When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: You can target 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target, but its effect(s) is negated by this card, and it is shuffled into the Deck when this card leaves the field. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked: You can shuffle it into the Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Darius".
Gladiator Beast Heraklinos, Nerokius, Essedarii are the Fusion “Gladiator Beast” monsters which you can Special Summon from your Graveyard as a strong beater, because they cannot activate their effects.
Gladiator Beast Octavius and Augustus are also options to be considered because of their high ATK value, and Octavius does not require you to discard a card as maintenance, since its effects are negated.
Gladiator Beast Augustus, Alexander, Laquari, Murmillo, Beastiari, Dimicari, Equeste, Retiari can Special Summon Darius from your Deck, if they attacked or was attacked.
|Gladiator Beast Heraklinos|
|Gladiator Beast Nerokius|
|Gladiator Beast Essedarii|
|Gladiator Beast Octavius|
|Gladiator Beast Augustus|
|Gladiator Beast Alexander|
|Gladiator Beast Laquari|
|Gladiator Beast Tygerius|
|Gladiator Beast Dimacari|
|Gladiator Beast Equeste|
|Gladiator Beast Bestiari|
|Gladiator Beast Retiari|
|Gladiator Beast Murmillo|
|Gladiator Beast Secutor|
These cards are the essentials in a Gladiator Beast deck as they are able to protect your Gladiator Beasts from being destroyed by battle after it was being attacked, or you attacked using them.
|Actions||Returns itself from field to Deck for cost|
|Summoning categories||Special Summons from your Deck / Special Summons from your Graveyard|