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

Ehren, Lightsworn Monk

LODT-EN082
LIGHT
Level 4
ATK/1600 DEF/1000
[Warrior/Effect]
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, return that monster to its owner's Deck without applying damage calculation. During each of your End Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 3.67 

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


Date Reviewed - 07.17.08

 

Dark Paladin

Thursday

 

Continuing the Lightsworn theme, we come to Ehren, Lightsworn Monk, who is a Light attribute monster and Level 4, with 1600 atk and 1000 def who is a Warrior.  Now, Ehren is one of the key cards of the Lightsworn Deck.

 

Why?  Because, when it attacks a defense position monster, that monster is returned to the owner's Deck.  Granted, while it may not be able to take out some stronger monsters with its 1600 atk, with a few cards to shift some powerful monsters into defense mode, Ehren can really shine.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional:  2.5/5

Advanced:      4/5

Art:  3.5/5

General Zorpa Ehren Lightsworn Monk
 
This is Aurkus' sister. She is a TCG exclusive and is being seen in play from Lightsworn to Gladiators. She has decent stats of 1600 ATK and 1000 DEF and is party to all of the myriad of support that Warrior type monsters have garnered over the years. A LIGHT attribute makes her good for Honest as well. However, if stats were all that made a card we'd all be playing Summoned Skull.
 
Ehren is the terror of the facedown monster world. She doesn't just auto destroy it Like Mystic Swordsman or Drillroid, she knocks that monster all the way back to the deck. As this forces your opponent to search it out again or simply draw it again it can be very disruptive as well as friggin annoying. She does force a flip like Drillroid, so Spy and Dekoichi are fine, but Spirit Reaper, Marshmallon and Gladiator Beast Hoplomus get flung back to the deck.
 
This is easily the second best Secret Rare in the set, as even Honest pales in comparison. She can be used in almost any deck as tech or counter to the current metagame and I must admit has a rather fine picture to go along with it.
 
Advanced-4/5
Traditional-2.5/5

Tomas Mijares
Top 8 SJC
San Jose
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Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
Level 4
Light
[Warrior/Effect]
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, return that monster to its owner's Deck without applying damage calculation. During each of your End Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.
1600/1000

This is one of my favourite of Lightsworn Monsters. This is one of the most splashable cards for any deck but more side decks. Besides Ryko, this is one that you can use in any deck, it's a really nice utility card. With a lot of decks like Dark Armed Dragon decks and Gladiator Beasts, they both run Reinforcement of the Army, so you can easily get this card out and just "kick" the monsters back to the deck. Most players can utilize this card in their side decks like how before people used Mystic Swordsman LV2, and others Drillago. Though Drillago gets rid of the problem, and Mystic Swordsman LV2 does for just Face-Down Monsters. Ehren gets rid of those small walls that decks can have, and with many decks having Legendary Jujitsu Master in their side decks, and Spirit Reaper in the main deck. Many people will be able to use this card to their advantage, and it can be even a late game push, where they can sacrifice a monster with high DEF, or just one with more DEF than monsters on your side of the field has ATK. Like in many instance with time situations and Cyber Dragon, you can just kick it away and use the rest of your monsters to finish off your opponent. Too many instances does this card work for all decks but also for Lightsworn decks. What people forget is that this can help support all the aggression that the deck packs by taking away any defense that your opponent puts out there. This card is one of those great for a decktype, but good overall for all decks. One more Lightsworn for Judgment Dragon and also it has an effect that can put you in position to win.

Traditional: 2.5/5, Being a Light Monster, it helps many decktypes of Chaos but also can get rid of anything in DEF mode that's in its way.

Advanced: 4/5, Lightsworn can utilize this card so much, and so many times, it can work out for so many other decks to. With many people teching defensive cards like Gravekeeper's Spy, Legendary Jujitsu Master and everyone's favourite Spirit Reaper, this card "kicks" them to the curb and can win you the game.

Jeff Lang
LODT-EN082
Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
LIGHT
Level 4
ATK/1600 DEF/1000
[Warrior/Effect]
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, return that monster to its
owner's Deck without applying damage calculation. During each of your End
Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.
44178886
Secret Rare

    Todayʼs card up for review is Ehren, Lightsworn Monk. This card is simply amazing, and one of my favorites. Being searchable via Reinforcement of The Army basically makes this card. Ram this guy into whatever your opponent has to throw at you, then play Enemy Controller or Boom Of Moon and send the monster back to the deck.
    You may have a little trouble getting ahold of  this card, but its worth the hastle no doubt. If you are familiar with all these anti-meta decks floating around, this is one of the key cards in my opinion.

