This card cannot
be Special Summoned. This card returns to the
owner's hand during the End Phase of the turn that
this card is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned or
flipped face-up. When this card inflicts Battle
Damage to your opponent's Life Points, increase your
Life Points by an amount equal to the Battle Damage.
Type - WINGED
Card Number - LOD-072
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 07.15.05
Fushi No Tori
Today’s card is a rather underlooked Spirit, Fushi
No Tori, a phoenix, to represent the order thereof.
It has the usual drawbacks/advantages of all
Spirits: it can’t be Special Summoned and it returns
to your hand at the End Phase of the turn you summon
it, meaning it’s both unable to protect your Life
Points but unable to be killed by Lightning Vortex
and the like.
When it inflicts damage to your opponent’s Life
Points, you gain that many Life Points back. It’s a
monster version of Sebek’s Blessing, essentially,
with 1200 ATK and a level of 4. That’s…not too good.
The fact that the ATK is so low makes it unlikely
that you’ll gain a significant amount of LP when you
attack with Fushi No Tori unless you manage to
attack directly. Even then, it’s a mere 1200, unless
you use an Equip or something – but since FNT
returns to your hand, that Equip will then go to the
Graveyard. And I won’t even mention Malevolent
Nuzzler or Horn of the Unicorn, because nobody
should be running those unless he’s on a serious
If this card were Level 3, it might have potential.
It might be able to fit nicely into decks revolving
around Anti-Spell Fragrance, actually, with Swarms
of Scarabs and Locusts to clear the field, allowing
it to hit directly. But being Level 4 renders it
unable to attack with G-Bind and Level Limit on the
field (though it can get under Messenger of Peace…).
This isn’t really a bad card; it’s only that if it
were a level lower or had maybe 500 more ATK or
weren’t a Spirit, it’d be a lot better.
Sorry, Phoenix would be too easy of a guess...that,
and it kinda sucks now given the D. D. Assailant /
Bottomless Trap Hole / BLS / Tsuku-NoC / BoM-NoC
hate in the environment.
Fushi would be good if Life Gain were good. But it
isn't, so Fushi isn't.
You have a worthless set (and a painful hit if their
Enraged or Airknight hit it) and only a 1200
attacker. Basically, you have to pump this card up
in order to get any real benefit from it...and if
you do that, you lose the equip at the end of the
turn when the Spirit goes back to your hand. This
means not only are you giving up your summon for the
turn, but also ANOTHER card from your hand in order
to do more damage and gain more life. Not bad if you
have Scapegoats and the equip in question is United
We Stand (5,200 damage + 5,200 LP gain is just sick
and wrong) but otherwise it's just not good.
Sorry, but if I'm going to be giving up my summon
for the turn, I want +2 cards out of it (Tsuku-MoF-Pot,
or Tsuku-MoF-Graceful with Serpent in hand) or -2 on
the opponent's end (Tsuku-MoF-Duo.) (On the plus
side, we know exactly how much advantage a lost
summon should provide for all future cards that
require you to give up a summon -- 2.)
Fushi No Tori
Um...so a crappy Spirit monster that lets you gain
LPs when you're already winning (clear field, no
worries about opponent's next turn, etc)? Omg slap
three into your deck, quickly! ...Oh wait, this card
I could mention the cuddly, snuggly combos I'm sure
you could pull out of your ass to make yourself feel
that this card is at least okay, but I won't,
because it's not okay -- it sucks.
And if you use it, then you suck ;P.
Fushi No Tori
Our final card of Harry Potter Week is Fushi No Tori,
a monster could be debated to remind you of a
Phoenix. But before I start in on its Harry Potter
resemblances and give an overview of book 5, what
does Fushi No Tori mean? It's quite simple my dear
lad (and quite possibly laddicies). "Fushi"
is the French equivalent of sushi. "No" is to
languages derived from Latin what "thumbs down" is
to Ebert and Roeper. And finally, "Tori" is what my
dead cat's name was. And then you must consider that
the name is directly translated from Japanese, where
nouns come first, followed by etiquettes, and ended
with emancipation proclamations (or some **** like
that). Once you come to terms with this fact, you
can then decipher the perplexing code that is Fushi
No Tori. So we'll just rearrange a few words, add
some words whilst we're at it, and use some synonyms
for fun, and then we get this translated meaning of
Fushi No Tori: Tori! Don't eat that sushi! The
doctor says eating fish will give you stomachaches
that then you'll cough up fur balls all over the
house! I think the name is another bamboozle in
translations on someone's part.
