Yu-Gi-Oh: Best Gouki Cards
Originally, the Gouki deck was used by the duelist Onizuka Go in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. We list the best cards available in this strange wrestling type.
1! 2! Looks like our challenger has kicked out again, but does he really have a shot against the champion? Originally, the Gouki deck was used by the duelist Onizuka Go in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. One of the rivals to Playmaker, the main character, Goukis are an archetype of Warrior monster that fuses animals with well-known moves within professional wrestling.
Given the popularity of wrestling in Japan, this deck should probably be a bit better than it is, but there’s certainly no shortage of Gouki cards made for the archetype. Scheduled for one fall, this list won’t be over until we’ve looked at all ten of the best cards in Goukis.
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Octostretch has one of the stranger effects, in that it only does half the job. If the player is about to take either battle or effect damage, Octostretch can halve the damage taken by being sent from the hand to the graveyard.
It also has the ability to search another Gouki if sent to the graveyard, something that’s almost a given considering this will be used as Link Summon monsters to get something more useful onto the field as quickly as possible.
Based off one of the more well-known moves, Gouki Suprex appears to be a Tyrannosaurus that just loves suplexing people. It can special summon another Gouki from the hand once it hits the field, and if it’s sent to the graveyard it searches out every other Gouki card in the deck.
It’s even got 1800 ATK, so it can get over most smaller monsters that enable combo plays if for some reason they stop in the middle. It even gets its effect if it’s Linked off, so literally any player would want to see this as often as possible.
8. GOUKI IRON CLAW
One of the newer Gouki cards coming this way early May, Iron Claw’s a level 2 monster that can be sent to the graveyard from the hand to boost a Gouki monster by an extra 500 ATK.
That’s pretty small, but it makes up for it by making that Gouki unaffected by card effects. If for whatever reason the player summons this card and it gets sent to the graveyard, like Suprex has noa problem searching the deck for another Gouki card. This is probably the best bit of support the deck could have hoped for, honestly.
The classic Cyber Dragon effect is given a bit of a boost for the sake of the constant power creep. Most cards level 5 or higher that have a special summon clause tend to only allow it if the player controls no monsters.
But this card actually allows it so long as all the cards on field are Gouki monsters, dropping a 2300 ATK body out of nowhere. Like many of its brethren, if it’s sent to the graveyard from the field the player can add a Gouki card to their hand from their deck.
A quick effect that allows the player to win nearly every battle, Gouki Twistcobra can tribute a Gouki monster and give the attack of the tributed Gouki to a different Gouki on the field.
Tributing this monster would be possible, which would boost up another Gouki on the field by 1600 ATK points, which will beat over most monsters. Then, of course, it allows the player to search out another Gouki monster from their deck once it goes to the graveyard, which should be pretty much a requisite for every Gouki monster.
This card’s legit all the way around. It’s a smaller monster, but it can special summon itself just by sending another Gouki monster from the hand to the graveyard. A pretty frustrating trade, but it also allows any other Gouki monster on field to gain 800 ATK until the end of the turn, putting over most Gouki boss monsters to help them win.
Then if this goes to the grave, the player can add another Gouki card from their deck to the hand. A way to special summon it, and a way to maintain advantage both in the hand and on the field? Not bad.
Prepare to no-sell your opponent’s monster effects. Giant Ogre can’t be destroyed by battle, and it’s completely unaffected by any monster with attack less than or equal to Giant Ogre.
It also comes with an interesting little trick where it can negate cards targeting it or cards this card’s Link Arrows by losing 500 ATK. Each negation makes it more likely a monster could come along and simply run over Giant Ogre. ...But it can also gain 1000 ATK every turn, so that could take some time.
Most of the Gouki support cards aren’t very good. This is why Gouki Re-Match exists to make up for that, as Re-Match special summons two Gouki monsters with different levels from the graveyard.
The only restriction is it can only be played once per turn, and it places both in defense, but these seem distinctively less relevant as far as limitations to the card. Basically, this allows for an immediate Link-2 summon at the very least, but it could be as many as a Link-3 or Link-4 late into the game.
A powerful Link-4 with 2800 ATK, Gouki the Master Ogre can return any number of Gouki the player controls to target face-up cards on the field and negate their effects. It says cards, so Master Ogre can also turn off spells and traps for a bit as well.
But not only is it a mass negation, but it’s also capable of attacking all the monsters on the opponent’s side of the field in a single battle phase. However, the one drawback to this monster is it has to fight the strongest monster on the opponent’s side of the field every turn.
1. GOUKI THE POWERLOAD OGRE
Based on legendary Japanese wrestler, Rikidozan, Gouki the Power Load Ogre is a pretty impressive Link-4 monster. It gains attack equal to the Link Rating of all the other Link monsters on the field times 200, which likely won’t be much considering the player would’ve had to burn resources for this.
What’s really interesting though is Power Load Ogre can tribute other Gouki Link monsters then destroy cards on the field equal to that monster’s link rating. So it benefits if the player does control other Gouki Links in more ways than one.
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