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Pre-Preparation of Rites - #SHVI-EN065

Add 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand, and add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand whose name is listed on that Ritual Spell Card. You can only activate 1 "Pre-Preparation of Rites" per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.80 

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


Date Reviewed:
May 31, 2016

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Baneful

Ritual Monsters, from the very beginning, were never a good type of monster.  They were situational (you had to have two specific cards, plus other monsters).  They were minuses (you had to use 3 or 4 cards to summon just 1 monster).  This card both increases the consistency and grants resources to Ritual decks.  Rituals have gotten support over the past few years, though some of it was hit on the ban list due to Nekroz abuse.  But now that Nekroz is no longer a problem, Rituals in general could use a boost.  It should go without saying that this card is a +1, has no downsides and therefore every Ritual focused deck needs to run 3 copies of this card.

5/5


RCG

Pre-Preparation of Rites

 

This card is absolutely ridiculous. A spell with no cost that lets you search for two cards from the deck is outrageously overpowered in today’s game, and has practically reserved a future spot on the restricted list. And as ritual monsters are back on the rise (Blue Eyes, Cyber Angels, Prediction Princess), this card becomes everything in those decks, not to mention older themes that get a huge boost such as the Heralds. You draw one, and its instant advantage and fuels your entire deck. You draw 2-3, you’re practically handed a win.

 

I just don’t get the logic. Konami limits Preparation of Rites only to replace it with an equally busted, if not better card? There’s really nothing more to say about this spell. Any ritual deck that runs ritual spells that specifically list the ritual monster is going to run this in 3’s and that’s not ever up for debate. And I just don’t think there’s a good purpose to any card that must be run no matter what, and that can decide many if not most duels based on whether or not it’s drawn.

 

Advanced: 5/5

Future Potential: 5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Pre-Preparation of Rites is Ritual support for players that have specific monsters they are searching for. If you are fishing for a Demise, or a Lord of the Red, this is the card to help you. A +1, the only catch is the monster you pull from the deck has to be written on the Ritual Spell you fetch from the deck as well with this card.
 
This does restrict the playability, Nekroz won't be playing this. It won't replace any card in a Ritual deck that uses Ritual Spell cards that don't specify. In decks that use specific Ritual Spell cards, it won't replace the staple support either like Manju and Senju.
 
Advanced-3/5- It's a +1 if you can use it, and will put you in great position
Art-2.5/5
 
Until Next Time


Warlockblitz
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Welcome back from a long weekend. We start this short week with Pre-Preparation of Rites. It's a Normal Spell that tries to revive Ritual Decks. Nekroz being one of the only good ones in the last few years sadly cannot take advantage of this card. Pre-Preparation of Rites lets you search your deck for a Ritual Spell and a Ritual Monster that is listed on that Spell. Since the Nekroz Ritual Spells as well as Advanced Ritual Arts don't list a specific monster, they can't be searched. If you don't have both the spell and the monster in your deck to be searched, you can't even activate this card. I don't know if that OCG Cyber Angel Ritual Deck specifies monsters on their Ritual Spells, but if it does, then this card will work. Herald of Ultimateness decks might also switch from Advanced Ritual Art to Pre-Preparation of Rites as an advantage generator. It's too bad you can only activate this once per turn. 
 
Score: 3/5
Art: 4/5
 
-WarlockBlitz

Snodin

Oh that poor, poor bird. He has no idea what fate awaits him..... (Is it Thanksgiving already?)
 
The card art says it all: get ready to summon one of your trump cards! This is a Godsend to those of us who wanted to really take advantage of Ritual cards like Herald of Perfection/Ultimateness or Demise, King of Armageddon, and just didn't have enough search engines for them. Now obviously, the ruling family of Rituals remains the Nekroz Line, but at least now we can see more play from older Rituals. That is, if you're the sort of person who likes a challenge. (I mean let's face it: even with this card, Ritual cards in general are a tough act to play.) I can't see this helping Rituals being more competitive; however, there's plenty of potential here for fun, casual play. That's why I'm giving Preparation of Rites...
 
Score: 3/5


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