While an "Ancient Gear" is face-up on your side of
the field, you can Special Summon this card from
your hand in Attack Position.
Type - Machine/Effect
Card Number - SOI-EN009
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.28.06
Ancient Gear Cannon
Meh...tributing a monster for 500 + a one-turn trap
Sorry, but this isn't good.
Cannon Soldier was good because you can just steal
opponent's monsters and tirubte those, or swarm and
then tribute off everything for the damage you
couldn't do in the battle phase. Negating traps for
one turn just isn't worth playing a monster with
this low ATK/DEF score. If you have to Summon this
and then Tribute it, you've already lost most of the
aggression that you could possibly do that turn.
You'd essentially have to Cyber Dragon, then this,
then Premature Burial or Call of the Haunted
something to get any worth out of it...and you know
what they say about 3 card combos -- they have to
win instantly to be worth it, because if they don't,
they're inferior to Stein, THE 3 card combo.
I wouldn't trust an explosive device with "ancient"
in the name. Metal fatigue kills.
There is nothing wrong, in principle, with the idea
of this card. Doing a spot of damage and locking out
traps for a turn is a perfectly respectable effect.
The reason this isn't played is that tributing a
monster isn't really worth it. As I've said many
times, delaying the inevitable is only as good as
how long the game has left, so this is only any good
if you intend to win the game on this turn, and to
do that you're going to need something larger than
this on the field.
Share and enjoy,
Wow, lose a summon for 500 damage and battle phase
protection for all your other monsters, if by some
chance torrential tribute is not used. A minus one
of ridiculous proportions.
one of the most pointless cards ever made.
Ancient Gear Cannon
These Ancient Gear monsters have tons of potential.
Konami really does love Machine-type monsters. We
have so many of them!
Ancient Gear Cannon’s effect requires the player to
Tribute the monster to activate two effects: Deal
500 points of damage and prevent the both players
from activating Trap Cards in the Battle Phase. This
is effect is characteristic of the Ancient Gear
family, which concentrates on making the Battle
Phase more advantageous for them.
Aside from Ancient Gear Cannon, the Ancient Gear
monsters also has a form of Spell searching (Ancient
Gear Drill), monster-effect negation (Ancient Gear
Beast), and a giant Piercer (Ancient Gear Golem). Of
course there are other Machines that can help you
win. There are WAY too many of them and too many
ways to bring them to the field.
Last Word: The primary objective of the Ancient Gear
family of monsters is to negate the opponent’s
responses in Battle. This enables the Machine player
to attack unimpeded and claim victory. The Machine
type has Monster, Spell, and Trap negation. Machines
are arguably the most destructive of the monster
types simply because they have so many options
available to them. They are famous for the
“quick-kill” and rightfully so.
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