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Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz
- #THSF-EN010

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.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.93

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
July 27, 2015

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Baneful

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 plus.  
 
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 guess.
 
4/5


Dark

Paladin

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.
 
Rating: 4/5 
Art:  4/5


Kingof
Lullaby

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
KingofLullaby


Rikothe
FoxKid
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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.
 
Rating: 4/5


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