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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!
Halve the ATK of all your opponent's attacking
monsters. Pay 2000 Life Points during each of your
Standby Phases. If you do not, destroy this card.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
May 19, 2016
Back to the main COTD
Day 4 of Donald Trump's massive
array of beautiful walls week. Today, we have
an iconic Mai card which was absolutely broken in
the anime. When it came out, it required an
expensive 2000 LP payment (perhaps the cost should
have only been 1000). At the very least, it
could protect you and destroy an opponent's monster
for one turn. When Shrink came out this card
was obsolete. The times have just changed
though, and right now Mirror Wall is too slow.
As for it's effectiveness of border protection,
people might be so scared of their own reflection,
that they'll turn back and leave. But mirrors
are prone to shattering, smudging and collecting
dust. The U.S. might have to fill it's old
Agent Orange canisters with windex and give the
Mirror Wall a good spray from time to time.
3.5/5 - Back then
1/5 - Now
We continue Wall Week with one of Mai Valentine’s
most powerful Trap Cards from the anime: Mirror
Wall. She used it in her Duel against Yugi during
the Duelist Kingdom Finals, and it made it so that
every monster that Yugi attacked with had its ATK
reduced by half. This card was rather powerful to
say the least.
When brought over into the real card game, Mirror
Wall did the exact same thing, except that it was
also given a 2000 LP maintenance cost. This was
presumably to keep it from being overpowered, as an
effect like this would’ve been very powerful in
older Yu-Gi-Oh!, especially since Spell/Trap hate
was much harder to come by (all of the most popular
options outside of Dust Tornado were Limited as
These days it’s a question as to whether or not the
card would even be relevant without the maintenance
cost, but I guess we’ll never know. Attack reduction
is powerful, especially at the scale that Mirror
Wall does it, but battle traps haven’t been
favorable for a while.
Regardless, that 2000 LP maintenance cost stopped
this card from ever doing anything relevant.
It’s crazy reading some of the
COTD reviews from 2005, when this card was last reviewed. Those were
simpler times. Right now, this trap is garbage, but
there’s always a twinkling of hope for character
cards, and this was a Mai Valentine special. I can’t
imagine this trap will ever see deck presence ever
Future Potential: 1/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
Mirror Wall was one of Mai's trap cards in the show,
but there are some differences between that Mirror
Wall and this one.
Halve the ATK of any opponents monster attacking as
long as this card is on the field...at the cost of
2000LP each Standby Phase. That last cost is what
kills this cards playability in a long term sense.
This may help prevent your opponent from swarming
for the turn, and you can chain it like Shrink, but
it won't be staying around for very long. As a
Continuous Trap it is vulnerable.
Use Shrink, it avoids destruction and if destroyed
you can chain it and get something for your loss.
This can save your bacon for one turn, but there are
better cards to do that.
Until Next Time
Our 4th and flimsiest Wall is Mirror Wall. This
card sucks. It costs 2000 Life Points each turn just
to have opponent's monsters halve their attack. Run
Waboku instead of this.
Score: 1/5 No.
Art: 1/5 Flimsy Crystal Wall.