Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Fun Theory Part 15: Gladiator Beast 2014 (GB'14)

Hi everyone! Firstly, I would like to wish all my readers a happy Lunar New Year! May the year of the horse bring everyone much prosperity!!

I would like to apologise for the lack of updates as I was extremely busy with school and CCAs, but since it's the first day of the Lunar New Year, I am finally free to post some updates, so why not a "Fun Theory" post!!

So, for today, I would like to show everyone a deck that I have been tinkering with for quite some time. Introducing "Gladiator Beast 2014"!! (or GB'14 for short):

Gladiator Beasts just got more awesome with the OCG February 2014 list. With Gladiator Beast Bestiari returning to 3 on 1st February, and Gladiator Beast Augustal set to be released in the upcoming OCG set "Primal Origins" on 15th February, it is now a viable deck to play again!

Note to my TCG readers, this decklist follows the OCG upcoming February banlist, so don't be surprised at the cards in this list.

If you have noticed as well, I am starting to use Devpro for my games as DuelNet only caters to its TCG players now, so I am unable to find any OCG opponents on DuelNet. On the other hand, Devpro is user-friendly regardless of what format you play. Therefore, I have now switched over to using Devpro.

Without further ado, the decklist for Gladiator Beast 2014!

Monsters (13):
[3] Gladiator Beast Augustal
[3] Gladiator Beast Laquari
[1] Gladiator Beast Darius
[1] Gladiator Beast Equeste
[3] Gladiator Beast Bestiari
[1] Gladiator Beast Murmillo
[1] Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear

Spells (11):
[3] Gladiator Proving Ground
[2] Fire Formation - Tenki
[2] Fire Formation - Tensu
[1] Monster Reborn
[1] Heavy Storm
[2] Mystical Space Typhoon

Traps (16):
[3] Gladiator Beast War Chariot
[2] Icarus Attack
[3] Starlight Road
[2] Compulsory Evacuation Device
[2] Fiendish Chain
[1] Solemn Warning
[1] Solemn Judgment
[2] Waboku

Extra Deck (15):
[2] Gladiator Beast Gyzarus
[1] Gladiator Beast Heraklinos
[1] Gladiator Beast Essedarii
[2] Stardust Dragon
[1] Bujintei Kagutsuchi
[1] Number 101: Silent Honor Ark
[1] Number 50: Blackship of Corn
[1] Gagaga Cowboy
[1] Evilswarm Exciton Knight
[1] Diamond Dire Wolf
[1] Ice Beast Zerofyne
[2] Felgrand The Divine Dragon Knight

Just in case anyone is confused, no, this is not a Fire Fist Gladiator Beast hybrid deck. It is merely a Gladiator Beast infused with a sub-Fire Fist engine, which only includes 2 Tenki and 2 Tensu, as well as a Bear for the support. Tenki and Tensu not only searches and normal summons Bear, but Laquari and Darius as well. With 3 copies of Bestiari, it is now extremely possible to perform a Contact Fusion for "Gladiator Beast Gyzarus" on the first turn.

"Gladiator Beast Augustal" is the newest addition to the Gladiator Beast team. As mentioned previously, "Gladiator Beast Augustal" is set to debut in the upcoming OCG set "Primal Origins" on 15th February.

(image from yugioh wikia)

Name: Gladiator Beast Augustal
Level 8/ Dark/ Winged-Beast/ 2600/ 1000
Effect: When this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "Gladiator Beast" monster: You can Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your hand in face-up Defense Position. Shuffle that monster into the Deck during the End Phase. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked: You can shuffle this card into your Deck; Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Augustal".

Gladiator Beast Augustal gives rise to more potential Gladiator Beast plays with its release. When it is special summoned by the effect of a Gladiator Beast monster, it can special summon another Gladiator Beast from your hand, and the best part is since the monster special summoned by Augustal also counts as being special summoned by the effect of a Gladiator Beast monster, they gain their effects as well.

When you special summon another Augustal with the effect of Augustal, you can special summon yet another Gladiator Beast monster from your hand. Furthermore, Augustal is also a Level 8, which means that with 2 Gladiator Beast Augustal on the field (which is extremely easy), you can now Xyz Summon "Felgrand The Divine Dragon Knight". Notice that I play 2 copies of Felgrand, which is because Augustal, just like other Gladiator Beasts, can be recycled with Darius and Equeste, making 2 copies of Felgrand viable in this deck.

As Augustal, along with Bestiari, Equeste and Gyzarus are all Winged-Beast monsters, 2 copies of Icarus Attack are no longer dead in this deck lineup, and Bestiari will be at 3 come February, so playing a copy of "Ice Beast Zerofyne" also adds more possibility to the Gladiator Beast deck. The same applies for the Beast-Warriors of the deck. Laquari, Darius, and Bear makes it viable to play "Bujintei Kagutsuchi" in this deck!

Well, I hope you guys will find this decklist useful if you are considering piloting Gladiator Beasts come February. That's all for today! Bye!


  1. I love glads and thid deck is awesome. I wish bestiari would go to 3 in tcg

    1. Hi there! Thanks for your kind comment and I'm glad that you found this decklist useful. Please do visit more often for more deck ideas and updates :)