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

Skreech

When this card is destroyed by battle, select 2 WATER monsters from your deck and send them to the Graveyard.

Card Number - GLAS-EN086
 

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.30
Advanced: 2.70

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


Date Reviewed - 01.07.08

 

Dark Paladin
Monday

We open our week after a week off with Skreech, a Secret Rare from Gladiator's Assault. Skreech is a Level 4, Water monster, with 1500 attack (meh) and 400 defense (terrible.)

When destroyed by Battle, you select 2 Water monsters from your Deck and send them to your Graveyard. This isn't terrible, but it seems like a bit too much work just to dump a couple of monsters.

Granted, you could dump a Treeborn Frog or something, and something powerful to revive later...(Levia?), but I don't see you using this paltry monster just for a couple of dumps. Sorry folks, I don't see this guy really having a home, even in the Water deck.

Ratings:

1.25/5 Traditional

2.25/5 Advanced

Art: 5/5
General Zorpa Skreech

This is actually a decent card for the WATER theme. when it dies in battle you discard two WATER monsters from your deck to the graveyard. This works well with Treeborn Frog and the almost forgotten Dragon Ice and could be a hot pick if more graveyard friendly WATER cards come out. As it stands now, Foolish Burial is better to get Treeborn in the grave.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-2.5/5
David "BobDole" Hoffman Skreech
Ah, nothing like a nice new card after a full weeks break. But right to the card.

Skreech a four star (good), 1500 ATK (Not good), Water (good again) with a rather nifty effect. I personally love this card because it makes so many deck types viable.

- The effect of seraching two Water monsters from your deck and send them to graveyard does sound pretty terrible. Until you realise that Treeborn Frog and Sinister Serpent are both water monsters. It also adds fuel for Frost and Flame Dragon and Fenrir. Basically this effect lets you set up combos that can be game-ending.

The biggest downfall is that this was released with Foolish Burial, which does the same thing only better, since it's a spell. The different is the number of monsters yanked. Still, I would put Skreech in a deck focused around Frost and Flame Dragon before Foolish Burial. It's just that good.

Traditional: 2/5 it allows you to grab Sinister Serpent and Treeborn Frog

Advanced: 3/5 It makes a couple different decks actually viable (Des Frogs anyone?)

Bob Dole
Carrotizer Skreech
Reptile/WATER Level 4
1500 ATK/400 DEF

When this card is destroyed by battle, select 2 WATER monsters from your Deck and send them to the Graveyard.

Skreech = Foolish Burial x 2 for WATER.


Well…with Macro Cosmos competing with Perfect Circle + Light and Darkness Dragon to be tier 1, Skreech’s requirement, without “and sent to the Graveyard” part, is relieved. However, one of the few WATER monsters called Treeborn Frog is useless in RFG area. So we have a paradox?


Of many useful WATER monsters, there are quite a few reasons to dump WATER monsters for:
*Treeborn Frog
*Elemental Hero Ocean (should you have any Ocean on your side)
*Fenrir & Lekunga (Skreech + 2 WATER monsters), as well as Frost and Flame Dragon
*Pot of Avarice…
*Salvage

Skreech’s effect requires a -1 card advantage to activate, but concept of card advantage is becoming thinner and thinner, as triple Dark Bribes often help more than they hurt. Creature Swap may work, but depending on the activation timing of the effect (similar to Apprentice Magician), opponent may receive the effect instead. Seeing the wording however (seems like you need 2 WATER or you cannot use the effect at all), unless the opponent uses Treeborn Frog and Mobius the Frost Monarch (or Ocean, or Crystal Seer…), you will likely be the only player benefiting from such an effect.


Even though card advantage is less important as it did few formats ago, in my opinion, there is no good reason to give up field presence and card advantage so easily to manipulate Graveyard for a restrictive Attribute.


Traditional: 1.2/5 After 15+ staples, can you find enough slots for 1 or 2 copies of Skreech and other WATER monsters?
Advanced: 3/5 A lot more potential…
 

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