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Book of Eclipse

TDGS-EN062
[Quick-Play Spell Card]
Change all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position. During the End Phase, flip all face-down Defense Position monsters your opponent controls face-up, and your opponent draws 1 card for each.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.00 

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


Date Reviewed:
Mar. 19 2015

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Book of Eclipse has only really seen major play in the past in Empty Jar Decks, which constantly flipped Morphing Jar to cause your opponent to Deck out as quickly as possible; with Morphing Jar having been Forbidden for quite some time now, this strategy obviously hasn’t been doing anything.
 
Book of Eclipse, however, much like every other card this week, has made an appearance in the meta thanks to Nekroz; moreso, it’s because of the existence of Djinn Releaser of Rituals. An unanswered Djinn lock will spell doom for whoever is on the receiving end of it, and Book of Eclipse just so happens to be the safest way of getting rid of it.
 
Why is this? Well, Book of Eclipse neither targets nor destroys; it just flips all monsters face-down. This means that it is completely immune to both Nekroz of Gungnir and Nekroz of Trishula’s hand effects. The former stops the likes of Dark Hole and Raigeki, while the latter shuts down Book of Moon, but both of them fall to Book of Eclipse.
 
Unfortunately, Book of Eclipse has a nasty side effect where all opposing monsters flip back face-up during the End Phase and your opponent draws 1 card for each. So if you’re using it you have to be able to make a push that turn. This side effect keeps Book of Eclipse from being immensely popular outside of the current metagame; it just happens to be an extremely reliable answer to the Djinn lock.
 
Rating: 3/5


Dark

Paladin

Book of Eclipse is a lot like Mirror Force in a way, this is a smart man tech, as you need to properly be able to use this to get the most from it...not just throw it in your Deck and hope for the best.  It's very useful in a slower Format, not so useful in faster Formats.  Flipping every Monster on the Field face-down is a very disruptive ability.  It's a plus, that despite being a very quick Format at present, and like several Formats to come, that flip effects aren't a big thing right now.  So that takes away some of the power of this card...more so from your opponent than you, at least potentially.  During the End Phase, your opponent has all their face down Monsters flipped back up, and Draws a card for each.  I hate cards that let your opponent Draw, unless one, there's a way around that, or two, you are winning that turn.  Fast format helps that effect from being mass advantage, as you're likely only letting the opponent net 1 or 2 cards out of this...BUT any card they net makes this a -1+x for you, where x = each card your opponent Draws from this.  But Book of Eclipse is more of a long term win/situation (or at least beyond the turn) than the immediate. and that's another important aspect of Yugioh.  This is the textbook definition of tech...it's a thinking card (referenced earlier this week) but something you can use to your advantage, yet succeed without using either.  I love it.  

Rating:

If today were Pi day, I'd rate this Pi, and I so wanted to do that..honestly, it's very average, as tech should be.  Great for some Decks, useless for others.
 
2.9999/5

Art:  4/5


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