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

 Bound Wand
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Equip only to a Spellcaster-Type monster that has a Level. It gains ATK equal to its Level × 100. If the equipped monster is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle or card effect) and sent to the Graveyard, and this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result: You can Special Summon that monster from the Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.0
Advanced: 1.8 

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


Date Reviewed - July 13, 2012

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Dark

Paladin
Friday

Bound Wand I really REALLY want to like.  Bound Wand is quite the interesting Equip Magic card.  That automatically makes you likely not to want to play this, but let's take a look.  Bound Wand can only be equipped to a Spellcaster-type Monster that has a Level.  Said Monster gains attack equal to its Level x100.  That honestly is garbage.  I mean, couldn't it be something respectable, 300 or 400?  But continuing on, for a positive, if the equipped Monster is destroyed, by Battle OR by a card effect (this IS good) and sent to the Graveyard, and this card is as a result, you can Special Summon the Monster that was equipped with this card.  This is, in all honesty, one of the most bizarre Special Summons of all time.  The biggest problem I believe is that this card will get destroyed long before the Monster.  
Ratings:

Traditional:  1.25/5  better than Mirror Gate
Advanced:   2.25/5
Art:  4/5

John Rocha

We finally get some support for Spellcasters, or is it a prelude for things to come? Bound Wand will not only make your Spellcaster stronger, but it will also revive it when it is destroyed and goes to the graveyard. I normally do not like equip cards, but Bound Wand is not a negative one like most equip cards are.
 
Currently we do not have a huge number of Spellcasters that we care that much about to want to protect it with such vigor. Chaos Sorcerer is probably the best Spellcaster being played today worth protecting. Bound Wand’s real value will be seen with the advent of the next set, Return of the Duelist. That set introduces a new Spellcaster archetype called Prophecy monsters. Along with Spellbooks, these monsters possess mystical abilities.
 
It is hard to say if Bound Wand will be able to make a splash in the new Meta in the months to come or even if it will find deck space. If your Spellcasters that you are running have good enough abilities that having them on the field gives you advantage over your opponent, then I think that we will see this card played. As for right now, I am going to have to rate this card low, but keep Bound Wand in your binder for future use.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5

Miguel

The end of the week brings us to Bound Wand. To me, it looks like the Dark Magician's pimp cane. Anyway, it's an equip card, there are a few really good equip cards in the game, Premature Burial, D.D. Reincarnation, Double Tool C&D, and Butterfly Dagger-Elma.  Bound Wand is somewhere in the middle. You can only equip it to a Spellcaster type monster, and it gains ATK equal to its level times 100. So a level 4 Spellcaster gains 400 ATK. When the equipped monster is destroyed by any means and is sent to the graveyard along with Bound Wand, you can special summon that monster that was equipped to it. Overall, it's a nice way to bring back a Spellcaster, especially something like The Dark Magician that is just a huge beatstick that keeps coming back. But in this 3x MST and 1x Storm format, and the Solemn brigade lurking in your opponent's Spell/Trap zones, this card may not last too long. Maybe after Sept. this card could see a spot in Spellcasters.
 
Traditional: 1
Advanced: 2 
Next week: It's Xyz Week!


Philosophical
Psycho

If you wanna go back, I gave a pretty good score for yesterday's Mirror Gate, if that interests you.
 
The ATK boost, while something, is completely worthless. A Level 4 monster will get 400 ATK. Even if equipped to a Level 8 monster, the power boost pales to that of United We Stand.
How utterly un-incredible.
 
Anyway, now for the main part of the effect.
At least the part about it not being able to be equipped to Xyzs matters little...considering they lose all importance once they lose their Overlay Units even if revived.
 
Assuming Bound Wand doesn't get blasted by Mystical Space Typhoon or something, if the equipped Spellcaster is destroyed, it can come back once. It doesn't even prevent the destruction nor does it shield it from being "sent" to the Graveyard. And as far as I know, there aren't any Spellcasters like Zombyra the Dark that benefit from leaving the field temporarily or Elemental HERO Stratos that has an effect that triggers on their Special Summon. And because the Spellcaster does get destroyed, if it were attacking and it ran into a Mirror Force, you'd be forced to declare the attack again, and bad stuff can happen. I dunno, maybe you're low on LP and you can afford your monster being destroyed by battle in ATK Mode once and you resummon it in Defence?
 
There is one possible combo with The Kick Man and DNA Surgery, with a third card to make use of this infinite loop, such as something that happens whenever a monster you have is revived, destroyed, you take damage, etc. (examples being Rainbow Life and Card of Safe Return). I wouldn't really try it, but unless you wanna try something new...
If I could change this card:

Trap Card
After activation, equip to a Spellcaster-Type monster. Twice per turn, that monster cannot be destroyed.
 
Then just change the name to Gagagashield and presto, you get a card THAT ALREADY EXISTS!
 
This card is trash.
 
Trad: 1/5 (it won't even revive Dark Magician of Chaos)
Adv: 1/5 (would probably be more had Gagagashield not existed, but even then I'd only give it bonus .5 at max because it's better to chain a card to protect your monster against destruction right at the last minute, like using Effect Veiler, Safe Zone, or Forbidden Lance, and being able to give one of your Spellcasters a one-time life insurance policy is pretty nifty but nowhere near worth the effect of an entire card)
Aesthetics: 1/5 It's a ruby on a stick. Uuuh, the shading is nice, I guess? One possible way this card could get more support is "Wand" support; the only other Wand card is Wonder Wand (also used by Yuma Tsukumo). Wands are Spellcasters' Equip Cards with some jewel atop a skull-faced connector.
 
Philosophy Corner: "Any card, so long it exists, has the potential  to be useful. Someone who would reject his cards by calling them 'trash' does not deserve to call himself a duelist." -Yusei Fudo
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Bound Wand

 

TGIF!!! Hey guys, Blackmarketyugioh living up another Friday, and giving today's CotD.

 

Bound Wand

 

"Equip only to a Spellcaster-Type monster that has a Level. It gains ATK equal to its Level × 100. If the equipped monster is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle or card effect) and sent to the Graveyard, and this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result: You can Special Summon that monster from the Graveyard."

 

Okay, I see the need to have support for spellcasters every once in a while, and we will be getting more in the release of the new set, but does anyone really see the point of this card? Yes, it is a ATK booster, but most spellcasters that are used now that have a level, are little guys that will not seriously benefit from the boost. The graveyard recursion is always a good thing, but I just do not see the point. Equip it to Breaker, he becomes a 2300, until you use his effect, then he's 2000. And will get summoned again if destroyed. Not bad, but not good either. I am not completely sure about the spellcasters in the new set, but I have yet to research at the moment. If someone has a way to utilize this card, feel free to let me know, I loved spellcasters in the old days.

 

Advanced: 1/5 It may have uses, but they are beyond me right now.

Traditional: 1/5 Wash, rinse, and repeat Advanced.

Artwork: 2/5 Again, it's a foil, and the stone on that wand must be huge!


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