2011 Starter Deck - Dawn of the Xyz

2011 Starter Deck - Dawn of the XyzThere's a new Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series on the horizon, and with it comes an all new kind of monster! These revolutionary monsters will make their spectacular North American debut in the 2011 Starter Deck.

The 2011 Starter Deck serves two roles. It's designed to teach new players the ins & outs of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. It's also to teach current players about this brand new category of monsters. And it's the first place for Duelists to get their hands on these hot new monsters.

The first booster set with the new monsters will be releasing in August 2011. But Duelists who want to be ahead of the game will get a leap forward by picking up their new monsters in this Starter Deck!

Each Starter Deck Contains: 40 Common Cards, 1 Ultra Rare Card, 2 Super Rare Cards, 1 Beginner's Guide, 1 Game Mat

Release: 12th July 2011

YS11-EN001 Spirit of the Harp
YS11-EN002 Luster Dragon #2
YS11-EN003 Dark Blade
YS11-EN004 Gene-Warped Warwolf

YS11-EN005 Zubaba Knight
EARTH/Warrior - Effect/3/1600/900
If this card attacks a face-up Defense Position monster: Destroy that monster at the start of the Damage Step (without damage calculation).
YS11-EN005 Zubaba Knight

YS11-EN006 Ganbara Knight
LIGHT/Warrior - Effect/4/0/1800
When this face-up Attack Position card is targeted for an attack: You can change it to Defense Position.
YS11-EN006 Ganbara Knight

YS11-EN007 Feedback Warrior
EARTH/Warrior - Effect/3/800/700
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster you control; it becomes Level 3.
YS11-EN007 Feedback Warrior

YS11-EN008 Speed Bird
WIND/Winged Beast - Effect/4/1200/1000
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 2 Level 2 monsters in your Graveyard; Special Summon them, but their effects are negated.
YS11-EN008 Speed Bird

YS11-EN009 Key Man the Key Warrior
EARTH/Warrior - Effect/2/1000/500
Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can make this card Level 3 until the End Phase.
YS11-EN009 Key Man the Key Warrior

YS11-EN010 Tenshin
LIGHT/Fairy - Effect/2/800/100
This card gain 400 ATK for each face-up Level 2 monster you control.
YS11-EN010 Tenshin

YS11-EN011 Shine Knight
LIGHT/Warrior - Effect/3/400/1900
This card is Level 4 while in face-up Defense Position.
YS11-EN011 Shine Knight

YS11-EN012 Giant Rat
YS11-EN013 Shining Angel
YS11-EN014 Blade Knight
YS11-EN015 Marauding Captain
YS11-EN016 Majestic Mech - Senku
YS11-EN017 Vengeful Shinobi
YS11-EN018 Field-Commander Rahz
YS11-EN019 Trident Warrior
YS11-EN020 Warrior Lady of the Wasteland

YS11-EN021 Blustering Winds
Normal Spell Card
Target 1 face-up monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK and DEF until your next Standby Phase.
YS11-EN021 Blustering Winds

YS11-EN022 Harmonic Waves
Normal Spell Card
Target 1 face-up monster on the field, it becomes Level 4 until the End Phase.
YS11-EN022 Harmonic Waves

YS11-EN023 Xyz Energy
Normal Spell Card
Banish 1 Xyz Material you control to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; desroy that target.
YS11-EN023 Xyz Energy

YS11-EN024 Mystical Space Typhoon
YS11-EN025 Fissure
YS11-EN026 Swords of Revealing Light
YS11-EN027 The Warrior Returning Alive
YS11-EN028 Banner of Courage
YS11-EN029 Poison of the Old Man
YS11-EN030 Lucky Iron Axe

YS11-EN031 Reinforced Space
Normal Trap Card
Each face-up Xyz Monster you control gains 300 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it, until the End Phase.
YS11-EN031 Reinforced Space

YS11-EN032 Xyz Effect
Normal Trap Card
When you Xyz Summon a monster: You can target one card on the field; destroy it.
YS11-EN032 Xyz Effect

YS11-EN033 Dust Tornado
YS11-EN034 Trap Hole
YS11-EN035 Seven Tools of the Bandit

YS11-EN036 Mirror Force
Normal Trap Card
When an opponent's monster declares an attack: Destroy all Attack Position monsters your opponent controls.

