If you Ritual Summon exactly 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster with a card effect that requires use of monsters, this card can be used as the entire requirement. If this card is Tributed by a card effect: You can add 1 Warrior-Type "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz" once per turn.
Banned, see below
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Nov. 17, 2015
Initially, I was confused on this decision and
surprised they didn't ban Nekroz of Trishula
instead. However, looking at ARG's custom
format, however, Nekroz were dominating most of the
competition even without Trishula. So, Konami
called it right on this one. Let Nekroz keep
their powerhouses, but don't allow them to be
summoned for free. Even with Shurit at 1, it
was still searchable, recoverable, and it not only
gave you a Ritual monster for free, but it also
plussed the player when it searched. Good
After a day off, we're
treating you to a Two-for-Tuesday! Our second card
today is Shurit Strategist of the Nekroz. This
guy got Banned as well, and this one really hurt you
Nekroz players. Level 3, Water, Warrior, not
meant for attacking at 300 points but a nice sound
1800 defense. For what should be an obvious
reason, the Ban of this card is appropriate.
If you Ritual Summon one Nekroz using Monsters (yes
there are other ways, just others can cost much more
than this card) this card counts as the entire
requirement. Even if you don't use it to
Ritual Summon, you can Tribute it to bring a Nekroz
Ritual from the Deck to your Hand. Just a
phenomenal card for a very good, very fast, Deck.
Rating: 4.5/5 if legal
Art: 5/5 Has a real Final Fantasy type look to it
This week is ban list week, and I have to say it was
a very good one. For the most part the powers that
be nailed every deck that needed a change to ensure
fiarness. Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz's ban
continues (and likely caps) the fall of Nekroz.
Searchable by most "Nekroz" monsters, as well as
RoTA, Shurit allowed the Nekroz deck to really
swarm. His searchablility allowed him to tower over
all other WATER monsters that could be used as an
entire tribute for a Ritual Summon. Then you got the
added bonus of having Shurit himself be a seracher
off of being tributed, which continued the circle
that was Nekroz. Tribute Shurit in the hand with
Cycle for a Ritural Summon, get a Nekroz
Warrior-Type from the deck, remove him from the
grave with Mirror for another Ritual Summon, it was
a deadly loop. He also was a great combo with Nekroz
of Valkyrus to get a +1 off of Valkyrus's effect.
Shurit needed to be dealt with to halt Nekroz's grip
on the meta.
Art-2.5/5- Not as impressive when not in cosplay
Until Next Time,
Bye Bye Nekroz. I won't miss your overwhelming
price tag and power. Shurit is the mvp of the deck.
He made every single Nekroz Ritual Monster easy to
Special Summon. Then, once a turn, he would get you
a free Warrior Nekroz Ritual Monster to your hand.
Just for being tributed! Nekroz ran 3 when they
could run 3, 1 when they could only run 1, and now
they have to actually try to get Trishula out
without him in the deck at all. Or just abandon the
deck because it's dead. Banhammer kills another
I always love banlist week; it’s a great time to
look over the changes and see how they affect the
metagame. The list this time around made some
massive changes, and the game we have now is really
quite different from the game we had just a few
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz was a key piece to
the Nekroz strategy, but it wasn’t the card that I
was expecting to get banned. I anticipated Limits on
both Brionac and Unicore, but if any Nekroz card was
going to get banned, I was expecting Trishula.
However, Shurit was a much smarter choice in terms
of nerfing the power of the Deck, because of how
much he did for it. Being not only search fodder,
but also a way to easily summon any Nekroz monster
for practically no investment is what allowed the
Deck to remain so powerful even after a wide array
of hits. There isn’t really a card that can replace
Shurit, and the Deck’s consistency took a massive
blow with his loss.
Advanced: BANNED (4/5 when legal)
yeah, Desu-Desu bitches!”-Jaden,
YGO Abridged series
whole, I both admire and despise the Nekroz theme. I
admire its beautiful artwork and the fact that it's
built around a mostly underrated strategy (Rituals),
while at the same time I hate that it's so easy to
summon power houses and overwhelm your opponent
here. (That, for the most part, is thanks to the
added Pendulumn Monsters.) Don't get me wrong, I
like a challenge; but Nekroz is- in my honest
opinion- a bit broken and unfair to the average
player. How so? Well, just look at THIS guy.
may be weak in ATK and DEF, but nobody played him
for his stats. They played him for his effect: he
alone can be the summoning requirement for a Ritual
Nekroz Monster, and if tributed for something, he
has his own Reinforcement of the Army effect for
Nekroz. We'll get to ROTA later... (*shivers*) But
the bottom line here is, Shurit is... or rather
WAS... a force to be reckoned with, even for
beginner Nekroz players. Now that he's banned, the
theme as a whole suffers, but it's at least not as
broken as before.
Final Score: 5/5 (Nekroz only)
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