Exceed Summon VS. Synchro Summon

After Yugioh 5Ds concludes in episode 154, a new Yugioh series, Zexal, will be released. Just like Yugioh GX revolved around fusion summoning (contact fusion) and Yugioh 5Ds revolved around synchro summoning, Yugioh Zexal will revolve around a new type of summoning known as exceed summon. Once Yugioh Zexal comes out, do you guys think exceed summoning will make synchro summoning obsolete? Let’s compare the two forms of summoning in order to find out.

As you all know, a synchro summon occurs when there is one tuner monster and one or more non-tuner monsters. The player can then remove those monsters and play a synchro monster whose level equals the sum of the levels of the tuner and the non-tuner(s). Then, there is also Accel Synchro summoning, which requires a synchro tuner monster to tune with a regular synchro monster and Delta Synchro summon, which requires two regular synchro monsters and one tuner synchro.

An exceed summon is similar to a synchro summon and a contact fusion in the sense that it requires no spell card to proceed. An exceed summon is performed when there are two monsters with the same level on your side of the field; you can then summon an exceed monster whose Rank (which is the same thing as level) is equivalent to the level of the two Exceed material monsters.

I personally like exceed monsters in comparison to synchro monsters, because every deck can have one. With synchro monsters, you usually have to create a centralized deck in order to bring out tuners, modify levels, etc… in order to synchro summon. In short, I think exceed monsters are merely simpler than synchro monsters. That’s my opinion, but what do you guys think?

After Yugioh 5Ds concludes in episode 154, a new Yugioh series, Zexal, will be released. Just like Yugioh GX revolved around fusion summoning (contact fusion) and Yugioh 5Ds revolved around synchro summoning, Yugioh Zexal will revolve around a new type of summoning known as exceed summon. Once Yugioh Zexal comes out, do you guys think exceed summoning will make synchro summoning obsolete? Let’s compare the two forms of summoning in order to find out.

As you all know, a synchro summon occurs when there is one tuner monster and one or more non-tuner monsters. The player can then remove those monsters and play a synchro monster whose level equals the sum of the levels of the tuner and the non-tuner(s). Then, there is also Accel Synchro summoning, which requires a synchro tuner monster to tune with a regular synchro monster and Delta Synchro summon, which requires two regular synchro monsters and one tuner synchro.

An exceed summon is similar to a synchro summon and a contact fusion in the sense that it requires no spell card to proceed. An exceed summon is performed when there are two monsters with the same level on your side of the field; you can then summon an exceed monster whose Rank (which is the same thing as level) is equivalent to the level of the two Exceed material monsters.

I personally like exceed monsters in comparison to synchro monsters, because every deck can have one. With synchro monsters, you usually have to create a centralized deck in order to bring out tuners, modify levels, etc…  in order to synchro summon. In short, I think exceed monsters are merely simpler than synchro monsters. That’s my opinion, but what do you guys think?

65 thoughts on “Exceed Summon VS. Synchro Summon”

  1. i think synchros still beat it. and yugioh zexal looks like it’s gonna suck (although you never know when it comes out, just have to wait). they made yugioh zexal for way younger audiences and the main character looks like something justin bieber would like 0_0 what happened? i wanted a hot female protagonist!

  2. I prefer Exceed too. Actually, with their own N°, I thing Exceed are more plot related monsters and not going to change the game mechanic like Synchro. You said it: Synchro need their own deck and Exceed are more like… fusions, I guess. And the cards’ black design just kick ass.

  3. Synchros are not done yet. Besides what about the fusions of syncros they haven’t finished that i mean plant,winged beast, fairy and fiend fusions with a dragons and plant syncro fusion summon with a plant, fiend syncro fusion with a fiend, winged beast syncro fusion with a winged beast, fairy syncro fusion with a fairy.other delta accel syncros other than shooting quazar dragon and the monster of Bruno and other double tune other than red nova dragon and accel synchros other than shooting star dragon and technus genus blader blaster. and ofcoarse the manga 5d’s sieries and what about ancient diety like ancient flamevell diety and what about Suzaku likeness for naturia

  4. I think that Exceed, Synchro, and Fusion monsters will all be able to work together. In my opinion, Exceed and sychro monster will work really well in decks like a Human-Wave or Ojama deck as you need low levels for both. I highly doubt that Synchros will be scrapped when Exceeds arrive, based purel on how 5D’s showed off and released a few Fusion monsters, so it’s possible that Synchros will still live on.

