Each time this card destroys 1 monster on your
opponent's side of the field and sends it to the
Graveyard as a resut of battle, increase the ATK of
this card by 500 points.
Type - Insect/Effect
Card Number - TLM-EN009
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 06.13.05
Basically, a 2000-ATK one-tribute monster that gets
stronger after killing a monster. ...Yeah...not so
great. I’d rather play Summoned Skull -- it’s like a
Millenium Scorpion that already attacked once! Omg
With other one-tribute monsters such as Jinzo,
Thestalos (;)), and Airknight Parshath, why would
you play this scorpion thing instead?
Just...no. Please don’t use this card.
Rating: 0/5, simply for the fact that you should not
be using this card if you are competitive, and
that’s all that really matters in my eyes, kek.
Having fun is important too, but it’s fun to win,
and you won’t win as much with Millenium Scorpion
Welcome to another week of TLM cards! Today’s card
is Millennium Scorpion, one of the most useful
Insects to have ever been released.
At first glance, MS is far from a spectacular
monster; 2000 ATK does of course beat the pants off
of the ever-popular Airknight Parsath, but it’s much
weaker than the standard one Tribute monster. On the
bright side however, MS is an Insect, which gives it
access to a usually useless Spell Card, Insect
Imitation. And because MS is a Level 5 monster, that
makes II even better! All you need to do is Tribute
a Level 4 monster with II and you can Special Summon
MS from your Deck. While that may not seem like the
best use of resources at first, MS’s effect makes
this “combo” very helpful.
MS’s effect is both simple and devastating; for each
monster it destroys in battle, MS gains 500 ATK
points. So to incorporate the 5 seconds of required
math in every review, MS’s ATK can be represented by
the equation 500x + 2000, x equaling the number of
monster it destroys. So if it destroys 1
monster: 500(1) + 2000 = a 2500 ATK monster. If it
destroys 2 monsters:
500(2) + 2000 = a 3000 ATK monster.
Once you ignore this obvious space filler of a math
lesson, it’s obvious MS can become a formidable
monster with little effort. In fact, the only hurdle
you need to cross is the first monster MS needs to
destroy, which in retrospect should be relatively
easy considering most Level 4 or lower monsters are
considerably weaker than and un=power-boosted MS.
All in all, MS is a very useful monster that all
Insect Decks should highly consider using.
Advanced: 4.5/5. Call it a higher rating than
necessary, but MS can reach a high ATK before it’s
inevitably destroyed, which I deem worthy of a near
Traditional: 3.5/5. It’s still a good monster,
though it may not last long enough to reap the
benefits of it’s ATK boost.
Art: 1/5. !.!.!.! What king of scorpion is that?!
FOUR pincers?! Psh.
Millennium Scorpion is awesome in draft. In draft,
this is a 2000 1-trib that can start taking out
huge, huge things. After a while, the only things
that can stop it are Kaminote Blow and Brain
Control. But that is unimportant. Draft is not the
most commonly played format. Let's look at it in
Dear god, that is bad. 2000 ATK is low. Vlord has
that, but he has a beastly effect to back him up.
This guy gets ATK increases that won't help against
DDA, DDWL, Smashing Grou- I don't even need to list
individual removal cards.
He's got one excellent thing going for him… He's
level 5. Summon Skull-Mark Ladybug, tribute with
Insect Imitation… Congrats, you just pulled out a
2000 for 2 cards and gained 1000 LP. At least he is
better than Insect Princess in that regard.
Still, though, wouldn't you rather use Ultimate
Insect in that regard? Just… Better. =\
Each time this monster destroys an opponents monster
as a result of battle and sends it to the graveyard,
increase the attack of this card by 700 points.
Well, this is a decent card, and it's cool that the
monster happens to be an Insect on accounts of there
aren't that many truely fabulous cards for the poor
Earth = good
2000 for 1 tribute = meh
1800 for 1 tribute = meh
But, he becomes more powerful if he destroys stuff.
One monster destroyed makes this guy a 2500 attack
monster and another can match Black Luster Soldier.
Finally, a third allows him to take out Black Luster
Soldier unless he got removed.
This card is kinda like Emes the Infinity, but only
requiring one tribute and his attack only goes up by
500, instead of 700. Millenium Scorpion isn't a bad
card, and he's only a Rare, so it shouldn't be
difficult to acquire.
Traditional: 2.0/5 Monsters don't stay on the field
long, so it will be harder to take advantage of his
Traditional Insect: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.3/5 Monsters have an easier time staying
on the field here, so he could become dangerous.
