Insect Princess is a Level 6 Wind/Insect. Being
a Level 6 isn’t too bad; just one tribute. When
we get to the Uses/Combinations section, you’ll
see that being a Level 5 would have been much
better. Being a Wind Monster is getting to not
be a bad thing, as we have three very solid Wind
“beatsticks”: Slate Warrior, Luster Dragon #2,
and Spear Dragon. Insects are starting to crawl
up the food chain as well: Insect Princess is
one of the recent cards released to give those
cards some bite. As for her stats, the DEF is
okay: 1200 won’t block much, but it makes her
legal to search for via Witch of the Black
Forest. The ATK though seems terrible at 1900.
On a Level 4, 1900 is broken. On a Level 6,
it’s bad, unless it helps balance out an
…and this card has two. Each time it destroys
(in battle) an opposing Insect Monster, it gains
500 ATK. Also, all Insects on your opponent’s
side of the field are forced into ATK mode.
All in all, two solid
effects for a Level 6.
Here’s where I explain why I wish she was a
Level 5: Insect Imitation. This card let’s you
offer a monster on your side of the field as
Tribute to Special Summon an Insect Monster one
level higher than what was
Tributed. So if she had been a Level 5,
this would be beautiful. The only Level 5 that
is commonly played is… Vampire Lord. I don’t
like depending upon one card. Oh well.
The best I can think of is an Wind/[Insect].
However, the Insect part will mostly be from DNA
Surgery. Now add 3 Ojama
Trio. Remember, they have 0ATK, and the
Princess’ effect will force them into ATK mode.
Rising Wind Current will also boost her attack
(and those Level 4 1900 attackers) to 2400 ATK.
Wanna make it even
better? Good old Insect Barrier. Now not only
does your opponent have a bunch of bugs, but
they can’t attack either. :-D
If you want to get real creative, try using you
can try mixing in Prickle Fairy, and
Anti-Aircraft Flower and
Scape Goats (which DNA Surgery turns into
Insects) for a sick burn deck. It’s a lot of
work, but, for example, nuking each
Scape Goat would be
worth a total of 3200. If you don’t think its
worth keeping, you could then nuke the
Anti-Aircraft Flower itself (love that DNA
Surgery) to make it an even 4000.
4/5-I think this could make some interesting
decks work well here.
3.5/5-It makes those decks work here as well,
but as always, you have the best of the best to
3/5-This is sort of an “average” rating. Neo
Bug, a Level 4 1800 ATK Earth/Insect is in this
set as a common. So, timed right, you could
possible power this up to a decent level. I
figure a roughly even spread of games were it
stays puny, games where it gets buff, and games
where it nails one but, making it 2400 ATK, and
thus breaking even.
A good card that seems just a little short of
being ground-breaking (without being broken).