Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Spellcaster / Effect Monster
When your opponent activates a card that includes
the effect of making your opponent discard from
his/her hand (this does not include the cost of
discarding cards), you can activate this card by
discarding this card from your hand to the
Graveyard. Negate the activation and effect of the
card and destroy it.
- Dark / 4 / 1000 / 1000
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Date Reviewed - 10.4.04
Mon 10.04.04 - Gravekeeper's Watcher
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Monday's card is rather lackluster... Well, this could have been good
if they hadn't included one line of text.
Stats/Cost: Easy to summon. Free effect. Low stats. There
isn't much to say here, there are better 4 star Gravekeeper's to be
Effect: Here's where I'm confused. Why bother making an
effect that negates 6 cards in the game tops? I mean, it would be
fine and dandy if it had either A, stats that match Gravekeeper's
Assailant, or B, no line of text stating that it couldn't negate cards
with costs. As of now, there are enough cards for me to tick off on
one hand (counting in binary) that this can negate. Card Destruction
(restricted), Morphing Jar (also restricted), Graceful Charity
(banned), Dragged Down into the Grave, and perhaps one or two more
that skip my mind. Why bother?
Combos: You can give them YOUR card through Exchange and then
use this to negate it for a total of 2 cards lost and 1 card lost for
your opponent. =\
Post-Ban: The only card commonly run in decks that this will
negate is Graceful Charity. That is now banned. =\
1/5 in ALL decks (including Gravekeeper's) and ALL formats. Well,
okay, 1.3 in a Gravekeeper in Traditional, since you might break a
If it could be activated against COST effects, that would be peachy.
A lot of people run Tribe-Infecting Virus, Raigeki Breaks, and soon,
Abyss Soldiers in WATER-themed decks. This would've stopped a bunch
of them in their tracks and been a somewhat good option for sidedeck.
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EDIT: Sorry about the misreview, folks -- having never
read Gravekeeper's Watcher in my life before this
week, I naturally assumed that it would negate hand
discarding from YOUR hand. It negates that of your
So instead of this card countering Delinquent Duo,
it can negate Mirage of Nightmare, Magic Jammer,
Card Destruction, and Morphing Jar.
Having said that, it gets a 1/5 all around.
Monday: Gravekeeper’s Watcher
Rated For: Gravekeeper’s Deck
Okay, so here’s a week you certainly will not
understand, but arrives anyways. With this
Gravekeeper themed week, we’ll now have 3 out of the
past 6 weeks devoted entire to Gravekeepers! (If you
love them that much, I’d suggest reading my article
course, a third week of ANY themed deck is
likely to introduce numerous, unplayable pieces of
junk. All of which entails a fabulous segue to
Monday’s card, Gravekeeper’s Watcher!
In the post-ban format, most of the
cards you use will have to provide some sort of hand
or field advantage. This card does neither. In
addition, with the loss of Graceful Charity and
Mirage of Nightmare, you’re not going to have many
opportunities to use this card. In fact, I see only
Tribe-Infecting Virus, Judgement of Anubis, and
Magic Jammer as viable options to use this card.
Needless to say, it’s still rather worthless in the
Best Draw for
the Situation: It’s still
rather worthless in the best-case scenario (you
negate their cost effect).
Attributes/Effect: Some of
the worst stats in the game mixed with one of the
most questionable, useless, specialized, and
specific effects gives it a
Pick your poison. Either
you have a 1000/1000 “powerhouse” on the field, or
you have a card that can really negate only one
playable card (Tribe).
Line: A flat ZERO
means the card is unplayable in every format, every
deck, and should see ZERO use.
A BAD Score: 0/10.
functions well with: Skull
Servant, Uraby, Flame Champion, in an all garbage
If you think I’m joking
and want to find serious, thoughtful uses for this
you’re out of luck! Sorry : (.
*sigh* This is ONLY useful for cards like Don Zaloog
and Delinquent Duo. Back in the old, non-ban list
format....well this card never saw any play because
of Electric Snakes.....yeah this card sucks dxP
It's only a 1000/1000 monster and being 4 stars
makes him a LOT less playable (gravity bind...).
hahaha...you know, I didn't even realize this card
was a rare when I first opened it >_<. It's SOO bad
Remember, if you want a card with this type of
effect, find some Electric Snakes from Magic Ruler
and put them in your decks
Constructed: 2/10 (since there are better cards than
Limited: 4/10 (I guess it IS a 1000/1000 monster??
We finish up the Gravekeepers this week (and yes, we
are out of good ones), starting with Gravekeeper's
Watcher, a card renowned for being near-useless.
With stats of 1000/1000, you can search it out via
Mystic Tomato...but as his effect only works if he's
in your hand, I don't see why you would ever do
that. The stats are just bad for a Level 4; he can’t
kill much and can't stop much either.
The effect is usually the reason you DO want to play
a card, but in Gravekeeper's Watcher's case, that
isn't so. Just about the ONLY card that you would
ever get a chance to use Gravekeeper's Watcher
against was Graceful Charity. Guess what? Graceful
So what does that mean for Gravekeeper's Watcher? A
nearly useless card has now become officially
useless. You can use it against Card Destruction and
that's about it.
Traditional - CCCC: 1.5/5
Traditional – Gravekeeper Deck: 1.5/5
Advanced – Gravekeeper Deck: 1/5
Welcome to a 3rd installment of Gravekeeper Week!
