Card Discussion: The Seal of Orichalcos

 

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.

We waited years for a legal version of this card. There was alot of hype after last year’s big announcement about this card’s first legal print. However, the hype didn’t last very long. The Seal of Orichalos is one of the worst field cards in the game.

This card doesn’t fit the current meta. Players who activate this card won’t be able to use their extra decks while The Seal of Orichalos is on the field. Many players have jumped on the XYZ bandwagon. Elemental Hero decks would only be hurting themselves. Synchro decks are completely useless with this card as well.

Another terrible aspect is the fact that your special summoned monsters are destroyed when this card is activated. The only way to get around this problem is to special summon monsters after you play this card. As I said this card is just bad for the meta. The meta strongly focuses on special summoning monsters. If you special summon monsters before playing this card then drawing this card would be a dead draw. It is completely useless for you.

I am shaking my head at how bad this card is! I understand Konami didn’t want to make an overpowered version of this card. However, they also made it nearly unplayable. In my opinion this is one of the worst field cards in the game’s long history!

Card Rating: 2 out of 5

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