4 Level 5 monsters
When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can destroy all cards your opponent controls. If this card has "Number 69: Heraldry Crest" as an Xyz Material, it gains this effect.
● Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up Xyz Monster your opponent controls; this card gains ATK equal to that face-up monster's original ATK, and if it gains ATK this way, this card's name becomes that monster's, and it gains that monster's original effect. These effects last until the End Phase.
March 21, 2014
Number 69: Heraldry Crest is a great XYZ Monster.
Is it's Chaos Counterpart? Having said that, C69:
Heraldry Crest of Horror is just that...horror, in a
number of ways. This strikes me as one of those "If
you're able to Summon me you should win the game"
cards. This is a Light attributed, Psychic type,
Rank 5 XYZ Monster, with an absurd 4000 attack and
1800 defense. Anything with an attack of 4000 is
worth looking at, even if it takes FOUR Level 5
Monsters to XYZ Summon. Three would have sufficed I
think, but likely a precautionary measure against an
incredibly powerful card with an equally powerful
effect. The first effect is good, while able to be
loopholed around. When your opponent declares an
attack, you can destroy ALL cards your opponent
controls. Your opponent isn't likely to walk into
that, so be prepared to negate whatever they're
using to negate this cards effect. (Following me?)
Also, as is Chaos fashion for XYZ, an additional
effect similar to the original non Chaos form is
applied if the original is equipped as an XYZ.
Honestly, this guy needs his own Deck to function,
assuming such a thing is possible at all. Might be
more of a fun Deck, but could work out if you can
keep him on the Field a turn or two.
Traditional: 1.5/5 Just not possible
With rank-up magic cards and
other gimmicks due to come out in future sets, this
card may not be nearly as difficult to summon as it
lets on. If you do need to use 4 LV5 monsters to
summon it, it's totally not worth it (at the
slightest). But it wouldn't be a bad card if it is
made possible to summon.
4000 ATK is nice, but it's
still just as succeptible to Bottomless Trap Hole
and such as most other XYZ's are. Stat boosting
effects are nice, but brute force alone does not
make a good card.
Worst of all, it's removal
effect is passive - not active.
Your opponent can avoid it by
using basic removal instead. And do you really
think someone will declare an attack when their
opponent has such a powerful monster on the field
Rank Up is a mechanic I, and most other people
that don't care for the Zezzle anime, find to be
poorly-done. I won't go into why, but for the most
part it's pretty unwieldy. Today we look at one of
the less unwieldy ones: Heraldry guy.
Now, as far as Psychic type Xyz go, you're not
likely to see too many of those. But do remember
that the best, or one of the best, Rank-Up cards is
Rank-Up Magic: Limited Barian's Force. With that
card you can turn any Rank 4 monster into a Rank 5
"Number C" monster. Heraldry Crest of Horror is a
Number C. Now normally when you don't "properly"
Rank Up, your "C" monsters don't get their effects,
or get really subpar ones. Not the case with this
one. Regardless of what you use to summon him,
whenever your opponent attacks all of their monsters
get wiped out. That's pretty good, but then this
went the extra mile by having a very good 4000 ATK.
If you're using Herladry, you can Rank Up all the
Xyzes with the other Rank Up spells, so there's
Advanced: 3/5. Decent enough utility, but being a
Rank-Up monster bogs it down immensely.
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