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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Swallow's Nest
RGBT-EN087

Tribute 1 face-up Winged Beast-Type monster you control to Special Summon 1 Winged Beast-Type monster from the Deck with the same Level as the Tributed monster.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.50
Advanced: 3.75 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 07.08.09

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General Zorpa Swallow's Nest

This is one of the cards from the new set that was completely hyped out of proportion. It is a Quickplay Spell that allows you to tribute a Winged Beast monster in order to Special Summon one that is of the same level from yoru deck. This would typically be used to Special Summon one of the same monster in order to avoid destruction effects like Bottomless Trap Hole.

Ideally this would be used in Blackwings. There is a cute combo with Sirocco. Normal Summon Sirocco, Special Summon Bora, Special Summon Gale. You activate Sirocco's effect, giving all of the ATK to Bora, who is at 5000 right now. Activate Swallow's Best to bring out Another Sirocco, and suddenly Bora has 10000 ATK. You then attack a DEF position monster or use Enemy Controlle ran do massive piercing damage for game. As a common play now is to just set a Gravekeeper's Spy and end turn with nothing in the back, this combo can win games.

The other thing that this card is good for is getting Aslla Piscu to activate it's effects. You get Aslla Piscu to the field with a Black Garden on the field. They have 2 tokens let's say. You attack directly for 1250, then activate Swallow's Nest. Tributing Aslla Piscu in order tobring out another. They get a token, then the departed Aslla Piscu activate's it's effect, killing all 3 tokens and doing 2400 damage and then you still get to attack with the new Aslla Piscu. Fun huh?

This card was so hyped that people were disappointed when it did not get really played that much. I think it is just because people have not seen it as viable in the Blackwing deck, but time will show that this card is NOT Cunning of the Six Samurai.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-4/5

Freeza
Swallow's Nest ...

An awesome card. It's almost text book that a great card becomes an awesome card when its made as a quick play. Swallow's Nest fits this mold and THEN some. Now we all know that it lends even MORE power and speed to Blackwings which were never in short supply of power and speed, but it works for ALL Winged Beast monsters. All one needs is the same level as the monster being tributed, and from there? - Use your imagination!

It can be used defensively as well as offensively. Someone tries a Brain Control, a bounce of some kind, a Sakuretsu ... ANYTHING - and u can pull your monster out and bring in a new one just as strong ... or even STRONGER, just as long as their levels are the same. U can even swap a monster for a copy of the same one - maybe to get Gail's shrink effect twice? ... and God forbid u are attacking into a clear field with a Bora or Shura, and you've got a couple of these in hand? - the Damage u pour on will be rediculous.

U play Blackwings, or Harpies, or even the Immortal Aslla Piscu? ... Swallow's Nest is definitely a good idea.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 5/5

- Freeza

Darkstarr
Man I really need to stop going to so many parties and start trying to remember witch day it is of the week. Well today for me is sunday so technically I'm writing this for monday. :) Swallow's Nest is technically a -1 unless the monster you are summoning gives you an imediate advantage such as Sacred Crane. Overall the card is good because of the new winged beast we have been getting. Blackwings being one of the top decks could use this to work with chaos or just apply presure on the opponent, fill the graveyard, attack again, or dodge cards that destroy your monster.

Trad: 2.5 (Chaos Fodder card instant BLS/CED/Sorc if played right.
ADV: 3.0
Parallel Fates Swallow’s Nest…. This was originally hyped to be really good in Blackwing decks during initial release. However, people then started to realize that there was no point in running them given the speed that already exists. After all is said and done, this card is ultimate a neg-1 as there aren’t any special effects that Blackwing monsters get upon summon.

Also, there’s only 2 switches that you can actually pull off, Gale & Kalut, and Bora & Shura. The only actual switch that is worth doing is Kalut for favour of Gale for a synchro summon. However, with all BW decks running triple Whirlwind, a player should not have to waste 2 cards for to get Gale.

At first it appears to be a solid control card, but because it’s a neg-1, it’ll make players hesitate to use it. Maybe in the future when we get more winged beast type monsters, this will be worth using.

2/5

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