YS11-EN037 Raigeki Break
YS11-EN038 Shield Spear
YS11-EN039 Limit Reverse

YS11-EN040 Reinforce Truth
Normal Trap Card
Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower Warrior-Type monster from your Deck. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase the turn your activate this card.

YS11-EN041 Number 39: Utopia
LIGHT/Warrior - Xyz - Effect/Rank 4/2500/2000
2 Level 4 monsters
When any player's monster declare an attack: you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the attack. When this card is targeted for an attack, while it has no Xyz Materials: Destroy this card.
Ultra Rare
YS11-EN041 Number 39: Utopia

YS11-EN042 Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
EARTH/Rock - Xyz - Effect/Rank 2/500/1800
2 Level 2 monsters
If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. Face-up monsters you control gain 200 ATK and DEF for each Xyz Material attacked to this card.
YS11-EN042 Gachi Gachi Gantetsu

YS11-EN043 Grenosaurus
FIRE/Dinosaur - Xyz - Effect/Rank 3/2000/1900
2 Level 3 monsters
When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard. You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.
YS11-EN043 Grenosaurus
Zardis - 11. Feb, 20:34

Is there a decklist of this one?

I recall seeing it on Manjyomethunder but I don't remember seeing a decklist...

Black_Wing_Ascendant - 11. Feb, 21:58

Once again @Zardis

As far as I kno they still haven't posted the list for this yet on the ocg page. I kno it deals w/ Yugioh Zeal nd it's excess summon bull-ish. I think once the excess monsters come out i'm gonna stop playin for awhile. Disappointed that they r taken synchros away. I'm not to fond of the excess summon crap honestly. I mean who wants to play a lvl 6 dookie brown card that doesn't send monsters used in its summon to the grave, but r instead used for it's effects? Like wtf??? Alls they r, r synchro/ritual monsters w/o the ritual spell.

Little Chimera - 11. Feb, 22:26

???

Who says they'll totally get rid of Synchro summoning?
Zardis - 12. Feb, 00:58

Yeah :/

But the Synchro monsters won't die completely. I suppose they will release a couple every set. But yeah, they will definitely base their releases on what's new, meaning: Zexal (Exceed)
AwesomeJohn22 - 14. Feb, 18:47

really?

Do you really think that Konami would stop producing monsters that are the backbones of most decks and replace them with monsters that are likely not to fit with any Synchro archetypes? Why would they do that? It would bring the game to a grinding halt and kill their sales. Just like Fusion monster remained, so will Synchros, except that Synchros will be released more often than Fusions have been recently, because Synchros are actually used.

Also, have you read the effect of Revise Dragon? It's effect can send the "Overlay Units" to the Graveyard pretty easily for an added effect, so yes, the monsters used in the summoning do go to the Graveyard, at least in this case. Other Exceed monsters will probably have similar effects.
Darkwarrior - 12. Feb, 07:40

Tbh I wasn't acspecting this to be coming out so early I thought maybe august/September round about the same time the genarations force will come out.

ScarRedNova - 12. Feb, 08:00

Maybe too optimistic

Maybe this isn't the Zexal Excess monsters that are coming out you never know I mean it could be something else. I know I'm sounding a little positive but I am just hoping because imo Excess = LAMEEEEEE

Z-Saber - 12. Feb, 13:01

WTF!!

Honestly, you guys are all stupid. Excess monsters will add some much needed variety to Yugioh.

Black masked emporor - 12. Feb, 18:51

i agree atm everyone is running synchro monsters with like a 1 in 20 exception and the synchros used are practically identicle these will add a different avenue for people to use instead dont knock it till you try it after all 90% of people didnt want to use synchros when they came out.
juan47hell - 12. Feb, 21:25

exced again!!...

im not very veryy hapy with the excedd monster. but i hate the yu gi oh anime series. in personal opinion i hate the idea of the excedd monsters but is irelevant is how the release of the syncro monster every hate that summon only we have to waint to see the potential of this monsters

AwesomeJohn22 - 14. Feb, 18:38

UGH!!!

Why is everyone so down on Exceed monsters? This is the same Sh*t that was going around after Synchros were announced, and look at where they are now! Just wait and give Exceeds a chance.

