Send all cards in your hand to the Graveyard. Select and remove from play 5 Spell or Trap Cards from your Deck. Each time your opponent activates a Spell Card, place 1 Chronicle Counter on this card. You can remove 2 Chronicle Counters from this card to have your opponent select 1 of the cards removed from play with this card's effect, and add it to your hand. When this card is removed from the field, you take 500 damage for each card that is still removed from play due to this card's effect.
How to Get
Sends from hand to Graveyard for cost / Adds from Banished Zone to hand
This card would of been much better in early duel links before all the backrow removal became available.
If it was any card monster included I feel it would be better because then you could ensure you get what you need in drawing as is most people run maybe 4 spell and traps if that so this card will only see play in trap heavy or spell heavy decks where you need something major
However it doesn’t say banish face down so spell books could abuse it easily by sending fate away and using the spellboom to retrieve what ever spellbooks spell is needed.
Gold Sarcophagus, Different Dimension Capsule and Ancient Gear Drill (for Spells)/A Cat of Ill Omen (for Traps) are both easier ways to search them. I'd argue that Dark Sage is also better at actually searching a Spell, incidentally. (Though I'd still consider Chronicle the better card there, just due to thinning.)
Honestly this card is so crap, it's amazing that Yubel actually manages to use it lol
It'll be interesting if it is actually a thing here, since removing 5 specific cards is actually pretty significant deck-thinning, and unlike a card like Needlebug Nest, it's both a Spell, and not prone to ditching necessary combo pieces.
Yes, but it also means your deck needs to include 5 Spell/Trap cards you're not gonna use (since they're gonna be banished and retrieving them depends on your opponent's action) in addition to this card.