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

Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max
- #JUMP-EN062

2 Level 10 monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.85
Advanced: 3.86 

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

Date Reviewed - Feb. 13, 2013

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Coming to the only card this week without a Number, and one we likely should have covered sooner, not to mention a mouthful of a name...Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max.  (Say that three times fast). This is one hell of an XYZ Monster, and one that isn't the easiest to Summon, but can likely win you a game if you keep him on the Field just two turns, assuming your opponent's Lifepoints are 4000 or less. More on that in a moment.  SRCGM (for short) is a Rank 10 XYZ Monster, Dark attributed, and a Machine, with 3000 attack and defense.  XYZ Summoned with two Level 10 Monsters.

They sure made an XYZ Summon of this guy seem easy on Yugio Zexal didn't they?  I'm willing to bet most people don't carry many, if any, Level 10 Monsters in their Decks...Obviously a Level manipulation of some sort is going to have to happen if you plan on an XYZ Summon here.  It's worth the payoff, by discarding an XYZ Material Monster, you deal 2000 Damage to your opponent.  You can only use the effect once a turn, but still, that relates to one of my opening statements of how this guy can win games for you.  PLUS he's a Machine.  The 3000 attack seems low for Rank 10 but he reaps all the mechanical benefits of being a Machine.


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

Today's card speaks softly, and carries a very, very big boom stick. Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav also wins the award for most letters ever used on a Yugioh card, I think. A Rank 10 EARTH/Machine Xyz monster with 3000 for both ATK and DEF. That means it will wreck almost every monster in the game, stat wise. Once per turn, you can detach an Xyz material form this card to inflict 2000 to your opponent. Ouch. If you are running low on life points and not playing too much defense, this card will end the game. There is no restrictions that says if you activate this effect, this card cannot declare an attack this turn. If there's an empty field on your opponent's side, most likely game will be over in a turn or two. You can burn them for 2000 then attack with a 3000 ATK monster, 6000 ATK if you throw in Limiter Removal. Or you can play it safe, and keep Rail Cannon Gustav in defense mode and just sit back, burn for 2000 LPs and let you other monsters do the heavy lifting. Needing two level 10 monsters sounds like a task.....and it can be. Monsters like Yubel are easy to get out along with Metal Reflect Slime and Tragoedia work well. Gustav is one of the bigger hitters on the game, and may need his own deck to truly be able to be playable.
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3.5


Welcome to JUMP week! Let's take a look at our first rank 10 and an extremely scary monster, Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max!

Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max (or Gustav for short)
Rank 10/ Earth/ Machine

2 Level 10 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.


For one of the longest card names, we actually have a pretty simple card; and a very hyped one at that.

Story time: For those that played DN; playing against Hieratics last year was pretty scary as they could easily pull off an OTK summoning 2 of these and Number 6; which halves your life points (8000->4000->2000->Bye-Bye). This is actually what made Hieratics a very popular deck in Japan over last summer and were the top deck alongside Inzektors. Luckily for us; this OTK was stopped before we could receive it as Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon was limited to 1.

So, let's take a look at the card itself. Getting two level 10 monsters is pretty difficult; but not impossible. You have options in Exodius, Trageodia, Metal Reflect Slime, and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. Once you get two of them out, it's pretty simple. You could also use Galaxy Queen's Light to make another monster level 10 and bring this out.

The effect? An all so sweet burn effect that can take 1/4 of your opponent's life points away in one hit. If he lives, you can do it again and bring it down to half. Add on to the fact that it has 3000 attack points; and you can see why this card is really good. It packs such a huge punch into any situation, given you can summon it.

Let's also not forget how people disregard life points in the game. After a single solemn warning; all it takes is two detatches off this guy to end game. They play solemn warning? Attack and deal damage, then burn them to death.

Advanced: 3.75

A bit lower because of the high level; but in a dedicated deck this can make some big power plays. If you run some level 10's; you could easily throw this in the extra (Pro-play: Overlay a Slifer and Obelisk)

Traditional: 2.00

In a format of FTK's; I am sure you could make a deck that could ramp up cards quickly; summon multiple of these, burn them and then CED for game. I am tempted to try this now....

Art: 2.5

CHRISTMAS CANNON!!! In all serious though, its a giant (nerf) gun. Pretty sweet.


Today we are looking at: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max

“2 Level 10 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.”

This one monster has robbed people of many games. He has a simple effect that packs a major wallop. 2000 life points can end the game. With so many decks that can run Tragodia (Trag) running around the Meta today he is a very real threat. Trag aside, if you play against a Yubel deck expect to see this hit the field fairly often, as most of the Yubel forms are level 10.

This is one of those cards I don’t have a lot to say about because he is just that good. If you run something that can spit out level 10 monsters, and have room in your extra deck, run him.

