Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of
a "Gladiator Beast" monster, destroy 1 face-down
Spell or Trap Card. At the end of your Battle Phase,
if this card attacked or was attacked, return this
card to the Deck unless you discard 1 card.
Card Number - GLAS-000
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.15.07
Now, we shift gears from Evil Hero to Gladial Beast,
specifically, Gladiator Beast Octavius, who is one
of the better, if not the best, o the Gladiator
Beast monsters. These monsters focus on taking cards
off your opponent's side of the Field, and summoning
themselves from the Deck by returning one that may
exist on your Field all ready.
Octavius has 2500 attack points and is Level 7,
which would normally require two tributes, but you
aren't supposed to tribute for your High Level
Gladiator Beast monsters. You are supposed to
Special Summon them from the deck, as previously
Most of the Gladiator Beasts return to the Deck at
the end of the turn, but by discarding a card from
your Hand to your Graveyard, Octavius can stay on
the Field, which may or may not be a good idea,
depending on the situation. You might summon him
again later from your deck anyway.
Traditional: 3/5 This may be a bit generous, but I
think a Gladiator Beast deck might actually work in
Advanced: 4/5 This deck is defintaely powerful, and
has a chance to
break this format from a Gadget and Monarch heavy
GLADIATOR BEAST OCTAVIUS
This theme is more devastating then people are
giving it credit for. I expect to see a deck running
three of these to make top 16 the next go around.
Devastatingly fast and vicious, the ability to
summon two of these guys from the deck at one time
basically seals your opponents fate.
A better support card than Grandmaster in my opinion
due to its ability to be searched, hit for some
damage, send itself back to the deck for more
Gladiator Beast Octavius
The best Gladiator Beast. He pwns Alexander (I am
sad now) and made me want to get Gladiators in order
to play them. 2500 ATK is huge, and he protects
himself by destroying a s/t card when he is played
from the deck by a Gladiator Beast effect.
Gladiators are good, mark my words, so get ahold of
as many of these as you can!
Today's card of the day is Gladiator Beast Octavius.
He has a decent effect that allows you to destroy a
spell or trap on the field. One of these in the main
of the gladiator theme would do good, and another in
the side maybe. His drawback is pretty hefty, but if
you have a card ready for discard, it can easily be
Gladiator Beast Octavius
I actually really like the Gladiator Beast Monsters,
and this guy certainly fits right in with a good GB
Deck. He's a Seven Star (This really doesn't matter
all that much in a Gladiator Beast Deck) Light (Got
a little support) 2500 ATKer (This is the best thing
by far). The 2500 ATK lets him take down Monarchs,
and since the Gladiator Beasts focus on not
sacrificing, this guy is more than likely to get out
at some point in time. Since you're pretty much
never going to tribute summon this guy, the chance
of his first effect activating is basicly a given.
So basicly when you summon him, you have to destroy
a facedown spell or trap card. This effect is great,
as long as your opponent has a facedown S/T.
Otherwise you'll be blowing one of your own up.
His second effect isn't as terrible as it sounds.
This honestly has almost no bearing on his
effectiveness. There is a Gladiator Beast that when
searched and summoned, is unaffected by Spell cards,
and has good ATK power, so chances are you're going
to just shuffle this guy in, grab Alexander and go
The worst thing about this guy, is that he's
completely unsplashable. He fits into GB decks and
that's about it.
In Traditional, I don't see a GB Deck being the
best, but it could be competitive at least. It's
quick enough to make at least a difference.
In Advanced, this card is going to go places. I'd
say pick one up now simply because once a GB Deck
wins a Shonen Jump, this guys price is going to
skyrocket. I look forward to seeing how people do
with GB Decks.
Gladiator Beast Deck: 5/5 (This guy's a staple in
there, with his Monarch killing ATK power)