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

Naturia Horneedle

When your opponent Special Summons a monster, you can Tribute 1 face-up "Naturia" monster you control, except this card, to destroy the Special Summoned monster.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.40
Advanced: 2.40 

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

Date Reviewed - Oct. 4, 2011

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Naturia Horneedle, a Level 4, Earth attributed Insect type Monster, with 1800 attack, and 100 defense.  This is going to be short, but that doesn't always mean the card isn't good.  Yesterday's card was able to be used in or out of the Natruia Deck.  We don't have that luxury here.  Also, this might be the highest attack for a Naturia Monster at or below Level 4.  When your opponent Special Summons a Monster, tribute a face-up Naturia Monster you control, other than Horneeddle to destroy the Monster.  We seem to have a fair arsenal of cards these days that negate Special Summons, even in Monster form.  You have the potential to use this effect more than once, and the 1800 attack is quite respectable.  I'd say it's a staple in the Naturia Deck for sure.


Traditional:  2.75/5
Advanced:       4/5
Art:  3.5/5


Naturia Horneedle

Today in Naturia Week is Naturia Horneedle. He's...meh. His effect isn't bad, per se, but it requires you to have another face-up Naturia, and it doesn't negate the Special Summon of the monster, so it can come back as usual and it will still be able to activate its effect via Turn Player's Priority. Thunder King does this card's job better, and since Naturias were supposed to be a stun archetype (I think), Thunder King should definitely be run, should you even be running Naturias in the first place.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5 (Only in Naturia decks)

Number 5 - KalutX

Today we're discussing yet another naturia themed card. This card is somewhat like a Naturia exclusive anti-meta monster. When your opponent special summons a monster, you can tribute 1 Naturia monster on your field, to destroy the special summoned monster. The fact that it doesn't need too tribute itself, and it can be any face up Naturia you control makes this card a lot more playable.

The card also makes for a pretty hefty beater, running over many monsters of the same level. It's level being 4 also makes this card a lot easier to conduct and Exceed or Synchro Summon with. In conclusion, this card can be fairly useful, but only in a Naturia based deck.

Advanced: 3/5 In Naturas, 1/5 anywhere else.
Traditional: 2/5


Welcome back to my second day on pojo's COTD and the second day of Naturia week. Today's card is trying hard to be so many things at once, but it may not be enough. Naturia Horneedle is a LVL 4 Insect/Earth, meh. 1800 ATK is good, but 100 DEF not so much. Horneedle says "When your opponent Special Summons a monster, you can tribute one other Naturia monster you control to destroy that monster." It's like Hand of the Six Samurai merged with Thunder King Rai-Oh, with a dash of Exiled Force...sort of. A few things makes this card short of playable. First thing is, would you have enough Naturia monsters on the field to stop your opponent? Naturia is not known for swarming as it is for lockdown. Second, it can't tribute itself, yes it balances out the card, but I'm sure Naturia decks would do a bit better if it could. This card is a bit too situational for my tastes. It's just that there other monster cards that do a better job than Horneedle.

Traditional- 1
Advanced- 2 (Even in a Naturia Deck)


Another Naturia! :O
Naturia Horneedle is one of the more interesting Naturias out there. Being able to immediately destroy your opponent's Special Summoned monsters is very good. However, at the cost of Tributing one of your Naturias, I'm not sure if it is worth it. The Naturia archetype lacks the swarming capabilities to make using this card truly shine, and even if you're able to summon enough monsters for it, you're better off keeping them on the field and using cards that will help you summon the Naturia Synchros or Bambooshoot instead, since they have much better controlling effects and can aid your win condition more efficiently.
An "okay" card for Naturias. If all else fails, it can a solid 1800 ATK beatstick. But if you want a beatstick in your Naturia deck, I'd suggest Naturia Mantis or Dragonfly instead.
Traditional: 1/5 - There are better cards you can use to negate Special Summons in this format. Royal Oppression says 'sup.
Advanced: 1/5 - Not worth using, not even in a Naturia deck in my opinion.
Art: 1/5 - The Naturias are too wholesome.


Next up in our week is Naturia Horneedle!

Horneedle is an insect-type monster with a trigger effect that can tribute 1 face-up Naturia monster (except itself) to destroy an opponent’s monster when it is special summoned. The good news is that this effect can be used to destroy inherent summons and effect summons (at chain link 1). The bad news is that you need another Naturia to use it. Yesterday’s card, Naturia Cosmobeet, can summon itself to give you tribute fodder. Naturia Pineapple resurrects itself during the standby phase and can be reused. The only problem is that Pineapple can’t revive if the graveyard isn’t all plant- and beast-types, so you’ll need to remove Horneedle from the graveyard if that happens. Naturia Pumpkin can help speed up the fodder process or Xyz into a Rank 4 (Steelswarm Roach would be a good example). Good outside support include Gigaplant (which provides resources) and Scary Moth (which makes it easier to control the pace of the duel).

