Most insect type monsters have piddly ATK/DEF stats with irritating or barely powerful effects, this puts a lot of players off using insect type monsters. While a whole deck based around insect monsters isn’t likely to win any duels, they can be fun to use and some individual insect monsters are actually pretty good. You’ll see some cards on this list that, if you’ve never seen them before, will fit right into a number of your decks. Lets get into it, with the top 10 best insect type monsters in Yugioh!
Disclaimer: Archetypes have been avoided. Lets be honest, you already know the best archetypes. This list will focus on lesser known and/or ‘independant’ cards.
10. Armored Bee
Nice and simple but effective. Armored Bee is one of those cards that you don’t give a second look, only to realise its actually pretty decent when someone uses it against you. Simply reducing a monster’s ATK stat is effective against a large amount of boss monsters, especially those with high ATK that cannot be destroyed by card effects.
9. Aztekipede, the Worm Warrior
Another simple card and one that should be in any insect type deck. Aztekipede is a rank 4 XYZ monster in waiting, only 1 insect monster in your graveyard needs to be sacrificed. Its secondary effect is also quite useful, although some decks would be fine with you milling their cards. If it had a better effect, it’d be higher on the list without doubt.
Any half-decent deck needs monsters that help bring other monsters out. Beetron helps immensely in this regard, requiring a face-up spell or trap card in return for any level 4 or lower insect type monster in your graveyard. Perfect for XYZ summoning, you’ll find Beetron is a quality card to have in any insect type deck.
7. Confronting the “C”
How many decks make sure of their extra deck? Like, the large majority of decks really. Confronting the “C” can give you a nice little boost when your opponent goes for their big play. Summon this card and prevent the OTK your enemy was just getting ready. The art is also hilarious, it’s sure to start a conversation if you show it to someone.
6. Cross-Sword Beetle
This insect monster should be the bread and butter of your low level monsters in an insect deck. Piercing damage is always good, especially when all monsters you control have it. It’s a good level 4 beater overall, use it as your meat shield or simply to deal some damage. You can’t find a much better level 4 insect monster.
5. Underground Arachnid
The first and only synchro insect monster on the list, you’d be surprised to learn Underground Arachnid is one of two insect type synchro monsters in the entire game!
The other being T.G. Recipro Dragonfly. As you can see, insects could do with a few more synchro monsters but Underground Arachnid is awesome anyway, it should make itself into your insect deck. It’d be even better if it didn’t require an insect to summon but I can’t blame Konami, it’d be overpowered if the requirements were made easier.
4. Number 70: Malevolent Sin
Now we’re starting to get to the most epic insect type monsters, this one has insanely easy summoning requirements for its effect. Any level 4 monsters can be used so feel free to stick this card in any deck you like. It’s most optimal in situations where your opponent has a big boss monster and not much else, as you can banish said monster and get a ton of direct damage in.
3. Doom Dozer
Pretty much just an upgraded version of the 9th entry (Aztekipede, the Worm Warrior), Doom Dozer is definitely the best monster for an insect type deck, just not the best insect monster in the game. I know that makes no sense, but you’ll see when you get to the last two on the list.
Doom Dozer isn’t limited to one summon per turn, you can easily get two out by banishing 4 monsters and either attack or XYZ summon a rank 8 XYZ monster. It’s so damn good, if insects were at all viable then Doom Dozer would definitely be limited.
2. Number 35: Ravenous Tarantula
What an absolute beauty (figuratively) of a boss monster!
1. Maxx “C”
It’s limited to 1 per deck for a reason. Special summoning is in abundance in the Yugioh of today, most decks will special summon a good 2+ monsters per turn so having a Maxx “C” at the ready gives you a massive advantage. It finds a home in the majority of viable decks and for that reason, it has to be the best insect type monster in Yugioh!