Reinforcement of the Army
Add 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior-Type monster from your Deck to your hand.
Can Be Found In: Legacy of Darkness (LOD-EN028), Dark Beginning 2 (DB2-EN147), Structure Deck: Warrior’s Triumph (SD5-EN024), Hobby League Participation Cards (HL06-EN004), Gold Series (GLD1-EN032), The Dark Emperor Structure Deck (SDDE-EN022), Warrior’s Strike Structure Deck (SDWS-EN025), Starter Deck: Duelist Toolbox (5DS3-EN022), Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony (YS12-EN027), Samurai Warlords Structure Deck (SDWA-EN025), Legendary Collection 3 Mega-Pack (LCYW-EN173), Super Starter: V for Victory (YS13-EN029), Legendary Collection 4 Mega-Pack (LCJW-EN186), Premium Gold (PGLD-EN058)
Searching effects are one of the most powerful effects in any card game. They allow us to obtain the cards we want after activation, prepare strategies as soon as possible, or simply look for a certain card which will solve a situation. A lot of builds will try to have as much searching as possible, even to the point of mixing archetypes and cards for keep not only a big hand but also cards ready for any situation. It also reduces the luck factor of drawing the cards we need as is highly preferable for most decks to simply get the card they need rather just wait turns until they have the luck of draw it.
If your deck contains even a minimum number of Warrior monsters, “Reinforcement of the Army” will surely be in the build. The spell card quickly became one of the most important tools for any build which carries Level 4 and below Warriors, no matter if the build is arround the Type or an Archetype such as HERO or Six Samurai, or the player carries certain monsters which provides sinergy on the build. The simple yet powerful effect of searching any Warrior from the deck and add it to the hand is a privilege very few Types can replicate, as they only can obtain similar effects from monsters or under certain conditions while Warriors can only get on the hand with the mere activation of this spell card.
As said, as long your Deck has some Warriors, “Reinforcement of the Army” will fit in it for add them to the hand. The mentioned HERO and Six Samurai archetype will improve their speed for obtain the right monsters in combination with “E - Emergency Call” and “Shien’s Smoke Signal” respectively, obtaining several chances for get the members they need faster than any other archetype. Others might not have searching effects like these two but can still get high benefits, such as Amazoness which although not so highly supported most of their monsters are Level 4 and lower so “Reinforcement” can search for any member as “Amazoness Village” replaces the defeated members.Obviously, you can simply run a build arround the Type instead of an archetype and still get the same advantages, from searching “Marauding Captain” or “Junk Synchron” for setup Extra Deck summons, to looking for “D.D. Warrior Lady” or “Mystic Swordsman LV2” for deal with an opponent’s monster.
But you don’t need to completely focus on Warriors or an archetype arround them for rely on “Reinforcement of the Army”, as some builds carries the spell card despite only having 3-5 warriors. Fusion decks for example can quickly get on their hand “Elemental HERO Prisma” for mill the deck as replaces materials, which “E - Emergency call” also gets the same treatment as “Reinforcement” for obtain the HERO as soon as possible. Builds with graveyard strategies will look for “Dark Grepher” and “Armageddon Knight”, letting us set up the grave with monsters like “Necro Gardna” or “Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll” depending of the deck. Even some players will carry a Warrior just as support on the field, like looking for “Goblindbergh” and get a Xyz or Synchro monster, or looking for “Don Zaloog” once we have the opportunity to deal damage and discard opponent cards.
If you play with Warriors, even if they aren’t the focus of the deck, “Reinforcement of the Army” is indispensable. Some archetypes will improve their speed for setup their game considerably, while others will use the spell for pick the right Warrior for the right situation. Compared to other searching spells which are usually more restricted or archetype themed, “Reinforcement of the Army” could be treated as a wild card which will become any Warrior monster we need, no matter if is for get a material we need for a Xyz monster, or we need to get a “D.D. Assailant” for deal with a threatening monster. Warriors are the biggest and more diverse Type in the whole game, and “Reinforcement of the Army” alone can support most of them without difficulties.
Personal Rating: A+