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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
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Nekroz of Trishula
- #THSF-EN015

You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell Card. Must be Ritual Summoned without using any Level 9 monsters, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Trishula" once per turn. ● During either player's turn, when a card or effect is activated that targets a "Nekroz" monster(s) you control: You can discard this card; negate the activation. ● When this card is Ritual Summoned, you can: Banish exactly 3 of your opponent's cards, 1 each from their hand, field, and Graveyard. (The card in the hand is chosen at random.)

Card Ratings
Advanced: 4.63

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is Frickin' Awesome.

Date Reviewed:
Feb. 27, 2015

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Remember Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier? For those of you who weren't around and/or don't, today's card is a Ritual version of a very powerful Synchro Monster. Same attack and defense, at 2700 and 2000 respectively, same level (9), and still Water, although a Warrior as opposed to a Dragon, which is appropriate if only in terms of artwork. So, any Ritual Nekroz card will Special Summon this card, and you can't use a Level 9 Monster for said Summon...which you aren't likely to carry anyway. Both of these effects can be used once, during either players' turn. When a card or effect is activated that targets a Nekroz Monster(s) you control, you can discard this card to negate the activation. When this card is Ritual Summoned, you can remove three of your opponent's cards from play...one from the Hand, Graveyard, and Field...EXACTLY three note. So if there isn't a suitable target in each spot, you don't get that effect. This is still the best Nekroz (to date) in the arsenal. Enjoy

Rating: 4.25/5
Art: 5/5


Hello Pojo Fans,

Since being banned, duelists have wanted Trishula to return in some form so they could harness its destructive and game-changing power. Nekroz of Trishula gives them that chance. Sharing everything except the Type as it's predecessor, Nekroz of Trishula's Warrior Type gives it the option of being targeted by Warrior Returning Alive.

Not being able to use a Level 9 monster within the requirements of the Ritual Summon isn't that bad of a restriction, and doesn't hurt NoT's playability. Hand Trap ability to negate a card effect when a “Nekroz” monster is targeted by a card effect is great protection and as previously mentioned, this card can be returned to the hand with Warrior Returning Alive.

When you Ritual Summon this card you get to use Trishula's game-breaking ability of robbing your opponent of 3 cards (one from hand, grave, and field). Your opponent will likely always have a card in each of these areas, so its safe to say you will always have a target. If not, NoT will always have its Hand Trap ability to protect another “Nekroz” monster.

It can be argued that Nekroz of Trishula is easier to bring out than the original Trishula. Nekroz of Brionac can search Trishula out from the deck and Shurit, Stratege der Nekroz can be used for the entire Ritual Summon cost, or search out Trishula as well when Tributed. Even if in the graveyard Nekroz of Trishula can still be Ritual Summoned by using Nekroz Cycle. Even Nekroz Kaleidoscope has the ability to bring Trishula to the field and activate its effect.

Nekroz of Trishula is a great card and likely the cornerstone of the deck.



Let me tell you a story of an encounter I had with a guy at a Secrets of Eternity Sneak Preview. I had proxied Nekroz the day before with the intention of testing it (as I had planned on building it before Komoney rarity-maxed everything and shortprinted the key cards). One guy came up, saw the proxies, and complained, “Oh my God, it’s that freaking Trish Spam Deck.” Maintaining my composure, I politely told him, “I only run 1 Trish; it isn’t the focus of the Deck. Valkyrus and Unicore are.” He looked at me and said, “Then I’m not afraid of it. Sorry, Trish is the only scary card in that Deck.”


This is the biggest misconception I see new or bad players think when they see Nekroz. Nekroz of Trishula is not the focus of the Deck; just because it’s a near carbon copy of one of the best Synchro monsters in the game doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing in the Deck’s arsenal.


The reason only 1 Trishula is used is because it is not a part of the Deck’s engine; it does not get you to any other cards. One can argue that its protection effect from targeting is enough reason to run 2, but in this meta (i.e. full course Nekroz with a side of Qliphort), targeting effects aren’t actually that common, especially with Burning Abyss joining Shaddoll in falling off the face of the Earth.


Now don’t get me wrong. Trishula is still incredibly important to the Deck because it heavily disrupts your opponent, and in the mirror it punishes them for screwing up (as they should never be putting themselves in a position where Trish can hit them). My point is though that the Deck has the ability to search everything, and Trish doesn’t further your own searching, so 1 is really all that’s needed; if you are in a situation where you require it, chances are that you can get it.


Still, Nekroz of Trishula is one of the main reasons why Nekroz is such a large threat. But what would you expect out of an expy of one of the legendary Ice Barrier Dragons?


Rating: 5/5


(Side Note: Of the five cards we reviewed this week, I gave four of them a perfect score, and the last one a 4/5. I guess that shows just how many sleeper cards Rituals had before Nekroz became a thing.)


While this is not the win-state of the deck, it is the power card of the deck and the primary way Nekroz decks neg the opponent. Against other Nekroz decks, Trishula is easily recovered from but against most deck types, a Trishula is devastating, especially since it banishes 3 cards during a time when graveyard power is important. Less is more, though. You only need 1 Trishula in your deck (maybe 2 if you want) because it's easily searched and you can just recover it with Unicore anyway. Perhaps the most frightening aspect of this card is that the opponent plays differently, and more conservatively knowing that Trishula can wreck them.


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