Yu Yu Hakusho
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Your opponent calls a
Monster Card Level. You then pick up (not draw)
cards from the top of your Deck until a monster is
picked up. If that monster is the same Level as the
one called by your opponent, all picked up cards are
sent to the Graveyard. If not, Special Summon the
monster that was picked up in face-up Attack or
Defense Position and send the remaining cards that
were picked up to the Graveyard.
Jan. 8, 2015
Back to the main COTD
It's finally at 3, but it was barely used at 2 and I
don't expect a big change in it's viability.
It's too risky.
First of all, this card becomes a -1 if the
opponent guesses right (they usually guess LV4,
which is the best level in the game anyway).
And after you use it once, what level to
declare becomes even more predictable.
You also need to tailor your deck to
accommodate this card by running monsters of
different levels (which was good for the Synchro era
but bad for an XYZ era where having lots of monsters
on the same level is good).
Good for eccentric fun decks (like Phantom of
Chaos), but not consistent enough for tournament
Maybe it'll find a good deck again someday, but not
Reasoning is a fun card to play with, and has
also seen it's share of time at various status on
the Ban List, currently Unlimited. Honestly,
as far as I'm concerned, Reasoning holds most of
it's power in Traditional format, with various One
Turn Kill Decks it can be used and abused in.
It doesn't do a great deal on it's own, even in said
Decks, it's a combo and set up card. It can
still do the latter in a Constructed Build in
Advanced, but it's not anywhere near the threat it
has been in the past. I can't see it being
used for much more than fun giving all that goes on
in the now.
Reasoning was Limited a long time ago because of
Diamond Dude Turbo if I’m not mistaken. That Deck
(and its derivative, Airblade Turbo) could use
Reasoning and Monster Gate to tear through the Deck
blindingly fast and get to whatever it needed for a
swift OTK. The Deck was so efficient at what it did
that even today you’d probably be hard pressed to
find someone who doesn’t consider Airblade Turbo one
of the top Decks of all time.
Of course, the Deck isn’t relevant anymore; not
because of power creep, but because the banlist
utterly slaughtered it. Most of the major pieces of
the Deck (Stratos, Dimension Fusion, Dark Magician
of Chaos, etc.) rest on the Forbidden List, and at
least one of them (Dimension Fusion) really
shouldn’t come back.
As such, Reasoning has no place on the banlist.
Apparently the card has applications in the upcoming
Infernoid Deck, but I haven’t looked into that so I
couldn’t tell you.