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Giant Rex

- #BLLR-EN027

Cannot attack directly. If this card is banished: You can Special Summon this card, and if you do, this card gains 200 ATK for each of your banished Dinosaur monsters. You can only use this effect of "Giant Rex" once per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.63 

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1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed: July 18, 2017

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RCG

Giant Rex 

Giant Rex is one of those monsters whose names are truly confusing when compared to their effects. With an ability that allows for recurring revival from the banished pile or “different dimension” you’d think his name would have been D.D. Rex or Space Lizard or something. But nope… Giant Rex. Okie dokie, let’s roll with it. 

Luckily, I love his effect, and it’s a card I could see being abused. Even at once per turn, the fact that he can special summon himself any time he’s banished from any location is superb. My first thought when reading his effect was to somehow combine him with Block Dragon, which is an excellent monster that only lacks in support. If only Giant Rex was a rock type! Anybody want to bring back Gigantes, The Rock Spirit, and Gigastone Omega? Yeah… all rock types. Giant Rex is a beast out of its element.  

But easily special summoned dinosaurs are always good. Especially at a time when dinosaurs are at the top of the mountain again. With cards like Miscellaneousaurus, Ultimate Conductor Tyranno and the new Double Evolution Pill needing dinos in the graveyard to banish, Giant Rex becomes desirable, even as a tech option. And really you never need more than one, since he can’t double up. He’s the perfect tech to be honest. Is it a shame that Giant Rex can’t attack directly? Sure, but it’s a level 4 monster folks. That’s a small price to pay to enable access to the best XYZ monsters and probably the best link monsters too. Giant Rex can be summoned from the deck and that’s the most important part to focus on, since both Babycerasaurus and Petiteranodon can get him easily. After that, he’ll be available for use over and over and over, never capable of staying banished. That’s bonkers. 

Giant Rex is a solid piece that was meant to add even more muscle to dino decks, but it has enormous potential in future earth decks as well. Or really any deck that easily banishes junk. And any monster that can do that all while being able to bring out Laggia is an A+ card in my book. 

Advanced: 4.5/5
Future Potential: 5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Giant Rex is a new Dinosaur for True Dino players to have fun with.
 
A 2000 Level 4 still has to have restrictions in 2017? I guess so, as Rex can't hit your opponent directly. Hurts the card, but its a Dino and EARTH, which is hot right now. If Giant Rex is banished it gets Special Summoned, then gets an ATK boost for each banished Dinosaur you have. Ultimate Conductor Tyranno does the banishing for the Special Summon and Giant Rex should be at least 2200ATK. The problem is that you want to attack each monster with UCT to do burn damage. You can't hit directly with Giant Rex, but you can still Normal Summon it and Xyz and Synchro with it, and its Special Summon when banished is good. Remember though, the banish Special Summon is only once per turn, so you can't spam it.
 
It's a pretty good Dinosaur, can be a good beater in the beginning, and it can come back for fodder for bigger monsters.
 
Advanced-3/5
Art-3.5/5
 
Until Next Time,


Warlockblitz
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What a great time for the dinosaurs. Giant Rex is a Level 4 Earth Dinosaur-type monster with 2000 Atk and 1200 Def. It's ok that Giant Rex can't attack directly. It's not perfect, but it's ok. Giant Rex gets to come back from the banished zone with an Atk boost for each of your banished Dinosaurs. This can only occur once per turn, but Dinosaurs can really use an extra beater and a good "Normal" play. Dinosaurs have a number of monsters that either banish Giant Rex from the field or from the grave, but if in the future it can get banished from the deck, it will still Special Summon itself. My only question is if the dinosaurs in the banished zone are banished face-down, do they count towards Giant Rex's Atk boost? Pot of Desires is so good with this. 
 
Score: 4/5
Art: 4/5
 
-WarlockBlitz


Crunch$G
We continue this week off with more Dinosaur support following the new Structure Deck. Dinosaur players, welcome Giant Rex to the family.
 
First off, Giant Rex cannot attack directly. 2000 ATK Level 4 Effect Monsters usually have some downside, this is Giant Rex's, and thankfully it doesn't make this card horrible. If Giant Rex is banished, you can special summon him and have him gain 200 ATK for each banished Dinosaur. This is cool, as you can use Ultimate Conductor Tyranno or Miscellaneousaurus to banish this guy and extend your combos. This effect is a hard once per turn, which is great to balance him.
 
This is a cool card to extend your Dinosaur combos, defiantly worth playing at least 1 of.
 
Advanced Rating: 3/5

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