Select 1 monster
on your opponent's side of the field. Take control
of the selected monster until the End Phase of this
Type - Spell
Card Number - DB1-EN168
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.14.06
Change of Heart
We open Valentine's Day with the obvious pick of
Change of Heart. Konami had a change of heart a long
time ago about allowing this card to be used :(
Would Change of Heart wreck the game if it were
allowed back in? I doubt it. Here's what I see if
CoH were actually to come back to being limited:
*People actually have to think about running Flips.
You wouldn't just be able to throw down that
Magician of Faith and assume that YOU would be the
one getting a Spell back. (Actually, if they brought
CoH back they wouldn't have to limit MoF, just for
*Soul Control gets a boost, and more people start
splashing Monarchs. The entire reason Soul Exchange
works well is because it doesn't care if the jacked
monster is face-down. Brain Control isn't limited
because it can't take face-downs.
*People start being more careful about running
multiple DDAs, as a stolen DDA can take out two
monsters. We already know this from Snatch Steal,
but the fact there'd be TWO automatic inclusions in
every deck that can do that might curb the abuse a
Since it's banned, I can't give it an Advanced
rating...but it gets a 3.5/5 in Traditional and a
4.5/5 if they ever bring it back.
Change of Heart is a pretty self-explanatory banned
card. In the hands of someone with an understanding
of this game, this card was almost always a solid +1
or greater. The ability to completely wreck flip
effects was just devastating. Never expect this card
back into the advanced format. As for traditional,
you are playing this if your deck isn’t FTK. If you
aren’t, then something is very wrong about your
Change of Heart Review
Happy Valentines day! So today we are looking at the
appropriate choice of Change of Heart. But it’s
kinda sad, breakups on valentines day tend to suck.
So needless to say CoH is a very powerful card, it’s
banned! The effect is similar to Brain Control,
which saw a nice amount of play at the start of this
format. The key differences being: No cost, which
really isn’t a big deal; and it, can take
face-downs. The latter being the main reason why
this card is banned. Face-downs usually are either
elemental searchers, who have to die in battle, or
flip-effects. As we know, even though flip effects
are slow, they tend to be so beneficial that we use
Change of Heart was in a meta with 2 NoCs. This
meant that face-downs took too much of a pounding
and couldn’t always get off their effects. The ban
of Change of Heart was to stop people from stealing
the flips. Taking control and flipping on your turn
gave you the benefit, giving you further advantage,
usually a direct attack, and tribute fodder, all for
one card, all for no cost.
In traditional, you don’t always need to run this
card, since flips tend to be very easy to kill, and
therefore don’t see much play. In advanced though it
would be extremely powerful, but at the same time a
way to counter the “luck” that people get from cards
like cyber jar and morphing jar. Debate of whether
it should come on the banned list rages: especially
since it would be even more beneficial to Monarch
control decks. Now this may not seem like much,
giving Soul Control power, but you also have to look
at the fact that this weekend is the prerelease, and
Monarchs will be getting Treeborn frog to help them
Overall a very powerful card: not for sheer
advantage generating, but for how it can be a solid
counter. At the same it’s hard to rate, it’s sort of
not in advanced format…
Its Valentines day, and you know what that means -
Another day of rejection for me, and a bucket of
tears to follow. It also means 6 days to my Birthday
, if you care.
Anyway, striding on, today’s card is the ever so
evil Change of Heart, I’d like to say ‘Appropriate’
, but the concept of changing your mind , for today
especially kind of defeats that.
Anyway, Change of Heart rocks, and im sure you’ll
all agree. This was the 1st major magic that was
banned (among others ) , which at the time most
certainly dealt a devastating blow to duelists on a
global scale. ( and yet now we’re allowed 3 brain
control, which is as premature burial is to Monster
reborn Its crazy, cos pre mature has always been
restricted, but still, no one uses them - Weird)
Any who, the point im trying to address is that
Change of Heart is good. Stealing their facedown MoF,
or BLS was the icing on the cake, back in the day.
Definitely a staple for traditional.
Traditional : 5/5 A very solid card, and with no
Advanced : 0/5 - Basically cos they’re not allowed
Art : 4/5 - I like it, very twisted.
Change of Heart:
Aw. it has the word 'heart' in its name.
A card so wonderful it was banned. Technically a -1,
but use it to tribute off your opponent's monster
for Mobius, Jinzo, Cannon Soldier, or swipe an
Exiled Force sitting stupidly on the field and you
can ignore that little problem. If Soul Release is
rather good, this is bloody brilliant since its more
versatile. And it is. Shame you can't use it, as it
is slightly less broken than other banned cards. It
might even cycle back in at some point.
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