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

Advanced Ritual Art

Select 1 Ritual Monster in your hand. Send Normal Monsters from your Deck to the Graveyard whose total Levels are equal to that Ritual Monster's. Ritual Summon a card with the name of the selected Ritual Monster from your hand.

Card Number - STON-EN045

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 4.50

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


Date Reviewed - 04.12.0
7

 

Dark Paladin
Thursday

Strike of Neos tried valiantly to make Normal monsters playable, and try to make you build a decktype or two of only Normal Monsters with some recent support. Advanced Ritual Art was one of those cards.

People generally don't like Rituals because of all the card investment that is involved in summoning them. You have to have all the necessary pieces, the summoning card, the Ritual Monster, plus whatever is necessary to tribute in your hand (or on the field).

However, Advanced Ritual Art makes you send the necessary tribute monsters from your Deck, instead of your Hand. That is simply awesome.
Pitch a Blue Eyes and summon Demise, Shinato, The Masked Beast, or Reshef the Dark Being. This card does make Rituals more playable, but only in a certain decktype.

They need to make a card that does the exact same thing, just omit the word "normal" and that would be sweetness, in a word.

Ratings:

5/5 in a Normal Monster Ritual deck
1/5 elsewhere, obviously

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga
Advanced Ritual Art :
Ok. Rituals might not be as costly as one might have thought.

Combined with Manju of the 10,000 Hands, certain rituals, like Demise from earlier in the week, could be remotely playable in casual. Milling monster to the grave is often rather useful, and with an entire deck to choose from you can probably find some combination to get the exact level of the monster you wish to summon. However, I still hate rituals as its far too much effort for nothing game-breaking.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5
Rituals: 5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga

Tebezu
Advanced Ritual Art

Demise can rise to glory, Exodia has a new OTK, and Doom Dozer has a new buddy. This card is downright responsible for a new decktype. The fact it is a common demonstrates Konomi totally underestimating yet another card. It belongs in decks that utilize rituals, as such it is the best ritual spell card to date and grants such a theme an actual shot at glory.

5/5

Only for one kind of deck.

Lonely Wolf
April 12th

As we continue this week, we look at a card that actually make Ritual monsters a little more playable….

ADVANCED RITUAL ART
[Ritual Spell Card]
Select 1 Ritual Monster in your hand. Send Normal Monsters from your Deck to the Graveyard whose total Levels are equal to that Ritual Monster's. Ritual Summon a card with the name of the selected Ritual Monster from your hand.

We all remember how hard is was to ritual summon that Dark Master Zork back in the day. We need the Ritual Spell card, we needed monsters with enough stars to fulfill the requirement, and we need the Zork itself. That’s at LEAST 3 cards. Well, Advanced Ritual Art brings your needs down to 2. Just Advanced Ritual Art, and the Ritual monster.

Obviously, the downside to this is that it MAKES you run normal monsters. If you could send effect monsters, people would be sending DMoC, Jinzo, Treeborn Frog, and who knows what else to the graveyard to be used later for various purposes. With that in mind, players turn that fact into a blessing. As I mentioned earlier this week, the big monster that is being used with it right now is Demise, King of Armageddon. You go through your deck with Senju, Manju, Sonic Bird, Magical Mallet, and such until you have a Doom Dozer, a Ritual Art, a Demise, and either Megamorph or Metamorphosis in your hand, and, maybe for to be extra safe, a Royal Decree that’s been down for a turn.

You bring out Demise with Art by sending Insect Knights and/or Neo Bugs to the graveyard (both of which are 4 star normal insect monsters). You then pay 2000 to “blow up the world.” At this point you chain Decree if necessary to stop pesky cards like Waboku or Threatening Roar. Then you remove the previous mentioned Insect Knights/Neo Bugs from the game to summon Doom Doozer. Then you can either metamorphosis Demise for Cyber Twin, or Megamorph Doom Dozer (making him a 5600) considering that your life is lower than your opponent’s, which shouldn’t be an issue since you paid 2000 for Demise. Then you attack for game.

If you are going to run Rituals, while it doesn’t have to be Demise, this is the way to go. I can’t say it makes Ritual Monster decks tier one, but it certainly puts them a little higher up on the map.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 5/5 (It the pivotal card in a ritual deck)
Art: 2.5/5
BobDoily Thursday

So Advanced Ritual Art, a great piece of Ritual support to ease the strain on their hand. An obvious downside is the requirements of the sacrifices being normal monsters, but that isn’t too big of a downside and is manageable. From the competitive side of things this card will not likely see any play outside of the Demise otk.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

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