I'm changing my deck around bit, and I'm having a bit of a debate... I'm trying to figure out whether to include a My Body as a Shield or a Dark Bribe. I feel both are really good, but with My Body as a Shield, you have to pay 1500 LP just to negate an effect that destroys monsters, but you don't have to leave it on the field and wait for a chance to use it, while Dark Bribe gets to negate a spell and trap, but you have to leave it on the field and wait... I CAN'T decide!!! Please help!!!-- 02:56, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Believe it or Not

But both are because you pay points for MBaaS and your opponent draws one card for Dark Bribe so dark bribe has a larger downfall but MBaaS can only stop monster destruction effects and Bribe just stops Spells and traps in general.Link title

That Doesn't Really Help...

But I only have room for one card!!! In your opinion, what should I go with???-- 03:06, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

If your only gonna run one

I would run MBAAS. Cards like dark bribe work best in threes. With only a single one it won't have the same effect. But thats just my opinion Steelfallenangel 08:59, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Dark Bribe looks better.

I will disagree, I believe Dark Bribe as a single card works better than My Body as a Shield . It's much more versatile, fits in every deck and the disadvantage of your opponent drawing a card is definitely not as great as 1500 Life Points. 1500 Life Points is A LOT to give up so easily, just to keep a monster alive. It's much more convenient to just add a Prime Material Dragon if your goal is to preserve your monsters (not to mention its second effect).

My Body as a Shield works really well with a card like Spell Economics or Life Point decks that constantly replenish your life. Otherwise it's too much of a cost in my opinion. 12:44, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Dark Bribe

Dark Bribe is better. Remember that My Body as a Shield only negate destruction effect, and you can always have the same effect (even better because you don't have to pay LP) with Stardust Dragon in your Extra Deck. Dark Bribe negate all of your opponent Spell Cards and Trap Cards so it's not only protect you in some case, but also ruin your opponent strategy. Futhurmore, Dark Bribe is in Spell Speed 3 while My Body as a Shield is in Spell Speed 2 so only Dark Bribe can chain to other Counter Trap Cards as well (example: Solemn Judgment, Divine Wrath etc.). Even you have to set Dark Bribe before activate it and its drawing effect may have for opponent to have more hand advantage, in almost cases, it's better than My Body as a Shield --Blackwings0605 14:53, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

What if...?

What if you already had a copy of MBaaS in your deck and you wanted to add either an extra MBaaS or Dark Bribe, would that change the situation?-- 04:30, November 20, 2009 (UTC)

It really depends

First I would never suggest running 2 MBaaSs but if you can't pull out a stardust so easily then you might need two of them. My blackwings can pull a stardust faster then I could even draw MBaaS so obviously it wouldn't be smart. But my friend that runs GBs can barely pull out brionic or goyo if he somehow draws his rescue cat much less a stardust but anyway...

I would always say dark bribe just because both seem pretty last resort to me. Dark Bribe may end up giving your opponent the hand advantage he needs where MBaaS will eat a big chunk out of your lifepoints. So why I would run Dark Bribe is because that too can negate monster destroying effects like lightning vortex, bottomless trap hole, torrent tribute, and mirror force. And much more. Where MBaaS will fail against Book of Moon, Compulsary device. But as I said it all depends on the deck you run. 2irishman2 08:54, November 20, 2009 (UTC)

Well, what if you ran...

Well, I'd like to know if MBaaS or Dark Bribe would be better in a slower deck, maybe like a BEUD deck? Would it still be a good idea to put in Dark Bribe? For casual duels, I run Blue-Eyes since nearly everyone I duel sorta stinks and so I don't really need a particularly fast deck...-- 02:49, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah run the Dark Bribe because it seems like you go for the power hit that might be stopped by spell or traps more than effects. Snuggledmgirl 00:49, November 22, 2009 (UTC)

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