Gear Gigant X
Gear Gigant X

Gear Gigant X – #MAGO-EN131

2 Level 4 Machine monsters – Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; add 1 Level 4 or lower Machine monster from your Deck or GY to your hand. When this face-up card leaves the field: You can target 1 Level 3 or lower “Geargia” monster in your GY; Special Summon that target.

Date Reviewed:  June 15th, 2023

Rating: 3.83

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Gear Gigant X was one of the big players in the Wind-Up and Machina strategies back in the day, and now finds itself in the Extra Deck of Superheavy Samurai players, and is today’s Throwback Thursday choice.

Generic Rank 4 needing generic materials, Gear Gigant X is a a Level 4 or lower Machine search from your Deck or recycle your graveyard. With the advent of Link Summoning this effect comes in even bigger because it increased the ways of getting your Machine-Type monsters into the graveyard. Machina Gearframe was the best of those Level 4’s, not to mention all the Gadget monsters fall under that category as well. Superheavy have five targets for this effect, as well as potential materials to use to summon Gear Gigant X. Superheavy Samurai Scales is the one-card Gear Gigant X-maker, Special Summoning another Superheavy Samurai other than itself. The deck does enough attaching to other monsters to fuel Scales effect and the search off Gear Gigant X will get you whichever Superheavy Samurai Level 4 you need.

Special Summoning a Geargia monster that’s Level 3 or lower when Gear Gigant X leaves the field is the effect that ties it to its archetype. While not used in the meta ever, this will for Geargia players Special Summon Geargiano and its other two forms that you may be running. Any of these forms will get you to another Geargia monster, setting up a Link 2 or more, with the expectation of Geargiano which tributes itself to Special Summon a Level 4 Machine monster (effects negated).

Wind-Up and Machina Machine blends used this basic Rank 4 to terrorize the meta and solidify their strategies. Nowadays it is a weapon to search out any Superheavy Samurai Level 4 you want.

Advanced-3.5/5     Art-3/5

Until Next Time

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Throwback Thursday this week gives us a Rank 4 that goes perfectly with Machines to a point where any Deck that can summon it will play it: Gear Gigant X.

Gear Gigant X is a Rank 4 EARTH Machine Xyz with 2300 ATK and 1500 DEF. Stats are fine for a Rank 4, and that EARTH Machine combo is always lovely. The materials are any 2 Level 4 Machines, so exclusive to Machine Decks. The first effect is a soft once per turn, letting you detach a material from this card to add any Level 4 or lower Machine from your Deck or graveyard to your hand. Overall pretty good to search for a wide arrange of options to make more plays with. The card is meant to go with Geargia to search Geargiarmor or Geargiaccelerator, but you got Gadgets as well to search and Superheavy Samurai got recent support to help summon this to search for most of their monster lineup. Even when Geargia Karakuri was a thing, you could run this to search for the Karakuri monsters or Genex Ally Birdman to help with your Synchro Summons. The second effect when this card is sent from the field to the graveyard, letting you target a Level 3 or lower Geargia monster in your grave and Special Summon it. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this go off. For one it’ll miss timing anyways if used for a Link or Tribute Summon, but even if it didn’t miss timing, you’d have to be running Geargia specifically and have the Level 3s already in the grave, which you mainly only ever see when you resolve Geargiagear. The card is great, but mainly for the first effect since that’s the one that probably only ever resolved in most games. If you run Machines and you can summon this, it’s an easy target to throw into the Extra Deck.

Advanced Rating: 4/5

Art: 4/5 Looks like a combination of the three original Gadgets, which the blue makes me wonder when we get Blue Gadget.

Mighty Vee

Gear Gigant X is this week’s Throwback Thursday, and saw a bit of scrutiny until the recent banlist thanks to its role in Superheavy Samurai decks. A sub-boss for the Geargia archetype, Gear Gigant X is a Rank 4 EARTH Machine Xyz monster, giving it perfect synergy with EARTH Machines. Requiring any two Machine monsters, Gear Gigant X is easily made in EARTH Machines, and it can be made in Vaylantz decks as well by summoning two Vaylantz Voltage Viscount. With a stat spread of 2300 attack and 1500 defense, its stats are a tad below the upper end but still respectable for a Rank 4 monster.

Gear Gigant X’s first effect is a soft once per turn, letting you detach an Xyz material to search any level 4 or lower Machine monster or recycle one from your Graveyard back to your hand. Most of its applications are in Machine decks, since it can search popular extenders like Ancient Gear Box and Machina Unclaspare. Recently, however, its most popular application is to search the now-forbidden CyberStein, as it can easily be made using the Superheavy Samurai engine or in Vaylantz decks without consuming your Normal Summon, letting you cheat out Naturia Exterio or any other valid Fusion monster you’d like. With the banning of Cyber-Stein, Gear Gigant X is once again relegated to a combo piece for EARTH Machine, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. Gear Gigant X’s second effect is not once per turn, triggering if it leaves the field; it lets you Special Summon any level 3 or lower Geargia monster from your Graveyard. This effect is liable to miss timing if you try to use it to combo, but frankly it’s not an effect to be concerned about outside of Geargia decks (EARTH Machine decks typically don’t run Geargias anyway). Gear Gigant X might’ve been a menace for a brief period of time, but now it is back in its rightful place, and hopefully stays there!

Advanced: 4/5

Art: 3.5/5 “You’ve made 3 mistakes here!”

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