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

Top 10 Cards of 2009:

Crush Card Virus
#TU01-EN006 

Card Ratings
Traditional: 4.25
Advanced: 4.75 

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


Date Reviewed - 01.04.10

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Dark Paladin

Crush Card Virus is Banned, and with good reason. It's power is reckless, unwieldy, and started making its destructive way into far too many Decks. I'm not going to sit here and do an in-depth review of a Banned card, regardless of how good it is...or was.

This is one of the rare times in Yugioh where a card was banned upon mass release, before pretty much anyone got to use it. It's a mixed bag, as it's really one of those cards that can absolutely devestate a Format, but almost finds some balance in the fact that you would find it in nearly every Deck ever.

The things Crush Card Virus can do are ridiculous. You get a free shot at your opponent's Hand, and anything they may be hiding on the Field.
This only lasts three turns, but a wise player is more than easily able to finish off their opponent in these three turns.

Ratings:

Traditional: 5/5
Advance: Banned/5
Art: 3.5/5


Jeff Lang

10. Crush Card Virus

Crush Card Virus is one of the strongest (and dumbest at the same time) of all time. Odds are, if you played this in a game, you just devastated their hand/field. It was very easy to activate this card, while using cards like Sangan/Destiny Hero Malicious/Gravekeeper’s Guard, you never lost advantage while playing. I am very happy for it to go, it was way too strong for this card game.

Some may say that it should still be around, and I strongly disagree with that. It is one of the strongest cards ever printed, and is simply unfair. Your opponent could work really hard on building up their field, to only have it go crashing down. Simply put, it’s the best trap card ever made in my eyes, and that is why it’s banned.

Trad: 5/5
Adv: 5/5

Greg

Crush Card Virus:

What is there to say about this card... it fit into about any deck while it was legal at one, or at least most people made it fit into their decks. I saw decks that ran like, three targets for this card and that was it, yet still main decked it (cough, lightsworn, cough). If that does not say something about the power of this card, then I don't know what else can. This card can change the entire momentum of a duel, or seal someones fate on turn two. When coupled with obvious targets like sangan, plaguespreader, or necro gardna (all cards begging to be sent to the graveyard) it becomes broken. If it said any other attribute other than dark or light, I feel this card might stand a chance of remaining unbanned, but even still the effect is just soooo powerful. Being able to see your opponent's hand is a very underrated ability in yugioh that is one of the most powerful weapons at a duelist's disposal. Knowing all of your opponents outs for 3 turns helps you plan around them and win, simple as that.

Traditional: 3.0
Advanced: 4.0


Evan
"SandTrap"
Vargas

Crush Card Virus

I don't think CCV should have ever been tournament-legal. It's that broken.

There's not much to say that others won't, so I'll just give an analogy that relates to our current metagame (more relevant up until Brionac came out).

Let's say there's a small, innocent, defenseless, newborn baby sitting on the ground. And let's say there's a pack of ravenous, bloodthirsty, baby-eating pitbulls all tied to a rope, trying to tear the baby to tiny, delicious, fun-sized pieces. If our meta is the baby, and Lightsworns are the pitbulls, then banning CCV was the equivalent to cutting the rope.

Traditional: 5
Advanced: 5

 

10 Crush Card Virus

This is one of the best cards in the entire game. CCV wins most of the time if you get it's effect off. The effect is of course to tribute a DARK monster with 1000 or less ATK and then you destroy all cards with 1500 or more ATK in your opponent's hand and field and if they draw one for the next 3 turns.

This card was most of the reason that Sangan was played, which allowed you get unchecked advantage against an opponent and also fetch Destiny Hero Malicious which got you that much closer to your own combos and big monsters. The major importance of Crush Card was definitely the intel. If you know exactly what your opponent has when they try and make a push, you can respond accordingly.

Since this was reprinted in Turbo Pack 1, I expect that there are a great many copies out there, at least more than when it was fetching 300 a pop. I bought over 200 dollars of Gold Series 1 to try and get one. However, now it is banned, although I suspect that it could possibly make a comeback to the game in order to counter Lightsworn, as 90% of their best guys are all over 1500 ATK.

Traditional-5/5
Advanced-1/5


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