Posted by : Abdalaziz al-shammari Apr 5, 2011
The Extreme Victory Sneak Peek is less than a month away, and now that the Sneak Peek website is live, it’s time to talk about the free Ultra Rare Monster Card you’ll get when you sign up while supplies last: Reborn Tengu!
Cards like Apprentice Magician, Nimble Momonga and Giant Germ were once highly valued for their ability to clog the field and inflict damage or increase their user’s Life Points. Duelists would use them to keep monsters on the field through the end of their opponent’s turn so that they could Tribute them for heavy hitters like Jinzo or a Monarch during their turn.
Eventually, the stipulation that those cards be destroyed by battle caused them to fall out of favor as monsters like Gladiator Beasts and Lightsworn that thrived off of battle or were packed with monster destroying effects made it difficult to reliably use such effects. All of those monsters also had really low ATK and DEF, so a flurry of smaller monsters could also make short work of them.
The thing is, those monsters are really fun to play with. Duelists still use them today because they work well in their Spellcaster or Beast or Fiend Decks and they’re just fun to have around. When they work, they work great and often give you a huge advantage in your Duel.
Reborn Tengu takes everything you love about cards like Apprentice Magician, Nimble Momonga, and Giant Germ and makes it even better. First, it has 1700 ATK. Your opponent is going to have to send a legitimate monster after Reborn Tengu if they want it off the field. Second, the trigger for its effect is extremely broad. When Reborn Tengu leaves the field, you get to Special summon another one from your Deck.
What does that mean? That means if your Tengu is destroyed by battle, you get to Summon another one from your Deck. If it’s destroyed by Dark Hole, you get to Summon another one from your Deck. If it’s swallowed up by Bottomless Trap Hole, you get to Summon another one from your Deck. And the thing that really vaults Reborn Tengu head and shoulders above its brethren? If you Tribute it for an effect or a Tribute Summon or use it for a Synchro Summon, you get to Summon another one from your Deck.
Reborn Tengu’s effect is mandatory. And that’s not a bad thing at all. You can never miss the opportunity to use a mandatory effect because it’s just that, mandatory. You must use it. And why wouldn’t you want to use it? If you give me the choice of either Tribute Summoning Jinzoor Tribute Summoning Jinzo and getting a free 1700 ATK monster to go with it, I’m going to take the latter option. Your Tribute Summons for Level 5 and 6 monsters become practically free as long as you have another Reborn Tengu in your Deck, and if you play with cards likePot of Avarice, you might never run out of Tengus.
This is a card that’s at its best when you have 3 of them in your Deck. You get one for playing in the Sneka Peek (while supplies last). How you get the rest is up to you. You can find them inExtreme Victory packs, of course, or you can try to trade your friends for theirs… but look out! They might be trying to collect 3 too!
The Extreme Victory Sneak Peek will take place on April 30th and May 1st!
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