AwesomeJohn22 - 14. Feb, 18:41

@ Black masked emporor

Couldn't agree more. And while we're on the topic of variety, am I the only one who wishes the game would dial back on the archetypes? Deck building was so much more fun when you had to find ways for mostly unrelated cards to work together. Its too easy now. Just dump every monster with a similar name into a pile and call it a deck.
Craz3Eddie - 22. Jun, 04:52

Old School FTW

Honestly I am currently building a deck that is ALMOST similar to my old school deck from back when I was 15 and in high school. Mind you I am 24 now.

That is a long time ago. I am using some of the old school cards I used to use while building a strategy and winning concept so it can actually work. It is hard but fun while I am using random cards that even though have almost no synergy still relate to each other by beatdown and pure destruction. My focus relies on how my old deck used to be. So sure it may look like a pile of random crap when finished but that is what the old decks were like. My Red Eyes B Dragon deck is mostly dragons with the help of REDMD. My Jurrac/dino deck is pure Solidarity beatdown, and my Guardian Deck uses Power Tool Dragon to speed up and reuse equips (it actually works).

So I love and miss the old school days and wish we can go back to before Synchros or XYZ ever dominated the game (trust me XYZ will dominate). It was more fun, challenging, and deck building was actually fun.
Black_Wing_Ascendant - 16. Feb, 03:58

Personally I think...

Ur all retarded, atleast the ones who say give exceed summons a chance *in a whiney childs voice*. Exceed monsters suk from wat i've seen thus far. Look them up! Revise Dragon nd Aero Shark r the only available ones so far. Revise Dragon blows dogs for quarters nd Aero Shark doesn't even have an effect yet! I have never hated on synchros nd i'm the one who broke Dark Strike Fighter! If it weren't for me seeing nd utilizing that card the way I did people wuld still be stickin there thumbs up they butts askin wat it's gud w/!? Anyhow unless they make some ridiculous Goyo type styled exceed monster, who breaks the game horridly, I don't see them seeing play, nope, not at all. I summon Revise Dragon w/ 2 dandylions then w/ my now over lay units I activate Revise Dragons effect to have him gain 1000atk, wtf??? Shitty cards r shitty cards! Opps or did my Revise Dragon just get bottomlessed??? Now if they open the damn extra deck bak up so hmm say we can 20 in the extra, then u'll see diversity. We had a no limit extra deck 3 years ago, then bang synchros said naw u can only have 15! Fuk happened to all the E-Hero fusions people collected playsets of? My point exactly, there was ur diversity. Now i'm done my rant, flame on trolls!!!

AwesomeJohn22 - 16. Feb, 06:09

if i'm not mistaken...

what we did was intelligent debating. what you just did was trolling. but i'm probably wrong. after all you are so much smarter than all of us *in a sarcastic voice*.

after all, what was the first synchro? junk warrior? what was his effect again? oh yeah, he has an effect that powers him up! but that must be different somehow...

you don't know what the support will be. you don't know what the archetypes will be. you don't know how the rules will evolve to accommodate the new mechanic. all we are asking is that you stop whining at least until after you do.
Black_Wing_Ascendant - 16. Feb, 21:28

Clearly ur an idiot...

I'm not into this bloggin argueing bullshyt so let me make this perfectly clear for u there awesomejohn. 1st of all I was the second post on this whole blog so umm go somewhere w/ that trollin bullshyt. 2ndly if u think bak, if u have the brain compacity our 1st 4 synchros were as follows; Junk Warrior, Colossal Fighter, Gaia Knight nd Parsath. Parsath being the sneak promo so hold up, now we go into the Duelist Genesis, correct? Ok so lets retract that nd just say starter deck 2009 I believe, if i'm not mistaken? Colossal fighter nd Gaia knight have both seen tournament lvl play, junk warrior is just now seeing tourney play (excluding Calculater otk b/c it never went anywheres) b/c of doppelwarrior nd junk synchron. So get ur mind right nd think clearly before u come at some1 who knows the game in nd out? K? Gud job on showin ur intellegence lvl there buddy, gud job.... syke....
Black_Wing_Ascendant - 16. Feb, 23:52

