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(Nah, you actually need to keep your monster safe. Your LP isn't major factor in GB deck AFAIK.)
(It's part of the effects.)
 
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* [[Extreme Victory]]
 
* [[Extreme Victory]]
 
* [[Primal Origin]]
 
* [[Primal Origin]]
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* [[Cybernetic Horizon]]
 
* [[Duelist Saga]]
 
* [[Duelist Saga]]
* [[Collectors Pack 2017]]
 
 
* [[Battles of Legend: Light's Revenge]]
 
* [[Battles of Legend: Light's Revenge]]
* [[LINK VRAINS Pack]] (''[[OCG]]'' only)
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* [[20th Anniversary Pack 1st Wave]]
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* [[Collectors Pack 2017]]
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* [[LINK VRAINS Pack]]
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* [[Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time]]
 
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==Members==
 
==Members==
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align: center"
 
! rowspan="2" | Gladiator Beast
 
! rowspan="2" | Gladiator Beast
 
! colspan="2" | Origin
 
! colspan="2" | Origin
! rowspan="2" | Tag out effect
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! rowspan="2" | Unique effect
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Reference
 
! Reference
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| [[Gladiator Beast Alexander|Alexander]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Alexander|Alexander]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Alexander the Great|Alexander the Great]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Alexander the Great|Alexander the Great]]
| [[wikipedia:Winged lion|Flying lion]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_lion Winged lion]
 
| Unaffected by Spell effects.
 
| Unaffected by Spell effects.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Andabata|Andabata]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Andabata|Andabata]]
| [[wikipedia:Andabatae|Andabatae]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_gladiator_types#Andabata Andabata]
 
| [[wikipedia:Hadrosaurid|Hadrosaurid]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Hadrosaurid|Hadrosaurid]]
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
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| Special Summons 1 Level 7 or lower “Gladiator Beast” Fusion monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Andal|Andal]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Andal|Andal]]
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Andabatae|Andabata]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_gladiator_types#Andabata Andabata]
 
| [[wikipedia:American black bear|Black bear]]
 
| [[wikipedia:American black bear|Black bear]]
 
| N/A
 
| N/A
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|-
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|[[Gladiator Beast Attorix|Attorix]]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiatrix Gladiatrix]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracal Caracal]
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|Sends 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck or Extra Deck to the Graveyard, this card's Level and name become the sent monster' until the End Phase.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Augustus|Augustus]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Augustus|Augustus]]
| [[wikipedia:Augustus (honorific)|Augustus]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus Augustus Caesar]
 
| [[wikipedia:Dragon|Dragon]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Dragon|Dragon]]
| Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your hand in Defense Position, but it is returned to the Deck at the End Phase.
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| Special Summons 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your hand in Defense Position.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Bestiari|Bestiari]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Bestiari|Bestiari]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bestiarii|Bestiarii]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bestiarii|Bestiarii]]
| [[wikipedia:Bestiary|Bestiary]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-crowned_amazon Red-crowned amazon]
| Destroy 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field
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| Destroys 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Darius|Darius]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Darius|Darius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Darius I|Darius the Great]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Darius I|Darius the Great]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Horse|Horse]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Horse|Horse]]
| Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Graveyard.
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| Special Summons 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Graveyard.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Dimacari|Dimacari]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Dimacari|Dimacari]]
 
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Dimachaerus|Dimachaerus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Dimachaerus|Dimachaerus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:African buffalo|Cape buffalo]]
 
| [[wikipedia:African buffalo|Cape buffalo]]
| Attack twice during the Battle Phase.
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| Attacks twice during the Battle Phase.
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|-
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|[[Gladiator Beast Domitianus|Domitianus]]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domitian Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus]
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|
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|
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Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Gladiator Beast Dragacius|Dragacius]]
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| [[Gladiator Beast Dragases|Dragases]]
| N/A
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_XI_Palaiologos Constantine Dragases Palaiologos]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bald Eagle|Bald Eagle]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bald Eagle|Bald Eagle]]
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters with different names from your Deck.
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| Protects your attacking “Gladiator Beast” monster(s) from being destroyed by battle and prevents your opponent from activating cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters with different names from your Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Equeste|Equeste]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Equeste|Equeste]]
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Equites|Equites]]
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_gladiator_types#Eques Equites]
 
