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X-Saber Galahad
# 5DS2-EN020

If this card attacks an opponent's monster, this card gains 300 ATK during the Damage Step only. If this card is attacked by an opponent's monster, this card loses 500 ATK during the Damage Step only. When this card is selected as an attack target, you can Tribute another "Saber" monster to negate the attack.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.33
Advanced: 2.00 

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

Date Reviewed - 07.31.09

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Dark Paladin

X-Saber Galahad, a very odd looking monster, closes out the week. He is a Level 4 monster, of the Earth attribute, and a Warrior with a reasonably nice 1800 attack, and a rather low 800 defense.

Now, on the plus side, when attacking, he gains 300 attack during the Damage Step, which makes him have 2100 attack, which is great. On the negative side, he loses 500 attack during the Damage Step when attacked, so that's horrible, as he falls to 1300 attack.

You can tribute another Saber monster to negate the attack if this card is selected as an attack target, but why would you keep something on the Field that requires you to sacrifice other monsters just to protect himself?


Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5
Art: 3.5/5
General Zorpa X-Saber Galahad

This guy is the only other decent X-Saber monster that we have. He has 1800 ATK and 800 DEF on a level 4 EARTH Warrior. This si good as Reinforcements of the Army can search him out and he can actually hold his own in a battle, which could be what an X-Saber deck needs to be competitive.

His effect is that he gains 300 ATK when it attacks an opponents monster and loses 500 ATK when attacked. You can also tribute a "Saber" monster in order to negate an attack on him. I cannot see where the second effect would be overly useful, except to get a XX-Saber monster to the field easier or if you really cannot take another hit. Interestingly, you can also tribut non-X-Saber monsters like Saber Beetle if you need to.

The first effect is mediocre at best. the boost allows him to take down monsters much bigger than he is like Cyber Dragon. The decreas makes him exceedingly easy to kill, which actually can be good if you need the X-Saber in the graveyard. As he is the only other decent X-Saber that we have to fill deck slots, he would be an auto in in an X-Saber deck that will become blisteringly broken with the release of he next set.


Jeff Lang
Today’s card up for review is X-Saber Galahad. The X-saber deck is very appealing to me thus far, considering there’s only a handful of them out so far. This guy is a 2100 beater when it attacks a monster, so that will come in handy, though he goes to 1300 when attacked, which is a letdown. His last effect of a mini Necro Gardna is pretty cool, so the attack decrease may not always come into play. Not much else to say about the card outside of that. It’s hard to say how great the X-Saber deck will actually be. Their trap card, Gatmuz's Urgent Orders is busted beyond belief, and that alone will have you trying to build the deck. The question being, will there be more decent support for it and help it become a top tier deck? Time will tell

Trad: 1/5
Adv: 2.5/5

X-Saber Galahad ...

Well we're not so good as YESTERDAY'S card, are we now? ... ARE we, Galahad?!?!?

No, we are not. Can't say I like this card at all really. Warrior - check. Earth type - check. 1800 ATK - check. But so what, really? His effect? Increase his ATK during damage step when he attacks, decrease when he gets attacked. Whatevz. We've seen it before, and seen it done better. Remember Steamroid? - Same base ATK as Galahad, but Steamroid at least got a 500 ATK boost when he attacked, putting him at 2300, as opposed to Galahad only going to 2100. Plus Steamroid had a far better 1800 DEF, should the need arise.

Galahad DOES have the 2nd effect that affords him some protection. I dont know enough about the future X-Saber monsters that him ditching one of them would set up for some good future plays ... but for what is available now? - It's crap. Chances are HE'S the one u would want to ditch in order to protect a different monster on the field. Buuuuuttt ... he doesn't work that way.

Meh. Not the worst thing ever, but seriously - he's rather lame.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5


N o V a
Its Friday peeps, and X-Saber Galahad is todays COTD, Unlike Airbellum, Galahad is a monster we've seen already in 2 forms. The first being Steamroid and second being Black Veloci, and its somewhat like Jain, Lightsworn Paladin, only thing difference is Galahad only gains 300 attack, their defense points and the fact that when Galahad is selected as an attack target you can tribute another "Saber" monster to negate the attack. Until Ancient Prophecy comes out, we are limited on the number of "Saber" monsters there are, this also adds a limitation on how good Galahad could be. Galahad is a cool monster alright, but until theres some more support for "Saber" monsters, and until Ancient Prophecy comes out, Galahad will just have to wait till it sees a chance to show its stuff.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5

Jae Kim
Friday: X-Saber Galahad

The new X-Saber theme is arriving in Ancient Prophecy. I haven't seen the new cards yet, but I would assume there are far better X-Sabers to run than this one. His effect is terrible.

So for now, Galahad gets a low score. I may revise this later if the other X-Sabers are terrible.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

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