Anywho, in the Order of the Phoenix, a few members
of the British Wizarding Defense League begin to
work against the revived Voldemort, yet face fierce
prosecution from their wizarding allies who refuse
to accept that Voldemort has returned. So that goes
on for 800 pages or so, and then Harry faces
Voldemort and his cronies, Harry's godfather dies,
Harry learns a crap load of background information,
and the whole world learns of a certain gloomy
FNT is not the best monster in the world, but I
needed a Phoenix for today's slot and Sacred Phoenix
of Nephthys would have been far too predictable.
With 1200 ATK, FNT can't do a lot of damage unto the
opponent, but it can at least get rid of Flips and
what not. As a Winged Beast it can be used with
Enraged Battle Ox to gain a piercing ability, which
makes its gift of only being able to kill Flip
Effect monsters a tad more bearable.
FNT is a Spirit. Blah blah blah, sucks to be FNT,
blah blah blah.
Nevertheless, FNT has a slightly interesting effect
that is similar to Sebek's Blessing. When FNT does
damage to the opponent via battle, your Life Points
increase by the same amount that FNT does to the
opponent. While the effect has opportunities to be
useful, its ATK and Spirit status hinder its
capability to serve you well.
Since it has such a low ATK, it's unlikely FNT will
do any damage to the opponent without some find of
power up. Yet due to its Spirit classification,
standard Equips would prove to have been wasted when
the end of the turn comes to pass. It's a neat
monster, but it's got too much going against it.
That, and Guardian Angel Joan is just so much
Dark Magician Support week comes to a close, I
decided to review a card that hadn't been reviewed
in like 2 years, and not ONLY for it's purpose in a
Dark Magician deck.
Apprentice Magician is our card for today, and a
Damn fine card it is.
Seriously, if you aren't maining one of these, which
everyone should be, you should side at least one. A
restriction would also be a great thing for this
First, let's go over Apprentices neediness in the
Dark Magician deck. Each time the card is summoned
(including flip and special) you may place ONE spell
counter on an appropriate target. That gives you an
extra and much easier counter for Skilled Dark
and/or While Magicians. Plus, as an added Bonus, it
gives you another counter for Breaker with another
attack bonus, assuming you've used his counter
already. Plus this thing is summoned by Mystic
Tomato (as well as itself)
Now, if that weren't enough, when Apprentice meets
death, you can special another Level 2 or lower
Spellcaster from your deck. Finally, if THAT weren't
enough, you summon your choice in face down defense
posistion. I seriously wish more people would use
this card, and then use it to it's potential.
Apprentice Magician is practically screaming to be
With the final effect, you can Special summon
another Apprentice Magician (which could power
Breaker AGAIN, or add a counter to Skilled
AGAIN) or let's think a bit larger. What other Level
2 or Lower Spellcasters are there?
MAGICIAN of FAITH! Retrieve your second Apprentice
when the first one dies, and your Magician of Faith
the second time. Also, on the Spellcaster note, this
card can help add counters to Legendary Flame Lord
or even Pitch Black Power Stone. Furthermore, Old
Vindictive Magician can be fetched along with
Magical Scientist (Traditional) just to name a
couple important monsters.
Two of these cards really are all you need, a third
is necessary in the Dark Magician deck, but only
really if you run Dark Magician (more than one) or
DM and Buster Blader instead one and King of the
Swamp. Miracle Restoring is helped by this card, if
anyone uses that.
So, a restriction as I said earlier, would be
necessary if everyone would use this as they should.
Who DOESN'T use Magician of Faith? On a haunting
note, Dawn Yoshi was right about Tsukuyomi, I could
be right about this.
However, I'm not, none of you will listen to me, and
I just did possibly my best review ever to be
dismissed as sh*t. Oh, well *sighs* I just tried to
Traditional Dark Magician: 4.8/5
Traditional Side Deck: 4.4/5
Advanced Dark Magician: 5.0/5
Advanced Side Deck: 4.8/5
Art: 3.5/5 Quite evil
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Fushi No Tori is horrible. Not because it isn't a
good effect. On the contrary, this kind of effect is
great. It's nice to be able to push yourself out of
a danger zone while burning your opponent, but come
on! Attached to a 1200/0 SPIRIT? 1200 does nothing.
NOTHING. By the time you can actually do damage,
chances are you'd rather DO DAMAGE than heal
yourself. This card takes away card advantage and
your summon. It doesn't supply significant LP
advantage to merit play. This kind of effect should
be on a 1700 ATK LIGHT monster with four stars and
with a coherent deck to fit in.
Don't play it.
1/5 all formats.
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