Abyss Worm is a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy VIII used to play the minigame and for turning into items with Quezacotl's Card Mod. Abyss Worm is the thirty-third card in the inventory and the last Level 3 card. It is a great card for farming in the early game.
Being a Level 3 card, the card values on the Abyss Worm are not strong, though it has a 7 at the top, the highest value for Level 3, and its value placements may be useful for games that use Same and/or Plus. It is an earth-elemental card, which comes into effect when the Elemental rule is in play. Elemental is encountered halfway through the game at Fishermans Horizon, though it is also a rule in Dollet and the Queen of Cards can be paid money to introduce new rules to a region. Placing the Abyss Worm on a tile with the matching Stone symbol gains +1 to its values. The increased values do not count toward Same/Plus triggering, but do count for Combo mechanics.
Any AI Triple Triad player who uses Level 3 cards has a chance of using Abyss Worm in a play, from where the player can win it in a card match.
A Abyss Worm card refines into a Windmill with Quezacotl's Card Mod ability. This makes it one of the best cards to farm in the early game, as Windmills become Tornado with Quezacotl's Thunder and Wind Magic Refiner, allowing the player to potentially farm for a spell much higher tier than the spells available from enemies and draw points right at the start of the game. Windmills are also needed to make Rinoa's ultimate weapon, the Shooting Star.
In 1999, following the release of Final Fantasy VIII in Japan, Bandai produced a full set of collectible Triple Triad cards. The set was made up of the 110 cards as seen in the game along with 72 artwork cards and a collector's edition playing mat. The cards have a blue side and a red side. The cards have become a rare collector's item.