| Winged [[wikipedia:Centaur|Centaur]]
 
| Winged [[wikipedia:Centaur|Centaur]]
| Add 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Graveyard to your hand.
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| Adds 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Graveyard to your hand.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Essedarii|Essedarii]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Essedarii|Essedarii]]
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| [[wikipedia:Gordias|Gordias]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Gordias|Gordias]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tyrannosaurus|Tyrannosaurus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tyrannosaurus|Tyrannosaurus]]
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Spartacus".
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| Inflicts damage to your opponent whenever it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, equal to the DEF of the destroyed monster. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Spartacus".
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Gyzarus|Gyzarus]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Gyzarus|Gyzarus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Julius Caesar|Gaius Julius Caesar]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Julius Caesar|Gaius Julius Caesar]]
 
| Unknown bird
 
| Unknown bird
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Bestiari".
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| Destroys up to 2 cards on the field whenever it's Special Summoned. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Bestiari".
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Heraklinos|Heraklinos]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Heraklinos|Heraklinos]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Heracles|Heracles]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Heracles|Heracles]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Chimera (mythology)|Chimera]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Chimera (mythology)|Chimera]]
| N/A
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| Negates the activation of a Spell/Trap Card and destroys that card, by discarding 1 card (Quick Effect).
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Hoplomus|Hoplomus]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Hoplomus|Hoplomus]]
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| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Lanista|Lanista]]
 
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Lanista|Lanista]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Eagle|Eagle]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Eagle|Eagle]]
| Gains the name of 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster banished from your Graveyard.
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| Gains the name of 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster that was banished from your Graveyard.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Laquari|Laquari]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Laquari|Laquari]]
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| [[wikipedia:Murmillo|Murmillo]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Murmillo|Murmillo]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Carp|Carp]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Carp|Carp]]
| Destroy 1 face-up monster on the field.
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| Destroys 1 face-up monster on the field.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Nerokius|Nerokius]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Nerokius|Nerokius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Nero|Nero]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Nero|Nero]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bat|Bat]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bat|Bat]]
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
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| Cannot be destroyed by battle and when this card battles, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Noxius|Noxius]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Noxius|Noxius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Gladiator#Legal_and_social_status|Noxii]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Gladiator#Legal_and_social_status|Noxii]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Leopard|Leopard]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Leopard|Leopard]]
| Send 1 Gladiator Beast Monster from the Deck to the Graveyard.
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| Special Summons itself from your hand when your opponent declares a direct attack and redirects the attack to itself then proceeds to damage calculation; also, it cannot be destroyed by that battle. Sends 1 Gladiator Beast monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Octavius|Octavius]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Octavius|Octavius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Gaius Octavius|Gaius Octavius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Gaius Octavius|Gaius Octavius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bald eagle|Bald eagle]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Bald eagle|Bald eagle]]
| Destroy 1 face-down Spell/Trap Card on the field.
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| Destroys 1 face-down Spell/Trap Card on the field.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Retiari|Retiari]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Retiari|Retiari]]
 
