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PostSubject: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:46 am

COTW is back, sorry I've just kept procrastinating; but it's Seal of Orichalcos! *Cheers in the background*



All monsters you control gain 500 ATK. Once per turn, this card cannot be destroyed by card effects. While you control 2 or more face-up Attack Position monsters, your opponent cannot target your monster(s) with the lowest ATK for an attack. When this card is activated: Destroy all Special Summoned monsters you control. You cannot Special Summon monsters from your Extra Deck. You can only activate "The Seal of Orichalcos" once per Duel.

Okay, probably the most hyped card recently and I'm sure you've all been waiting for it. Most of us know that in the anime this card was just plain broken, but is the real card comparable to the anime? Now this card has alot of ups and downs.

Firstly, the 500 attack boost cannot be written off as small: using gadgets as an example, this field card alone will give you 1700-1900 attack gadgets and an attack 2400 Rai-Oh; quite a punch. Second, it cannot be destroyed by card effects once per turn; so MST/Heavy won't be able to destroy it. Thirdly, if you have 2 or more monsters your opponent cannot attack your weaker monster. This will also create an attack lock if you have 2 monsters with the same amount of attack points (so your opponent can't attack any of your monsters). Now... time to look at the negatives.

It states that it cannot be destroyed by card effects once per turn: this doesn't mean it cannot be banished, bounced. If your opponent activates their own field spell it'll replace Seal of Orichalcos. Also, it specifies that it cannot be destroyed once per turn, so 2 destruction cards will be able to get rid of it. While this isn't too bad; it leads me to my next point. The Seal of Orichalcos can only be activated once per duel. That means that once it leaves the field it is gone; you cannot use it again. My final point, and probably the most crucial, is that once The Seal of Orichalcos is activated you must destroy all special summoned monsters. Additionally, in today's meta where so many decks rely on Special Summons from the extra deck (XYZ, Synchro), this actually hurts most decks.

The only decks that could run this card efficiently is Anti-Meta and maybe Malefics (which, after testing I have my doubts). Personally, unless you are running Anti-Meta or a deck that doesn't rely on special summons, I would stay away from this card. I forgot to mention this, but one deck that this card will be great for is Earthbound Immortals; doubt they'll ever be more than a fun deck but it's worth a try :p.

Note: Due to the small amount of people now, I have decided to take away the poll function. I will be reviewing under-rated/new cards and if I may open a poll if I cannot decide between choices. The next COTW will be Mischief of the Yokai.




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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:55 am
Nice review Smile

mhmm Seal of orichalcos, can't say much havent really used it outside of Malefics. Tbh i like it malefics since it keeps them alive if Skill Drain isn't out, since i have protection for my monster anyways. And also Doom + Raioh lock is pretty nice.

When i test some more i'll have more things to say lol, and i guess it would depend on what anti meta you use it in, because i wouldn't just use one field spell on its own that just seems a waste of space for me.....tbh honest i only see Malefics using this atm,

Great Review yet again though Smile

sigh....i was going to vote for Mischief of the Yokai as well ;p








 
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:14 am
Nice Review Deca x3




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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:44 am
woot woot...there goes my wanghu seal =D


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:59 am
Lovely..imma use it in Anti meta Razz..Thanks deca o:





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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:23 pm
Great review for a card that has been known as legendary throughout classic YGO.
Unfortunately it's good name got slandered in transition from anime-->TCG, like God Cards.

Some things are better left to the TV show. :I

Still, great review.


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:10 pm
Heroes >.>




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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:20 pm
Seal is horrible in Heros.


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:43 pm
I remember my friend who uses Dark Worlds recommended me to use this over a Secret Village of the Spellcasters in my Chaos-Casters. I stared him in the eye and laughed.

This card is so good it is bad. Unless you do what Rafael did in the anime and troll your opponent with exchange and make them pick seal then do something forcing them to activate it while the field is swarmed with their Special Summons. Then maybe that might be something... but that's just a plain turn off of the effect of the Seal. If it were for both users, then that would be nice. Forcing the duel into an old fashion beatdown, but I guess Konami thought of balance. I only see it being successful in Barbaros builds tbh.

Great review, Decato.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:42 pm
Counter Fairies love this card.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:51 pm
I was thinking of putting this in Rock Stun for the lulz.


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:45 pm
Great Review there Decato Smile I agree with Liyana,that this card except malefics cannot help you

further in other decks since most of current meta includes special summons. The most negative point

in this card is that its use is limited to once per duel (actually its like being limited even if it's not!). So how

can 1 card affect the overall cohesion and consistency of a deck and to what an extent? Under these

restrictions I also agree that you don't use this card,except in fun duels Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 pm
Nichi saw someone with a build of this involve E Hero Wildhearts. Two 2000 unattackable monsters immune to traps is pretty cool. Don't forget that special summons from everywhere else still work. I won't be surprised if some really effective build comes out soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:57 pm
Wait what?
Is this card real?? as I can order on ebay real??
I have stopped following card release's since some of the cyber dragon cards.

Overall I must say the info and possible usage within a deck is great.

One of my all time fav cards from the series.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:49 am
memlock wrote:
Wait what?
Is this card real?? as I can order on ebay real??
It's available as an Ultra Rare in Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:57 am
Kenshi wrote:
It's available as an Ultra Rare in Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World.

Thanks for the info,maybe some day I can start collecting again here and there, but sadly I can no longer afford to do so.
Thanks again, nice to see they are still putting out collection box'es still.
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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:06 am
Great Review , Followed with Experience .
Keep the good work! farao


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PostSubject: Re: Featured Card #8: The Seal of Orichalcos   Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:34 am
Such a powerfull card Razz
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