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Card Number - STON-EN042

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.85

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

Date Reviewed - 05.02.0



This card is becoming the side deck card of choice lately.

Most non-standard decks use Spell or Trap cards that stay on the field. Burn uses a lot of 'em; Demise uses some stall in the form of G-Bind, Swords, and possibly Level Limit if really wanting to stall out. Most side decks include Royal Decree. Twister counters all that stuff for 500 LP.

Not enough face-up S/Ts are used to where a full set of these would be required, and there are many other things that require further side deck attention (DDT/Demise/Monarchs/Gadgets) before I'd add in more Twisters, but it's still not a bad choice if you have a slot open.



Twister is the more or less “fair” version of Mystical Space Typhoon.  Why is it fair?  One card for one card may sound fair, but as we’ve learned from cards like Book of Moon, “card advantage” is only part of the “real” advantage a card generates.  Most games I know, you never get anything close to a “one for one”: they’ll always be some sort of resource requirement to meet.  This is one of Yu-Gi-Oh’s big flaws: generic cards that give a return of one or more cards.  Oh, there are times when that won’t be a problem at all in a game, but usually it’s when the one card of advantage is something specific (at least Ojamagic hasn’t caused any problems yet to my knowledge).  In most games, it’s the combos all the time building advantage, and if you try to just “throw your cards” at the opponent, you’ll quickly falter against a skilled player who will take the hits, but in a few turns deliver a true combo for serious advantage.  For the most part, cards that “kill” another card should be restricted in their usage (not as in a list, but the effect only targeting certain other cards) and/or some sort of cost.  Twister has both: it can only kill face-up Spell/Traps and requires a 500 LP payment, but it is still a Quick-Play Spell.  If we saw more play of Continuous Spells and Traps, Field Spells, and Equips… well, then Heavy Storm would just be thought of as that much better.  If I throw that out, there are a few other cards.  I’ve said more than once there’s too much removal in this format, though I try to paint a picture of the kinds that would be okay and usually people don’t like the words I’ve chosen.  “Easy”, “generic”, “simple”, basically I mean that if it’s something any deck can use it better have some sort of cost.  Even 500 LP matters when it’s on almost everything you use.  That is to say,  if that cost were slapped onto all the like Spells, Traps, and Effect Monsters that lack such a cost and people favor now for any deck, you can bet they’d be looking for more “themed” alternatives (though Suicide Beatdown would probably return as a viable deck type).


If Twister hit face down cards, I wouldn’t like it: Mystical Space Typhoon is too good, and even with that cost it’d be too good.  The LP cost will be mostly negligible, so it isn’t much of a safety net but I’d rather it was on there then it wasn’t if it means slowly building the card base that we can Ban many of the older cards that have been trouble.


Realistically, you still might consider this in your deck.  If you’ve got Chiron the Mage in your deck, it’s a guilt free discard.  Without Chiron, it still can take out pesky cards like Premature Burial, Call of the Haunted, and somewhat random cards that are important to specific decks but just not all of them (like Necrovalley).  I’ve tested it a bit and while obviously inferior to Mystical Space Typhoon, it can be a decent alternative to Dust Tornado or Nobleman of Extermination.  It’s not a bad card, but it won’t do much in the current format.  Hopefully it’s the foundation for a brighter future.




Traditional: 1/5 – Yeah, we got options hear, and don’t need it.


Advanced: 2/5 – Right now, there are still too many better options, but I don’t think those options should remain.

Dark Paladin

"I'll take cards that are watered down of a superior version for $1,000, please Alex." Of course, I am referring to Twister, the watered down Mystical Space Typhoon.

Now, let's talk about something before we review this card...perhaps someone was hinting something at us when we got this card. Remember when Raigeki got banned? What happened...a little later we got Lighting Vortex...a weaker Raigeki that only hits face up monsters and requires a discard.

Remember when Change of Heart got banned? What happened...a little later we got Brain Control...a weaker Change of Heart with a Lifepoint cost that can only take a face-up monster from your opponent.

So, are we being hinted by giving a weaker MST that can only hit face up Magic and Trap cards with a 500 Lifepoint cost that MST will be banned on the next cycle? We will just have to wait and see...

Anyway, having said all that, Twister isn't bad, it just isn't good.
Since we have MST still, something like Twister isn't really necessary.
A 500 Lifepoint cost isn't anything to worry about, and destroying a face up Magic or Trap card is good. You can use three, but you probably wouldn't need more than one. One in your side deck maybe?


Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

Side-deck: 3.5/5

Art: 4/5 Weather card pictures...*sighs*

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Twister :
Dagnabit! If only the faceup wasn't there.

Now this isn't actually half bad. The 500 LP cost is blatantly because the powers that be didn't want to make another MST. However, I'd think this would be a solid Side Deck choice. My reasoning is that you'd often put Dust Tornado in there for decks with lots of S/T's on the field (i.e. old fashioned burn). These were to deal mostly with face-up threats. This does that, but faster. It's also a great way to deal with Royal Decree. The question is how badly do you want to get rid of these cards? Are you willing to run this?

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

Share and enjoy,



One of the best side deck cards ever made. I assume this is the MST we can run in threes? The fact it is a quick-play means that any kind of stall/burn deck is going to be in trouble. Cards like this make FINAL pointless even more than it already is. Twister will be the answer to Force of the Breaker field card searchers. A nice card in a nice even package. If only it killed face downs.
Turkeyspit Twister

Not just a hit movie, it's now also a great side-deck choice for a children's card game!

Not quite as good as MST, but still a good choice for a side-deck near you.

- Anti-Royal Decree
- Anti-Sack Steal
- Anti-Premature Burial / COTH
- Anti-Macrocosmos/Dimensional Fissure
- Anti-Future Fusion
- Anti-Stall

Usually I would say that Dust Tornado is a better choice for your sideboard, but the fact is that many of the Top Tier decktypes run today (Doomize and DDT) regularly side (or even main!) 3x Royal Decree to counter the Royal Oppressions and Cursed Seals that you sided in.

If you have room in you side-deck and want some extra S/T removal, Twister is a suitable option.


1/5 - Harpies Feather Duster?!

2/5 - For the most part only a Side-Deck card, and even so, Dust Tornado has more utility. If you see alot of Royal Decree in your Meta though, this card might be your saviour.

Card Art:
3/5 - "I'll get you my pretty! And you're little dog too!!"

Lonely Wolf
Today we look at a new piece of spell/trap removal…..


Pay 500 Lifepoints. Destroy a face up Magic or Trap card on the Field.

500 life points is not all that much. The problem is that it can only destroy face up spells and traps. This can come in handy against Royal Decree decks, and stall/burn decks. It could also work on Swords, Premature, and Call of the Haunted. If this worked on face up, and face downs, they’d be flying all over the place.

Sorry about the short review, but there isn’t much to say about this one. Main deck choice for most decks, no. Side deck choice, yes.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5 (Side decks)
Art: 4/5
BobDoily Wednesday

Rating for both formats: Side Deck / 5

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