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Retiarius|Retiarius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Retiarius|Retiarius]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Crocodile|Crocodile]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Crocodile|Crocodile]]
| Banish 1 card from your opponent's Graveyard.
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| Banishes 1 card from your opponent's Graveyard.
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|-
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|[[Gladiator Beast Sagittarii|Sagittarii]]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarii Sagittarii]/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_(astrology) Sagittarius]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur Centaur]
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|Discard 1 "Gladiator Beast" card to draw 2 cards.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Samnite|Samnite]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Samnite|Samnite]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Samnite (gladiator type)|Samnite]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Samnite (gladiator type)|Samnite]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Smilodon|Smilodon]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Smilodon|Smilodon]]
| When it destroys an opponent's monster by battle, add 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Deck to your hand.
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| Adds 1 “Gladiator Beast” card from your Deck to your hand whenever it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Secutor|Secutor]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Secutor|Secutor]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Secutor|Secutor]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Secutor|Secutor]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Lizard|Lizard]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Lizard|Lizard]]
| Special Summon 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck after an attack involving it.
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| Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except itself.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Spartacus|Spartacus]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Spartacus|Spartacus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Spartacus|Spartacus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Spartacus|Spartacus]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Dinosaur|Dinosaur]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Dinosaur|Dinosaur]]
| Add 1 "Gladiator Beast" Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
+
| Adds 1 "Gladiator Beast" Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor|Tamer Editor]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor|Tamer Editor]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tame animal|Taming]]/[[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Editor|Editor]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tame animal|Taming]]/[[wikipedia:List of Roman gladiator types#Editor|Editor]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Deer|Deer]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Deer|Deer]]
| N/A
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| Special Summons 1 “Gladiator Beast” Fusion monster from your Extra Deck, except itself, ignoring its Summoning conditions. Special Summons 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck, by shuffling 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster that battled into your Deck or Extra Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Torax|Torax]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Torax|Torax]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Thraex|Thraex]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Thraex|Thraex]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tetraodontidae|Blowfish]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tetraodontidae|Blowfish]]
| Tag it out to draw 1 card.
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| Allows you to draw 1 card by shuffling itself into your Deck.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Tygerius|Tygerius]]
 
| [[Gladiator Beast Tygerius|Tygerius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tiberius (praenomen)|Tiberius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:Tiberius (praenomen)|Tiberius]]
 
| [[wikipedia:White tiger|White tiger]]
 
| [[wikipedia:White tiger|White tiger]]
| Discard 1 "Gladiator Beast" card to add 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck to your hand.
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| Adds 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck to your hand by discarding 1 “Gladiator Beast” card.
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|-
  +
|[[Gladiator Beast Vespasius|Vespasius]]
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|[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespasian Titus Flavius Vespasianus]
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|
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|All monsters you control gain 500 ATK.
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==Support==
 
==Support==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align: center"
 
! Card !! Origin
 
! Card !! Origin
 
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|-
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With a few exceptions, all non-[[Fusion]] "Gladiator Beasts" have an effect to return to the [[Main Deck|Deck]] during the end of a [[Battle Phase]] when it battled, and then to [[Special Summon]] another "Gladiator Beast" monster to replace it (this is also known as 'tagging out'). The newly Special Summoned "Gladiator Beast" monsters usually gain another effect when Special Summoned in this way.
 
With a few exceptions, all non-[[Fusion]] "Gladiator Beasts" have an effect to return to the [[Main Deck|Deck]] during the end of a [[Battle Phase]] when it battled, and then to [[Special Summon]] another "Gladiator Beast" monster to replace it (this is also known as 'tagging out'). The newly Special Summoned "Gladiator Beast" monsters usually gain another effect when Special Summoned in this way.
   
"Gladiator Beasts" also have seven Fusion Monsters, four of which require a specific "Gladiator Beast" monster and either one or two other "Gladiator Beast" monsters as [[Fusion Material Monster|Fusion Material]]. However, "[[Polymerization]]" is not required to [[Fusion Summon]] these monsters. Instead, the correct "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Material Monsters are returned to the Main Deck to Special Summon the appropriate "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monster. This process is otherwise known as [[Contact Fusion]]. Several of the "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monsters are also able to 'tag out' to Special Summon 2 or more "Gladiator Beast" monsters from the Deck.
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"Gladiator Beasts" also have seven Fusion Monsters, four of which require a specific "Gladiator Beast" monster and either one or two other "Gladiator Beast" monsters as [[Fusion Material]]. However, "[[Polymerization]]" is not required to [[Fusion Summon]] these monsters. Instead, the correct "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Material Monsters are returned to the Main Deck to Special Summon the appropriate "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monster. This process is otherwise known as [[Contact Fusion]]. Several of the "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monsters are also able to 'tag out' to Special Summon 2 or more "Gladiator Beast" monsters from the Deck.
   
