Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
/ Effect Monster
This card can attack twice during the same Battle
- Fire / 6 / 1700 / 1900
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 11.17.04
Twinheaded Beast isn't very good. 1700 ATK for a
tribute monster is about as low as it gets, and he
isn't even Level 5 so you can't morph him into
Balter. He is a Beast, and he has relatively high
DEF (1900), which makes him work fairly well with
Wild Nature's Release; but as WNR is only slightly
playable anyway, that's not too big of an advantage.
Of course, using WNR on this guy when your opponent
has a clear field will do 7200 damage...but that's
not likely to happen.
He can attack twice per Battle Phase. Okay, great.
Kill something weak with him and he can hit again.
If there's nothing on your opponents side of the
field, he can hit for 3400 damage. Sure, it's an
okay effect; but you have to think for a moment,
"why bother?" If you summon this normally, you're
gaining no advantage at all, even with his effect.
Why not just summon a 1900 one turn and another one
on the next turn? You'll still get two attacks, and
you'll do more damage.
He may be a good casual card, but avoid him for
Traditional – CCCC: 1.5/5
Traditional – Beast: 2/5
Advanced – Beast: 2.5/5
Here we have Twinheaded Beast, which just like Emes,
falls into the "can do better with an equip instead
of a Tribute" category.
This is a 1700 double attacker. It's Beast, so it
works well with the tramplers in Beastdown, and
that's about it. Looking at other double attackers:
Hayabusa Knight is a 1000 double attacker who
belongs to a more used category of card -- Warriors,
and gets the benefits from the heavy Warrior
Mataza the Zapper is a 1300 double attacker who
can't be stolen from you via Change of Heart or
Snatch Steal, and is also a Warrior.
Black Luster Soldier -- Envoy of the Beginning
double-attacks fairly often and does so for 3,000
I know it's not fair to compare the card to BLS, but
it IS fair to compare it to Mataza. For only 400
less attack you still get to attack twice -- that
1,300 can also be an asset rather than a detriment
considering Messenger of Peace and the other stall
cards out there.
Conclusion: Only useful in a Beast deck.
Today’s card is Twinheaded Beast, a monster that is
really the pure definition of ‘filler card’.
Stats: Twinheaded Beast has the appalling ATK/DEF of
1700/1900, an unholy combination for a Level 6
monster. Sadly, Twinheaded Beast doesn’t get better.
Not only is it a Beast monster, but it’s also a FIRE
monster, two of the more neglected classifications
in the game. Stats – Self-Explanatory (aka. Bad).
Effect: Twinheaded Beast can attack twice in the
same Battle Phase, a usually good effect; but not
for Twinheaded Beast. Effect – Good.
Combos: Obviously an Equip Spell Card would do
wonders for Twinheaded Beast.
Usability: You could try it in a Beast Deck. You
could try it in a FIRE Deck. You could try it in an
Equip Spell Card heavy Deck. You could also try
finding something better, which I’m almost positive
Don’t go out of your way to get Twinheaded Beast
unless you really like the picture.
Advanced Format: 1/5. The reasons are obvious (I
Traditional Format: 1/5. The reasons are obvious (I
Art: 3/5. The artwork is as good as Twinheaded Beast
gets. It’s obviously what a Centaur, a lion, and
toxic waste make. Right?
Rated For: His Own Deck, Beast
Twin-Headed Beast is much like
Hayabusa Knight and Mataza the Zapper.
Unfortunately, those two cards will lead directly to
this one’s downfall. Why? Let’s examine him.
He’s a tribute monster, but only has
a completely pathetic 1700 attack. The difference
between his attack and Mataza’s, to an empty field,
is 800 damage (they attack twice). But ordinarily,
tribute monsters boost about 500 attack (think of
the jump from 2000 attack Gorilla to 2400 attack
Jinzo) for pure control of the field. In this case,
the jump from 1300 to 1700 offers nothing, meaning
you’re going to have to augment Twin-Headed Beast
with equip spells. But what’s the difference between
2300 and 2700? Both will dominate, both will create
heavy damage, and so there is no justifiable reason
to “upgrade” from Mataza to Twin-Headed Beast. Even
in a Beast Deck, Manticore is far superior. Sadly,
1700 provides no advantage
Best Draw for the Situation:
Logically, if a card
provides no advantage whatsoever, you’re never going
to want to draw it. But let’s assume, for a moment,
that you have a clear field to destroy them with. If
you have a monster like D.D Warrior Lady,
Tribe-Infecting Virus, Don Zaloog, or Berserk
Gorilla against their open field, are you really
going to want to dump resources for a 1700 attack
monster? I think not! This card becomes a liability
even in the best case scenarios, and also forces you
to burn the hand/resources for quick damage (ex: You
pump him up to 4000 with Mage Power).
He’s inferior to Mataza in every
aspect, since they’re both going to need equips to
function. It’s almost the same reason that Des
Scissors owns Needle Burrower, but even more
drastic; they’ll need equips anyways, so why waste a
tribute on them? Good effect gives them a few
This is the perfect example of a card
that needs an entire deck revolving around it. While
that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the tribute
monster status makes this far worse than Mataza the
Zapper. In fact, there’s no reason you should run
this over Mataza period, unless you’re running a
Beast Deck. But in a Beast Deck, you should never
run this over Manticore, so this guy is stuck no
The Bottom Line:
Superior alternatives in every flavor
of deck this card was designed for makes him
worthless. He should at least have had 1900 attack.
Score: Traditional-- 1/5
Cards it functions well with:
Power, Axe of Despair, Big Bang Shot, equip spells,
field removal spells.
lackluster card this week is going to be Twinheaded
Another monster with Hayabusa Knight effect. Attack
the first monster, kill it, and then attack LP
directly has always hurt. 1700 is rather large and
will get you past DDWL (assuming you attack second),
Tribe, Breaker without Token, and a large assortment
of other cards. If need be, you can equip an Axe of
Despair to it to boost it up. Of course, you can do
the same thing with a Mataza, so you should know
that there ARE better options for a good deal of
decks. You could use this in a Fire-Themed deck,
though, and Beast gives you capabilities of going
with this in Beastdown (combo it with Inferno
Hammer, Enraged Battle Ox, Bazoo and Dimension
Fusion and you can RULE THE WORLD!)
Overall, still pretty lackluster because of its