When this card is
destroyed and sent to the Graveyard as a result of
battle, destroy the monster that destroyed this
Type - Aqua/Effect
Card Number - DR1-EN019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 08.02.05
Yomi Ship is a monster that, while certainly not
bad, is simply overshadowed by better monsters with
similar effects. With only 800 ATK, it’s not strong
at all, even for a Level 3; and being WATER/Aqua
gives it some advantages in an A Legendary Ocean
Deck, but still not enough to make it worth using.
Yomi Ship’s effect is simple: when it’s sent to the
Graveyard as a result of battle, you destroy the
monster that killed it. If your opponent’s Jinzo
attacks your face-down Yomi Ship, both will die. Erm…simple,
So why not use Yomi Ship? Even in a WATER Deck, it
makes more sense to use something like Exiled Force,
which lets you destroy monsters on your turn (and
gives you a choice of which you want to die); you
also already have Tribe-Infecting Virus, a much
stronger monster (who also happens to be WATER) with
a much more destructive effect. Abyss Soldier is a
better option than Yomi Ship as well, and I would
also rather use Amphibious Bugroth MK-3 and Mermaid
Knight than waste deck space on this.
It isn’t bad; it’s just not necessary, unless you’re
on a tight budget and can’t get anything better. But
with the WATER Structure Deck so readily available,
even that’s not a great excuse.
WATER Deck: 2.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 2/5
Sorry, but I'm going to have to give this the
standard "we have something that does it better"
Yomi Ship's an 800/1400 piece of monster removal --
whatever kills it dies as well. Water decks
typically don't even run this, as they feature the
bounce mechanic a lot more (Penguin Soldier,
Nightmare Penguin, Abyss Soldier discarding Sinister
Serpent) along with 5-stars coming out with the help
of ALO and won't find the room for this.
However, Newdoria is a 1200/800 piece of monster
removal that lets you CHOOSE who gets killed with
the effect. This guy's 400 points less painful to
suicide into a stronger monster, and lets you ram
him into a weak monster to kill a strong one (e.g.
this attacks a Blade Knight, you take 400 and kill
their BLS-Envoy with the effect, then your stronger
monster goes after the Blade Knight.) That, and he's
Dark, which automatically gives him a leg up, even
on a perfectly equal monster (so even if Yomi Ship
WAS a 1200/800 that let you choose, Newdoria's still
better because it's BLS food.)
The Water version of Newdoria except weaker, and you
can't pick what dies.
I feel a little safe attacking with Newdoria, but
not with Yomi Ship. They go Sangan, you chain with
Rating: Um...I don't really care right now. I mean,
in the right deck it can be decent. Other times it
can suck ass. So...I'll roll a die and whatever I
roll is whatever I'm rating Yomi Ship.
Lemme go get it...
Damn, I got it but I stubbed my big toe. It kinda
hurts...er, anyways time to roll...man my toe
Rating: 6/5. First time I've rolled a 6 in a while,
figures that I waste it on a Yomi Ship.
apologize to anyone who was looking for content in
yesterday's review. If it makes you feel better, we
might have good reviews in 20062007.
That was not a typo.
I've wanted to do CotD's where a message to the
readers makes up more of the review than the actual
review of the card does for a while. Yesterday was a
good excuse. There is little to the depth of any
particular card this week beyond the first glance.
Yomi Ship, however, is slightly different. It's like
Newdoria, only it doesn't give you any choice in the
matter and it is fairly meh on its own. On the
upside, it has support in the form of Salvage, and,
well, I can't really say that it has Mother Grizzly
as support, because then I'd have to say that Skull
Servant had support in the form of Mystic Tomato. =\
All monsters with 1500 or less have that kind of
But then again, that's actually fairly good support.
"Hey, look at me! I kill anything that kills me. And
I can provide another card with the opportunity for
a +1 card advantage." It was featured in a Japanese
Skill Drain deck that won a deckbuilding contest
that I, personally, thought was pretty cool. So was
In WATER, it's really quite solid. Outside of WATER,
it's less solid. But hey, it's still good. And it
can't be Tribe'd without the opponent getting -1
card advantage. Sucker. Still, though, use Newdoria
in General over this if you don't go for Salvage
For the first time in… a while I think, we review
two cards in the same week that I have found a use
for (not by myself this time, as Yomi Ship is
somewhat of a staple in WATER Decks).
YS has unspectacular stats; 1400 DEF will only
defend against a handful of monsters, and none of
them are likely to attack anyway. Being a WATER
monster, it gives great benefits to its other WATER
monster counterparts, enabling you to use Abyss
Soldier's effect and summon an Aqua Spirit without
much of a loss on your part. And best of all, YS is
an Aqua monster, giving it the rare immunity to TIV.
YS's weak DEF allows its effect to be used easier,
all the while narrowing the scope of "eligible"
monster to a more desirable variety. When YS is sent
to the Graveyard as a result of battle, the monster
that destroyed it is also destroyed. The effect is a
little peculiar in that you don't really get to
decide what monster to destroy. In a way, the
decision falls on your opponent. So in most cases,
you'll hope that your opponent blindly attacks YS
with a Jinzo, BLS, DDA, or some other stronger
monster that you'd have difficulty getting rid of in
battle, making your job a lot easier.
Of course, you don't NEED to wait for the opponent
to attack YS; kamikaze is a technique favored by
monsters like YS. Sure you'd most likely be losing
tons of Life Points, but at least you’d get to pick
what monster your opponent lost. Overall, YS is a
useful monster that truly shines in WATER Decks.
Elsewhere, I'd probably go with Newdoria instead.
Advanced (WATER Deck): 5/5. Monster destruction
Traditional (WATER Deck): 4.5/5. It may never be
destroyed in battle, but at least you tried.
Overall (WATER Deck): 4.75/5.
Art: 2/5. A bunch of gummy bears in Egyptian getups
isn't incredibly interesting.
hRmmm, Yomi Ship is another form of Newdoria.
Newdoria? That underused/over-rated Dark monster?
The one that's 1200 ATK and such?
Well the benefits of this card is...
a) searchablity with Mother Grizzly and Sangan
b) 3 stars so it's good against Level Limit Level-B
and Gravity Bind
c) also Aqua type which means Tribe-Infecting Virus
has to attack into it
d) ...that's pretty much it
e) if you creature swap it to your opponent's side,
even if you attack a monster into it, u STILL get to
chose a monster of your choice to destroy
In this metagame, which is full of 1700 Attacking
monsters, Metamorphosis into Thousand Eyes Restrict,
too many Scapegoats to be using Creature Swap, this
card will not see much play. But in Water based
decks, along with Abyss Soldier, this is one of the
best cards for the deck...
Constructed in Water Decks: 4/5
Yomi Ship is our card for today which I would
describe as a very specific version of the extremely
poor man's Water version of Man Eater Bug.
Now that I've spent 20 seconds putting the card
down, let's actually review it. Don't get me wrong,
the effect is bad, nor is it complicated. When a
monster destroys Yomi Ship, the attacking monster is
It could be good, but it isn't like it will stop
anything too important.
BLS could just remove it, Lightning Vortex could
handle it, Torrential Tribute could nuke it, and any
of 100 other things.
1/5 across the board, even in Water
Man Eater Bug IS better even in the Water deck as
it's more versatile.
Yomi Ship is NOT bad, just good luck finding room
for it in your ALO deck.
Art: 2.0/5 right...
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
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