Apoqliphort Towers
Apoqliphort Towers

Apoqliphort Towers
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Cannot be Special Summoned. Requires 3 “Qli” monsters to Normal Summon/Set. If this card is Normal Summoned/Set, it is unaffected by Spell/Trap effects and by activated effects from any monster whose original Level/Rank is lower than this card’s current Level. All Special Summoned monsters lose 500 ATK and DEF. Once per turn: You can make your opponent send 1 monster from their hand or their side of the field to the Graveyard (their choice).

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2018

Rating: 4.25

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.

Reviews Below:


Considering some of the boss monsters we are getting now, and the cards we have to out boss monsters, it doesn’t surprise me that they opted to finally bring back Apoqliphort Towers.

Towers is a Level 10 Earth Machine with 3000 ATK and 2600 DEF. Stats are very powerful, type and attribute are solid, and Level doesn’t have many uses except being the level for many Boss Monsters. Towers cannot be Special Summoned, thankfully. Towers must be Normal Summoned or Set by tributing 3 Qliphort Monsters. Every Qli monster besides this one and the other Apoqliphort monster are Pendulum Monsters, so they float, but Links means that you cannot Pendulum Summon 5 from the Extra Deck anymore really. At least we got Saqliflice to count a Qli for two tributes. Still, getting 3 Qli monsters is not hard. If this card is Normal Summoned or Set, AKA the only way you can really summon this guy, it is unaffected by Spells/Traps and activated effects from any monster with a Level/Rank lower than the Level of this card. This card is basically unaffected by effects of 90% of the cards in the game, but the outs are still there in Kaijus, Utopia the Lightning, and Link Monsters. All Special Summoned Monsters lose 500 ATK/DEF. This tiny loss in stats can help make this giant hard to kill, so I don’t have much to say about that, only it does suck that it hurts your monsters as well. Once per turn, you can make your opponent send a monster they control or in their hand to the GY, it is their choice of what they send. There are tons of GY effects, but most of them do not hurt this card, but it can still help boost their game state. Be careful in using this effect.

Towers was really a revolutionary card, as we refer to many Boss Monsters today as a Towers like card. It is still a very powerful card, though the summoning condition makes sure you cannot put this on the board super easily. The card is still an amazing boss monster, no matter how many outs there are now.

Advanced Rating: 4/5


Apoqliphort Towers doesn’t strike me as a card old enough to be for Throwback Thursday, but whatever, right?  This card was recently taken off the Ban List, and I personally don’t feel it ever needed to be Banned to begin with.  It’s powerful, but not overly so like some ‘boss Monsters’ have been.  It’s slow enough to bring out and it can’t be Special Summoned.  It’s immunity built in IS good, don’t get me wrong, and it is protected from a lot, being Level 10 (and having 3000 attack to boot)…Qli players got along without this card in the Deck even before it was Banned, but that was a while ago.  I think we need to see what happens (or doesn’t happen) whatever the case, before too much is said.  So in the now (even though as discussed I don’t like to rate on potential if I don’t have to, but today I will)

Rating:  3/5 until someone shows otherwise

Art:  4.5/5

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