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Tribute Burial
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You cannot Special Summon for the rest of this turn. Once during this turn, you can conduct a Tribute Summon that requires 2 Tributes by banishing 1 monster from each Graveyard instead of Tributing (it is still treated as a Tribute Summon).

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.50 

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Date Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2016

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Tribute Burial


What we have here is literally the pinnacle example of a paradox. To even run level 7 or higher monsters in the game today, you need to be able to freely special summon them in numerous ways. Even monarchs proved that tributing can’t possibly be enough. They reached their pinnacle through multiple special summons per turn. But Tribute Burial prevents special summoning after use. So even if you ran a deck with many high level monsters, such as Monarchs or Dark Magician, it’s impossible to make any kind of successful combos. Sure, this is a tad different from cards like Pot of Duality, in that you can special summon up until the point of activation, but let’s be real here.


I don’t hate the card. To be honest, this spell has an effect you wish had been around during the fall of the normal summon era. And I could possibly see a use for it in the future. A deck archetype that includes a lot of high level monsters, such as Dark Magician or Blue-Eyes, but can attain additional effects through normal summoning, much like the mega monarchs. Another possibility is in spirit decks, which are getting new support soon. I’d imagine using Tribute Burial to bring out Hino-Kagu-Tsuchi, Amaterasu, or Yamata Dragon would be excellent if spirit monsters gained some other dominant support that explicitly called for having such high level monsters in the deck. But other than those specific possibilities, there’s not much to like with Tribute Burial.


Advanced: 1.5/5

Future Potential: 2/5


It's election day.  Can't wait for this to be over.  Remember to vote.  I predict Clinton wins, Senate is near-tied and House is barely changed.  Anyway, onto tribute burial.  Anime card that hasn't been released in over a decade.  
It's similar to Soul Exchange and Monarchs Stormforth, except it brings out a two-tribute monster and it doesn't require the opponent to have monsters.  Unlike those cards, it also doesn't eliminate any of the opponent's monsters.  Another downside is that it only works on two-tribute monsters, so it only has very specific uses.  It can be a boon for Light and Darkness Dragon, a monster I've always been fond of.  
Banishing is good, especially because you can choose, although it also means you can't really use it on turn 1.  I guess, it's a -1, unless you're banishing something active in graveyard, but it's also worth considering that double tributing is a -2.
Worst of all, this card has a situationality to it.  You need to have a big monster and this card at the same time or else you have a dead draw.  Soul Exchange had this problem 10 years ago, but this newly released card is even more situational.  It definitely has its merits but will only exist in niche rogue builds.


Hello Pojo Fans,
Tribute Burial is a card that could see play in Monarchs with the limitation of The Monarchs Stormforth.
While not a Quick-Play, it saves you from depending on a monster on your opponents field or on yours. Get rid of a resource of theirs in the grave, while removing one of yours to Tribute Summon one of your mega monarch monsters. The Special Summon restriction applies for after the use of this card, and without it restricting you to using it at “the start of Main Phase I”, you can do all your special summoning before you play this card.
With their favorite Quick-Play limited, and Soul Exchange stopping their Battle Phase, this card could make some noise in Monarch decks and allow them to reassert themselves. Not only in Monarchs, but other tribute-based decks that use two-tribute monsters as well. Blue-Eyes decks may Special Summon a lot, but they could use this as well.
Until Next Time


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Tribute Burial has nothing to do with that. Instead it helps with an old mechanic that was popular a few months ago. It's a Normal Spell that stops further Special Summons but allows for a Tribute Summon of a 2-Tribute Monster by banishing one monster from each grave. One word comes to mind, Maybe. Normal Summon effects will activate, and not giving up field presence is good, but there are times when there isn't the right monster in hand to use this. Or there isn't a monster in both graves, particularly in the early game. Tribute Burial isn't bad, it just isn't great right now. 
Score: 3/5 Too late.
Art: 3/5 Too many ghosts.

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