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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Time Seal
Common

Skip the Draw Phase of your opponent's next turn.

Type - Trap Card
Card Number - DB1-EN071

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3
Advanced: 4.6

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 04.03.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Time Seal

Welcome to "Gems of the Old Format" week! This week we'll be looking at cards that saw some play, but not as much as they should have throughout the last six months.

Time Seal is at worst a 1:1, a +1 under better circumstances, a game-winning combo if pulled off right here, and a match-winning combo if done right in Japan.

We all know the basics of using Time Seal by now. Wait to draw out an opponent's MST with it to screw them out of a card, you have the potential Tsukuyomi-Mask of Darkness-Time Seal lock, and in a pinch you can use it on your own to deny a struggling opponent a much-needed card.

Why didn't this see so much play? Because it wasn't really banworthy over here. The real problem was in Japan, where Victory Dragon existed and was heavily played. Time Seal/Tsuku lock gave the player enough time to set up to summon and attack with Victory Dragon, which would give them the entire match. KoJ said they had enough and genocide banned/limited the whole deck. (This is why Mask of Darkness is at 1, and Magician of Faith is at 2.)

Traditional: 2/5 (there are better cards)
Advanced: Banned/5
 

Dark Paladin
This week we're looking at cards that have saw a lot of play in the last format, so I'm giving most of you enough credit to see what we'll be doing next week.

Today we look at Time Seal, a Trap that I'm going to pretend I'm not upset about the Ban List as I review this (or the next many cards...)

Time Seal is simple card with an equally simple effect. When you activate it, your opponent skips their draw phase. This card was banned more for the Victory Dragon lock in Japan, but here, it was just starting to surface as some tech.

Since Yata is banned, finding alternate ways to disrupt or eliminate the draw phase, is an excellent challenge of the game currently.
However, Time Seal was banned and Drop Off got limited, so have fun with that.

Time Seal was definately an annoying card, losing your draw phase, even for a turn SUCKS. There's no way around it, your draw phase is the one thing you should have been able to count on every single turn.

Ratings:

Traditional: 3/5 you still have Yata, so you only need it in a SEVERE lock down deck

Advanced: Banned/5

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Ryoga
Time Seal:
A very good card, that really didn't deserve banning outside of Japan.

I will admit now to not watching the TV show or keeping up with the Japanese game. As such, I'd no clue where this banning came from until someone complained about Victory Dragon needing banning instead. Now I know, I understand these rather mystifying bans.

This has always been a good tech for use in control decks, lock decks, or for the duelist that finds every man and his dog is using excessive s/t removal. It's not a staple by any means, but worthy of note.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced (formats in which it can be played): 4/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

Dark Maltos

 

Time Seal

Time seal is a fairly interesting trap card which recently made its way onto the ban list for virtually no apparent reason.

Time seal generally isn’t a bad card, basically stopping the opponent drawing for a turn which could have its advantages, but rarely will be anything spectacular.

Traditional : 3/5
Advanced ; Banned

Art : 3/5 Not bad, not good
MPS : 3/5
 

Bob Doily
Time Seal review

Ah Time Seal, this was an excellent tech card that Peddle pushed in the last format. As a part of his “counter the power cards” strategy. Basing a deck off of it, is dumb, essentially the best use was one copy as a tech. You’d set it either alone or with a form of protection. If they MST/Dust it then you get yourself a +1, but if they Mobius or Heavy Storm, then you are weakening the impact of that card.

This is similar to the first format when Waboku started to see heavy play to counter the abuse of three MSTs, Heavy and HFD. Chainability made a comeback it what was really a dry format.

This card didn’t need to be banned, but I’ve ranted about that already

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
 

Rj
Time Seal

YES. I promised you guys that this week would be good, and I totally deliver on this one =].

Time seal is one of my all time favorite cards, definitely. Back when I was a noob(Which was up until about a year ago, and I've been playing since MRL.), I used this card in my decks. It was so great, I use my card and you don't get to draw, obviously I was on to something back then, because negating a draw phase in a chain able trap is HUGE.

This card sees the most play because of Treeborn Frog though, Setting Time seal with Frog means that if they Dust Tornado, Heavy, Breaker, MST, or whatever, you chain this, and your frog is clear to come back next turn!.

Pros

Chainable, sooo good.
Skipping a draw phase is HUGE late game, absolutely. Giving your opponent no chance to draw into something, the ultimate anti-lucksack card.
Treeborn Frog support.

Cons

Not many =].

Sure, I am a bit bias, but gosh, I love this card.

Old Advanced: 3/5 Very solid card.

Its sad to see it go, but Konami sucks so what can we do.
 

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