Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by shuffling 10 other cards with different names from your hand and/or field into the Deck and/or Extra Deck, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card's Special Summon cannot be negated. If this card is Special Summoned: Shuffle all cards into the Deck, except this card, from each player's hand, field, Graveyard, and face-up Pendulum Monsters from the Extra Deck. Neither player can activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation.
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3 is Average.
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Date Reviewed: March 17, 2017
This is a scary monster effect wise created
seemingly by fusing Apoqliphort Towers and Infernoid
Ononcu, or at least from what I can tell.
Basically, Tierra provides a game re-set, and leaves
nothing except for itself left on the field, but in
addition to this, it also provides you with a 3400
ATK/ 3600 DEF monster to dominate the field with,
furthermore, this card cannot have its Summon or
effect Negated or Chained to by EITHER player, and
this ensures that should you ever get yourself in a
position to Summon this that you will actually be
able to Summon it and gain its effect.
The real difficulty with using this card is
primarily getting the needed cards onto the field or
hand, since the initial difficult part is that you
must get 10 cards all with different names there in
order to be able to Summon it, and then, if you do
both you and your opponent are left with no cards in
hand, graveyard, field or if you play Pendulums,
face-up on top of your Extra Deck.
This means that if you plan to use Tierra, Source of
Destruction and want to continue to keep an
advantage over your opponent that you'll want some
sort of plan to use your Banished cards as a
resource... Likely candidates for this would be PSY-Framelord
Omega and Gold Sarcophagus.
Rating: 2.5. While its effect is incredible,
Summoning it is incredibly difficult, and unless you
are going to actually win with its Summon, you may
actually be better off by not Summoning it. Fun card
and rather cool looking, but not really something
for competitive play.
Tierra, Source of Destruction
An ageless rule of Yu-Gi-Oh, and really most games
for that matter, is that if a card costs an
inordinate amount of resources to summon, then
you’re probably already winning and there’s no
reason to include the card. The same is true for
monsters like Sophia, Goddess of Rebirth and Number
86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad, to name a few.
Sure you will probably win if you summon these bad
boys, but Yu-Gi-Oh isn’t and never has been a game
of all-or-nothing high stakes plays, except for
maybe Exodia. OTK’s are discouraged, in fact, and
often rooted out through the ban list.
Tierra, Source of Destruction is an extreme example
of a monster that looks good on paper, but ends up
being either dead weight or an unnecessary
extravagance. The only real way to make use of
Tierra or Sophia is to run the elaborate OTK
involving Yang Zings, Scraps, ABC, Lunalights,
Zoodiacs and other randoms. And you all should know
how I feel about OTKs by now.
Future Potential: 1/5
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