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

Dark Coffin

Card Number - PGD-047

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

Date Reviewed - 08.21.03

DuelMonster  Thursday:
Dark Coffin/Cursed Coffin:
PGD-047-Short Print
Trap Card: Normal
Effect: When this face-down card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, your opponent must select and execute 1 of the following effects:

* Discard 1 card in his/her hand.
* Select 1 monster on his/her side of the field and destroy it.

This card works well in almost any situation, assuming that the opponent can't choose the discard effect if they have no hand and that they can't choose the monster removal effect if they have no monster on the field, most likely they will rule it that that if they have no monster they have to discard and visa-versa.

Having this card set can work as a bluff card either making your opponent not wanting to attack or making them use MST, HFD, Heavy Storm, Dust Tornado and such which will only cause it to activate. You can even set if off yourself, but the only good way to do that is with Heavy Storm so you can take out any M/T they have out too. Even if you don't play Hand Disruption this card can come in handy, removing any card from their hand or monster from their field has never been so easy. I say this because it doesn't require any LP cost, it doesn't require a monster to be face-up or face-down, and it doesn't require any additional cards except for you or the opponent to destroy it.

The only 2 cards I can think of beside basic Trap negation like Jinzo, Ryu Senshi, Seven Tools or even Solemn Judgment that can possibly render this card useless are Banisher Of The Light and Bait Doll, since Banisher will cause it to be removed instead of being sent to the Graveyard and Bait Doll will cause it to be flipped before being destroyed so Dark Coffin wouldn’t activate. I'm still not sure that if they choose the Monster removal effect and choose a Tyrant Dragon or Fiend Skull Dragon on their side of the field, would it be considered targeted and negated? Also since they get to choose which effect, and choose which card to discard, they can simply discard a Sinister Serpent, Marie The Fallen One, Electric Snake or a Minar, not to mention that in future releases there are monster that get immediately
summoned when discarded (Despair From The Darkness and Fear From The Darkness to name some), so this card will eventually loose most of its playability.

Personally I love this card at the moment, it's perfect as a bluff card and you get an awesome effect when it's destroyed. If I ran a 2-3 of these I would put my Heavy Storm back into my deck. With it being a short-print though, it may be harder to find than the regular rare cards in the PGD set.

Ratings:
Casual: 1.5
Tourney: 2.0
ArtWork: 3.5 - Another good Egyptian type card, but the dark guy/creature inside looks more funny/silly than scary/evil, yeah I use/write allot/many of "/"s.

Vodkam  Thursday 08/21/03: Dark Coffin
PGD-047
Normal Trap

When this face-down card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, your opponent must select and execute 1 of the following effects:
* Discard 1 card in his/her hand
* Select 1 monster on his/her side of the field and destroy it

Here's something different. This is kind of a neat card and definitely annoying.

If you're tired of your opponent wiping out everything in your m/t zone with their deck full of magic and trap removal, put 3 of these in your deck and make them think twice. You don't really get any card advantage since it's usually 1 for 1. In fact, you lose card advantage if their field is clear (and they're topdecking) or if they have Sinister Serpent. I'm not sure if effect number 1 is a random discard so we'll have to wait for the ruling. I would also guess that if your opponent has no cards their hand, that they'll have to destroy a monster on their field and vice versa.

It's not clear if Jinzo negates this as this card must be facedown when it goes to the graveyard. Jinzo only negates trap activations on the field and this doesn't go face-up (and activate) until it hits the graveyard so we'll have to wait for the ruling on this as well. Other cards like Banisher of the Light, Nobleman of Extermination and Bait Doll break this card.

This is a neat card but the benefit is too random. This card would be so much better if you got to pick the effect instead of your opponent. I'd have a hard time making room in my deck (or even sidedeck) for this.

Rating-
Casual: 2.7
Tourney: 2.2

vodkam

 

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