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Date Reviewed - 05.02.07
This card is becoming the side deck card of choice
Most non-standard decks use Spell or Trap cards that
stay on the field. Burn uses a lot of 'em; Demise
uses some stall in the form of G-Bind, Swords, and
possibly Level Limit if really wanting to stall out.
Most side decks include Royal Decree. Twister
counters all that stuff for 500 LP.
Not enough face-up S/Ts are used to where a full set
of these would be required, and there are many other
things that require further side deck attention
(DDT/Demise/Monarchs/Gadgets) before I'd add in more
Twisters, but it's still not a bad choice if you
have a slot open.
is the more or less “fair” version of
Mystical Space Typhoon. Why is it fair?
One card for one card may sound fair, but as
we’ve learned from cards like Book of Moon,
“card advantage” is only part of the “real”
advantage a card generates. Most games I know,
you never get anything close to a “one for one”:
they’ll always be some sort of resource
requirement to meet. This is one of Yu-Gi-Oh’s
big flaws: generic cards that give a return of
one or more cards. Oh, there are times when
that won’t be a problem at all in a game, but
usually it’s when the one card of advantage is
something specific (at least Ojamagic
hasn’t caused any problems yet to my
knowledge). In most games, it’s the combos all
the time building advantage, and if you try to
just “throw your
cards” at the opponent, you’ll quickly falter
against a skilled player who will take the hits,
but in a few turns deliver a true combo for
serious advantage. For the most part, cards
that “kill” another card should be restricted in
their usage (not as in a list, but the effect
only targeting certain other cards) and/or some
sort of cost. Twister has both: it can
only kill face-up Spell/Traps and requires a 500
LP payment, but it is still a Quick-Play Spell.
If we saw more play of Continuous Spells and
Traps, Field Spells, and Equips… well, then
Heavy Storm would just be thought of as that
much better. If I throw that out, there are a
few other cards. I’ve said more than once
there’s too much removal in this format, though
I try to paint a picture of the kinds that would
be okay and usually people don’t like the words
I’ve chosen. “Easy”, “generic”, “simple”,
basically I mean that if it’s something any deck
can use it better have some sort of cost. Even
500 LP matters when it’s on almost everything
you use. That is to say, if that cost were
slapped onto all the like Spells, Traps, and
Effect Monsters that lack such a cost and people
favor now for any deck, you can bet they’d be
looking for more “themed” alternatives (though
Suicide Beatdown would probably return as a
viable deck type).
If Twister hit face down cards, I
wouldn’t like it: Mystical Space Typhoon
is too good, and even with that cost it’d be too
good. The LP cost will be mostly negligible, so
it isn’t much of a safety net but I’d rather it
was on there then it wasn’t if it means slowly
building the card base that we can Ban many of
the older cards that have been trouble.
Realistically, you still might consider this in
your deck. If you’ve got Chiron the Mage
in your deck, it’s a guilt free discard.
Without Chiron, it still can take out
pesky cards like Premature Burial,
Call of the Haunted, and somewhat random
cards that are important to specific decks but
just not all of them (like Necrovalley).
I’ve tested it a bit and while obviously
inferior to Mystical Space Typhoon, it
can be a decent alternative to Dust Tornado
or Nobleman of Extermination. It’s not a
bad card, but it won’t do much in the current
format. Hopefully it’s the foundation for a
Traditional: 1/5 – Yeah, we got options hear,
and don’t need it.
Advanced: 2/5 – Right now, there are still too
many better options, but I don’t think those
options should remain.
"I'll take cards that are watered down of a superior
version for $1,000, please Alex." Of course, I am
referring to Twister, the watered down Mystical
Now, let's talk about something before we review
this card...perhaps someone was hinting something at
us when we got this card. Remember when Raigeki got
banned? What happened...a little later we got
Lighting Vortex...a weaker Raigeki that only hits
face up monsters and requires a discard.
Remember when Change of Heart got banned? What
happened...a little later we got Brain Control...a
weaker Change of Heart with a Lifepoint cost that
can only take a face-up monster from your opponent.
So, are we being hinted by giving a weaker MST that
can only hit face up Magic and Trap cards with a 500
Lifepoint cost that MST will be banned on the next
cycle? We will just have to wait and see...
Anyway, having said all that, Twister isn't bad, it
just isn't good.
Since we have MST still, something like Twister
isn't really necessary.
A 500 Lifepoint cost isn't anything to worry about,
and destroying a face up Magic or Trap card is good.
You can use three, but you probably wouldn't need
more than one. One in your side deck maybe?
Dagnabit! If only the faceup wasn't there.
Now this isn't actually half bad. The 500 LP cost is
blatantly because the powers that be didn't want to
make another MST. However, I'd think this would be a
solid Side Deck choice. My reasoning is that you'd
often put Dust Tornado in there for decks with lots
of S/T's on the field (i.e. old fashioned burn).
These were to deal mostly with face-up threats. This
does that, but faster. It's also a great way to deal
with Royal Decree. The question is how badly do you
want to get rid of these cards? Are you willing to
Share and enjoy,
One of the best side deck cards ever made. I assume
this is the MST we can run in threes? The fact it is
a quick-play means that any kind of stall/burn deck
is going to be in trouble. Cards like this make
FINAL pointless even more than it already is.
Twister will be the answer to Force of the Breaker
field card searchers. A nice card in a nice even
package. If only it killed face downs.
Not just a hit movie, it's now also a great
side-deck choice for a children's card game!
Not quite as good as MST, but still a good choice
for a side-deck near you.
Usually I would say that Dust Tornado is a better
choice for your sideboard, but the fact is that many
of the Top Tier decktypes run today (Doomize and
DDT) regularly side (or even main!) 3x Royal Decree
to counter the Royal Oppressions and Cursed Seals
that you sided in.
If you have room in you side-deck and want some
extra S/T removal, Twister is a suitable option.
1/5 - Harpies Feather Duster?!
2/5 - For the most part only a Side-Deck card, and
even so, Dust Tornado has more utility. If you see
alot of Royal Decree in your Meta though, this card
might be your saviour.
3/5 - "I'll get you my pretty! And you're little dog
Today we look at a new piece of spell/trap
Pay 500 Lifepoints. Destroy a face up Magic or Trap
card on the Field.
500 life points is not all that much. The problem is
that it can only destroy face up spells and traps.
This can come in handy against Royal Decree decks,
and stall/burn decks. It could also work on Swords,
Premature, and Call of the Haunted. If this worked
on face up, and face downs, they’d be flying all
over the place.
Sorry about the short review, but there isn’t much
to say about this one. Main deck choice for most
decks, no. Side deck choice, yes.