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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Ancient Gear Cannon
Common

While an "Ancient Gear" is face-up on your side of the field, you can Special Summon this card from your hand in Attack Position.

Type - Machine/Effect Level 2
Card Number - SOI-EN009

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.37
Advanced: 1.62

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


Date Reviewed - 11.28.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Ancient Gear Cannon

Meh...tributing a monster for 500 + a one-turn trap lockdown?

Sorry, but this isn't good.

Cannon Soldier was good because you can just steal opponent's monsters and tirubte those, or swarm and then tribute off everything for the damage you couldn't do in the battle phase. Negating traps for one turn just isn't worth playing a monster with this low ATK/DEF score. If you have to Summon this and then Tribute it, you've already lost most of the aggression that you could possibly do that turn. You'd essentially have to Cyber Dragon, then this, then Premature Burial or Call of the Haunted something to get any worth out of it...and you know what they say about 3 card combos -- they have to win instantly to be worth it, because if they don't, they're inferior to Stein, THE 3 card combo.

Throw it in the junk pile and move on.

1/5 all formats.
 

Ryoga
Ancient Gear Cannon

I wouldn't trust an explosive device with "ancient" in the name. Metal fatigue kills.

There is nothing wrong, in principle, with the idea of this card. Doing a spot of damage and locking out traps for a turn is a perfectly respectable effect.
The reason this isn't played is that tributing a monster isn't really worth it. As I've said many times, delaying the inevitable is only as good as how long the game has left, so this is only any good if you intend to win the game on this turn, and to do that you're going to need something larger than this on the field.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga

 

Tebezu

  

Wow, lose a summon for 500 damage and battle phase protection for all your other monsters, if by some chance torrential tribute is not used. A minus one of ridiculous proportions.

1/5

one of the most pointless cards ever made.
 

DeathJester
Ancient Gear Cannon

These Ancient Gear monsters have tons of potential. Konami really does love Machine-type monsters. We have so many of them!

Ancient Gear Cannon’s effect requires the player to Tribute the monster to activate two effects: Deal 500 points of damage and prevent the both players from activating Trap Cards in the Battle Phase. This is effect is characteristic of the Ancient Gear family, which concentrates on making the Battle Phase more advantageous for them.

Aside from Ancient Gear Cannon, the Ancient Gear monsters also has a form of Spell searching (Ancient Gear Drill), monster-effect negation (Ancient Gear Beast), and a giant Piercer (Ancient Gear Golem). Of course there are other Machines that can help you win. There are WAY too many of them and too many ways to bring them to the field.

Last Word: The primary objective of the Ancient Gear family of monsters is to negate the opponent’s responses in Battle. This enables the Machine player to attack unimpeded and claim victory. The Machine type has Monster, Spell, and Trap negation. Machines are arguably the most destructive of the monster types simply because they have so many options available to them. They are famous for the “quick-kill” and rightfully so.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5
 

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