Opps my error

It was starter deck 2008. Now rant on i'm done w/ this bullshyt...
Forrenz - 25. Feb, 20:37

Owwww... :(

My brain's in pain after trying to read both of those posts...
AwesomeJohn22 - 17. Feb, 04:17

you're an ass

i'm trying to have a conversation, and all you can do is throw insults around. i NEVER ONCE insulted you until you insulted others first. THAT is why YOU are a troll. and yes, junk warrior was the first synchro monster revealed, even if it was one of many released at the same time, just as revise dragon was the first exceed monster REVEALED (not released, REVEALED). my point is valid. before you insult someone's post, maybe you should read it.

also, you are the one who started this argument, so don't claim not to have wanted to argue. i'm not an idiot. i can read, and i know the intention behind what i wrote myself.

AwesomeJohn22 - 17. Feb, 04:18

and while we're talking about intelligence level, buddy...

learn to spell, especially before you go calling other people stupid.
Black_Wing_Ascendant - 17. Feb, 05:48

I'm not an idiot, I can read!

That was awesome u shuld make it a banner! U got me in stitches right now. I am laughing so hard. My spellin is awesome to! Congratz.
AwesomeJohn22 - 17. Feb, 19:51

see this is what i mean.

this, what you just did here, instead of responding intelligently to my rebuttal, is what is called trolling. and yet you still cannot see that you are the troll of this topic. you are hopeless.

goodbye, troll, i will feed you no more.

Black_Wing_Ascendant - 18. Feb, 02:16

Iite, Iite i'll stop...

Ctfu it was fun while it lasted. Billy goats gruff style! Lmao anyhow they've released a few more Exceeds nd there still not gud. Only decent ones r the ultra in the starter deck nd the dinosaur exceed in the starter, other then that the only real cool part is that they have the black border. To bad they wasted it on them instead of the Dark synchros...
AwesomeJohn22 - 18. Feb, 04:01

i'm gonna agree (kinda)

they just aren't blowing me away yet. i still have hopes for them, but they need to add more variety and usability to them before they become viable as any kind of replacement for the synchros that i use now. i like the dinosaur, the rock and the starter deck ultra well enough, but well enough just is not enough.

hopefully they will release something that will change that.

Black_Wing_Ascendant - 18. Feb, 19:18

Kinda Disappointed....

Alls they r really r low level limited use synchros. Its cool that 2 4stars nets u a 4 star beatstick namely Aspiring Emperor Hope, but in all actuality he's just a lvl 4 Stardust that it's ability being a limited 2 shot deal. W/ that said I think we kno wats goin to happen now. Synchros r slowly gonna see the ban hammer from here on out. Look at the ban list thats comin? Goyo Guardian is banned next format, which in my opnion is just dumb. Sorry but I play blackwings nd hardly ever pull Goyo out anymore obviously being i'd prefer to pull Armed Wing instead. Idk but wat they have thus far for support sux as well for these Exceed monsters. Changing lvl to rank w/ them was also kinda corny as well. Hmmm well Konami u managed to do another bang up job on the game! Jerks :(
FRANKofTHEnordic - 18. Feb, 19:33

one thing that might happen

if u think about it the way it might happen is like scynros the higher the lvl the better. but since you need any 2 monsters with the same lvl in the future we can get a rank 8 that tanks to lvl 8 monsters to summon. which may seem like a bad ideal to do to give 2 monsters for 1 but the harder the monster to summon th better it is(sometimes). all im saying is just give it time and see i dont think all we are going to get is rank 4 or lowwer.

AwesomeJohn22 - 19. Feb, 06:45

i though of this also

hopefully you are right, because if these monsters are they best we are getting, i just don't see them catching on. there is also the question of whether ranks count as levels for cards like gravity bind/level limit area b, and if not, how will this affect the game?

also, looking at a rank 4 exceed, and considering how much stronger it is than a typical level 4 monster, how insanely, disproportionately strong will a rank 6, 7, or 8 Exceed be?
FRANKofTHEnordic - 19. Feb, 11:57

one more thing

they might make exceeds that take (for example) 3x 4 lvl monsters instead of just 2. and on the rank and how lvl limit b works idk but if it doesnt eefect it cause it has no lvl but a rank an du see deck build round cards that would stop your opponents mosnters from attacking but not your, could work. Ok just one more thin gdid anyone see the mainspring monsters in this pack( if not its on the OCG site) they r good and work well together and from the 2 we know and swarm on turn 2 most likely. lol ok night all.

