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

Tribe-Infecting Virus

Card Number - MFC-076

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

Date Reviewed - 10.15.03

DuelMonster Wednesday:

Tribe-Infecting Virus/Exclusivity Virus:
MFC-076-Super Rare
Water/Aqua/4/1600/1000
Effect: Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.


Pros:
Can destroy multiple Monsters at once
Can be used as long as you hold cards
The Effect can't be negated, at least not yet
Searchable by WotBF

Cons:
Only works on Face-Up Monsters
Discarding isn't good for hand management; i.e. Yata

Combos:
Sinister Serpent - Well it's not a combo but it helps quite a bit
DNA Surgery - Destroy ALL Face-Up Monsters, but it's suicide too

Notes:
This was one of the most anticipated cards of Magicians Force, and for very good reason. This card will shortly if not yet restricted to 1-Per-Deck since its Effect can annihilate almost any Monster on the Field. With him being Aqua you won't often have to suicide him to destroy an opponents Aqua type Monster or Monsters, but in a couple of releases there will be some very nice Aqua arriving but until then there isn't much

The only real downsides to T-Virus is its semi-weak 1600 ATK and 1000 DEF, and discarding cards has become more risky with Yata-Locks, and Hand Disruption will limit T-Viruses usage indeed.

Though if you either use Light Of Intervention to give your opponent no hiding space from T-Virus, or you could team him up with Sasuke Samurai and something to stall with. Sinister Serpent obviously is the biggest Monster being used with T-Virus but running a few Marie The Fallen Ones can help out a bit but normally take up too much deck space.

Ratings:
Casual: 4.5
Tourney: 3.5
ArtWork: 3.5 - Very gruesome, looks like some cats or something are being infected and dying. I'm surprised they didn't "edit" the picture like they did Fiend Comedian. 
NickWhiz1
Wednesday - Tribe Infecting Virus
 
Destroying monsters
Of one type for one discard
Is very very very good
 
Today's card is one of the most powerful monsters in Magician's Force, and in the game, for that matter.
 
MFC-076
Tribe-Infecting Virus
Water/Aqua/4/1600/1000
Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.
Super Rare
(Originally a common in the Japanese Champion of Black Magicians set (303))
 
Anyone that has had any experience with the Japanese game will know that this is one of the most popular monsters in the game, and with good reason.  At the very, very least, you are discarding 1 card to destroy 1 monster.  While not exceptional, it is put into focus that you can use the effect multiple times (as long as you have cards in your hand), and it is possible to destroy all of your opponent's monsters with just one discard, which is very nice.
 
Now, of course, any card that has a discard cost has the usual combos with Sinister Serpent, high level monsters + recursion, etc., and this one is no exception.  Also, for a monster with such an effect, it has very good stats.  The DEF allows you to bring it out with Witch (a good choice, IMO), and 1600 ATK is excellent for a monster with a monster-destruction effect.
 
If you are running a theme deck that involves a near-mono monster type (Spellcaster, Fiend, and Warrior deck users, pay attention), this is probably the most dangerous card that you can go up against.  With one simple discard, your entire monster force can be gone, leading to a good direct whack from your opponent.
 
This card will be restricted to 1 when Magician's Force restrictions come out (December, maybe?).  For now, you can try running 2-3 of these, and you will soon understand why this needs to be restricted.  Have fun.
 
Casual: 4.5
 
Since a good number of mono-type decks are used in casual play, this can really cause problems.
 
Tourney: 4.5
 
Reuseable monster removal is always nice.  This makes a nice substitute to the now-corrected Skull Lair (although there's really no comparison, TIV is much better).  Just be careful of your hand count, because of the numerous control decks around.
 
Draft: 10^9999999
 
Don't ask questions.  Just draft it.  You heard me.  JUST DRAFT IT.
SomeGuy
Wednesday - Tribe-Infecting Virus
 
Tribe-Infecting Virus:
MFC-076-Super Rare
Water/Aqua/4/1600/1000
Effect: Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.
 
More removal en masse. Nice.
 
For the Effect that Tribe-Infecting Virus is packing, the ATK and DEF are more than enough. It can Attack many of the Staple Monsters, and even Don Zaloog when need be.
 
