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

Miracle Fertilizer

CSOC-EN057
Miracle Fertilizer
[Continuous Spell Card]
Once per turn, you can select 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it. You cannot Normal Summon or Set the turn you Special Summon a monster with this effect. If a monster Special Summoned by this effect is removed from the field, destroy this card.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 3.40

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


Date Reviewed - 12.22.08

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Dark Paladin
All right, we have a very abbreviated week, just reviewing cards today and tomorrow, and we start with Miracle Fertilizer, an interesting Continuous Magic Card.

At first glance, Miracle Fertilizer does look quite miraculous. A card that allows you to select one Plant-type monster from your Graveyard once per turn. However, as we continue reading, you cannot Normal Summon or Set another monster if you activate this effect.

Furthermore, if a monster Special Summoned by this card is removed from this card, Miracle Fertilizer is destroyed. It tries to be good, and it certainly isn't terrible, but even in a Plant Deck, I'd probably stay clear.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.25/5
Advanced: 2.25/5
Art: 3.5/5
Mr. Random CSOC-EN057
Miracle Fertilizer
[Continuous Spell Card]
Once per turn, you can select 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard and
Special Summon it. You cannot Normal Summon or Set the turn you Special
Summon a monster with this effect. If a monster Special Summoned by this
effect is removed from the field, destroy this card.
Rare

Plants have their own themed banned like cards, Miracle Fertilizer is like the Premature Burial for plants. Most of the time you'll want to special summon something from the graveyard and its either going to be a Lonefire Blossom or a Tytannial. Its good because you won't be using anything other than a normal summon for this card. No discard or life point cost is involved.

Although unlike Premature Burial, if a monster is destroyed, then Miracle Fertilizer is also destroyed. Anything brought back by Miracle Fertilizer will stay if it is destroyed. Its also a plus if you can get a 2nd monster from the grave. Since possibly you could special summon Tytannial from the grave, it can protect anything just as long as you can keep bringing plants from the grave. This should be in all plant decks.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
Anteaus Miracle Fertilizer

The ability to Special Summon from the graveyard is a great effect, and all this does is give Plant decks that much more power. However, it's main drawback is the fact that even though it's a Special Summon, it's still taking your Normal Summon slot by not allowing you to Normal Summon when you use its effect. Overall, I think that this card is an excellent addition to any Plant deck, but don't be running it in too many kinds of multiples. As usual with these types of cards, outside a Plant deck this card is useless.

Traditional: 2/5 (Plant Deck)
Advanced: 3.5/5 (Plant Deck)
General
Zorpa
Miracle Fertilizer

This is one of the more successful routes that the revival card has taken in the game so far. WE saw a very similar card for Cloudians in Summon Cloud, but Fertilizer is just better because Plants are better cards than Cloudians ever were. Basically, you can Special Summon a Plant from your graveyard once each turn, but as a cost, you cannot Normal Summon or set during the turn. Like all newer revival cards, if Fertilizer is destroyed you lose the monsters that were summoned with it and if a monster that Fertilizer summoned dies, then the whole shebang goes with it.

This card fits very well into the new style of Plants that Jerome McHale recently put on a good show with. The old style needed Gigaplant to be Normal Summoned in order for it to get the massive amounts of Special Summoning that it would need to win. Right now, Tytannial is a far better pick for Plant decks than Gigaplant. This card not only provides monsters for aggression, but also for costs of effects like Tytannial, Pollinosis and Fragrance Storm.

Right now it is hard to replace our much maligned Premature Burial, but Miracle Fertilizer is a pretty good substitute for it in a Plant deck, and will often get you out of horrendous spots.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-4/5

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