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

Gladiator Beast Samnite

If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you can add 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Deck to your hand. 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 Samnite".

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.00
Advanced: 4.15 

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


Date Reviewed - 04.16.09

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Dark Paladin
Thursday

Gladiator Beast Samnite, a monster I have some mixed feelings about, but let's go over the card...Level 3 Beast type of the Earth attribute with 1600 attack, which is respectable for its Level, and 1200 defense.

Now, as a Gladiator Beast, this card is privileged to all the rights, and abilities there of, as being able to be Special Summoned by another, except itself, and all that other wonderful stuff. For his own ability, if he destroys a monster and sends it to the Graveyard (after being Special Summoned by a Gladiator Beast) you can add 1 Gladiator Beast card from your Deck to your Hand.

That's good, adding monsters to your Hand from your Deck, or usually from anywhere, is a good thing, but maybe it's just me, but doesn't this seem a little counter-productive to the whole Gladiator Beast theme?

Gladiator Beasts strength is in replenishing themselves and cycling through the Deck, and this doesn't give you any distinct advantage in the current turn by adding a fellow Gladiator Beast from the Deck to the Hand.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5

Freeza
Gladiator Beast Samnite ...

... Because the Gladiator Beast Deck needs all the extra help and support it can GET! ...

Okeey-dokey ... 1600 ATK - fairly decent ... It can fight and kill a few things ... Also noting that Sammy is only a 3-star monster? 1600 ATK is pretty good. Earth - plenty good. DEF - 1200 ... fairly solid all around. So onto the effect? - ok - when tagged (like most Gladiator Beasts), Samnite gets his effect ... and its a good one. By destroying a monster and sending it to the graveyard as a result of battle - u get to take ANY Gladiator Beast card from your deck to you hand. How awesome is that??! U dont even have to settle for a monster (which i probably wouldnt, since the Gladiators work best when tagged in) ... but the choice is yours - Monster? Spell? Trap? - u can claim whatever u need so long as it has "Gladiator Beast" in the title.

Yeah, u know u love it ...

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 4/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Today we review a card that will be seeing a lot of play at the upcoming Shonen Jump Championship Anaheim! Today we review Gladiator Beast Samnite. A new level 3 Beast-Type monster to help make Rescue Cat more playable and with a solid 1600 attack it can hold its own against some of the monsters being used in top decks right now.

On top of being easy to summon multiple copies of this card, it also provides a lot of advantage. Such as Gladiator Beast Equeste does. They both have the power to add 1 "Gladiator Beast" card to their hand. Samnite adds a "Gladiator Beast" card from your deck to your hand, where as Equeste adds a "Gladiator Beast" card from your graveyard to your hand. Both of these effects are very amazing and usually give off a free +1.

Adding free cards such as Gladiator Beast War Chariot and if you're running it, Gladiator Beast's Respite, to your hand allows for a lot of options for future turns or just after the battle phase if on your turn. On top of that Samnite isn't limited to just Spell and Trap cards, you can even add a monster to your hand. I personally wouldn't ever add a monster to my hand seeing as how I have Gladiator Proving Ground for that. So when you look at it, more so than often you'll be adding a monster to your hand, since the only spell/trap that most Gladiator players use is Gladiator Beast War Chariot. Some incorperate Respite in their builds as well for more speed, those builds are the good ones, as Respite cleans out clogged hands full of just monsters, its not really a +1, its more of a 1 for 1 thing, but still helps give more options, and thanks to Samnite those options are easier to obtain.

I could probably go on about this card and how amazing it is, but we'll end the review here with Samnite being a simply amazing card and a must in every Gladiator Beast deck.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5

yugoboy
Gladiator Beast Samnite

Effect:
If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you can add 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Deck to your hand. 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 Samnite".

This card is great in GB's run 2 to 3 of these things plus they can be brought out by Rescue Cat.On another note these are short print rares so except these things to be worth $5 to $10.


Attribute: Earth
Types: Beast/Effect
Level: 3
ATK 1600/DEF 1200
Card Effect Type(s):

Traditional: 3/5 (GB's But ther still is Choas)
Advanced:5/5 for GB's


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