Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - MRL-087
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Reviewed - October 10, 2002
Thursday - Spear Cretin
Today we look at an interesting card, Spear Cretin.
couple of rulings to look at first. First, you
use the effect to bring the same spear cretin back
from the garve when it is attacked. And second,
effect happens when the monster is sent to the
graveyard, after it is flipped, not right as it is
There are some interesting combos you can pull off
with this monster. Having 1 spear cretin on the
and one in the graveyard will allow you to constantly
bring each other back from the grave until the
opponent kills your cretin withough flipping it.
Also, it allows you to reuse your flip effect monsters
as well as the effects of Sangan/WotBF, which is
crucial to Exodia decks.
I give this card a 3.3/5. Combo it with soul
so that it is basically a free monster reborn for you.
This card could sure be a surprise if you could get
some fatties into your grave. Might be fun in
some decks. Not for everyone, though.
Spear Cretin -- Thursday
Introduction: Play that card! Bam 500! Raigeki! Bam
500! Heavy Storm! Bam
Flip: After this card is flipped, when this card is
sent to the Graveyard,
both you and your opponent select 1 monster from their
and Special Summon it on the field in face-up Attack
Position or face-down
Defense Position (no Tribute is required for monsters
of Level 5 or higher).
Why should you use it?
*Another version of reborn
*Reuse effect monsters
Why shouldn't you use it?
*Opponent gains monster
*No monster means bad card
Reasons: Today we look at Spear Cretin also known as
Monster Reborn sister
(or brother). This card let's you reborn another
monster, and for the first
time, special summon face down. This means that you
can reuse all those
effects like, Magicain of Faith, Man Eater-Bug and
even CyberJar. With any
card comes it's downside. This card, also lets your
opponent reborn their
own too. But if you play your cards right, maybe you
can abuse it, can you
say Mondays cotd, soul release? Well mabye, but if you
don't have monster in
the graveyard, your pretty much gave your opponent a
free monster reborn.
Rating: This card has a lot of potential. I expect to
this be a TeCH card.
You might see maybe 1 suprise of this card in most
decks. Though it has
potentital doesn't mean it will work. My rating for
this card would be a
3.3. I know it has potential, but the downside of this
card really hurts
Conclusion: The fortune of this card, is that the
spear will hunt down it's
prey and bring it into decks. Though be greedy and it
will cost you....
Thursday: Spear Cretin
This card has insane
possibilities. Incredibly insane. If
you run a flip effect-heavy deck, play 3
of these. They can revive your Magician
of Faiths and put them in face-down
defense mode. Next turn, flip MoF
over, get a Raigeki or something,
win the game. I can see a direct damage deck
packing 3 of these, 3 MoF, and 3 Princess
of Tsurugi, and it's all gravy from
there. With the proper setup, you can break
this card. Just pay attention to what they
revive so you can destroy it before it destroys
you ~_^. Let your opponent attack this card.
Don't Flip Summon it unless you have a Summoned
Skull or something in your graveyard and
a Raigeki/Dark Hole/Tribute to the Doomed
in your hand, or you will regret it.
It's basically a
second Monster Reborn that allows
for face-down defense position, but with the cost
of letting your opponent Special Summon something
as well. I like those odds. (So much
for my theory.)
Trunks the Swordsman
Cretin - Magic Ruler - Common
Blah. This is a card i don't like. You gotta have it
flipped over first. Then when it dies you can special
summon any monster from your graveyard. This means
your opponent gets to do the same. But for this to
work you gotta have like swords of revealing light out
just to protect it from dying. And if your opponent
uses TTTD or Raigeki it was just a wasted monster.
Blah id rather use invader of the throne than this
card. But hey if you make it work you get to special
summon anything in the graveyard provided you have
something good in there. And hope your opponent
doesn't have something better in his/her graveyard.
this guy's really weird, not only the way he looks but
his effect's kinda interesting. He was really good in
the Cyber Jar deck but I haven't messed with him in a
bit. He has a lot of potential in combo decks that
need a specific Monster to go off because he can fish
them out of your discard pile for you, but you better
have a way to deal with the fatty your opponent's
going to drop on you.
theory he can work in a beatdown deck, if you have a
Summon Skull and your opponent doesn't have anything
that big this guy can be really, really good. He might
even work in the Dragon decks because you are playing
the biggest Monsters in the game after all. Try him
out and see what you think.