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Gladiator Beast Alexander

Card Number - GLAS-EN017

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.25
Advanced: 3.00

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

Date Reviewed - 11.19.0


Lonely Wolf
Monday, November 20th, 2007

Hello all, and welcome to another week, or half week in this case, of card reviewing!

Today we look at one of the more powerful Gladiator Beasts!

Gladiator Beast Alexander
Level 6
ATK/2400 DEF/600
This card cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of "Gladiator Beast Dimacari". If this card was Special Summoned, it is unaffected by the effects of Spell Cards. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked, you can return it to the Deck to Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Alexander".
Super Rare/Ultimate Rare

With 2400 attack, this can suicide with a monarch, and it’s only one tribute. Of course, you aren’t going to want to special summon this card all that often. You are going to want to special summon it, just like any other Gladiator.

Whenever this card is special summoned, this card becomes immune to spell cards. In a format where vortex has made a comeback, as well as Fissure, Smashing Ground, as well as multiple other cards.

And, like all the other beasts, when this card attacks or is attacked and survives, you get to put him back in the deck and get another Gladiator and continue the cycle.

The only real downside to this card as far as the Gladiator deck type is concerned is that Dimacari is the only Gladiator Beast that can search for this card.

So, if you run Gladiator Beasts, you have better play this. Otherwise, don’t.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 4/5 (Gladiator Beasts, only)
Art: 3.5/5
General Zorpa Gladiator Beast Alexander
Well this is my favorite of the Gladiator Beasts. Not because it is good or anything, but because he and I both share the same name as that ancient empire builder. 2400 ATK is good, and he is a one tribute monster so that he can be brought out easily if you need his ATK without waiting for the Battle Phase. If you do wait then he becomes invulnerable to spells. There are very few kill spells left in this game, and so this is almost worthless. Throw in that he needs to be summoned from the deck by Dimacari alone, and I don't think he lives up to his fearsome name. I would rather use Spartacus or Octavius.  
Dark Paladin Monday

Well, it's a short week folks, but we will be looking at three more of the Gladiator Beasts this week, starting with Alexander, who has the best card art...possibly ever!

The only real problem that Alexander has is the fact that he can only be Special Summoned via one other of the Gladiator Beasts, instead of any of them...in this case, he can only be summoned by Dimacari.

He is immune to Magic cards, which is a good thing. Granted, there are obviously other ways to destroy a monster, but it's nice to have an immunity to something, especially things like Lightning Vortex, isn't it :)

2400 attack is good, as you know it suicides your other 2400 attack favorites being Monarchs, Jinzo, Sacred Phoenix and the like. A great card for Gladiator Beast decks.


Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5

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