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

Super Rush Recklessly
#DREV-EN089 

Select 1 face-up Beast-Type monster you control and 1 monster your opponent controls. Destroy your monster, and return the opponent's monster to the Deck.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 1.67 

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


Date Reviewed - Oct. 8, 2010

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Dark Paladin

Friday
 
Super Rush Recklessly super sucks...you use this card, and destroy one monster, specifically a Beast-type you control, and return one monster your opponent controls to the Deck.  That's a -2 for you, and a -.5 or so for your opponent.
 
It's almost always better to destroy than recycle.  If you have returned a Level 4 or lower monster, obviously you have done nothing, maybe spared an attack.  Best case scenario, it's a Synchro, and your opponent doesn't have the resources to re-Synchro said monster.
 
Ratings:
 
1/5, both Formats
 
Art:  4/5  I'm not sure what the red thing is but it seems to be hitting Raiza...


Mark
Howard

Super Rush Recklessly
 
The old-school Rush Recklessly bull gets another shot at... something... in today's review. It doesn't do much. Kill your Beast when it rams an opponent's monster back into the deck. Why pay two cards to get rid of something, when you could instead do it with just one card, such as Smashing Ground? This is one of the few cases where "card advantage" actually applies, because you can use a different card and do nearly the same thing, keeping your monster.
 
A few Scraps might be able to use this, but in the meantime, they'll have to wait for more Beast-type monsters. Crystal Beast - Amethyst Cat can also make good use of this card, but Crystal Beast - Amethyst Cat is not a very good card.
 
2/5
Art: Critical hit!
Fun Fact: In Pokemon Black and White, even your Poke Balls can score critical hits.
Tomorrow: A 3-day weekend.


Otaku

Super Rush Recklessly ends out week on a higher note than Scrap Rage would have, but short of the heights seen by the first three cards this week.  It is a card that feels misnamed: it has little in common with Rush Recklessly.  Rush Recklessly is a costless, general use ATK boosting Quick-Play Spell: Super Rush Recklessly is Beast-specific bounce that requires you select and destroy 1 of your Beast-Type monsters to use and can only bounce an opponent’s monster.  Expensive Compulsory Evacuation Device”, is more accurate but apparently doesn't sound as cool.

 

The only ruling I see for this one is an important one: when the effect resolves, both targets must be “legal”.  The card is worded so that you select your Beast-Type monster and your opponent’s monster at activation, and both would be considered “targeted” effects.  Then when the effect resolves, you have to destroy your monster and then return an opponent’s monster to the deck.  I suppose this is nice: if something happens to the intended bounce target I guess you’re spared destroying your own monster.  You might even luck out and be able to safely pop a Spirit Reaper with this.  Unfortunately it opens up a window for the opponent to counter it; namely if an opponent can get rid of a monster his- or herself, no bounce occurs and you’re still out a Trap.

 

The destruction aspect was probably meant as a bonus and not a drawback.  Indeed, multiple Beast supported cards/decks can turn it into a mild bonus.  Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest is perhaps the most obvious example: pop your own filler monster to bring out this bad boy while bouncing something useful of your opponent’s.  While Sheep Tokens won’t trigger Baboon, they are a painless fuel for this card.  Keep in mind this is more an incidental combo: I’d rather use the Tokens for something else but its better to have the option than to not.  XX-Saber Darksoul or XX-Saber Garsem to tap their effects for searching out other X-Saber monsters, though the former would only work during your End Phase.  The Crystal Beast monsters have a decent amount of actual Beast-Type monsters in them: while you’re still out a monster on the field you’ll enjoy the bounce and set up for the impressive Crystal Beast combos by having another one in your S/T Zone.  Ojama decks can use this to score some bounce and “tweak” their field if someone has outlived their usefulness (a real concern given their “swarm and lock” tactics).

 

Since we focused on Scrap monsters this week, I wonder if someone thought this would make good Scrap support.  If we had more Scrap Beasts and/or it was name Scrap something so that it triggered their effects, it had been an option.  If it did both, I’d be singing its praises.  It does neither.  You have Scrapstorm to “rescue” any Scrap monster (not just Beasts) from annoying targeted effects, trigger their own effects, and score some tactical deck thinning and a draw.  If I just wanted another “emergency” card that wasn’t going to trigger the effect anyway, I’d want something I could use on anything and/or at any time.  So Super Rush Recklessly isn’t good.  It isn’t useless, but it is very, very specialized and even in decks where it should work, I wonder if a more generic solution is the better idea.

 

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.  Maybe in Japanese Super Rush Recklessly doesn’t sound so silly, or maybe it was supposed to be a crazy sounding attack name as is the stereotype of Japanese fiction.  In English it falls flat, feels misleading about the effect, and robs a potential true variant of Rush Recklessly from getting the name.

 

 

Ratings (Beast utilizing decks)

 

Traditional: 1/5

 

Advanced: 2/5

 

Art: 3/5

 

Name: 2/5

 

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