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

Gladiator Beast Retiari

When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, you can remove from play 1 card from you opponent's Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked, you can return this card to your deck to Special Summon 1 Gladiator Beast monster from your deck except "Gladiator Beast Retiari".

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.00
Advanced: 4.25 

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


Date Reviewed - 02.23.09

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Dark Paladin
Friday

Now, it took all week, but we finally got to something very nice, in the form of the Secret Rare, Gladiator Beast Retiari who is a Water monster of the Aqua-type and Level 3, with 1200 attack and 800 defense.

When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a Gladiator Beast monster, simple enough, you can remove from play one card from your opponent's Graveyard...beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Gladiator Beasts return to the Deck when attacking or being attacked, so if you continue to bring this guy, obviously outside of his own effect as they don't Special Summon themselves, but that's no problem.

Gladiator Beast Retiari is a very anti...well, he can be pretty anti-everything by removing monsters to prevent Dark Armed Dragon from being Special Summoned, maybe even stop a Judgement Dragon for a while.

Ratings:

Traditional: 3/5 Gladiator Beasts can actually function fairly well here, and multiples can slow down Chaos.

Advanced: 4/5

Art: 5/5
General Zorpa Gladiator Beast Retiari

Gladiator Beast Retarded is a level 3 WATER Aqua monster with 1200 ATK and 800 DEF. That is not so great from a Gladiator Beast perspective, as he is useless anywhere else. He does not really have the ATK to break cards in battle, so he will likely need some help to tag out. But of course this card is great because of it's effect.

Retarded gets you a card in your opponent's graveyard removed from play when he is summoned by the effect of a Gladiator Beast monster. As it is more of a control creature, you will not want to play more than 1 or 2 of them in your deck, but they can really be a beast in the right situation.

Retarded is the easiest answer that Gladiators have to Stardust Dragon. You activate a removal spell like Smashing Ground, they activate Stardust's effect, and it goes to the graveyard. You summon a Gladiator and attack, tagging in Retarded during the end of the Battle Phase and you remove Stardust. Cool huh?

Well, Retarded can also control the DAD player's graveyard, or remove vital Lightsworn and Zombie cards from play. Malicious and Plaguespreader Zombue are not nearly as scary when they are removed from play. This card plus Samnite will put Gladiators in contention for the crown again, so keep your eyes peeled....

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-5/5
Anteaus Gladiator Beast Retiari

I love this card, I really do. I love the whole Gladiator Beast dynamic, and Retiari just adds so much to the mix. a 3-star, 1200/800 with the ability to trash your opponent's Graveyard upon summoning, attack, then tag out just to get him again is simply phenomenal. He's made a huge splash in the Gladiator Beast world, with some going so far as to say he's one of the best Gladiator Beasts out there right now (which I disagree with, to be honest). He has a great effect, but his ATK and DEF leave something to be desired. In a deck known for its weak monsters, Gladiator Beasts need great effects, and while disrupting the Graveyard is helpful in the long run, Retiari doesn't do everything to make him a top draw.

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5

Freeza
Gladiator Beast Retiari
WATER
Level 3
ATK/1200 DEF/800
[Aqua/Effect]
When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster, you can remove from play 1 card from you opponent's Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked, you can return this card to your deck to Special Summon 1 Gladiator Beast monster from your deck except "Gladiator Beast Retiari".
00612115
Secret Rare

As if the Gladiator Beasts need any MORE help already!!
These guys are turning into SUCH a toolbox that it’s more impressive than ridiculous right now! They just keep getting sweet little upgrades that make Gladiator Beasts fully equipped to handle any situation that they come up against. And Retiari is just the latest addition.

Is he good? Well, kinda! Soon as he’s tagged in – boom! – instant -1 from your opponent’s graveyard. And with the heavy reliance upon cards in the graveyard these days, that’s only a good thing. He’s not terribly strong so u probably won’t be doing much fighting with him, but that’s not why you’d use him anyway. He comes to the field, does his thing, and use him as fuel for Gyzarus. Then he’s then back in the deck waiting to pop out again if your opponent dumps something in the grave that u don’t like the smell of.

Not the BEST of the Gladiators, but solid, a helpful addition, and very good at what he does.
Oh, and plus his picture rocks!

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

- FREEZA

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