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Reborn Tengu
#EXVC-EN000 

When this card leaves the field: Special Summon 1 "Reborn Tengu" from your Deck.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.92

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


Date Reviewed:
Jan. 6, 2015

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Baneful

Reborn Tengu

 

This card was a bit broken when it came out at the tail-end of the Synchro era.  Dealing with 3 1700-ATK beaters from one card was a lot.  Think about it.  Remember in 2011 that a 2500-ATK Leviathan was a huge threat.  Nowadays, even that card is nothing.  But a player could have been spending way more resources than they needed to getting rid of every Tengu. 

 

Nowadays, Tengu is easily Castel'ed (Tengu can't summon itself if sent to the deck) and the risk of drawing 2 Tengu's opening hand is a considerable problem seeing.  But a 1700-ATK floater just isn't scary anymore.  All in all, Synchro decks are slowly getting their broken cards back and maybe this one will help them a bit, but I don't see myself using this once-splashable card in any of my decks any time soon.

 

2.75/5


Dark

Paladin

Reborn Tengu is back at 3...it took time, but it happened.  Remember how this card could just be abused all to hell and break games open?  Almost always (as referenced yesterday) when a card falls down the Ban List, it's usually because it's not the powerful or impactful, either on it's own, and/or in a Format.  But Tengu is a special type of card.  It's obviously best used and abused in multiples, and usually in threes.  Here's the thing, this was almost one of those moves Konami was like, yea, let's see what you do with it, or has everyone who knows how to do that not playing the game anymore?  It's got potential to break the new Format open for sure.  All it takes is one Deck with one good place at an SJC...remember that kids.  Monster replenishment is great, and this is one of the best.
 
Ratings:

4/5  Honestly, sure that's probably a bit high, I'll admit, but it's still very good, so mathematically if you wanna break that down, it's 3 + X / 5 where X = 0.5 for each copy you're allowed to use past the original.  And that's not even factoring in potential to break a Format open...4.25/5
 
Art:  4/5


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I remember a time when Reborn Tengu was ran in just about every Deck. This card was so powerful and centralizing upon its release that it was a major contributor in Plant Synchro shooting up to the very top of the format again.
 
Reborn Tengu was (and technically still is) pretty much free advantage; unless it was going back to the Deck you were getting another one when he left. This was especially powerful during the time of its release, when the game was dominated by Synchro Monsters. Coupled with 2-3 copies of Pot of Avarice (because that was once a thing), you would likely see Reborn Tengu come out over and over during the course of one game.
 
These days, though, Reborn Tengu doesn’t really shine. All of the Decks that make great use of it are too slow to keep up with today’s meta. He’s a relic of a forgotten age, really.
 
I also remember a time when people said this card and Malicious could never come back to 3. Oh my, how times have changed.
 
Rating: 2/5


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