Hello everyone! This thread will be used to showcase and discuss my current and future ideas for Gladiator Beast support. The aim is to give the archetype a much-needed boost so that they can perform better in today’s meta-game.
Gladiator Beast Cestus
EARTH | Level 3 | Beast-Warrior/Effect | ATK/1200 DEF/600
If you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can shuffle this card you control into the Deck; Special Summon 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of “Gladiator Beast Cestus” once per turn.
Ludus Magnus – Fort of the Gladiator Beasts
Spell | Field
All “Gladiator Beast” monsters you control gain 300 ATK and DEF. Monsters your opponent controls cannot target face-up “Gladiator Beast” monsters you control for attacks, except the “Gladiator Beast” monster you control with the highest ATK (either, if tied). Once per turn: You can discard 1 “Gladiator Beast” card; add 1 “Gladiator Beast” Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
Spell | Normal
Shuffle into the Deck, from your hand, field and/or GY, the Fusion Materials that are listed on a “Gladiator Beast” Fusion Monster, then Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. If a “Gladiator Beast” monster(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can banish this card from your GY instead.
Spell | Quick-Play
Special Summon 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck in Defense Position to your opponent’s side of the field, also, after that, draw 1 card.
Demonstration of the above cards in action via YGOPRO
*** UPDATE (25th May 2018): New Gladiator Beast support added below ***
Gladiator Beast Praegenarii
EARTH | Level 2 | Beast-Warrior/Effect | ATK/1400 DEF/600
If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck, except “Gladiator Beast Praegenarii”. You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 Level 5 or higher “Gladiator Beast” monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of “Gladiator Beast Praegenarii” once per turn.
Thank you for reading!