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Exchange of the Spirit
- SP1-EN004

You can only activate this card by paying 1000 Life Points while there are 15 or more cards in your Graveyard. Both players swap the card(s) in their Graveyard with the card(s) in their Deck. Then, shuffle the card(s) in each new Deck and put it on the Deck Zone.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 1.88 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
April 15, 2015

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Baneful
Exchange of the Spirit
 
Before it was banned, this card pioneered a deck-out based First Turn Kill.  Now it's unbanned with the errata that the opponent must have 15 cards in their graveyard as well, making an FTK virtually impossible.  It also means that the opponent would have at least 15 cards in their deck to work with in a reversal situation, so while you can still use this card late-game in a fun duel for fun, this card has no utilitarian use.
 
1/5

Dark

Paladin

Wednesday
 
Exchange of the Spirit (which has had an Errata) has always been a personal favorite of mine.  It was insanely powerful, and while the nerf that both players have to have 15 cards in their Graveyard sucks, it's still a strong Trap.  This is a self Deckout best friend.  Wait for your opponent to get the 15 while getting 35 or so of yours in their, make the switch, and beat your opponent, or wait for them to Deck out.  It can be downright evil.  It's slower with the Errata, and definitely needs its own Deck, but it can really shine.
 
Rating:  3.5/5
Art: 5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
This was once one of the few cards you could really screw your opponent over with. A FTK that didn't require a specific combo of specific cards to achieve. Get this card in your hand, get 15 cards into your grave, then activate this card and your opponent is done for. Now, like many of the “legendary” cards that were once banned, have been changed so they can be used again.
 
Exchange of The Spirit now requires you and your opponent to have 15 or more cards in each graveyard, eliminating the ability this card possessed to literally kill your opponents chances before they got a shot to do anything. The remaining effects are the same as previous versions. This card can still be useful, just not as much as it used to be. Being even with your opponent is almost like restarting the game because most of the time decks are within one or two cards of each other. That doesn't mean there wouldn't be an obvious difference in who has the best chance with only 15 cards to work with. But with only 15 cards to use, swarm or stall becomes the name of the game, rather than going through cards to combo and set up your board.
 
Exchange of The Spirit was most useful when it was in its original form. It wasn't meant to be fair, it was meant to be a useful card for its user to achieve a quick kill.
 
 
Advanced-2/5
Art-4/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Rikothe
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Exchange of the Spirit was the only errata’d card we didn’t review a few months ago. This card made its way on the banlist because of an FTK it caused; basically, you would use draw cards to turbo through your Deck to Exchange of the Spirit, and then Set it. On your opponent’s Draw Phase, you would activate it (as you likely had 15 cards in Graveyard); because your opponent had no cards in Graveyard as it was their first turn, they would have no cards in Deck and would lose by Deck Out on the following turn.
 
The errata to Exchange of the Spirit makes it so that both players must have 15 or more cards in their Graveyard, preventing any chance of a Deck Out. In addition, the card can now only be activated once per Duel, which was entirely unnecessary.
 
Without the FTK, this card is honestly pretty bad. You can try to be cute and use it as a recycle card, but I guarantee it isn’t worth it.
 
Rating: 1/5


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