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Riryoku | Decks and Tips

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Riryoku

Riryoku
TypeSpell Card
PropertyNormal
Card Effect TypeCard effect / Condition
Passcode34016756

text

Target 2 face-up monsters on the field; halve the ATK of 1 monster, and if you do, add that lost ATK to the other monster. These effects last until the End Phase.

How to Get / Rarity

Pack--
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card traderTradable [UR]
[Required trader items]
UR Jewel x3
Stone of Spell x30
100,000 Gold
Other

Evaluation

RatingB-

Riryoku is a very powerful card and ranks highly in terms of card efficiency due to its ability to both decrease your opponent’s monster ATK and add it to your own. Unlike equip cards, Riryoku could only be negated by spell jammer or counter traps which could negate spell effects. Could be included in most decks that otherwise do not use effect damage to win.

Pros

  • Very useful to defeat any high level attack monster.
  • Damage dealt is similar to direct damage, since it is the base attack of the attacking monster.
  • Very flexible card.

Cons

Only useful for 1 turn.

Tips

This cards effect only lasts for a turn, so use it wisely. It's usually best to use it on targets that have higher ATK than anything you have on the board or in your hand.

Riryoku works well in any beatdown deck and is necessary to decks to get high score with Over 5,000 (9,999) Damage duel assessment.
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Mythical Beast Cerberus

Piranha Army

Decks

Classifications

Stat changesYour monsters gain ATK / Your monsters lose ATK / Your opponent's monsters gain ATK / Your opponent's monsters lose ATK

Comments

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Anonymous
Just imagine: This, but it's a quick-spell...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not a Quick-Play Spell, but that basically describes Honest effectively. (Both will have the net result of the opponent's monster losing and them taking damage equal to the ATK your monster had beforehand.)

Another what-if, though: Imagine if this kept its anime effect. (Halving the opponent's LP instead of the ATK of one of their monsters.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Shrink is similar, though it doesnt boost your own monsters attack, only halves theirs. It is a quick play tho
Yugitrollz
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Anonymous
Best card 2018 WCS easily 10/10
Anonymous
Not sure why this card is rated as a 9.5. You should only ever run this card in farming decks to increase Cerberus's attack, and never in PVP. Cards like Metalmorph or even other continuous spells such as Gravity Axe are more useful since they are permanent buffs and can't be negated as easily as Riryoku. Nearly every deck has Windstorm of Etaqua, and 1 or more copies of both Enemy Controller and Sphere Kuriboh, which basically just makes Riryoku a wasted card
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
Anonymous Reply
This card was great but after kc cup it became crap. Great for farming. No good PvP pmdeck will have it. To many common counters and doesn't stay on your character.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It should be rated like grave keeper vassal. 10/10 for farming and 3/10 for PvP.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
All the people saying this card sucks are conceited, elitist assholes.
It's good for farming AND for PvE. And the fact that it's not your precious enemy controllers doesn't mean you're not an asshole for saying it deserves a 3/10.
A card can be very good, and still not be a staple.
🔥 off with your pretentiousness.
<< Anonymous
Nai-naich Reply
and what will you propose as the Pvp rating of the card? you don't get it, riryoku is frowned upon not because its a subpar ATK-enhancing card that is easily counter-able, but because it's not a quick-play spell. IN SHORT, IT IS NOT FLEXIBLE. oftentimes, board control is important as early as your opponent's turn, and riryoku's pacing is just SLOW and LINEAR.
Anonymous
I have one of these, should I get a second one from the card trader or save my jewels and see what else comes up
Anonymous
This card suck now , not like old day ,
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nope. With wod and mirror wall running rampant, it's still good.

If you are good player you would know if the set card is quick spell or trap card (which most of cases happen to be those 2)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Back on my childhood I wasn't aware that only quick-spell type can be activate during battle phase. All those scenes on anime where main character activate their equip spell on battle phase is a lie. Lol noob DM.
helpmepls
right now there is riryoku in trader pool card, should i get it ? I already have 1 copy. should I get the second??
<< Anonymous(helpmepls)
obvious scammer Reply
you should get 10 copy of it trust me
<< Anonymous(helpmepls)
Anonymous Reply
It's up to you. The card itself is good, it can help you go over opponent's attack disregard of their WoD/ mirror wall. But I only keep 1 because I have other cards that does the same
<< Anonymous(obvious scammer )
Kaiba boi Reply
That's nothing special. I have 36 copies of that card.
<< Anonymous(Kaiba boi)
konami Reply
so many wipe butt with card!!!
Anonymous
Why can't I use it on Kaibamen? I couldn't figure it out, 2 times in a row I lost the game because of it.
BusterGoggles
Literally had a game on Duel Links where an AI Bastion had Hydrogeddon and Oxygeddon on the board. I had a Cerberus with 3400 atk. the AI played Riryoku targetting my Cerberus putting it to 1700 atk then targets their Hydrogeddon putting it from 1600 to 3300. I also have a set ECon face down. AI enters battle phase and attacks with their Hydrogeddon first (No joke) So I Econed it. Cerberus did not gain a spell counter keeping it to 1700. I basically lost the duel because my Cerberus got run over by a monster (The Oxygeddon) that should not have been able to attack it due to my Cerberus nt being 2200 like it should have been but apparently Riryoku and Hydrogddon negate spell counters on monsters that gain them upon a spells activation.
<< Anonymous(BusterGoggles)
Anonymous Reply
its reset same thing happen when you use half shut and forbidden chalice on ra
Anonymous
still appears at trader?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
thanks
Anonymous
Used this on my cloned monster and it didn't do anything, made me lose the match -.-
Anonymous
still 9? lol SRH way better than this
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Srh is cheap card. Don't promote it dude.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
How is a card that destroys monsters and a cards that halfs attack and give other half to your own comaparable? That's like saying "lol sphere kuriboh is better than mirror wall"

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