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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Jirai Gumo

Card Number - MRD-089
Average Rating - 3.1 (based on 3 reviews)

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Date Reviewed - July 30, 2002

SomeGuy

Tuesday - Jirai Gumo

When you look at Jirai Gumo you think of a strong Level Four attacker. But actually, it's a much better defensive card due to the Effect.

Jirai Gumo is a Level Four effect monster with 2200 ATK and 100 DEF. It's Effect reads: When you attack with this card, toss a coin and call it. If you call it right, attack normally. If you call it wrong, reduce your life points by half before attacking.

 Jirai Gumo is best used while not attacking in Attack Mode. Just let him sit there and hold off your opponent's monsters for a small amount of time.

If necissary you can always attack for a nice 2200 damage. Not much else to say about the card, just a solid card that has deck potential. Usually only worth 1-2 slots in your deck though.

Rating: 3/5

CGChewie

Tue- Jirai Gumo
 
Next one, Jirai Gumo… Well I covered him pretty well in my Dark Elf CotD so I’ll just C&P that bad boy riiiight here…
 
It’s a popular card among F/S Beatdowns. Elf’s 2000 attack is second only to Jirai Gumo’s 2200. The difference? Elf reduces your lp by 1000 when you attack; Gumo saps HALF of your lp on a flip. =\
 
Well, hmmm… On a second turn attack, Gumo COULD take 4000 lp. The same amount Elf would in four attacks, after dealing 8000 damage to Gumo’s 2200. =\
 
I’d take Elf over Gumo nine times out of ten. Just more reliable, IMO, plus 1000 lp is not much at all usually. Half your lp is, well, half your chances of winning.
 
There’s also this mean combo with Elf/Gumo. It uses Stim-Pack. You can pump your level 4 up to 2700+ attack power. That means their Summoned Skull AND their Barrel Dragon are toast. >_< Not safe at all, I tell you…
 
Elf/Gumo could also be used simply as a wall. Just plop them down in attack mode and wait. You don’t lose lp if you don’t attack so your opponent will have to make the first move.
 
Rating: 3/5 ­ Elf > Gumo.

NickWhiz1

As my week continues (^_^), we look at a powerhouse, Jirai Gumo.
 
Card Text:
Earth/Insect/4/2200/100
Effect: When you attack with this card, toss a coin and call it. If you call it right, attack normally. If you call it wrong, reduce your Life Points by half before attacking.
 
Analysis:
I flipped the wrong coin with this guy, so I didn't have enough LP to review Dark Elf last week, but I can review this guy.
 
This guy is a powerhouse, plain and simple.  2200 attack power for Level 4 is second in the entire game (the first is 2300 attack power, in a future set).  However, ALL Level 4 monsters with an attack power over 1900 have some kind of side effect.  Dark Elf has the required LP cost.  The future card must be switched to defense mode after it attacks.  Jirai Gumo forces you to flip to see your fate.
 
This card is best used in decks that already require a lot of LP-choming cards (Dark Elf, Seven Tools, Solemn Judgement).  Since you'll be using a lot of LP anyways, a bad flip with Jirai won't hurt as much.  He's also good late game, either in a tough spot where you have low LP, or as a final push for victory.
 
Of course, the most entertaining use is to just stick him out there in attack mode and don't attack.  With 2200 attack power, not much will take it out.  Guard your LP!
 
Combos:
Jirai Gumo + Dark Elf = Dark Elf will deplete your LP so you won't lose as much from a negative effect, plus they work together as an overwhelming attack force.
 
Jirai Gumo + stacked coin = You win.
 
Counters:
Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
 
Should YOU play it?
It couldn't hurt to sideboard at least one of these critters for the added offensive boost.  It destroys ANY current Level 4 monster (including the 2000 defense walls).
 
Score:
I will give Jirai Gumo a 3.3 as well.  It's very powerful, but a bad coin flip can set you back up to 4000 LP!  Another card I plan to run in my first sanctioned tourney.

Melkor

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