Galaxy-Eyes Cipher X Dragon – #GFTP-EN011
2 Level 10 monsters – Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon “Galaxy-Eyes Cipher X Dragon” by using a “Cipher Dragon” monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) You can detach 2 materials from this card; your opponent cannot target LIGHT monsters you control with card effects, until the end of your opponent’s turn. Once per turn, during your Standby Phase: You can return 1 Rank 9 or lower Dragon Xyz Monster from your GY to the Extra Deck, then you can Special Summon that monster from your Extra Deck, by using this card you control as material. (This is treated as an Xyz Summon. Transfer this card’s materials to the Summoned monster.)
Date Reviewed: April 28th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Galaxy-Eyes Cipher X Dragon isn’t a Hieratic, but it can be a tool for them.
Two Level 10 monsters, but you’re likely to always use a Cipher Dragon to Xyz into this. Cipher X Dragon’s protection for LIGHT monsters benefits many decks, but Hieratics are more likely to make a Cipher Dragon to get to this. Targeting protection is always appreciated, and Cipher X Dragon protects itself as well. You may have to detach two materials for this effect, but it can lock your opponent out from getting the advantage on their turn through monster effects. Xyz monsters have high ATK, and if monster effects are locked out for the turn the opponent is likely not able to get Cipher X Dragon’s 4000ATK, or even things like Heliopolis with its 3000ATK. Cipher X Dragon can trade itself in for any Dragon Xyz that is lower than its Rank while cycling it back first from the graveyard. With Cipher X Dragon you may only have to run one copy of an Xyz Dragon because of this ability, but more importantly, you get to skip summoning monsters to get to the right levels. Still treated as an Xyz Summon prevents any loss of effect(s), and this effect can loop back into another copy of Cipher X Dragon if you want.
Cipher X Dragon is a strong attack monster that can get you to any Dragon Xyz you’ve already used already. Not to mention, you can use a Rank-Up! card to get to this after using a Hieratic Sun Dragon (clearing the field beforehand with it), attack, then go back into it after you get done using Cipher X Dragon.
Until Next Time
Now we get to an Xyz Monster itself, and one for the undersupported Cipher archetype. This doesn’t do much to help Ciphers, but it’s nice if you already using Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon. Meet Galaxy-Eyes Cipher X Dragon.
Cipher X Dragon is a Rank 10 LIGHT Dragon Xyz with 4000 ATK and 3000 DEF. Very powerful stats for a Rank 10, LIGHT is a great Attribute, and Dragon is very well supported. The summoning requirements to regularly summon this are any 2 Level 10 Monsters, so it’s fairly generic, but you can once per turn also Xyz Summon this by using a Cipher Dragon you control as material. This is nice it doesn’t mention it has to be an Xyz, this way you can snatch an opponent’s monster with Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon to then have its name become Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon so you can just throw this on top. Stealing any opponent’s monster and using it for your own with great ease is pretty good. It’s hard to really OTK after using Cipher Dragon’s effect because of the restriction it has on direct attacking after, but at least you get a free 4000 ATK monster. You can detach 2 materials from this card to prevent the opponent from targeting LIGHT monsters with card effects until the end of their turn. So you can’t get to this if you just steal anything from the opponent and slap this on top, but stealing one of their Xyzs to put this on top, putting this on top your own Cipher Dragon, or just properly Xyz Summoning this is enough to make this live. I can understand why they didn’t make it 1 material considering how easy you can summon it. Finally, during your Standby Phase once per turn, you can return any Rank 9 or lower Dragon Xyz in your graveyard to the Extra Deck, then you can Xyz Summon that returned monster by using this card and its Xyz Materials as material, and this is treated as an Xyz Summon. It’s pretty niche, but it can come up. Recover and resummon something like Numbers 38, 97, 92, etc. or get your Galaxy-Eyes Xyzs back and bring them back. It’s a fine card, mainly for stealing opponent’s monsters and using them to get a free 4000 ATK monster that you can actually keep. Nothing to make Ciphers themselves viable, but another good reason to use Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 3.5/5 It’s kind of a jumbled up mess, but pretty colors.
Galaxy-Eyes Cipher X Dragon is a brute of a Monster. A Rank 10, Light/Dragon XYZ with 4000 attack (and 3000 defense) merely requiring any two Level 10 Monsters for an XYZ Summon. Being able to once a Turn XYZ Summon this using a Cipher card (and gaining any Material that may be involved to boot is great) makes bringing this card to your Field considerably easier. Detaching 2 Material to keep your opponent from being able to Target your Light Monsters with card effects until the end of their Turn. That seems a little costly, but given that this can hit the field quickly, and with relative ease, also allowing for transfer of Material, it makes sense enough. Lastly, it can recycle and more or less rank itself down with its last ability. Once a Turn during your Standby Phase, you can return a Level 9 or below Dragon XYZ Monster from your Grave to your Extra Deck, and Special Summon it from there using this as Material. Any Material on this card transfer to what you Summon. You likely still have a 4000 attack beater but if you’re out of Material and have a play to make from your Graveyard, tag out. Very good card here.
Art: 5/5 This is very majestic
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