Both players can Normal Summon or Set monsters
without Tribute(s) by paying 1000 Life Points x the
number of monsters needed to Tribute Summon them.
Type - Spell
Card Number -
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 09.11.06
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Welcome to Field Spell week! All this week, we'll be
looking at various field spells and how they impact
the game/if they're any good at all. My ratings will
be a bit different for this week, as usually spells
requiring a theme automatically get 5/5 in their own
decks and 1/5 everywhere else, but I'll be rating
the playability of the theme the field spell forces
this week to make it more fair.
(For those looking for Traditional ratings, all but
Friday's card get 1/5 there, as none of these field
spells are powerful enough to stand up to the broken
cards available there.)
This is pretty much the best non-Chimeratech related
card we got in Power of the Duelist. It enables a
player running lots of high-level monsters to throw
them out without Tributes by paying LP. Both players
can use the effect, but odds are only the player who
actually played Mausoleum will want to. More often
than not, a random opponent will only have Monarchs,
and if you summon a Monarch through Mausoleum, it
wasn't Tribute Summoned, and it won't get its effect
and becomes just a 2400 ATK beatstick.
There are so many monsters that get passed up
because of Tribute cost that can see play now.
The big problem being that you are only gaining card
advantage once you use the effect twice -- the first
time, it's just a field spell + a monster + 1,000 LP
instead of a monster + tribute fodder for that
monster. I've yet to see how a deck focusing on this
will play, especially in a format that has Ring of
Destruction as a staple, and Magic
Cylinder/Ceasefire as inclusions in either main or
side in most other decks.
For now, I give the deck idea a 3.5/5 for future
potential, but let's see what happens at SJC Boston
before deciding anything big on this card's
Well, welcome to Field cards week. Guess what we’re
gonna be reviewing today?
In Yugioh, generally field cards are seldom played,
partly due to the fact that they generally have no
immediate effect on the playing field in terms of
cards, and are very vulnerable to s/t destruction.
In fact, if you are ever to run a field card in your
deck, you’d best have the best reasoning to do so.
This week we’ve complied a short-list of some of the
best out there. Today’s card is certainly very
MotE has already played a prime role in my OTK
involving Ojama trio, final attack orders and
Ultimate Tyranno. It’s also bound to make an
appearance in a few certain decks revolving around a
certain couple of two tribute Spirit Monsters.
Essentially, at the cost of 1000 lp per tribute, you
don’t have to use tributes for a higher level
This can give a load of new potential to decks
previously dismissed as rubbish, and can allow you
to hit with some powerful monsters relatively
easily. As with all the cards this week, MotE is
also searchable via Terraforming, and is therefore a
worthwhile addition to any deck that can make use of
it. I’m sure that there are many combos with this,
and many more to come in the future.
The only downside , to be honest, is the lp
investment. Life points are becoming an increasingly
volatile resource lately, what with the up rise of
Ring of Destruction and even Ceasefire to virtually
every deck. Proceed with caution.
Traditional ; 2/5
Advanced ; 3.5/5
MPS ; 4/5 I’m all for tribute reductions.
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Now this is an interesting field card. Unlike some
of the crappy ones of the past this one has
potential. I wouldn’t be surprised to see one tested
in a phoenix deck, a simple 2k drop to bust out the
phoenix. Another potential major use is with Dark
Magician of Chaos, 2000 to get him out and to grab a
spell back? It could be a potential boost that
spellcasters could see benefit from.
Aside from that, several of the minor archetypes
could see benefit, from making it easier to get out
their primary tribute monsters, but I don’t see them
as having a major impact on the meta.
MotE does run into the traditional downsides of
cards like it, situationality (no that isn’t a
word). Essentially this could just end up being a
dead card at the wrong time. Other downsides include
that Monarchs wouldn’t get their effects, and the
opponent can use it. This is especially dangerous if
for some strange reason they run Cyber Dragon,
because it would allow for further extension for
game. The most major draw back is that every 1K you
pay, is 1K less that Stein will have to remove from
you lp before you die, at the same time though,
opponent’s running Stein won’t always be willing to
Another double-edged sword. It can be used to win
games, or can be used against you.
Mausoleum of the Emperor:
Feel the combo support. Feel it.
Masusoleum is a gutsy card, to say the least. My
puzzles and certain obscure deck types can benefit
from it's power. The accepted cost of a card is
~1800 LP, so at 1000 per tribute, you've got a
Now, you can't use it with the Monarchs (since they
require a Tribute Summon), but DMoC is a fine
I'd say Spellcasters have the most to gain from
this, since they have the most tributes, but I'm
sure the other reviewers will have better ideas.
Share and enjoy,
Mausoleum of the Emperor
1000 LP per
tribute is steap but it makes all those huge 2
tribute monsters playable again. Blue Eyes decks got
a boost, but now for the bad news.
- It does NOT trigger the monarchs
- You cannot pay 1000 LP for anything other than a
monster summon. No effects can be triggered by
- Being a Field Magic it will not last long on the
Traditional - 3/5 (in a deck built around it)
Advanced - 4/5 (in a deck built around it)
Art: 2/5 - nothing too spectacular.
Until Next Time, DAH! You threw off my groove!
Mausoleum of the Emperer
Basic Summary: Good to see BobDoily posting CoTD
This weeks theme is Field-Spell ( you know the upper
left slot we rarely use =/ ) and we start the week
with one of the better ones released in PotD. Now
much like " Royal Opression " the effect is open to
both players soo that is one major drawback since
1000 LP for Jinzo isn't something you want. Now
there are some cards which can greatly benefit from
this card like for example " Dark Magician of Chaos
" or " Ancient Gear Golem " just to name a few.
Conclusion: I was thinking of this card lately since
I'm building an Ancient Gear Golem deck for a friend
but if you have a tribute heavy deck this card can
greatly improve your odds on getting them out.
Traditional Format > 1/5: Just too many Spell/Trap
removal to make this thing effective in my opinion.
Advance Format > 2/5: If you run many high tribute
monsters then I highly suggest this card.
Artwork > 3/5: I like the artwork it reminds me of
Mausoleum of the Emperor
Today we look at Mausoleum of the Emperor from the
PoD set. And its a field card, something we dont see
in mainstream decks.
So you have to pay 1000 LP x how many monsters it
takes to pay to bring out monster(normal
summon/set). Its not that bad, but in a format like
this, LP are really important since most people will
try to swing big with big monsters to decrease your
Its certainly a cool field card, but just dont throw
it into a deck, and hope it works wonders, cause it
wont. Make a deck of its own, and it could do good.
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