Infinitrack Earth Slicer
You can detach any number of materials from this card, then target that many cards on the field; destroy them. If this card is in your GY: You can Tribute 1 Machine Link Monster; Special Summon this card in Defense Position. You can only use each of these effects of “Infinitrack Earth Slicer” once per turn. When this card destroys an opponent’s monster by battle: You can attach that monster to this card as material.
May 3, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Even though Megaclops might feel more like a boss monster, I thought it would make sense to end a week based around Xyz Summoning with their own boss Xyz, Infinitrack Earth Slicer.
Earth Slicer is a Rank 9 EARTH Machine with 3100 ATK and 2100 DEF. Stats are great for a Rank 9 and I still love EARTH Machine. The summoning requirements are any 2 Level 9 monsters, which has become easier over the years with more good Level 9s being printed (especially in Dark Neostorm, which comes out the day this CotD is posted) and you still got Rank-Up options with Mountain Smasher using Outrigger Extension or RUM Astral Force. If Earth Slicer destroys a monster by battle, you can attach said monster to Earth Slicer as material, which this should be able to run things over and getting extra material is nice. Earth Slicer also has two other effects that are both hard once per turns.
The first effect is great removal, which it would need great removal to compete with how disruptive True King of All Calamities is. Having the option to destroy multiple cards at the cost of Xyz Materials is just great. The second effect can come up with the Infinitrack Link-1 that can attach itself to an Xyz when it is sent to the graveyard, meaning reviving Earth Slicer will get a material if you tribute the mentioned Link. It stings that it is in Defense Position with 2100 DEF looking less promising over 3100 ATK, but at least you’d maybe have a material for removal if you tributed said Link and you can Link this into Megaclops. Earth Slicer is a good generic Rank 9 and is worth an Extra Deck spot in decks that can facilitate Rank 9 monsters.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5
Art: 4.5/5 Looks like it can make a clean cut through the Earth to me.
Sometimes when you talk about a card and what it can do, you purposely leave some things out, and bringing us to Infinitrack Earth Slicer today, that seemed appropriate to omit on Monday. Our Earth/Machine here has 3100 attack and 2100 defense, and is Rank 9 needing any 2 Level 9 Monsters for an XYZ Summon. About everything we looked at this week can help with this cards Summoning, so let’s look at what it does!
First, we have a destruction effect, by discarding any number of XYZ Material from this card you can destroy an equal number of cards on the Field. That should be at least two Material, possibly more, but equal and balanced destruction is very welcome. Next we see that if this card is in the Graveyard, it can be Special Summoned in Defense Position by Tributing a Machine type Link Monster you Control.
Pretty sure we covered a Machine Link Monster this week in this theme, didn’t we? This guy has it going on. Giant attack, destruction and revival effects built in, even if both effects are once per turn. (Not sure why I mention that, might only be worth noting when they aren’t) but that adds balance and honesty to a very powerful card in this instance. Great Monster for the theme, and even Machine players out of.
Art: 5/5 I like this picture, but I’m disappointed in it. I feel it needs to be more…evil…and there should be more slicing involved. It doesn’t look that much different than the drill we opened with this week in that regard.
Infinitrack Earth Slicer ends Infinitrack week on a high note. It’s a Rank 4 Earth Machine-type XYZ Monster with 3100 Atk and 2100 Def. I’d like it a bit stronger, just to compete with RDA Bane and/or Abyss. It requires 2 Level 9 monsters to properly XYZ Summon this card, but there are other easier ways to bring it out. I’m glad it will not lose any of its effects if brought out by an alternate method. When Earth Slicer destroys a monster by battle, it absorbs it as XYZ Material. More fuel for the next effect. Once per turn, you can detach any number of material to destroy that many targeted cards on the field. I wish it didn’t target, but that is a great removal effect. Finally and also once per turn, you can Special Summon Earth Slicer from the grave in def position at the cost of a tributed Machine Link Monster. That last one is the only effect that would be considered theme appropriate. Everything else screams abuse in its own and other decks. For that versatility and its own raw destruction powers, Infinitrack Earth Slicer scores very well. Definitely a one of if you can XYZ Rank 9 in general, and 2 in Infinitrack.
Score: 4.5/5 Art: 5/5
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