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Premature Return
- #TDIL-EN077

Banish 1 card from your hand, then target 1 of your banished monsters; Special Summon it in face-down Defense Position.

Card Rating
Advanced:
2.67

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Date Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2016

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Baneful

Pros:

  • Broad and non-situational options to revive banished monsters largely don't exist.
  • It's extremely versatile.  Almost any deck type could use it.
  • In the absence of great graveyard revival cards, you can just banish the monster and revive it with this.

Cons:

  • It requires itself and the banish from hand to activate.  It's a 2 for 1.
  • D.D.R. does the same thing, and on your turn (although it's more succeptible to removal)
  • Setting the monster face-down means it can't attack or activate it's effects

Overall

  • It's a quite balanced card and won't end up hit like Dimension Fusion and RFTDD
  • It's not for every deck.  You would want to revive monsters that have high DEF or are floaters.
  • If only Morphing Jar were around to see this...

3/5


Warlockblitz
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Premature Return is a Normal Trap Card that I wish was a QuickPlay Spell. At the cost of banishing one card from your hand, you can target your banished monster and Special Summon it in face-down defense position. As a QuickPlay Spell, it might have been overpowered. As a Trap, it is a little slow, but still great for certain decks. Shaddolls + 3 Allure of Darkness are an excellent example of a generic card working with an old strategy. A more current use would be in Shiranui to trigger multiple effects and return a monster to the field. Finally, the best trick in any deck for Premature Return is to have a terrible target in the banished zone and a great monster in the hand. You can activate the effect and pay the cost with the great monster and then target that same monster for the Special Summon. Yes, that great monster is in face-down defense position, but activating this during the End Phase of your opponent's turn would allow a Flip Summon on your turn. Just make sure there is a target monster in the banished zone and you can Special Summon almost any monster from your hand. Any deck can use this, and some decks can abuse it making it score quite well. 
 
Score: 4/5 Current and Future Utility
Art: 3/5 More cartoony than Return from the DD
 
-WarlockBlitz


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Premature Return

 

This is a yucky trap card. My only idea for it was that maybe it could be used in zombies to banish a Shiranui monster to special summon Scapeghost or something. If this trap didn’t put it facedown, I could see the possible use. Or if it let you special summon more than one monster, like the trap card it’s mirroring - Return from the Different Dimension.

 

I could maybe see this being run one day under the right circumstances. If there was a theme that circumnavigated the banishing cost and made use of powerful flip monsters (Subterror?). But until then, this card stinks.

 

Advanced: 1/5

Future Potential: 1/5


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