Used quite often in a gravekeeper deck, recruiter can be brought back numberous times because of Gravekeeper's Chief's ability or its own effect. Banishing and preventing its activation will make a huge impact against gravekeeper decks.
How is it not a con? it requires 1 tribute to get out which is slow and If they have a Champions vigilance or Yomi ship its entirely a 2 for 1 trade which could cost you the game.
Needing to destroy is a downside due to mirror wall or something that could keep that monster you need to banish on the field for an extra turn which could end up with your ishzark dead. (1)
3rd point how is that not a con? it has low defense for a tribute monster, with the Econ and windstorm in almost every deck, it makes it very open to attacks from any monster that can reach 1800+ which is very easy now that we have L4 monsters that reach 2k with a Field spell.
just because a con is shared by most cards doesn't mean it isn't a con.
You're underestimating the effect, my lad. Yomi ship doesn't do anything against this guy, because it's not sent to the graveyard. Also, it stops any graveyard effect (most searchers). It's a really nice card. I agree that the stats ain't great, but still, great card in bluff trap decks!
Hope this card is still available during the S joey event. Need.
can confirm the synergy with zeta, if you can discard a zeta (say with cost down) then every card banished gives you a token, which could be used for further summons. 2 zeta's in graveyard means a chain of 2 units for each single banish.