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Caius the Mega Monarch
- #SECE-EN035

You can Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 1 Tribute Summoned monster. If this card is Tribute Summoned: Target 1 card on the field; banish it, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent, then, if it is a DARK Monster Card, banish all cards with that name from the hand, Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Graveyard of the player who controlled it. If this card was Tribute Summoned by Tributing a DARK monster, add this additional effect. ● You can target 2 cards, instead.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.0 

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


Date Reviewed:
Jan. 27, 2015

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Baneful

Caius the Mega Monarch

 

It does have the same strict restrictions as the other Mega Monarchs (which all suck), but this card actually has good effects which may very well be worth the summon.  DARK monsters are popular and well-supported, making this card all the more summonable for you and all the more punishing for the opponent.  If you can capitalize on banishing 2 cards and/or banishing duplicates of your opponent's cards, it can be crushing.  I'm still not sure it's consistent for competitive play.

 

2.5/5


Dark

Paladin

Tuesday
 
Mega Monarchs...we've done this a few times all ready.  Dark, Fiend, Level 8, 2800 attack and 1000 defense, and can be Tribute Summoned with one Tribute if said Tribute is a Tribute Summoned Monster.  So he works basically the same as the Dark Monarch you all ready know and likely played with/against, if you've been in the game long enough.  But he has also a Chain Destruction like ability except he removes from play as opposed to destroy all cards of the same name from the Hand, Deck, Extra Deck, and/or Graveyard, and if the chosen card was a Dark attributed Monster, you get to use said effect on two cards IF you wish.  Each card (or just the one if you desire) inflicts 1000 Damage to your opponent.  He's a headache, just like the rest of the Mega Monarchs.  Leave him alone.
 
Rating:

2/5
 
Art:  5/5  Badass art though

T-REX

Caius the Mega Monarch 

Finally one of the most awaited Mega Monarchs has arrived, Mega Caius himself, and his effect is most certainly not too shabby at all. 

Like all of the other Mega Monarchs he can be Tribute Summoned simply by Tributing 1 monster that was Tribute Summoned, and the Tribute Summoned monster can also be Tributed for this effect even if face-down, so your opponent cannot cheat you out of Caius’es effect by using Book of Moon! 

In order to gain the additional effect of Caius, a Dark monster needs to be Tributed, and in practically every Monarch Deck this SHOULD be extremely easy, especially when you consider that Battle Fader, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, Tragoedia and Ghostrick Jackfrost are all very commonly played cards in Monarch Decks. In a Chaos Monarch Deck Black Dragon Collapserpent will also be another option.

Additionally, against any Dark Deck, Enemy Controller, The Monarchs Stormforth and even Soul Exchange all come into the mix.

So basically, if you cannot fulfil the additional effect of Caius the Mega Monarch, you aren’t doing it right!

And when you do gain this additional effect, you get to Target 2 cards instead of just the 1, and this can allow you to really hurt your opponent’s strategy… However this will only apply if you use this against Monsters primarily.

As for the Targeting of 2 cards, it is a “Can” effect, so you don’t have to use it to Target 2 cards if it would end up being a disadvantage to you… This may come important to remember later game when lesser cards are on the Field and you don’t want to be forced to Target your own Mega Caius! 

As long as Caius can Banish a card, presuming it does not get its effect negated or prevented, you will inflict 1000 LP of damage to your opponent, so simply Banishing a Spell or Trap card is all that is needed for you to inflict burn damage… As opposed to “Normal” Caius who must Banish a DARK monster to do so.

And no, you don’t get to inflict 2000 LP of damage if you remove 2 cards, things are never quite that easy! 

Then if you do Banish a Dark Monster(s) you get to remove them from not just the Field but the Deck, Extra Deck, Hand and the Graveyard as well!

Against the right Deck, this leaves nowhere for Dark monsters to hide, and as such against Shaddolls and Burning Abyss or even Decks that run a small engine of Dark monsters (such as a Tour Guide Engine) to provide additional support can really suffer from the wrath of Caius the Mega Monarch. Lesser played Decks such as Monarchs of any kind, Ghostrick, Chaos or Zombies can all be greatly boosted by Mega Caius’es Banishing effect. There may even be scope for it to fit into Burning Abyss, however this would require some testing. 

And just when you thought that it was safe to run a Light-type (or other) Deck, DNA Transplant will most certainly be a card to consider in the Side Deck. However as it is a card that hurts the Frog “Engine” it will be much harder to use it successfully that Deck. 

This is an excellent addition to any Deck that can Summon it, and actually challenges Mega Mobius for a space in a Monarch Deck if you can only afford to run just the 1. 

RATING: 4. While it is always going to perform best against a Dark Deck, the burn damage, it’s attack strength as well as the ease of which its additional effect can be gained in the right Deck and if its effect is used at the correct time, all make this Mega Monarch extremely dangerous. Definitely a must have for any Monarch player.


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
When the “Mega Monarch” archetype was first reported, everyone couldn't wait to see what Caius would become...they were not disappointed. Arguably the most used monarch in the bunch, Caius has retained his strength in his mega form, and added to it.
 
Like all “Mega Monarchs”, Caius has high ATK and low DEF, and gets its effects when Tribute Summoned. Banishing 1 card and doing the 1000 Life Point damage regardless of what card it is is a step up from the original. If it was a DARK monster banished that monster is getting banished regardless of where the opponent may have a copy. Against Shaddolls and Burning Abyss this effect is an absolute killer. Ripping any of their DARK monsters from their hand, deck, graveyard, or extra deck could cripple their strategy. If a DARK monster is used during the Tribute Summon (which is very likely) you get double the pleasure with targeting two cards instead of one. Target two DARK monsters with this effect and tear apart your opponents deck, deal 1000 Life Points, and have a gigantic beater on your side of the field.
 
While other “Mega Monarchs” were good, Caius is just a cut above the rest. Trade-In and Allure of Darkness help if it is a dad draw, and it has a laundry list of helpful monsters to use as material for its Tribute Summon. Caius, The Mega Monarch is so good it almost makes you not want to use any of the other evolved monarchs. DARK-based decks can tech this card in to use against other DARK decks, and tribute decks get a great monster that can give them up to a double card removal at the least.
 
Caius, in a few short words, is the best Monarch, period.
 
Advanced-3.5/5
Art-4.5/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Electric
Soldier

Hello fair Pojoites, and I do apologize for not being as active as I would like to have been, College and stuff(also lack of interest in previous cards). For today's card, we have, perhaps the most awaited Mega-Monarch of them all, Caius the Mega Monarch. 
 
Just like his other Mega buddies, what he does is a souped up version of the original Caius' effect, and he can be tribute summoned by tributing a tribute summoned monster. Basically, you target 1 card to banish upon summon, and you inflict 1000 damage, and then, if you banished a Dark Monster, this guy banishes all other copies from their hand, both decks, and grave. Also like his brethren, whenever he is tribute summoned by tributing at least 1 Dark monster, he gets an additional effect, and in this case, he gets to target two cards instead of 1.
 
Its searchable through March of the Monarchs, which is neat, but is probably not going to see play any time soon. Being able to protect it through all of the other Monarch support is cool, and it could possibly become a coherent deck, with or without mega Caius.
 
Now, what is this worth playing in? To be honest, unless you are playing a Dark deck that can afford two tributes, Caius basically outclasses this card in every way. Maybe using something like Ghostrick Monarchs or Battle Fader. Obviously Shaddolls and Burning Abyss can use this, but it is probably not worth it.
 
Overall, a neat card. 
Advanced:3.0/5


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