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Gladiator Beasts: deck recipe [Jan 2021]

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Overview

All non-Fusion “Gladiator Beast” monsters, with a few exceptions, share the ability to return to the Deck during the end of the Battle Phase of the turn in which they battled, and Special Summon another monster of their archetype from the Deck. When a “Gladiator Beast” monster is Special Summoned this way, it gains different effects that can range from backrow and monster removal (Gladiator Beast Bestiari and Gladiator Beast Murmillo respectively) to Special Summoning from the Graveyard (Gladiator Beast Darius).

Gladiator Beast decks usually rely heavily on their backrow to protect their monsters and allow them to continuously “tag out” and activate their effects, slowly depleting the opponent's resources.

Required Card Boxes

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Example Deck

Unexpected Dai Version

Gladiator Beast VespasiusRescue RabbitRescue RabbitRescue RabbitGladiator Beast BestiariGladiator Beast Andal
Gladiator Beast AndalGladiator Beast AndalUnexpected DaiUnexpected DaiUnexpected DaiGladiator Rejection
Gladiator RejectionGladiator RejectionGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast War ChariotGladiator Beast War Chariot
Karma CutKarma Cut----
Gladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast NerokiusGladiator Beast DomitianusGladiator Beast EssedariiGladiator Beast Essedarii
Diamond Dire Wolf-----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
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How To Play

Rescue Rabbit

Rescue Rabbit is a one card Extra Deck enabler. Normal Summon it and use its effect to Special Summon two Andal from your Deck. The two Andals can then be used to make a Rank-4 or make Essedarii.

The Andals summoned by Rescue Rabbit are also allowed to attack so you can use them for dealing damage.

Rescue Rabbit
Rescue Rabbit
EARTH Beast ★4
ATK 300 / DEF 100
Infinite Ray [UR]
Cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck. You can banish this face-up card you control; Special Summon 2 Level 4 or lower Normal Monsters with the same name from your Deck. Destroy them during the End Phase. You can only use the effect of "Rescue Rabbit" once per turn.
Gladiator Beast Andal
Gladiator Beast Andal
EARTH Beast-Warrior ★4
ATK 1900 / DEF 1500
Galactic Origin [SR]
Gladiator's Storm [SR]
This one-eyed warrior bear is an aggressive hunter that strikes down its prey with the powerful swipes of its claws. No one can bear the brunt of his tremendously fast and heavy blows.

Gladiator Beast Monsters

Gladiator Beast Vespasius
Gladiator Beast Vespasius
WATER Sea Serpent ★7
ATK 2300 / DEF 0
Judgement Force [UR]
At the start of the Damage Step, if your "Gladiator Beast" monster battles a monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. You can only use this effect of "Gladiator Beast Vespasius" once per turn. While you control this card, Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, all monsters you control gain 500 ATK. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: You can shuffle this card into the Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Vespasius".

Vesparius' inherent Special Summoning condition is easy to fulfill, and while on the field it gives all your monsters a decent ATK boost. Get Versparius on the field then on the next turn you can use Rescue Rabbit to Special Summon two Andals, use all of them to make Domitianus.

Gladiator Beast Bestiari
Gladiator Beast Bestiari
WIND Winged Beast ★4
ATK 1500 / DEF 800
Galactic Origin [R]
If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: Target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target. 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 Bestiari".

When Gladiator Beast Bestiari is Special Summoned by the effect of another “Gladiator Beast” monster, it pops a Spell/Trap card.

Summoning Gyzarus: Unexpected Dai + Bestiari

Unexpected Dai
Unexpected Dai
Normal Spell
Stardust Acceleration [UR]
Gladiator's Storm [UR]
If you control no monsters: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from the Deck.
  • Activate Unexpected Dai and Special Summon Gladiator Beast Andal from your Deck;
  • Normal Summon Gladiator Beast Bestiari;
  • Special Summon Gyzarus from your Extra Deck.

Gladiator Rejection

Gladiator Rejection
Gladiator Rejection
Continuous Spell
Judgement Force [N]
Your opponent cannot target "Gladiator Beast" monsters you control with card effects, except during the Battle Phase. If a "Gladiator Beast" monster(s) is Special Summoned from your Main Deck (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck with a different Type from the monsters you control, in Defense Position. You can only use this effect of "Gladiator Rejection" once per turn.