 
Nearly every card in the archetype is capable of being returned to the hand, field, or Deck from the Graveyard by utilizing the effects of "Gladiator Beast" monsters or their support cards. The "Gladiator Beast" Deck includes a mix of destruction, aggro, and [[toolbox]] cards and tactics. It is this versatility which landed this Deck as one of the top Decks in the ''Shonen Jump Circuit''.
 
Nearly every card in the archetype is capable of being returned to the hand, field, or Deck from the Graveyard by utilizing the effects of "Gladiator Beast" monsters or their support cards. The "Gladiator Beast" Deck includes a mix of destruction, aggro, and [[toolbox]] cards and tactics. It is this versatility which landed this Deck as one of the top Decks in the ''Shonen Jump Circuit''.
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The [[September 2010 Lists|September 2010 Forbidden List]] caused "Gladiators Beasts" to become more popular, especially with the banning of "[[Heavy Storm]]" and [[Limited|Limiting]] of "[[Royal Oppression]]", both of which were a threat to their strategy.
 
The [[September 2010 Lists|September 2010 Forbidden List]] caused "Gladiators Beasts" to become more popular, especially with the banning of "[[Heavy Storm]]" and [[Limited|Limiting]] of "[[Royal Oppression]]", both of which were a threat to their strategy.
   
The [[:April_2015_Lists_(TCG)|April 2015 Forbidden List]] made the previously Limited "[[Gladiator Beast Bestiari]]" Unlimited, making the entire deck not as susceptible to having a "[[Bottomless Trap Hole]]" or other card that banishes monsters used on "Bestiari", which would render "[[Gladiator Beast Gyzarus]]" inaccessible for the remainder of the Duel.
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The [[April 2015 Lists (TCG)|April 2015 Forbidden List]] made the previously Limited "[[Gladiator Beast Bestiari]]" Unlimited, making the entire deck not as susceptible to having a "[[Bottomless Trap Hole]]" or other card that banishes monsters used on "Bestiari", which would render "[[Gladiator Beast Gyzarus]]" inaccessible for the remainder of the Duel.
   
Previous incarnations of the Deck used "[[Rescue Cat]]" to Summon monsters such as "[[Gladiator Beast Samnite]]" and "[[Test Tiger]]" to make big plays. With the Errata of "Rescue Cat", however, the Deck changed its strategy. With the release of "[[Rescue Rabbit]]", the new version of the Deck uses "[[Gladiator Beast Andal]]" to allow for the quick Summon of "[[Gladiator Beast Essedarii]]", "[[Gladiator Beast Heraklinos]]", "[[Gladiator Beast Nerokius]]" or "[[Gladiator Beast Dragacius]]".
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Previous incarnations of the Deck used "[[Rescue Cat]]" to Summon monsters such as "[[Gladiator Beast Samnite]]" and "[[Test Tiger]]" to make big plays. With the Errata of "Rescue Cat", however, the Deck changed its strategy. With the release of "[[Rescue Rabbit]]", the new version of the Deck uses "[[Gladiator Beast Andal]]" to allow for the quick Summon of "[[Gladiator Beast Essedarii]]", "[[Gladiator Beast Heraklinos]]", "[[Gladiator Beast Nerokius]]" or "[[Gladiator Beast Dragases]]".
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With the release of "[[Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor]]" and "[[Gladiator Beast Andabata]]", the deck is now able to special summon their boss monsters with ease, allow them to focus more on swarm their field rather than try to get the appropriate material off their deck. But shortly after that, with the release of [[Master Rules|Master Rules 4]], the entire deck is hindered again because both "Tamer Editor" and "Andabata" requires an extra slot for Extra deck monster, while their [[Gladiator Beast Dragases|Link monster]] is not too good and put an extra weight on their already weak swarming power.
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The deck got their second wind with many new supports from [[Chaos Impact|''Chaos Impact'']]. "[[Test Panther]]", is a Link monster that combine searching power with a "[[Test Tiger]]"-like effect, both incredibly valuable to the deck. "[[Gladiator Beast Domitianus]]" is a new boss monster with big stats and a built-in [[Negate|monster negation]], while easy to bring out with "Tamer Editor" or "Andabata". The deck also get two new Gladiator Beast monsters with "[[Destiny Draw]]" and "[[Elemental HERO Prisma|Prisma]]"-like effect.
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The deck also got their own them's Fusion [[Spell Card|Spell]], "[[Gladiator Beast United]]", a [[Quick-Play Spell Card]] that also accept material from GY as well. "[[Gladiator Rejection]]" and "[[Gladiator Beast's Comeback]]" both help the deck on swarming the field, not only allow them to make a better play without relying too much on "Rescue Rabbit"/"Prisma", but also open their chance to use some powerful generic Link monster like "[[Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess]]".
   
