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Number S39: Utopia the Lightning
- #YZ08-EN001

3 Level 5 LIGHT monsters You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 4 "Utopia" monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) Cannot be used as an Xyz Material for an Xyz Summon. If this card battles, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. Once per Chain, during damage calculation in either player's turn, if this card battles an opponent's monster while this card has a "Utopia" Xyz Monster as Xyz Material: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; this card's ATK becomes 5000 during that damage calculation only.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.50 / 5.00


Date Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2017

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Number S39: Utopia the Lightning

 

Shall we review the short list of extra deck beaters in days gone by? The first that I can remember was using Metamorphosis to dip into a then-unlimited toolbox of fusions, based on what was needed. And up until Metamorphosis was rightly banned forever, that toolbox included beasts like Dark Balter the Terrible (this monster would STILL be amazing if it could be easily summoned. How crazy is that?), Thousand-Eyes Restrict, Fiend Skull Dragon and then later the Cyber Dragon fusions. Remember Metal Reflex Slime into Cyber End? Freakin’ awesome! Then along came synchros, and our first beatstick was Mr. Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth. What about XYZ monsters? Well, it was Gem Knight Pearl and then Acid Golem.

 

What am I getting at? Well, 15 spaces in the extra deck aren’t always used up, surprisingly, or maybe unsurprisingly. And when you have room and level 4 monsters, these days your number one option is adding in Number S39: Utopia the Lightning. But don’t get me wrong. Number S39 is obviously way better than simple beaters like Gaia and Pearl, but there’s really no point to him other than to have him available as a finisher or to get over big bosses, and you only add him when you can spare room. Utopia decks never really reached a pinnacle as its own archetype, but this 2-card extra deck engine has proven to be invaluable and even feared.

 

This monster is the zenith of the extra deck beater, and based on what I’ve seen, there’s no reason to suspect it would be banned. But 5000 ATK and prevention of effects during battle should ensure its relevance in tournament play for a very long time. Its future potential, therefore, is at maximum, especially for a monster related to the main character of the one of the anime arcs. More Utopia support along the way might just be inevitable.

 

Advanced: 4/5

Future Potential: 5/5


Warlockblitz
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It's monsters like this that should allow Construct to come back. Number S39: Utopia the Lightning is easy to XYZ Summon and basically destroys anything it attacks at least once. Construct at least didn't cause Life Point loss when it destroyed bosses with her effect. Utopia the Lightning has OTK potential with that boost to 5000 Atk. Plus it looks awesome. 
 
Score: 4.25/5
Art: 4.5/5
 
-WarlockBlitz


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Paladin
Looks like we haven't looked at this particular version of Utopia.  How many are there now--37?  Let's see, Light, Warrior, Rank 5...2500-2000 (familiar enough, but weak for a Rank 5) let alone one that requires three XYZ Material, specifically of the Light attribute, in this case.  Well, for a plus, and I use the term 'plus' marginally, you can use a Rank 4 Utopia as XYZ Material.  (Some of these are good, some of these are bad, and most of the Utopia variants flirt in the meh range, so there we go).  So, first, you can't use this to XYZ Summon something else.  Probably not important long run, but still a crappy, and unnecessary restriction.  If this card is involved in Battle, your opponent can't respond with a card or effect until the end of the Damage Step.  Familiar enough, so that's boring, but nice enough, I suppose.  If this card battles, you can detach two XYZ material to make this card have 5000 attack during Damage Calculation only.  OH, but it HAS to have Utopia Material on it.  Honestly, the card might be (more?) worth playing if not for that.  This card is trying to do too much, and not enough, at the same time.  Just leave this card alone. 
 
Rating:  2.25/5 
Art:  4/5 

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