Book of Taiyou
Taiyou means Sun in Japanese. As a complement to
Book of Moon, it has the opposite effect of flipping
a monster face-up. Although there were numerous
limitations that prevented this card from being as
useful as it's lunar counterpart. As a normal spell,
rather than quick-play spell, it lacked in
chainability. It maybe could've been playable if it
were chainable to Nobleman of Crossout. Even if you
could, it still would lack the ability to prevent
attacks, protect your monsters from cards which
destroy face-up monsters and so on.
The only utility this card had was in Empty Jar
(to re-use Morphing Jar), which was a
non-interactive FTK deck. It legacy format it could
flip Magician of Faith for Pot of Greed and Graceful
Charity sooner, but you'd be at a neutral instead of
a plus. Otherwise, it was an inherent -1.
Sun fact: Our Sun is about half-way into it's
life. And astronomers predict, that in ~5 billion
years, it will greatly expand, swallow all of the
planets and then collapse.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Book of Taiyou once was part of an annoying deck:
Needle Worm Deckout.
Flipping one face-down monster face-up isn't much
now in the game, but in the deck I mentioned, it was
everything. Constantly flipping and re-flipping
Needle Worm to deck your opponent out was the goal.
Book of Taiyou doesn't have really any playability
outside of Deckout decks like that though. Decks
that need to flip monsters usually have
archetype-based support like that.
Until Next Time
We continue this week with a neat card to get
Flip Effects off faster, which resulted in an FTK of
course, Book of Taiyou.
Book of Taiyou allowed you to take a set monster
you control, and flip it into face-up Attack
Position. It is neat if your opponent is playing
defensive or you need a specific Flip Effect off
fast, but this card shined with Morphing Jar and
Morphing Jar #2, resulting in an FTK and both
Morphing Jars getting banned because Konami hates
This is a cool card, still. Plus, with the right
Flip Monster or the return of the Morphing Jars,
FTKs can still be possible with this. It is an ok
card because of those FTK potentials.
Advanced Rating: 3/5