 
{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
{{Decklist|Recommended cards
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|normal monsters =
 
|normal monsters =
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Andal]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Andal]]
 
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
 
* [[Elemental HERO Prisma]]
 
* [[Elemental HERO Prisma]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Augustus]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Augustus]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Vespasius]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Bestiari]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Bestiari]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Darius]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Darius]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Equeste]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Equeste]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Laquari]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Laquari]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Sagittarii]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Murmillo]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Murmillo]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Noxious]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Noxious]]
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* [[Test Tiger]]
 
* [[Test Tiger]]
 
* [[Thunder King Rai-Oh]]
 
* [[Thunder King Rai-Oh]]
 
 
|fusion monsters =
 
|fusion monsters =
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Andabata]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Andabata]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Nerokius]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Nerokius]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Domitianus]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King]]
 
* [[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King]]
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* [[Lightning Chidori]]
 
* [[Lightning Chidori]]
 
* [[Mechquipped Angineer]]
 
* [[Mechquipped Angineer]]
 
 
|link monsters =
 
|link monsters =
* [[Gladiator Beast Dragacius]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Dragases]]
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* [[Test Panther]]
 
* [[Fire Fighting Daruma Doll]]
 
* [[Fire Fighting Daruma Doll]]
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
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* [[Onslaught of the Fire Kings]] (For GB Laquari)
 
* [[Onslaught of the Fire Kings]] (For GB Laquari)
 
* [[Unexpected Dai]]
 
* [[Unexpected Dai]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast's Comeback]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast United]]
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* [[Gladiator Rejection]]
 
|traps =
 
|traps =
 
* [[Gladiator Beast War Chariot]]
 
* [[Gladiator Beast War Chariot]]
 
* [[Starlight Road]]
 
* [[Starlight Road]]
 
* [[Waboku]]
 
* [[Waboku]]
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* [[Gladiator Beast Charge]]
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* [[Gladiator Naumachia]]
 
}}
 
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[[Category:TCG and OCG archetypes]]
 
[[Category:TCG and OCG archetypes]]
 
[[Category:Archetypes with Fusion Monster(s)]]
 
[[Category:Archetypes with Fusion Monster(s)]]
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[[Category:Archetypes with Link Monster(s)]]
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Latest revision as of 00:28, February 27, 2020

"Gladiator Beast", known as "Gladial Beast" (剣闘獣 (グラディアルビースト) Guradiaru Bīsuto) in the OCG, is an archetype of monsters with various Attributes (primarily DARK and EARTH) and Types (primarily Beast, Beast-Warrior, and Winged-Beast) released in Gladiator's Assault. They are used by both the Battle Beast and Sanders in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

DesignEdit

AppearanceEdit

The archetype resemble futuristic versions of the ancient Roman Colosseum slave-warriors.

EtymologyEdit

The archetype's name comes from "Gladiator", a man trained to fight with weapons against other men or wild animals in an arena.

Each monster is primarily named after types of gladiators that fought in the Roman Colosseum, while others are named after famous fighters from the Roman Empire.