Overall, you should use Horneedle as a stepping stone into the Naturia Synchros and Bamboo Shoot; then, Horneedle can help further your lockdown. Outside Naturia builts, Horneedle will rarely be used as any other than a beatstick.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.5/5 (3.5/5 in Naturia)
Art: 3/5 (It has flowers for its feelers)


Naturia Horneedle

So today we have Horneedle, a level four naturia, packing a very appreciable 1800 Atk. Whih can definitely hold off its fair share of monsters. 100 Def isn’t going to get you anywhere, but that’s not why we are taking a look at him today. The effect of this guy is where (as with 99% of monsters commonly used) we see if he is worth his weight (so to speak, as cardboard weighs very little…)

When your opponent special summons a monster (which happens too often to count these days) you may tribute a face up naturia monster you control, except this card, to destroy the special summoned monster.

This effect could have been amazing if they changed one of two things. One being if you could tribute horneedle itself to destroy the opponent’s monster, which would have just made this little guy an instant splash into anti meta builds. Or if the effect negated the summon, which I feel could possibly have made this guy a gem (overpowered comes to mind, but how many competitive naturia builds do you see that often?). As it stands, if your opponent is special summoning, and you have at least one other naturia to use for this guy, why haven’t you just tribute away for bamboo shoot?

There are also and traps that specialize in dealing with summons made by your opponent, bottomless trap hole, solemn brothers. But with all the backrow hate this format, this guy might be a solid choice to tech in and see how he does.

Traditional: 1/5 (again, how much play do naturais even get here?)

Advanced: 3/5 could be a nice addition for naturias



Naturia Horneedle
Lv 4/Earth/Insect/1800A/100D
"When your opponent Special Summons a monster, you can Tribute 1 face-up "Naturia" monster you control, except this card, to destroy the Special Summoned monster."

Unlike yesterday's card, this one has a measure of staying power. With 1800 attack, he'll be the lower level muscle of your Naturia deck. Frankly, his effect is somewhat reasonable as well as practical, helping you to get rid of some of the nastiest monsters out there, including Black Luster Soldier - EoB and synchros. His effect is hurt by the fact that you can't sacrifice him for his own effect, but with his stats, he'd be the one you'd want to keep in play anyways. You can make a few interesting combos with this guy, provided you get the right cards in play, such as Limit Reverse with a low ATK Naturia in the graveyard, such as yesterday's card. This isn't the best card of the set, but it's certainly not the worst by far.

Advanced: 3
Traditional: 2

John Rocha

Hello fellow Yu-Gi-Oh geeks. I am new to card reviews, but not new to the game, so I would first like to introduce myself. I have been playing Yu-Gi-Oh sense December 2002 around the time Mettle Raider’s came out. McDonalds came out with cards and got my son hooked, which meant that I had to play to fulfill by fatherly duties. I got into judging sneak peeks a year after that, and that progressed to Regional’s and then Shonen Jumps. Today, I am judging the Louisville and Indiana Regional’s, and most of the YCS’s from the mid-west to the East coast. Allot of my input into card reviews will be covering some of the rules that apply to each card.

So, without further ado, let’s talk about our “Card of the Day” Naturia Horneedle. At 1800 ATK. This little Insect is one of the beat sticks of the Naturia monsters. Most Naturia monsters have bad stats as their main function is to disrupt your opponent’s strategy. Horneedle can also do some disrupting as long as it has another Naturia on the field. After your opponent’s monster is special summoned, you can tribute 1 other Naturia monster to destroy it. It responds to the summon, so you can use it on ANY special summoned monster. It is also a “Quick Effect” so you can use it in the damage step against recruiter’s and the monster Gravekeeper Spy brings out. If more than two monsters are brought out at the same time, like with Return from a Different Dimension, it will destroy them all.

Being an Earth monster, it can be used with any of the Naturia Synchro Monsters. Being an Insect, you could even use it with Krebons and Emergency Teleport, to bring out Underground Arachnid, which is a pretty powerful Synchro monster that can suck up your opponent’s monsters and attack without worrying about Spells or Traps.

In a Naturia deck, I would rate this card a 4/5. In any other deck, this card is useless.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5


Hey all logan_nagol here, this will be my first review for the yu-gi-oh card game, I have done some reviews for VS though, and I am sure you have read some of my posts on the forum, With out further adeau here is my first review

Today we have Naturian Horneedle
Level 4
Atk/Def 1800/100
When your opponent Special Summons a monster, you can Tribute 1 face-up "Naturia" monster you control, except this card, to destroy the Special Summoned monster

For me there are better cards out there that do the same thing but at lesds of a cost, for example Bottomless Trap Hole, does the same thing, but doesn't cost youa monster, for this guy what I would have done is. You can negate the special summoning of your opponents monster for every other Naturia monster you have face up on the field.

Trad : 1/5
Adv: 1/5


Hello All Continuing our special coverage of Naturias this week we have Naturia Horneedle. fear the stinger of this insect.

4 star earth That lets yout tribute a naturia monster to destroy an opponents special summoned monster. Not only that but 1800 is fun to play.

This guy combos well with cosmobeet (read yesterdays reviews). Personally if im playing naturias im running at least 2 of him because 1800 attack is no laughing matter and the ability to screw one of your opponents special summoned monsters is always fun.

He is also earth so of course a good fun tech card in earth type decks

1800 attack
Can destroy a special summoned monster

100 defense
insect type
depletes your field >.<

Traditional: 2
advanced: 3
Did you know: Bees die after they lose their stinger?

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