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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Gigantes
Common

This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1 EARTH monster in your Graveyard from play. When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, destroy all Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

Type - Rock/Effect
Card Number - IOC-021

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 2.7

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 06.01.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Gigantes

I actually played against people who used this card. It's really not that bad.

Gigantes was the precursor to the Sacred Phoenix. Cheap removal (only 1 Earth, easily done in almost any deck), a respectable 1900 ATK for that removal, and a Heavy Storm when it's destroyed. I'm really suprised this card didn't see more play, but then again, we had much better things to remove for when there wasn't a Forbidden list.

The problem is that if you don't set any M/Ts, your opponent will just use a removal card on him, and if you try to attack with him, odds are he's getting Sakuretsu'd, again without his effect. Basically, he's a temporary deterrent to attacks until the opponent can get rid of him without losing their M/Ts. ...or if their M/Ts are chainable, they'll attack into it anyway.

It's a decent card that takes skill to play correctly...but given how many people netdeck (of which I'm one, obviously), people won't play something good, unless it's absolutely broken, unless they see someone else do well with it first. That's just how it is.

1/5 Traditional

2.75/5 Advanced
 
Drizer Hey Pojoers! I just wanted to say hi to all the YGO readers we have here. I am a new YGO reviewer but have been reviewing Duel Masters on Pojo for a little over a year now, just letting you know. Now, let’s get on to the review!

Gigantes

Now, the most current place that you see this card is from the new structure deck, Invincible Fortress.

Now let’s examine it’s power stats. It have 1900 atk points and 1300 defense points, giving it a fairly good attack for a 4 star along with a defense that can save you from the Tsukuyomi, of course assuming your opponent has any other monsters.

Now, let’s get to the effect. It says that it can only be special summoned by removing 1 earth monster from play. The pros on this is obviously it combos with the ever popular Return from the Different Dimension. But, the bad thing is that it has to be an Earth Monster. Most Earth monsters aren’t played in today’s cookie cutter decks, which is a problem. Most people only run Exiled Force and possibly DD Assailant. The other part of this card is that when the card is destroyed and sent the graveyard, it destroys all Spell and Trap cards on the field.

With so many people running Chaos Sorceror, and now, Macro Cosmos, most things just get removed from play, so it’s effect doesn’t even activate, so, I’d stray away from this card myself.

Traditional: 1.0/5 Don’t really see a reason to run it, as there are SO many better choices then this.
Advanced: 2.5/5 If your running Warriors, not too bad, unless your meta is running Chaos or Macro. If they are, definitely do not run this card.

Hope you liked my first YGO review, hopefully I’ll do these consistently ^^ ,

Till next time,
Drizer
 

Dark Paladin
Gigantes is one of the Elemental remove from play monsters we got from Invasion of Chaos, if you recall. Let's start by looking at his effect(s).

Pros:

1900 attack
Level 4
Special Summon
Heavy Storm effect if destroyed by battle

Cons:

Requires a monster (earth) to be removed from play Heavy Storm effect if destroyed by battle

Noite, I did state the Heavy Storm effect as a pro and a con. Why?
You may not want the effect to go off, so you'll have to play your set Magic and Trap cards carefully so you don't lose. As far as Gigantes goese, he's fairly solid.

Ratings:

3/5 all around

Art: 3.5/5 Kind of demonic or satanic, he has a tree in his arm I think

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Rj
Gigantes
Attrib: Earth
Type: Rock/Effect
Level:4
Atk: 1900
Def: 1300
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by removing from play 1 EARTH monster in your Graveyard. When this card is destroyed as a result of battle and sent to the Graveyard, destroy all Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

Hello readers, today is "Gigantes", I really like this CoTD choice =).

"Gigantes" is a level four Earth attribute monster, with a Rock "type", with good stats and a really good effect.

"Gigantes" lets you special summon him from your hand by removing any one Earth monster from your graveyard from play. He has 1900 attack which will let him take down "Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive" , "Mystic Tomato", "Breaker the Magical Warrior", "D.D. Warrior Lady" , and even "Airknight Parshath"!

His 1300 defense is greatttt too because he cannot be harmed by "Tsukuyomi" , who is arguably one of the best monster cards in the game right now. When "Gigantes" is destroyed (As a result of battle, JUST as a result of battle.), you MUST destroy ALL Magic and Traps on the field, imagine the possibilities!

Lets go back to "Airknight Parshath". Airknight is regularly appearing in decks labeled "Decree Control". This deck has Two/Three "Royal Decree" cards, and is supported by "Mystic Tomato" to establish field presence, and "Airknight Parshath" is free to gain you card advantage, alot of it. Now imagine if your opponent has Airknight and "Royal Decree" on the field, what if you would topdeck "Gigantes"?

What if they didn't have "Enemy Controller" or "Book of Moon"? You'd lose "Gigantes" and they'd lose "Airknight Parshath" and "Royal Decree"! Amazing!

The only things you have to worry about here is enough EARTH monsters to support his summoning requirements, and also you don't want to get a clogged up hand, so run two "Gigantes" at MOST..

Advanced: 3/5.
Traditional: 1/5
 

Dark Maltos

 

Gigantes

Ahh, now heres something fun to get in to.

Gigantes is a superb monster being a special summon, high attack, s/t removing beast that’ll fit beautifully into any deck using 3 or more Earth type monsters, and considering they are only surpassed in abundance by Dark and Light types, that certainly wont be a problem.

To put it in a bad pun, Gigantes rocks. Staple in a rock deck, and considering he’s a special summon with a massive heavy storm effect when he’s destroyed in battle, think he’s a worthwhile tech to Cyber Dragon , especially considering you can nuke their s/t’s for 200 lp, anmd then set a Reaper or something after.

Traditional (earth) : 5/5
Advanced (earth) :5/5

Art : 4/5
MPS ;5/5
 

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