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

 Message in a Bottle
- #ZTIN-EN015 

Target 3 monsters with different Levels in your Graveyard; Special Summon all 3 of them. Their ATK's become 0, also their effects are negated. If you do not Xyz Summon this turn after Summoning those 3 monsters, you lose 4000 Life Points during the End Phase. You cannot Special Summon any other monsters, except by Xyz Summon, during the turn you activate this card.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 3.00 

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


Date Reviewed - Mar. 26, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

Tuesday

Message in a Bottle is certainly one of the more interesting Magic cards out there. You target and Special Summon three Monsters from your Graveyard with different Levels. Their attack becomes 0 and they have their effects negated. Right away both of those seem like immediate downsides. Furthermore, you're not allowed to Special Summon for the rest of turn, unless you XYZ Summon. If you don't XYZ Summon in the turn you use this card, you take 4000 Lifepoints of Damage. Now for a plus, you don't have to use the Monsters you Special Summon with this card to XYZ Summon, although I'm not sure why you wouldn't. Also, since the Monsters chosen receive 0 attack, it's good you don't have to Special Summon them in attack position. I suppose this could be useful in a pinch, but I don't think you have room in your Deck for this, nor is it that necessary.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 3/5

Miguel

Today we read the Message in a Bottle. This is one of those cards that you use after you normal something. You can special summon 3 monsters from your grave and they all have to be different levels from each other. Their ATK become 0 and all of their effects are negated. If you don't Xyz summon this turn after activating Message in a Bottle, you take a hit of 4000 LP during the endphase. You can't special summon other monsters after you after you use this card, except for Xyz summoning. This card is really used to normal summon Right away, cards like Des Wombat and Prime Material Dragon will not stop the loss of 4000 LP as it is not damage, you are just flat out losing them. You can use Message in tandem with cards such as a Photon Satellite normal summon or Galaxy Queen's Light, so you can mess around with the monsters' level and get out an Xyz monster (or two) and avoid taking that possible game ending 4000 loss. Even Gagaga Magician can work with these cards. A good card that can help Xyz summoning real fast if used properly. But the risk of losing 4000 should something happen to those three monsters (Torrential Tribute) is something you should think about before hand.
 
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 2.5


Obskera

Today we are looking at: Message in a Bottle

“Target 3 monsters with different Levels in your Graveyard; Special Summon all 3 of them. Their ATK's become 0, also their effects are negated. If you do not Xyz Summon this turn after summoning those 3 monsters, you lose 4000 Life Points during the End Phase. You cannot Special Summon any other monsters, except by Xyz Summon, during the turn you activate this card.”

So first my first impression is WOW! If I read that right (Hey anyone could be wrong) you get 3 different monsters with 3 different levels  with no effect and 0 attack and you just have to xyz summon ONE XYZ monster to avoid the 4000 life points of damage? Count me in. So basically you could use this, and then normal summon any monster of a matching level to XYZ into something great and have a couple of meaty defenders on the field for next turn? 

I probably haven’t even scratched the surface yet, but needless to say this is a card I expect to see implemented in something new and exciting! (Or a karakuri syncrho/XYZ build?!)

Advanced: 5/5
Traditional: 3/5

Leo
Kearon

Message in a Bottle
Normal Spell
Target 3 monsters with different Levels in your Graveyard; Special Summon all 3 of them. Their ATK's become 0, also their effects are negated. If you do not Xyz Summon this turn after summoning those 3 monsters, you lose 4000 Life Points during the End Phase. You cannot Special Summon any other monsters, except by Xyz Summon, during the turn you activate this card.

Next up is Message in a Bottle another normal spell from the 2013 ZeXal Collection Tin. First of summon 3 monsters from your graveyard with no cost is almost too good to be true. Granted they have to be of different levels and they have no ATK or effects but still 3 monsters is amazing. Hang on I can’t special summon any other monsters apart from Xyz monsters and if I don’t, I lose 4000 LIFE POINTS!

Okay, that is quite a big price to pay for not Xyz summoning, of course you do have the rest of your turn to Xyz summon which isn’t too bad and if you have played this card you are planning to Xyz summon meaning you either have another monster which can Xyz with 1 of your special summoned monsters or you have something like Galaxy Queen’s Light ready.

Overall granted the risk of losing 4000 life points is quite a risk, but a risk that can be worth it if played smart and chances are you are not going to use this card unless you can Xyz summon.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5


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