Kaiser Glider – Golden Burst – #LDS3-EN136
(Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. You can only use this effect of “Kaiser Glider – Golden Burst” once per turn. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; this card’s ATK becomes that monster’s current ATK until the end of this turn.
Date Reviewed: September 4th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Kaiser Glider – Golden Burst is slightly better than the original.
Same stats and all that as the original Kaiser Glider, but Golden Burst has the added ability to Special Summon itself using the one tribute cost, which I guess is good, it is better than nothing. It can match the ATK of an opponent’s monster until the end of the turn, which helps to take out smaller monsters your opponent controls, but that’s it. It doesn’t have immunity against crashing into the same ATK, can’t attack all monsters, an effect like that would have been better for a retrain. Special Summon is nice, but it still costs a tribute. ATK change guarantees it is at least trading itself with that monster, that still leaves you with a -1 from the tribute. They really should have given Golden Burst something more than just that. The tribute being a Quick Effect does allow you to do this on your opponent’s turn, giving you the chance to put this in defense and save your LP.
Kaiser Glider – Golden Burst could have had a better effect but it is what it is. The Tribute Summon becomes a Special Summon, so it isn’t all bad, but the ATK match only works for a turn. Feel like they should have given it a better effect.
Until Next Time
Next up we look at another retrain that’s relating to Kaiba as Kaiser Glider now becomes Kaiser Glider – Golden Burst.
Golden Burst is a Level 6 LIGHT Dragon with 2400 ATK and 2200 DEF. Fine stats overall, LIGHT and Dragon is a nice combination to have. First effect is a Quick Effect to Special Summon this card from the hand by tributing a monster, so basically a Tribute Summon without wasting the Normal Summon, and on either player’s turn to go with it. I mean, seeing a Level 6 Dragon that tributes cards makes me instantly think of Hieratics since they all want to be tributed, so this can help them make a Rank 6. This Special Summon effect is the only hard once per turn on Golden Burst, as the other effect triggers upon Normal or Special Summon to target a face-up monster the opponent controls to have this card’s ATK become the ATK of the targeted monster until the end of the turn, which I guess can make this stronger or weaker depending on what you target. Kind of a throwback to the original Kaiser Glider’s effect not being able to be destroyed in battle with monsters with the same ATK, but this doesn’t have that clause, so this effect is kind of random and not as useful unless you’re taking some bigger stats to crash into a bigger monster or to do more damage. It’s an okay card really. It doesn’t do much insane, but I like the idea of this in Hieratics and it’s again better than the original.
Advanced Rating: 2.75/5
Art: 3.5/5 Three Kaiser Gliders and none really top the orignal’s art in my opinion, though this one at least looks closer to the original.
Sunday brings us another old school (though not QUITE as old as Mystical Elf) retrain, this time of Kaiser Glider, in the form of Golden Burst. Light/Dragon, Level 6, and like yesterday same atk/def as the original. A Quick Effect here lets you Tribute a Monster to Special Summon this from your Hand, at once per Turn, of course. Special Summons are always appreciated, but you’re Tributing a Monster to Special Summon a Tribute Monster, so that seems a bit counterproductive. If Normal or Special Summoned, so the versatility here in this Effect is nice, by Targeting a face-up Monster your opponent controls, this cards attack becomes the selected Monster’s attack value until the End of the Turn. That’s…also something. If your opponent has a boss on the Field, it gives you a push to at least suicide into if needed. I don’t see why they couldn’t have left the Effect from the original Kaiser Glider, as that would be helpful with this. Or even an improvement (maybe Battle Immunity outright?) but this isn’t much of an improvement over the original. But it’s a fun enough card.
Art: 3.5/5 Actually, while I have nothing against this, I do prefer the art of the original Kaiser Glider better.
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