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CXyz Skyplace Bablyon
- #NUMH-EN046

3 Level 11 monsters When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to half the original ATK of the destroyed monster in the Graveyard. If this card has "Skypalace Gangaridai" as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect. ● Once per turn, if this card destroys a monster by battle: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; it can make a second attack in a row.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.17
Advanced: 1.95 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - Nov. 14, 2013

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Paladin

Coming to our final XYZ Monster this week (yep, not looking at one tomorrow) we look at CXyz Skyplace Bablyon.  This is the Chaos variant of a card we recently looked at, being Skyplace Gangardiai.  Gangardiai is actually somewhat playable, what do you get though if you decide to use this too, or instead of, I suppose?  We have a Rank 11 XYZ Monster, XYZ Summoned with three (yes THREE) Level 11 Monsters.  (Let's look at this card and pretend it doesn't require three Level 11 Monsters, although that will have to be reflected in the scores).  3800 attack is massive, and 4000 defense is equally large, although only 400 more than its Rank 10 counterpart (1000 more defense though).  Wind isn't a bad thing, although fairly meaningless on a Machine Monster, while Limiter Removal can make this guy be 7600 attack for one turn.  That's something to think about.  So what do you get for all your investments?  It burns your opponent for Damage equal to half the attack of a destroyed Monster.  Also, once a turn you can detach an XYZ Material to have this card attack a second time in a row, if it destroyed a Monster in Battle this turn.  IF it has Gangardiai as an XYZ Material.
 
Like most Chaos variants, thing thing is a nightmare, it's not really worth your resources, as if Level 11 Monsters are easy to come by, you're going to have to make them.  Skyplace Gangardiai at least has some promise, if you can pull this guy out, you should automatically win.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  1/5 
Advanced:   2/5 
Art:  5/5


Fungal
Paranoia
CXyz Skyplace Babylon

Howdy there, todays card is CXyz Skyplace Babylon, I am not sure what Konami has in store for the whole Chaos bit, I feel it is an attempt to rekindle the Invasion of Chaos in a new way, is it working. I don't think so, most of the CXYZ monsters that came from Number Hunters don't really have an effect worth investing into it. This is one of them not much to say, if you can pull it off, it is a more powerful version of Cyber Twin with a higher investment into it. Not fantastic.

Traditional: 1/5 (Monsters won't even stay on the field long enough to get it out)
Advanced: 2/5 (Gimmicky effect that could benefit, but realistically it is too much work to use it)
Art: 3/5 I enjoy the design, not sure what is going on though.
SnoochSauce

Todays were looking at CXyz Skyplace Babalon a rank 11 xyz monster card. I
want to like this card but it has one major flaw. No built in protection.
Bottomless trap hole? Check. solemn warning? check? There are just so many
things in todays meta that can take away all the hard work that it took to
summon this even with Rank-up-magic Barians Force. 3,800 attack is fairly
beefy and the 4,000 defense makes it all the better however you wouldn't
want to put this in defense if you went through all the trouble to bring it
out anyway so it might not matter. Now lets talk about its effects. When
this monster destroys an opponents monster by battle and it hits the
graveyard your opponent takes damage equal to half the monsters original
attack. Also if you have a Skyplace Gangaridai (weird name) as one of
Babalons xyz materials it gains the ability to attack once again in a row.
A nice added effect. This card can end games granted your opponents does
not have a sakuretsu armor or d. prison waiting you could deal the
finishing blows. This guy needs his own deck to work might be fun to try
but I wouldn't enter a serious tournament with it.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Does a little better here since this format is a little slow.
Advanced: 1/5 With all the otks in tthis
format it gets an even lower score for being so slow
Art: 5/5 Trippy looking cool picture

Avalon
CROZG

So, first to introduce myself as a new writer here on Pojo. I'll try to be as objective and informative is possible when reviewing cards so your reading would be pleasant experience as writing these articles for you. :)

Let's us begin then...

What we have here is by all means BIG monster.
CXyz Skypalace Babylon is highest rank Xyz monster at Rank 11 and also one with the highest DEF of all Xyz monsters clocking at 4000 DEF points . His attack is also one of the highest at 3800 ATK points.

His first effect is burn damage through destroying monsters and inflicting half of the ATK points of destroyed monster as a damage to your opponents life points - pretty good.

Second part of effect is based on having Skypalace Gangaridai as a Xyz Material and its apsolutely crazy. By detaching 1 Material when this monster destroys monster by battle, you will get second attack in a row with this behemoth.

Now for the bad news... you will have a hard time summoning this monster. In most times where you would have 3 monsters of level 11 you should be already winning.

But if you insist on making it, Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force used on Skypalace Gangaridai should be the way to do it and use it's fullest power. So, you have best bets including this in your Extra Deck if you happen to run Mecha Phantom Beasts, some deck with double Tragoedia or, in worst case scenarios, double Mecha Reflect Slime backed by Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force.