Gladiator Rejection provides some protection to your Gladiator Beasts. For example, inherent targeting effects of monsters are usually activated during the Main Phase (i.e. Constellar Ptolemy M7, Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon); these are the types of effects Gladiator Rejection can protect you from.

The second effect of this card incentivizes you to make use of Gladiator Beasts' in-archetype effect to get a free search. For this Gyazarus is amazing at generating advantage because you get back the fusion materials you used, destroy two enemy cards, and trigger Gladiator Rejection's search.

Gladiator Beast Charge

Gladiator Beast Charge
Gladiator Beast Charge
Normal Trap
Judgement Force [SR]
Target face-up cards on the field, up to the number of "Gladiator Beast" monsters you control with different names; destroy them.

The removal effect can be very powerful depending on the number of Gladiator Beasts you control; and activating this Trap doesn't even cost anything. Rescue Rabbit is a quick way to swarm the field with Gladiators, but make sure to activate this Trap while you still control the two Andals.

Gladiator Beast War Chariot

Gladiator Beast War Chariot
Gladiator Beast War Chariot
Counter Trap
Gladiator's Storm [R]
When an Effect Monster's effect is activated, if you control a face-up "Gladiator Beast" monster: Negate the activation and destroy it.

Gladiator Beast War Chariot has actually become more powerful as the meta shifted to focusing more on monster effects. You'll almost always have Gladiators on the field, so this card is effectively Divine Wrath without cost. Very effective at stopping enemy combos before they could bring out bigger monsters, and can even stop boss monsters from activating something like a removal effect.

Extra Decks

Gladiator Beast Domitianus
Gladiator Beast Domitianus
DARK Sea Serpent ★10
ATK 3500 / DEF 1200
Judgement Force [R]
"Gladiator Beast Vespasius" + 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters
Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by shuffling the above cards you control into the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You choose the attack targets for your opponent's attacks. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: You can return this card to the Extra Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck.

Domitianus is the Deck's main boss monster and the one you want to always keep on the field. There really isn't much reason to return him to the Extra Deck because you'll be losing resources. Domitianus lets you negate an opponent's monster effect every turn. This is usually enough to prevent the summoning the opponent from making their boss monster, or stop the effects of monsters like Desperado Barrel Dragon.

Gladiator Beast Gyzarus
Gladiator Beast Gyzarus
DARK Winged Beast ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 1500
Gladiator's Storm [UR]
"Gladiator Beast Bestiari" + 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster
Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by shuffling the above cards you control into the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".) When this card is Special Summoned: You can target up to 2 cards on the field; destroy those targets. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked: You can shuffle it into the Extra Deck; Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Bestiari".

You can Special Summon Gladiator Beast Gyzarus by shuffling Gladiator Beast Bestiari and another “Gladiator Beast” monster into your Deck. The best Gladiator for breaking the enemy's board setup, and you don't really lose any resources since returning Gyazarus to the Deck nets you an equal amount of monsters to how many you used to make him. Arguably the best Gladiator for gaining advantage.

Gladiator Beast Nerokius
Gladiator Beast Nerokius
DARK Winged Beast ★8
ATK 2800 / DEF 1900
Galactic Origin [SR]
3 "Gladiator Beast" monstersMust first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by shuffling the above cards you control into the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Cannot be destroyed by battle. If this card attacks or is attacked, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked: You can shuffle it into the Extra Deck; Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.

Nerokius requires you to shuffle back into the Deck 3 “Gladiator Beast” monsters, it can't be destroyed by battle and, when it attacks, the opponent cannot activate cards or effect until the end of the Damage Step.

Gladiator Beast Essedarii
Gladiator Beast Essedarii
EARTH Beast ★5
ATK 2500 / DEF 1400
Galactic Origin [R]
Gladiator's Storm [R]
2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters
Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by shuffling the above cards you control into the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".)

Gladiator Beast Essedarii is a 2500 ATK monster with no effect. You need to shuffle back into your Deck 2 “Gladiator Beast” monsters in order to Special Summon it, and you can use it to prevent yourself from decking out.

The monsters used to Summon “Gladiator Beast” Fusion Monsters do not have to be face-up, so, even if your opponent flips your Bestiari face-down with Canadia, you can still use it for Gyzarus, Essedarii, or Nerokius.

