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

Magical Mallet
Super Rare

Choose any number of cards from your hand and shuffle them into your deck. After, draw the same number of cards shuffled in.

Type - Spell Card
Card Number - DP2-EN024

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.3
Advanced: 3.4

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


Date Reviewed - 03.24.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Magical Mallet

This is what Reload SHOULD have done from the beginning.

Magical Mallet is a selective Reload, letting players who need cards for a combo keep the pieces they need and shuffle in other cards to try and draw at the pieces they need.

It lets a player with a bunch of Tributes shuffle them in and hopefully get something else. It lets a Cyber-Stein player keep their Megamorph and Trunade in hand while taking a go at the Stein.

I see no reason to play it outside of a combo deck; although it can be great at getting rid of bad cards, there are two problems; first, it's still a -1 no matter how you look at it, and second, if you're not running a combo deck and half the cards in your hand at bad, then your deck is bad and you're probably not going to win anyway.

(3/5 for the average score if calculating that)
5/5 for OTK combo decks
1/5 all else
 

Coin Flip
And, for all the good cards we review this week that help the meta and are worth playing, we come across the one that has only one single, decrepit purpose: Magical Mallet.

The evolution of the "Shuffle-Draw" mechanic is interesting to watch. It began, of course, with Monster Recovery, went on to Fiber Jar, switched it up and declined in power by coming back as Disturbance Strategy (which was actually looked at after the release of Protector of the Sanctuary) and then released again as Reload before ending up here, as both Magical Mallet and, in a lesser way, Pot of Avarice.

Aside from a few decks, there is no reason to use this card. It does not help you, and it assumes that the cards you currently have do not help you either. It is good for combo decks and OTK's and the like, where you can assemble the required pieces with much greater speed, but aside from that, there is really no point to using this card.

However, it is still a nice card. It is arguably the best non-Jar non-Pot variant of the mechanic because it lets you keep what you want and then gives you new cards to replace the ones you don't want. Nice.

Last Turn: 4.6/5
Stein OTK: 4.4/5
General: 2/5
 

Dark Paladin
Magical Mallet
Normal Spell
Add any number of cards from your hand to the Deck and shuffle it. Then draw the same number of cards you added to the Deck.

What is there to say about this card? I got it, I can sum it up in one sentence. This is the normal Magic version of the Magic card Reload.
That about does it. It's a -1 (the card itself) and resource replenishment is good, but not necessarily guarenteed.

Ratings:

2/5 all around

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Bob Doily
Magical Mallet review

Yeah, I’ve been busy so I skipped the past few days. Today we look at Magical Mallet, FTKs new nest friend. Essentially since you only have a week left til the bans run them in triplets now in FTKs before they all die. After that, trade them away. Outside of FTKs, they are junk and serve no purpose.

Traditional: 4.8/5 (really high since Scientist pwns you and you know it)
Advanced: 3.5/5 (otks don’t do as well)

Outside of OTKs:
0.1/5 for both formats
 

Ryoga
Magical Mallet
Like all of the cards in the Duelist Packs, this is nice, but not great.

Do not use in any Deck except combo decks, where this could be used in place of or in addition to Reload.
The quick-play status of Reload is generally moot, so this Mallet is just a slightly more selective Reload (where with Reload you would have to set the card).

An unneccessary, but not rubbish, card.

Traditional: 3/5 (more combo decks)
Advanced: 2/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

Dark Maltos

 

Magical Mallet

Singularly the reason Reload should NOT ever be published again as a card in a starter deck. Its like in ALL OF THEM.

Anyway, Magical Mallet IS Reloads replacement, and rightly so. By being able to select the cards you wish to exchange with cards from your deck, its already better eg saving that Necro until you need it later on, etc.

The ability to modify your hand allows for very original decks to pop up , which is always a plus.

Traditional ; 3/5 Not as effective here since we have draw power.
Advanced : 3.5/5 We recently got Graceful back, but this still merits play.
Art : 3.5 /; 5 Ahhh, a novelty hammer. Gorgeous…
MPS : 4/5 I like it.
 

Tebezu
Magical Mallet

What can I say about this card. It is a 5/5 in any deck needing a combo. Exodia decks, Cyber Stein, etc.

Simply because a negative one means nothing to them

Outside of such decks, this card is a 2/5 because it has uses, kinda like in magic the gathering it gives you a chance to get rid of a horrid hand, but it does nothing outside of that.


Have a nice weekend
 

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