• Released on friday 07/05/10
  • Illustrator: Madchewi
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Power of Gertjan:

Support: Attack +4

Gertjan’s attack points are increased by 4 points for each character belonging to Gertjan’s clan and who is part of their team. Remember that Gertjan is also taken into account.


Bonus :

Stop Opp. Ability

The opponent’s Ability is cancelled if they have one.

First evolution of the 3 different evolutions of this character :

  • RootsGertjanpicture
    Power3AbilityUnlock ability at
    Damage2BonusStop Opp. Ability
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  • RootsGertjanpicture
    Power5AbilityUnlock ability at
    Damage2BonusStop Opp. Ability
    Allowed in EFC up to EFC Tower
  • RootsGertjanpicture
    Power6AbilitySupport: Attack +4
    Damage4BonusStop Opp. Ability
    Allowed in EFC up to EFC Tower
58 characters
missions icon 25 missions
Bonus Stop Opp. Ability
Hey man, society is just so uncool! It's Babylon here. But, the Roots, right, they got it, they knew things couldn't keep goin' on that way; we have to make it real again. So, you know what the Roots did? They went to Babylon to tell the government that everything wasn't gonna be alright, man. But no one would listen to ‘em and that really messed with their minds!
  • At level 1: min 378 Clintz
  • At level 2: min 442 Clintz
  • At level 3: min 404 Clintz
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49 comments on Gertjan

Friday 30/07/2010, 15:42

This card is one of the most Under rated card in the game
In a mono Roots he can defeat great cards like Mona, Rowdy, Oshitsune, Havok and many more...

Thursday 03/04/2014, 00:26

mono Roots isnt broken at all, why ban the only card which is a support: ability from the Roots?! he isnt even that strong, we might see him as a slightly stronger Elvira, but Elvira gets banned because she has a lot of sinergy with her clan, while Gertjan doesnt because Roots arent very strong in mono, half decks is were they shine with their brilliant 11*/12* strong halfs. I think Gertjan should be unbanned, there is no reason for it to be banned!

Wednesday 21/12/2016, 11:17

He's a very OP card, actually. ELO ban justified.


Let's study what his +16 attack SOA combo means. It means that he outpills El Divino, the 0 pill 30 attack 5*. He destroys Rowdy. Against Rescue, a clan with 6 power almost exclusively, he takes away their ability and beats their bonus.


+8 attack = +2 power, than Gertjan's +16 attack manipulation is equivocated with +4 power. He's essentially a 10/4 SOA and due to his bonus, there's very few cards that can actually counter him.

He's broken. SOA clans are terrifying and while they have a huge surplus of ELO bans it's not surprising. I'm just thankful that Yookie and Rico are still with us.

Friday 07/05/2010, 17:22

Gertjan - 6/4 with Support: +4 Attack (ability) and SoA (bonus)

- Decent 4 damage (6 with fury) that enables 2HKO with Lou or furious Shakra.
- Without any aid, he gets +4 attack, which is nice. With the average 2 other Roots, he gets +8, which can really pill-force. 4 Roots, and +16 attack. Gertjan becomes quite a pill beast.
- Add in the fact that he has SoA, and he can effectively take out many cards (or at least force them to pill a lot).
- His average/weaker power is greatly aided by this. Look at other pill forces like Boohma and Skiner, who only have 4 power (even if they get +4 more attack manipulation).

- When hit by SoA abilities, he is usually weaker than most enemies. Still can beat GHEIST enemies like Arkn or even Bristone though.
- His main flaw, in my opinion, is that his ability is Support: Roots. But Slify, why? Because Roots is barely seen (in my experience) as a mono-clan deck. They are usually strong half-decks. Will Gertjan change this? I doubt it.
- Also, he is up against Rico, Noodile, Yookie and even Nahi Cr for the 3* spots. That is quite a contest

Overall: 7/10 - Gertjan has a lot of pluses, but he is out of step. If you feel like making a mono-Roots deck, Gertjan is your man. But in half-decks, I'd go with Rico or Yookie first

Tuesday 15/11/2011, 18:01

Occupy Clint City!

Saturday 10/03/2012, 00:03

this was the first card i ever bought
It is seriously underrated. In mono-Roots, he PWNS.
No he has a misson so that should be an incentive to buy but really, in mono Roots, he will take down every cardpill for pill until like 5 pillz. Oh yeah SOA is better than the Montana bonus in my opinion. He should at least be 2k but noone uses Roots, especially not monosmiley I feel sorry for you who play Rescue. Elvira?

Monday 03/06/2013, 17:19

This is getting silly, Gertjan might get perma-banned?? smiley

I know the list isn't 'final' but it still baffles me that he's even been considered.

A good common 3 star for the Roots, good for people of all levels, is that enough to get things perma-banned? It's not as if he's op, and he's only good in mono, and that's not gonna happen much in elo thanks to all of the other banned cards... smiley

While we're at it, why not ban Corrina? She's served us perfectly well for years but why not randomly ban her? smiley

Short rant over. You may stop reading.

Friday 21/06/2013, 09:49

It is so funny that Gertjan is banned , since there isnt any Roots card left to build a mono deck smiley

Friday 26/07/2013, 10:31

R.I.P mono Roots, you will be missed.

Friday 24/04/2015, 06:33

Love this guy in mono even more so. For a three star i dont ask for much more. At 4 pillz hes 40 attack! Thats amazing. Also forces pilling. Even one hes at 22 so against 7 power they need to go 4 if they have the wrong bonus. SoA always throws people off as well. Gertjan my tourney life thanks you.

Monday 15/08/2011, 22:27

he is dutch yeuh! (I`m dutch and it`s a combo from 2 dutch names gert and jan)

Friday 25/05/2012, 10:54

The problem with this Gertjan has nothing to do with him...its to do with the stuggle of finding 7 other Roots to make a mono deck to get the most out of him
in standard) not a chance
in elo) too many bans to make a decent deck

Saturday 28/07/2012, 15:48

Damn he is cheapsmiley

Tuesday 11/12/2012, 05:11

Pointless though it may be, I have disagree with the out-dated top comments. Even in the past when Rescue was rampant in ELO, I would still use Gertjan. And nowadays, in a mono-Roots deck, he shows up every hand. I assume it has something to do with the fact he's a common card. Anyways, the only card that pill forces better than Gertjan is Sasha (that's a different story). I agree with stanky_skull and back up the comment that Gertjan is definitely one of the most under-rated cards in this game. Probably why he is currently ELO banned this week as I am writing this. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he became Cr. Go Gertjan! GOOO!!!