Draw 2 cards and after that skip your next 2 Draw
Type - Trap
Card Number - DB2-EN247
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.17.05
Reckless Greed is an interesting alternative to the
now-banned Pot of Greed and Graceful Charity. It
doesn’t really give you any card advantage, but if
you’re going in for the kill, it can get you there
Being a Trap, you wait a turn to activate it. Then
you draw two cards – it’s advisable to do this on
your own turn instead of your opponent’s, because
then, you’ll basically get three new cards that
The drawbacks? You don’t draw for two Draw Phases.
That’s not good. Unless you get a major lead (or a
win) with the two cards you drew, you’re probably
going to regret using Reckless Greed, because your
options will be running out pretty quickly.
If it weren’t restricted, it’d be a lot better, as
then you’d be able to activate all three in one turn
(drawing six cards) and you’d still only skip two
Draw Phases. Alas, that’s not how it works.
Looks like we had one particular CotD fan with a
little too much initiative this week...so we're
reviewing Reckless Greed.
One would think people might start playing this
because Pot and Graceful are banned now. But unlike
Pot, which is a +1 automatically, and Graceful,
which is a +1 if you discarded a Serpent or Night
Assailant, this is a -1.
You're giving up 1 card and 2 draw phases to get 3
turns. If you have to play out the 2 cards you drew,
you're jacked for 2 turns -- which is enough for
your opponent to finish you off. If the cards get
hand-disrupted (through Don/Reaper), same thing. If
they're worthless cards to you at the moment, you're
just slightly more screwed than if you hadn't used
Reckless as at least you'd have drawn a different
card instead of Reckless.
Sadly, it's restricted so you can't play 3 to get 6
cards and only skip two draw phases (which is only a
+1 in and of itself!) Sorry superfan, but this just
isn't that good of a card.
Reckless Greed. I've said it before and I'll say it
again. Loss of card advantage is unimportant IF you
can still win the game. Winning the game is
essentially infinite card advantage. With that in
mind, you shouldn't automatically assume this card
It's +1 that then slaughters your next two +1's. In
any passive or control deck, playing this is beyond
stupid. It's double stupid. In an uber-aggressive
deck, two cards is often more than you needed to
win. If your deck has OTK's built in or often BARELY
falls short of that one card necessary to win, then
this is a valid choice for your deck. Just know when
to use it.
I might add that if you can make them waste a Dust
Tornado or MST on this, you barely break even. I
still count some advantage loss, since cards in your
hand are much more vulnerable than cards in your
I can't really rate this accurately since there's no
one particular decktype this build roxxor in (too
slow for OTKs), but I'll give it a rating anyway.
Today we review Reckless Greed, a card that could
very well be a welcome draw engine to our decks
since we recently lost Pot of Greed and Graceful
Reckless Greed is a very underrated trap, despite
the fact that it is restricted. Like Pot, Reckless
Greed allows you to draw two cards, however it is a
normal trap, instead of a normal spell. However,
Reckless Greed comes with a bit of a setback. As a
nasty little side effect, you skip your next two
Is this a big deal? It depends. There are loopholes
of course. Just because you skip your draw phase,
that doesn't mean that you can't draw via Airknight,
Jar of Greed, or another card that allows you to do
This is a viable option, at least until Elemental
Energy is out when we get Jar of Avarice which is a
fairly good Pot replacement, just with a bit of a
"price." Requirement I guess is a better term. Until
then, go ahead and try Reckless Greed.
Traditional: 2.0/5 Why use a negative draw card?
Advanced: 3.8/5 A viable option, at least until EEN.
Art: 4.5/5 He does look QUITE greedy.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
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