Black_Wing_Ascendant - 19. Feb, 14:16

Curious....

Hmm thats an odd idea don't u think? 3 lvl 3's gets u a lvl 9 exceed. It wouldn't be all that hard to pull off just a more lvl specific Mist Wurm. The idea of the higher the exceed the better they become just might be true but as stated w/ the new exceed rules they will still have a limited use or for that matter a severe drawbak. The effect maybe powerful but it'll still come along w/ a sting. I think personaly Konami's intentions isn't goin to make any tru high lvl exceeds for the simple fact that if a lvl 8 exceed culd very well mean 2 lvl 8's as exceed materials, it culd kill the idea of these exceed summons. Now 4 lvl 2's to make a lvl 8 exceed tho sounds outlandish nd a bit tough is do-able in a sense. I guess we culd see the return on vanilla beatdown decks being Ultimate Offering goin bak to 3 next format, also namely heart of the underdog nd exodia otks will pop up like wildfire w/ mystic piper. Hmmm curious tho as to how tokens will play out w/ this as well? Being that the exceed material is removed from play, will they change certain ones so that they r sent to the grave instead as a condition of the effect? Honestly glad Six Sams see the banhammer next format w/ Gateway to one b/c these exceeds culd really break them. I couln't imagine poppin ur entire field using the 2 sam loop then special summoning the shyt out of Kizans nd having a field full of Shi'en's nd Aspiring Emperor Hopes! I'd just say GG.... :(
AwesomeJohn22 - 19. Feb, 16:15

according to various sources

when an exceed material is "removed" to activate an effect of an exceed monster, it is just removed from under the exceed monster and then goes to the graveyard, like a tribute almost, unless the effect cost actually says remove from play. if this is true, tokens should work fine for exceed material.

i actually hope to see exodia make a comeback. i love to see me a good exodia deck.
Forrenz - 25. Feb, 20:47

My guess on 3+ Exceed Materials

They may just have those monsters keep the same Rank, just to keep the mechanic(s) clear, but they could do it in the mathematical way they have it set up now, which is that the Rank of the Exceed monster is technically half of the combined Levels of the Material Monsters. So, an Exceed Monster that needs 3x LV4 Monsters as Materials could technically be a Rank 6 Exceed Monster (3x4=12; 12/2=6).
But then they could say the Rank is determined by the combined LVs of the Materials divided by the number of Materials, which means the Exceed monster would have the same Rank as the LVs of the Materials, and all that thinking and reading what I've written has been redundant and a waste of time for all involved.
...
Yay for math!

Also, @Awesomejohn: I'm certain that Tokens won't work (well, if at all) as Exceed Materials, based mostly on the fact that Tokens likely can't be placed under the Exceed Monster, just as with other cards and how they can't be utilized with cards that affect Fusion, Ritual, and Synchro Material Monsters or Tributes ("De-fusion", "Ascending Soul", etc.). Since they aren't physical cards, they would likey just disappear from the field if used as Exceed Materials, as they would with the other Summoning methods I listed, and in many situations (so far), the resulting Exceed Monster would be fairly weakened due to having no Materials underneath itself (i.e. "NO.39 Aspiring Emperor Hope", with no Exceed Materials, is automaticaly destroyed if selected as an attack target).
It could then be argued that because they can't be placed under an Exceed Monster's card that Tokens couldn't be used in the first place.
I'm not trying to argue against you here; I'm saying the likelihood as I see it is very unlikely, until Konami states otherwise.
:)
FRANKofTHEnordic - 19. Feb, 21:13

my bad

what i should have said was the generation force pack the next one for the jap's. just so people know. but i do have to say that the cover card is not that good not bad but you know. and you would hope that if the cover was a exceed then is would be really good so it would get the hype u, but again we only know like 8 cards, so only the future will tell the story.

Fob4eva - 27. Apr, 09:47

No PRIORITY

The game is going to change soon.

