I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Gladiator Beasts. That’s why I was pretty happy when I heard that there would be at least one new Gladiator Beast in Primal Origin. But can you imagine how thrilled I was when I found out that, not only would there in fact be two Gladiator Beasts in Primal Origin, but one of them is a Fusion monster that will find a place in nearly every competitive Gladiator Beast Extra Deck!? Read more…
Gladiator Beast Duelists command a toolbox of tricks: when one Gladiator makes a successful attack, it can tag out back to the Deck to Special Summon another Gladiator Beast, and each has a unique effect. Since there are lots of different Gladiator Beasts, there are lots of different abilities, but a few were especially useful at YCS Columbus. With Decks like Synchro Summon, Master Hyperion, and Dark World all making powerful plays with monsters from the Graveyard, Gladiator Beast Retiari’s ability to banish cards is more powerful than ever before. Most Decks wield powerful monster effects, so Gladiator Beast War Chariot is extremely good. And the wrecking-ball of the Gladiator strategy, Gladiator Beast Gyzarus, wreaks havoc against Duelists who play just a few Trap Cards. The result is opportunity: Gladiator Beasts are back, and Robert DiMartino has the Top 32 finish to prove it.
Gladiator Beast Essedarii isn’t just a run-of-the-mill 2500 ATK monster without an effect. It’s much more than that. Essedarii will shape the way Gladiator Beast Decks are built from now on, and will forever alter plays that Gladiator Beast Duelists can make.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and I daresay it has never flown as fast as it has since the release of Storm of Ragnarok. Nordic monsters, Six Samurai, and a bunch of cool cards that work in lots of different Decks? Storm of Ragnarok is certainly a tough act to follow, so we’re going to get a head start with an exclusive very sneak peek at one of the all new World Premiere card’s from Extreme Victory!