Thing that really bugs me when even looking at this card is - its not worth the investment, no matter how you looked at it.

It's really hard to bring it out, don't pays off on summon, and it's too easy to shut down with most of the staple traps and all of destruction effects in decks this format.

And as I said before - by the time you actually get the materials and set up the field for his Summon, you are already winning and this is just so unnecessary.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced:2/5
Art:3.5/5
This thing is huge.

Masterzanza

Hey guys, this is my first review and i have my work cut out for me. Today we are looking at CXyz Skypalace Babylon. A rank 11, 3800atk and 4000 def xyz monster.

Automatically some red flags should pop up. For starters it requires 3 level 11 monsters to summon, which the game is lacking. But luckily this guy can be summoned via Rank Up, preferably with Skypalace Gangaridai. If the summon is successful, again another red flag, (there's always a lot of risk summoning an xyz monster, but even more so with requirements like this) this guy will pack a helluva punch. If this card destroys a monster by battle your opponent takes damage equal to half of the destroyed monsters attack. On average in the Meta Game you'll see monsters with 2500-3000 atk. If this guys attack is successful that's roughly 2500 damage from one attack. Which is ok.

But what makes this guy shine is his second effect, that if it destroys a monster by battle it can attack again. Keep in mind that Babylon doesn't have to attack another monster, it can be a direct attack. You do the math guys. Of course that's assuming your opponent doesn't have some backrow or monster effect that can stop you.

To summon this guy you're gonna need to summon Skypalace Gangardia, which was reviewed not too long ago here on pojo. A good combo that works is by having a level 10 monster in the grave, preferably a tragoedia and 2 other monsters with different levels. activate Message in a bottle. normal summon any other monster and activate galaxy queens light (a 3 card combo with some set up of the grave) you have 4 level 10 monsters out. of course the logical thing to do here is to summon Gustav Max and deal 4000 dmg and attack with 2 beefy monsters. Or you could summon a gustav max, a skypalace and then rank skypalace for some over kill action.

If you have the ability to do this type of set up in any other way or this one, then chances are you can win with gustav max. But if you're anything like me, you wanna be flashy and summon Babylon just to see your opponent get jelly.

So is this card practical in today's meta? sadly no. I say no because I haven't had a chance to build a deck around this idea just yet, for next time if it's possible, I'll try out the card and see it's play-ability. It needs a deck of it's own, which wouldn't technically be bad. Some trags, tour guides, 3000def Smile trap card, etc, add in a rank up card with good backrow support and you have a decent otk deck. even the gagaga monsters can summon this guy out, or a defense otk deck off the top of my head

Traditional: 1/5
Advance: 3 (I give it a solid 3 because it has potential with the new rank up support hopefully coming soon)
art: 2 (in the anime it looks very massive, probably for compensation reasons)

Cyberplum

CXYZ Skypalce Babylon

Wind/Machine/Rank 11/ATK 3800/ DEF 4000

3 Level 11 monsters
When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to theGraveyard: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to half the original ATKof the destroyed monster in the Graveyard. If this card has "Skypalace Gangaridai" as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect.
● Once per turn, if this card destroys a monster by battle: You candetach 1 Xyz Material from this card; it can make a second attack in a row.

First off, good luck summoning this with three level 11 monsters; unless you use Galaxy Queen's Light or something, it's not going to happen with conventional means. However, putting its base form, Skypalace Gangaridai on the field is much simpler, requiring only two level 10 monsters. You can then use the rank-up magic of your choice to summon this monster.

But is it worth your time? The lower-rank Skypalace has the effect of targeting one opponent's card, destroying it, and burning them for 1000 damage. That's great, but it can't attack afterwards. That's when you would rank-up into this card, hopefully using its effect to destroy an unsuspecting monster, burn with the first effect, then detaching to use the other effect and attacking for game.

This sounds great on paper, but there are too many issues here to make it worthwhile. First, the two level 10 monsters you need to summon the first Skypalace. The most likely decks to make a rank 10 are Gishkis and Hieratics, and both of those would typically rather summon Gustav Max and burn for 2000 damage instantly than play around with rank-up magic cards and a less-powerful burn effect. The other big thing to worry about with something like this is the fact that almost everyone has some creative way of dealing with this: you have all the normal trap problems; Warning, Bottomless, Compulse, that sort of thing. Then there are deck-specific ways of dealing with it, such as Fate, the myriad of Mermail effects, Icarus Attack, you name it. And lastly of course, Forbidden Lance and Dress prevent you from even using rank-up magic.

Basically, to make a long-story short, unless you really want to make a deck based on a space station, and you're not willing to use Dyson Sphere, then you can play this. However, it would really take its own deck to play, require protection, and really nothing else not dedicated to making it happen. In the standard extra decks, stick to Gustav.

Traditional: 1/5, good luck
Advanced: 1.5/5 because Gangaridai isn't too horrible on its own.
Art: 3/5, looks like an airborne vacuum cleaner

Thanks for reading!


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