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Crossed Souls: Portmanteaulogoy

May 18th, 2015

Sometimes, seeing a certain word in a card name can tell you what it does without even needing to look at the text box. “Pot of” Spell Cards, for example, let someone draw 2 cards, be it you, your opponent, or your Deck in the case of Pot of Generosity, with Pot of Duality being the exception. Jar of Avarice is a card that takes words you’re already familiar with and combines them in a new way, and the result does almost exactly what you’d expect it to! It’s actually better than expected.AJarringExperience
Jar of Avarice
is literally a combination of Jar of Greed and Pot of Avarice. You target any 5 cards in your Graveyard (except other Jars of Avarice) and shuffle them into your Deck. Then you draw 1 card! You can only use 1 Jar of Avarice per turn, but you’re not likely to activate more than one in a turn anyway. Jar of Avarice is a card that many Decks have been waiting for, as it’s an easy way to recycle key cards into your Deck that would otherwise be impossible to use more than once. It’s also important to note that there’s a key difference between this card and Pot of Avarice: the Pot can only return Monster Cards to the Deck, but Jar of Avarice can return ANY card, which means there are some really cool things you can do with it! The first is that you can recycle your precious 1-of cards that you might want to use later in the Duel. Cards like Raigeki, Compulsory Evacuation Device and Soul Charge are all Limited, so getting an extra use out of them is great!

There are lots of Decks that benefit greatly from Jar of Avarice. Yang Zing Decks can use up their monsters extremely quickly, and already use Yang Zing Path to recover their monsters and refuel their hand. Now you can use Jar of Avarice to return even more monsters and the Yang Zing Paths back to your Deck, the latter of which is a lot more relevant now that Zefrainu, Secret of the Yang Zing is searching those Paths out! In addition, Decks like Burning Abyss, Nekroz and Shaddolls can burn through their cards very quickly, so being able to recycle their cards (particularly their Ritual and Fusion Spells) is a big help for lasting later into the game. Star Seraph Sceptre and Star Seraph Sovereignty are both seeing widespread play as an easy Rank 4 Xyz Summoning duo, and now you can reuse them thanks to Jar of Avarice as well! It’s also great for returning your Extra Deck monsters to the Deck so that you can Summon them again!

Jar of Avarice is the kind of card you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. Since you can use it in any Deck to recycle your best cards and draw a card, and it’s not tied to any particular strategy, it’s great in just about any Deck you can think of. If you want to give your Deck a boost of recycling power, you can try out Jar of Avarice right now, because Crossed Souls launched last Friday!