Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Witchcrafter Bystreet

The first time each “Witchcrafter” monster you control would be destroyed each turn, by battle or card effect, it is not destroyed. You can only use 1 of the following effects of “Witchcrafter Bystreet” per turn, and only once that turn.
● If a “Witchcrafter” monster you control would discard to activate an effect, you can send this card from your field to the GY instead.
● During your End Phase, if you control a “Witchcrafter” monster, while this card is in your GY: You can place this card face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone.

Witchcrafter Bystreet is a Continuous Spell Card with three effects. The card has nice artwork with beautiful details. It depicts a street in the Witchcrafters’ town. The artwork fits the effects of providing protection and support for Witchcrafters.

First Effect:

Witchcrafter Bystreet protects each of your Witchcrafter monsters from destruction by battle or a card effect. This is a useful ability for protection and defense. An opponent cannot easily remove your monsters from the field.

Furthermore, Witchcrafter Bystreet is an extra layer of defense for your life points. A Witchcrafter in defense position will not be destroyed after a battle, and can defend you twice in a turn. You can avoid damage during battle.

Second Effect:

If you need to discard a card to pay the cost of a Witchcrafter’s effect, then you may send Witchcrafter Bystreet to the graveyard to pay the cost. This effect conserves cards in your hand. You may have a card that you want to play instead of discarding to the graveyard.

For example, Witchcrafter Edel special summons a Witchcrafter monster from your hand by discarding a Spell. Instead of discarding the Spell, you may send Witchcrafter Bystreet to the graveyard for the cost. Then, special summon your new monster to the field!

However, you will lose the protection from the first effect if you send Witchcrafter Bystreet to your graveyard. Your Witchcrafters will be vulnerable to your opponent. I recommend to activate the second effect if the opponent does not have any cards set in the back row.

Third Effect:

Witchcrafter Bystreet returns to the field during the your End Phase. This effect negates the cost of the second effect. You will reactivate Witchcrafter Bystreet on your next turn. It makes the cost of your Witchcrafters’ effects to be free.

Keep in mind that you can only activate either the second effect or third effect during a turn. You cannot activate both effects in the same turn. Witchcrafter Bystreet will return to the field on the turn after you use the second affect.

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Card Rating:

Overall, Witchcrafter Bystreet is an effective Spell card for Witchcrafters. It serves two purposes for the archetype. First, Witchcrafter Bystreet protects your Witchcrafters from destruction by battle and effects. Second, this card pays the cost of your Witchcrafters’ effects. You maintain resources to build an advantage and push win the game.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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