2 Level 6 Dinosaur-Type monsters
This card cannot be destroyed by card effects while it has Xyz Material. When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy that monster(s).
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - April 10, 2012
Evolzar Solda, quite the powerful XYZ Monster,
no? This is a Rank 6 XYZ Monster, of the Fire
attribute, who is also a Dragon, with 2600 attack
(excellent) and 1000 defense (not so excellent) and
XYZ Summoned with two Level 6 Dinosaur type
Monsters. Right off the bat you should know you're
ONLY playing this is an Evol or Dino build, as
you're not likely to ever have two Level 6 Dinosaur
Monsters, ever. Now, this Solda cannot be destroyed
by card effects while it has Xyz Material, which is
beyond excellent. If that weren't enough, when your
opponent Special Summons a Monster(s) you can
discard an Xyz Material to destroy said Monster(s).
Be careful with things that have priority (like
BLS) but that's an excellent effect as well. The
downside here being your opponent may Specail Summon
something powerful (or even not) on purpose to force
you to discard Xyz Material to summon what it wants
and not worry about that effect. The BIG downside
here is the two Level 6 Dinosaurs for the Summon,
but in the Deck, it's a force.
4/5 in its Deck
(Additional: Dinosaur + Dinosaur = Dragon?)
Dinosaurs continue to get more Xyz support with
today’s card. Evolzar Solda has the amazing effect
of not being able to be destroyed by card effects
while being able to destroy monsters that are
special summoned. The fist effect is continuous
while the second effect is an optional trigger
effect. While the second effect does not negate the
summon of a monster, it can prevent your opponent
from activating an ignition effect because Solda has
a spell speed two effect that activates as soon as
the monster is special summoned. It also can destroy
every monster that is summoned simultaneously like
with return from a Different Dimension.
There are only a few decks that have the ability to
special summon Evolzar Solda consistently. One of
them is an Evol Deck with Evolsaur Elias. Set
Evoltile Westlo while you have a level 6 dinosaur in
hand or get one with Fossil Dig. When Westlo is
flipped, it will summon Elias and then Elias will
summon the one from your hand. The other deck is a
Jurrac Deck with Jurrac Herra.
You will probably not find this monster being used
in any of the top decks out these days, but if you
are thinking of building a Jurrac or Evol Deck, this
monster should definitely be in it.
"2 Level 6 Dinosaur-Type monsters
This card cannot be destroyed by card effects while
it has Xyz Material. When your opponent Special
Summons a monster(s): You can detach 1 Xyz Material
from this card; destroy that monster(s)."
Well, as a Rank 6, this guy will be rather hard
to get out, especially since he needs 2 Level 6
Dinosaurs to get out, which is difficult enough. For
that much effort, a monster like this needs some
good stats and effects. ES has good ATK power, and
his effects do indeed warrant such effort.
Naturally, he works best in an Evo deck and has
extreme difficulty fitting into any other deck out
there, which hurts his overall usability.
Evolution Kaiser Sordes!
If you're familiar with the metagame, then surely
you must know the potency of the Evolzar brothers,
Laggia and Dolkka. The DinoRabbit deck works off
using Rescue Rabbit to bring out a pair of
Sabersauruses (which is why we reviewed this Normal
Monster not too far back) and Kabuzauls for backup,
all in order to Xyz Summon the otherwise
unsplashable Laggia and Dolkka for their fantastic
So why isn't Soldier as popular as these other two
brothers-in-arms? Smolderz here is largely immune to
effect destruction, which is not bad when hauling
around a hefty ATK score that can trump those of
Stardust Dragon, Leviathan Dragon, and Utopia (and
while we're at it, E-HERO Neos and Dark Magician).
If anything larger does come around, Sodor can
easily give up one of its Materials to take it out
right away (granted, Special Summons only, but
really, how often is it you Normal Summon such a
These effects are all fine and dandy...equaling
Laggia's and Dolkka's in usefulness. Negating the
summon would be much cooler, but that's more of
Laggia's job. The big thing, however, is that Solda
is Rank 6, meaning Rescue Rabbit's not gonna do much
to help play it. With that in mind, you have to
actually run Solda in the Deck it was meant for,
meaning most likely Evolsaur Elias (or possibly
Jurracs, as they have Jurrac Herra)
Not a lot of Evol Decks (for the very few of them
out there) run Elias. Elias is interesting as it's
an Evolsaur that will allow you to summon other
Level 6 Dinosaurs. The only other Level 6 Evolsaur
is Terias, which is pretty much only a beatstick.
Evolsaur Darwinos, however, can increase a monster's
Level; as you can see, Solda isn't that bad, and if
you have the potential to have Level 6 Dinosaurs
consistently (and Evolsaurs can), you should
definitely have Solda in your Extra Deck. It's just
that it's a little awkward.
For the Rank 6 spot, competition-wise, Solda has the
lowest ATK, not counting Inzektor Exa-Beetle (which
is also the only other Rank 6 monster out in
English). Otherwise, the Stellar archetype has a
2700 attacker that can bounce any monster on the
field or in the Grave, Number 25 which is a 2800
attacker that can negate any Level 5 or higher
monster, a 2700 ATK Photon that can negate any
monster's effect and do an additional 1000 damage,
and Number 6 which can equip other Numbers onto
itself and can use its Xyz Materials to cut the
opponent's LP in half.
Niche Decks: Evols, Jurracs, DNA Surgery?
Traditional: 3/5 (it's not the card, but the
environment: the environment makes it much harder to
assemble the Xyz materials, but Solda has a much
greater potential for abuse and destruction, being
immune to things like Ring of Destruction and Chaos
Aesthetics: 5/5 I think the Evol archetype is very
beautifully crafted, with many genetic-related
easter eggs littered around their card art (such as
the double helix in their tails). I also think,
personally, that Solda is the most elegant-looking
card of the entire archetype, even for a pterosaur.
Philosophy Corner: So if to be "artificial" means to
be made by humans, and humans are natural beings,
wouldn't that mean that artificial is just a subset
of natural? Or if you argue that something that is
artificial is something that is not found in nature,
are you assuming humans are not natural beings?
Tuesday on pojo has us looking at the Evol
archtype again, this time.....Evolzar Solda. A Rank
6 Dragon Xyz monster that needs two level 6 Dinosaur
types. Jurrac Herra is a good way to get 2 level 6
Dinos out on the field. What makes Solda worth
playing are its two effects, first, while this card
has Xyz materials on it, Solda cannot be destroyed
by card effects, so feel free to use that Dark Hole
or Torrential Tribute, Solda's not going anywhere.
Also, if your opponent tries to special summon a
monster, detach one Xyz material from Solda to
destroy that monster. Very handy indeed. Solda has a
lot going for it and is worth a spot in the extra
Tomorrow: A sword of this Kaliber maybe worth
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