Possibly my favorite card in the game (I have a
growing collection of them in my binder <3). Rescue
Cat has always been asking to be on the restricted
list. He had a little-known OTK years ago involving
Last Will and Milus Radiant, then came back as an
OTK machine with Summoner Monk and Dark Strike
Fighter. Now, he’s still capable of pulling off wins
out of nowhere, but he and his cohorts have been
Rescue Cat is a 4-star EARTH Beast, with 300 ATK and
100 DEF. Sending him to the Graveyard summons two
Beast monsters with 3 stars or less. They are
destroyed during the End Phase. Due to his effect,
you should never need to worry about his stats, but
they do matter. The ATK is low enough to search him
out with Sangan. Having 4 Stars means you can summon
him with Summoner Monk.
There are two reasons to use Rescue Cat: Gladiator
Beasts, and Synchro Summons.
First, you can summon Gladiator Beast Samnite or
Test Tiger with Rescue Cat. Summoning multiple
tigers lets you repeatedly tag out your already
on-field Gladiators to get two tag-in effects
instantly. Summoning multiple Samnites lets you hit
hard, then get two new monsters afterwards.
Summoning one of each lets you get any one Gladiator
Secondly, you can use Rescue Cat in a huge number of
decks based around Synchro Summons. X-Sabers and
Synchro Cat variants are the main ones. Both use
X-Saber Airbellum and other beasts to tune instantly
off of Rescue Cat. In X-Sabers, your other beasts
will be XX-Saber Darksoul, and maybe Ryko,
Synchro Cat variants have more variety. They still
use Airbellum, but the other beasts could be
anything. Most of the time, it will be Ryko.
Creative duelists will use other monsters sometimes,
like Neo-Spacian Dark Panther, D.D. Crazy Beast, or
Outside of the decks listed, he has still more uses!
Rescue Cat fits well into generic Beast decks,
Crystal Beasts, Ojamas, and Moja decks.
So, you’re asking, how do I stop the cuteness? Well,
you can prevent his effect from activating with
Dimensional Fissure or Macro Cosmos. And there’s
Royal Oppression, as usual. Deck Lockdown can work,
if you side that for Gladiator Beasts perhaps.
Bottomless Trap Hole can hit the monsters summoned,
and if they’re both over 1500 ATK, you’ll remove
them both, too.
Art: 5/5 SO CUTE ^___^
Traditional: 4/5 Last Will, Dark Strike Fighter,
Monster Reborn… I’m sure he can still OTK here.
Advanced 5/5 Such an amazing card, and useful in
many decks. And just so cute!