When you activate this card, change all monsters on
your opponent's side of the field to face-down
Defense Position. As long as this card remains
face-up on the field, monsters on your opponent's
side of the field cannot change their Battle
Position. Destroy this card during your 2nd Standby
Phase after activation.
Type - Spell
Card Number - FET-EN042
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 04.07.05
Swords of Concealing Light
Today’s card is Swords of Concealing Light, a card
many people were expecting to be Limited at the very
least. Let’s see why.
Right off the bat SoCL appears to be similar to
Swords of Revealing Light whether it’s the name, the
picture, or the effect itself. When activated SoCL
changes all monsters on the opponent’s side of the
field to face-down Defense Position. While on the
field SoCL also prevents the opponent from manually
changing the position of any of their monsters. The
first effect is arguably the best one SoCL has to
offer, and this is because of its similarities to
Book of Moon. With this effect you can turn a
face-up Jinzo into face-down Nobleman of Crossout
bait and make Traps available to you once again. You
can also use this effect to make BLS an easy to kill
target and stop it from using its effect for the
next few turns. While you do run the risk of putting
a monster that activates when flipped face-up, the
prospect of putting all of the opponent’s monsters
on the defensive is a great benefit.
This brings us to the second effect; the TER
directed at the opponent. While active, SoCL will
stop the opponent from changing battle tactics. Any
monsters you just flipped face-down will stay as
they are, and any monsters your opponent summons to
attack you with will be unable to go on the
defensive. Of course this effect only prevents your
opponent from manually changing the Positions of
their monsters, so they can still use a Book of
Taiyou or a real Book of Moon. But it’s unlikely
that the opponent will use one of these Books, so
they’ll need to live with an inability to have their
monsters in the ideal position for a few turns.
The final effect isn’t much of an effect at all; it
only decides when SoCL has overstayed its welcome.
During your second Standby Phase after SoCL is
activated SoCL is destroyed. However if you somehow
manage to skip your Standby Phase, which can
currently only be accomplished through Solomon’s
Lawbook, SoCL will remain on the field until it
meets its demise through a MST or Breaker. All in
all SoCL is a card that could be used in every Deck
or Side Deck and would most likely benefit you. I
myself use it in my Fiend and Beast Decks so as to
take full advantage of the effects of Shadowslayer
or Enraged Battle Ox. Don’t know what they do? Look
Advanced: 4/5. Great card. Nothing to comment on.
Traditional: 3/5. Being a Continuous Spell, it can
full prey to the large amount of S/T removal
available before it’s reached its full strength, so
Art: 2/5. It’s the evil SoRL… Uwwwww… I’m a ghost
for some reason… Uwwwww!
Swords of Concealing Light
There are a lot of great combos with this, but when
I see it, I think...overhyped.
This card, like Deck Devastation Virus, has its
effect separated into multiple parts -- upon
activation, the opponent's monsters are flipped
face-down. From then on, until the end of the 2nd
turn, no monsters can change modes. Note: This card
DOES NOT force a monster played after the activation
to go into face-down Defense...and this card DOES
NOT block attacks from those new monsters.
I see this card having a few small uses --
obviously, it combos well with Nobleman of Crossout,
and it also allows the player to kill a defensively
weak monster. However, since it doesn't actually
block attacks, and it only lasts 2 turns unlike the
Revealing, I don't see it getting a lot of play
except by the potential Trample deck.
Sorry for the short review today -- hopefully some
of the other CotD reviews will give a better outlook
on combos for this card.
Swords of Concealing Light is a paradox of a card
name. Concealing stuff is not what light does.
Generally, it illuminates or destroys concealment.
Regardless, that doesn't stop it from adding to the
superb normal rares from Flaming Eternity. Chiron,
Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, Swords of Concealing Light,
and (it is entirely possible) Penalty Game! All are
fairly good, though I still have yet to judge the
lock factor of Penalty Game.
SoCL is great. Flipping monsters into a position
they don't like for Nobleman is okay, but in a
Mystic Swordsman deck, this is flipping
unbelievable. Instead of being unable to attack,
your opponent's monsters cannot change their mode.
If you can abuse the Tsuku + MoF combo to reuse this
and tie Mystic Swordsman LV2 in, you've got yourself
something that could be fairly effective.
Traditional: Probably not worth it/5 (2.1/5, since
it's still good here)
Mystic Swordsman LV2/Tsukuyomi deck:
Traditional: 3.8/5 (where it might not be worth it
to play it over some other cards.)
Advanced: 4.2/5 (Almost better than Book of Moon in
this deck and this format.)
Swords of Concealing Light
This is an interesting card, but people keep
misinterpreting its effect. First of all, this will
NOT stop your opponent’s monsters from attacking. If
your opponent decides to summon a monster while you
still have Swords on the field, he can attack with
What it DOES do is change all of the monsters your
opponent currently has on the field to face-down
Defense Position, and then it prevents them from
changing. A nice little trick is to play Solomon’s
Lawbook to skip the Standby Phase that’d kill your
Swords; then they’ll stay on the field indefinitely.
So, what does this card help? It’s nice for Trample
Decks. You get the monsters into Defense Position
and you can run into them with Spear Dragons,
Enraged Battle Oxes, Airknight Parshaths and all of
that rentsy nonsense. It’s also good for Mystic
Swordsman Decks. And it’s at least decent in
generally any deck that likes to use Nobleman of
Crossout a lot.
Should you run it? There’s really no harm in trying.
It probably won’t hurt you.
Traditional – CCCC: 3/5
Traditional – Trample: 4/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3.5/5
Advanced – Trample: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5
Okay, today features the opposite of our long-time
LOB spell, Swords of Revealing Light. Concealing
Light basically "hides" your opponent's monsters,
and they cannot switch modes. Seeing as how the
current advanced environment loves main decking two
noblemen of crossout, this card has some seriously
Of course, it doesn't protect you from monsters
summoned after Concealed is played in attack mode,
so those combos you were going for, or if you were
looking to abuse Mystic Swordsman lv2/lv4, then good
luck. It may be a real challenge. Oh, and this card
is a dud in traditional with more spell/trap removal
(IE. Duster) available. In limited, this card is the
most solid method of removing any actual threat, and
should almost always be a first round draft pick.
Swords of Concealing Light
This card is pure awesomeness. I would best see this
used when your opponet has a bunch of strong
monsters on the field. Flip their Jinzo, Vampire
Lord, even BLS into face down defense and destroy
them with your weaker creatures.
your Kycoo, Gemini Elf, and the like take out your
opponent's tribute monsters!
Isn't that evil?
Sadly, you will need something MUCH stronger to take
out BLS, even in defense since he has 2500. I'd use
DMoC or something. Even better, once your opponent's
monsters are switched to defense mode, they can't be
I see this card as a welcome helper to burn/beatdown
heavy-hitter decks because this makes their job all
the easier. Combine this with a Big Bang Shot, Fairy
Meteor Crush, or the like for some added trample.
Conclusion: I look forward to pummling powerhouses
Limited: 3.4/5 You may not need it here.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
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