10 January 2012
Number 39: Utopia
My Card of the Day 10.1.2012
It's a bit strange to don't have any brand new Exceed monster
in CotD.... So let's start with most known and used monster
of this kind: No. 39, Aspiring Emperor Hope!Number 39: Utopia
(No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope)
Emperor Hope is main card of main protagonist of new YGO anime series, zeXal. Both holder and card aren't as glorious and majestic as 5D's protagonist and his card (Yusei and Stardust), but this card has also something in it....
All you need to Summon this card is to have 2 Level 4 monsters
on the field
. Really, that simple! Just Overlay them and Summon this card. Some useful ways to Summon this card are Goblindbergh
, Summoner Monk
, or Kagetokage
. You can summon this card in ANY deck that runs at least a few level 4 monsters
Emperor Hope's effect
removes 1 Overlay unit to negate any attack. This can come in handy to withstand brutal attacks from your opponent. This can give you precious time to think up counter
-strategy. And yyou must not only negate opponent's attack - you can negate YOUR OWN attack. This seems pointless, but if you are forced to attack Exxod, Master of Guards equipped with D2-Shield
with Battle Mania
, you will thank to God (this time to Emperor) for this ability. But this nice effect
has a backfire
. When this card runs out Overlay units, it will destroy itself on next attack. This makes Hope vulnerable even to Kuriboh
. His next great weakness is new anti-Exceed dragon
, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
. This can get rid of all of Hope's materials and return with 4000 ATK. Or this effect
makes useless Special summoning him from Graveyard (Xyz
Beborn anybody?) But this problem has solution - Overlaying Hope to Exceed summon Chaos Number 39: Aspiring Emperor Hope Ray (even if oyu have more than 1000 Life points). He will not be so vulnerable.
2500/2000. Basic stats of main characrer's ace card. But Hope is not as vulnerable to attack as Stardust Dragon
, this compensates ATK of 2500, not so sky-high, but not as bad, because most Exceeds have ATK much lower. So 2500 is very nice ATK for Exceed monster
with so easy summoning!
Emperor Hope can be played in ANY deck and not takes space in Main deck, has nice attack-negating effect
, so I don't see a reason why not play him!