Gouki the Master Ogre
Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can return to the hand any number of “Gouki” monsters you control that this card points to, then target the same number of face-up cards your opponent controls; they have their effects negated until the end of this turn. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. If your opponent controls a face-up monster(s), this card can only target their monster with the highest ATK for attacks (your choice, if tied).
March 6, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Gouki the Master Ogre is one of two Link 4 Gouki monsters we’ll be reviewing this week.
Two or more Gouki monsters, which means you’ll at least be committing four Gouki monsters to the field for this in some way, which is a big investment for any play. Bounce Gouki monsters you have on the field to negate the same number of cards on field your opponent has. Taking resources away from your field just to negate seems counterproductive, when you can play cards like Breakthrough Skill and Effect Veiler to do that, even though those two only negate one a piece. 2800ATK with the ability to battle every monster on the field is a great way to deal with a large field, and Master Orge has the strength to do it. You are locked into attacking the strongest monster on their side though, so if they have face-down monsters and a higher ATK monster than Master Orge, you aren’t getting attacks in.
Headbatt and Bearhug help to counter the drawback Master Orge has with attacking the highest ATK monster first. Suprex can be used to get back the monster you put back in your hand, but you’ll need your Normal Summon or an additional one for Suprex. Clearing the field is great, and I like this card more for that effect than the negate ability. That can be saved for other cards.
Art-4/5- Looks like a superhero, like something out of a Super Sentai show. This is based on Chris Masters, who John Cena said was the strongest wrestler he ever wrestled. To rescue his mom during a hostage situation, Masters pulled a tree out of the ground and threw it through a window.
Until Next Time
I mentioned Gouki Link-4s yesterday because the archetype has 3 of them, but only 2 are in the TCG so far but I’m expecting Duel Power will give us the third. Nonetheless, we are going to take a look at one of their Link-4 monsters, Gouki The Master Ogre.
Master Ogre is a Link-4 EARTH Warrior with 2800 ATK and arrows pointing Up, Bottom Left, Bottom, and Bottom Right. 2800 ATK is probably an average for Link-4s, EARTH Warrior is a fine combination once again, and the arrows are great though once again I’d prefer that Up arrow be to the side. The summoning requirements are any 2+ Gouki Monsters, so Thunder Ogre giving you that extra Normal Summon immediately goes into this. Once per turn (Quick Effect), you can return to the hand any number of Gouki monsters you control that this card points to and then target the same number of face-up cards your opponent controls and they all have their effects negated until the end of this turn. Effect negation is nice, and bouncing Goukis back to your hand is fine since some of them are very easy to get back on the field. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each, but if your opponent controls a face-up monster then this card can only target their monster with the highest ATK for an attack target. That will really sting if they get something over 2800 ATK, but there are other Goukis to help get over a stronger monster than Master Ogre, Twistcobra is a good example, or if that stronger monster has some DEF then Gouki the Great Ogre can help with getting rid of it by weakening it. Master Ogre is a fine Link-4 and is a good option for Goukis. It’s worth having one at least if you are playing the Gouki Link Monsters.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 I feel like the other Gouki Link-4s won’t like this guy calling himself the master.
I always think it’s fun when a card declares itself King/Queen/Master/Absolute etc because they often aren’t, and it’s fun to see if they deserve the time. Gouki the Master Ogre is a Link 4, Earth, Warrior Monster, this time with 2800 attack, which is a feat that impresses off the bat. Link arrows here are directly above and below, as well as the respective diagonal below.
First, as a once a turn Quick Effect, by returning any number of Gouki Monsters from the Field to the Hand, (so long as Master Ogre points to them) to Target the same number of cards (face up) your opponent controls. Said cards have their effects negated until the End Phase. That certainly gives some synergy with Bearhug, as well as our card from yesterday.
Next, you’ll see our 2800 attack body can attack every Monster your opponent controls once each. However, to balance that out, if your opponent controls a face up Monster, you have to attack that, and you’re in trouble if there’s something stronger than this out, but that shouldn’t happen often. To reference the start, I’m not sure if that last bit makes him MASTER, but he’s powerful, and can be a force.
Art: 4/5 Nice picture, but a little bland, at the same time. He doesn’t look very menacing to me, but the pink cape contrasts the blues quite well.
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