Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight

[Warrior/Effect]

ATK/2,300 DEF/2,100

If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). Once per turn, if a monster(s) with ATK higher than this card is Special Summoned to your opponent’s field (except during the Damage Step): You can make this card gain 700 ATK until the end of this turn.

Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight is one of Gaia the Fierce Knight’s forms with effects. Gaia the Fierce Knight is a classic card from the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Konami has evolved the famous monster over the years. Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight with two effects is a more effective card than the original Gaia the Fierce Knight.

First Effect:

Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight special summons himself from your hand to the field when your opponent has a monster and you do not have a monster. The effect to special summon oneself is a strong effect. It saves resources because you do not need to tribute monsters, and it also sets up other types of summons.

In addition, this effect does not have a cost. You can gain a monster with a good ATK for free. It is an effective play for your first or second turn of the game.

Second Effect:

Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight gains 700 ATK once per turn when an opponent special summons a monster with a higher ATK than this card. This effect is an defensive ability. The increase in ATK can protect Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight against some monsters in battle.

However, the increase in power only lasts until the end of the turn. Lord Gaia The Fierce Knight’s ATK returns to 2,300. You lose any advantage on offense after the opponent ends his or her turn. You must find an alternative tactic to defeat the opponent’s stronger monster.

Special Summon:

You can special summon Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight with other cards. He may be in your deck or graveyard. These cards provide access to him with their effects.

For example, Black Luster Soldier – Super Soldier special summons Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight from your hand, deck, or graveyard. Black Luster Soldier – Super Soldier activates this effect when an opponent destroys him. You replace one warrior with another warrior. Your field has a monster to protect your life points and provide a resource.

Play these cards with Lord Gaia The Fierce Knight!
  • Black Luster Soldier – Super Soldier

Anime Appearance:

Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight makes an appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Yugi Moto plays this warrior in his duel against Aigami. Yugi Moto special summons this monster on the field. Then, Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight destroys Aigami’s Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor in battle!

Card Rating:

Overall, Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight is a decent upgrade from the original Gaia the Fierce Knight. This card’s value shines goodness in its first first effect. You are able to special summon this warrior without a cost. I recommend playing Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight with Black Luster Soldier and Gaia the Fierce Knight.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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