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

Scrapyard
#DREV-EN047 

Add 1 "Scrap" Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.00
Advanced: 4.00 

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


Date Reviewed - Oct. 5, 2010

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Mark
Howard

Scrapyard is a very straightforward card - add a Scrap Tuner from your deck to your hand. This lets you defend with your Scrap Goblin, or get Scrap Beast. Both will help you recycle a Scrap Chimera in the graveyard. At the very least, it lets you search out your defensive options for no cost at all. Combo this with Scrapstorm and you can pick a Scrap Monster to destroy, and if you dump Chimera, you can get him back.

It's a great utility card that adds consistency to the deck. It isn't the best thing ever, but it might get better in the future. For now, though, you need ways to fetch Scrap Chimera, and this is what Scrapyard helps you to do.
3.8/5
Art: Not as good as Scrapstorm.
Fun Fact: 3DS comes out in March.Tomorrow: I've been mentioning this guy an awful lot, lately.


Dark Paladin
Tuesday
 
Scrapyard continues what is apparently Scrap week overall.  There isn't much to say about this card.  It's a great card, and does what it does very well.  You add one Scrap Tuner monster from your Deck to your Hand.  Obviously this adds speed to the all ready quick Deck of Scrap, and quick access to a Tuner, with no cost...beautiful.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  3/5 
Advanced:   4/5 
Art:  3/5
Otaku

Scrapyard is much, much simpler than yesterday’s card.  This normal Spell simply lets you add a Scrap Tuner from your deck to your hand.  Basically, this is the theme’s more restrictive version of Reinforcement of the Army.  Remember how important that card is?  Decks that have a single useful Warrior often include Reinforcement of the Army just to get that key Warrior to hand more quickly while thinning their deck by a card, and rarely is it not run in a deck that has at least a handful of targets.  The same idea applies here: while you’re limited to Scrap Tuners, they are an important part of Scrap decks and Scrapstorm thankfully exists to get important non-Tuner monsters (re: Scrap Chimera) into the Graveyard where various Scrap effects can recycle them.  So the Tuners Scrapyard can snag are Scrap Goblin (Level 3), Scrap Beast (Level 4) and not-yet-released Scrap Soldier (Level 5).  Scrap Beast is the only decent beatstick out of the three, and quite frankly you never really want Scrap Soldier in hand.  This really diminishes the usefulness of the card compared to Reinforcement of the Army.  Even restricting to just Warrior Tuners, that card has an amazing variety of effects it can pull from your deck.

 

Scrapyard is a must for Scrap decks, just like yesterday’s CotD.  Unlike Scrapstorm, this card is easier to use but that simplicity means it plays a smaller role.  Coupled with small selection of targets, it risks being a dead draw (whether actual or effectively) as often as you’d have a hard time getting off Scrapstorm.  This means it gets taken down a full point from yesterday’s Scrapstorm.  In fact, its real benefit is probably how it makes Scrap monsters a nice splash in for hybrid or even non-Scrap decks.  If future Scrap monsters either diversify type even more or support the Beast/Beast-Warrior pairing even more, they could become a valuable asset for that deck theme thanks in part to this card.

 

Due of the hit and miss nature of Yu-Gi-Oh names, this is at least as appropriate as rating the artwork.  This isn’t about the technical merits of a cards name.  Things like being part of a theme are part of the card’s actual score.  I am so tired of good cards getting bad names, bad cards getting good names, and random cards getting random names that I must draw attention to it.  In this case, Scrapyard sounds more like a Field Spell.  It still works for the card, but only just.  They should have saved it for a possible Field Spell name.

 

Ratings (In Scrap utilizing decks)

 

Traditional: 2/5

 

Advanced: 4/5

 

Art: 3/5

 

Name: 2.5/5

 

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