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

Rare Value

 

Card Number - FOTB-033

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 4.83

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


Date Reviewed - 06.13.0
7

 

Creator
OfThePoint
System
Wednesday:
Rare Value

This is the 2nd best theme-based draw I've seen recently (first being Destiny Draw.) The theme-based draw tends to follow the lines of being free in one way or another. You have to give up a Crystal Beast of your opponent's choice to use this, but those cards generally get summoned, stay on the field for a bit, and then go back to the Spell/Trap zone as a free action. Likewise, most of the stuff you discard with Destiny Draw, you WANT in the Graveyard, so I'd call that a free action as well.

Half the time, it helps you to have Crystal Beasts in the Graveyard so you can Crystal Blessing them back to get one step closer to Crystal Abundance, or to add effects to Rainbow Ruins.

Plain and simple, if you are playing Crystal Beasts, you're playing 3 Rare Value.

5/5 for the decktype

Dark Paladin
Wednesday

Wow, it's like Destiny Draw...except for Crystal Beasts...with a slightly different cost, but the effect is pretty much exactly the same...

So...You have to have two or more Crystal Beasts in your Magic and Trap Zone. That's an easy enough task to accomplish. Then, activate this, your opponent chooses one and sends it to the Graveyard, and then you get to Draw two cards.

Simple, but effective. A balanced two for two for the player, considering you give up this Magic card, and you lose one Crystal Beast, but get two new cards in your Hand. A seemingly solid enough Draw option for the Crystal Beast player.

Ratings:

5/5 Crystal Beasts...obviously

1/5 elsewhere

Art: 2/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga

Level 2 YGO Judge
Rare Value :
Fantastic image! Rare crystals = cards! The way forward!

These Crystal Beasts seem to be the most supported type invented by Yugioh in many years (in one go). On top of all the effect they've already got, they get Pot of Greed. Ok, its a lot rarer, a slightly more situational, but considering the deck it's going in I'd expect this is easier to use than Pot of Avarice, and like that card, in the correct deck, the extra cost isn't that significant.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga

Tebezu
Rare value

5/5

The reason people play Gem Beast. Triple pot of greed is sweet.
Turkeyspit Rare Value

Konami seems to be getting the message about themed cards, and Rare Value is the third themed based Draw Engine they have released to date; the other two being Supercharge and Destiny Draw.

What makes Rare Value almost broken is the fact that it's essentially a Pot of Greed that you can run in 3's. Unlike Destiny Draw, which evens out as a 2-for-2 exchange (despite the fact that you are discarding cards that provide future advantage), Rare Value is always a +1, since the only activation requirement for this card is that you have 2 Crystal Beast monsters in your Spell/Trap zones, and that your opponent select one of them to be sent to the Graveyard.

What that means is you play Rare Value (-1), your opponent sends one Crystal Beast from your S/T zones to the Graveyard (-0), and you then draw two cards (+2).

Next to Pegasus, Crystal Abundance and Ancient City, Rare Value is one of the driving forces behing Crystal Beast decks, and is must for any Crystal Beast deck.

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Advanced:
1/5 - outmatched by Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity and Mirage of Nightmare

Traditional:
5/5 - In a Crystal Beast deck, you run three of these cards.

Card Art:
3/5 - Pretties!

Tomas Mijares
Top 8 SJC
San Jose
THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
Rare Value
Normal Spell
Activate only when there are 2 or more "Crystal Beast" cards in your Spell & Trap Card Zone. Your opponent selects 1 "Crystal Beast" card fin your Spell & Trap Card Zone and sends it to the Graveyard. Then you draw 2 cards.

Well this is one of the best cards in Force of the Breaker. Rare Value makes Crystal Beast decks viable to some extent. This card is good to be able to draw necessary cards, but then again, this card can be a drawback for you. If you don't have spells like Crystal Blessing or draw into it, then it can hurt really bad. Drawing 2 cards is never bad in this game, but it's the Destiny Draw of Crystal Beasts. This can speed up the deck but even to now I don't think Crystal Beasts can do as well as people hope. It's a bit overhyped, and this card is really valued for makers of the Crystal Beast deck. It's a card that can do wonders and potentially make you win, but can potentially make you lose as well which is all dependent on the draw usually.

Traditional: 1/5 Better Draw cards and even so Crystal Beasts aren't viable in Traditional.
Advanced: 2/5 In the current metagame Crystal Beasts aren't as good as everyone thinks.
5/5 in Crystal Beast Decks only, it's a make or break card for Crystal Beasts, it can add options and also take away options as well.

- Tomas Mijares

Ryan Spicer
Top 8 SJC-Arlington
Top 8 SJC Austin
Team Outphase
Rare Value

Rare value reminds me alot of destiny draw. Its effect allows you to draw 2 cards at the cost of sending 1 face up spell card on the field to the graveyard. This can be very good when you are trying to draw combos or answers for cards that are on the field. This is one of the better support cards for gem beasts, and will prolly be ran in 2's or 3's if gem beasts ever catch on. The only downside of this card is it takes away your face - up spells, which can take away from your ruby carbuncle, or abundance. Overall, this is a great card for the gem beast theme, or even a deck that runs alot of spell or traps that remain faceup.

Sorry for short review, but its 4 a.m. and I am TIRED. I will try to make tomorrows' longer.

Ryan Spicer
Team Outphase

Aim: blackluster777
pojo sn: ryan spicer
Amp
Dominick
The Crystal Beast deck type is made competitive by the support magics that come with them; Rare Value is one of them. Looking at it, it seems to be another theme supported Pot of Greed as Destiny Draw is for any Destiny Hero based decks (Thero and Perfect Circle). It gives Crystal Beasts what it needs the most, speed. Its requirements are minimal seeing as it doesn’t take long given a decent hand to put two Crystal Beasts into the s/t zone. Giving up one is a minimal requirement to gain two resources that in all likelihood will replace the Crystal Beast or add even more to it.


Crystal Beasts haven’t really broken out in any major events as of yet, but they do have a large amount of potential. With the right build in the hands of the right player, they might have a breakout soon and score one in the 16 of a major event.

Advanced- 4/5 (Crystal Beast)

Traditional- I have no idea on Traditional Crystal Beasts so I wont try to judge.

~AmpDominick

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