  5. Exceed Monsters may be simpler, but I’m not impressed by what I’ve seen so far. The moment Synchro’s had arrived, BAM! Their effects became a centerpieceto almost every deck. However, Exceed monsters may help new players learn more about Synchro Summoning because of their similarities. However, I will always like Synchro’s the best because of how much more symbolic they are. They represent people of all kinds coming together to evolve. Exceed monsters only use 1 type of person(rank).
    1 thing
    2 say
    5D’s
    4 Ever!
    (I wish)

  6. I like the idea of exceed monsters better than synchro monster since you don’t need specific card types. I still think synchros will be part of the game since many of them have amazing game changing effects.

  7. @Stardust

    Haha, good connection to the show! I think Exceed monsters will be easy to summon but lack power in comparison to synchros who will be semi-easy to summon but will still be powerful.

  8. nope. Reversal Quiz first sends all cards from your hand and your side of the field to the graveyard as a cost. You then call the type of card on top of your deck, a monster, spell, trap. if you call it right, your lifepoints are exchanged with your opponents. there are otks involving reversal quiz. However it is very very very risky to play. First the purpose is to damage yourself alot and even let the opponent gain life points. When you play reversal quiz, you must send all cards you control and in your hand to the graveyard. Which is dangerous. it is also very luck based. so if you call it wrong you are screwed. nevertheless it is very fun to play.

  9. @nader

    Yeah I played the Reversal OTK quiz on my cousin… I lost three times out of our four duels, but I only used 15 cards! You’re right it is very fun, but it would be a better back up than having a deck to itself.

  10. and you know? exceeds can be used for syncro summoning i mean most of them are level 2 through 4 good for summons of levle 7 level 6 and level 5 and level 4 if used correctly. you know what we need a way to bring exceeds back and negating some of their self destruct effects. and you also know synchros of level 5 and level 4 and level 3 through level 2 can be used for exceed summons. although tuners and tuner syncros can possibly be used for exceed summons too because they are lavel 8 level 5 and level 2

  11. and then why aren’t there other accel syncros? that is needed more than anything as much as double tune or delta accel syncro

  12. actually no
    i mean Psychic life entrancer and watt chimera and psychic nightmare and karakuri and x sabers and mental over archfiend and gaia knight the force of earth where were they in the sieries and manga?

  13. oh and the promo cards from Duelist genis, duelist revolution and storm of ragnarock

    synchros not in the manga nor the sieries

  14. besides they haven’t tried the buster modes for existing card synchro names i mean

    Hyper psychic blaster and his assault mode weren’t in the mangas or sieries

    Archana magician and his assault mode weren’t either nor Explosive Magician and not Tempest Magician

    Collossal fighter assault mode had his counter part first release in a deck and doom kaiser dragon assault mode was released after cross roads of chaos doom kaiser dragon what about hidden arsenal?

  15. and why haven’t the released any dark revalations cards? unless hidden arsenal is after dark revalations?

  16. why haven’t they released dark revaltions packs i mean? and so far no assault modea of the monster scynchros of hidden arsenal

  17. wow i am just not the least bit inpressed… synchros were a awsome idea to reinvent how we play yugioh, but this is taking it way too far! i mean i get the whole exceed thing but i mean why do it? i think they are taking a good thing and ruining it,(like the saw films ; i stopped watching after saw 3) and after this they wont have any room in the game for any new great ideas… if this keeps going yugioh is going to end up like magic the gathering, if that happens im out.

  18. but you know it would be unfair to have a fire rock exceed if there wasn’t a fire rock synchro

  19. @Theo

    Haha I’m sorry for not answering your questions. In regards to your Fire Rock Exceed question, I do not think there is an exceed called Fire Rock.

  20. You see, the thing with Exceed Summon monsters is that you must have all the same rank-“stars” for us Americans-in order to summon. Some people, noobs mostly, will stack their deck with only level 4 monsters. (or lvl 3, or 2, or whatever.) The point is, a person will only have one kind of rank monster in their deck. A Four-star Ladybug of Doom, for instance, could wipe a field for an OTK in an instant. Also, people could use these cards for devastating combos, such as a lvl 3 exceed monster with Gravity Bind on the field. I believe Exceeds were made to power up the lower level monsters if you will. Any monster becomes dangerous, from a lvl 3 monster with 200 atk, to a 5 star tuner on the field. The symbolic “powering up” of these weakling monsters may be reflected in the show. The protagonist appears to be a small boy, but i would het that he becomes older when Aster (the spirit) is around. Overall, Exceed summoning could change the face of the game, and from this point, it does not look like it was for the better. I think they need to refine their search more and make overpowered monsters more difficult to summon. If this speed summoning continues, we may eventually be left right back where the game started- who drew the better card first.

