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Silver And Gold Gadget

July 18th, 2016

Over 9 years ago, Duelists got their hands on Yugi’s “Gadget” monsters, a group of 3 monsters that searched for each other when they are Summoned. Together they formed a powerful strategy that allowed you to constantly keep monsters in play while you constantly destroyed your opponent’s monsters with cards like Sakuretsu Armor and Smashing Ground. More recently, we’ve seen Gadget Xyz strategies opting towards using Tin Goldfish and Gear Gigant X to repeatedly search out Goldfish to keep the pressure on. Now, Duelists will have access to 2 more Gadget monsters thanks to the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack, allowing them to make their Gadget swarming strategy even faster than before!

The two new Gadget monsters both have the same set of abilities, essentially allowing you to use 6 copies of the same card! When you Normal or Special Summon Silver Gadget and Gold Gadget, they allow you to Special Summon a Level 4 Machine-type monster from your hand! The simplest play is to Summon Silver or Gold Gadget, then Special Summon Red, Yellow, or Green Gadget, and add another Gadget to your hand, before making an Xyz Summon. Alternatively, you can Summon Silver, then Gold, and then another Gadget to perform a 3-card Xyz Summon!

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These monsters also have an additional effect: if they’re destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 “Gadget” monster from your Deck (except another copy of itself). It’s a simple effect with a lot of uses. If Gold Gadget is destroyed, you could Special Summon a primary Gadget and search for another Gadget, or you could Summon Silver Gadget, Summon another Gadget from your hand and search! This allows you to protect your Life Points or prepare for a Summon on your next turn. You can only use one effect of each card, and only once per turn, but because you have both Silver Gadget and Gold Gadget, sometimes you can use both effects in the same turn!

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The best thing about Gold Gadget and Silver Gadget is that they enhance the usual Gadget Xyz strategy without taking anything away from it! You can still Summon your Tin Goldfish, and use it to Special Summon Gold or Silver from your hand. From there, you can Special Summon another Machine-type monster from your hand. Gold and Silver are great on defense too, allowing you to Set them and Summon new Gadgets from your Deck when they’re destroyed. It’s never been this easy to search and Summon a critical mass of Gadget monsters!

With Gold Gadget and Silver Gadget, the Gadget strategy has been brought into the modern age of Dueling! With the ability to consistently Summon multiple Gadgets in one turn to make easy Xyz Summons, as well as being able to easily defend your Life Points by replacing your Gadgets when they’re destroyed. If you’re looking to spice up an old fan favourite, check out the new Gadget monsters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack!