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

Vanquishing Light

Card Number - LODT-EN089

[Counter Trap Card]
Tribute 1 "Lightsworn" monster. Negate the Summon of a monster and destroy it.
32233746
Super Rare

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.10
Advanced: 1.30 

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


Date Reviewed - 07.29.08

 

Dark Paladin

Tuesday

 

Today will be a short review, not even because the card may or may not be bad, but because it's a very simple Trap card.

 

Vanquishing Light allows you to tribute a Lightsworn monster you control to negate the summon of a monster and destroy it.  It isn't a bad tech card for Lightsworn, although it is a -1, as you give up the Trap and a monster, but depending on what you're negating, that could be a good thing.  I still wouldn't play more than one, as you are all ready using other cards that can destroy monsters, and probably easier than this.

 

Ratings:

 

3/5 for Lightsworn...not game breaking, not worthless

 

Art:  3/5 


Creator
OfThePoint
System
Tuesday:
Vanquishing Light

No...just no.  We tried this game mechanic already, it doesn't work.

This is Horn of Heaven with a theme-specific cost, which actually makes it worse than Horn of Heaven.  If you drew a card afterwards, or got to activate it merely by having a Lightsworn on the field or something, that might be different.  Cards are supposed to be getting better, not worse.

1/5
General Zorpa Vanquishing Light
 
Not exactly a high point for TCG exclusive cards. The effect is simple, tribute a Lightsworn to negate the summon of a monster and destroy it. Practically this has few applications, unless you run against a Monarch heavy meta, in which case the -1 becomes an even trade.
 
Lightsworn decks want to build field presence, and they don't play any traps. This card is working against the very fundamentals of the Lightsworn deck in it's competitive form. Plus if you wanted to negate a summon that badly, you could use Solemn Judgment or even Horn of Heaven, which lets you tribute any monster to negate the summon.
 
There are simply better options to negate a summon out there already, and not in this deck.
 
Traditional-1/5
Advanced-1/5
Tony Mera

LODT-EN089
Vanquishing Light
[Counter Trap Card]
Tribute 1 "Lightsworn" monster. Negate the Summon of a monster and destroy
it.
32233746
Super Rare

The Card

This card is a bad Horn Of Heaven. This card also has no room in Lightsworn. Lightsworn is very aggro and it needs to win as fast as possible. Lightsworn can explode on an opponent and can win very fast. The problem why they have not won shonen jumps yet is because people complicate that builds and even add cards like CCV and Necro Guardna that just add more inconsistency issues. I think Light Sworn is a top deck and will stay a top deck. That is just my prediction and this card is horrible to put in a Lighsworn deck, because there is so many cards you can add in a Lightsworn deck.

Advanced

This card isn't good in any other deck besides lightsworn and even in Lightsworn it's a bad version of Horn of Heaven. Lightsworn is a solid deck and as many people think it will never do good. Take my words on it. Lightsworn will win a Shonen or be one of the top 2 decks soon. Maybe not this format, but the next or the other. Lightsworn will be good and is still good and very explosive. It's almost a better six samurai deck that isn't as luck based as Sam's, but people say that. Because they have no idea how Lightsworn really run. They have many big beaters, which means they have an advantage over GB. Lightsworn also has advantage over DaD. So game one you have both the top decks dominated. Now game 2 you side and you start winning. People just keep making bad unneeded cards in the builds. You don't need CCV, Necro Guardna, Allure Of Darkness, and other cards that complicate the build. It's a simple deck, so keep it simple and you will win tournaments.


Traditional

Bad in advanced so extremely bad here since Lightsworn would see no play.

Suggestions

Do not play this card or the unneeded amount of cards people add to their Lightsworn deck's.

Art

3/5

Looks kind of cool.

Traditional- 1/5

Advanced- 1/5

If you have any questions PM me on the boards or E-mail me at merajustwins@yahoo.com

David "BobDole" Hoffman

Vanquishing Light

 Ya know, I have a real hard time not asking myself "Why wthis over Horn of Heaven?" I have yet to actually answer that question myself, so I'm just going to pretend I never asked it. My only assumption is that perhaps Vanquishing Light can negate summons activated by other cards effect's (IE: Marauding Captain).

 Anywho, negating a summon is a nice way to prevent something catastrophic. In Traditional this lets you stop CED and the like prior to their effects activating. Being a counter-trap is also a nice bonus as Fairy can abuse it.

 Unfortunately, the cost kinda sucks. Tributing a monster isn't bad - since in most cases you can exchange "monster" for "Scapegoat token". However, when it's a Lightsworn monster that kind of throws a kink in it. Granted Lightsworm decks usually don't have too much of a problem keeping monsters on the field, if you're going to bother summoning the monster, you probably need it.

 All in all, I do not like this card. It's simply too weak of an effect with too high of a cost. It's not really worth while. Which is why it deserves a:

 Traditional: 1.5/5 It can stop CED, but there are several other options I'd prefer.
 Advanced: 1/5 Seriously, there's better.

 Bob Dole
Pwii

Tualtin is not that good...It would be if it counted any monster destroyed by effect too: It would SCHOOL DaD! Unfortunately, in this format, it isn't that good and a much circumstantial. (how do you spell that?)

2/5 all.

Velvet Jones

LODT-EN089
Vanquishing Light
[Counter Trap Card]
Tribute 1 "Lightsworn" monster. Negate the Summon of a monster and destroy
it.
32233746
Super Rare

 

Negating the summon of a monster is a neat trick for a counter trap and getting another Lightsworn in the graveyard is an added bonus.  The problem is that most utility based Ligthsworn deck are already pressed for space.  Sadly this card won’t make the cut even in a tech situation.

 

Traditional 1

Advanced 1

 

In Velvet Veritas


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