Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Judgment of Anubis

Discard 1 card from your hand. Negate the activation and the effect of a Spell Card controlled by your opponent that has the effect of destroying Spell and/or Trap Card(s) on the field and destroy it. After that, you can destroy 1 face-up monster on your opponent’s side of the field and inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of the destroyed monster.

Judgment of Anubis is one of my favorite cards. However, it hasn’t seen any game play. Most players don’t bother running this card. They’re missing the card’s potential. It is severally underrated. This card can be a game changer when timed correctly. Judgment of Anubis has won many games for me in real life and on Dueling Network.

Timing is everything with Judgment of Anubis. This card is bested played when your opponent has a strong monster on the field. Your opponent will most likely believe it is a trap so he or she will respond by using a card like Mystical Space Typhoon which will activate Judgment of Anubis’s effect. Now your opponent’s Mystical Space Typhoon is negated. Most importantly their powerful monster is destroyed and they loss life points equal to their monster’s attack points. Watch the video above! See how the player reacts with a face downed card on the field. The guy didn’t see it coming!

Additionally, Judgment of Anubis can be used to protect the field from spell cards such as Heavy Storm and Mystical Space Typhoon. Judgment of Anubis is a good card to play if you’re playing a lot of back row cards. Back row cards can be very vulnerable and are easy to destroy.

Now some players don’t like this card because of its cost. You must discard a cost to pay the cost of its activation. Judgment of Anubis would be a very broken card without the cost. It can destroy a monster, negate a magic card, and damage an opponent’s life points in the same turn. The cost balances this card so it wouldn’t be too easy to use. Costs aren’t always a bad thing. Powerful cards often require some type of cost. You give up a little bit to get a nice reward!

In conclusion, Judgment of Anubis is a great card. What more can I say? It’s truly a good card for many decks. It can destroy a monster and protect the field. Try it and see how it works in your deck!

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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