Lentra - 27. Apr, 23:35

Turn priority still exists, even after the rule change. The only thing altered was disallowing Ignition Effects (which are Spell Speed 1) from the Summon Response Window. It's a logical change and should have been in effect for a long while. Otherwise, turn priority is completely unchanged.
ShiroRyu - 19. May, 00:04

Interesting how Aspiring Emperor Hope became Utopia. I don't really feel Utopia is fitting for a monster's name, but myeh. It could have been worse.

Also, before we get a thousand people saying "WHY NO EXCEED", let me explain. The Japanese was never "Exceed" - it was "Ekushīzu". Pronounce Xyz as "Ex-ee-z" and you see how it works.


Additional: I thought this was announced for the end of May? Did it change, or am I getting things mixed up?

shriek - 19. May, 08:43

yes, the date changed some time ago.
guynamedjoe - 19. May, 01:41

Lol

What is this, XYZ-Dragon Cannon?

kazisaki - 19. May, 03:10

Name killing

Aspiring emporer hope was fine or the could call it emporer hope
but utopia? how'd they get that one... heres to HOPEing the rest of them dont get shitty names like red-lizard for gurensaurus
also the new boxart and logo looks like crap

Fob4eva - 19. May, 06:26

No. 17 Revise Dragon is changed to No. 17 Leviath Dragon
ShiroRyu - 19. May, 09:44

Well, as I said in the tin thread, Revise - Leviath makes complete sense. Hope to Utopia on the other hand, well, I'm not going to argue over it, but I preferred Hope. Gurensaurus will likely be Crimsonsaurus or something.

Also, is it possible the new logo is partly a result of the falling out with 4kids? I personally quite like the new logo, though. At least, short of the "Shonen Jump" bit tacked on the top.
slypher2005 - 19. May, 04:54

aggggg, just as put up my ygo news vid about 6hrs ago they put out this info about the stater deck kinda piss off.

srgntbooyaw - 19. May, 07:13

Tokens?

I'm pretty sure you can use tokens as exceed materials, considering the main protagonist of Zexal (Yuma) uses two tokens to summon Hope.
Although, if they don't it wouldn't be the first time they changed the rules from anime to real life.

ShiroRyu - 19. May, 09:27

You can't use tokens, since you cant overlay tokens (overlays arent on the field). In the anime, Chuubone didnt summon tokens, it summoned actual monsters instead. So it's a case of a monster's effect changing rather than a game mechanic changing.

Imagine how broke some cards would be if it did allow Tokens though. Phantom Skyblaster, for example.

There's a wiki article explaining the rules (search for Exceed Summon), and a topic on Pojo somewhere too.
Fob4eva - 19. May, 12:02

Since March...

It's been said since then that tokens were unable to be used as exceed materials. It's true that if tokens can be used, it will be busted. Value of scapegoat would raise!
HalfDemonInuyasha - 25. May, 04:02

reply

Not exactly.

If Tokens weren't ruled unable to be used as Exceed Material Monsters, then only certain Token-producing cards would rise like, as said, Phantom Gunner because it easily produces Level 4 Tokens alongside itself being Level 4. Just Normal or Flip Summoning it by itself would've enabled you to Exceed Summon a Rank 4 Exceed as 1 Gunner Token is all you'd need.

Remember that, so far, all the Levels of the Exceed Material Monsters match the Rank of the Exceed Monster they're being used for (the only one to be slightly different now is Thunder-End Dragon by the 2 Level 8s needing to be Normal Monsters) so, right now, unless they make a bunch more Rank 1 Exceed Monsters (with better effects), then Scapegoat would've pretty much remained as it is.
SynjoDeonecros - 19. May, 13:11

I find it odd that, despite the subtitle, they're doing their damndest to avoid saying what the new monsters' classification is, like they either don't know it, yet, or they are being barred from saying it.

srgntbooyaw - 19. May, 13:57

I'm still excited for them regardless of token useage. I don't use tokens anyway. I hated synchros when they came out, and even today I only use 6 two of those being stardust dragon, and my deck only has one tuner. But exceed summoning is so easy, they can be put into literally any deck and be summoned very quickly. Any deck that swarms the field could get out two or even 3 exceeds in one turn.
That's without adding any new cards to the deck. Now wether or not the cards would go with the flow of the deck is a different story.

