Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Enter the Colosseum, Gladiator beasts




Gladiators are popular because of the Deck’s flexibility. It can deal with all kinds of enemy Decks really well.
Each time a Gladiator Beast monster attacks, it can be returned to the Deck at the end of the Battle Phase to Special Summon another; and when a Gladiator Beast is “tagged in” it hits the field with an additional effect, like destroying cards on the field, or removing cards from the opponent’s Graveyard. Those “tagging” effectsare the basis of the Gladiator strategy.
Gladiator Beast Decks got a boost with the release of Starlight Road. They Set a lot of cards to their back row, so it fits right in to play 2-3 copies of Starlight Road. This protects their set-ups of Traps like Gladiator Beast War Chariot, which can negate monster effects. Another typical play is Waboku, which stops a Gladiator Beast from being destroyed when it’s attacked, but stills means that it “was attacked,” so it can tag out at the end of the Battle Phase.

Old school Gladiator Beast Decks sometimes focused on Elemental Hero Prisma’s ability to mimic Gladiator Beast Bestiari’s name for the summoning of Gladiator Beast Gyzarus. But that strategy hasn’t been very popular this Summer. Most Duelists realized pretty quickly that when you’re Dueling against Infernities and X-Sabers, it’s more important to disrupt your opponent’s Synchro Summons and keep them from putting combos together. That led to a huge upswing in Gladiator Beast use of Thunder King Rai-Oh.

31 comments:

  1. not been a fan of yu gi oh in a loooooong time but i know someone who i can show this to.

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  2. I used to love Yu gi oh
    I gotta find my cards, there bound to be somewhere around here.

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  3. " it’s more important to disrupt your opponent’s Synchro Summons and keep them from putting combos together"

    NOOOOO doent tell them how to beat me

    good post man

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  4. omg i havent seen yugioh since the nerds at high school played it during lunch rofl.

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  5. okay, this might be good to know if i ever get in a nerd-fight! :D

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  6. Haven't played this for a long time.

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  7. Are these cards worth anything anymore?

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  8. OMG!! Nostalgia!!
    It's time to duel hahaha

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  9. i still got my cards tucked away in my closet... i thinks it about time to break em out with a few of my friends and duel

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  10. i never got into yugioh, was in 5th grade when they came out.

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  11. how hard is this game to get into for someone who has played MTG for years?

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  12. I like the illustarations on these cards.

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  15. lol yugioh, havent played in ages

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  16. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  17. Just found this blog. It inspired me to break out my old cards. Thanks!

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  18. I'm more of a Pokemon man myself...

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  19. I used to have all 3 of these cards xD

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  20. i put this card face down in defensive mode.

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  21. that's a unique perspective on it!

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