FLIP: Discard 5 cards from the top of your
opponent's Deck to their Graveyard.
Type - Insect/Effect
Card Number - DB2-EN102
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.08.06
The potential that deckout had was destroyed when
Book of Taiyou got limited and Cyber Jar banned back
when. Even with Taiyou back, there's no longer a
Cyber to flip, Shallow Grave, Taiyout to reflip,
5 cards just isn't enough. Deckout decks need a
consistent stall engine; they don't have that
anymore. Messenger of Peace is usually ducked under
by recruiters, Don, and other like monsters, and
Gravity Bind and Level Limit - Area B are limited to
1 per deck. Odds are, this will HELP your opponent
by giving them Treeborn Frog in the Graveyard, so
they can revive it and smash you with a Monarch next
turn, or throw enough monsters into the Graveyard
that you can use your Pot of Avarice. Also, let's
not forget the old standby of Premature Burial.
It was supposed to be so good, but ended up being
worthless in tournament-caliber play.
Needle Worm belongs in one deck; Ghandipants. That
deck is a particularly fun one, too. It uses
Morphing Jar #2 with Morphing Jar, Needle Worm and a
few stall monsters to cycle through the opponent's
deck at ludicrous speed while hiding behind stall.
There, it sends 5 cards from the deck to the
graveyard. A very good thing in a deckout deck. =)
Ghandipants/Deckout: 4.8/5 (there might be better
choices, but prolly not)
Everywhere else: 1.1/5
Needle worm was a card that a long time ago was only
available through TP3 as the Ultra Rare for the set.
Deckout has never really been good except for the
OTK deckout, which this card isn't good in.
This card along with Morphing Jar's, lots of Stall
could be OK, but it never seems to be good enough. I
know plenty of people have tried.
Back when Tsuky was legal I'd run two of these as
tech. The ability to dump1/8 of your opponents deck
into the Graveyard is one of the most powerful
effects to date. Allowing us to rid future threats,
give away potential cards in our opponents hand or
on their field, and letting us see that Nobleman Hit
the Graveyard making a set frog safe.
Insect decks love this, mill no longer exists in its
true form. But Needle Worm is a clever tech card.
Give it a try, the results are always good. UNLESS
YOUR OPPONENT TOP DECKS A POT OF AVARICE AND YOU
SEND 5 MONSTERS TO THE AFTERLIFE.
How I long for the Ultra Rare Version of this. How I
long for the Ultra Rare Version DB2 Jinzo.
Needle Worm is a good card. I remember when this
critter was still an Ultra Rare. Those were the
Anyway, we all know what Needle Worm is good at:
Decking you out.
Believe it or not I’ve seen some Deck-out decks made
in this format and they actually work! Yea, it’s no
joke. They aren’t nearly as fast as the Empty Jar
decks from way back since there’s no Cyber Jar, but
you have to take the old-school “slow” approach with
Desert Sunlight and various Stall cards. It still
works though. Try it.
Last Word: I wouldn’t tech this card in a regular
deck, though it’s kind of funny when your opponent
loses 5 cards from their deck. Who knows this might
actually work as a tech card. Anyone had any success
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