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

Giant Soldier of Steel
- #ABYR-EN085

2 Level 3 Rock-Type monsters This card is unaffected by other monsters' effects. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; it gains 1000 DEF until the End Phase, and if it does, you take no effect damage from your opponent's card effects this turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.42 

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


Date Reviewed - Nov. 19, 2012

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Dark

Paladin

Welcome to Thanksgiving week my friends, thus leading to a short week, (only Mon-Weds) for us.  Continuing to delve into Abyss Rising, we look at the XYZ counterpart to Giant Soldier of Stone, being Giant Soldier of Steel.  First for a gripe, last I checked, Steel is a METAL.  This, however, is a Rock type Monster.  That aside, it's a Rank 3 XYZ Monster, of the Earth attribute, with 1300 attack and 2000 defense, neither which is all too impressive on its own.  XYZ Summoned with two Level 3 Rock Monsters, my verdict overall is still out on this guy.  Once a turn, during either players turn, you can detach an XYZ Material to increase this cards defense by 1000 (to 3000) which is quite good.  The part I'm confused about here (and unresolved via Yugioh wiki) as to if you can use this during any Phase of either turn, or if it has to be specific.  For the good, you take no Damage via opponent card effects after using this effect, so perhaps when you can use it isn't super important.  I'd still like to know!  That strikes me as important, as to whether you could activate the effect as a result of your opponent activating a card.  Now for a definite plus, Giant Soldier of Steel is unaffected by other Monster's effects.  Still doesn't prevent Battle Damage, and it's base stats are still unimpressive.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  1.75/5 
Advanced:   2.75/5 
Art:  5/5  Kinda resembles Megatron I think


Argouru

Monday:

Giant Soldier of Steel
Rk 3/EARTH/Rock/1300A/2000D
"2 Level 3 Rock-Type monsters
This card is unaffected by other monsters' effects. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; it gains 1000 DEF until the End Phase, and if it does, you take no effect damage from your opponent's card effects this turn."

so they went and made an XYZ version of Giant Soldier of Stone, huh? To be honest, the stats should have been better, rather than an exact match of the original monster.

Also, his effect isn't all that great. With all the monster-killing card effects out there, this guy will be a prime target, especially with Smashing Ground. Being able to negate effect damage is okay, but with his summoning being restricted to using Rock-type monsters, his playability is far too limited for such meager effects and stats.

Traditional: 1.5
Advanced: 1.5

Miguel

I'll be honest, when I heard about Giant Soldier of Steel, I giggled a little. But upon giving it a second look, it's really a decent card. Much like its old school, normal counterpart Giant Soldier of Stone, its an EARTH/Rock type monster with 1300 ATK and 2000 DEF. But that's where it ends. A Rank 3 Xyz, needing 2 level 3 Rock type monsters. 
 
This card is unaffected by other monster's effects. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz material from this card; this card gains 1000 DEF until the end phase, and if it does, you take no effect damage for your opponent's card effects this turn.
 
This overlooked card can be a great stall card in Rock variants. 2000 DEF is pretty good, but the ability to make it 3000 DEF by detaching an Xyz material from it, even on your opponent's turn will make your opponent think twice about attacking, even if they have a monster with over 2000 ATK. I also like the fact that he can protect himself from monster effects as well. It may not seem like a lot but it can save you from a few things. Also when you detach an Xyz material, you take no effect damage from any of your opponent's cards. That's a nice little bonus. This card combos well with Attack The Moon!!. Obviously, Soldier belongs in a Rock deck, so if you use a Rock deck, im sure you can find room for this guy. 
 
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3
Tomorrow: Ninja on Fire!


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