Infernity Zero - 19. May, 23:45

Anyone else worried...

that 'Exceed' will be changed to 'Xyz'?!

lightsworn91 - 20. May, 02:10

I'll still refer to them as exceed monsters even if they change the name. Though I think if they leave it as xyz, it will look weird on the card text. Example: No.17 Revise Dragon, Dragon/xyz/effect. Also I don't like how Aspiring Emperor Hope's name was changed to utopia. They could have just called him Emperor Hope or somehting else.
Fob4eva - 20. May, 12:10

Look what happened to Psycho Shocker, it came out to be what america calls it JINZO.
dixen - 20. May, 17:43

they did it again no.39 aspiring king hope(or what ever) was changed to no. 39 utopia....wtf
TheDarkAngelRocket - 20. May, 23:01

Xyz Material Monster Rulings

Tokens do not work for Xyz monsters, but Trap Monsters can be used.

Xyz Material Monsters are not counted as being on the field so when they are sent to the Graveyard, certain effect(s) that activate "while the monster is sent to the Graveyard" will not activate.

For example, Sangan's effect will not activate because it requires the card to be sent from the field to the Graveyard. However, Dandylion's effect will trigger because the Fluff Tokens can still be summoned when Dandylion is just sent to the Graveyard, period.

Furthermore, if cards that were revived from the Graveyard are used as Xyz Material Monsters and are sent to the Graveyard, they are NOT REMOVED FROM PLAY by their own effects. Remember both Plaguespreader Zombie and Quillbolt Hedgehog have: "This card is removed from play when it is removed from the field." Xyz Material Monsters were never treated as on the field to begin with. This makes these monsters very useful in Xyz Decks.

Also remember that Xyz Material Monsters are not sent to the Graveyard if the Xyz Monster is flipped face-down. Xyz Material Monsters are stacked under the Xyz Monster if they were used for the Xyz Summon.

Last, but not least, cards such as Macro Cosmos and Banisher of the Radiance that RFP card(s) that are sent ot the Graveyard will still remove the Xyz Material Monster(s). However, Dimension Fissure and other cards that remove from play monster(s) that were sent from the field to the Graveyard will not remove the Xyz Material Monsters. The Xyz Monster may be removed from play by cards such as Bottomless Trap Hole or Dimensional Prison, but the Xyz Material(s) will still be sent to the Graveyard.

Again, Xyz Monsters are very risky to use. Most of them are very low in ATK and DEF, and have very limited effect(s) as opposed to Synchros or even Ritual Monsters.

So far it seems that the fastest way to go at it is through a Continuous Trap Deck filled with Trap Monsters and copies of Imperial Manner. But even so, Trap Monsters are very limited in nature, and most of them are Level 4. However, you can activate and summon them as many times as possible as the number of available unfilled Monster Card Zone(s) on your side of the field. Trap Monsters are so far the easiest way to summon out Number 39 Utopia and many of the Level 4 Exceeds such as Vylon Disigma.

ShiroRyu - 20. May, 23:27

Ultimate Offering + Gadgets are very good for Xyz too. ;) There'll be other decks that will spring up to abuse these as well, much like how Tele-DAD sprung up when TDGS was released (granted we already had DAD-return, but DARK decks were among the best to abuse Synchros on their release is my point here).

Certain Xyz do have very good effects to make up for their low stats. Steelswarm Roach, for example, can remove an Xyz Material to negate the Special Summon of a Level 5 or higher monster and destroy it, making it a pseudo-Thunder King who can negate 2 summons without leaving the field (although he lacks the search-negation).
Empty Space Sea Serpent Levaiel on the other hand can remove an Xyz Material to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower RFP monster (either yours or your opponent's) to your side of the field, making it pretty good for things like Heroes, Fabled, neo-Psychics, Plants and possibly Infernity.
sirplayalot11 - 23. May, 02:07

Clearly BlackwingAcsendant is a Moron, but...

