Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon Champion
1 "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monster + 1 Dragon-Type monster
This card's name becomes "Gaia the Dragon Champion" while it is on the field. If this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Spiral Spear Strike" from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. When this card declares an attack on an opponent's monster: You can change the battle position of that opponent's monster.
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April 28, 2016
Much like the Dark Magician, whenever I see a new
iteration of Gaia, I get a little sad, because I
know it’s probably going to suck. Gaia has had so
many version of himself, and the only two that have
seen even remote playtime are Thunder Charger
(during Hieratic’s heyday) and Force of Earth during
the earliest days of Synchros.
Segue to this fusion which was obviously meant to be
used in conjunction with tomorrow’s card, Curse of
Dragonfire. And it’s just as bad. The only way I see
this card getting any use is if Gaia gets the
unifying support that Buster Blader got that allows
for specific profitable plays and removes the
devastating cost of having so many level 7 monsters
with horrible attack and lackluster effects, and I
don’t see that happening. Based on the upgrade Black
Luster Soldier received recently, it’s apparent that
Gaia is perceived as more of a Yugi-symbol rather
than a monster deserving of his own support. But you
never know. And if that day comes, Spiral Spear
Strike is no joke. Not to mention possible support
cards like Ghost Charon, just to throw one out
there. I’ve seen a build that used Curse of
Dragonfire and a machine to fusion summon Panzer
Dragon and then used Ghost later to bring out Gaia.
Ridiculous play, but it’s out there.
This is a fun card. Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon
Champion is a Level 7 Wind Dragon-type Fusion
monster with 2600 Atk and 2100 Def. I'm not sure
why, but I have always liked Fusion Monsters. This
one requires any Gaia the Fierce Knight monster and
any Dragon-type monster to Fusion Summon. But there
are no other restrictions, so I always hope for
Metamorphosis to come back. Level 7 is good and 2600
Atk is ok. Wind doesn't hurt or help with the
Gaia/BLS Deck that this card will squeeze into.
Dragon is great because it opens up the use of
Dragon's Mirror and many other Dragon support cards.
I was fully expecting this card to have no effect,
but I was pleasantly surprised.
Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon Champion is renamed
Gaia the Dragon Champion while it is on the field.
Then if it is Special Summoned, from anywhere, you
can add 1 Spiral Spear Strike from your Deck or
grave to your hand. Replenishing resources is good.
Spiral Spear Strike lets you draw 2 cards and
discard 1 (as an effect, nice) after Gaia the Dragon
Champion inflicts piercing battle damage.
Fortunately, this card's last effect lets it change
the battle position of any monster it declares an
attack on. All of these effects work to let you
summon and utilize this card to its full potential.
But the deck will never be more than casual, and in
that capacity, this card does help with offense and
card advantage. Try this with Fusion Tag when it
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