Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - MRL-049
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Reviewed - 10.16.02
aren't most of us just Beaver Warriors?
In a way, yes.
(Pojo Note: I see
Nick liked my review of Beaver Warriors yesterday.
Upper Deck/Konami is
taunting us. By restricting this card to 1 per
deck, they are telling us that there is some broken
combo to pull with this card in the future, because,
by itself, it's not that useful.
That combo would be with
Reserves, in the Japanese Curse of
Anubis set (English Pharaoh's Servant),
and that's why Exodia will resurface as a serious
threat to any tournament duelist. If you have 5 or
more monsters in your Graveyard, Reserves allows you
to return up to 3 non-effect monsters with 1500 or
less attack power from your Graveyard to your hand.
It's a simple mechanism, really:
1. Use Painful Choice,
and select up to 3 Exodia parts (if you took 4, and
your opponent picked the non-Exodia part, it could
be problems). Don't pick the head
part, because if it gets ditched, you ain't getting
2. Use Reserves to send
the parts that were sent to the Graveyard to your
hand. Simple as that.
For the meantime, it can
see use in a psycho Cemetery Recursion deck (Monster
Reborn, Spear Cretin, MoF, Mask of Darkness), but
it's not entirely reliable. It works well as a deck
thinner too, but if you lose a critical card and
can't get it back, you lose. I would stay away from
it until Reserves comes out.
Painful Choice is an
extremely situational card. In some decks it's good
nearly all the time, but, I don't think so in normal
decks. In normal (non-Exodia, really), this is almost
useless unless during the late game, where you can
simply grab any one monster you have to finish the
opponent off, I suppose.
So, why is this card
restricted? Why else, but Exodia? Not only does this
card have an EXTREMELY potent combo with a card yet to
come out, but allows you to effectively reduce your
deck from 34 (after your original starting hand), to
29 and lower. It thins out your deck so as to draw
Exodia (when picking your 5 cards, NEVER EVER pick an
Exodia piece). This is VERY helpful.
However, in normal
decks, it's simply not as good as it could be. It
wastes a lot of important cards simply to thin out
your deck - which normally serves no purpose. It can
combo with Monster Reborn in that you can pick at
least two Summoned Skulls or BEWD or whatever you like
to reborn. I feel it's too wasteful of a play,
especially considering the strength of decks that can
run you out of cards now.
Play it if you play
Exodia, otherwise, don't. It's interesting, but will
never serve much purpose, other than to revive the
cards out of your cemetary. Like I said - very,
very situational. When the Japanese card that
combos with this comes out, Exodia will be despised.
Painful Choice --
Introduction: Awww that's too hard of a choice to
make, I concede the game!
I cant' make up my mind! Awwww!
Select 5 cards from your Deck and show them to your
opponent. Your oppponent
must select 1 card and will be added to your hand.
Discard the remaining
cards to the Graveyard.
Why should you use it?
*Search is always good
*Combo is ownage
*Thins out deck
Why shouldn't you use it?
*Lose 4 cards
Reasons: One of the best cards for this week pick.
Well first off, don't
complain about this card, till you have actually used
it, and CORRECTLY used
it. This card is search, and search is always good,
especiall in deck
manipulation decks. Also if you combo this card with
Magicain of Faith,
Exodia (next set), and even Shadow Ghoul (doubt it)
this card can reek total
mayhem. You can use this card to search out for that
"answer" say you need a
"kill" spell for the win. You can search out for
everything but kill spells,
than win the game that way. Of course, selecting 5
cards, means it thins out
your deck, so you can get more better cards (for those
40 card deckers) and
draw Exodia much faster. The only disadvantage of this
card, is you lose 4
cards, possibly 5, but you can care less if your going
Rating: This card has been very very very underrated,
I have seen this card
go on sale for 1 dollar because it may seem like such
a horrible card. This
card has so much potential it's not even funny. This
card gets a 3.8 rating
in my book. If you can unleash the power of this card,
you will be
Conclusion: The card says lose 5, but you will gain
Wednesday - painful choice
Today we look at a card that isn't all that useful
yet, Painful choice. This card brings 5 cards out of
your deck. Then the opponent chooses one of those
cards. That card is put in your hand. The rest are
This card was built for exodia decks. Backup
Soldier(reserves) hasn't been released yet, but this
card is still great for exodia decks. You can cut out
a large part of your deck with this, allowing you to
have a greater chance to draw another piece.
But in Pharoah's servant, we're going to get Backup
Soldier, which will make exodia decks incredible. What
you do is use painful choice to bring out 3
exodia pieces. Then you use Backup Soldier to get all
those pieces back into your hand. (What backup soldier
does is that if you have 5 monsters in the
graveyard, you can return 3 non-effect monsters with
less than 1500 ATK back to your hand.
I give this card a 2.5/5. It's not too useful now, but
it will be quite deadly later.