Ok. One of the CREEPIEST pictures in the history
of Yu-Gi-oh. The card itself? – Interesting enough.
But not that good. Ritual Monsters are hard enough
to wield, without wasting a whole bunch of resources
as it is. The only thing that got people even
CONSIDERING them again are the Ritual Fiends. But
when they’re used with their effect to Ritual
Summon, they don’t even remain the graveyard. U
might wind up using OTHER monsters for Ritual
Summons aside from the fiends, but u certainly don’t
want to be … and u certainly aren’t going to be
wasting space in your deck with THIS card in
anticipation of it.
Rituals need more support if they are going to
make it, which probably won't ever happen anyway
after the release of Synchro monsters. The Djinns
were a step in the right direction. This card is
not. First of all, why release a new concept such as
the Djinns, and then put out ritual support that
goes against what the djinns are there to do in the
first place. You WANT djinns to stay in the
graveyard so you can rfg them for their effects, so
using one for a ritual summon, and then putting it
back into your hand makes no sense. True, you could
run a ritual deck without the djinns, but then you
would be taking a step backwards in deck evolution
in my opinion. Why add one more card to the already
costly act of ritual summoning? It will always turn
out to be an even trade, you won't be gaining
advantage with this card. If you are one of the
brave people out there pioneering a Ritual deck,
skip Ascending Soul over, there are better
We start the week off with some Ritual Support.
Ritual decks have been getting a nice boost lately,
but aren’t quite “there” yet. Ascending Soul seeks
to lessen the burden of providing for Ritual
Summons. Too bad it conflicts with the best support
Ritual monsters have.
To go into further detail, Ascending Soul is a
Continuous Spell. The good news is that means it is
intended to be used repeatedly. The bad news is that
means it is vulnerable to S/T removal. Second, while
it is meant to be used multiple times, slowly
building advantage, it states that its effect is
“Once per turn”. That hurts. On the bright side, you
can select and add to your hand 1 monster in your
Graveyard that was used as Tribute for the Ritual
Summon. If you used Ritual Raven or another single
Monster that paid the entire cost, all you’re out is
your Ritual Spell and some cards from hand. The
thing is this doesn’t look like it works to well
with the Djinn monsters or Advanced Ritual Art, the
best support Ritual decks have.
So slow, vulnerable, and conflicting. I can’t say
I like this card. Plus Ritual Raven, which is
featured in the artwork as a blatant hint towards
the combo is really, really ugly.
Today we review another Ritual support card. This
is like the old Samsara card, but instead of going
back to the deck, you can bring back some of your
Ritual food. This doesn't actually work very well
sometimes, because you'll be using the Djinn cards
who will remove themselves from play.
Also, this card only works once you've summoned
the Ritual. Once you've gotten your Ritual monster
out, you won't need one of its sacrifices back. You
want to focus your deck around getting the Ritual
out, and this doesn't make the deck any more
1.5/5, stick with cards that will make the deck
Art: Siamese chickens
Fun Fact: Those are Ritual Ravens, from TAEV.
Tomorrow: Yes. There's even MORE Ritual support.
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