We’ll start off with
Stats: Gravekeeper’s Watcher is not one of the best
Gravekeeper monsters. It
has and ATK and DEF of 1000 each, of course allowing
it to be searched by
Witch of the Black Forest, Sangan, and Mystic
Tomato. But, those lower than
ideal stats will not allow it to do a lot on its
own. It’s a DARK, which
gives it a seemingly unlimited amount of support.
And, to finish up, it’s a
Spellcaster, which doesn’t really help Gravekeeper’s
Watcher. Stats –
Somewhere Between Good and Bad.
Effect: The effect is relatively simple; when your
opponent activates a card
that forces them to discard, you discard this card
from your hand to negate
the card and destroy it. Now I’m sure you learned as
much from reading this
as you did by reading the card, but that is really
all it does. It doesn’t
stop a lot of cards come to think of it; Graceful
Charity and Card
Destruction are two that come to mind. And no, it
doesn’t stop discarding as
an effect. If it did, its uses would increase
Gravekeeper’s Watcher is just not a card that will
be using its effect very
often. Effect – Bad.
Combos: There aren’t a lot of cards you can ‘combo’
with. Reason is that you can’t really do any
planning for what your opponent
is going to do. This small fact takes away most, if
not all, combos this
card could have.
Usability: Gravekeeper’s Watcher could of course be
used in a Gravekeeper
Deck, making it a 1500 attacker when Necrovalley is
on the field. But, the
question is, would you really want to put this in a
Gravekeeper Deck when
there are so many better choices? My guess is no.
Gravekeeper’s Watcher is a card that should not be
at the top of your To Get
List, plain and simple.
Advanced Format: 1/5. This isn’t a card that is
going to be played here…
Traditional Format: 1/5. … or here.
Art: 1/5. A guy pointing… Wow.
Welcome to the final week of Gravekeeper’s/Necrovalley
cards. *Dodges rotten produce and a few bricks* I
don’t know about anyone else, but I will be
referring to this as “Gravekeeper’s Leftovers” Week,
because that is what these cards are: the leftover
Gravekeeper’s that probably should never see use in
your side deck, let alone your main deck. Still,
they do have some, tiny, infinitesimal use in some
obscure deck we’ve missed. If it’s there, we’ll try
to find it! Mainly we are doing this because there’s
going to be one card this week that actually has a
use in the Advanced format, or at least I think it
will. Gravekeeper’s Watcher is not that card.
Stats : Gravekeeper’s Watcher is a Level 4 Dark/Spellcaster,
like the majority of Gravekeepers. These are fairly
solid stats. Being a Level 4 monster means you can
summon it without Tribute. Dark cards can function
as Chaos food. Spellcasters do have some supporting
cards. Of course, as a Gravekeeper card, it has the
Gravekeeper’s support available to it: Rite of
Spirit to Special Summon it from the Graveyard,
serving as fodder for Gravekeeper’s Cannonholder,
being used for Tribute for Gravekeeper’s Chief and
then being revived by the effect, and of course,
getting a 500/500 boost to ATK/DEF from Necrovalley.
Sadly, that boost won’t help a whole lot, as
Gravekeeper's Watcher has a tiny 1000 ATK and DEF.
On the bright side, this means you can search it out
via Witch of the Black Forest and Sangan, or search
and Special Summon it via Mystic Tomato and
Gravekeeper’s Spy. Too bad you won’t want to be
Effect(s) : Why won’t you want to summon it? This
card has an obscure effect that can only be
activated by discarding it from the hand (like
Kuriboh). What’s the effect? What is it indeed? It
is worded rather in a rather confusing manner.
Simply put, when your opponent would activate a card
that makes them discard a card (or cards) from their
own hand, you can discard this to do a) negate the
activation of the card, b)negate the effect of said
card and b) destroy said card. Negating the
activation of the card sounds odd, and I don’t know
of any current rulings pertinent to it. The rest is
pretty basic. Now for an example: your opponent
activates Graceful Charity; you can discard this
card to do “a”, “b”, and “c”. That’s going to annoy
the opponent, unless you just emptied your hand and
they can now go for a Yata-lock. Note that cards
that have a cost of discarding, like Raigeki Break,
are not legal targets. The discarding must be part
of the “effect”, not part of the cost (“Discard X
card(s) to play the card”).
Uses and Combinations : If everyone in your area
relies on Card Destruction (in the Advanced Format),
then I suppose this is just nearly useless (instead
of totally useless). Otherwise we have a card that
relies on your opponent’s deck and play choices, and
all it is then is a simple negation card. You might
as well play Magic Drain/Jammer. One might be
uncertain, and the other more costly, but in the end
both are more versatile.
Traditional : 1.05/5-It is a Gravekeeper, so it’s
not totally worthless, and here there is one card in
nearly every serious deck (Graceful Charity) that it
can negate. Too bad Gravekeepers aren’t as strong
Advanced : 1.05/5-Gravekeepers are stronger, but now
you probably won’t get the effect off. So many
better Gravekeepers you can run.
Limited : 1.15/5-Unless you drafted PGD to
supplement some Starter decks, the effect will be
useless, and chances are, even here, you don’t need
Gravekeepers that bad.
I am not seeing any real use for this card. I tried
to find one, but it’s just not their. If you could
use it against an opponent’s card that made you
discard. At least now you know not to use it.