INTRODUCTION TO GLADIATOR BEASTS

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Updated June 23, 2018

Sample Deck Updated

Overview

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. Despite the decks versatility, the monster core engine is no longer able to compete against the speed of the currently tiered decks and should only be played for fun.


Sample Deck

Brenduke 1st Place - Brendukes Mind - June 23, 2018

skill Sealed Tombs
Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Bestiari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Bestiari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Murmillo
Gladiator%20Beast%20Murmillo
Gladiator%20Beast%20Dimacari
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Floodgate%20Trap%20Hole
Floodgate%20Trap%20Hole
Floodgate%20Trap%20Hole
Mirror%20Wall
Mirror%20Wall
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Gladiator%20Beast%20Heraklinos
Gladiator%20Beast%20Nerokius
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii

Core Cards

Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Laquari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Bestiari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Bestiari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Murmillo
Gladiator%20Beast%20Murmillo
Gladiator%20Beast%20Dimacari
Gladiator%20Beast%20Heraklinos
Gladiator%20Beast%20Nerokius
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii
Gladiator%20Beast%20Essedarii

Tech Cards

These cards are all excellent additions to your Gladiator Beast deck. Remember, when using the balance skill you will want to run 7-8 monsters. Without balance you will want to run 8-9 monsters (we do not count Sphere Kuriboh as a monster for non-balance builds).

Sphere%20Kuriboh
Cosmic%20Cyclone
Enemy%20Controller
Super%20Rush%20Headlong
Gravity%20Lash
Forbidden%20Chalice
Nobleman%20of%20Crossout
Half-Shut
Fire%20Formation%20-%20Gyokkou
Anti-Magic%20Arrows
Offerings%20to%20the%20Doomed
Floodgate%20Trap%20Hole
Curse%20of%20Anubis
Windstorm%20of%20Etaqua
Impenetrable%20Attack
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Mirror%20Wall
Xing%20Zhen%20Hu
Divine%20Wrath
Powerful%20Rebirth
Disappear
Memory%20Loss
Paleozoic%20Canadia
Treacherous%20Trap%20Hole

Extra Info

  • You have a way to never deck out with Gladiator Beasts. You can tag two monsters into the deck to summon Essedarii. This includes Essedarii himself. This means you can summon Essedarii every turn and return one Gladiator to the deck every turn. Always be aware of the option to win through deck out in the late game.

  • If you are using the Balance skill, running 8 monsters, 6 spells and 6 traps will guarantee you a starting hand of 1 monster, 1 spell and 1 trap plus an extra random card. Consider this ratio when side decking.

  • Gladiator Beast Nerokius stops any therefore gets through Amazoness Onslaught, Sea Stealth Attack and Des Counterblow. It does not stop continuous effects such as Mirror Wall and Toon Kingdom.

  • You can use Super Rush Headlong on a tagged in Dimacari to destroy two monsters of the same attribute in one turn. This can be devastating against Hazy Flame and Sea Stealth Attack Decks.

  • Bestiari and Murmillo’s tag in effects are mandatory so only summon them if you can destroy a card your opponent controls. Take note of what Gladiators have been destroyed. If you have lost your Dimacari you can only to tag Laquari into Bestiari or Murmillo. Take care to not destroy your own cards.

  • Against decks which use chainable cards which summon monsters from the grave, hand or deck (e.g. Red Eyes Spirit and Powerful Rebirth) always tag in Bestiari to force the activation of that card and then Murmillo second to destroy the summoned monster.

  • In the mirror match you can use Enemy Controller to take control of an opponent’s Gladiator which has already battled. This will allow you to return that Gladiator to the opponent’s deck and tag your own in.

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