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

Just Desserts

Inflict 500 points of Direct Damage to your opponent's Life Points for each monster your opponent has on the field.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 3.50 

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


Date Reviewed - 12.29.08

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Dark Paladin
Monday

All right, we have a very interesting week of cards, and I believe everything has been reviewed before, but no in a great long time.
We're indulging Otaku this week with some of his favorites, so let's begin :)

Just Desserts is one of those traps I have always been fond of, at least on some level. It has potential to do as much as 2500 points of damage to your opponent...or as little as 500, depending on the number of monsters your opponent controls.

This is a fast moving, agressive format, where you just pummel your opponent and hope they don't hit you back. Having many monsters on the Field at a time actually makes this card respectable, at least currently.

I'll be honest, I haven't seen Just Desserts played, even in a Burn Deck in years. It can be one hell of a late game finisher card.
Scapegoat is a great way to burn your opponent, as the tokens can get you an easy 2000 damage though :)

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.75/5 Harder to use here.

Advanced: 2.75/5

Art: 3/5

Otaku

Welcome to my birthday week of card picks.  My home internet connection is gone so you won’t be hearing from me for a while: I just can’t make time to research the game and get to a library to type CotDs with my work schedule.

 

So, why do I like Just Desserts?

 

It was my first “signature” Trap card, back in the day.  When the game was new, I was on of the many people who read the CotDs and other articles on this site and apparently, most others at our local players didn’t. So I quickly gained a reputation as a good player (which I didn’t deserve) by simply listening to the advice of others.  Eventually other players listened to me when I told them “I read it on Pojo” and finally the playing field started to level… so I had to innovate a little on my own.  One trick was main decking a few copies of Just Desserts, for a little easy burn damage.  Most players in our area didn’t expect it and it on me a few key games.

 

You can read the only other time the review crew has looked at this card here.

 

Just Desserts is still a solid burn card: 500 per Monster your opponent controls should give you 1000 points of damage most games.  As it is a Normal Trap, it is easy to activate in response to removal and so it should be very rare that you can’t get at least 500 points of damage from it, and you should only settle for that if you sense a Jinzo coming or are activating it in response to Mystical Space Typhoon or its ilk.  Since it is one of those non-key cards even in a burn deck, it does make quite good bait: either they filled their field and groan as they waste removal and still get hit for 1000+ points of damage… or they groan as they waste removal on a burn card that did zero or 500 points of damage and they have one less card to deal with protective stall cards or other serious burn cards like Wave Motion Cannon.

 

What hurts Just Desserts is what I understand to be the lack of a place for stall burn in the current metagame, the restricting of its prime partner Ojama Trio.  While you can easily work this into your deck for some easy burn damage (after all, who doesn’t run a deck that uses multiple Special Summons), you’ll only have space for two or three cards.  So you’d probably want to focus on something reliable (Poison of the Old Man), something variable but probable to score big (Reflect Bounder, Magic Cylinder), or that which is just a superior version of Just Desserts, Ceasefire.  Also, now burn is both hurt and helped by Gorz, Emissary of Darkness floating around.

 

Ratings

 

Traditional: 1.5/5

 

Advanced: 2.5/5

 

Art: 3.5/5 – The art isn’t super stylish or attractive, but is appropriately disturbing without being obscene and makes perfect sense with the card’s English name.  It also gives fat guys like me a decent Yu-Gi-Oh costume choice.

 

-Otaku

 
Anteaus Just Desserts

I really enjoy this card. It's a decent effect and can really dispatch some hurt on your opponent if you're not expecting it. I love utilizing this card with Ojama Trio, because then they're pretty much stuck with taking 1500 damage in one fell swoop. Obviously this isn't a card you want to play in just any deck, as all it does is deal 500 damage to your opponent for each monster on the field, but in a Burn build it's great. You need to kind of build a strategy around it to utilize it effectively, but just the same the card is great and I love playing it.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 5/5 (In a Burn Deck)
Mr. Random Just Desserts is an old card I used before, but right now it isn't getting a lot of attention. With the top decks right now, it is really easy to hit someone with 1000 damage. It is best to be patient with this card and use it to its max when the time is right. Its well worth it if you can get 1500 damage out of it, 2000 is a forth of the opponent's life points and only one card did all that damage.

Since a lot of people play Solemn Judgment, Just Desserts will put them in a tight situation and only have to make all the right moves to win. This card works well with Ojama Trio because it clogs up your opponent's field, at least 1500 damage and the tokens also do damage. If we still had Chain Burn or Baboon Burn decks, this would see more play, but it will surprise those who do not expect the unexpected.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

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