We conclude DDS "3
out of 5 day" week with an actually useful
card, Acid Trap Hole.
Overall Score: 3.0
(quite tournament useable, but very risky)
Casual Play: 3.0
Tournament Play: 3.0
Well now, what have we
here? A chance to destroy a face down
monster with a defense of 2000 or less? Hey,
this can get rid of those Man-Eater Bugs, Wall of
Illusions, and Giant Soldier of Stones! Wait a
second....what do you mean there's nothing about flip
effects being negated? So if I do destroy that
Man-Eater Bug, its effect still activates? o_O
What good is this card then?
Before we take a look at
this card, we need to check some rulings from Edo
(which are the official Japanese rulings translated
for us non-Japanese knowing people =/).
According to Edo, if you flip over a flip effect
monster and destroy it, the effect activates.
If you flip over a flip effect monster and you do
not destroy it, the effect does not activate.
Interesting, eh? So if you DO manage to get
that Man-Eater Bug, its effect still activates.
Dang. Oh well. Maybe I can get a Giant
Soldier of Stone and destroy it! Should the
monster not be destroyed, it is flipped back over.
This is important for the next point.
This card also takes
into effect stat increases from the field. So
if I have a Wall of Illusion with Yami out, its
defense is 2050, so it will not be destroyed.
Basically, this card is
the Stop Defense + Fissure combo in one card.
It also has the same drawback as this combo in the
fact that a flip effect monster CAN activate its
effect should it be destroyed by the effect.
This card is really a
combo in itself, combining Stop Defense and Fissure
in one card.
Man-Eater Bug: It still
gets its last laugh before going to the graveyard.
If you have it, by all
means throw it in. It can save you a card slot
from the Fissure/Stop Defense combo. Or you
could just remove the Stop Defense and keep the
Fissure =/. This will be a hot card to get
If you get the second
printing of DDS and this card, enjoy it. Be
wary that Man-Eater Bug will still laugh at you,
Other than Seven Tools
of the Bandit, nothing will really de-power or power
up this card. The Magician of Faith can laugh
at you even worse than Man-Eater Bug, though.
NEXT COTD: Ancient
Telescope. Sorry, no witty remark today =/