When you activate
this card, change any Defense Position monster(s) to
face-up Attack Position. Flip Effects are not
activated at this time. If a monster attacks,
destroy it at the end of that turn's Battle Phase.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.22.09
Ancient Forest reads...When you activate this card,
change any Defense Position monster(s) to face-up
Attack Position. Flip Effects are not activated at
this time. IF a monster attacks, destroy it at the
end of that turn's Battle Phase.
Ancient Forest joins the ranks of playable Field
Magic Cards, and it's quite an annoying card to play
against, and you more or less have to play it in a
Deck built around it, but not necessarily it's own
Deck, as contradictory as that sounds. You could
obviously throw it in a Burn/Stall deck, where you
wouldn't need to attack.
It can be, and even has been just used as an
interesting Tech card, because if you're about to
win, or are winning in just a few turns, or on the
current turn, you don't lose anything by going ahead
and using it. The big problem is really getting it
off the Field if your opponent doesn't find a way
Traditional: 3/5 Slows down a lot of Decks here,
even with more Magic and Trap removal.
Art: 3/5 Nothing special
Today’s card up for
review is Ancient Forest. One word comes to mind
when I look at this card, and that is potential.
Right out of the gate, I read the effect and see how
good this card CAN be in Gladiator Beasts.
Gladiators are the one deck that will really benefit
from this, since Gladiators get to tag in before
Forest Triggers. Outside of using it there, this
card would possibly see play in some sort of
Stall/Burn deck. Any other deck would be crippled
from Forest’s effect. There is tons of destruction
lurking around the game right now, so be careful.
Ancient Forrest ...
I love this card. I dont know why. I just do. Its so
simple and non judgmental. If u attack while this
card is in play, u better make it count, cuz your
monster is gone after it takes its 1st and only
shot. What kind of deck would work with this? ...
Well, be creative. It doesnt serve any monster type
in particular which makes it rather original among
the Field Spells. I'm thinking of it for playing
with Macro Cosmos. Your monsters will get the
benefit of revival (if they are removed from play)
after they attack and are destroyed by Ancient
Forrest's effect (assuming your Macro Cosmos is
working right). So Ancient Forrest will only further
impair your opponent to maintain any field presence.
And it will give them yet another choice to have to
decide between destroying with their spell/trap
removal (outside of heavy storm) ... I dunno. Its a
thought. As far as unbiased field spells go? - I
Traditional : 3/5
N o V a
Ancient Forest, now
this is a good and cool card. I can go on and on
about this card. There are 3 decks that benefit from
this card something fierce. The most popular being
Gladiator Beasts. Since the controller of Ancient
Forest choses what resolves first in the chain from
each Gladiator Beast that tries to tag out,
Gladiator Beast monsters can tag freely without
being destroyed. That makes things complicated for
the opponent. The second popular deck is Aliens.
With Cosmic Fortress Gol'gar, Alien players have the
ability to not only use Gol'gar's effect to return
as many face up spell or traps on the field to their
owners hands, but they can get by Ancient Forest and
place more A-Counters on the field. Being able to do
such a thing in a deck based on A-Counters and field
control, Ancient Forest is very abusive in Aliens.
The last deck is one not so well known but few have
thought of. Ido the Supreme Magical Force is a
strategy that some have thought of trying from
seeing it in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds anime when Luna had
Ancient Forest on the field and the professor had
Ido on the field. When Ido is destroyed by a card
effect it ressurects during your standby phase. Some
players have tried ideas and honestly the best is
Skill Drain. Skill Drain or at least the Ido version
I call IdoDrain, is based around Beast King Barbaros
and Ido with Skill Drain on the field. However
Ancient Forest is teched in but only 2 of them.
Without Skill Drain on the field, Ido would destroy
all other monsters you have when its brought back
and you cannot summon any other monsters to your
field. With Skill Drain out, those effects are
cancelled. So as you can see Ancient Forest can be
abused in different ways and there are probably even
more ways to abuse it. In fact yesterday we brought
up Skull Servants. Technically Skull Servants are
protected by The Lady in Wight so I guess you can
put Ancient Forest up there with the list of decks
that can use this card more so than other decks.
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