Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Machina Fortress

[Machine/Effect]

ATK/2,500 DEF/1,600

You can discard Machine monster(s) whose total Levels equal 8 or more, then Special Summon this card (from your hand or GY). If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the GY: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Before resolving an opponent’s monster effect that targets this face-up card, look at your opponent’s hand and discard 1 card from their hand.

Machina Fortress is a machine monster with 2,500 ATK and 1,600 ATK. It has a powerful cannon on its shoulder. Machina Fortress has three useful effects. it can special summon itself to the field. This machine monster also removes an opponent’s resource.

First Effect: Special Summon Machina Fortress

Machina Fortress special summons itself when you discard one or more machine monsters, whose levels equal eight or more. The effect is a useful method of playing a powerful monster. Instead of using monsters for tributes, you can hasten the process with the effect. Machina Fortress consistently special summons itself in a deck with only machine monsters

Furthermore, Machina Megaform is a fantastic monster with synergy with Machina Fortress. These cards special summon each other, and they ensure you have a monster on the field. For example, you can discard Machina Megaform to special summon Machina Fortress. Then, you may special summon Machina Megaform when Machina Fortress is sent to the graveyard.

Second Effect:

Machina Fortress destroys one of your opponent’s cards if it is destroyed by battle and sent to the graveyard. You have a great opportunity to destroy an opponent’s monster, contentious spell, or trap. You gain a slight advantage after losing a monster.

However, this effect will not activate if an opponent banishes Machina Fortress after battle. Dark Magician of Chaos does not send monsters to the graveyard by battle. The powerful Dark Magician of Chaos banishes monsters. Machina Fortress will be unable to activate its second effect.

Third Effect:

Machina Fortress reveals the opponent’s hand. and forces the opponent to discard a card when it is targeted by an opponent’s monster effect. You gain nice advantages from this effect. You have knowledge of the cards in the opponent’s hand. Machina Fortress forces the opponent to lose a card.

An opponent cannot avoid losing a card due to one of Machina Fortress’s effects. The second and third effects provide good counters. You will either destroy a card on the field or force an opponent to discard a particular card.

Play these cards with Machina Fortress:
  • Limiter Removal
  • Machina Megaform
  • Machina Soldier
  • Unauthorized Reactivation

Machina Soldier is a fantastic monster with strong synergy with Machina Fortress. Machina Soldier special summons a Machina monster from your hand when you normal summon him. The effect does not have a cost. You may special summon Machina Fortress with this effect!

Card Rating

Overall, Machina Fortress is a machine monster with a good variety of effects. This machine nearly does everything. It special summons itself to the field. it also destroys an opponent’s card, and it forces the opponent to discard a card. Machina Fortress puts its gears into action in every duel.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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