Dark / 4 / 1600 / 1800
Reptile / Effect Monster
FLIP - Select 1 card from your Graveyard and add it
to your Deck. Then shuffle your Deck.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 06.19.06
Des Feral Imp
Welcome to the Teacher/Student Request week! All of
this week's cards were requested by a teacher and
his (her?) students.
Hoepfully, we can use this week to teach why certain
cards shouldn't be played.
Des Feral Imp is a classic case of a "-1" -- an
effect that will cost you a card (most likely) but
won't either give you a card or get rid of one of
your opponent's cards. His Flip effect lets you
shuffle a card in your Graveyard into your deck. My
question; why not use a flip effect to get the card
back into your hand instead? Magician of Faith gets
back Spell cards, Mask of Darkness can get back Trap
cards, and Monster cards should most likely be
getting revived by Premature Burial or Call of the
Haunted, not brought back to your hand or deck.
The only reason someone should be shuffling a
monster from their Graveyard to their Deck is most
likely along with four other monsters for the effect
of Pot of Avarice. (Or some combo involving
Outstanding Dog Marron, with its own effect.)
The ATK and DEF scores on this card enable it to
actually hold its own in battle, but its effect is
way too weak to see any play.
Well, this week apparently is brought to you by a
teacher and his loyal minions...I mean students.
Today, we look at Des Feral Imp.
Des Feral Imp is a Level 4 Dark monster. He has an
attack of 1300 and a defense of 1400, both a little
low, but he can be fetched by Sangan and Mystic
Tomato. He is also a Reptile, so you could even use
him with Ultra Evolution Pill.
The effect is simple, yet fairly useless. When
flipped, you can select one card from your
Graveyard, and add it back to your deck. The deck is
then shuffled. The only problem I see with this is,
you aren't guarenteed to use the card again.
Since you have to shuffle your deck as opposed to
say, placing the card on the top of your deck where
you would use it again, you just HOPE you'll use it
again. Not really worth it in my opinion, sorry.
2/5 all around
Art: 3.5/5 It is a neat picture.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Interesting effect that doesn't need to be played.
I've used this guy a few times in my puzzles for
added recursion. However, my puzzles are about as
realistic as a tap dancing wildebeast. Beyond a
desperate Exodia player, this card should not see
play in tournaments.
However, in casual, this is one of the strongest
stats on a Flip effect monster ever AND its a
Reptile. A lovely little thing to surprise your
friends with. It just doesn't do much after that.
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