Japanese (kanji and furigana)


Japanese (kanji)



Japanese translated





EARTH monsters are powerful cards focused both on brute strength and rock-solid Defense. EARTH monsters tie with DARK for being among the most numerous and widespread; unless a deck is specifically themed around a particular Attribute, it will almost always have a few EARTH monsters. Decks dedicated to EARTH will often be able to pound an unprepared opponent into the dust; though they rely less heavily upon special effects to win the day, what effects they do have often enhance their combat abilities, such as "Ultimate Tyranno"'s ability to attack every opposing monster in one turn. Dinosaur, Warrior, Rock, Beast, Beast-Warrior, Psychic, and Plant-Types are the most common Earth monsters, though Zombie and Machine are also quite frequent, there are others of many different Types. Earth is usually thought of as the opposite of WIND, though there is no direct advantage other than in certain video games (even if this idea also appears in the effects of some cards like "Desert Twister", "Milus Radiant" or "Bladefly"). In a few other contexts it is also seen as the "neutral" element between DARK and LIGHT, as seen in cards like "Sky Scourge Invicil", "Warrior Dai Grepher" and "Warrior of Zera".

Earth monsters are not greatly supported by other cards, though they have a few. Those include: "Giant Rat", "Milus Radiant", "The Rock Spirit", "Gigantes" and "Warrior Lady of the Wasteland" for Earth Warriors. They also have some, albeit not much, spell and trap support such as "Gaia Power" and "Spiritual Earth Art - Kurogane".

Amazoness cards are all EARTH Warrior-Type monsters (except for Amazoness Tiger), and so can use many of the cards that support Earth types, as well as those designed specifically for Warriors, and specifically for themselves. The "X-Saber", "Cyber Girls", "Iron Chain", "Naturia", "Ancient Gear", "Machina" and "Scrap" Archetypes are also EARTH. Almost all Rock-type monsters are EARTH, as well as many Warrior, Machine, and Dinosaur monsters.