Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by having exactly 5 EARTH monsters in your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. When this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 monster in either player's Graveyard; Special Summon that target to your side of the field. If this card leaves the field, skip the Battle Phase of your next turn.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - August 29, 2012
Grandsoil the Elemental Lord...well this guy TRIES
to be splashable, but how many of you have five or
more Earth Monsters in your Deck? Not very man, and
you can't just splash the five Earth Monsters in and
hope for the best. Don't get me wrong, this guy is
good, beastly even. It's a Level 8 Monster (which
is all but irrelevant) with 2800 attack (great) and
2200 defense (meh). and an Earth Monster, of the
Beast-Warrior type (although I think Machine or
plain Warrior might fit better). He can't be Normal
Summoned or Set, and can only be Special Summoned
(from your Hand) by having exactly five Earth
Monsters in your Graveyard. He can't be Special
Summoned in other ways, which is a downer. I
understand the first time, but after that, you
should be allowed to Special Summon him normally.
He's got a built in Monster Reborn (note that
targets) which is also very nice, but as for another
downside, you lose your next Battle Phase when he
leaves the Field...regardless of how, or by who, or
for what purpose. So you can't tribute him,
Synchro, or XYZ. For a "Lord" I think he's just too
restrictive, and even in an Earth Deck, he's a
fairly simple, easy to use brute, but his cons
outweigh the pros.
3.25/5 in a Deck that can play him, obviously more
splashable than yesterday, but he's not all that
game-breaking either...he might be able to win a
game in a combo with his built in Monster Reborn,
but that alone isn't going to do it.
We have a really powerful monster to review today
in Grandsoil the Elemental Lord. This monster is a
cross between Dark Armed Dragon and Red-Eyes
Darkness Metal Dragon as it takes exactly 5 Earth
monsters in the graveyard to special summon it and
it can special summon any monster from ether
graveyard when summoned.
Finally we get to even the playing field by giving
Earth monsters some big monster support to counter
the Light and Dark beastie monsters. With 2800
attack, Grandsoil matches the likes of Red-Eyes
Darkness Metal Dragon and Dark Armed Dragon. Now all
we need is a deck to put it in. Or maybe even three
of them in as they are not limited.
There are tons of Earth decks to choose from
including X-Saber’s, Psychic’s, Reptile’s, Scrap’s,
Koa’ki, Six Samurai, Gem-Knight’s, Beast’s (with
Horn of the Phantom Beast) and the new Geargia decks
to name just a few. Most of these decks can
manipulate their graveyard’s making it easy to
special summon Grandsoil the Elemental Lord.
Number 9 is not a love potion, but the mighty
Grandsoil, the Elemental Lord. A level 8
EARTH/Beast-Warrior *I don't see it* with the darn
good stats of 2800 ATK and 2200 DEF.
Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Can only be
special summoned from your hand by having exactly 5
EARTH monsters in your graveyard and cannot be
special summoned any other way. When this card is
special summoned, you can target 1 monster in either
player's graveyard; special summon that target to
your side of the field. If this card leaves the
field, skip the battle phase of your next turn.
Foolish Burial, Catapult Zone and what seems to be
my new favorite card for EARTH types, Rock
Bombardment, can get those EARTH monsters in the
grave for this guy. And when does hit the field, not
only are his stats huge and hard to get over, he
gets you a free Monster Reborn just for showing up.
If he leaves the field, you still get to keep
whatever monster you brought back, but you have to
skip your next battle phase. That may or may not be
a big a deal, depending on what is happening during
the duel at that point. Overall, Grandsoil can make
your opponents soil themselves if he hits the field
at right time. Rock, X-Sabers and Gem-Knights can
benefit well from this card. EARTH lovers, this card
is your game winner.
Grandsoil the Elemental Lord
"Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must be Special
Summoned (from your hand) by having exactly 5 EARTH
monsters in your Graveyard, and cannot be Special
Summoned by other ways. When this card is Special
Summoned: You can target 1 monster in either
player's Graveyard; Special Summon that target to
your side of the field. If this card leaves the
field, skip the Battle Phase of your next turn."
Well, GEL is a very interesting card and one the
EARTH attribute has been deserving for some time
now. Under the right conditions, he can be a game
ender, but with only a Monster Reborn built into
him, that's not always likely to be enough to pull
off a win. The opponent could still have a back row
card that can weaken or destroy him, or the opponent
may have a troublesome monster, such as one that
can't be destroyed in battle or removes itself and
the opponent's monster from play when attacked, so
you definately want some good field clearing effects
to back the big guy up. There's TONS of great EARTH
monsters out there, so I wouldn't be surprised to
see some decks build around him pop up in the near
future, assuming there aren't already. The loss of
your next battle phase when he dies seems like an
odd cost, but not the end of the world as long as
you build your deck to handle such an occurrence.
An Earth boss monster? Sweet! Beefy stats, has a
built-in reborn effect, and a drawback that will
keep it from ruining the game. People will have to
be careful on when to summon this, it can lose you
the duel as easily as it can win you it. Somewhere
down the line, this will make an impact, id bet
money on it.
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