Advanced: 5/5 (If you can make him)
Traditional: 4/5 (he is still nice here, although not really needed)


Welcome to another review today. Today we have a card that could have been a problem card for this game. It used to be used in Hieratic OTK decks until Red-eyes Darkness Metal Dragon became limited in this current forbidden/limited list.

Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max
Attribute: Earth
Types: Machine/Xyz/Effect
Rank: 10

2 Level 10 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.
ATK/3000 DEF/3000

I really like Gustav Max as a card. Do I think it’s good right now? Not really, but this card’s name is absolutely amazing!! I honestly don’t know how the name actually fit on the card. It also sounds like a bad translation. Now this card’s name is pretty good but overall the card isn’t that great. It used to be good when this card was easy to summon. Before you could summon two Red-eyes Darkness Metal Dragons with ease in some decks but with REDMD is limited to 1, Gustav Max just isn’t that great. You could use monsters like tragoedia to summon this card but it really doesn’t seem like it would be worth it. You can use tragoedias to summon virtually any generic Xyz monster so Gustav Max probably wouldn’t be the best choice to summon compared to other cards. Now this monster’s effect is pretty good. It allows you to inflict 2000 damage by just detaching one material from it. This monster’s stats are also very good and definitely help this monster’s playability.

Realistically you probably shouldn’t play this monster in most decks. The only popular deck that could use it effectively is maybe chaos dragons. If you have room in the extra deck for this card in Chaos Dragons you could use Gustav Max. I wouldn’t suggest doing that, but it is an option. Another deck that can use Gustav Max is the Electrum OTK. This is probably the most effective deck for Gustav Max. You can create this OTK just by using two or more copies of this card with chain Material, Fusion Gate, and Elemental Hero Electrum.

Advanced: 2.75/5
-Overall I couldn’t give this card a very good rating but it is still decent. Gustav Max can definitely impact the game in the future.

Traditional: 1.5/5
-This card probably wouldn’t do much in this format. I may have missed something but I don’t see Gustav being good here.

Art: 3/5
-The original artwork looked more realistic and cooler overall. It still looks pretty decent.


Today's Card of the Day Review is the JUMP Promo with the super long name: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max!
With a long name such as that, it must be powerful! It is also, as of this moment, the only Rank 10 Xyz monster that only need 2 LV10 monsters to summon, which is good because in any deck that make use of enough of them can actually summon this massive cannon of death.
This card is EARTH so if we ever get any playable LV10 EARTH monsters, this can actually be used in Rock Stun alongside Block Golem. Heck, you can do that anyway with 2 Metal Reflect Slime so it is possible that it can be summoned if you really want to so this can certainly be a surprise strategy in a Chain Burn deck.
It can also be summoned with the 2 available Timelords that we have access to: Metaion and Sephylon. You also have access to Tragoedia, which is seeing a ton of play in this format at 2 copies.
And then you got more specific but playable cards like Cyber Eltanin, Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord and Gishki Zealgigas.
Lastly, you got Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon but fortunately it took a hit to the knee and it can only help alongside a Tragoedia or another Level 10 monster. So no 2 REDMD summons going into this bad boy promoting OTK strategies, thank goodness.
As to its effect, it has 3000 ATK, 3000 DEF, and a very straight forward effect: Detach an Xyz Material once per turn, deal 2000 damage to your opponent. That's 1/4th of your opponent's LP so it will be meaningful in games where it matters.
In summary: This has a difficult summoning condition (but nowhere near impossible) but it comes with a good ATK, good DEF, and an effect well worth taking note of during a game. If your deck runs at least 3 LV10 monsters, I would recommend picking up a copy of this. Good card is good and can easily rise at any given moment.
Advanced Format: 4/5 (Very good overall card. The things that would make this card a really bad nuisance, like REDMD, has been dealt with.)
Traditional Format: 3.5/5 (Considering the number of cards that spends LP in that format, this card could easily end a game on the spot. Keep that in mind if you can summon this.)

Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max
Earth/Machine/Xyz/Effect/Rank 10/3000/3000
2 Level 10 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

Next up is Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max, the main Xyz monster of the crazy Anna in the ZeXal Anime.  Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max not only is a beast of a name but it’s a beast of a monster. 3000 ATK and DEF is powerful enough but it’s effect is the kicker, detach 1 Xyz materal and your opponent loses 2000 life points; no other cost, no conditions just 2000 life points gone. Given the ease this card can be summon despite needing 2 level 10 monsters (Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon or Metal Reflect Slime are the common cards used, it powerful effect and strong ATK and it’s easy to see why this can easily create a lot of One Turn Kills.

Overall a fantastic card with a devastating effect, great ATK and DEf plus being able to use Machine and Earth support. Not for everyone but if you can find a way to include this in your extra deck you will use it.

Traditional: 4.5/5
Advanced:  4.5/5
Advanced: 1/5

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