Nekroz of
Brionac, which would get you to any other Nekroz
monster, and Nekroz of Clausolas, which would get
you to any of the Ritual Spells). Essentially,
Shurit could get you to just about anything in the
Deck, which many other cards in the Deck could do.
What set him apart from the rest was that he also
just made the Deck’s gameplan so much easier.
I chose to put Unicore on my list because I felt
that it was the most annoying monster in the Deck to
deal with (even moreso than Trishula) due to it
lowering the ceiling against Extra Deck-centric
Decks. But in hindsight, Shurit is much more
deserving of a spot on this list due to being a
major cornerstone in the Deck. Without him, Nekroz
lacks consistency in its plays, and consistency was
one of the biggest things it had going for it.
Hindsight is 20/20 I guess.
Rating: BANNED (4/5 when legal)
And at number 9 we have Shurit. Why was
this card picked for the list? I don't know.
We reviewed it in July (http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/CardOfTheDay/2015/July/27.shtml)
when it got limited and not too long ago when it got
But it probably is the most powerful card Nekroz had
(as hitting it effectively demolished the deck).
It's ability to summon a bunch of powerful ritual
monsters for free, and generate card advantage made
the deck broken. And it's still banned now so
my opinion of the card is the same as it was before.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz comes in at #9 on
the list of top 2015 cards. This little guy is the
basis for most of the Nekroz art, and suitably the
monster that really makes the deck go.
Use it for an entire tribute for your Nekroz Ritual
Summons and then get a free search for a Warrior
Nekroz. You can also use Shurit for card effects
involving tributes that aren't the Nekroz Ritual
Spells. Nekroz of Valkyrus comes to mind.
Tribute Shurit, draw a card with Valkyrus, then
search out a Nekroz. RoTA and Brionac searched this
card in the deck, and while RoTA was at 3 that gave
you even more ways to search out Shurit.
There is a reason why he was banned, and with him
banned, it forces the Nekroz archetype to retool.
Until Next Time
Before he was banned, Shurit, Strategist of the
Nekroz received a 3.93/5. When he got banned he got
the legendary 'banned/5' score. I'm not sure if he
will come back to the game. If he does, will Nekroz
still do well? I doubt it. If they bring this back,
I hope they just ban Ritual Trishula. Short review
because, ya know, banned.
Score: banned/5 or maybe 3.5/5 in his own deck if it
Art: /5 "Art: 4/5 I love heterochromia."