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Gladiator Beast Noxiousá- #BLLR-EN021

When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, and if you do, change the attack target to this card, and proceed to damage calculation. This card cannot be destroyed by that battle. If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: You can send 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck to the GY. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: You can shuffle it into the Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Noxious".

Card Rating
Advanced: 3 

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Date Reviewed: July 21, 2017

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Gladiator Beast Noxious 

As we iterated earlier this week, Gladiator Beasts are probably the archetype most brutally stripped of function once the link format started. Pre-link, Gladiator Beast Noxious would have been pretty neat, serving as a hand trap of sorts for Glad Beasts, while also providing targets for the summoning of Tamer Editor, which needs level 5 or higher monsters to fusion summon. 

But that’s all for not. Without link monsters to help them out, Glad Beasts are completely dead. New future support could very well come, and if that is the case, I’m sure Noxious would be part of that future since Tamer Editor is such a good card in a bubble. 

Advanced: 2/5
Future Potential: 2.5/5


Hello Pojo Fans,
Some new Gladiator Beast support wraps up the week with Gladiator Beast Noxious.
Noxious can't be destroyed by battle, which helps if you need to wall up against a boss monster and still get your Gladiator Beast tag out ability. If your opponent direct attacks,  Noxious can Special Summon itself and doesn't cause a replay, which I've never seen. It forces the damage calculation, can't be destroyed, then you'll get the tag out option. Sending a GB to the grave as its tag in ability isn't the good of an ability, though it can set up Darius.  Noxious's most attractive feature is that it protects you from a direct attack and will get you your tag out. I don't like its stats. Level 5 GB with 1000DEF and 0ATK on top of its Foolish Burial ability for GB are not great traits. It is a unique option for the deck to use though and should be considered.
Until Next Time,

We end this week off the way we began it, with another new card for the Gladiator Beast deck. Thankfully this time, Link Summoning doesn't ruin this card. I am talking about Gladiator Beast Noxious.
Noxious is a Level 5, which matches Tamer Editor's summoning condition. Sadly, the stats horrible at 0/1000. Good thing is that you won't need to Tribute Summon this guy. When your opponent declares a direct attack, you can summon this card from your hand and change the attack target to this guy, as well as this guy won't be destroyed in that battle. This is really good, considering he does have the standard Glad Beast tag out effect. If this guy is summoned by the effect of a Gladiator Beast card, you can send a Gladiator Beast monster from the deck to the GY. This is cool to help get Bestiari in the grave for Darius to revive it. Also, since Noxious has the standard tag out effect, you can summon Darius with him to revive the Bestiari you sent, and go into Gyzarus. Though not as powerful as it was in 2008, Gyzarus is still a great card that has stood the test of time well when it comes to what he does.
Noxious is a great support card for Gladiator Beast. He is a guaranteed staple in the deck, especially entering Link Format, which is today. ;)
Advanced Rating: 4/5

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