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Gladiator Beasts: deck recipe [May 2020]

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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

Galactic Origin Judgement Force Gladiators Storm

Example Deck

Standard Version

Gladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast EquesteGladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast BestiariGladiator Beast Bestiari
Gladiator Beast MurmilloGladiator Beast RetiariCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneForbidden LanceForbidden Lance
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast Charge
Gladiator Beast War ChariotGladiator Beast War Chariot----
Gladiator Beast HeraklinosGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast NerokiusGladiator Beast DomitianusGladiator Beast Essedarii
[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.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale

My Monster Cards Version

Gladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast DariusGladiator Beast EquesteGladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast Bestiari
Gladiator Beast BestiariTest TigerTest TigerTest TigerGladiator Beast AndalUnexpected Dai
Unexpected DaiFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast War Chariot
Gladiator Beast War ChariotGladiator Beast War Chariot----
Gladiator Beast HeraklinosGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast NerokiusGladiator Beast DomitianusGladiator Beast Essedarii
Gladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast VespasiusGladiator Beast DariusGladiator Beast EquesteGladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast Bestiari
Gladiator Beast BestiariGladiator Beast SagittariiGladiator Beast RetiariForbidden LanceForbidden LanceWorld Legacy Clash
World Legacy ClashFiendish ChainFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleGladiator Beast ChargeGladiator Beast Charge
Gladiator Beast War ChariotGladiator Beast War Chariot----
Gladiator Beast HeraklinosGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast GyzarusGladiator Beast NerokiusGladiator Beast DomitianusGladiator Beast Essedarii
[Skill] descriptionUser
My Monster Cards
If your Deck contains 6 or more Level 4 or below Monster Cards with different names, you will have improved chances of having a Level 4 Monster Card in your starting hand.
Yugi Muto
Yugi Muto

How To Play

Gladiator Beast Gyzarus

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. When Gyzarus is Special Summoned, you can target up to 2 cards on the field and destroy them.

Summoning Gyzarus 1: 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.

Summoning Gyzarus 1: Test Tiger + Bestiari

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.

Summoning Gyzarus 3: Test Tiger + Darius

Gladiator Beast Darius
Gladiator Beast Darius
EARTH Beast-Warrior ★4
ATK 1700 / DEF 300
Card Trader [UR]
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".
  • Normal Summon a Level 4 or lower “Gladiator Beast” monster;
  • Special Summon Test Tiger;
  • Tribute Test Tiger to Summon Gladiator Beast Augustus from your Deck;
  • Special Summon Gladiator Beast Darius from your hand;
  • Special Summon a “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Graveyard via Darius’s effect;
  • Special Summon Gladiator Beast Andabata;
  • Use Andabata’s effect to Special Summon Gyzarus.

This is possibly the most convoluted way of Summoning Gyzarus. Since the effects of the monster Summoned by Darius are negated, you can even use Tygerius as Fusion Material for Andabata.

Gladiator Beast War Chariot

Gladiator Beast War Chariot is possibly the only card that’s keeping this archetype from being completely outdated; a Counter Trap with a minor activation requirement that allows you to prevent your opponent from searching Invocation via Aleister the Invoker, Special Summoning a “Spectralsword” via Shiranui Squiresaga, or from applying the effect of The Sanctified Darklord using Darklord Ixchel, Darklord Nasten, or Darklord Tezcatlipoca.

Gladiator Beast Bestiari

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 destroys a Spell/Trap Card on the field.

Gladiator Beast Murmillo

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 Essedarii

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.

Gladiator Beast Nerokius

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.

Skills Suggestion

  • My Monster Cards: This Skill will increase your chances of opening with Test Tiger and reduce the chances of finding Augustus in your hand. “Gladiator Beast” decks love to have a lot of backrow available to disrupt the opponent’s plays, and that’s the main drawback of running My Monster Cards: your hand is going to consist primarily of monsters.
  • No Mortal Can Resist: Gladiators need all the help they can get in such an unwelcoming environment: Shiranui, Darklords, and even Dark Magician all get hindered by this Skill.
[Skill] descriptionUser
My Monster Cards
If your Deck contains 6 or more Level 4 or below Monster Cards with different names, you will have improved chances of having a Level 4 Monster Card in your starting hand.
Yugi Muto
Yugi Muto
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.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale
No Mortal Can Resist
Can be used when your Life points are at least 1000 less than the opponent's. All monsters in the opponent's Graveyard changes to Skull Servants (Zombie / DARK / Level 1 / ATK: 300 / DEF: 200). This skill can only be used once per turn.
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar

Weaknesses

  • Treacherous Trap Hole can be used to prevent you from Summoning Gyzarus or from making any sort of ambitious play.

  • Gladiators don’t usually care about Canadia or Floodgate Trap Hole, but flipping your only “Gladiator Beast” monster face-down can prevent you from Summoning Test Tiger.

  • Most “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.

Other Cards Option

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.
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.
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.

Comments

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Anonymous 31days ago
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
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
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
Anonymous
The combination of deck and new box make glad beasts pretty strong. So much card destruction and new ur makes up for glad beasts naturally low attack
Anonymous
This is the deck I use. It's definitely inferior, but I like it.

I would consider removing the field Spell and Respite in favour of more stun cards. But I don't have any Fiendish Chains that I'd put in.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're probably better off adding more defensive cards like impenetrable attack mirror wall or more wod, over the ones that prevent combat so I it triggers glad beast effects
Sliferslacker
Is this deck just booty nowadays? Or do my opponents who use this deck just all happen to suck?
<< Anonymous(Sliferslacker)
Anonymous Reply
It looks like this deck jumping through hoops to do what other top decks can without jumping through hoops.
<< Anonymous(Sliferslacker)
Anonymous Reply
It relies on defensive traps and in a world with cosmic cyclone this deck won't be that great
not KoG
I only bought 2 decks and it works very well
Anonymous
Deck is trash sadly
Anonymous
That first deck doesn't seem plausible. You have two spell cards that special summon a normal card but have no normal monsters. What were you thinking?
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
Maybe it wa fixed? I see now issues at all with the three decklists.
Unexpected Dai Special Summons Andal. We have two Dais and two Andals in the third decklist.
<< Anonymous(ValleCula)
Anonymous Reply
I might had over looked that since i didn't see Andal in there before. But at least you fixed it

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This vs Yubel vs Fire Kings make really funny duels.
Does the 3k damage count as effect damage?
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