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Torque Tune Gear
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Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. A monster equipped with this card is treated as a Tuner, it gains 500 ATK and DEF, also if the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.25 

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Date Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2016

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Torque Tune Gear

As mentioned in my previous review of Union Hangar, this monster is a tech option in ABC decks for synchro plays. Outside of that deck, however, this card still has some good playability and most likely some kind of future in the game. 

Level 1 monsters have certain advantages other monsters don’t have, especially level 1 tuners, but when those monsters have no offensive capability, it’s hard to justify the card’s presence in your deck unless it does something really worthwhile, a la Sage, Veiler, and Bulb. Torque Tune Gear isn’t nearly as capable, but it does do one really interesting thing: it basically can change its own level. By attaching as a union, it essentially takes on the level of that monster. However, that’s not impressive if you have to normal summon Torque, or even special summon him from the hand. Because if you have Torque and let’s say, a level 4 monster on the field, you could just sync into a level 5. I suppose if you really needed that Omega, and you have Torque and two level 4 monsters on the field, you could turn it all in, but I think this shows that Torque is at its best when he can be summoned or attached from the deck, hence my mentioning it alongside Union Hangar. 

It’s sort of a shame he can’t be attached from the hand, because he would have been a lot more capable in the long run. The fact of the matter is that Torque Tune Gear is nearly dead in the hand, because wasting a Normal Summon on him is a losing strategy. To be successful, he needs to be effectively cycled. I think using Union Hangar is a great tech play, but he would need a lot more help to be present in other decks. I don’t think it’s impossible, however, and I do think this card has a future. Ignoring his 0 ATK, he has the perfect type, attribute, and level for a tuner. He’ll find a place in a good deck one day for sure.

Advanced: 2/5
Future Potential: 3/5


I love this card. Pretty much all of its stats make it searchable. Torque Tune Gear is a Level 1 Light Machine-type Union Tuner Monster with 0 Atk and 0 Def. As a Union it can equip or unequip once per turn to any monster of yours. Then that monster becomes a Tuner or at least gets one destruction protection. It also gains 500 Atk and Def. Of just those three aspects there should be at least one that would be useful to any player. Maybe it will spawn the creation of Synchro ABC. As a Tuner, it's a Level 1 Light target for searching in Blue-Eyes Decks. As a low level low attack machine, it gains even more utility. Versatility combo pieces score well with me. The only real downside is that it will probably take a Normal Summon to see any use. 
Score: 4/5 Now One for One can Special Summon a power boost. 
Art: 4/5 "Resonator" or "Synchron" instead of "Gear" would have been interesting.



Torque Tune Gear...so this card is a Machine, and a Tuner, and a Union...giving you the unique ability to Union equip to something else (for a scoffing 500 attack and defense boost) as well as making the equipped Monster a Tuner.  Also, benefitting from the Union status, if said Monster were to be destroyed, this would be instead.  The cool thing is, you could use this to make something beefy (say Level 5 or above, honestly, more like 7 or above) into a Tuner, and then bring out something visually stunning that should but likely won't, win you game.  Pessimistic?  Perhaps, but perhaps every bit as realistic.  I do like what it's trying to do here, but there are other ways that aren't this involved to make a non-Tuner become a Tuner.  Not quite as good as yesterday in my eyes, but still not garbage either.
Art:  3.5/5

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