Cannot be Special Summoned. Monsters cannot activate their effects, except Spirit monsters. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Normal Summoned or flipped face-up this turn: Return this card to the hand.
Izanagi lets you keep your Spirit monsters on the field while he is face-up. Mirror of Yata has a similar effect but only on the monster it is equipped to, it also provides the monster with one-time protection from destruction.
Refers to a strategy which involves using Rock-type monsters with effects that restrict your opponent's plays. Koa'ki Meiru Wall and Koa'ki Meiru Sandman deck go well with this card because they negate your opponent's Spell and Trap cards respectively while Amano-Iwato prevents them from using monster effects. Amano-Iwato returning to your hand can then be used for both Koa'ki Meiru monster's maintenance cost.
Some decks actually do run Cup of Ace without the skill, like Warm Wurm and Iron Chains mill
this card works wonders against many deck types: but gets absolutely wrecked by U.A.s Ultra Athlete's "Effect" is not triggered normally - It's more like the passive ability to Special Summon BY returning a card, NOT by returning the card and then getting to special summon. Make sense? Also, if you're unsure, look for colons and the word "if". Usually giveaways that Amano Iwato will shut them down. (p.s. vamps are actually a little hard too but noooobody plays that sh** anymore lol)
Ties of the Brethren doesn’t work with this for one simple reason: “Cannot be Special Summoned”
We have no Ash Blossom, Ghost Ogre, cherries and those things are what made this card used. Best thing to stop is, maybe SK and Skull meister. Probably not worth running because we’re not hand trap heavy meta
Actually it is good in the TCG not only because it can prevent handtraps, but also because most of the negation in the tcg is in the form of monster effects, so you can just summon this, activate raigeki and there's absolutely nothing your opponent can do
One of the best spirits in master dueling is brought to duel links? wow.