Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! news, tips, strategies and more!


Card Game
Card of the Day
TCG Fan Tips
Top 10 Lists
Banned/Restricted List
Yu-Gi-Oh News
Tourney Reports
Duelist Interviews

Featured Writers
Baneful's Column
Anteaus on YGO
General Zorpa
Dark Paladin's Dimension
Retired Writers

Releases + Spoilers
Booster Sets (Original Series)
LOB | MRD | MRL | PSV
LON | LOD | PGD | MFC
DCR | IOC | AST | SOD
RDS | FET
Booster Sets (GX Series)
TLM | CRV | EEN | SOI
EOJ | POTD | CDIP | STON
FOTB | TAEV | GLAS | PTDN
LODT
Booster Sets (5D Series)
TDGS | CSOC | CRMS | RBGT
ANPR | SOVR | ABPF | TSHD
STBL | STOR | EXVC
Booster Sets (Zexal Series)
GENF | PHSW | ORCS | GAOV
REDU | ABYR | CBLZ | LTGY
NUMH | JOTL | SHSP | LVAL
PRIO

Starter Decks
Yugi | Kaiba
Joey | Pegasus
Yugi 2004 | Kaiba 2004
GX: 2006 | Jaden | Syrus
5D: 1 | 2 | Toolbox
Zexal: 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Yugi 2013 | Kaiba 2013

Structure Decks
Dragons Roar &
Zombie Madness
Blaze of Destruction &
Fury from the Deep
Warrior's Triumph
Spellcaster's Judgment
Lord of the Storm
Invincible Fortress
Dinosaurs Rage
Machine Revolt
Rise of Dragon Lords
Dark Emperor
Zombie World
Spellcaster Command
Warrior Strike
Machina Mayhem
Marik
Dragunity Legion
Lost Sanctuary
Underworld Gates
Samurai Warlord
Sea Emperor
Fire Kings
Saga of Blue-Eyes
Cyber Dragon

Promo Cards:
Promos Spoiler
Coll. Tins Spoiler
MP1 Spoiler
EP1 Spoiler

Tournament Packs:
TP1 / TP2 / TP3 / TP4
TP5 / TP6 / TP7 / TP8
Duelist Packs
Jaden | Chazz
Jaden #2 | Zane
Aster | Jaden #3
Jesse | Yusei
Yugi | Yusei #2
Kaiba | Yusei #3
Crow

Reprint Sets
Dark Beginnings
1 | 2
Dark Revelations
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Gold Series
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Dark Legends
DLG1
Retro Pack
1 | 2
Champion Pack
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Turbo Pack
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7

Hidden Arsenal:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7

Checklists
Brawlermatrix 08
Evan T 08
X-Ref List
X-Ref List w/ Passcodes

Anime
Episode Guide
Character Bios
GX Character Bios

Video Games
Millennium Duels (2014)
Nighmare Troubadour (2005)
Destiny Board Traveler (2004)
Power of Chaos (2004)
Worldwide Edition (2003)
Dungeon Dice Monsters (2003)
Falsebound Kingdom (2003)
Eternal Duelist Soul (2002)
Forbidden Memories (2002)
Dark Duel Stories (2002)

Other
About Yu-Gi-Oh
Yu-Gi-Oh! Timeline
Yugi Polls
Pojo's YuGiOh Books
Apprentice Stuff
Life Point Calculators
DDM Starter Spoiler
DDM Dragonflame Spoiler
The DungeonMaster
Millennium Board Game

Magic
DBZ
Pokemon
Yu Yu Hakusho
NeoPets
HeroClix
Harry Potter
Anime
Vs. System
Megaman

This Space
For Rent

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

Scapegoat
#SDJ-041

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.

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.70 

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

Back to the main COTD Page

 

RCG

Scapegoat

 

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 earth monsters.

 

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.

 

Advanced: 2/5

Future Potential: 5/5


Baneful
Scapegoat
 
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.
 
1.5/5

Kingof
Lullaby

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. 
 
Advanced-4/5
Art-5/5
 
Until Next Time


Dark

Paladin
Wednesday
 
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.
 
Rating:  3/5
Art:  3.5/5 

Syn

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 soon.

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 after.

Advanced 3/5 Goat control is still a strong deck, but not as fast or able to benefit as much as it used to.


Copyrightę 1998-2017 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.