Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
If you have only Insect-Type monsters in your Graveyard, you can send 2 face-up Defense Position monsters your opponent controls to the Graveyard and Special Summon this card from your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 12.03.09
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It's about time that Insects got some support!
However, this might be enough to actually make a fun
deck out of. The stats are pretty meh, with a level
6 2300 ATK and 1200 DEF DARK Insect. The dark allows
you to use cool stuff like Alure and Insect gives
you access to things like Magical Merchant, Doom
Dozer and Aztekipede.
The effect is that if you have only Insect
monsters in your graveyard, you can Special Summon
this card by sending two face-up defense position
monsters your opponent controls to the graveyard.
This is mega wow, as you do not destroy the cards,
so things like Stardust Dragon cannot negate them,
and if your opponent Bottomlesses the Mother, you
just got a 3 for 1 deal.
Of course it is getting those monsters into
defense position that is the hardest part, yeah not
so much. Windstorm of Etaqua, Curse of Anubis,
Swords of Concealing Light, Book of Eclipse and even
Earthquake can really put this card into some
amazing positions. Unfortunately all of the other
cards that would take advantage of this situation
(Mystic Swordsman LV 2 and Twin Sword Marauder) are
all Warrior, so that if they are in the graveyard,
you cannot use the Mother. Most of the other spider
cards are complete junk, so you really have no help
there and the Mother is not really worth building a
As far as competitive play goes, she is not worth
it, but definitely in a fun deck she can really do
some damage and be a lot of run.
Today’s card up for review is Mother Spider.
Starting to read the effect I was thinking, “Hey a
new insect that I can summon by sending two…..oh
damn two defensive position monsters” Sure, Spider
Web can help you accomplish this feat, by Spider Web
won’t be staying on the board for long, so I can’t
see this thing being summoned. Even if you did, 2300
attack isn’t even big anymore, so I wouldn’t try to
use this card in any tournament. Not much else to
Mother Spider …
Hmmm … ordinarily this wouldn’t require much
thought. 2400 ATK is considered the standard as far
as 1 tribute monsters, unless it does something
special. U always need serious justification for it,
or u always wind up paying for it in the end. So
Mother Spider’s 2300 ATK at 6 stars should make u
wanna just say – “pass.”, right?
However, as opposed to normal summoning it, u can
special summon Mother Spider … okay. That’s a start.
And not only can u special summon it, but u can
special summon it by using your opponent’s monsters!
Hmmm … that sounds pretty good now, right? Of course
there’s a catch. U send 2 of your opponent’s
monsters, but they have to both be in DEF position.
Oh, AND you have to have only Insect monsters in
your graveyard … (fine, if u are playing an insect
deck), … oh, and, AND your opponent’s monsters must
be in face UP defense position, not just any old DEF
Yep. Too many “ands” and “buts” for an effect
that’s just ok. U can always try to force the issue
with a Zero Gravity or something … but seriously? …
Yeah, u had it right the first time. – Pass!
N o V a
New creepy crawlies making their way into Yu-Gi-Oh!
since Jirai Gumo if memory serves. Mother Spider,
Level 6, 2300 attack 1200 defense and when you only
have Insect monsters in the graveyard you can send 2
face-up defense monsters your opponent controls to
special summon Mother Spider from your hand. this is
actually a really really good effect, and honestly
surprised it wasn't at least a super rare. This is
because we have cards like Stumbling, No Entry!! and
so on that put monsters into defense mode, and so
long as you have that, you can -2 your opponent to
get a monster on your field. Also her effect says
"send", so Stardust Dragon cannot stop it as well as
My Body as a Shield and so on. Personally, for a
rare this cards really really good. But thats just
my own opinion.
because I always get excited about new themes, I
wanted the spider cards to be good... and this card
is the reason that I thought they could be.
Being able to special summon a card to your side of
the field by tributing your opponent's monsters is
brilliant. Both of those monsters having to be
in defense position... not so much. At least
it doesn't specify face up or down, oh, wait... it
does. That just kills this card. I know
there are lots of cards that can get your opponents
monsters into face-up defense position (a well timed
windstorm of etaqua comes to mind), but if you are
using a card to get your opponent's monsters into
defense position, you could be using a card to
destroy them instead. Their field spell
doesn't even exclude spiders from it's effect which
baffles me. If you just HAVE to play a spider
deck, sure chunk a couple of these guys in there,
Advanced: 1.0 (not going to cut it
in this meta)