When this card is Tribute Summoned successfully,
destroy 1 face-down card on the field.
Type - Rock/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN009
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 03.23.05
Grandma is not the most useful of the monarchs. The
stats are not a surprise, and I won't even bother
going over them.
The effect is nifty. It's a 1-for-1 that isn't
barred by the limits of Mobius or Zaborg. On the
upside, it's a fairly common thing for your opponent
to have a f/d on the field, monster or m/t. The
downside is that that m/t might just be a Torrential
Tribute or Bottomless Trap Hole. ~_~
The downside is that, unlike Thestalos and Mobius
(the best monarch), he might hit you when you don't
want him to. I mean, you might WANT Mobius to hit
your own cards, like Dark Coffin or something. Not
likely, but still a possibility. And Thestalos won't
touch your hand.
But Zaborg and Grandma might force you to hit your
own stuff if you summon them. The effect is the
standard 1-for-1 that should be fairly useful most
of the time.
New Advanced: 3.1/5
Granmarg, the Rock Monarch
So we have 4 Monarchs right now...Zaborg (AST),
Mobius (SOD), Thestalos (ROD), and Granmarg (FET).
My opinion: Mobius is best, just edging out Zaborg,
then this guy, and Thestalos hits the bottom.
If you're hitting a monster with this, it's great.
If you're hitting an M/T with this, and they chain
it, you shoulda just played Mobius. The ATK score is
respectable, but it's only a 1 card kill. If Fiber
Jar wasn't banned this would be a bit more playable,
since nuking the Fiber would send the game heavily
in your favor...
But Granmarg just doesn't make the cut. There's no
shortage of good monster removal spells and traps.
There IS a shortage of good Magic/Trap removal
spells and traps. That makes this guy weaker than
Granmarg is an interesting monster,
the fourth of the Monarchs. As a result, then, he
has a predictable 2400 ATK, which is good (but not
great) for a one-tribute monster. He’s also, quite
predictably, EARTH. Hence being the Rock Monarch.
Granmarg is different from his
brethren in that his effect can kill both monsters
and Spells/Traps. The downside is that he
can only destroy one, and he can only kill
face-downs. So if your opponent chains Ceasefire to
the activation of Granmarg’s effect, you won’t get
to kill the monster. If your opponent activates
Gravity Bind in response to your targeting it with
Granmarg’s effect, Gravity Bind will remain on the
Of course, some of these situations
are pretty rare. You’re just as likely to kill a
Magic Cylinder or something; and of course,
face-down monsters are always nice prey. Get rid of
D.D. Warrior Lady/Assailant, then smack your
opponent for 2400. Granmarg works well in decks
with cards that flip monsters face-down (Book of
Moon comes to mind, as does Tsukuyomi). An
Earth-Trample Deck is conceivable now, with Granmarg
in addition to Enraged Battle Ox. Give him a shot.
Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Earth-Trample: 3.5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3/5
Advanced – Earth-Trample: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5
Granmarg the Rock Monarch
As FET Week continues we get to the newest of the
Monarchs, Granmarg the Rock Monarch.
Like all the Monarchs, Granmarg has an ATK of 2400
giving him the criteria to become an acceptable
Level 6 monster. The ATK is about as beautiful as
Granmarg gets stat wise. Being a Rock-Type isn’t a
benefit at this point in time. And being of the
EARTH persuasion only makes him Gigantes fodder. And
sadly for Granmarg, the effect doesn’t do much for
Like all the Monarchs, Granmarg’s effect activates
when properly Tribute Summoned. In Granmarg’s case
he can destroy 1 face-down card on the field… That’s
it? Wow. So he can get rid of a face-down monster or
a Set S/T. Well you know what I’d prefer using?
Nobleman of Crossout or MST. Not only would I
accomplish the same thing but I would also still get
to summon a REAL Monarch. Don’t get me wrong;
Granmarg has a useful effect, but he isn’t a monster
I’d want to summon when I’ve got Mobius, Zaborg, or
Thestalos instead. Just save Granmarg for Rock Decks
whenever TLM comes out; he may find a home there.
Advanced: 3/5. I’m sure you could find a better
Level 6 monster than Granmarg.
Traditional: 2.5/5. Raigeki and Harpie’s Feather
Art: 3.5/5. Like his effect, Granmarg’s artwork
isn’t very interesting.
Wednesday brings us another brother to the Monarch
Granmarg the Rock Monarch
Now, this guy is a lot like Mobius, just not as
good, in my opinoin. Mobius can destroy up to 2
Spell or Trap cards when successfully tribute
guy can destroy 1 face down card under the same
So, this guy could nuke a face down Sangan, Magician
of Faith, Man Eater Bug, and the like or he could
nuke a face down Mirror Force or Scapegoat. Don't
get me wrong, he is quite versatile I just prefer
Mobius. We have Nobleman of Crossout for a reason
Sorry for the short review, I just don't have much
to say about him.
Conclusion: Mobius is better!
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