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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!
Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: August 29, 2017
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Very good for its time albeit overrated.
Should have been unbanned years ago. This card
may have been wild in DHERO format although Snipe
Hunter was better in some ways.
In Goat format, cleared tokens and any other threat.
However it was a -1 or break-even without Sinister
Serpent. Airknight plays could be set up with
the discard if you weren't going to summon it by
tributing a floater. Recommended for most
builds in Goats although it being a non Light/Dark
can be a liability to certain decks. In some
builds I use Exiled Force instead since it handles
All in all, its a Rogue Doll with an almost-as-good
Lightning Vortex attached to it.
To my knowledge, Tribe-Infecting Virus has been
banned for the better part of a decade, and for good
reason. It was powerful back when it was released,
and with the slow game state, it could be considered
as overpowered. Now, I wonder if it can really stand
Tribe-Infecting Virus allows you to discard a card
to declare a Type of monster and destroy all
monsters of that Type on the field. This card will
clearly suck in Mirror Matches as you don't want to
destroy your own monsters, so you get a limited
window to make use of this card. In certain
match-ups as well, cards can just be immune to this
or get an effect off you destroying it.
The game has changed a lot since this card was
banned, especially with Floating effects becoming
more prominent and there are many more ways to out
this and/or have a card immune to this. The card is
still good, but nowhere near the power it once had
when it was legal. Maybe it could come back and not
make an impact, or you can add a Once per Turn
clause to keep it safe.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Todays banned card is Tribe-Infecting Virus, a
level 4 water aqua monster with 1600 attack and 1000
defence. And back in the day, this monster truly was
something to be feared.
Tribe-Infecting Virus had a very simple, yet
devastating effect. By discarding a card and
declaring a monster type, Tribe-Infecting Virus
would destroy all face-up monsters of that type.
Tribe-Infecting Virus single-handedly turned games
around. There wasn't very much effect negation, and
priority still existed and because of it, this
monster was a time-bomb waiting to go off. Nowadays
though, Tribe-Infecting Virus is not a threat at
all. Priority doesn't exist in the same form that it
did when it got banned, there's so much more effect
negation, cards that can just destroy it before it
can acTribe-Infecting Virusate or even WANT
Tribe-Infecting Virus to resolve its effect and take
advantage of it.
A lot of cards on the banlist made sense at the
time, but the game has evolved past those older
choices being any meaningful threat anymore.
Tribe-Infecting Virus these days is nothing more
than a slight cold and nothing more. The game
wouldn't suffer from having it at 1 or even
unbanning it entirely.
Tribe-Infecting Virus...that should take a lot of
players back a ways. Plenty of people playing
now probably haven't even gotten to use this card in
competitive play. Back when, this card could
be used and abused with Sinister Serpent.
Tribe can't win games, ON HIS OWN...but he's too
good to come back. If he could choose a Level
OR Rank or something, instead of all of a type...it
would be fun, but he's just too dangerous to bring
back. Plus, he can even hold his own and
attack (at 1600) if he needs to.
4.25/5 (if legal)