But really, do give them a chance, your talking about the first pack here to a slow starting series, yes, they all suck right now, that lv 5 Exceed has some potential with immunity, and as well as Hope, two 4s for a 250o that negates attacks?(Fullhemknight basically)
Decent, but not fantastic, exceeds are definitly gonna show potential, but let's just hope we see good cards like Stardust lv, or hopefully Trishula level. Those are the ones I'm waiting for.

srgntbooyaw - 23. May, 14:50

Not only Xyz summon

But from what I've read, the "zone" under an Xyz (Exhease) Monster, is called the Xyz zone. Something about making it 3 dimensional. Space and Time. YAY SPACE.
Also, Rabbidragon, and BabyToragon= Possible Zodiac archetype.
Ad-Man - 25. May, 05:50

terrible name

Curse you 4Kids Entertainment (or Konami, whoever is responsible for the xyz name).

Do they think this counts as clever? Sure, Exceed sounds funny at first, but say it two or three times and it catches on. But XYZ? They had better be talking the Bugman monsters.

Seriously, if they thought XYZ, then what does that make XYZ-DRAGON CANNON!?!? Is that really Exceed-Dragon Cannon? Then how the heck do you pronounce VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon? "Vwexceed?"

Man, this is just so awful. 4Kids/Konami, just cause Nintendo can pull off a name like "the Wii", does not mean you can too!

AwesomeJohn22 - 27. May, 05:37

Bravo Diagustoman

i couldn't have said it better myself, and thanks to you, i don't have to say it at all!
SynjoDeonecros - 6. Jun, 15:05

It was Konami that made the change, and it was explained that the V-Z monsters are still pronounced "XYZ" and not "Exeyz", since all letters in XYZ are capitalized, whereas the Xyz monsters has the Y and Z small. Please read the freaking statements from Konami before bitching, okay?

On that note, I do agree that Xyz is a stupid translation for the Japanese word; "Exeyz" would at least be more pleasing, or even "Exeez". And what the hell does "Xyz" mean, anyway? At least stuff like "Fusion", "Ritual" and "Synchro" make some sense as to how they're summoned, byt "Xyz"? Yeah, okay, they're going with the "three-dimensional" aspect of the stacking mechanic, but in that case, why not call it a "Vector Summon" or something?
Ryusui - 7. Jun, 00:35

It'd help if we had more people who could read Japanese. And I mean read it WELL, not like that Edo moron who couldn't figure out "Discovered Attack" or notice the furigana for "Pandemonium".

XYZ-Dragon Cannon has the kana エックスワイゼット over the letters. If you want to get pedantic, it says "Ex-Why-Zet", since they use the British pronunciation for "Z" over in Japan, but the idea is the same: it's read out as the three English letters, not as one word.

As for "Xyz", I find the term simultaneously off-putting and FREAKING BRILLIANT. Bit by bit, I find I'm warming up to it. If you want to rant and rave about something, the new logo is a MUCH worthier cause. Seriously: that looks BOOTLEG bad. Once Zexal comes out of limbo, I hope they give it a righteous trashing.
KarakuriSoldierMdl216 - 9. Jul, 21:29

Guren = Crimson

why is it`s name Grenosaurus when it should be Crimson Saurus???

GUN - 11. Jul, 12:55

For the people who think xyz suck

You people are retarded. First of all you dont have to use them, and its fun that the game changes. Most people nag that they only see the same decks topping at tournaments, but they also nag about change. Syncros was a awesome change. It made it so that not everyone had to play breaker if they happend to run into a burn deck. Your deck can adjust to every deck you play. It made it more interesting. I have 34 decks and still 12 decks dont use syncros because old decks like heros and crystal beast are fun to.

And now we get a awesome new black card. Offcourse none of them is a stardust or trishula. But that would be broken cause these cards are so extremly easy to summon. I bought a structure deck friday and this weekend i loved playing these cards. I summond them in batteryman, in aliens and my friend summond them in morphtronics. And if you look at tourmanent decks that are winning in japan tourmanents. Almost all of them use atleast 4 exceeds. Syncros are harder to summon but stronger, and xyz is the opposite. It makes the game more interesting. And isnt that what is really important. A game that changes all the time so you keep playing it and it wil never get boring.

FRANKofTHEnordic - 11. Jul, 13:31

lol

its true ppl said that same thing for synchros or at least where i go. then like a week later tele-dad was there and everyone was yell how broken there where. im getting to of these today if i can find them at work. p.s. walmart if u cared to know.

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