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Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz
If you Ritual Summon exactly 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster with a card effect that requires use of monsters, this card can be used as the entire requirement. If this card is Tributed by a card effect: You can add 1 Warrior-Type "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz" once per turn.
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July 27, 2015
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Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz
And, this is the new ban list folks.
Underwhelming compared to ARG's list and player's
impatient expectations as the ban list will be
delivered spontaneously from here on out rather than
every 3 or 6 months. The list is certainly a
modest step in the right direction. Djinn
getting hit helps for sure.
Limiting Shurit (I was thinking more along the lines
of banning Trishula - but Konami still has to sell
Secret Forces packs), of course, is an odd choice,
but it can only be a good thing for the meta.
Shurit is a great turn one card that absolves the
cost of Nekroz ritual monsters and is a searcher, on
top of the fact that the Ritual Spells themselves
Reinforcement of the Army was ran in 3's to bring
out Shurit faster (and thin the deck). I still
think people will use the ROTA engine with only 1
copy of Shurit (as turn 1 is really important and
you can search Clausolas too). Not sure how
much of a change this hit really was, but it helps I
Hey it's finally Ban List week. Shurit,
Strategist of Nekroz finds himself Limited.
This card was insanely good for Nekroz. The
Nekroz Ritual Monsters are very powerful, some with
equally devastating effects. To be able to run
three of a card that lets you Ritual Summon as
easily as Shurit does was an absolute necessity.
Even only having the one, it's still powerful.
It just becomes a smart players' card. Use it
at the right time to break the game open, or even
win. Not having more than one hurts some, but
it's hardly a crippling loss to the Nekroz player.
Nekroz take a huge hit losing 2 of their possible
3 Shurit. While there are monsters that can replace
him in terms of being the entire Ritual Summon
fodder, his 1-for-1 effect when tributed by a card
effect (what all Nekroz rituals do) isn't easily
replaced. It didn't matter where he was tributed,
Shurit would give you a full Ritual Summon, the
effect(s) that followed in regards to that Ritual
Monster, and would add another Nekroz Warrior-Type
to your hand. Nekroz of Valkyrus can also combo with
him to make a +1. In terms of balancing this
archetype out with the rest of the meta, this is as
hard of a hit as Preparation of Rites was.
One of the keystones that made the archetype roll
over so many before. Tribute him in your hand for a
Ritual Summon, get another Nekroz Warrior-Type to
Ritual Summon next turn, using Shurit in the grave
this time, and getting another search. No other
monster that you could replace him with can do that.
Advanced-3.5/5- One monster fodder for archetype
Ritual Summons and a RoTA effect regardless of where
he is tributed.
Art-3/5- He's the basis of most of the artwork for
the Nekroz archetype...quite the cosplayer
Until Next Time
We’re reviewing some changes on the banlist this
week, and today’s card is Shurit, Strategist of the
Nekroz, newly Limited.
Most Nekroz Decks only ran two copies of this guy
anyway, so this hit isn’t going to be one that
significantly knocks the Deck down. However, it is
still a noticeable hit due to how much Shurit does
for the Deck. He completely fulfills the cost of one
Ritual Summon as well as puts either Brionac or
Clausolas in your hand. With only a single copy to
work with, the amount of times you can use Shurit
without reviving him effectively goes down from four
to one (since before you could banish a used copy
with Nekroz Mirror, but with the single copy you
won’t want to banish him).
In order to utilize Shurit to his fullest now,
Nekroz players may have to run ways to get him back;
such methods include the already ran Unicore, along
with Nekroz of Catastor, The Warrior Returning
Alive, and Salvage. It remains to be seen which of
these cards, if any, are used.
Shurit is a very useful card in Nekroz, and while
knocking him down to one copy isn’t going to kill
Nekroz, it is going to cause the Deck to require a
little more finesse.