Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 08.24.05
Spiritual Fire Art – Kurenai
We move onto the third Spiritual Art: Kurenai. For
this one, you tribute a FIRE monster; and then you
inflict damage to your opponent’s Life Points
equivalent to that monster’s base ATK.
The way I see it, your best bet is to use this in
conjunction with Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch.
Once you get him on the field, his effect activates;
and then he’s really just a 2400 attacker who won’t
do much else. Why not just blast him to do away with
over ╝ of your opponent’s Life Points?
This works with other FIRE monsters as well, of
course…sort of a reverse Mystik Wok. It can be used
to counter destruction cards, Snatch Steal, Brain
Control, and those sorts of things – but I maintain
that Thestalos is probably your best bet here.
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5
Spiritual Fire Art -- Kurenai
This time you sac a Fire monster, and deal direct
You're giving up 2 cards to do burn -- that's
sub-par at best, given that Wave-Motion Cannon could
probably do more damage in less time than it takes
to set this up. HOWEVER, I again bring up the point
of the wasted card -- if your opponent's about to
Snatch or RFG your Phoenix, or kill your Thestalos,
this lets you waste their card and deal 2400 in the
process. Competitive Fire decks (if there even ARE
such things, or ever will be), have their Ring of
Destruction back that we're losing come
October...but in weaker form.
So if you're ever out, dueling, watching the fiery
sunset after a long drive home, you might as well do
some burn damage while you're there...
Being that I really don't know how this card would
do in the new format, some random ratings:
Traditional: 1.05 / 5
Here's a card that can have a deck built around it.
Basically, Fire Arts is great if you can take your
opponent's Lava Golem and... Actually, no. It's a
barely consistent decktype at best.
But hey, it has potential for easy kills just like
Magical Explosion has potential. But... Well, don't
use it outside of a deck dedicated to it. Cards for
LP is generally a bad trade, and the exceptions are
very rare (Wave-Motion Cannon is the only one I can
think of off the top of my head).
Since it really would only go in a deck built for
it... No rating. :)
Spiritual Fire Art - Kurenai
Today's card is Spiritual Fire Art - Kurenai, the
third best Spiritual Art that really only gains its
ranking due to the wide array of uses the fourth
Spiritual Art possesses.
At the cost of Tributing a FIRE monster on your side
of the field, Kurenai allows you to inflict damage
unto the opponent equal the original ATK of the
Tributed monster. Unlike Monday and Tuesday's cards,
it is not wise to sacrifice weaklings for Kurenai's
effect. You COULD Tribute a Fox Fire for its effect,
but I don't think 300 points of damage would faze
the opponent very much.
Instead of using FIRE weenies, you'd be better off
Tributing FIRE beatsticks at a time that victory
would be guaranteed. FIRE beatsticks include Command
Knight, Gaia Soul the Combustible Collective, the
Horus monsters, Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys,
Manticore of Darkness, Solar Flare Dragon, Thestalos
the Firestorm Monarch, and a Lava Golem your
opponent coincidentally gave you at a time in which
you've got Kurenai ready in wait. I'm sure there are
some "combos" that could be used with Kurenai and
the aforementioned monsters, but, you know, they're
FIRE monsters, so who cares?
If you take the final paragraph from the previous
two day's card reviews and replace EARTH/WATER with
FIRE, you'll find out what's wrong with Kurenai.
Yet unlike Kurogane and Aoi, Kurenai's problem is
that NO CC Decks use FIRE monsters. At all. Heck,
not even Burn Decks use a great deal of FIRE
monsters, and that's the place Kurenai would be most
welcome. So instead, Kurenai is stuck in FIRE Decks.
Why you'd use a FIRE Deck though is beyond me.
Advanced (FIRE Deck): 4/5. Extra Burn doesn't really
seem necessary, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt.
Traditional (FIRE Deck): 3.5/5. See Advanced.
Advanced (FIRE Deck): 3.75/5.
Art: 5/5. Hiita is the coolest of all the Charmers.
She has Fox Fire under her control for Pete's sake!
our week of no monsters along progresses we come to
another charming trap card...
Spiritual Fire Art-Kurenai
Tribute one Fire monster on your side of the field.
Inflict damage to your opponent's lifepoints equal
to the original attack of the Tributed Monster.
This is another excellent card obviously for the
Fire deck. This card fits so well into the fire deck
as so many Fire monsters burn and inflict direct
damage to your opponent through various card effects
(eg Thestalos, Solar Flare Dragon, etc.)
Tribute a Sacred Phoenix or Thestalos, and your
opponent loses 2400 lifepoints. That's over 25% and
that could easily be a game ending card right there.
I don't really see why this card shouldn't be used
in the Fire deck.
I'm going to give this card a 5/5 in Fire decks as I
believe it's just that good.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Spiritual Fire Art - Kurenai
Group: Trap Card
Tribute 1 FIRE monster on your side of the field.
Inflict damage to your opponent's Life Points equal
to the original ATK of the Tributed monster.
Ah. This card is pretty cool! Tribute one fire
monster on your side of the field, and your opponent
takes damage equal to the ORIGINAL attack. Attack
modifying junk like United We Stand/Mage Power won't
help this thing, but it still should be looked at!
Hmm. Of course, any type of support that comes out
for Fire HAS to have something to do with Burn. How
cliche =/. If they just came out with 2-3 solid
support monsters for burn...Just 2-3 -_-a.
Of course, like many other Burn cards, this provides
you with no other advantage other then Life Point
advantage, except Lava Golemn, who gets rid of 2
monsters, possibly hurting your burn chances (BLS +
Jinzo anyone? I have been there ^^.), then, they
This can be a game ender if you have some godly
combo like Lava Golem+Snatch Steal+Spiritual Fire
Art - Kurenai =/. Not worth it xD.
Traditional: -_-a. 1.5/5
Advanced: =] 2/5
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