Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Effect: Negate the attack of 1 of your opponent's monsters
and inflict Direct Damage equal to the attacking monster's
ATK to your opponent's Life Points.
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 02.26.03
This was a big surprise. I don't think anyone
predicted that Cylinder would be released in LON.
Honestly, LON was a pretty crappy set when I first
looked at Edo's Translations. I mean, the only good
cards I see that would benefit beatdown then were just
Torrential Tribute and Kycoo The Ghost Destroyer. I
didn't plan on getting too many LON packs...
Then a bomb was landed on us. Both Gemini Elf and
Magic Cylinder were the Secret Rares! It was a fun
time to be online that day. =)
Anyway, back to the review. Now, Cylinder is a good
card, but it's definitely NOT a Staple! First of all,
the Monster stays on the field and you can only
activate if your opponent attacks. It's simply not as
good Bell of Destruction (JPN. Destruction Ring) in
most cases. Now, the fact that I like about this card
is because it tends to weaken Suicide Beatdown decks.
You know, the ones that run stuff like Dark Elf and
Jirai Gumos in order to abuse Megamorph? Unless they
have a Jinzo out, they would probably be a lot more
cautious when attacking you, giving you more time to
make a comeback. Think about it. A Dark Elf with a
Megamorph. Your opponent pays 1000LP to attack. You
activate Cylinder and your opponent takes a grand
total of 5000 damage! That's a lot. This is also an
important counter to United We Stand, which is
probably the BEST Power-Up there is. With Cylinder
out, I think Jinzo becomes a MUST in all decks. Either
that or you better run plenty of Magic/Trap Removals.
If you're playing a Burner, you definitely need this
card. It's good in pretty much any other decks and
will no doubt be really popular.
Wednesday - Magic
I'll just keep this one
short and say that this card should be in EVERY
deck. It's one of the most broken cards in the
game, up there with Mirror Force and Raigeki. Those
silly GAFs equipped with Megamorph give their user
4600 damage and, well, sucks to be them.
Get one of this card, as it's so powerful that's all
you need. It's the easier of the two
Secret Rares to find (it's in Retail boxes), and
that kind of sucks, because you only need 1 of these
and probably at least 2 Geminis. Oh well.
(expect this on the restricted list REALLY
quickly, and yes, this card deserves the term
Wednesday - Magic Cylinder
Can anyone say... Staple?
Probably the second
best trap in the game, after Mirror Force. This card
can single handedly win you a game you should have
lost. It makes those Suicide Beatdown decks pray they
don't have to face it. Without a doubt it's going to
be restricted to one.
Not much else to say
about it besides the fact that EVERY deck should use
it. Yes, it's THAT good. The only time you will regret
drawing it is if Jinzo is on the field. But the same
goes for every other Trap card.
The only reason why it
didn't receive a perfect score is because if your
opponent has a large army of attacking Monsters, you
may lose the game regardless.
"You gotta fight... For
your right... too MaaarrrTAY!"
Don't know why people think so highly of this card,
yes it's good for burn but n your normal beatdown deck
I prefer to have board control, and as everybody
knows... board control = removal. The only reason I
might like this card is because it's gona be some
really, really good trade bait. ">,<'