When this card is activated, you cannot summon any
monster in the same turn (including Flip Summon and
Special Summon). Place 4 "Sheep Tokens"
(Beast-Type/EARTH/1 Star/ATK 0/DEF 0) in Defense
Position on your side of the field. The tokens
cannot be used as a Tribute for a Tribute Summon.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: March 29, 2017
An obvious choice to review ahead of the link
summoning format, Scapegoat has incredible appeal
that should be even better if the game slows down as
much as some of us are predicting. This is
especially in light of knowing Missus Radiant needs
While slow, there’s no escaping the inevitable
conclusion most of us have reached: if link
summoning is the future, Scapegoat gives four
costless material to summon them. It’s as simple as
that. Now, besides the fact it can’t be used
effectively on your own turn, a reasonable argument
against this spell card that has been put forth is
that there’s no reason to believe this card will
make a difference if it didn’t do anything for
synchros. But the difference is obviously that
Scapegoat doesn’t also provide you with a tuner.
Since link monsters can use tokens freely with no
other requirement, Scapegoat can literally become
two Missus Radiant, or up to 3 Link Spider, or a
Gaiasaber. It’s a veritable toolbox of link monsters
at your disposal.
Frankly, the return of Scapegoat as a potential gem
is exciting. We haven’t reviewed Scapegoat since
2010, but it has been much longer since it was truly
relevant. But the return of tokens as a desirable
weapon also means Scapegoat should be a real player.
If I was forced to bet money on a card most likely
to get restricted in the future that is currently
sitting at 3 on both the OCG and TCG lists, it would
be Scapegoat. 3 copies means 12 material for link
monsters. That sounds insane.
When this card came out, it was used by many people
in locals, but those able to afford all of the spell
staples from Magic Ruler and such had much tighter
deck-space. Many preferred Waboku at the time
because it protected monsters in battle, and it was
the beatdown era. But of course, Scapegoat
carried the benefit of allowing your lifepoints to
be safe for more than one turn with 4 attack-targets
in play. As we all know, this card peaked
during the April 2005 Goat Format. The first
Forbidden List came out and decks were spacious
again, so Scapegoat and Metamorphosis became a
combo. But with Metamorphosis still banned,
Scapegoat has much less use. Right now, it's
just another card that protects your lifepoints but
doesn't greatly advance your game state. Aside
from occasional decks which use it to meet
effect-based tributing or token requirements, I
wouldn't use it any time soon.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Scapegoat will always be a useful card.
You get 4 tokens that will either fill your board
up, or save your bacon when your opponent is
swarming you. These little guys can be turned into
attack mode, then given to your opponent via a card
effect and help you deal damage to them. Goat then
Creature Swap is a fun play to pull on the opponent.
Play around the no Special Summon restriction by
chaining this during your opponents turn. Destiny
Hero – Plasma loves this card. Card effects needing
a tribute love this card. Synchros can be made using
these Level 1 cuties. This card is great, always has
been, always will be. It can still fit into several
decks, and as it is unlimited, you can run 1-3
copies of it depending on your strategy.
Scapegoat continues our week down the road of retro,
and it can be useful in a variety of situations.
Defensively against an onslaught of attacks, for
one. Being a Quickplay only adds to the
strength of Scapegoat. The Tokens can be
Tributed for about anything outside of a Tribute
Summon, and can be used for other things also, be it
a Synchro, for instance. It's seen mass
popularity in various formats, and little to none,
in others. I guess most appropriately, it
averages out to be average. It can be helpful,
or not. It can combo with many other cards,
and not be used at all.
Hi everyone, I'm Syn. The latest addition to the
Pojo Yu-Gi-Oh! COTD team. I'm a British duelist who
plays control and wishes Konami would reprint Unity
Todays COTD is Scapegoat, a quickplay spell that had
the honour of having an entire format named after
itself. It's a fairly simple effect that creates 4
tokens at the cost of not being able to summon that
turn, but you can still set. Those tokens can't be
tributed for a tribute summon, but they can still be
used for synchro, ritual, special tributes (Such as
a Kaiju) or very soon, Link monsters if the
conditions are correct.
As a quickplay spell it enjoys the benefits of being
able to trigger from your hand in your battlephase,
or during your opponent turn to protect an open
field from attacks or during main phase 2 or the end
phase to set-up some form of summon in your turn
Advanced 3/5 Goat control is still a strong deck,
but not as fast or able to benefit as much as it
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