You can only activate this card when your opponent
declares an attack. Destroy 1 monster with the
highest ATK among your opponent's Attack Position
Type - Trap
Card Number - DOD-003
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.16.05
As if three Sakuretsu Armor wasn't enough! (And in
some cases, it isn't!)
Widespread is pretty much Sakuretsu but with one
very minor downside and a couple of bigger upsides.
The worst-case scenario: Your opponent has Cyber
Dragon + Don Zaloog out, you have Widespread down
and a card you don't want to lose. Widespread's
gonna take out Cyber but Don will hit your hand.
The normal scenario: You use Widespread just like a
normal Sakuretsu when your opponent's Cyber Dragon
or DDA attacks to leave them without a possible
Best-case scenario: Your opponent has Book of Moon
either set or in their hand. They attack, you
Widespread. The Book of Moon would entirely stop
Sakuretsu Armor's destruction, but Widespread will
just hunt out the next higher attacker, pretty much
turning that Book into a -1.
Also, although they're not as common, there are
monsters out there who have built in TARGETING
effect negation -- this says nothing about
non-targeting cards like Widespread.
If you don't have enough monster-kill, try these in
addition to Sakus. If you DO, try these in place of
some or all of your Sakus.
Widespread Ruin is being played as another Sakuretsu
Armor. Reasons for this are unashamedly obvious.
Both destroy a monster upon attack.
Oh, do not under any circumstances activate
Sakuretsu Armor before you activate this. Use this
card first at all points in time ever. Sakuretsu
Armor is far better.
So basically, if you want more than triple Sakuretsu
for defense… Try this out. I think Bottomless Trap
Hole is going to come into fashion, though, what
with Mobius floating around so much.
Today's card is Widespread Ruin, one of my personal
favorite cards in the game, and one of the more
popular cards played in today's metagame.
It's a trap, spell speed 2, and its effect,
basically, reads: "Activate this card when your
opponent attacks, destroy the attack position
monster on his/her field with the highest attack".
More or less, this is a sakuretsu armor, if you're
running 3 Sakuretsu Armors, and want even more
monster removal in the trap area, go for Widespread
Ruin, or Bottomless Trap Hole. Stop! This is a big
choice ^_~. This formats newest This over That
BTH VS. Widespread Ruin
Of course, this choice is meta dependant, what I
mean is if everyone at your local tournament (Or
regional, if its REALLY local) plays 2 mobius a
piece, or more, you want BTH over Widespread,
playing Bottomless takes away the 2-1 potential of
Mobius, most of the time ;|.
But on the same note, Widespread may be a better
choice, if all you see is tomato control/other jank
stuff with Dons, Reapers, Tomatoes etc. You may want
to use Ruin because it kills said monsters,
Over all, widespread ruin is one of the better cards
being played today, definitely a regional
winning/sJc top 8'ing worthy card (Was that even a
sentence? ;p), but I personally would run Sakuretsu
over it if applicable, but if you're maxed out, by
all means, Use this!
Limited: How can I rate a video game card? Oh well,
Widespread Ruin is our card today, and the ruin is
far from widespread.
In short, if your opponent's monster attacks,
destroy the monster with the highest attack on your
opponent's field. This card can definately be used
as standard tech, or a solid side deck choice at the
very least. I don't mean to be so short today, but I
don't have much to say about Widespread Ruin other
than I don't really care for it.
3.5/5 tech/control all around
Art: 2.5/5 Not very nice, it looks like the blob
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
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