Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - LOB-108
- 4.60 (based on 4 reviews)
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Reviewed - May 13, 2002
Man Eater Bug, currently
the best effect monster in the game. This little
monster packs a strong beating. For a mere flip you
can choose and destroy any monster on the field, of
course there are some down sides, but for the most
part it's a stable card. Here are its good points:
- Great surprise
to your opponent when they attack it while its in
reverse defense mode.
- Works nice
against opposing high level monsters.
- A Stop Defense
played by your opponent with monster(s) on the
field can benefit you.
An opponent's Stop
Defense, which can sometimes help it, is also
Man-Eater Bug's biggest counter. Most players will
play Stop Defense if they suspect something before
they lay a monster on the field in order for
Man-Eater Bug's flip effect to destroy itself since
it's would be the only monster in play. (Even if your
opponent had more monster[s] on the field, they would
most likely target Man-Eater Bug with his effect in
order to salvage their other high attack monster[s])
Another weakness to
Man-Eater Bug is its low Attack and Defense, but like
Hane-Hane it will most likely be killed while defending
or tributed to one of your high level monsters.
Overall Score: 4.2
(Targeted Monster Removal = Good)
Monday - Man-Eater
The only reason to use the Bug
is for the effect. And what an effect it is! Can't
really compare it to Trap Hole or Fissure, as they
have requirements attached. This takes out one
monster, scott-free of limitations. Being an Earthian
Insect, no decks really create synergy with it,
meaning most decks won't help it along its way.
Afterall, today's metagame is Fiend/Spellcasters
(generally Darks) or Dragons (any element).
I won't deny that the effect is
powerful; taking away my hard sought after Dark
Magician is too cruel and powerful. But, in my
opinion, the weak stats are, well, too weak. Taking
into consideration that you have to flip it into
attack mode, usually into the waiting arms of another,
un-effected monster. "But not if you attack
it" you say? Ahhh, true, but I wouldn't attack a
rv'ed monster without support (meaning 2 or more
monsters). Rating: 4.5/5 - Upper tier monsters are
frequent and come in hoards so insta-kills are
Overall Score: 5.0 (can
you say, deck staple?)
Casual Play: 5.0
Tournament Play: 5.0
Well, what have we here?
It's an insect card! And it has 450/600 stats!
Why in creation would I rate it a 5?
Oh, I see! When
it's flipped over, it destroys any monster on the
field! That's why people play it!
seems to be Man-Eater Bug's only purpose in life.
All it can really do is destroy one monster on the
field, because 450/600 won't destroy much. Of
course, if your opponent is afraid to attack your
face-down M-EB, you can flip it over, destroy one of
their monsters, then tribute it for a Summoned
Skull. That's all it's useful for.
Monster destruction and tributing. Oh well,
that's all we ask of it.
Man-Eater Bug +
Hane-Hane = Activate Man-Eater Bug's effect, then
use Hane-Hane to send it back to your hand.
with Raigeki, M-EB's effect can't resolve. You
could use Dark Hole to destroy it, but then again,
its effect wouldn't need to resolve ANYWAYS.
Well, this guy isn't
terribly rare. He's a Super Rare in LoBEWD
boosters and comes in the Yugi starter deck. I
suggest playing at least 2 of these guys. Your
opponent will probably become afraid to attack
Play 3. You'll
need all the monster destruction you can get.
You'll probably also face decks with 3 of these
guys, so you might as well be level with everyone
This card has "deck
staple" written all over it. And,
conveniently, it's relatively easy to find. Go
Hey all, ZaP here, with another cotd for you all....
Man Eater Bug
-Trap Hole can't block it
low attk and defense
the standard removal cards own it
Reasons for pros
Well the effect is what makes this card great. I mean it can destroy any
monster. Also if your oppenent has like 400 life points left, trap hole cant
kill it and you can win the game. I know that like will never happen, but I
hav won with a man eater bug once or twice. Also if you have a summoned
skull and your oppenent is about to lose then if you played MEB you can flip
over the MEB and win the game. So this card can effect the outcome of the
Reasons for cons
Well the only real con to this card is its low attk and defense, although I
dont see why this card would need to be put in attack mode unless you are
about to win the game and need its uh small services. Also cards like
raigeki and dark hole, any removal cards um get rid of this thing. So yea
this thing really is a staple card. Right now you need 3 to a deck, although
when more sets come out IMO this thing will get shoved out of the scene for
more important things, but right now it deserves that rating.... cya
tomorrow for my next cotd