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

Wall of Illusion
- #SDY-034á

Card Rating
Advanced: 1.2 

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


Date Reviewed:
May 18, 2016

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Riko
YouTube

Wall Week continues with Wall of Illusion, a card I remember getting out of Starter Deck: Yugi on Christmas day fourteen years ago.

 

This monster sports a rather beefy 1850 DEF, and upon being attacked returns the attacker to hand. As a fun fact, this is the only card to ever have “creature” in its card text in place of “monster”, back when it was first printed. I guess a little bit of Magic: The Gathering leaked over during translation.

 

For its time, I could see Wall of Illusion actually being a rather competent card, as not only did it have a solid DEF, it also had a rather potent effect (during a time where monster effects in general were uncommon). It eventually got outclassed by Legendary Jujitsu Master, which has 50 less DEF but also returned the attacking monster to the top of the Deck instead of the hand. These days, neither are particularly useful.

 

Rating: 1/5


Baneful

Wall of Illusion

Day 3 of Trump Wall week.  This card was effectively made obsolete by Legendary Jujitsu Master (who, at slightly less DEF points bounces to the deck - not to the hand), and we're not even using him today.  At it's time of release, it was an amazing card.  One could either have a 2000 DEF wall with no effect or an 1850 DEF wall with an ability that detracts from field advantage.  Plus, it punished tributed monster.  Okay, Wall of Illusion sucks now, but how would it fare for border protection?  Actually, if people are trapped in their illusions and can't get through to the other side of the border, it would be pretty effect.  Too bad it's a children's card game fantasy.  Sorry, Donald.

4.5/5 - Back then
1/5 - Now


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
More walls, and this one is an oldie: Wall of Illusion.
 
Back in the day this was a reliable monster with strong defense in terms of attacking monsters popular in the game, with an effect that could be used more than once. Now though it has drastically fallen out of favor in terms of playability for better monsters. Penguin Soldier sends back 2 monsters off of flipping, which make it a better monster than Wall of Illusion, even if WoI could survive an attack and send a monster back.
 
Now-a-days 1850DEF won't hold up against much, but it is a DARK Fiend, which lends it good support. It's fun to look back and see what was so good and if it could still hold up in todays game. There are very few cards that can do that though that weren't staples in almost every deck.
 
Advanced-1/5
Art-3/5
 
Until Next Time


RCG

Wall of Illusion

 

I kind of wish we were reviewing better “wall” cards this week than this. There’s a number of better ones out there than this. Now, that’s not to say this monster is horrific. It saw the light of day once upon a time. And I always pay attention to cards that benefit from opponent attacks, because if the day ever comes where Konami makes a legit theme based on forcing opponents to attack, I’d love to see players throw cards together like Wall of Illusion, the Magician Girls, Cross Counter, etc. with high defense monsters and create something scary.

 

This card was reviewed on pojo in 2002. Go read the reviews. If they don’t make you smile, you haven’t been playing this game long enough.

 

In the meantime, this monster isn’t very good. It’s slow and has little to no support.

 

Advanced: 1/5

Future Potential: 1/5


Warlockblitz
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Monster Walls! This artwork always reminded me of the wall bosses of Secret of Mana. Wall of Illusion is a Level 4 Dark Fiend-type monster with 1850 Def. It also has 1000 Atk, but who cares. This wall came out in a time when the largest attack Level 4s had 1800 Atk. This being set would survive that attack and bounce their monster to their hand after damage calculation. Now, Wall of Illusion is at least Level 4 and could return some Extra Deck monster to the Extra Deck if it's attacked. But more than likely, this monster will be destroyed before the Battle Phase. It doesn't do enough by today's standards, but it has some of the creepiest artwork ever. Run it as a creepy token. 
 
Score: 2/5
Art: 5/5


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