MembersEdit

Gladiator Beast Origin Unique effect
Reference Creature
Alexander Alexander the Great Winged lion Unaffected by Spell effects.
Andabata Andabata Hadrosaurid Special Summons 1 Level 7 or lower “Gladiator Beast” Fusion monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
Andal Andabata Black bear N/A
Attorix Gladiatrix Caracal Sends 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck or Extra Deck to the Graveyard, this card's Level and name become the sent monster' until the End Phase.
Augustus Augustus Caesar Dragon Special Summons 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your hand in Defense Position.
Bestiari Bestiarii Red-crowned amazon Destroys 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field.
Darius Darius the Great Horse Special Summons 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Graveyard.
Dimacari Dimachaerus Cape buffalo Attacks twice during the Battle Phase.
Domitianus Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus

Special Summon 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck.

Dragases Constantine Dragases Palaiologos Bald Eagle Protects your attacking “Gladiator Beast” monster(s) from being destroyed by battle and prevents your opponent from activating cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters with different names from your Deck.
Equeste Equites Winged Centaur Adds 1 "Gladiator Beast" card from your Graveyard to your hand.
Essedarii Essedarius Gorilla N/A
Gaiodiaz Gordias Tyrannosaurus Inflicts damage to your opponent whenever it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, equal to the DEF of the destroyed monster. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Spartacus".
Gyzarus Gaius Julius Caesar Unknown bird Destroys up to 2 cards on the field whenever it's Special Summoned. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except "Gladiator Beast Bestiari".
Heraklinos Heracles Chimera Negates the activation of a Spell/Trap Card and destroys that card, by discarding 1 card (Quick Effect).
Hoplomus Hoplomachus Rhino DEF becomes 2400.
Lanista Lanista Eagle Gains the name of 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster that was banished from your Graveyard.
Laquari Laquearius Tiger ATK becomes 2100.
Murmillo Murmillo Carp Destroys 1 face-up monster on the field.
Nerokius Nero Bat Cannot be destroyed by battle and when this card battles, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck.
Noxius Noxii Leopard Special Summons itself from your hand when your opponent declares a direct attack and redirects the attack to itself then proceeds to damage calculation; also, it cannot be destroyed by that battle. Sends 1 Gladiator Beast monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.
Octavius Gaius Octavius Bald eagle Destroys 1 face-down Spell/Trap Card on the field.
Retiari Retiarius Crocodile Banishes 1 card from your opponent's Graveyard.
Sagittarii Sagittarii/Sagittarius Centaur Discard 1 "Gladiator Beast" card to draw 2 cards.
Samnite Samnite Smilodon Adds 1 “Gladiator Beast” card from your Deck to your hand whenever it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle.
Secutor Secutor Lizard Special Summons 2 "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck, except itself.
Spartacus Spartacus Dinosaur Adds 1 "Gladiator Beast" Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
Tamer Editor Taming/Editor Deer Special Summons 1 “Gladiator Beast” Fusion monster from your Extra Deck, except itself, ignoring its Summoning conditions. Special Summons 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck, by shuffling 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster that battled into your Deck or Extra Deck.
Torax Thraex Blowfish Allows you to draw 1 card by shuffling itself into your Deck.
Tygerius Tiberius White tiger Adds 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck to your hand by discarding 1 “Gladiator Beast” card.
Vespasius Titus Flavius Vespasianus All monsters you control gain 500 ATK.

SupportEdit

Card Origin
Colosseum - Cage of the Gladiator Beasts Colosseum
Gladiator Beast War Chariot Chariot
Gladiator Beast's Battle Archfiend Shield Scutum
Gladiator Beast's Battle Gladius Gladius
Gladiator Beast's Battle Halberd Halberd
Gladiator Beast's Battle Manica Manica
Thumbs Down Pollice verso
Trojan Gladiator Beast Trojan Horse
Virtus of Gladiator Beast Virtus

Playing style Edit

With a few exceptions, all non-Fusion "Gladiator Beasts" have an effect to return to the Deck during the end of a Battle Phase when it battled, and then to Special Summon another "Gladiator Beast" monster to replace it (this is also known as 'tagging out'). The newly Special Summoned "Gladiator Beast" monsters usually gain another effect when Special Summoned in this way.

