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

Spear Cretin

Card Number - MRL-087

Average Rating =  based on 6 reviews

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

Date Reviewed - October 10, 2002

wartortle32 Thursday - Spear Cretin

Today we look at an interesting card, Spear Cretin.  A
couple of rulings to look at first.  First, you cannot
use the effect to bring the same spear cretin back
from the garve when it is attacked.  And second, the
effect happens when the monster is sent to the
graveyard, after it is flipped, not right as it is
flipped.

There are some interesting combos you can pull off
with this monster.  Having 1 spear cretin on the field
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 release
so that it is basically a free monster reborn for you.

wartortle32

Scott Gerhardt
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.
Rating : 3
Yonex Spear Cretin -- Thursday

Introduction: Play that card! Bam 500! Raigeki! Bam 500! Heavy Storm! Bam
500!

Dark
[Fiend/Effect]
Lv 2
500/500
Flip: After this card is flipped, when this card is sent to the Graveyard,
both you and your opponent select 1 monster from their respective Graveyard
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
this card.

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....

-YoNeX
NickWhiz1
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.
 
Score: 3.8
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 Spear 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.

Rating 2.5
 
IQ

Hmmm... 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.

In 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.

Rating 3.6

 

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