Card Me: Effect Veiler

“Staples” in card games exist because they are universally effective in just about any deck.

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Effect Veiler is a powerful card that sees itself wedged into many decks for its versatility. At the very least, having a few copies in your Side Deck is always a smart move.

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Effect
During your opponent’s Main Phase: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard to target 1 face-up Effect monster your opponent controls; negate that target’s effects until the End Phase.
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Effect Veiler has a variety of advantages as a card.

Its main effect of “veiling” an opponent’s monster to negate their effects is the No. 1 reason why this card sees play.

Let’s say your opponent summons their boss monster like Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max, whose effect can chunk your Life Points for devastating damage.

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Luckily, you have an Effect Veiler in hand to neutralize the scary monster’s effect for the rest of your opponent’s turn. As an added bonus, Effect Veiler is tricky to prevent because of its “hand trap” aspect. Not many players would run cards that specifically target “hand traps,” meaning Effect Veiler will mostly likely succeed in its veiling attempts.

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, utilizing monster effects is key for any good deck to function. Because Effect Veiler can upset an opposing deck’s tempo by neutralizing a key monster for a given turn, using Effect Veiler at the right moment can drastically increase your odds of winning.

But what are some other reasons as to why Effect Veiler is so useful?

Well, for one thing, Effect Veiler is also a Tuner monster, meaning it can also trigger a Synchro Summon. As a Level 1 monster, Effect Veiler is very easy to Synchro Summon with for a variety of monsters.

For instance, a widely used Synchro target would be Ally of Justice Catastor.

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You could summon Effect Veiler out in play with any Level 4 monster to call out Ally of Justice Catastor in a jiffy.

Furthermore, Effect Veiler is a LIGHT monster.

The symbol below in Effect Veiler‘s card corner is very important.

LIGHT

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, LIGHT is one of the best attributes you want in your monsters (with the first easily being DARK).

As a LIGHT monster, Effect Veiler can use itself as “food” for really strong monsters like Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning.

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This is easily doable because Effect Veiler‘s main effect already sends itself to the Graveyard, giving you quick access to this option. In this case, you would already satisfy one of Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning‘s summoning requirements, so you would just need a DARK monster to summon this guy out.

Overall, Effect Veiler is a handy angel (though the card says it is a Spellcaster for some reason) to have on your side.

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