"Gladiator Beasts" also have seven Fusion Monsters, four of which require a specific "Gladiator Beast" monster and either one or two other "Gladiator Beast" monsters as Fusion Material. However, "Polymerization" is not required to Fusion Summon these monsters. Instead, the correct "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Material Monsters are returned to the Main Deck to Special Summon the appropriate "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monster. This process is otherwise known as Contact Fusion. Several of the "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monsters are also able to 'tag out' to Special Summon 2 or more "Gladiator Beast" monsters from the Deck.

Nearly every card in the archetype is capable of being returned to the hand, field, or Deck from the Graveyard by utilizing the effects of "Gladiator Beast" monsters or their support cards. The "Gladiator Beast" Deck includes a mix of destruction, aggro, and toolbox cards and tactics. It is this versatility which landed this Deck as one of the top Decks in the Shonen Jump Circuit.

The September 2010 Forbidden List caused "Gladiators Beasts" to become more popular, especially with the banning of "Heavy Storm" and Limiting of "Royal Oppression", both of which were a threat to their strategy.

The April 2015 Forbidden List made the previously Limited "Gladiator Beast Bestiari" Unlimited, making the entire deck not as susceptible to having a "Bottomless Trap Hole" or other card that banishes monsters used on "Bestiari", which would render "Gladiator Beast Gyzarus" inaccessible for the remainder of the Duel.

Previous incarnations of the Deck used "Rescue Cat" to Summon monsters such as "Gladiator Beast Samnite" and "Test Tiger" to make big plays. With the Errata of "Rescue Cat", however, the Deck changed its strategy. With the release of "Rescue Rabbit", the new version of the Deck uses "Gladiator Beast Andal" to allow for the quick Summon of "Gladiator Beast Essedarii", "Gladiator Beast Heraklinos", "Gladiator Beast Nerokius" or "Gladiator Beast Dragases".

With the release of "Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor" and "Gladiator Beast Andabata", the deck is now able to special summon their boss monsters with ease, allow them to focus more on swarm their field rather than try to get the appropriate material off their deck. But shortly after that, with the release of Master Rules 4, the entire deck is hindered again because both "Tamer Editor" and "Andabata" requires an extra slot for Extra deck monster, while their Link monster is not too good and put an extra weight on their already weak swarming power.

The deck got their second wind with many new supports from Chaos Impact. "Test Panther", is a Link monster that combine searching power with a "Test Tiger"-like effect, both incredibly valuable to the deck. "Gladiator Beast Domitianus" is a new boss monster with big stats and a built-in monster negation, while easy to bring out with "Tamer Editor" or "Andabata". The deck also get two new Gladiator Beast monsters with "Destiny Draw" and "Prisma"-like effect.

The deck also got their own them's Fusion Spell, "Gladiator Beast United", a Quick-Play Spell Card that also accept material from GY as well. "Gladiator Rejection" and "Gladiator Beast's Comeback" both help the deck on swarming the field, not only allow them to make a better play without relying too much on "Rescue Rabbit"/"Prisma", but also open their chance to use some powerful generic Link monster like "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess".

Recommended cards

Weaknesses and counter-strategiesEdit

  • Effect canceling - Cards such as "Skill Drain", "Chivalry" or "Effect Veiler" can prevent your monsters from tagging out or negate the effects of the ones that are Summoned, leaving them defenseless against high ATK monsters. "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon" and "Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon" are also very effective, as they can negate the effects of the Gladiator Beasts upon summon or when they 'tag out', leaving them often helpless.
  • Attack negation/prevention - You can only 'tag out' a "Gladiator Beast" when it "attacks or is attacked", therefore, any Spell, Trap, or Monster Effect that lets you negate a monster attack would prevent the opponent from tagging out their "Gladiator Beasts".

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