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 Cloudcastle
- #DUEA-EN098 

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Level 9 monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target. Level 8 or lower monsters cannot attack the turn they are Normal or Special Summoned.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.10
Advanced: 2.00

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
Sep. 10, 2014

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Baneful

Cloudcastle

 

3000 DEF makes it a strong wall, but no ATK for a monster that takes 9 levels to summon is a downside.  All in all, it would be better if it had 3000 ATK (like several other LV9 monsters do).  You can summon a LV9 monster with this card, but what exactly?

 

If you get another LV9 monster via its ability, you can XYZ into Dyson Sphere or Phantom Fortress.  Neither of the two are bad to have access to on a single Synchro Summon, but neither of them are worth an extensive effort to get out as Cloudcastle requires.

 

Most LV9 maindeck monsters are nomi-monsters that can't be summoned by regular means so that won't help.  There's Moisture Creature and Steelswarm Longhorn...  Lol.

 

Most of the LV9 Synchros are archetype based, and they are too focused on their archetypes to worry about accomodating Cloudcastle.  Perhaps this card could be splashed in a deck that wants to revive a LV9 Synchro they already summoned like Azure-Eyes.

 

The attacking restriction doesn't affect XYZ's monsters and the opponent can just remove this card from the field to emancipate their monsters from this effect.

 

Never say never.  Maybe there will be really good combos for this card someday.  Right now though, unlikely.

 

Traditional – 1 

Advanced – 2

T-REX Cloudcastle
 
A generic Level 9 Synchro that requires only 2 monsters (minimum (the Tuner and Non-Tuner)) all in all makes Cloudcastle more than easy enough to Summon and when this card is Synchro Summoned you can Special Summon a Level 9 monster from your Graveyard.
 
Some likely suspects to Summon with this cards effect are Deep-Space Cruiser IX which could be used along side another Deep-Space Cruiser IX in hand to create a Rank 9 Xyz that requires 3 materials and Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon if you were playing a Blue-Eyes type Deck.
 
Cloudcastle makes the Summon of Number 9: Dyson Sphere or Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir quite easy if you are using Deep-Space Cruiser IX.
Cloudcastle and 2x Deep-Space Cruiser IX also allows you to easily make Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon or Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon as well as Gimmick Puppet Rank 9’s far easier as well, so while situational it still makes Summoning those monsters far easier than it would normally otherwise be.
 
Personally I feel that Cloudcastle’s best use is going to be when involved in the Xyz Summon of Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir since you get to choose from one of several useful Banish effects.
 
The next effect of Cloudcastle I see as being for the most part, only semi useful since Xyz monsters can play around the non attacking effect without issue, however if you are able to prevent that you may be able to use this effect to block 1 or even 2 turns of attack from your opponent.
Also, the non attack effect only lasts as long as Cloudcastle remains on the field as it is a Continuous effect, so it’s entirely possible that you can play around this effect during your own turn anyhow.
 
And finally, even if you are unable to use it’s effect to be able to Special Summon a Level 9 monster from your Graveyard, because of it’s high Level and relative ease of Summoning, this could be used to Summon Level Eater multiple times in the same turn.
 
Traditional: 1. Just doesn’t quite cut it here as it simply does not have enough redeeming factors to make it worthy of play.
 
Advanced: 2. For the most part it creates some opportunities, but as to whether or not those opportunities are worth the effort that is involved in actually Summoning this card and using it’s Special Summoning effect successfully, I doubt that it will really pay off… At least with the current card pool.
Leo
Kearon

Cloudcastle

Another new Synchro Monster from Duellist Alliance today as we journey to the Cloudcastle. Cloudcastle is a level 9 generic Synchro monster, being generic is good, level 9 isn’t so. It is a WIND/Machine which is good with 0 ATK and 3000 DEF; which isn’t great for a level 9, given that there are level 5 monsters with the same stats and can be special summoned.

Effectwise, it has two effects. The first effect allows you to special summon a level 9 monster from your Graveyard when this card is Synchro Summoned. This is only really useful if you are playing a lot of level 9 monsters but it does allow you to get out a Rank 9 monster quite easily. Of course the effect doesn’t stop you to get another Cloudcastle, which is a bonus.

The second effect prevents all Level 8 and lower monsters from attacking the turn they are Normal/Special Summoned. While it does help protect this card, there are a lot of problems. First it affects your monsters as well which isn’t good. Second it won’t work if this card leaves the field. Thirdly it doesn’t stop level 8 and lower monsters from using their effects on this card. Finally it doesn’t stop Xyz monsters from attacking.

Overall it looks nice and it has some nice ideas but it just isn’t worth it.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.5/5

Kangarookas
YouTube
Is there a good word to describe cards like this aside from “utility?” Obviously, Cloudcastle isn’t going to be handing you losses left and right, but your floating sky fortress of doom is downright amazing. Unlike Mist Wurm or Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, Cloudcastle only takes two monsters to make and gives you immediate return on your investment upon Synchro Summon – reviving any Level 9 monster in your graveyard.
 
Its second effect is average, considering the reign of Xyz is still upon us, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s completely irrelevant. Any Level 8 or lower monsters are prevented from attacking on their opening turn. They can activate effects freely but simply can’t attack… as if they were going to get over the 3000 DEF of Cloudcastle, anyway.
 
However, Cloudcastle really shines thanks to the newly released Phantom Fortress Enterblathnir! For the low, low investment of a Cloudcastle, you get a free Rank 9 that solves problems in the field, graveyard and hand! I’m a huge fan of any cards that pluck resources from your opponent’s hands, so this easy avenue into Enterblathnir is right up my alley. Only problem is it takes a dedicated deck to maximize its power.
 
Traditional – 1.5/5
Advanced – 2.5/5
That
Guy
With
The
Hat
Cloudcastle

You know pojoites...this is another one of those occasions where the OCG bested us in names. What we have as Cloudcastle, they got as Floatress and you can't tell me that isn't the superior name. Anyways, Cloudcastle is a level 9 synchro that upon synchro summoning, special summons another level 9 monster from the graveyard. Now you're thinking, a Level 9? Besides this thing, what else is level 9? Well, if you follow people who like playing old school decks, XX-Saber Gottoms is. There is a brand new Gottoms hand loop utilizing this card that can wreck your opponents hand as easily as your first turn. Youtube it sometime if you're curious. Standalone, it has 3000 defense which stands up to most stuff, but how often will something get killed by battle?

Traditional 1/5
Advanced 2/5 - Literally at the moment, the ONLY use is that Gottoms loop and while it's an annoying loop it is seeing zero play currently.

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