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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Level 9 monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target. Level 8 or lower monsters cannot attack the turn they are Normal or Special Summoned.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Sep. 10, 2014
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3000 DEF makes it a strong wall, but no ATK for a
monster that takes 9 levels to summon is a downside.
All in all, it would be better if it had 3000
ATK (like several other LV9 monsters do).
You can summon a LV9 monster with this card,
but what exactly?
If you get another LV9 monster via its ability, you
can XYZ into Dyson Sphere or Phantom Fortress.
Neither of the two are bad to have access to
on a single Synchro Summon, but neither of them are
worth an extensive effort to get out as Cloudcastle
Most LV9 maindeck monsters are nomi-monsters that
can't be summoned by regular means so that won't
There's Moisture Creature and Steelswarm Longhorn...
Most of the LV9 Synchros are archetype based, and
they are too focused on their archetypes to worry
about accomodating Cloudcastle.
Perhaps this card could be splashed in a deck
that wants to revive a LV9 Synchro they already
summoned like Azure-Eyes.
The attacking restriction doesn't affect XYZ's
monsters and the opponent can just remove this card
from the field to emancipate their monsters from
Never say never.
Maybe there will be really good combos for
this card someday.
Right now though, unlikely.
Traditional – 1
Advanced – 2
A generic Level 9 Synchro that requires only 2
monsters (minimum (the Tuner and Non-Tuner)) all in
all makes Cloudcastle more than easy enough to
Summon and when this card is Synchro Summoned you
can Special Summon a Level 9 monster from your
Some likely suspects to Summon with this cards
effect are Deep-Space Cruiser IX which could be used
along side another Deep-Space Cruiser IX in hand to
create a Rank 9 Xyz that requires 3 materials and
Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon if you were playing a
Blue-Eyes type Deck.
Cloudcastle makes the Summon of Number 9: Dyson
Sphere or Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir quite easy
if you are using Deep-Space Cruiser IX.
Cloudcastle and 2x Deep-Space Cruiser IX also allows
you to easily make Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon or
Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon as well
as Gimmick Puppet Rank 9’s far easier as well, so
while situational it still makes Summoning those
monsters far easier than it would normally otherwise
Personally I feel that Cloudcastle’s best use is
going to be when involved in the Xyz Summon of
Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir since you get to
choose from one of several useful Banish effects.
The next effect of Cloudcastle I see as being for
the most part, only semi useful since Xyz monsters
can play around the non attacking effect without
issue, however if you are able to prevent that you
may be able to use this effect to block 1 or even 2
turns of attack from your opponent.
Also, the non attack effect only lasts as long as
Cloudcastle remains on the field as it is a
Continuous effect, so it’s entirely possible that
you can play around this effect during your own turn
And finally, even if you are unable to use it’s
effect to be able to Special Summon a Level 9
monster from your Graveyard, because of it’s high
Level and relative ease of Summoning, this could be
used to Summon Level Eater multiple times in the
Traditional: 1. Just doesn’t quite cut it here as it
simply does not have enough redeeming factors to
make it worthy of play.
Advanced: 2. For the most part it creates some
opportunities, but as to whether or not those
opportunities are worth the effort that is involved
in actually Summoning this card and using it’s
Special Summoning effect successfully, I doubt that
it will really pay off… At least with the current
Another new Synchro Monster from Duellist Alliance
today as we journey to the Cloudcastle. Cloudcastle
is a level 9 generic Synchro monster, being generic
is good, level 9 isn’t so. It is a WIND/Machine
which is good with 0 ATK and 3000 DEF; which isn’t
great for a level 9, given that there are level 5
monsters with the same stats and can be special
Effectwise, it has two effects. The first effect
allows you to special summon a level 9 monster from
your Graveyard when this card is Synchro Summoned.
This is only really useful if you are playing a lot
of level 9 monsters but it does allow you to get out
a Rank 9 monster quite easily. Of course the effect
doesn’t stop you to get another Cloudcastle, which
is a bonus.
The second effect prevents all Level 8 and lower
monsters from attacking the turn they are
Normal/Special Summoned. While it does help protect
this card, there are a lot of problems. First it
affects your monsters as well which isn’t good.
Second it won’t work if this card leaves the field.
Thirdly it doesn’t stop level 8 and lower monsters
from using their effects on this card. Finally it
doesn’t stop Xyz monsters from attacking.
Overall it looks nice and it has some nice ideas but
it just isn’t worth it.
Is there a good word to describe cards like this
aside from “utility?” Obviously, Cloudcastle isn’t
going to be handing you losses left and right, but
your floating sky fortress of doom is downright
amazing. Unlike Mist Wurm or Trishula, Dragon of the
Ice Barrier, Cloudcastle only takes two monsters to
make and gives you immediate return on your
investment upon Synchro Summon – reviving any Level
9 monster in your graveyard.
Its second effect is average, considering the reign
of Xyz is still upon us, but don’t be fooled into
thinking it’s completely irrelevant. Any Level 8 or
lower monsters are prevented from attacking on their
opening turn. They can activate effects freely but
simply can’t attack… as if they were going to get
over the 3000 DEF of Cloudcastle, anyway.
However, Cloudcastle really shines thanks to the
newly released Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir! For
the low, low investment of a Cloudcastle, you get a
free Rank 9 that solves problems in the field,
graveyard and hand! I’m a huge fan of any cards that
pluck resources from your opponent’s hands, so this
easy avenue into Enterblathnir is right up my alley.
Only problem is it takes a dedicated deck to
maximize its power.
Traditional – 1.5/5
Advanced – 2.5/5
You know pojoites...this is another one of those
occasions where the OCG bested us in names. What we
have as Cloudcastle, they got as Floatress and you
can't tell me that isn't the superior name. Anyways,
Cloudcastle is a level 9 synchro that upon synchro
summoning, special summons another level 9 monster
from the graveyard. Now you're thinking, a Level 9?
Besides this thing, what else is level 9? Well, if
you follow people who like playing old school decks,
XX-Saber Gottoms is. There is a brand new Gottoms
hand loop utilizing this card that can wreck your
opponents hand as easily as your first turn. Youtube
it sometime if you're curious. Standalone, it has
3000 defense which stands up to most stuff, but how
often will something get killed by battle?
Advanced 2/5 - Literally at the moment, the ONLY use
is that Gottoms loop and while it's an annoying loop
it is seeing zero play currently.