Today is Monday, beginning my first
week of picking Magic Ruler Cards
of the Day. and we're going to look at
actually good cards this week (happy IQ?).
Today's card is a
Pay 1000 Life Points. Randomly select and discard 1
card from your opponent's hand. Your opponent then
selects and discards another card from his/her hand.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is the
most powerful card in the entire set. Yes, you
Delinquent Duo is the most powerful card in
the English Magic Ruler set.
You want to know why?
Think of the classic example of "cards in your
hand = options you have during the game", and
you will understand.
Deep into the game, the average hand size in the
game is around 3. If you pull out one of
these, you have just effectively limited your
opponent's options by 66.7%. Not only that,
but you can then use Robbin' Goblin
or a similar effect to get that last card in your
opponent's hand to the graveyard, and your opponent
is stuck wishing for a good draw every turn,
otherwise the game is over for them.
Yes, you could do this with the other cards, but
this highly speeds up the process.
This card could decrease the number of turns needed
to gain an advantage by 1-2, and the quicker you can
get a big advantage over your opponent, the
Not only that, but for the time being, this card
isn't even restricted (though it will be restricted
to either 1 or 2 with the (hopefully) coming Magic
Ruler restrictions, and eventually
it will definitely be restricted to 1), so snatch 3
of these (it is Ultra Rare, so good
luck), and watch your opponent suffer a horrible,
horrible death. Just don't use them in
official tournies, or you'll be disqualified!
(Magic Ruler is banned until there is a
Should YOU play it?
Any deck can benefit from this card. Did I
mention it shuts down Exodia as well?
Delinquent Duo gets a 4.7. It
is probably the best card in the set (at least, in
my opinion), but it's not perfect. The 1000 LP
may set you back a little bit, and it's obviously
useless if your opponent's hand is already empty,
but it is still very powerful. Gotta love
those Mischevious Demon Twins! ^_^;;;