Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
/ Effect Monster
This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1
EARTH monster in your Graveyard from play. When this
card is destroyed and send to the Graveyard as a
result of battle, destroy all Spell and Trap Cards
on the field.
- Earth / 4 / 1900 / 1300
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Date Reviewed - 5.05.04
This is the only card I'd actually play out of
Special Summon RFG week. You only have to remove 1
monster, you get a Beatstick, and when it gets
killed in battle, you get a Heavy Storm. Optimal
use: Your opponent has a beatstick and M/Ts down
(that aren't Mirror Force). You suicide this into
their monster. Even if they Waboku, your monster
still dies by battle, and the rest of their M/Ts go
boom. If they have MF down, you're out of luck...
Plus, it's Witchable. Just like Breaker is a
witchable MST, this is a searchable Heavy Storm,
with more restrictions.
Despite the bad hand management, if you're playing
an Earth deck, I'd seriously give 1 or 2 of these a
whirl for that extra punch. Sometimes that one extra
1900 attacker is all you need to win. (Sorry this is
so short, but I think that pretty much covers it.)
3/5 Earth Deck
Gigantes is in my opinion the most playable of these
new Elemental removal summons (minus the Chaos
Monsters of course).
With a base attack strength of 1900 it will be a
strong contender against a lot of opposition your
opponent will throw at you, and with 1300 defense
Gigantes can be searched from your deck with a Witch
of the Black Forrest.
Being a special summon is a huge plus, epically when
you need an extra monster to sacrifice, or even just
to swarm your opponent Gigantes can do this with a
simple removal of an Earth monster.
His secondary effect is what makes him great. When
he is destroyed in battle you get a free Heavy
Storm. However your opponent most likely not attack
when he has his or her best cards face down, so the
best way to get Gigantesí secondary ability off is
to hit him against a monster that is stronger to
trigger his effect yourself. Use common sense when
playing with Gigantes and donít set your best cards
if you plan to summon him.
Gigantes deserves a well-rounded 3.5/5
Itís really good card especially when setting up for
swarms or Tribute. But it relies too much on having
an earth monster in the grave. However having a deck
with plenty of earth types could work very well,
epically with a Dimension Fusion ready.
ahhh, the new rock spirit. I wonder which one is
Here's the thing about this monster: When building
your deck, you have to ask your self if you want to
make a monster that is supposed to die (so you can
use Gigantes' effect) or do you want a monster to
make it into a wall (2000 atk wall)?
Now remember that Gigantes or any of the monsters we
will be reviewing this week cannot be summoned IF
your opponent has a Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer on the
The advantages of this monster is if you have Mirage
of Nightmare and you REALLY don't want to dig for a
Mystical Space Typhoon so you suicide into a Slate
Warrior or something.... It makes your opponent
waste Tribe Infecting Virus, Dark Hole, Raigeki,
etc...instead of trading with 1900 Atk (slate
warrior, gemini elf, etc...) if they want their M/Ts
to stay on the field
What's the negatives? Sometimes you REALLY don't
want a Heavy Storm being played because you have
important traps being set. Bottomless trap hole?
Soo we know why it's good and stuff but let's think
about which one is better: Rock Spirit or Gigantes
Rock Spirit is good...Vampire Lord suicides with it?
Actually, even Beserk Gorilla suicides with it It
stops Airknight Parshath COLD (which is a VERY good
thing). Gigantes kills off Kycoo the Ghost
Destroyer, Tribe Infecting Virus, Breaker the
Magical Warrior w/o a counter, etc...It has a Heavy
Storm effect...it seems good also right? I mean it
kills off airknight Parshath too.
It's your call...do you rather want a wall or do you
want a Gemini Elf? Your choice...
Constructed - 7/10
Limited - 7/10
Gigantes is probably the best of these monsters.
1900 ATK puts him in the lead as far as strength
goes, and EARTH monsters are more prominent than
WATER or FIRE. His effect also fits into quite a few
deck types...so let's take a look:
You should not have any trouble finding good EARTH
monsters to put in a deck. Goblin Attack Force,
Gemini Elf, etc...Most of the best are Beatdown
monsters, meaning this guy would go excellently in a
Beatdown (an easily Special Summoned 1900 Beatstick
Then we see his effect. If he's destroyed as a
result of battle, he destroys all Magics and Traps
on the field. It's like having a free Heavy Storm,
and M/T removal is something vital for Beatdown
decks, Traps like Mirror Force being one of the
largest threats. Obviously the thing to do is not
summon Gigantes if you have vulnerable M/T set.
Gigantes is one of the more overlooked monsters in
IoC, though I have seen him used a few times. All in
all, he is a very fine asset to the classic
Typical tournament deck: 3/5
Earth Beatdown deck: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5