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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!

Remove Brainwashing
- #PGL3-EN091

The control of all monsters on the field returns to the owners.

Card Rating
Advanced: 1.83 

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


Date Reviewed:
April 8, 2016

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Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,

Remove Brainwashing is a card that saw surprising rise in playability in its own style of deck.

Using cards like Grinder Golem, Lava Golem, Volcanic Queen, Santa Claws, and Creature Swap, you could get rid of your opponents monsters by giving them monsters of your own. Then, activate Remove Brainwashing to return control of your monster back to you, leaving them with nothing. This strategy is very effective as it gives you a high-powered ATK monster for free as long as RB goes off. Your opponent attacks, activate this Continuous Trap and take your monster back.

This card was also used to combat cards like Mind Control, Enemy Controller, and Snatch Steal, and could even be used to steal back any monster destroyed by Goyo Guardian. I use the the word WAS, because that time is in the past. Remove Brainwashing strategy is a fun style of play, but it isn't a contender in the TCG anymore, nor could it really hold up as even more s/t destruction cards come in every set. Even with Owner Seal being the Spell equal to this card, it still isn't strong enough of a strategy. A potential OTK combo could ensue with this card tied in, but again, as a legitimate consistent strategy goes, Remove Brainwashing isn't it.

Advanced-1/5
Art- 3/5

Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Warlockblitz
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Fun Fast Friday Review, gotta love it. 

Remove Brainwashing is a Continuous Trap Card with no cost that returns all monsters to their owners. So instead of playing two Kaijus, you play one on your opponent's side of the field and then activate this to get it to your side of the field. Remove Brainwashing also negates an opponent's Graydle monster effects by giving back whatever monster they try to steal. There isn't much to say about Remove Brainwashing. You can steal back your Ojama tokens from Ojama Trio, but they still can't be tributed for a Tribute Summon. You also take the damage if they are destroyed. Stop Creature Swap dead in its tracks. Remove Brainwashing removes average cards from their advantage, so it gets an average score. 
 
Score: 3/5 Run in the Side Deck if you predict a lot of Graydle/Kaiju Decks. 
Art: 3/5 
 
-WarlockBlitz


RCG

Remove Brainwashing

 

Kaiju.

 

We’re all thinking it when we read this card, so I said it to get it out of the way. But even in a Kaiju deck, this trap suffers from the same problems all continuous trap cards in the same vein have. To properly use the effect demands 3 copies in the deck. But to have 3 copies of a card you only need one of at any given time is just a burden beyond any deck’s limits. You read a card like Robbin’ Goblin, and it’s still hard to believe people are unable to use it effectively in some way, however remotely. But the burden on the deck count outweighs the effect unless it can recycle itself or produce plusses consistently.

 

And while I think that Remove Brainwashing is effective in a Kaiju deck, the real reason it’s not up to snuff is that the effect itself can’t be overly abused during any single turn, since you can only control one Kaiju at a time. Without that caveat, I’m sure this trap would have probably been utilized more.

 

Outside of Kaijus, there’s nothing to be said. There are only a handful of cards with acceptable effects that switch control of a card to the opponent. Perhaps if a card ever came out that truly rewarded a player for taking back a card you gave to the opponent, I could see this making a splash, but otherwise, it’s a dead card in this game.

 

Advanced: 1.5/5

Future Potential: 1/5


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