Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Select 1 monster from your Graveyard. Send 1 card
from your hand to the Graveyard and Special Summon
the selected monster. You can only use this effect
once per turn. This card cannot be Special Summoned
from the Graveyard.
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 12.10.04
the Creator. I've noted that I don't like rating cards
that deserve their own decktype, right? Okay.
The Creator cannot fit into your deck. You cannot
cut a Don, or a Berserk Gorilla, or a Cannon
Soldier, or any one random card and just plug it in.
You'll die horribly as a result of your rentsiness
towards the card. The Creator needs something to be
abused with. You have to find a way to abuse the
discard and abuse the recursion. An easy way to do
this, apparently, is to combo it with stuff like,
hmm, Card of Safe Return and the Manticore of
Darkness, as well as a few Sacred Cranes. The basic
thing is that you liek have the Creator out with a
Crane in Grave and a Manticore in hand and a Card of
Safe Return on field. And OMG combos. Draw 2 and
then get out a 2300 at end of turn as well as having
drawn 3 net cards and lost no presence on the field
or in hand. I'll take that. I'd go into more detail,
but then I'd be lecturing on about the "g0dly" deck
I made (which I'm skeptical about. Seemed like a
piece of crap to me, but I got such g0dly feedback
that I'm reconsidering it).
Basically, it's an embodiment of everything people
want with field-hand presence in the new metagame.
Discarding a card, by the way, is a no-cost. It's
minimal on average. Don't like the MST or tribute
you drew? Discard a card, target a monster in your
grave to exchange useless cards for field advantage.
Even better if you use Card of Safe Return or Sacred
Should you try and build a Creator deck? Go nuts.
Just build a few proxy decks before you go and rip
yourself off for it. No rating for today, again.
Just go out and think about the Creator.
The Creator is a very nice monster,
perhaps the best in the entire RDS expansion.
Perhaps. Having a mere 2300 ATK and requiring two
tributes, The Creator is rather weak as far as stats
go; of course, it’s easy enough to get him on the
field via alternative means, namely through his
little pal, The Creator Incarnate. He can’t be
Special Summon from the Graveyard, which is just a
His effect is amazing. Send a card
from your hand to the Graveyard (Serpent, etc.) and
summon any monster you want. Get back that Dark
Magician, get back that Red-Eyes, get back that
Serpent Night Dragon. Anything you need can come
right to the field for the small price of one card.
His effect can basically be interpreted thus: “Treat
one card in your hand as ‘Monster Reborn.’ You may
not select monsters from your opponent’s Graveyard.”
He has weak stats and annoying
restrictions, but he has an amazing effect. The
fact that he’s a Thunder monster, thereby somewhat
strengthening that extremely under-supported type is
also a plus. If you feel like giving him a try, do
it. Use him in a Thunder Deck without hesitation –
it never hurts to bring Sanga back.
Traditional – CCCC: 4/5
Traditional – Thunder: 4.5/5
Advanced – Thunder: 5/5
Our final card this week is The Creator, a monster
that’s got a Monster Reborn like effect.
Stats: The Creator has the decent ATK of 2300, and
the superb DEF of 3000.
Both stats allow you to put The Creator in any
position you wanted, though Defense Position would
be ideal. It’s a LIGHT monster, allowing you to use
Kaiser Seahorse to make this Level 8 monster require
only 1 Tribute. It’s also a Thunder monster. Um.
Yeah? Stats – Adequate.
Effect: The Creator has a few effects. The first
effect has you select one monster from your
Graveyard. Some effect eh? The second effect has you
Special Summon that monster at the price of sending
a card in your hand to the Graveyard. A watered down
Monster Reborn with a cost is still a nice bonus,
despite the fact you can’t Special Summon your
Effect #3: you can only use this effect once per
turn. Not to bad a downside because you’re still
getting to revive a monster. The final effect
forbids The Creator from being Special Summoned from
the Graveyard, a tragic blow to all Level 7 or
higher monsters. This makes The Creator basically
dead once it gets to the Graveyard. There are ways
around this summoning restriction, but everyone’s
favorite way of summoning is gone. Overall though,
The Creator has a nifty effect, and that’s good
enough for me. Effect – Adequate.
Combos: Flipping The Creator face-down will make his
effect reset, allowing you to use his effect twice
in one turn assuming you can get him face-up again
(Book of Moon + Book of Taiyou comes to mind). The
Creator Incarnate’s effect will allow you to both
bypass The Creator’s two tribute policy and Normal
Summon a monster during the same turn. Monster
Reincarnation will allow The Creator to be returned
to your hand from the Graveyard, getting around that
dreaded effect of not being revivable. Removing The
Creator from play and then using Dimension Fusion to
Special Summon it will also give you an alternative
way to Special Summon it.
Usability: The Creator really only works in a The
Creator Deck. Anywhere else and it’s a tad out of
The Creator is a nifty monster, but the combination
of being Level 8 and being un-revivable makes The
Creator’s effect difficult to use more than once or
twice in a duel.
Traditional Format: 3/5. The Creator is overrated,
but is still worthy of a decent score.
Advanced Format: 3/5. The Creator is overrated, but
is still worthy of a decent score.
Art: 4/5. Who doesn’t like a red mechanical looking
Playable? Yeah. Tier 1? I doubt it.
The Creator is the
only acceptable 2 tribute 2300 ATKer I know of.
He may not a lot of attacking, as people may be
tempted to shift him to his 3,000 DEF. The
thunder type doesn't help squat, the Light type
can help Chaos, but the effect is why it's
Basically, once per
turn, The Creator turns any card in your hand
into Monster Reborn (out of your own Graveyard,
not the opponent's.) This helps soften the blow
of giving up 2 monsters for him, as you can get
a second one on the field immediately. Half the
time, the monster you revive will either be
stronger than The Creator, or will get rid of
other monsters that stand in The Creator's way (DDWL,
X-Force, Tribe...) The strength of The Creator
depends on the monsters currently in your
Graveyard (that having been said, Painful Choice
makes him sick and wrong.)
notes: You can't revive him from the graveyard,
but you can revive him from the Removed From
Play zone. I don't know how many people would
combo him with any kind of "remove/bring back"
decks that use Dimension Fusion, but it's
something to note. Also, look at the effect.
It has a cost and you can activate it in a Main
Phase. So guess what? THAT MEANS IT HAS
PRIORITY. If you summon this, and the opponent
Trap Holes/Bottomless Trap Holes/Book of Moons
it, they can still activate the effect before
The Creator is destroyed/removed/flipped
(Remember, this is the land of pre-negators,
speed, and the insult of anything that is more
than 1 Tribute or doesn't read "Remove 1 Light
and 1 Dark..." Great effect, but won't get a
lot of use here.
(Monsters stay on the field longer with the
lessened monster removal. This allows for a lot
of swarm possiblities with larger monsters.)