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Torque Tune Gear
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.
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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
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.
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
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.