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

Goblin Out of the Frying Pan
Rare

Pay 500 Life Points. Negate the activation of a Spell Card and return to the owner's hand.

Type - Trap
Card Number - SOI-EN059

Card Ratings
Traditional:
Advanced:

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


Date Reviewed - 02.05.0
7

 

Dark Paladin
Well, it appears to be another Dino week...or something. Anyway, today we start with Goblin Out of the Frying Pan, a card with one of those names that just makes you ask why.

The effect is simple--it's a counter Trap that allows you to negate the activation of a Magic card and return it to the owner's hand at the cost of 500 lifepoints. As I said, simple enough, right?

Here's the problem--the card goes back to your opponent's hand. Odds are you will want to destroy the Magic card, since you are most likely negating it since you do NOT want the effect to go off.

Not worth it, in my opinion.

Ratings:

1/5 Sorry folks, recycling your opponent's card with a cost just isn't worth it.

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 
Turkeyspit Goblin Out of the Frying Pan

I could make this review very short and simply say this "card sucks", but in the interests of looking for the best in everything, I'll give it shot.

This card has some potential, but not in this metagame. If we regularly saw people using Spell Cards that had substantial costs (Dimension Fusion, Spell Reproduction, Magical Shard Excavation) then this card could be worth the -1 and the 500 LP expenditure (although Magic Jammer, Magic Drain and Spell Shield Type-8 are all superior). But, since we don't see those cards in every deck, this Trap really doesn't have much going for it.

Given that Goblin is a Counter Trap, if you played this in a Counter Fairy deck, you at least avoid the -1 this card gives you, so long as Bountiful Artemis is on the field. Other then that, don't bother.

This card is the essence of "filler".

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Traditional:

1/5 - Imperial Order is all you need.

Advanced:

2/5 - Counter Fairy Deck (there are better Counter Traps)

1/5 - Everything Else

Card Art:

1/5 - I see the Goblin, and I see the Pot of Greed. What has this to do with a Frying Pan? Or is this the Judge condemning the Goblin from "Jar Robber" to a life of being forced to watch 4kids dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh?
 
Aaron Fletcher Goblin Out of the Frying Pan
Group: Trap Card
Type: Trap
Icon: Counter
Pay 500 Life Points. Negate the activation of a Spell Card and return it to the owner's hand.

So we start the week of the Dino's Rage structure deck!

To me this card screams to me to try to emulate Compulsory Evacuation Device but for magic cards, unfortunately not as potent. Lets look at its good points shall we?

Its counter trap. It is the best form of trap you can get that is speed spell 3. This means the end of the chain unless people can correctly chain another speed spell 3 trap to it, which for our sakes is pretty low on the meta at the moment.

Bad points: Its effect is pretty weak, returning 1 spell to the owners hand isn't going ever to effect the game that much as that person can't activate it another time. I suppose you can activate it to a chained scapegoat or enemy controller if you're going to attack for game. Although under all situations this card is surpassed by solemn judgement or magic drain.

This card has no real relevant use unless making them pay the cost for a magic card, which currently isn't that steep. If I am missing any amazing combo with this card please do email me ( emuron@gmail.com)

Ratings
Themed: 1.5
Advanced: 1
Traditional: 1
 

Ryoga
Goblin Out of the Frying Pan :
Why does the man not accept the Pot of Greed? Everyone likes Pot of Greed!

This is a fairly useless counter. For starters, it is a -1 that costs a small amount of life. Next, it is a
-1 because it returns the spell to its owner's hand.
Then, the owner can just play it again immediately.
The only use this card is to make a player pay a cost twice, and most cards people play have small costs that you wouldn't mind paying twice.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga

Lonely Wolf
Hello all, and welcome to another week of card reviews here on Pojo. Today we look at….

Goblin out of the Frying Pan
Counter Trap
Pay 500 Life Points. Negate the activation of a Spell Card and return it to the owner's hand.

Ummmm…..well, it’s a counter trap, so I guess it won’t get Decree’d….I guess. But, honestly, why play this card? It only costs 500 life points, that isn’t too bad, but it returns the spell card to your opponent’s hand, where it can be played again. This is a –1. I suppose you can try it in a counter fairy deck so you at least break even with Artemis on the field, but I would much rather play Magic Drain, or even Magic Jammer. The absolute BEST situation I could think of for this card is negating a card with a big cost. Like a Dimension Fusion or something? Having to pay 2000 life points twice is a heavy loss. Other than that……no, just no. I just don’t know what I can say about this card……

Traditional: 1/5 (Imperial Order anyone?)
Advanced: 1.5/5 (We don’t have Imperial Order, but Magic Drain tops this trap in ever aspect)
Art: 2/5 (Drain wins again)
 

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