Velvet Jones

LODT-EN082
Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
LIGHT
Level 4
ATK/1600 DEF/1000
[Warrior/Effect]
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, return that monster to its
owner's Deck without applying damage calculation. During each of your End
Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.
44178886
Secret Rare

 

I love “Kick Monk”.  Any defense position monster gets the boot back to the deck.  AWESOME! If her effect activated before the flip effect happened it would be restriction worthy.  This card is definitely an auto inclusion in any Lightsworn build and it is splashable in any deck that has to attack to win.  Go Chun Li!!!

 

Traditional 1

Advanced 3

Advanced Lightsword 4

 


C
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Ehren, Lightsworn Monk

 

I'm really excited to be reviewing this card, today we'll be looking at what is arguably the most splashable card from LODT and is undoubtedly one of, if not, the best stand-alone card from the set.

 

Playability - Are you kidding me? A light warrior just works. Searchable by Rota, and boostable by Honest, Ehren can easily be fit into a variety of great decks. Anti-Meta, Lightsworn, Warrior Toolbox, Counter Fairies and even Gladiator Beast Sidedecks are just a sample of the great decks that can benefit from the awesomeness that is this card. The only way this couldv'e been more playable would be if it was unCCVable and could get under GBind/LLAB...

 

Score - 8.5 / 10

 

Plus - Cards like this are easily turned into advantage, however, to use Ehren most effectively it is best to already have knowledge of what monster it is you are attacking into. For instance, swinging into a Jujitsu Master, Homplus, Reaper, Sangan, Marshmallon, Fear Monger, or Econ/Booked monster is usually a very advantageous play. However, if you hit a Ryko, GK Spy or Morphing Jar the flip effect will still activate and your opponent may not necessarily be set back. However, when Ehren does hit a non-flip (that isn't Blast Sphere) it can be substantially damaging. With the increase in Monarch use, and the resurgence of cards like Jujitsu Master, Ehren's ability to disrupt floating tribute fodder can be amazing.

 

While Ehren probably won't lead to any direct advantage, she can easily stop your opponent from gaining an upper hand.

 

Score - 14.5 / 20

 

Power - Move over Drillroid, Ninja Grandmaster, Mystic Swordsman LV2 and Grand Mole, there's a new chick in town. Ehren's effect is just so much more effective than any of the above. While MSLV2 and Mole may stop flip effects, it is important to note that Ehren's semi-beefy 1600 doesn't leave it as vulnerable to battle as it's pip-squeak predecesors. For game two against Gladiator Beasts do not be suprised if you notice a couple of Enemy Controllers, Book of Moons and Ehrens used against you in order to deal with your big Special Summoned monsters or Jujitsu Masters. What I personally love about Ehren is that, unlike Mole, when you attack a monster with the Monk you are not only clearing a monster, but your opponent is set back one card, will not be able to re-play it on a follow-up turn and will need to have a fairly strong monster in order to remove it as a threat.

 

Score - 17 / 20 (A very unique and powerful effect)

 

Overall - 8.5 + 14.5 + 17 = Advanced4 / 5 (Look at those legs 0.o)

 

Traditional - 2.2 / 5 (Is Light, and Mills, but it doens't have Chaos in it's name)


Jon Moore

Wooooohooooooo! one of the better side deck cards of the format!

LODT-EN082
Ehren, Lightsworn Monk - a chick. stare at her, you nerd!
LIGHT - Woot!
Level 4
ATK/1600 DEF/1000 -decent... buuuuut....

[Warrior/Effect]
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, return that monster to its
owner's Deck without applying damage calculation. During each of your End
Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.

Okay, so here's the bad thing. (and good thing)

ˇ 

ˇ  Note that "Ehren, Lightsworn Monk" does not say "without flipping the monster face-up". The effect of "Ehren, Lightsworn Monk" is applied after the monster is flipped face-up, but before damage calculation. If the Defense Position monster was face-down and has a Flip Effect, the Flip Effect will activate and resolve normally after it is returned to its owner's Deck.


So, you will get to see what kind of deck they are playing... but... if it's a flip, well, she's kinda wasted. Also, the 1600 attack hurts. That puts her under Darius, Prisma, Laquari, Stratos, Grepher, and just all sorts of other troublesome odd off cards like Blue Thunder T.

She's a needed side deck though, and 1 to main deck in light sworn, and the effect is still rad. Since it works on ANY face down/up. So it still works on that ugly face up spy your opponents had for turns in his corn Monarchs.

Advanced - 3.4/5 (Best card all week)
Traditional - 2/5 (She's a light and bounces sets, and mills)

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