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Gladiator Taming

If a face-up "Gladiator Beast" monster is on the field, activate 1 of these effects: ● Select 1 face-up monster your opponent controls, and change its battle position. ●Select 1 face-up "Gladiator Beast" monster your opponent controls, and take control of it until the End Phase.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.50
Advanced: 2.75 

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

Date Reviewed - June 5, 2011

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Dark Paladin

Gladiator Taming closes the week, a very fun Quickplay Magic card.  The fun thing about this card is you don't have to play Gladiator Beasts to use this, in fact, you're liking siding it in case you come up against them.  The first effect is very reminiscent of Book of Moon, changing the Battle position of a face-up monster your opponent controls.  Or, you can take control of a Gladiator Beast from your opponent, until the End Phase.  Use it for Synchro, or equally fun, attack with it, and then send it away to swap for something else, but since you're not playing them, nothing replaces it.  Unless you are, then you can, and that's good too.
3/5 all around
Art:  5/5

(David Post)
Gladiator Taming
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 2.5
Gladiator Taming....dam I didn't think people hated GBs that much. In NY; Brooklyn specifically, you find a pretty high base of dedicated Gladiator Beast players. I can only speculate if such takes place in other specific locations. Regardless, nobody can dispute that Gladiator Beasts are a tremendous deck, that has been doing well throughout its Yugioh career. They fell off a bit, but are still topping and showing a presence. Gladiator Taming is simply not the card to bring them down.
This card isn't horrible but.... its moreso a question of why? Why would I use this card when there are so many universal sidedeck cards for GBs. Thats what GB Taming is, a sidedeck card in a era of jam packed sidedecks. When a face-up  GB card is on the field you can activate one of two effects. The first is selecting a face-up monster your opponent controls and changing its battle position. Cool...so enemy controller with restrictions. The second effect to take control of a face-up Gladiator Beast monster your opponent controls until the endphase is much better.
Overall, if you haven't learned how to beat GBs or live in a meta jam packed with them you may want to try this card out. Personally, I don't have the space in my sidedeck.
Sidenote: Might be fun to main in GBs if your meta is full of them as shenanigans will ensue.

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