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

Top 11 Cards in Return of the Duelist:

#1 Gear Gigant X
- #REDU-EN046 

2 Level 4 Machine-Type monsters - Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; add 1 Level 4 or lower Machine-Type monster from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. When this card leaves the field: You can target 1 Level 3 or lower "Geargia" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 4.20 

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


Date Reviewed - Sept. 14, 2012

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Dark

Paladin
Friday
 
Gear Gigant X, is the best XYZ Monster for a specific type, specifically Machines, and its own Deck, Geargia.  It's ridiculous support, but necessary for an Archtype that doesn't have a great deal of things going for it.  This is a Rank 4, Earth type, XYZ Monster, with a lower attack at 2300 and an equally low defense at only 1500.  But it has a couple of rather nifty effects.  First, you can detach an XYZ Material from this Monster, you can add a Level 4 or lower Machine type Monster from your Deck OR Graveyard to your Hand.  In addition to that, when this card leaves the Field, regardless of how, by who, or where it goes, you can target a Level 3 or lower Geargia Monster from your Graveyard, and Special Summon it.  Again, this is incredible support, my only problems are the low attack and defense for a Rank 4, and the fact that the second effect HAS to be Level 3 or lower and MUST be a Geargia card, instead of any Machine, like the first effect.
 
Ratings:

4/5
Art:  4.5/5

John Rocha

At the top of our list we have Gear Gigant X, a machine with a nasty disposition. All we need to summon this monster is 2 level 4 Machines. Once summoned, we can fetch a level 4 or lower machine monster from our deck, thus turning two monsters back into at least two more monsters. If you are playing Gadgets or Machinas, this card is a must as you can use its effect to search for another Gadget or Machina Gearframe for even more pluses.
 
Gear Gigant X is beast used in a Geargia deck to take advantage of its effect to special summon a level 3 or lower Geargia monster from your graveyard. Currently we have two level 3 Geargia monsters in Geargiano and Geargiano Mk-II. Both of which can get you a level 4 Geargia monster to the field. Then summon another to special summon another Gear Gigant X. Here is how it works. Once your first Gear Gigant X hits the field, as long as you have Geargiano in your graveyard you can special summon it when your X leaves the field. Then on your turn, tribute Geargiano to special summon a level 4 Geargiano and normal summon a level 4 Machine (that you got with Gear Gigant) to start the process all over again. And the hits keep coming.
 
Let’s take a look at some other cards that you can grab from your deck using Gear Gigant X’s effect: Meklord Emperors, Karakuri monsters, Morphtronic monsters, Genex monsters, Cardcar D, Kinetic Soldier, and Swift Scarecrow. That should give you some more ideas on deck building. With 2300 attack, Gear Gigant X will need to be protected so having cards like Limiter Removal (A must for Machines), Forbidden Lance, and Solidarity would be a good choice, especially if you want to use its search effect for a second time.
 
Gear Gigant X is a big boost to Machine decks. One other thing I would like to note is that most machines and all of the Geargia monsters are Earth, so playing Grandsoil the Elemental Lord in a deck with Gear Giant X makes a lot of sense. The best Machine deck topping tournaments today is a Karakuri/Geargia deck with Watchdog and Strategist and all three Level 4 Geargia’s; Armor, Accelerator, and Arsenal.
 
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5


Angelic Nightmare

Hello and welcome to our Number 1 card from the newest set! Seriously folks, this card has been in the top spots left and right at regionals and YCS all over the place since it was released. Shame on you if you didn't think this would be on here! Anyways, Gear Gigant X (AKA the BLUE GADGET)

Earth/Machine/Rank 4/ 2300 ATK/ 1500 DEF

2 Level 4 Machine-Type monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; add 1 Level 4 or lower Machine-Type monster from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. When this card leaves the field: You can target 1 Level 3 or lower "Geargia" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

This card can easily be splashed into different machine decks becuase of it's versatility. It's been seen in Gadget decks, Machina variants, and Karakuri monsters/synchros have been seen in hte mix too. It's arsenal of geargia cards in this new set have been a force to reckon with becuase of their speed.

It's effect makes this card really good. You can detach 1 card from it to either search a machine from your deck or graveyard. It's like Reinforcement of the Army or The Warrior Returning Alive, but for machines! Regardless, this card will most likely deck thin into a geargia monster that looks like a racecar (can't really remember the name geargaccelerator or something like that). Point is, this card is great and splashable in any machine deck's extra deck.

Pros: Reinforcement of the Army or The Warrior Returning Alive for machines.
Cons: It's stats aren't the best. 2300 ATK isn't exactly the best for a rank 4 Blue Gadget and its Chimeratech Fortress Dragon fodder waiting to happen.

Advanced: 4/5
Traditional: 3/5

Jeff Lang

Gear Giant X
 
A searcher for your more commonly played machines (Gadgets/Karakuri/Geargias). Its a welcome addition to any sort of machine deck, and its secondary effect being exclusive to a deck type will keep it from being too overpowered. Will be interesting to see if this card can put any decks over the top, time will tell
 
Trad: 1/5
Adv 2.5/5

Miguel

Today, we stand on the top of the mountain. We climbed over ten of the best cards Return of the Duelist had to offer and we now look at the Number 1 card, Gear Gigant X. A Rank 4 Xyz, and is a EARTH/Machine-Type and needs two level 4 Machine-Type monsters to Xyz summon. With 2300 ATK and 1500 DEF, he can hold his own against most monsters. But his effect, oh man, his effect.
 
Once per turn; You can detach one Xyz Material from this card, add 1 level 4 or lower Machine-Type monster from your deck or graveyard to your hand. When this card leaves the field; You can target 1 level 3 or lower Geargia monster in your graveyard, special summon that target.
 
Gadget players, rejoice. The big bad boss monster you've been wanting has arrived. Get all those Gadgets out and you can get 2-3 GGXs. Morphtronics can benefit as well because GGX can search out any Morphtronic monster. Rescue Rabbit can get you 2 Mechanical Chasers for a quick Xyz summon of GGX. You can toss in a few Geargia monsters to fully get the GGX experience, because if he leaves the field for any reason, and reason at all, destroyed, banished....you can special summon a level 3 or lower Geargia monster from your graveyard. Also, if you want to keep on using GGX's effect, Overlay Regen can get you another Machine-Type monster. This card comes in at number 1 and for good reason, it takes Machines and even the Geargia archtype to a new level.
 
Traditional: 3.5
Advanced: 5
Friday Fact: Rescue Rabbit is getting reprinted in a tin.


Philosophical
Psycho
Had this at #1 on his list

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