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2 Level 10 monsters
You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. You can only use the effect of "Skypalace Gangaridai" once per turn. This card cannot attack the turn you activate this effect.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Oct. 30, 2013
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Skypalace Gangaridai is a brute of an XYZ
Monster, and I think it would be appropriate to
compare it to Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav
Max. Like Gustav Max, this is a Rank 10 XYZ Monster,
XYZ Summoned with two Level 10 Monsters. Both are
Machines, so Limiter Removal can be used, and
Gangaridai is slightly stronger than Gustav Max,
with 3400 attack, instead of 3000 (and 3000 so the
stats are about the same. Gangaridai is Wind
however, while Gustav Max is Earth. Gustav Max can
discard an XYZ Material to deal 2000 Damage to your
opponent. Gangaridai can detach an XYZ Material to
target and destroy a card your opponent controls,
and if successful, you deal 1000 Damage to your
opponent. Now, even though its less Damage than the
effect of Gustav Max, it could be more beneficial to
destroy a card also. But remember, the Damage is
dependent on successfully destroying the card with
this effect. Oh, and Gangaridai can't attack if you
use this effect. If you're able to/need to/want to
do a Rank 10, stick with Gustav Max.
Today’s card is a beastly Xyz monster called
Skypalace Gangaridai. I say beastly because it takes
two level 10 monsters to Xyz summon it and it has a
whopping 3400 attack. Obviously, you will need to be
playing a deck that can summon two level 10 monster
in order to play Gangaridai, but having a monster
with a monstrous attack that can destroy any card
your opponent controls is definitely an advantage.
Summoning Skypalace Gangaridai is not that hard
in the right deck. By playing cards like Cyber
Eltanin, D.D. Esper Star Sparrow, Darklord Desire,
Darkness Neosphere, Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden
Lord, Malefic Cyber End Dragon, Metaion the Timelord,
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, Tragoedia, and Metal
Reflect Slime you can easily get two level 10
monsters to the field quickly. One nice combo is to
special summon Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord
to clear your graveyard of monsters and then summon
Mirror Ladybug to copy Exodius and Xyz summon
By using a combination of some of the above
cards, you can make just about any deck into one
that can summon Gangaridai. By adding Red-Eyes
Darkness Metal Dragon and/or Tragoedia and Metal
Reflect Slime, we can turn any Dragon deck into one
that can summon Gangaridai. Once summoned, you can
use Skypalace Gangaridai’s effect to destroy one of
your opponent’s cards and then use Rank-Up-Magic
Barian’s Force to Xyz summon CXyz Skypalace Babylon
to give you the ability to attack with 3800 in
attack and the possibility of inflicting half of a
monsters attack that you destroy by battle.
Let’s compare Skypalace Gangaridai to the other
monster that requires 2 level 10 monsters to Xyz
Summon. Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max can
inflict 2000 in damage and still attack with 3000 or
6000 is you use Limiter Removal. If destroying a
card on the field is more important than effect
damage then go with Skypalace, otherwise go with
Gustav. If you are playing a deck based around level
10 monsters, go with both Xyz monsters.
Dealing with level 10 monsters and Xyz summoning
rank 10 monsters is not the most consistent deck
type. While Skypalace Gangaridai is a beastly
monster, it is not one that can compete with the
current Meta very well.
Alright!! I’m finally back from a really long
break. I’ve been focusing on school and other
personal stuff but I’m back to do some reviews.
Today we are reviewing a card that actually looks
like it has a lot of potential and may even see play
in the future. So here it is.
2 Level 10 monsters
You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then
target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that
target, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your
opponent. You can only use the effect of "Skypalace
Gangaridai" once per turn. This card cannot attack
the turn you activate this effect.
This card is pretty good. It has great attack and
defense stats with a nice effect. This monster’s
effect lets you detach a material from it to destroy
any card on your opponent’s side of the field.
That’s huge because it makes this card versatile.
You can use it to destroy monsters or backrow. The
way I see it, any kind of spot removal is normally
good. Then after destroying a card with this card’s
effect you can burn your opponent by 1000 which
seems like a nice bonus.
The only big issues with this card is that it is
normally difficult summoning rank 10 monsters and it
can’t attack the turn you activate its effect. I
think this card could definitely see play in the
future if rank 10 monsters become easier to summon.
It almost reminds me of Number 11: Big Eye. Most
people didn’t think Big Eye would see much play
because rank 7’s were hard to summon in the past.
Now it’s much easier and I think the same could
possibly happen with this card. Don’t get me wrong.
I’m not saying that people should stock up on this
card but it could be a good card eventually.
-I think this card could be good in the future but
right now it isn’t too special. The only reason I
gave it a 2 is because it has potential. Right now I
wouldn’t suggest playing it in any deck and would
definitely suggest using Gustav Max over this card
if you had the choice.
-This card is terrible in this format. It doesn’t
work well with Chaos decks and it doesn’t look like
this card would help with any OTK’s either.
Now this is a bit off topic but I thought I’d
mention it. Recently I went to a regional tournament
in Tinley Park, IL. I ended up getting 28th place
and I posted a tournament report on the Pojo Forums.
Here’s the link if you would like to read it:
Also if any of you players are around the Chicago
area, you can come by to Top Cut Comics on Archer
Avenue on the weekends if you want to meet and/or
play against me.