Looking Ahead : Secret Village of the Spellcasters | The Irish Duelist

Looking Ahead : Secret Village of the Spellcasters

Until we know Gladiator Beast Retiari's effect (been hearing rumours that it's an 1800/1000 card that destroys face-up's and can't 'tag out') I'm just going to have to find some other things to feature in the meantime. After looking at the Crossroads of Chaos spoiler this week's card caught my attention and could have a lot of potential.

Secret Village of the Spellcasters
Field Spell
If you control only Spellcaster-Type monsters, your opponent cannot activate Spell Cards. If you control no Spellcaster-Type monsters, you cannot activate Spell Cards.

Spellcasters just got a big trump card against the best decks of the format with this. The 'good part' of the card should be easy to fulfill, with cards like Magician's Circle and Magical Exemplar keeping your field presence throughout the game. Once you get that effect off you can cause a lot of trouble for your opponent, especially T-DaD players who almost 'need' to play 5-6 Spell Cards a turn to get their deck going. With this card being 'live' and the right protection, you can lock your opponent out of the game quite easily and you'll need to as the flipside of this card can be just as devastating to you. Having no spellcasters means having no spells and that could be quite the problem depending on what way the deck is built (I haven't seen any Secret Village decks online so I don't know how they work, but I presume they can play around the negative effect of this card).

There isn't really much else to say about the card, it's a simple, balanced effect that you should watch out for come Christmas time.


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