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Gilford the Lightning (Collector Tin Set 4): click to enlarge
Gilford the Lightning (Collector Tin Set 4)

Card text:

If you Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 3 monsters, destroy all monsters on your opponent's side of the field.

  • Number: CT2-EN001
  • Rarity: Secret Rare
  • Card Type: Monster / Effect
  • Monster Type: Warrior
  • Attack Points: 2800
  • Defense Points: 1400
  • Level / Rank: 8
  • Attribute: Light
  • Password: 36354007
Rarity:
SP = Short Print (Common);
SSP = Super Short Print (Common);
Gilford the Lightning (Collector Tin Set 4)
The Warrior of Destruction

written by greatduelist90
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General description:
This card clearly is one of Joey's favourite cards. With it handy effect, it's not a big surprise that its TIN BOX has been the hardest one to find when released in stock after 2-3 days.
Uses:
When this card is Tributed Summoned by sacrificing three monsters, destroy all monster on your opponent's side of the field.

Strategies and game play:
Well, for an 8-starred monster that has 2800 ATK Points, it is worth 2 monsters for a Normal Tribute. A non-special-sac.- Gilford can kill Dark MAgician, non-boosted Perfect Machine King, Red-eyes Darkness Dr. , and suicide with a bunch of destructive monsters like Dark Magican of Chaos, Armed dragon level 7..In addition, that's the effect that ROCKS. You have only two sucky monster in Defense Mode., You opponent has just activated Dimension Fusion and get 5 powerful Chaos Monster, OOps. Your oppenent will say "It *beep*" when you're lucky enough to play Call of the haunted or Premature Burial or Autonomous Action Unit to get one more monster or things like that to sac. for Gilford, that's a straight 2800 Direct Damage (in condition that no obnoxious Traps or Quick Play Spells waiting for you-somestime can be singnaled by you opponent by a evil chuckle.). Assumed you have some Mage Power and 4 handy Set Spells or Traps, in two turns it could be game.

Combos with other cards:
Like I said, getting 3 monsters on the field could be hard. However, A skilful Duelist will know how. Gilford is a Light Monster, which will recieve losts of help from Kaiser SeaHorse since it'd count as two monster. Cyber Jar can also help you get this beatstick out much faster than normal(at least you can have him on your hand if you don't have enough monster.) Another way to summon him is to use those Lovely Spells and/or Traps that give you monster(like Stray Lamps or Embodiment of Apophis). My favorite one is the SHallow Grave, activate two, give your opponent two monsters, and before he can laugh at you, Kill them all by Gilford effect. Nimble Monoga are pretty good, give you some free LPs and Defense, then lie there to wait for this guy. One more thing you need to remember, always give him some support: giant Trunade, Royal Degree, Pole Position, Skill Drain(after you summon this guy) etc. will always be the most reasonable choices.

Ways to counteract it:
There are ways to kill GIlford: Hammer Shot, Fissure, Sakuretsu Armor or even a Luster Dragon+ Winstorm of etaqua. It's also real fun when you EXchange your WAtApon for your opponent's Gilford. (almost impossible though)
Strengths/Pros:
Cool Atack. Cool effect. Quite supported by combo. It's a cartoon charecter's favorite card too.
Weaknesses/Cons:
too low Defense. That's what so sad for Gilford. change him to Defense and take him out easily.
Variations:
In English, only in the Collective Tin Box 2005
Artwork and aesthetics:
Very instersting, its image is so shining. I love it!
Overall rating:
For a good warrior Deck based around him : 8.5/10
For a Chaos Deck: 7.5/10
For a normal Deck with no distinct strategy: 7/10

 

Modified on May 10, 2013 01:42 pm



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wolfangsd
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Subject:    Posted: December 5, 2005 08:23 am Reply with quote Report content icon

nice review, good to include that it gets a lot of support from being both LIGHT and Warrior.
One thing though, I think Joey only used this card once or twice in the cartoon...hardly his favorite, just an equalizer for going up against the god cards in Battle City. Besides, it mentioned in the anime that his favorite cards where Flame Swordsman and Red-Eyes Black Dragon ^_^
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darthvader
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Subject:    Posted: April 7, 2006 05:18 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Hey!
I like Gilford too. He's a tough one to get on the field. However, he is definately worth it. I am perfecting my own Gilford Deck as well. As a matter of fact, I wrote my own review of him. I hope you enjoyed the review I had.
As for deck strategies: I think the easy part about bulding a Gilford Deck is getting the summon monsters out on the field (Getting two or three monsters out in one turn for tributes) is easy with stray lambs + set monster combo. The hard part is drawing Gilford out of the deck fast enough at the right time in order to use the infamous three tribute summon. I am experimenting with cards (Big Eye, Kosaky's studies, etc.) which will allow me to draw my cards faster and cards which will allow me to search my deck. Maybe we can exchange ideas sometime.
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dalekmaster1
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Subject: I have two gilfords. willing to trade one.   Posted: March 19, 2009 12:17 pm Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from darthvader:

Hey!
I like Gilford too. He's a tough one to get on the field. However, he is definately worth it. I am perfecting my own Gilford Deck as well. As a matter of fact, I wrote my own review of him. I hope you enjoyed the review I had.
As for deck strategies: I think the easy part about bulding a Gilford Deck is getting the summon monsters out on the field (Getting two or three monsters out in one turn for tributes) is easy with stray lambs + set monster combo. The hard part is drawing Gilford out of the deck fast enough at the right time in order to use the infamous three tribute summon. I am experimenting with cards (Big Eye, Kosaky's studies, etc.) which will allow me to draw my cards faster and cards which will allow me to search my deck. Maybe we can exchange ideas sometime.
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