  21. @DuelistVengeance

    I like your argument but I don’t think Konami is that naive. I am sure they will release cards that revolve around taking down Exceed Monsters. I am sure there will be a character who will have a deck like that in the show.

  22. what i’m saying is different attributes of existing types like fire attribute rock and water attribute psychic synchros or fire attribute spellcastor synchros. i mean Lavaball ignis is fire rock exceed? what about a synchro? ancient lavaball deity

  23. I enjoy syncros because they have good effects because and excceed card called aspiring Emporer of hope sucks. I made a proxy of the card and tested it out at my school most of the people say syncros are better. I think so too. Syncros Forever!!!

  24. There’s a reason why Synchro monsters had decks built around them. Because they won duels. Plain and simple. You state that fact as though its a bad thing, but if you think about it, a lot of tournament winning decks are built around a centralized card or two. Why? Because thats how you WIN. Lightsworn, Dark Armed Dragon, Gladiator Beasts… All decks from the past that were based around a centralized card.

    I look at Exceed as a kind of thing that all decks can have. Personally, there will never be a single deck based around exceeds. They’ll be support cards, nothing more. They’ll be something you throw a couple of one ofs into your extra deck to use in conjunction with your synchros. Synchros are still king, and shall always be kind.

  25. @Ghost

    No I agree with you, but the only reason I like Exceed’s is that for someone who is playing Yugioh for the first time or is coming back to the game, getting Exceeds would be a better option because you can have any of them in your deck.

  26. Anyone noticed that exceeds get around cards like gravity bind and level limit – area B? I find that very interesting, since they have ranks.

  27. What would happen if you tuned an exceed monster with regular monster for a synch? Since they use “Rank”s, and have no actual level, would that just count as another material or would the rank bring the tuning levels down? What would happen to the overlay units for the Exceed monster if it is in fact used for a synch?Will there be any synching on ZeXal?

  28. Maybe Exceeds will get better, but so far, all their effects suck compared to Synchros. Synchros can take down Exceeds without even trying. As someone above suggested, Exceeds are mainly to power-up weaker decks. That is, decks that need defense. Since you can only beat a Numbers card with another Numbers, most decks that will use it will rely on defense like in combination with gravity bind, which doesn’t effect Exceeds regardless of the rank. I mean, that Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, can be destroyed by a simple Fissure. It’s nothing compared to Stardust Dragon.

  29. @Quick Strike

    Well, in that regard, most synchros can also be destroyed by a Fissure: Brionac, Goyo, Colossal Fighter, etc… But I do agree you in the sense that synchros are superior. Exceeds are easier to bring out and like you said, are really good for making weak decks better.

    Fyi – You said you can only beat a numbers monster with another numbers monster, just wanted to let you know that is only in the anime.

  30. Its funny that every one loves
    syncros only because I use a deck
    centered around the mechlord emporer
    cards and other then the disign of
    them the xyz monsters are borderline
    worthless

  31. @kevin

    I don’t think they are worthless, but XYZs are definitely no where close to being as strong as synchros, and I think they never will be. Throwing in a few XYZs in your deck won’t hurt though.

  32. I may be quite late on this (since I found the blog a few days ago)

    but exceed monsters don’t suck and aren’t made to strengthen weaker decks. Honestly, they are quite powerful depending on the deck they are used in.

    LikeThey create a loop in the Wind-up deck causing the opponent to lose their entire hand with wind-up carrier zen maighty.
    OrLike the inzektor otk move using 2 number 17’s and one number 30 all in one turn

    The only thing that sucks is that their effect runs out after a couple of uses.

    Synchro are generally better but require tuners and non tuners whilst being able to reuse their effects.

  33. @Areohawk

    Yeah, looking back on this post, I was pretty naive to say that. But in my defense, the only Xyz monster that Konami had released was Leviathan Dragon, which is pretty bad to say the least.

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