Diamond Dire Wolf
Diamond Dire Wolf
EARTH Beast ★4
ATK 2000 / DEF 1200
Voltage of the Metal [SR]
2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast-Type monster you control and 1 other card on the field; destroy them.

Summon Dire Wolf for on demand removal of an enemy card. But you should always consider making Gyazarus first before Dire Wolf. Dire Wolf is made if you don't have Bestiari available.

Weaknesses

  • Treacherous Trap Hole has a lot of chances to activate since you'll be performing a ton of summoning.

  • Most Main Deck “Gladiator Beast” monsters have low stats and rely primarily on their effects to impact the board, but these effects can easily be negated by a number of cards.

  • Chariot only deals with Monster Effects; you’re still gonna have to deal with cards like Drowning Mirror Force. Especially since Gladiator Rejection stops working during the Battle Phase.

Other Useful Cards

Test Tiger
Test Tiger
EARTH Beast ★3
ATK 600 / DEF 300
Gladiator's Storm [SR]
If you control a face-up "Gladiator Beast" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can Tribute this card to target 1 face-up "Gladiator Beast" monster you control; shuffle that target into the Deck, then Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" from your Deck, and treat it as if it was Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster.
  • Normal Summon a Level 4 or lower “Gladiator Beast” monster
  • Special Summon Test Tiger from your hand via its own effect;
  • Tribute Test Tiger to Summon Gladiator Beast Augustus from your Deck;
  • Special Summon Gladiator Beast Bestiari from your hand via Augustus' effect;
  • Special Summon Gyzarus.
Gladiator Beast Murmillo
Gladiator Beast Murmillo
WATER Fish ★3
ATK 800 / DEF 400
Galactic Origin [R]
When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: Target 1 face-up monster; destroy that target. 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 Murmillo".

When Gladiator Beast Murmillo is Special Summoned by the effect of another “Gladiator Beast” monster, it destroys a face-up monster on the field. Murmillo used to be the main way Gladiators had to deal with problematic monsters, it’s a great card despite its poor stats, but keep in mind that its effect is mandatory, so, if your opponent has no face-up monsters on the field when you Special Summon it (or no face-up monsters that can be targeted by its effect), you will have to destroy one of your own.

Gladiator Beast Sagittarii
Gladiator Beast Sagittarii
WIND Winged Beast ★3
ATK 1400 / DEF 1000
Gladiator's Storm [R]
If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: You can discard 1 "Gladiator Beast" card; draw 2 cards. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: You can shuffle this card into the Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Sagittarii".
Gladiator Beast Retiari
Gladiator Beast Retiari
WATER Aqua ★3
ATK 1200 / DEF 800
Duelist Chronicles GX: Society of Light [R]
Duel Island -Gladiator- [R]
When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, you can remove from play 1 card from your opponent's Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked, you can return it to the Deck to Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Retiari".
Gladiator Beast Laquari
Gladiator Beast Laquari
FIRE Beast-Warrior ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 400
Galactic Origin [SR]
If this card was Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, its original ATK becomes 2100. 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 Laquari".
Gladiator Beast Equeste
Gladiator Beast Equeste
WIND Winged Beast ★4
ATK 1600 / DEF 1200
Ranked Rewards [SR]
When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: Target 1 "Gladiator Beast" card in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand. 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 Equeste".

Gladiator Beast's Respite

Gladiator Beasts Respite
Gladiator Beasts Respite
Normal Spell
Galactic Origin [R]
Gladiators Storm [R]
Shuffle 2 "Gladiator Beast" cards from your hand into the Deck, then draw 3 cards.

Techs

Necrovalley
Necrovalley
Field Spell
Dark Dimension [UR]
All "Gravekeeper's" monsters gain 500 ATK and DEF. Cards in the Graveyard cannot be banished. Negate any card effect that would move a card in the Graveyard to a different place. Negate any card effect that changes Types or Attributes in the Graveyard.
World Legacy Clash
World Legacy Clash
Quick Spell
Blazing Rose [R]
Selection Box Vol. 02 Mini [R]
HERO Generation [R]
Banish 1 face-up monster you control (until the End Phase), then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; that target loses ATK/DEF equal to the original ATK/DEF of that banished monster.
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
Continuous Trap
Neo-Impact [UR]
Each of your opponent's monsters that conducted an attack while this card was face-up on the field has its ATK halved as long as this card remains on the field. During each of your Standby Phases, pay 2000 LP or destroy this card.
Fusion Reserve
Fusion Reserve
Normal Trap
Valiant Souls [SR]
Reveal 1 Fusion Monster in your Extra Deck, add 1 of the Fusion Materials listed on that card from your Deck to your hand, then you can add 1 "Polymerization" from your Graveyard to your hand.
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Normal Trap
Servants of Kings [SR]
When an opponent's monster declares an attack: All Attack Position monsters your opponent controls lose 800 ATK for each monster they control.

