Thursday, March 19, 2015

Card Discussion: Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon

2 Level 4 monsters
You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes half its current ATK, and if it does, this card gains that lost ATK.
The New Challengers included many powerful monsters and one of those monsters is Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon. Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon is a rank four XYZ monster with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. It only requires two level four monsters to XYZ summon it. Since it is generic, you can use any level four monsters as the XYZ material to special summon it. Its effect require you to detach both of its material to activate its effect like many rank four monsters.

Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon's effect halves an opposing face-up monster's attack points and it will gain the amount that is halved. It can increase its attack points over 4,000 by using its effect against monsters with 3,000 attack points or more. Its effect guarantees it will destroy almost any monster in battle. Play your deck normally or defensive if you are in a bind before summoning Dark Rebellion Xyz Dargon. The best time to special summon Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon is after your opponent summons a very powerful monster.

Furthermore, the effect can be activated an unlimited amount of times per turn. As long as your continue to give it XYZ material, then you will be able to quickly rise its attack points to unbelievable heights. Xyz Override is a fantastic card to use aside it. It will allow you to use the effect twice per turn by detaching only one XYZ material and banishing one card from your hand. Playing two Xyz Overrides in a single turn gives you the opportunity to use the effect twice without needing to add XYZ material to Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.

Finally, this generic XYZ monster fits into most decks with level four monsters. Most generic XYZ monsters have defensive effects like Number 39: Utopia and Number 101: Silent Honor ARK. However, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon's effect is based on offense and can become a powerful beatstick. Its effect also works with other generic XYZ monsters such as Number 103: Ragnazero. First, use Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon's effect to weaken the opposing monster, then Ragnazero's effect can destroy the monster and you can draw one card.

Overall, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon is one of the strongest rank four monsters. The card's best feature is it fits into most decks as it does not require specific monsters to special summon it. It will not give you an unbreakable advantage. However, its skill helps you destroy troublesome monsters with every high attack points. With a very good hand, you can easily make Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon a freakish monster with attack points far above 4,000 by using its skill multiple times per game or turn. If you have extra room in your Extra Deck, then consider adding Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon for extra firepower.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5