But as we all know, it's the Effect that makes it shine. Not only is it another answer to Jinzo, it can deal with decks such as Warrior Beatdown with ease. Expect  it to be restricted to one, just like in Japan.
 
Tribe-Infecting Virus along with Breaker the Magical Warrior will definitely be the chase cards of Magician's Force.
 
In short, efficient removal is good. Remember to abuse this card with Sinister Serpent.
 
Rating: 4.1/5
Vodkam Wednesday 10/15/03: 

Tribe-Infecting Virus
4/1600/1000
Water/Aqua
MFC-076
Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type monster to destroy all face up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.


Tribe-Infecting Virus is the best card in Magician's Force.

The ability to selectively destroy multiple monsters on the field is an amazing effect. This is especially deadly against theme decks. The fact that this is an Aqua-Type means you probably won't name "Aqua" as the sub-type you want to destroy very often. 1600 ATK isn't too bad. It can't go toe to toe with many monsters used these days but then again, you can use the effect to destroy them first.

Discarding for Tribe-Infecting Virus' effect is only bad if you don't have Sinister Serpent or something you want to discard like a high-level monster. The possibility that you could destroy your own monsters isn't that bad if you're careful about how you use the effect. Since this will probably replace Exiled Force in many decks, the fact that this only destroys face-up monsters is a fairly big drawback but there's always Raigeki and Dark Hole for that.

Tribe-Infecting Virus is an excellent card and fits in pretty much any deck. One of the best things about this is that it's also only a Super Rare which makes it relatively easy to find.

Rating-
Casual: 4.8
Tourney: 4.3
 
DM7FGD Tribe-Infecting Virus:

MFC-076-Super Rare
Water/Aqua/4/1600/1000
Effect: Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.


Tribe-Infecting Virus is certainly a great Monster card from the MFC set. It will be limited to one. Discard a card and name a Type of Monster, and all Monsters on the Field of that Type are destroyed.. Well, first of all, the "Type" that it mentions are the Types like Fiend, Aqua, Beast, etc., not Dark, Light, etc. Since Tribe-Infecting Virus is an Aqua Type, it's pretty unlikely that you will have to destroy your own T-I Virus to destroy an opponent's Monster(s). And yes, its Effect would destroy your own Monsters as well, as its Effect states.

That's hardly a downside for such a devastating Effect. It's like a Monster form of Raigeki at the simple cost of a discard.. So obviously, it works great with Sinister Serpent. Its Effect may also be used multiple times per turn, as long as you have the cards in hand to use it repeatedly. No matter what (face-up) Monster it is that your opponent has out on the Field, you could bring out T-I Virus to take care of it, and afterwards, you'd still have a pretty strong 1600 ATK Monster out on the Field for perhaps some direct damage. It also has some speed in that it can be searched out by the Witch of the Black Forest.

T-I Virus is one of the best cards in the MFC set.. The best in some people's opinions.
- T-I Virus -
Overall Rating: 4.1/5 
dawnyoshi Tribe-Infecting Virus:

MFC-076-Super Rare
Water/Aqua/4/1600/1000
Effect: Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster to destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on both sides of the field.


Awesome. My first COTD review is going to be one of the best cards in the new Magician's Force expansion. Monster removal is always a good thing, especially when it either turn the game around, or if you can use it multiple times. T-Virus fills both categories, as his effect is not only devastating to theme decks such as warriors or the up and coming spellcasters, but it can also be used more than once per turn in case your opponent controls a variety of monsters. 

Some will probably think that this card is rather weak since its attack is average and that this card can kill your hand. While both disadvantages can be a bit painful, it's really not that big of a loss.
Its attack might not survive a beatstick's attack such as goblins or gemini, but it can at least be a wall against zaloog, spirit reaper, witch, etc. Managing your hand with this card isn't hard either. Besides the obvious combo with Sinister Serpent, you also have thunder dragon for a 3-shot virus, or Marie to increase the power in a fire princess deck. Of course, if you have no hand with virus, it's not going to help you, but most of the time you'll have at least 1 card in your hand. That's all you really need.

Virus is definitely a solid card, and I can see why it was restricted in Japan. 
Constructed: 4/5
In a limited (sealed deck, draft, etc.) game, this card is even better. Removal is always a gem when you don't know what your opponent has.
Limited: 4.5/5 

 

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