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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Night Assailant

FLIP: Select 1 monster on your opponent's side of the field and destroy it. When this card is sent directly from your hand to the Graveyard, return 1 Flip Effect Monster from your Graveyard to your hand.

Type - Fiend/Effect
Card Number - DR2-EN193

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 04.06.06


ExMinion OfDarkness
Night Assailant:
Two formats ago, this thing was awesome. One format ago, this thing netted you an extra flip. Now...meh.

Night Assailant was best used when we had two. One could get back the other, creating a cycle of infinite discard. Tribe-Infecting Virus and Lightning Vortex got even MORE help, not that they needed it with Sinister Serpent around. That, and Graceful Charity allowed a player to drop 2 and get them both back, essentially creating a +2.

Last format, we only had one, and hardly anyone played it. Those who DID play it were looking to get back Magician of Faith or possibly Magical Merchant, trying to get either another critical spell, or monsters into the Graveyard for an Avarice activation. The other thing that made it so great was gone as well; Delinquent Duo was banned last format, so it wasn't getting its effect nearly as much that way. And once Dark World came out, Night Assailant officially moved to the back of the "hold in my hand hoping you'll discard it" list.

Now, Dark World is going to be stronger than ever (or at least up until EoJ...which they're gonna end up legalizing RIGHT before Nationals...originality at Nats, gag.) so there's even less use for this card. People who were just trying to get back MoF have a second, so they won't play it. People who would get back Cyber Jar can't because it's banned. People usually wouldn't want to get back Morphing Jar though, as the opponent would know exactly how to play against it the second time around.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5

Dark Paladin
Night Assailant, is an excellent monster, simply put. As you know, the first effect is the Man Eater Bug effect. When flipped, it destroys one monster on your opponent's side of the field. Simple, no?

Then, the return ability. If you have a flip effect monster in your Graveyard, any flip effect monster at all, Night Assaialant automatically becomes a 1 for 1. Discard Night Assailant for something like Lightning Vortex and bring back something like Magician of Faith and your hand stays the same size.

There isn't really a reason why a deck with a lot of flips and discard effects shouldn't run the copy it's allowed. Or even, just run it for the destruction, it's way cooler looking than Man Eater Bug.


Traditional: 3/5
Traditional Heavy Flip/Discard deck: 4/5

Advanced: 3.5/5
Advanced Heavy Flip/Discard deck: 4.5/5

Art: 4.5/5

Bob Doily
Night Assailant was the first card, essentially he was the little used discard fodder at the start of the format, who grew in popularity as time went on. Being at one significantly hurt his playability but he was a solid choice in any flip based control deck (I hate saying FFC) or in a deck where you wanted to try to manage some discards. Near the end though the Frog was a solid alternative in most decks just wanting to try to run discards. Meanwhile Night Assailant remained a solid flip effect support card.

But naturally running him was risky.

Traditional: 2.5/5 (you have snake…… no need but not horrible either)
Advanced: 3.0/5

Night Assailant:
Good, but better in multiples.

This had a more obivious place in decks in the age of Tribe and Lightning Vortex. Nowadays, we don't have obvious discard costs, so this is used as a counter to Spirit Reaper attacks. The difference between using this and Goldd is that you can get use out of this without discarding it, so it's more versatile.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Share and enjoy,

Night Assailant

I love flips. I love this card. One of the coolest things about flips (Which is also the reason I love them so much.), is they have that one thing in common; Upon flipping, you IMMEDIATELY get a card. Weather its taking out one of your opponents options (Such as Night Assailant.) or giving you more options (Such as Magical Merchant, Magician Of Faith, or Dekoichi.), they always give you that wholesome advantage =].

If they get killed in battle, its a 1-1, all the time. On of the keys to last format was to NOT LOSE ADVANTAGE on the battlefield. Which is why Deko, Magician Of Faith, Magical Merchant, and Mystic Tomato were so popular, and Mystic Swordsman LV2 was so popular, players were trying to do anything possible to keep it even (or uneven for them.) on the battlefield, which is why Flip Flop was so popular.

Night Assailant is a FLIP type monster card. Upon flipping, you select one monster on your opponents field and destroy it! Flipping this on your turn to destroy a face down Dekoichi and then tributing it for Mobius the Frost Monarch to destroy their face down sakuretsu armor is a 2-1 trade, and you've just hit their life points for alot.

Or if this gets attack by any monster, it evens out what advantage they would have gained through battle. Unless they hit with breaker, in which case you would have wanted to save Assailant for Tributing next turn if possible.

Its other effect is if it is discarded from your hand to the graveyard (Not by just a card effect, just discarded like for the end of your turn.), you can select another FLIP type monster out of your graveyard, and add it to your hand. What does this mean?

It means it makes graceful charity a WHOLE LOT BETTER. With Night Assailant (And a flip monster, of course.) you can make Graceful a +1, and get back a Magician Of Faith that you just used to get graceful back again ;ppp.

Now, on Deck Devastation Virus:

" If "Night Assailant" in your hand is destroyed by the effect of "Deck Devastation Virus", its effect will activate."

Just in case you were wondering about that.

Overall, Night Assailant is one versatile flip, if you're running the proper monster line, I'd suggest giving him a try.

Constructed: 3.5/5


Dark Maltos


Night Assailant

This is a versatile card which can either serve as a 1 for 1, or a free discard, allowing a precious magician of Faith to come back again.

Whilst semi - limited, Night assailant obtained a brief time in the spotlight, allowing for an even more free discard than a Sinister serpant, but since it was restricted its play has diminished considerably, still with MoF back, as well as graceful, Night Assailants could be popping up again after all, since they can serve as a man eater bug as well.

Traditional : 2/5 I prefer sinister…
Advanced : 3/5 This is like 3/5 week huh?

Art : 4/5 Very cool
MPS : 3/5 I don’t mind it…

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