Traditional Insect: 3.8/5
Overall Rating: 3.0/5
Art: 2/5 Not that cool at all
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
We start off the week with a rather underrated card,
Millennium Scorpion. It’s Level 5 with only 2000 ATK,
so it’s pretty weak; but on the plus side, it Morphs
into Dark Balter the Terrible. It’s also an Insect,
meaning he’s easier to summon with Pinch Hopper and
Insect Imitation (especially because all you need to
use II on is a Level 4, of which there are plenty).
Whenever he destroys a monster in battle and sends
it to the Graveyard, he gains 500 ATK. If he kills a
Don Zaloog he’ll be at 2500. Then if he kills a
Jinzo he’ll be at 3000. And so on…if you manage to
keep Millennium Scorpion on the field long enough,
chances are he’ll get extremely strong and will
likely be able to finish off your opponent with one
attack. That’s good.
Of course, there are bad points, such as the
relatively weak starting ATK value…but that
shouldn’t deter you from giving Millennium Scorpion
a try, especially in Insect Decks, which have a
plethora of ways to summon him more quickly.
Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Insect: 3.5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3/5
Advanced – Insect: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5
Stats :Millennium Scorpion is a Level 5
Monster. This is fairly reasonable: it is
obviously harder to Summon than something
smaller as it requires one Tribute for a Normal
Summon, but that isn’t too hard. It can also be
dumped and revived like many other Monsters.
Being a Level 5 also gives it some nice options
is an Earth/Insect. The downside to this is
that many of the best Insect Monsters are not
Earth. The good news is that there are some
that are, and they can be fairly useful. Earth
itself is a strong element that boasts probably
the strongest beatstick in the present game,
Berserk Gorilla, plus some other useful
cards. Being an Insect also has advantages I’ll
touch upon in the Uses and Combinations section.
Sadly, we do hit a low point for the card when
we look at the ATK of 2000. The DEF of 1800
isn’t horrid, but it isn’t overly useful: most
dedicated beatsticks are over 1800 ATK and thus
it will merely protect against the majority of
support Monsters. The DEF isn’t technically bad
though, as sneaking a peek at the effect,
anything a lot higher would usually be a waste.
For every Monster on your opponent’s side of the
field this Monster destroys, you get to add 500
points to the ATK score. So if you summon this
and can run over at least one actual Monster
card (since tokens wouldn’t count as they don’t
go to the graveyard), you’ll be at a very nice
2500 ATK, which point this goes from “meh” to
“w00t”! A second successful kill puts this at
3000, meaning Black Luster Soldier-Envoy of
the Beginning has to remove it from play too
get by it.
This card is basically another solid Level 5
Monster, and that can work in a few different
decks, but especially Earth, Insect, and of
course, Earth/Insect. HowlingInsect
can fetch Pinch Hopper from the deck (as
can Giant Rat, but not in DEF mode).
Insect Imitation makes this card friendly to
most decks: trade any Level 4 Monster for this.
Looks like being an Insect is finally starting
to pay off. Plus, you can use Metamorphosis
to summon a Dark Balter the Terrible.
Another bonus: a 2000 ATK lets it perform a fake
suicide run against Berserk Gorilla:
attack or be attacked, then activate good old
Waboku. There are a lot of Monsters that
are either used for effects or that get hit for
negative effects after serving their purpose
(like Goblin Attack Force). Great cards
to use for fodder.
3/5-Summon Breaker, use his counter, then
Insect Imitation into a 2000 ATK
beatstick you have the option of “morphing” into
Dark Balter the Terrible. Note, this is
complex, but useful, hence the 3/5 rating.
Remember, that score encompasses a small “bonus”
for being useful in certain specific deck
themes… that aren’t that great here.
3.65/5-Still a great general card, it scores
higher as it becomes more effective here.
4/5-If you can get it out and kill one or two
Monsters, you’ll build up a near unstoppable
There would be no doubt that this would be
played if it were a Light or Dark Monster.
Since it is Earth, though, it has potential,
especially for non-Chaos decks. I may be
over-estimating the potency of the ATK increase,
and the difficulty in adding Insect Imitation
to decks, but even if I am, we still get a very
solid Monster for Insect and Earth decks.
Okay...what did we learn about ATK modifying
cards all the way back when LOD came out? A
card that pumps itself up ATK-wise with its own
effect usually isn't that great. This is no
If it kills one thing, it can beat out the
normal 1-trib monsters, if it kills 2 it can
take on a BLS-Envoy...but you're honestly not
going to get that far in the current metagame.
Everyone's playing Bottomless Trap Hole, and has
enough monster removal so this card won't mean
1/5 all formats.
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