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Gilford the Lightning
- #CT2-EN001

You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon this card. If you do: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.38
Advanced: 2.33 

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


Date Reviewed - Oct. 9, 2013

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Dark

Paladin
Wednesday
 
Gilford the Lightning is such a sweet looking card.  Despite having a really great effect, it's a tricky once to be able to pull off, let alone gain any advantage from.  Light, Level 8, Warrior, good things to start, as is 2800 attack, but the 1400 defense leaves something to be desired.  By tributing three Monsters, Gilford lets you destroy all Monsters your opponent controls.  Assuming you're successful in this effect, you need to destroy at least three Monster just to break even for the three you lost.  It's easy enough to steal Monsters from your opponent to tribute, but then that's one less you destroy, so that seems counterproductive.  Kaiser Seahorse can count as two of your Monsters, which makes this a little easier.  Gilford isn't something you could really throw into a Light or Warrior Deck, he needs his own Deck to truly be able to function.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  1.5/5 
Advanced:     3/5 
Art:  5/5
Leo
Kearon

Gilford the Lightning
LIGHT/Warrior/Effect/Level 8/2800/1400
You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon this card. If you do: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.

Next up we have the strongest card in Joey’s deck, Gilford the Lightning. This was last reviewed in 2005, you can check out the original review here: http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/COTD/2005/2005Sep/21.shtml

Statwise Gilford is a LIGHT/Warrior so there is a lot of support for him there with a good 2800 ATK and a bad 1400 DEF. Effectwise you can tribute three monsters for this guy’s Tribute Summon and he destroys all monsters your opponent controls.

Sadly for Gilford there is a card that can do much better than this, Beast King Barbaros. Beast King Barbaros has 3000 ATK, an alternate summoning condition and this three tribute effects destroys all of the opponent’s cards.
 
Overall a nice card for Joey decks but for anywhere else just use Beast King Barbaros

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced:  2/5


John Rocha

Gilford the Lightning is one of the cards that you will receive if you buy a box of Legendary Collection 4 – Joey’s World this Friday. With 2800 attack, it is quite formidable to deal with when it hits the field. It is a light monster, so Honest will help to make sure you deal all 2800 in damage. It is also a level 8 monster, so Trade-In will help with draw power and get Gilford to the graveyard to be reborn with Call of the Haunted.
 
Gilford the Lightning’s effect to destroy all of your opponent’s monsters when tributing three monsters is pretty nifty by then you will need a deck that can special summon three monsters easily like a Frog deck or have a monster that counts as three tributes like Kaiser Sea Horse.
 
I am not big on big monsters that require tributes as they tend to clog up your hands and are bad draws when you are top decking. With Gilford the Lightning, you also have to worry about the back row. Three tributes are a lot just to get rid of a few of your opponent’s monsters.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5


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