"X-Head Cannon" + "Y-Dragon Head" + "Z-Metal Tank"
This card can only be Special Summoned from your Extra Deck by removing from play the above cards you control. (You do not use "Polymerization".) This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard. You can discard 1 card to destroy 1 card your opponent controls.
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1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - May 25, 2010
XYZ Dragon Cannon, a "Fusion" of sorts, although
more of a Union, has 2800 attack and 2600 defense,
and is a Level 8 monster of the Light Attribute.
It's a "Fusion" in terms of the monsters involved to
"combine." Anyway, XYZ Dragon cannon, and the whole
set is just an interesting premise that never really
The idea of Union in general is interesting,
attaching other monsters to one another to gain
power and/or random effects, and even Fusing into
respectable monsters like XYZ Dragon Cannon. As for
the Cannon himself, he boasts a solid 2800 attack
and has a rather annoying destruction ability.
As stated, for good starts, you don't need
Polymerization, although the monsters must be on the
Field. They are then removed from the game, and by
discarding one card from your Hand, to destroy one
card your opponent controls. A nice 1-for-1 as long
as you have cards in your Hand.
XYZ Dragon Cannon cannot be Special Summoned from
the Graveyard, but it's fine. I highly doubt anyone
is playing this anyway. I think you could make a
fairly competitve machine Deck, involving these guys
(not the V or W) and some Gadgets and such.
XZY Dragon Cannon
This is another one of those crazy cards that we
love to play around with but never actually win
with. This is a level 8 LIGHT Machine with 2800 ATK
and 2600 DEF and can only be Special SUmmoned from
the Extra Deck by removing from play an X Head
Cannon, Y Dragon Head and Z Metal Tank from the
The stats are pretty good, but summoning it is
harder than you might think. Return From the
Different Dimension seems like a good idea, like
what Kaiba himself used to bring this guy out. But
you can also use that Continuous Spell that Special
Summons Union monsters as Y and Z are both Unions.
Ultimate Offering as well as Shining Angel can also
The effect is simple. You ditch a card from your
hand to blast one of your opponent's cards. This is
a powerful effect, however you often will not have
much of a hand at this point due to the amazing
amount of resources needed to bring him out.
Ironically, the lesser Fusions end up being better
as they can actually come out easier and only lose a
littl ebit of playability.
If you really want to build an XYZ, or VWXYZ
deck, this guy had better be in the extra deck,
because you WILL be kicking yourself at some point
because you didnt have him available. Amazing new
art on the card as well means that I am giving it a
perfecr score, although it is certainly not playable
in tournaments by pretty much any means.
I have a special place in my heart for this
card... as I used to run a XYZ/machine/otk deck many
many years ago when Limiter Removal was actually
allowed at 3 (yeah you read right, 3!) and Raigeki,
Harpies Feather Duster, etc. was still running
around in every deck. While I admit this card very
rarely hit the field, it was usually the death-blow
to my opponent if it did. (Mainly because if I
sacrifice a field of 3 machines for one, I was about
to win regardless) The importance of this card is
that it was sort of the original Dark Armed Dragon,
as it allowed you to discard a card to destroy ANY
type of card on the field, and at that time, it was
rare for a card to have a destruction effect of that
nature (Jae Kim is brilliant on this subject-matter,
I suggest you read his stuff.) That's right, I'm
saying XYZ helped pave the way for DaD and the
Advanced: 2.0 (I don't know if it deserves that
high, but I can't let myself give it a 1...