Select 1 faced-up
monster on the field. That monster`s original ATK is
reduced to half the end phase.
Type - Spell
Card Number - SK2-020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.22.06
Today, we're reviewing the most overpriced card in
Yu-Gi-Oh today, Shrink.
There are only 4 out at the moment, and the expected
value is anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000. One
person already got $9,000 for theirs, but ANYWAY...
Shrink can be a playable card, and if it's ever
reprinted in an easier-to-get form, I don't doubt
that people will be playing it. It's not a 1 for 1
on its own, but it can create 1-for-1+'s -- like
when the opponent's stronger monster suicides into
your Don Zaloog because of Shrink, and takes damage
and loses a card from hand (a 2 for 1). Or worst
case scenario, your opponent summons Mobius and you
chain it, so the Mobius won't be able to kill your
Dekoichi or DDA or whatever.
Today's review is really about the money more than
the card; if it's ever reprinted, I'm sure I'll sit
down and write out a more in-depth review.
I wish everyone who acquired one of these the best
of luck (except for players who sold out to stores
who try to sell consultation sessions with players
as a legitimate eBay item, and value Shrink at
Realistically, Shrink gets a 4/5 in Advanced and a
2/5 in Traditional.
Today we're reviewing a card many people are
anxiously awaiting a mass release of--Shrink.
Shrink, simply put, is an amazing card. It is a
Quickplay magic card, which is excellent. It
wouldn't be anywhere near as powerful if it weren't.
For being so fantastic, the effect is actually
When activated, you select one monster on the field.
That monster then has its attack cut in half until
the End Phase of the turn (assuming it survives the
turn.) You may be familiar with Kaiba using this in
combo with his own monster on the anime to pull off
the Crush Card combo.
However, outside of the combo use, it can be used in
pretty much any deck. Almost every deck needs to
attack sometimes, so why not surprise your opponent
who thinks that they have the upper hand controlling
a Jinzo, Mobius, Phoenix, or what not against your
In short, I can't really give this card a rating, on
accounts that it isn't released for the common joe
you or I, but it it were I'd have to give it a 4.4/5
I wanted one of these! Now I'm going to have to wait
until they release it in a more budget-friendly
version. Shrink is an excelent card, showing just
what a quick-play spell card can do. It can be
activated from your hand, during the damage step
(after pesky Mirror Forces are done activating), and
at any other time you feel like making something
small and insecure.
Halving an ATK is a fantastic ability, meaning
Shrink should always destroy a monster, and without
fear of anoying chaining as the only somewhat
commonly seen card that can be activated in the
damage step is rush recklessly, which does what
Shrink does, but no where near as well.
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