Yu Yu Hakusho
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2 or more Tuners + 1 non-Tuner monster
If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target monsters your opponent controls and/or in their Graveyard, up to the number of Synchro Materials used for the Synchro Summon of this card; banish them. If this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 banished monster, except this card; Special Summon it to your field.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2016
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I hate that when a lot of
players first look at cards like Crystron Gliongandr,
the first comment that often comes out is, “Aw, it
targets. That sucks.” And it’s not that they are
necessarily wrong. It’s just not pleasant that this
is the state of the game today. Indeed it really is
a shame that Glion is essentially a different
version of Trishula, except that it targets.
Putting aside that footnote,
however, Glion is a really solid card, and a great
option for tuner-heavy decks. Archetypes like
zombies, plants, and of course Crystrons will run a
plethora of them and can sometimes get stuck with
the wrong amount. This is especially true in decks
that attempt to summon Trishula. If you have two
tuners and one non-tuner at the wrong time, now you
can summon Trishula-lite. Since he’s generic, he’s
going to have this potential for a long time. A
really solid level 9 synchro option, especially in
formats where you need to banish monsters in the
graveyard. And he’s a lot easier to summon than
Future Potential: 3.5/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
Crystron Gliongandr is an upcoming monster in Raging
Tempest that will add to the Crystron archetype.
Needing 2 or more Tuner monsters, as well as 1 or
more non-Tuner, this Level 9 can be made up of
several Crystrons. The more monsters used, the
better for its effect: banish monsters equal to the
number of materials used. If it were “cards” instead
of “monsters” the effect would be more beneficial,
but it can still clear your opponents field while
avoiding any backlash from “when destroyed” effects.
Gliongandr will replace itself when destroyed, but
you can choose ANY banished monster, even your
opponents. Banish a boss monster without a Special
Summon restriction and bring it back on your side of
the field when Gliongandr is destroyed. You can also
destroy your own Gliogandr after doing damage to get
this effect and do more damage in the same battle
To make Gliongandr you can use Quandax for part of
the requirement and have only 5 levels to go. With
the abundance of smaller level monsters in the
Crystron archetype this may be preferable. Crystrons
are able to Synchro during your opponents turn. This
monster will disrupt their flow, take away cards,
and set you up huge for your next turn.
Until Next Time
Coming to the Japanese card of the week, we
look at Crystron Gliongandr. This is a Level 9
Synchro Monster, a Machine and Water attributed, as
expected, who is slightly stronger than Phoenix with
3000 attack and defense, and is Synchro Summoned two
or more Tuners and one or more non-Tuner Monsters.
If this card was Synchro Summoned, you can Target
and remove from play as many Monsters as your
opponent controls and/or from their Graveyard equal
to the number of Synchro material you used on this
card. That's going to be at least three,
making that pay off well in your favor, especially
sitting behind the 3000 attack. This card
gives you a Monster when destroyed also, but changes
it up a little. The Monster you get is one
that has to have been removed from the game, other
than this card. Said card is Targeted, so
remember that, but it can be a Synchro Monster, or
whatever else you want.