Other Extra Decks

Gladiator Beast Heraklinos
Gladiator Beast Heraklinos
FIRE Beast-Warrior ★8
ATK 3000 / DEF 2800
Galactic Origin [UR]
"Gladiator Beast Laquari" + 2 "Gladiator Beast" monstersMust first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by shuffling the above cards you control into the Deck. (You do not use "Polymerization".) During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can discard 1 card; negate the activation and destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.
Evigishki Merrowgeist
Evigishki Merrowgeist
WATER Aqua ★4
ATK 2100 / DEF 1600
Shark Fang [R]
2 Level 4 monsters
After damage calculation, if this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; shuffle the destroyed monster into the Deck instead of sending it to the Graveyard.

[November 2020] KOG Notes

REVOLVER


Gladiator BeastREVOLVERGladiator Beast REVOLVER2
IGN: REVOLVER, Skill: Balance, Date Submitted: Dec 1

Note by REVOLVER:

Basically normal strategy, had to add a third andal to be able to use my unexpected dai, also three gyzarus is optimal because this deck is power crept... Overall play smart stall them let them use their resource and otk them

Comments

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Anonymous
Duel Links player: Deck uses trap cards, is trap card deck
Candend
Rescue Rabbit version? Lol. Seems like backrow deck with rescue rabbit and gladiator beast monsters as engine.
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Anonymous Reply
Atleast its not 3 karma, 3 chain, 3 floodgate
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Anonymous Reply
GB will always be a backrow deck. You wont see a GB deck with no traps in it.
Dave
IMO fun deck i don´t have but when you can´t get board control at the begin you lose.

Ult. Providence and debunk help to counter this deck which are also useful in this meta.
Anonymous
balance, balance always balance......will duel links player ever learn how to build a deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Balance helps some rogue/meme decks to compete with tier decks. And this is diel links. If you like the the TCG/OCG abomination go play it.
Kojima
This is my slightly different version.
Candend
Heraklinos and Domitianus played together. Yeah with only 3 monster zones, it's impossible to bring 2 of them. You choose 1. Heraklinos can easily get rid of pesky s/t like e-con, floodgate th, canadia, karma cut, treacherous th and many more while Domitianus can easy negate annoying monster like aleister, magician's rod, brd, vdm, michael, lumina, cosmo brain. It might be possible with andabata but it needs augustus.
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Anonymous Reply
andabata can only bring gyrazus and gaiodiaz...and the gorrila if you actually want to summon it
Anonymous
Yep this deck is the cyber dragon last kc, not many people use it, counter the t1 deck (maybe except invoker) and probably gonna top the kc too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This deck is powercrept beyond reasoning, can't do anything once your normal summon dies.
Anonymous
It would be great if we get Tamer Editor and Gladiator beast united
Yoong Kwong
This deck is not bad but i will do some tweaking on it. I beat so many tier deck unless i have bad draw from beginning until the end lol
Anonymous
Any good cheap tech cards that would be easy to put into a F2P version? Currently deck:

2 Vesp
2 Best
1 Darius, Equeste, Murmillo, Test Tiger
3 GB Charge
1 War Chariot, Dai
2 Rejection, Clash

Need some cheaper options to Cosmic Cyclone/Floodgate replacements. Was thinking possibly Bad Aim/Providence from Dragunity structure deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Forgot to mention I also run Andal at 1x too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Anti-magic arrows you can get from sr ticket. Only prevents them from using spell/traps during battle phase though
Anonymous
pretty 🔥ous if this deck got 1st turn. just realized most of the deck rn had advantage if they got 1st turn
Anonymous
We need Gladiator Beast United, then this deck will be strong again.

https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast_United

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