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Gauntlet Launcher 
- #LTGY-EN045 

2 Level 6 monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster on the field; destroy it.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 3.17 

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

Date Reviewed - June 13, 2013

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Returning to reviews, is the Monster, Gauntlet Launcher, who looks quite badass. This is a Rank 6 XYZ Monster, with 2400 attack and 2800 defense, of the Earth and Warrior type, and who is XYZ Summoned with two Level 6 Monsters. Right off the bat you notice 2400 attack being rather low for a Rank 6 (though the 2800 defense is fun).

He doesn't do very much. By discarding an XYZ Material, you can target and destroy one Monster your opponent controls. I'm assuming that makes up for his lackluster attack...or at least is supposed to. You could keep this guy in defense and hope to use the effect a couple times (2800 is a very solid defense) but there are much better Rank 6 XYZ Monsters available.


Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 5/5 Transformers!

John Rocha

Today’s game seams to be all about Rank 7 monsters these days but we are going to take a step back today and look at a pretty good Rank 6 monster. Gauntlet Launcher has a nice effect that lets it destroy up to two monsters your opponent controls. What makes this card so good is that its effect is not a “once per turn” effect. It also has a nice 2800 defense so we could summon it in defense if your opponent only has one monster and an imposing back field and use it to pick off their monsters on each turn. It is also a Xyz monster so using Xyz unit would make it a 3600 attack monster and gives it extra monster destruction abilities. You can also use it with Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger to go from a measly 2400 attack to a respectable 2600 attack with piercing.

There are a few decks that are viable that can churn out level 6 monster or fabricate them for use with Gauntlet Launcher. It is a Warrior so decks playing cards like Destiny HERO – Malicious and Dasher, Dododo Warrior, Hammer Bounzer, and The Fiend Megacyber. XX-Sabers can make them with a couple of Faultrolls. Gagaga and Mecha decks can change their levels to make Gauntlet Launcher, while Hieratic decks are probably your best bet for making Gauntlet Launcher. If you are playing a deck that can make level 6 monsters and have room for a Gauntlet Launcher and a Gaia Dragon, I would definitely run them. There are better Rank 6 monsters out there, but Gauntlet Launcher is still a good one.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3/5


Today we are looking at: Gauntlet Launcher

"2 Level 6 monsters
You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it."

This card is pretty simple; in monarchs, or any deck that can spam level 6 monsters, you get a nice XYZ that blows monsters up. I think it's good, but competing against cards like Draco and Big eye make finding room for it pretty difficult.

Advanced: 3/5
Traditional: 2/5


Okay today we are looking over a new Xyz monster. It’s an Xyz monster that hasn’t seen much play but maybe it should. So here it is!!!

Gauntlet Launcher
Attribute: Earth
Types: Warrior/Xyz/Effect
Rank 6
2 Level 6 monsters
You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it.
ATK/2400 DEF/2800

This monster is a pretty simple Xyz monster. It can be made with any two Level 6 monsters and has a pretty nice effect. The best part about this card’s effect is that it can be used more than once per turn. It would have been nice if this monster could destroy any card on your opponent’s side of the field but it’s still pretty good as it is. Gauntlet Launcher also has really nice stats with a decent attack of 2400 and an amazing defense at 2800.

This monster should be used mostly in decks like Hieratics, Hazy Flames, and Dragunities. It actually should see some play in these decks during this format because it’s a decent out to Dracossack. You can easily summon this monster, attack over a Dracossack token, and then use its effect to destroy the other token and Dracossack. The only thing you might have to worry about in this situation would be a Breakthrough Skill or an Effect Veiler. That doesn’t sound too bad.

So overall this card is pretty decent. It isn’t amazing but it’s still a good card to use if you can pull out rank 6 monsters with ease.

Advanced: 3.25/5
Traditional: 1/5
Art: 3/5
-The art is okay. It would have been much cooler if it had some spikes or crazier colors like pink and green. It just looks a little too boring.


Today's Card of the Day Review is Gauntlet Launcher, an underrated Ultra/Ultimate Rare from the Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy booster set. In fact, I would give an proper argument that it is the most underrated card in the set. It has a lot of promise and is basically a Rank 6 Xyz staple for any decks that can run it.

Its effect is short but powerful. Here you go:
"You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it.

This guy here even comes with a solid 2400 ATK and a strong 2800 DEF, which is capable of holding back the attack of ANY Dragon Ruler while in Defense Position, including Blaster at 2800 ATK. Even Crimson Blader can't run it over without help.

So it comes with very respectable stats.

However, despite the strength of its stats, it means nothing without an effect worth fearing and it surely has one worth noticing.

In short, you can detach an Xyz Material and blow up a monster. Pretty standard, right? However, there is something that is missing from this card that normally appears on almost every monster card in the game (or almost any card for that matter). That is an "Once per turn" addition. This card doesn't have one.

This means that you can drop this and use up an Xyz Material one after another and blow up as many monsters as you have Xyz Material. You can add more Xyz Material via card effects like Overlay Regen and then convert it into another missile on an opponent's monster. Best part is you can blow up everything in one turn and then swing for 2400 damage or place it in Defense and make your opponent answer it before dropping another monster that can't deal with it otherwise it will be picked up with relative ease. Even better, since this is a Rank 6 monster, you can also Chaos Xyz Change into Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger if you ever need the piercing damage or the small ATK boost to 2600.

Needless to say, this card got a very small amount of text and yet it does so much in the game. It is worth picking 1-2 up and putting it aside just in case. To be honest, it can't get any cheaper than it is right now.

Traditional Format: 2/5 (It can work there but I'm sure it is too slow.)
Advanced Format: 4/5 (It forces your opponent to waste Effect Veilers to stop the effect or having to make sub-optimal plays to work around it, both which works nicely to your advantage. The 2800 DEF makes a huge difference for this card as it can play the grind game with your opponent if need to be while standing as a wall. It's quite impressive for what it does and I dare say it is worth the Ultra Rare rarity it got.)

Gauntlet Launcher
EARTH/ Warrior/Xyz/Effect/Rank6/ 2400/2800
2 Level 6 monsters
You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it.
After our two day break, we return with Gauntlet Launcher, a Yuma Xyz monster than isn’t a number. Anyway, for two level 6 monsters you can get a monster, that for 1 material it can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls. Simple and effective with no stupid conditions. Stats wise it is solid for a Rank 6, 2400 ATK is low but it makes up with have a beef 2800 DEF. That’s really it, there isn’t too much else about this card.
Overall, nice effect but is there room in your Extra Deck for it?
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3/5

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