Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!
Card Number - LON-104
Negate the attack of 1 of your opponent's monsters
and inflict Direct Damage equal to the attacking
monster's ATK to your opponent's Life Points.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
July 9, 2015
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Back in it's release date in the LON days, it was
a highly sought after card. It was a lot more
useful in the beatdown era for several reasons.
Protecting your beat sticks from being destroyed in
battle was important. Also, life points
mattered much more. Inflicting 1800-1900 on
the opponent was a lot of damage in an era where
people were even reluctant to use life point paying
cards. Also, if you can save yourself from
life point damage from negating the attack, that was
Since then, it's weaknesses have really shown.
It's not chainable, so it's victim to spell/trap
removal. It only negates the attack - rather
than remove the threat. It is, from a card
advantage standpoint, a -1. And a whole lot of
other trap cards, competing for your deck space,
have come out since 2003. Lastly, while it was
really useful, for a while, in Stall/Burn decks,
XYZ's and Synchros have made burn decks practically
unplayable. I picked this card because it was
in the new Starter Decks. A new generation of
players will have as a common what we had to pay
It hasn't aged very well (most cards don't), but I
still can't say it's a really bad card, from the
perspective of a casual player. It's not an
entirely useless card. It could work for some
quick game-ending damage or help an aggro push.
It might even work in some more casual oriented
locals. It's just not consistent enough for
big tournament play though.
Magic Cylinder hasn't been looked at in nearly 5
years, we can talk about it for a minute.
Cylinder is my favorite Trap not named Mirror Force
or Solemn Judgement. Can anyone remember when
this card was Limited? I wish it worked in the
TCG as it did on the cartoon, requiring a
Spellcaster to be used. It just kinda seems
appropriate. Cylinder can do some serious
damage, and it can be a game ending card. Not
necessarily as powerful and obviously not as
destructive as say...Ring of Destruction, but that
doesn't make it not good. One very important
thing about Cylinder...it Targets, and that can be a
big turn off for people. Second important note
here, it doesn't destroy, and while sure, it could
do a lot of Damage, destruction is almost always
favored over...well...not destruction. It's
slow these days but I sure wouldn't fault anyone for
playing it. I'm probably giving this card the
highest score it'll see today, but such is life.
Art: 5/5 easily
Hello Pojo Fans,
Magic Cylinder is a card that has had its text
changed more times than it probably should have.
Negating a monster's attack and sending it back at
your opponents LP is a good effect and can be a
finishing card. It is Unlimited at the moment,
making it a pretty good staple in Burn/LP Damage
decks. In the game nowadays, if you play three of
these, you will reflect three attacks, which in all
likelihood take out more than 6000LP. Having to
target the monster can be a problem if the monster
cannot be targeted by card effects. However, you can
combo this card with Mirror Force to wipe your
opopnents field of attack position monsters, while
dealing damage to them. Your opponent can still
Compulse or Book of Moon their own monster and avoid
the damamge, but you are still plusing off them
While Magic Cylinder doesn't warrant a spot in the
main deck of most decks, it is still a decent and
Until Next Time