Number 32: Marine Biting Dragon – Strong Xyz Monster

Number 39: Utopia may be the marquee monster in Yugioh Zexal, but it doesn’t deserve to be. Marine Biting Dragon are so much stronger and it is fitting that it is the marquee monster of Yuma’s rival, Shark.

I will be honest, Number 39: Utopia is one of my least favorite Yugioh cards. For one, despite being the marquee monster of the Yugioh Zexal franchise, it is pretty weak. Konami must have realized this because they improved Utopia by creating Number C39: Utopia Ray, but even Utopia Ray is not that amazing. There are so many other Xyz monsters that are better than Utopia. Even if you just look at rank four Xyz monsters, there are loads of monsters superior to Utopia, one of them being Number 32: Marine Biting Dragon. With great stats and an awesome effect, I wonder why Marine Biting Dragon isn’t Zexal’s marquee monster, as it is one of the strongest monsters in the show! Continue reading “Number 32: Marine Biting Dragon – Strong Xyz Monster”

Yugioh Lava Golem Vs. Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction

Lava Golem and Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction both destroy your opponent if they are on your opponent’s side of the field. But, which wreaks more havoc?

I guess the question this post is trying to answer is which card would be worse for your opponent control. Both Lava Golem and Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction (from Yugioh Zexal episode 22), have effects that can devastate the opponent. For this compare and contrast post, we are going to see what card would basically destroy your opponent as a result of their use!

Note: the stats (artwork, effect, etc…) are based on if the monster goes to the opponent’s side of the field.

1. Lava Golem

I remember when Marik played it on Joey’s side of the field during the Battle City tournament in the original Yugioh, I was stunned. Why did Marik just give Joey a monster with 3000 attack points? I found out soon enough: Lava Golem’s effect forced the controller to pay 1000 life points every turn. Since then, there have been several variations of Lava Golem stall decks, where you use a wide array of defensive cards like Negate Attack and/or Magic Cylinder, to block Lava Golem’s attacks. All the while, Lava Golem is destroying your opponent! Of course, it is a double-edged sword for if the opponent has a fast deck, Lava Golem can actually be of use. Still, it is, in most cases, a good infiltration monster.

Artwork: 6/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 7/10, Game Changer: 7/10, Deck Adaptability: 9/10. Overall, Lava Golem gets a 7.7/10 – C+.

2. Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction

Acid Golem is a new card that was introduced in Yugioh Zexal episode 22. It is not really a great monster: during everyone of your standby phases you have to detach one exceed material monster (two)or pay 2000 life points! Crazy right, but that’s not all, if Acid Golem has no exceed material monsters it cannot attack either! It brings disaster if you play it to your side of the field, however, if you use Creature Swap to send it over to your opponent, Acid Golem will bring that disaster over to your opponent!

Artwork: 7/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Game Changer: 8/10, Deck Adaptability: 10/10. Overall, Acid Golem gets an 8.7/10 – B+.

I know what you guys are thinking: how could he possibly have selected Acid Golem as the winner, it is so situational! In normal circumstances, Lava Golem is BY FAR the better monster but the pretense of this compare and contrast post was this: which of these monsters would do more damage if sent to the opponent’s side of the field? Under that pretense, you have to admit, Acid Golem wins.

Numbers Battle: Aspiring Emperor Hope VS. Revise Dragon

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

2. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

2. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.