can only activate this card when your opponent
declares an attack with a monster on his/her side of
the field that has been Tribute Summoned or Set.
Destroy all face-up Attack Position monsters on your
opponent's side of the field and inflict 1000 points
of damage to your opponent's Life Points.3.30.04
Date Reviewed - 02.20.07
Blast Held by a Tribute
This card has long been known as the poor man's
It's quite restrictive, forcing you to wait
until your opponent actually Tributes for
something to use it. The only things that this
would normally destroy in that regard are
Monarchs; Mobius usually destroys this, although
Zaborg and Thestalos could be nuked. The thing
is, unless your opponent already has another
face-up monster on the field to go along with
that Zaborg/Thestalos they just tributed for,
that 1,000 extra damage this card awards isn't
worth playing this over Mirror Force for.
Give me my Force, Torrential, Ring, and Saku/Bottomless
setup any day of the week over playing this.
Happy birthday to Dark Maltos, I wish you a very
Blast Held by a Tribute is a very interesting card,
that we saw in the anime on "A Duel with Destiny
Part 2--Kaiba vs. Ishizu." This card simply isn't
good enough to warrant use, in my opinon, but I
Let's take a look at monsters that fit this criteria
that you have a chance of seeing in your dueling
encounters. Airknight, Jinzo, Cyber Dragon, Vampire
Lord (possibly), Sacred Phoenix, and Silva/Gould,
the Dark Lord monsters.
Now, let's look at that in a bit more detail. Jinzo
stops this card, since it's a Trap. Vampire Lord and
Sacred Phoenix will return on the next turn. Cyber
Dragon is almost never tributed, so that leaves
Airknight really, but you could run into Dark World.
Besides, we have Mirror Force right now, so people
don't tend to throw out too many attack position
monsters at a time, you might be lucky to take out
two or three with this and then you did 1000 damage
to your opponent.
Blast Held By a Tribute :
This seems to be "Cards that sound good, but aren't"
Blast is Mirror Force, with a 1000 damage chaser.
Many new players wonder why it isn't played. Quite
simply, because it can only be activated if a
Tribute monster attacks. Any card that requires your
opponent to do something for you to activate it is
already lagging behind. Then, add the fact the two
of the most popular tribute monsters, Mobius and
Jinzo, nullify this card just leave it sadly in the
dirt. Shame really.
Share and enjoy,
Blast Held by a Tribute
I tried to use this card, I really did. Even in a
format full of Monarchs the card is specific to a
deck type and often becomes a bad draw. It has
potential and really pays for itself upon use. But
the tribute thing makes you cry playing against any
deck not running more than 2 tributes. Versatility
is the key to being good, this does not have that.
Dark Maltos B. Day XD
Blast Held By Tribute
Sometimes I wonder if the Card Designers forget that
this game isn't a manga/anime, and that there is no
'script writer' to direct the story. Otherwise why
would they create cards that have very specific and
situational activation requirements?
Basically, if your opponent attacks you with a
monster that they tribute summoned, you get to
destroy all of their Attack Position monsters and
give them 1000 LPs of burn damage. That's nice and
all, but what about all the times you will be
attacked by Don Zaloog? Cyber Dragon? Spirit Reaper?
And it's not as if people don't tribute summon
monsters these days. I have to guess that of all the
years that Yu-Gi-Oh has existed, at no time have
there been more tribute monsters being maindecked. I
have personally seen decks built with 12 (twelve!)
Monarchs in them; and still I wouldn't run this trap
due to it's situational activation requirement.
Murphy's Law being what it is, if you did decide to
try this card out, the first monster that your
opponent would tribute summon would end up being
Just use Mirror Force.
1/5 - Do they even run Tribute monsters in
1/5 - There are better cards to run against Tribute
2/5 - "If I tune my Palantir correctly, I can watch
Naruto fansubs!!! This is way better then YouTube!"
Blast Held By A Tribute
This card has
never been taken up by the masses, but it IS
a good card. Basically what we have here is a mirror
force with stipulations and bits of burn thrown in.
Now this card has two conditions so lets explore
Condition 1: Face up monster that has been
tribute summoned or set.
Firstly the majority of people at competitive
tables are playing are Mobius. This has come about
as more and more people are playing gadget decks,
and the majority of them are only setting
non-chainable magic and traps. This again is a
non-chainable trap, so it wouldn’t cut it in this
meta. Unfortunately it should have done when people
were playing 3 Zaborgs, but didn’t. The set monster
is much different. There are little monsters which
when flipped destroy magic and trap (in fact none
come to mind besides Grenkappa, which you will be
happy to know is NOT been played at the top tables.)
So realistically speaking its viable to get a
flipped card to attack.
A little ruling here. The monster DOES NOT
have to be tribute summoned that turn, so why not
save this UNTILL AFTER they have dropped
their Mobius, then play it?
Condition 2: That monster actually attacks
People summon monsters for a reason, if your not
playing a burn deck then 9/10 people will attack
with anything. This requirement is easily met.
Should be run in decks
That require extra monster destruction
That don’t own a mirror force
Want to explore their options
Have side deck space
In conclusion another card which hasn’t been
taken up by the meta but is still viable. It can act
as a secondary mirror force, with restrictions.
Tyrant Dragon’s effect CANNOT negate the
effect of this card
In order to deal 1000 damage, you MUST
destroy a monster. So if they chain
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