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PSY-Frame Multi-Threader
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This card's name becomes "PSY-Frame Driver" while it is in the hand or Graveyard. If a "PSY-Frame" card(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can discard this card instead. If a "PSY-Frame" Tuner is Special Summoned to your field, while this card is in your Graveyard (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of "PSY-Frame Multi-Threader" once per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3 

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Date Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2017

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Welcome to Never Reviewed New Support for Neglected Themes Week. Today we look at the common PSY-Frame support that has 2 too many hyphens. PSY-Frame Multi-Threader is a Level 6 Light Psychic-type monster with 0 Atk and 2500 Def. She has two great effects and a condition. It's the condition that makes her a necessity in PSY-Frame decks. She gets to be PSY-Frame Driver while in the hand or grave. Just that alone makes her a consideration to replacing 1 or 2 original PSY-Frame Driver. Personally, 3 Multi-Threader and 2 Driver might be enough. 
The activated effects are also very welcome support to PSY-Frames. From the hand, PSY-Frame Multi-Threader can protect all PSY-Frame monsters or Spells or Traps from destruction by discarding her to the grave instead. This is one of the few monster effects that can successfully dodge Counter Traps that try to destroy PSY-Frames on the field. That effect also places her in the grave where she truly shines. Her second effect triggers when a PSY-Frame Tuner monster is Special Summoned. She can Special Summon herself from the grave, but she gets banished when she leaves the field. This is the only effect of hers that is limited to once per turn, but being able to Synchro Summon on your own turn used to be very difficult in PSY-Frames. Now Emergency Teleport and Telekenetic Power Well can do it without the Field Spell. Basically, the deck needed Multi-Threader to at least try to keep up with decks that summon multiple boss monsters turn 1. If only Omega where cheaper, this deck might turn out some tournament wins. 
Score: 4/5 She's great in her deck and nowhere else. 
Art: 5/5 I love PSY-Frame art. 


PSY-Frame Multi-Threader 

0 ATK – that was the first thing I noticed when I saw this card for the first time. The reverted stats of Driver are cute, but it’s a missed opportunity for a theme that just doesn’t have enough real PSY-Frame Drivers at its disposal. I struggle to see how PSY-frame decks can make room for PSY-Frame Multi-Threader despite all the things he can do. 

On the positive side, Multi-Threader can protect Circuit, which is really important. But the deck itself is inherently flawed in that it’s always waiting for the opponent to do something, and PSY-frames are most successful when they have the most diverse hand of the tuners possible. If you have a response to attacks, spells, and traps, you have a greater chance of winning. So, is it worth it to muck up your deck with any amount of copies of Multi-Threader when you could be drawing those main monsters instead?  

Honestly, it’s disappointing because Multi-Threader could have been better. What if he had been level 7? Oh man, that would have changed everything, what with Beta and Alpha becoming Omega options! Or what if Multi-Threader counted as Driver in the deck, too? Or what if he had 2500 ATK like Driver? So many what ifs, what alas, it was not meant to be and this monster gets a poor grade. Just not good enough. 

Advanced: 2/5
Future Potential: 1/5 

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