Gladiator beasts have been doing so well this format, i can't shun from reviewing them anymore.
Take a look at the gladiator up there. This card is one of the reasons gladiator beats r big. The effect is as follows:
This card can only be Special Summoned from your Fusion Deck by returning the above cards you control to the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".) When this card is Speciial Summoned, you can destroy up to 2 cards on the field. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked, you can return this card to the Fusion Deck to Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Bestiari
How good is it? It IS AWESOME.
There are so many combos to bring this guy out so easily. This article, i will discuss the combos and their effeciency
(copyright) from metagame.com( jerome mchale) He uses ehero prisma to perform this awesome trick. How? Look and c
a) use prisma and send bestiari from deck to graveyard
b) assuming u can get another monster out( special summon or normal summon) Get out gladiator beast darius and special summon out gladiator beast bestiari from graveyard to field
c) contact fuse bestiari and darius to become gyzarus
d) destroy ( pimm pamm watever) then attack.
e) special summon 2 more gladiator beasts from deck( at least 1 must be laquari)
f) contact fuse laquari, ehero prisma( bestiari) and the other gladial beast to summon heraklinos to totally control the field!!! GG!!
In case u guys dont know..... u dint lose a single card in that combo above
Bestiari, prisma, all went back to deck . So good right? While ur opponent loses 2 crads( gyzarus) and some life points.
In case u guys don noe wat is heraklinos' effect, look on:
This card can only be Special Summoned from your Fusion Deck, by returning the above cards you control to the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization") You can discard 1 card from your hand to negate the activation of a Spell or Trap Card and destroy it. You can use this effect during either player's turn
Good right? Assuming, that combo was amde in early game, u should be controlling.
If combo made in mid game, u would still make opponent worry and fret all over...
if combo made in late game, wa wa even better, opponent already out of steam and combo so u would own! and gyzarus' destroy 2 effect will make opponent suffer even more, How gay.....
And did i mention, heraklinos has a whopping 3000 attack. How to pawn? Dark arms? ya can.....Since opponent destroy cards with gyzarus u should get ur dark monsters in grave easily. But u would have taken a chunk of damage by now. N i mean a huge huge chunk
In case anyone dint notice, these gladiator beasts take their name from real life mythological fighters that r popular. Note heraklinos. Sounds familiar right? Heraklinos...Heracles....And heracles is what the greek called hercules. Also anyone noticed gladial beast spartacus comes from the name spartans . Spartans strong =) too bad the card isnt.=(
There is 2 more cards.... gladial beats octavius and gladial beast alexander..... Octavius himself was a great gladiator in history ( he existed)
Alexander basically takes after the guy called alexander the great
Okay enough talking abt myth yugioh time
Anyway on to praising the gladial beasts
there is a card called gladial beats chariot
Thats the card above gyzarus . Its effect is:
Negate the effect of one effect monster that activates and destroy it. This effect can only be used when u control a gladial beats on the field.
Good or not? rememebr how i said heraklinos can be taken down with dark arms or judgement dragon? This card says it alll.... Its just mediocre n So awesome! dude! Most monster run in decks r effect monster. I would say nearly all ( some decks play normal monsters but r effective ahem ahem colin...neos)
Gladial beaasts r a anti metagame deck. However, it seem that they r of the metagame!!!!
Cards to counter gladial bests
in fact i cant think of many now, onli have cards such as fossil dyna pachyphaelo or ryal opreseion. Then both also have weak points. Fossil dyna attack is damn low even a simpel attack from bestiari will kill off la.
Then royal oppresion damn costly, 800 lp. Gladial beasts play cold wave and solemn judgment for ultimate seal power. Talk abt brutal man.
A card to recycle chariot
Enter gladial beast equite:
When this card is successfully Special Summoned by the effect of a [Gladial Beast] monster, choose a [Gladial Beast] card in your Graveyard and add it to your hand. When this card battles you can return this card to the deck at the end of Battle Phase, then Special Summon a [Gladial Beast] monster, except [Gladial Beast Equite] from the deck to your field
This awesome guy caught my eye while i was looking through the duelist genesis preview in manjyomethunder.net
He has so much potential since effect says one gladial beats. Don forget gladial beast chariot can be taken back. The rest of the monsters can too. Those equip spells too. He is the recycler. 1600 attack is not bad too....
When i first ssaw on baha and ds' blog abt the japanese metagame, he mentioned gladial synchro, At tat time so confused ler how to synchro gladial beast out? Then i remembered rescue kitten.
Though i would say its an expensive combo since it requires one of the duel terminal cards that is X saber airbellum. Baha's playing that deck now n i have to comment its quite fast and advantageous. So on with gladial synchro. Rescue cat special summons x saber airbellum and other glaidal beasts with low attack say hoplomus, murmilo or smthg . Then straight away boom! out goyou guardian, brionac, aoj catastor or smthg else!
Okay, now we know how much of a threat is the gladial beasts. So much watch out for it and sidedeck against them in tourney! 3 solemn to counter their solemns . Though i doubt gladial beasts can be beaten easily by any normal deck. However it can be outspeeded. Many decks can do that. Lightlord( sometimes) , dark arm( sometimes too). A counter deck isnt gonna help either as the gladial beasts have tech such as murmillo n bestiari to destroy spell/trap or monster that disturbing deck combo.
Good luck to all duelists out there. Shonen Jump St Louis is merely a few days away. From now on,i will do something like what Matt Peddle does in metagame.com.
If i c a good deck, i shall review it in this site. And dont worry i shant copy matt's as mine will be earlier or different deck.
P.s: if anyone wanna add matt peddle on hotmail his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
He's quite a friendly guy though busy most of the time
Time for me to sign off now, till next time, play fair, play hard n dont give up.