Gladiator Beasts Deck Breakdown
The general strategy of the deck is to use your Gladiator Beast monsters in battle. This will allow you to return that Gladiator Beast to the deck to special summon another with a different name. This mechanic is commonly referred to as "tagging out" and this is how it will be named on this page and the guide. These tagging effects mean the deck can deal with almost any board state and generate card advantage every turn. The strength of the deck is its versatility. The core of the deck is between seven and eight monsters. This gives the deck between twelve and thirteen tech spots which you can customize to have favourable matchups against a specific group of decks. The deck has seen a resurgence in playability due to the October 2018 Forbidden and Limited list essentially removing Amazoness from the metagame and limiting troublesome cards such as Hey! Trunade and Treacherous Trap Hole. Since the implementation of the new list Gladiator Beasts have some notable tops including a recent DLPT Top 4 and second place in DLTW. However, this success has brought threats to the deck as players have begun side decking Jinzo, Hey! Truande and even Mirror of Oaths to counter us.
This deck is not used enough in tournaments to generate a separate tournament-only breakdown.