In sports terms, this is the equivalent of the
journeyman. Goblindbergh is the upgraded Marauding
Captain that has made its way into the subconscious
of all Yu-Gi-Oh players as “that monster that can
summon another monster from the hand. What’s it
called again? Oh right, Goblindbergh. I need 3.”
There are other monsters, of course, that can do
what this flying creature can do. Tin Goldfish comes
to mind, but Goblindbergh is the Earth/Warrior type
that can do it, and that’s what he’ll always be.
He’s quite good at what he does, too.
Right now, he’s being used in Hero decks and other
rogue decks. Tomorrow? Who knows? But what I do know
is that this monster will be around for a very long
time. It has everything necessary to ensure its
survival for the next decade, and it will make
several appearances in top decks along the way. You
can never underestimate a simple effect that
basically lets you normal summon two monsters
instead of one.
This card is used as a card
advantage neutral way of Summoning
an XYZ or Synchro monster.
You would still be summoning the
XYZ/Synchro with two cards, but
you'd be able to get out 2 monsters
on one Normal Summon.
This card has been good for some
decks because it relies on an
opening XYZ play and this card helps
the consistency of doing such.
This card is really generic since
over the years there have been lots
of similar cards to this to assist
This was a very good card a few
years ago, but now we're in the
The meta is different now and none
of the high tier decks need this
card (it could be good in some low
tier and rogue decks)
This is one card that crops up from time to time, or
actually, whenever Rank 4 type Decks need a card
that provides them with a way with which to help
them make that first Rank 4 for the turn easier. I
say this because Goblindbergh needs to be Normal
Summoned in order to gain its effect, essentially
making this a card that you Summon at the start of
your Summons for the turn.
Because Golblindbergh is a Warrior type, it is
searchable via RotA, and this makes it easier to get
into your hand earlier on in a Duel.
Rating: 2.5. Useful because it helps R4 Decks, and
useful because its a Warrior and thus searchable.
Currently though, better Rank 4 enabling cards
exist, that said, this is still quite useful.
Goblindbergh is a Level 4 Earth Warrior-type
monster with 1400 Atk and 0 Def. This is an
excellent Rota target in any deck that this guy goes
in. I say any deck because Goblindbergh being the
all powerful Level 4 can Special Summon any Level 4
or lower monster from the Hand in either Atk or Def
position when Goblindbergeh is Normal Summoned. If
all that goes through, Goblindbergh throws himself
to Def position. So any Level 4 or lower tuner can
open up a diverse amount of Synchro plays. A fellow
Level 4 Special Summon opens up Rank 4 monsters.
It's also great that none of the Special Summoned
monster's effects are negated. They can both be
tributed for a summon as well, but only if there are
extra Normal Summons available. The sheer
versatility of this monster is amazing, and the
downsides of being easily negated and 0 Def don't
detract from its utility. Happy Friday!
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