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

Book of Taiyou

Card Number - PGD-034

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

Date Reviewed - 09.03.03

DuelMonster Wednesday:

Book of Taiyou/Book Of The Sun:
PGD-034-Short Print
Magic Card: Normal
Effect: Flip 1 face-down monster on the field into face-up Attack Position.


This Book is less useable than Book Of Moon, simply because it's not QuickPlay and Moon is. But it is still a powerful card, you can use it to flip a flip-effect monster in the same turn it was set or to flip a re-flip type monster (Guardian Sphinx) after using their own effect to be flipped face-down. You can easily abuse Book Of Taiyou and Book Of Moon together, being able to reuse effects over and over can speed up destruction on the opponent.

I wouldn't think this card to be used on the opponents’ monster, unless maybe you know they have a set Man-Eater Bug and you have no monsters on the field causing Man-Eater to destroy either itself or another monster on their field. See... Book Of Moon makes Nobleman Of Crossout more playable, and you could say Book Of Taiyou makes Fissure more playable, but it really doesn't effect the whole Meta-Game the same way. I would really only use this card in a Deck that relies on allot of Flip-Effect Monsters or any of Re-Flip type Monsters like Des lacooda, Royal Keeper, Fushioh Richie, Swarm Of Locusts/Scarabs and many others.


Ratings:
Casual: 2.5
Tourney: 3.0
ArtWork: 3.5 - The Book has the Eye of Ra with two Jackal masked people on each side, with all the Egyptian bases of the game, you'd think that it originated in Africa instead of Japan. 
Vodkam Wednesday 09/03/03: Book of Taiyou

PGD-034
Normal Magic

Flip 1 face-down monster on the field into face-up Attack Position.

Book of Moon's brother. This has a lot of potential in the right deck.

I like this card but not nearly as much as Book of Moon. Wanna make sure you get your flip effect? Put that monster down then activate Book of Taiyou and you're all set. This isn't really worth it for things like Magician of Faith unless you REALLY need that card in the graveyard that badly since you're using 2 cards to get 1 back, not to mention the fact that you're leaving Magician wide open for a big attack. Some of the better flip effects you can use this for are Needle Worm, Morphing Jar, Cyber Jar and Fiber Jar. Where this card really shines is when you know or suspect that your opponent just set a Fiber or Cyber Jar - you can use this to flip it yourself and then lay a big hurtin' on your opponent. It's also great for when your opponent is on the ropes and setting all their monsters and works wonders with annoying cards like Guardian Sphinx.

This card has a really nice combo with The Shallow Grave. You can get your monster from the graveyard then use this to put it into attack mode.

This card would be so much better if it were quickplay. You could flip your opponent's monster into attack mode just as you Mirror Force it, use it on your own monster as your opponent attacks it or save your monster from a Nobleman of Crossout. But it isn't so I won't cry about it anymore. The other drawback is that this only works on facedown monsters. So if you've already attacked that set Spirit Reaper, this won't help you and you can't use it to switch your Goblin Attack Force back into attack mode.

I like this card. It's useful in many situations and can be quite gamebreaking in the right situation. It's not for every deck but you should try it out to see if you like it.

Rating-
Casual: 3.4
Tourney: 2.9 

 

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