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

Swift Scarecrow
#STBL-EN001 

When your opponent's monster declares a direct attack, you can discard this card to negate that attack and end the Battle Phase.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.00 

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


Date Reviewed - Dec. 14, 2010

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Dark Paladin
Tuesday
 
Shorter review today, we have Swift Scarecrow, a Level 1, Earth type monster, a Machine, with 0 attack and defense.  The beauty here, is by discarding this card from your Hand, you can negate the attack and end the Battle Phase.
 
Quite useful in a tight spot I think.  A solid piece of tech I believe, and while the effect can only be used during a direct attack, I wouldn't let that stop you from playing it. 
 
Ratings:
 
3/5 both Formats 
Art:  4/5 

Freeza

Swift Scarecrow ...
 
Meh. The holidays are around the corner, so we're all pretty busy and don't have a whole lot of time to waste on things ... So i won't bore u with a whole lot about a card that doesn't warrant it.
 
Swift Scarecrow coulda been better, but he's not. U drop him - he blocks a direct attack and ends the battle phase. Very similar to a machine type of Kuriboh, but not as good, since (as i understand things) Kuriboh's effect goes during the damage step, thus can't be negated, while Swift Scarecrow can. (if i'm wrong, please correct me on the message boards which i will not read)
 
Anyway - who cares? Why would u even want to waste a draw since he does nothing else for u. Not a tuner. Doesn't special summon itself later. No ATK or DEF to speak of. Pointless.
 
Had it ended the TURN when discarded and not just the battle phase, we might have something here, but ... nope!
 
Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5
 
- FREEZA


Mark
Howard

Swift Scarecrow is a card you'll hate, because only Final Countdown/irritating stall will use it. It's another Battle Fader, but it doesn't summon itself, so it's way, way worse. Even as a budget card . . . because Battle Fader is a budget card now, too.

1.5/5 outside of Irritating Stall decks.
Art: Scrap-Iron Scarecrow is jelly.
Fun Fact: Kalin kicks people a lot.
Tomorrow: Jack, stop trying.


Pheano

Hey Pojo, Pheano here with another Card Of The Day For you.
 
Today we will be taking a look at Swift Scarecrow. Swift Scarecrow is a Level one Earth Machine Monster with zero Attack and Defense. Its effect reads; When your opponent's monster declares a direct attack, you can discard this card to negate that attack and end the Battle Phase.
 
I don’t feel that much needs to be said about this card. Battle Fader does the same thing as this but better since you get to keep the Monster after on the field for use as a Tribute or in a Synchro Summon. On top of that Battle Fader is food for Allure Of Darkness, Dark Armed Dragon and Chaos Sorcerer which are commonly played cards in the deck that this is used in which would be Black Salvo based decks. Being an Earth Monster there isn’t much support that this has access to in the decks it would be used in. Stopping the Battle Phase is good but there are better cards to play for that over this. The only thing that this does that Battle Fader can not is let you stop the Battle Phase even if your opponent has a Royal Oppression or Solemn Warning, but that isn’t enough of a reason to play this over Battle Fader.
 
In the Traditional Format the Battle Phase isn’t important so being able to stop it wouldn’t impact the game much, Effect Veiler would be a much better card to have for a Monster you can use from your hand on your opponent’s turn since it can stop FTK’s like Frogs and Shadow Priestess Ohm.
 
Bottom line:
All in all this is just a worse Battle Fader.
Advanced: 1/5
Traditional: 1/5
 
Hit me up on Pojo or Youtube (pheanoblack) if you have any comments or questions, I’m always open to constructive criticism.


Puppet Master
The Legion

                Today we’re reviewing Battle Fader’s second cousin, Swift Scarecrow. Just like BF, this card comes out of nowhere to stop an attack. Unlike its counterpart, however, this card does not stay on the field, but is discarded to the grave instead. This card has its own ups and downs when being compared with BF. The biggest downside is that you don’t get the field presence that you gain by using BF, so you can’t stop the attack and go straight into a monarch on your next turn. The biggest upside to this card is probably the ability to use Pot of Avarice with this card, so you can shuffle them all back into your deck to stop more attacks in later turns.

                While this card may overall be worse than BF, it doesn’t make this card unplayable, especially in Final Countdown decks and stall burn decks. Now you can have 6 cards to stop attacks without setting a back row, or summoning a monster. Having this, on top of all your other stalling cards, and you’ll have a pretty impenetrable wall on your hands. I think that this card will be showing up a lot in stall decks along with its counterpart.

Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3


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