Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
of Creation - Venus
/ Effect Monster
Pay 500 Life Points to select 1 "Mystical Shine
Ball" from your hand or Deck, and Special Summon it
to your side of the field.
- Light / 3 / 1600 / 0
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Date Reviewed - 6.17.04
The Agent of Creation -- Venus
This isn't a bad monster at all. Tribute decks will
REALLY like this effect.
You pay 500 Life Points to pull out a monster from
your Deck with 500 attack points. I equate this to
an Ultimate Offering that doesn't have to be set for
a turn. Have this down for a turn (or revive it),
use the effect once or twice, and Tribute away.
This card makes it much easier to play the higher
level Fairy monsters. It thins your Deck (preventing
you from drawing the Shine Balls later), and
Precious Cards from Beyond may actually have a use
in a Deck using this combo.
Lastly, let's not forget our little friend United We
Stand. Pay 1500 life points to make United do 2400
more? Sounds fair to me.
If you're playing a fairy deck with more than the
normal amount of Tribute monsters, you might want to
look into this.
Thursday: The Agent of Creation – Venus
Venus is a very interesting monster. At first the
effect might seem like nothing; you get to summon
little monsters with 500 ATK from your hand or deck
at the cost of 500 LP. Add Venus's stats (which, I
will point out, are very good for Gravity Bind) and
you would seem to have a mediocre monster.
But that isn't the case at all. These Shine Balls
are good for deck thinning, as well as swarming, or
even something as simple as Cannon Soldier bait (and
subsequently Chaos food) for Chaos decks. You can
also combo it with Solar Ray; total, you'll be
paying 1500 Life Points to do 2400 damage. At the
very least, you can put up some extra defense with
Venus might not be worth it in a typical Fairy deck
(though the Shine Balls also help Mudora when in the
Grave), but the effect is definitely useful for
certain Burners, as well as Chaos decks.
Typical tournament deck: 3/5
Burn deck: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5
Venus...I am personally not too fond of coughing up
life so quickly in one turn unless it's for
something huge (Solemn Judgment to stop a chaos
monster). Venus, however, can be a useful combo
monster. I "guess" it can be combed with Thousand
Energy, but I don't really like that card
either...hmm...perhaps hysteric Fairy? But that's a
pretty bad trade off...pay 1000 life to thin your
deck, and gain 1000 life afterwards. I'd rather use
Thunder Dragons for that.
The best use Venus has is for summoning Mystical
Shine Balls to use for tribute summons. Sword of
Soul-Eater isn't bad either. By summoning 3 mystical
shine balls from your deck and equipping one of them
with Sword of Soul-Eater, you'll instantly get a
2500 ATK level 2 monster. That isn't bad at all. It
can easily be counted, but it isn't bad...
Might be more useful in limited. Shine Balls are
common, and they're a quick way to bring out
sacrificial bait for something like Gogiga Gagagigo,
and with THAT on the field, your opponent will be at
a major disadvantage in limited...just don't
overspend for the effect.