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Mother Spider

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.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.65
Advanced: 1.75 

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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed - 12.03.09

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General Zorpa

Mother Spider

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 deck around.

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.


Jeff Lang

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 say here

Trad: 1/5
Adv: 1/5


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 mode.

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!

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5


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.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3/5


Mother Spider:

     Just 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, can't hurt.

Traditional:  1.0
Advanced:   1.0  (not going to cut it in this meta)

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