Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
/ 3 / 0 / 1600
Offer 1 Insect-Type monster on your side of the
field as a Tribute to inflict 800 points of damage
to your opponent's Life Points.
- Plant / Effect Monster
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 6.02.04
Wow. A card so narrow in its use that even the most
original of players wouldn't play it.
A 0/1600 monster...meaning this thing won't be
around very long...will get killed by most Beatdown
monsters even when it's in DEF (but will survive
Control monster assaults.) If it's ever in ATK...it's
like a direct attack. Ouch. It could attack under
Gravity Bind...but it has no attack to speak of.
The only deck that could make use of this card is an
Insect Stall deck -- and the last time I checked,
none of the good stall monsters were insects.
Sorry for the blatantly short review, but this card
is complete and total trash. 1/5.
Wednesday: Anti-Aircraft Flower
Today we review Anti-Aircraft Flower, a(nother)
common from IoC.
First of all, we can see that the stats aren't
great. 0 ATK is nothing to brag about while 1600 DEF
makes this card just not Witchable, quite a
downside. It can, however, be searched by Sangan and
The effect is mediocre. It's basically a pumped up
Cannon Soldier, but for Insect Decks only (sort of
like Gravekeeper's Cannon Holder). It can't offer
itself, not being an Insect; so you'll need to find
some bugs you won't mind nuking.
Pinch Hopper is an obvious choice. Rather than
waiting for your opponent to get rid of it, you can
sac it yourself, summon an Insect from your hand,
and do a nice 800 damage in the process. Another
card this works well with is Man-Eater Bug: Flip it,
destroy an opponent's monster, then get rid of it
for 800 damage. When Insect Queen comes, this card
gets even more useful; in addition to the Pinch
Hopper combo to summon her, you can sacrifice the
tokens IQ produces for some quick damage.
The uses of Anti-Aircraft Flower are pretty limited,
and it would be a terrible topdeck. It could work,
however; and it's probably worth at least side
decking in an Insect deck.
Typical tournament deck: 1/5
Insect deck: 3.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 2.8/5
Anti-Aircraft Flower is a Level 3 Earth/Plant, a
sensible combination, but over-shadowed by the
fact that most recent, good plants are Water
Creatures. No restrictions on summoning, so as
a Level 3 it can be dropped with no trouble.
Since its ATK is 0, it won’t be attacking under
Gravity Bind without assistance, but that’s not
why we’d be using it anyway. At least this
means that Sangan and Giant Rat can search it
out. It has a DEF of 1600, which is enough to
handle some weak support monsters, but nothing
This card allows you to tribute insect monsters
to inflict 800 damage.
This is some solid damage. But is the effect
any good, since its
DNA Surgery. Messenger of
things can give you tons of fuel for the
Goat. Turn Multiplication of ants into
1600 points of burn damage. You could also use
Insect Barrier then to protect yourself too.
Perhaps stick it in with insect Princess, since
her deck likes DNA Surgery as well. Skull Lady
Bug would give you 800
damage and +1000 LP for yourself. Oh,
and then if you actually do run an insect
deck, its something
2/5-What, I never said it was good. It does
have its place, and any DNA Surgery deck might
consider it as a back-up burn plan at least.
1.75/5-This card is moderately useful for a very
few decks that would be moderately successful.
2/5-The Defense is more useful, and we have a
few decent, common Insects in this set. If you
can pull a few, this is a sick combo. You start
with only 4000 LP. If you can get the bugs out,
you can chip away at a ton of LP. It’s a
sizable “if” though.
If it had better stats, it might have been a
really good card. As is, it’s a niche card. If
you run one of the handful of decks that
Anti-Aircraft Flower just might be one of the most
mediocre burn cards in the game. Not only are you
limited to sacrificing just 1 monster per turn, but
also that monster must be of the insect type.
Cannon Soldier is “much” better. Where as Cannon
Soldier may do less damage, but you’re allowed to
sacrifice any monster(s) you want.
Even when combo’ed with DNA Surgery this card is
still does not deserve a place in even the worse of
burner decks. And with 0 attack you won’t be making
any lucky attacks on your opponents life points,
however I suppose with 1600 defense it could provide
a lackluster defense against a few monsters.
This monster can’t be searched with Witch of the
Black Forest, but can be searched with Sangan
(however why would you want to?)
Anti-Aircraft Flower gets 1/5, it’s only “saving
grace” is a nearly impossible combo with DNA
Anti-Aircraft flower...wow, I think certain people at
Konami just like to make the plant sub-type look
really awful. This card deals 800 damage if you
sacrifice an insect on your field, which can combo
with multiplication of ants, but it's still not
going to be that much damage, you'll be wasting
valuable card space, and this monster will most
likely die before using its effect, unless you
summon it in attack mode...frankly, I'd laugh if
someone did that.
A little more useful in limited, as there's only
4000 life to start out with...still pretty bad
Wow! I actually like this card! You guys are
probably wondering why? Well
for one there aren’t that many good insect monsters.
And second, its effect
is pretty badass.
Now Anti-Aircraft Flower is a 3 star/Plant/Earth
with 0 attack and 1600
defense. Pretty crappy if I should say myself. But
doesn’t matter. It’s his bomb effect! His effect
states that you can,
“Offer 1 Insect-Type monster on your side of the
field as a Tribute to
inflict 800 points of damage to your opponent's Life
Points.” Your probably
thinking, “uh WTF!” No its more like *GASP* I can
Surgery+Scapegoats, turn all the Scapegoats into
Insects and shoot them with
Anti-Aircraft Flower! (800*4=3200 DAMAGE)
Now it may not be as godly, and the combo I named is
kind of hard to pull
off, but think of the possibilities. Its also an
earth.. so uh… ROCK SPIRIT
Tourny Play: 1.5 (plz, I may like this card but
don’t use it at a tourney)
Casual Play: 2.3 (yeah well, in the right deck…)