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Good & Evil in the Burning Abyss
- #SECE-EN086

This card is used to Ritual Summon "Malacoda, Netherlord of the Burning Abyss". You must also Tribute monsters from your hand or field whose total Levels equal 6 or more. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard and send 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your hand to the Graveyard; add 1 "Burning Abyss" card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Good & Evil of the Burning Abyss" once per turn.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.08 

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


Date Reviewed:
Mar. 31, 2015

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Baneful

Ritual monsters typically have a card advantage problem.  But with this card and Malacoda, you'll probably break even and probably trigger a number of Burning Abyss graveyard effects on the way.  But there's so many better, more reactive, card costs (like Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and Enemy Controller) to accommodate with the BA monsters.  It's like in investing.  Making a meager profit when you could've made a big one may be just as devastating as a loss.  Newer ritual cards have been a bit smart in letting you recoup some of your resources, but it's still a matter of you needing to draw Malacoda and Good/Evil at the same time.  This card could be a dead-draw, and it's overall not essential either.
 
It avoids being an outright bad because it's a remotely viable sub-strategy for a tier 1 deck, but the fact is that competitive players aren't using it.  And if you're going to play tier 1, why hold yourself back?
 
1.75/5


Dark

Paladin

One does not simply look at a Ritual Magic card without looking at the Ritual Monster, so my review will look at both, more leaning towards the Monster.  Ignoring for a moment the actual text of Summoning said Ritual Monster (Malaconda, Netherlord of the Burning Abyss) let's look at what else this card does.  During your Main Phase, save the turn this card went to the Graveyard, you can remove it from play, and send a Burning Abyss Monster from the Hand to the Graveyard to add another Burning Abyss card from the Deck to your Hand.  Resource replenishment is a good thing, as is the sped that adds to your Deck.  As for the Monster, Malaconda is a Level 6, Dark attributed Fiend.  2700 attack is splendid for a Level 6.  The 2200 defense also stands up to a fair amount if necessary.  Once a turn, during either players' turn, you can send a Burning Abyss Monster from your Hand to the Graveyard (which is a good place for them to be remember) and target an opponent's Monster who then loses attack and defense equal to the Monster you just discarded.  Finally, when this card leaves the Field and is sent to the Graveyard, you get to target a card on the Field, and send it to the Graveyard.  This guy is strong, he's fast, he's disruptive, he's a focal point of this Deck.  I love seeing new, relevant Ritual Monsters.

Rating: 4/5
Art:  5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Today we're reviewing Good & Evil in The Burning Abyss, a Ritual Card for the only Ritual Monster in the “Burning Abyss” archetype: Malacoda, Netherlord of the Burning Abyss.
 
Tributing from your hand will activate any effects of the “Burning Abyss” monsters you use for fodder to the Ritual Summon, replenishing your hand unlike most rituals do. Six stars or more used in the tribute gives you the option of dumping as many “Burning Abyss” monsters from your hand or on the field, gain their effects, then Ritual Summon Malacoda. Once in the graveyard (and one turn at least later), Good & Evil can be banished and a “Burning Abyss” monster discarded from your hand to add a “Burning Abyss” card from your deck to your hand. That monster is likely going to replace itself, netting you a +1, while the card you add can set up further big plays that turn or for in the future. One thing this card does that perhaps no Ritual Spell does is function on its own without a Ritual Monster to summon. Mill or discard this to the grave for a card effect to set up a move later. 
 
Burning Abyss work very well without the use of their ritual monster. However their ritual monster and ritual spell work very hard to make themselves available to be used within the deck.
 
Advanced-3.5/5
Art-4/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


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