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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day
 

gran_gure_space_guardian
Image from Wizards Duel Master site
 

  Gran Gure,
Space Guardian

Base Set


Date Reviewed: 4.21.04


Constructed Average Rating: 3.74
Limited Average Rating: 4.2


Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* Scrye writer since 2002
Gran Gure, Space Guardian

This is one of the largest blockers in the game. It's also 9000 power for only six mana. That's pretty amazing. This guy can help you hold the fort down for a long time. This is definitely a super rare worth having.



Rating: 4.5



 

Ray "Monk"
Powers
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
Gran Gure, Space Guardian

Yay! Itís a big... wall. Or something. It stopsÖ everything. And it doesnít help me win the gameÖ ever. I dunno, this guy is just not very exciting at all. Itís a fine card, its just not exciting.
 


Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 3

 

The Antman Gran Gure, Space Guardian- Very Rare

Well people today we have the best blocker there is in the game Gran Gure, Space Guardian

This guy is amazing, he is a 9000 blocker for only 6 mana?!?!? tell me what is wrong here since most blockers ever are over costed, or have only 1000 more power than they have cost, but this fellow can stop about 90% of the good cards out there making him very valueable. Even though some people may say that this guy will come out into the field a bit too late in the game, he accualy doesn't. Most monsters that will even come close to his power will probably come out after he does (Roaring Great-Horn is 7, or Hanusa, Radiance Elemental is 7 too).

The Ratings:
Constructed- 4.7/5 he didn't get a 5/5 because he is still only a blocker =/
limited- 5/5 he may cost 6 but he will block any of the opponets monsters 99.9% of the time.

Final Thought- A key protection against strong monsters, a must be in any deck that has traces of light in it.
 
Hydromorph Gran Gure, Space Guardian

Gran Gure is the biggest blocker in the game as of now. First off, look at some of the stats. 9000 for 6 mana, pretty solid, even as far as blockers go. Gran Gure can get into a scrum with a good 95% of the creature in the game right now and live to tell the tale. Plus, a few of the oneís that actually do destroy it do so through the power attacker ability. Gran Gure can attack them if theyíre tapped, so you can either chump block with something smaller, or let the attack go through and zap it on the next turn.

Combined with Toel, Light Spells that tap your opponents creatures, and maybe even mana-acceleration, Gran Gure can be good. Iín my personal opinion heís probably one of the few creature with that high a cost that you can force 4 of in a deck and not be too upset.

In Draft, big, cheap bodies that can pick off creature and protect you are good. Itís probably the best Light Creature you can draft, second maybe to Rayla. A house and a half.

Constructed - 3.5

Limited - 5
 
Otaku Name: Gran Gure, Space Guardian
Type: Creature
Civilization: Light
Race: Guardian
Cost: 6
Power: 9000

Effect#1: Blocker (When an opponentís creature attacks, you may tap this creature to stop the attack. Then the two creatures battle.)

Effect#2: This creature canít attack players.

Flavor Text: Those who defile the Sky Castle are doomed, for they shall know the wrath of the Guardians.

Mana#: 1

Set/Card#: Base Set, 5/110, Very Rare

Attributes: Guardians are creatures of Light, and so far, all are blockers that canít attack players. Nothing else I can recall refers to them, so I will move on. You get a Power 9000 creature for just 6 mana. That sounds about right to me: summoning for 6 mana is hard, so 9000 is what Iíd demand. But I already said there was moreÖ

Abilities: It canít attack players, but as stated, itís a Blocker. Those two on traits their own are a fair trade off to me.

Uses/Combinations: Simply put, this makes a great wall for a Light deck. Now, how useful that is depends on your meta-game (local environment). I players are low on creature removal and/or high Power creatures, this could block a lot of hitsÖ but if either of those are played, then its really not going to help you much: most players I know kill you with either two fatties, a large amount of disposable cheap attackers, or one big hitter and several small ones. So either they make you block their double breaker, or you block something little and kill it. One way or the other, shields are getting hit: itís not like Yu-Gi-Oh where they have to attack a monster if itís on the field.

Ratings

Newbie Format: 4/5-This will really frustrate a lot of newer player decks, since their beloved [insert holographic-rare] monster canít hit you.

Standard: 3.5/5-Note, thatís in general, in a mono-Light deck it probably would be a little better. Otherwise, Defense doesnít win a lot of games I have seen.

Limited: 4/5-Nice pick: if they get anything big, then you can block it with ease. I really doubt theyíd pull that many big guys they can play in the same deck.

Summary

I give you the wall.

 
Stegyman Gran Gure, Space Guardian

Gotta love those Blockers.

Gran Gure, Space Guardian: Light Creature, 6-Mana, 9000 Attack, Blocker. Interested? The text says that [Gran Gure] cannot attack players. Maybe that's a good thing?

Should you play this card? I would say, only if you wanted to. Why? Well sure, it's a Blocker with 9000 attack, but who says you're not running Light/Dark or Light/Fire and can easily destroy your opponent's creatures? You can run the much cheaper La Ura Giga, Sky Guardian in multiples and stop 2+ creatures instead of one. In Water/Light this card is probably better since it can block any creature (minus Bolshack Dragon, unblockables, and Hanusa, Radiance Elemental) while the cheap Water creatures attack. But I won't argue that a 9000 Blocker isn't useful. If you drop this card, nothing short of a Terror Pit/Death Smoke/Natural Snare will destroy it.

Pros: 6-Mana, 9000 Attack, Blocker

Cons: can only attack creatures

I would play this card if your local tournament area is swarming with huge attack creatures. In Limited this card is much better. Your opponent will be hesitant to attack.

Tournament: 3/5

Limited: 3.5/5
 
   

 

   

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