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Ghost Reaper and Winter Cherriesá
- #SHVI-EN040

During either player's turn, if your opponent controls more monsters than you do: You can discard this card; reveal 1 card in your Extra Deck, then look at your opponent's Extra Deck, also banish all cards in their Extra Deck with the same name as that revealed card. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries" once per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.33 

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


Date Reviewed:
May 23, 2016

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Ghost Reaper and Winter Cherries 

The hype for this monster has been real and frankly overboard. I understand the implications of this monster. In decks that don’t squeeze every last bit of production out of the extra deck and therefore can’t add unrelated extra deck cards for ammunition, this is a card that can wreck entire themes without breaking a sweat. Step 1. Banish Dante. Step 2. Scoop it up. The fact that it’s a dark zombie tuner is almost a joke, because no one summons, sets, or discards this unless it’s desperation time. And in mirror matches, it’s like Wavering Eyes all over again. “Who gets it off first?” is the only drama. 

But at the same time, this game does not tolerate dead cards. If you have a card that sits dead in your hand half the time, your deck is already faulty and you won’t be successful over the long run. Blue Eyes White Dragon is not a good card by itself, but because it’s so rarely a dead card in hand, his theme is excellent, especially in the OCG. Well as much as certain people might shout to the highest mountains about it, Ghost Reaper and Winter Cherries isn’t a staple or a “draw-then-win” card, and heaven forbid you topdeck it.

It’s a sidedeck card and always will be. Granted it’s an extremely powerful sidedeck card, especially for certain themes, but it can never be more than that unless new zombies come along to make use of it in other ways (if only it had 0 DEF instead of ATK! Shiranuis would have been calling!). Perhaps in certain tournaments, an argument will be made at times to main deck this, because known opponents will be more frequent in appearance, but otherwise there’s just not enough to love of this card. 

Advanced: 3/5
Future Potential: 2.5/5


Warlockblitz
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Shining Victories released some interesting cards. This completely destroys certain decks, but not on its own. By stats it needs a lot of help. Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is a Level 3 Dark Zombie-type Tuner monster with 0 Atk and 1800 Def. Since you have to run 3 of these, use Allure of Darkness on the other 2. It's also a Zombie, so they come out of the grave all the time. Even monsters with 0 Atk have some minor support. 1800 def is passable. Tuners are cool, but this monster won't be on the field unless you're trying to block. Instead use this on your opening turn to really hurt your opponent. 
 
Once per turn during either player's turn, if they have more monsters than you, you can discard Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries to reveal your Extra Deck card and banish your opponent's matching Extra Deck cards. That's it. If you can activate this before your opponent gets their key Extra Deck monster out, then they are all banished. That is, if you run the same card they run in your Extra Deck. That's why this card is perfect in any Extra Deck mirror matches. It also has some utility in the Side Deck. However, most decks that are powerful right now don't rely on their Extra Deck for their win condition (Monarchs, Kozmo), while Performapals will just summon a different monster instead of the one you make them banish. Burning Abyss gets hurt by this, but only if Ghost Reaper gets to Dante first. Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit has more utility because it destroys monsters, spells, or traps when they would want to use them most and negates some of them. It also has utility outside of the beginning of the game. Ghost Reaper really needs to hit something right at the beginning to be useful. I would suggest owning three and then seeing if Burning Abyss remains as powerful as it is. Good luck drawing it. 
 
Score: 4/5
Art: 5/5
 
-WarlockBlitz

Snodin

Ghost Reaper and Winter Cherries

Awwww, what an adorable little Yokai. ^__^

At first glance, this card looks all too amazing. And it sort of is; it helps you get rid of any Extra Deck monsters your opponent may summon later in the game, making them pretty much useless. However, there's a downside to this card: You can only use her effect when your opponent's monsters outnumber yours, and she doesn't even help destroy them. Her focus is set only on the Extra Deck, so even if you do manage to dent your opponent's strategy, you've still got a field full of opposing monsters to worry about.

I like that she has 1800 DEF, though; if all else fails she can at least stall your opponent for a turn early on in the game. Plus she's just so super-duper-mega-kawaiiiiiiii! Okay, I'll stop.

Final Score: 3/5 (Not for everybody, but definitely Side deck worthy)


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