Number 99: Utopia Dragonar – #BROL-EN057
3+ Level 12 monsters – (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 “Number” monster that has a number between “1” and “100” in its name. (This is treated as an Xyz Summon.) The turn you activate this effect, other monsters you control cannot attack directly, also you cannot Special Summon from the Extra Deck, except Xyz Monsters. When an opponent’s monster declares an attack: You can change the ATK of the opponent’s monster to 0. You can only use each effect of “Number 99: Utopia Dragonar” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: December 17th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Number 99: Utopia Dragonar is the newest Utopia monster and ends our week.
You will be summoning Dragonar using Hyper Rank-Up-Magic Utopiforce, Shining Draw is FAR too situational and you won’t be using cards to meet its requirements. Two materials for a “Numbers” monster Special Summon seems balanced, though it won’t have any materials attached to it so unless it functions without materials you will only have a beatstick in addition to Dragonar. This effect locks you into Xyz Monsters for the turn and stops any other monsters other than the newly summoned one and Dragonar from attacking directly, not much for restrictions considering you can set up your field and then use this effect and clear house before using Dragonar and the other “Numbers” monster to finish your opponent. Dropping an opponents monster to 0ATK permanently when it attacks is a great way to stop an opponent from attacking other monsters of yours, though I can’t see why they’d attack before getting rid of Dragonar and its 3000ATK. Number 4: Stealth Kragen and Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy are the prime choices for Dragonar’s Special Summon ability, with Titanic Galaxy as the likely first choice due to its negation ability and high ATK. Kragen’s ability to spot remove monsters and do LP damage is good, but it is only half the monster’s ATK, I’ll take the material-free negation. If you are looking for brute force damage you won’t be at a loss of targets for Dragonar either.
Dragonar needs those materials to be at its best, so make sure your “Utopia” monster has them when you use Hyper Rank-Up-Magic Utopiforce to summon it. Once out, choose whichever “Numbers” monster best suits your gamestate.
Until Next Time
I don’t know why there are multiple Number 99s in the Number series, but I could say the same for Number 39 and F0 as well. To end the week, we get Number 99: Utopia Dragonar.
Utopia Dragonar is a Rank 12 LIGHT Warrior Xyz with 3000 ATK and DEF. Stats in the 3000s are almost always good to see, and LIGHT/Warrior is nice to keep on this Utopia. The way written on this card to summon it is 3+ Level 12 monsters, which I don’t think most people will make any Rank 12 properly considering they all have other ways to be summoned, with this being no exception due to Utopiforce. You get a Quick Effect to detach 2 materials from this card to summon any Number between 1 and 100 from your Extra Deck, with this being treated as an Xyz Summon. Pretty nice to get a body on board like this considering Utopiforce can just come back from grave and attach itself to whatever you summon. An interesting play is trying to use Number C65 by getting Number 65 on it as material to lock the opponent from monster effects, whether you summon Number C65 and attach the original from the Extra Deck with Zexal Field, or just summon Number 65 and use a RUM Spell. There’s still other good Numbers to summon, with Numbers 92 and 38 still being decent without Xyz Materials, though still better with them. You are locked from the Number 101 to 107 lineup cause that’s exclusive to Barian cards I guess. The turn you use this effect, other monsters cannot attack directly, also you can only Special Summon Xyzs from the Extra Deck. Fine restrictions considering this is likely going into an Xyz-focused Deck and losing direct attacks don’t matter turn 1 or on the opponent’s turn, or just in general if your opponent can’t get through your board. The second effect triggers when an opponent’s monster declares an attack, letting you change that monster’s ATK to 0, which is a fine way to somewhat retrain the old Utopia effect onto this without being a carbon copy. This can be useful to protect itself or whatever it summoned. Each effect is a hard once per turn, mainly cause it’s easy to get 4 materials on this to use its first effect twice, so you save it for your turn and your opponent’s. This is still a really cool boss monster for Utopia that can allow some interesting things with the Number monsters. I don’t know why the monster summoned is treated as being Xyz Summoned, but I’m not complaining. This is likely a reason you might try a Utopia Deck, especially if you can get 4 materials on this for 2 Numbers. Only real limitation is the size of the Extra Deck and what Numbers you can fit in for this to use.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5
Art: 5/5 Utopia got big.
Utopia-Optimus Prime/Gundam Mech mode closes the week.
Rank 12, Light/Warrior, 3000 atk/def and needing 3+ generic Level 12 Monsters for an XYZ Summon. So first we see you can Special Summon a Number (1 to 100) from your Extra Deck at the cost of 2 Materials. PRICEY but the price could/should pay off for you. You likely Ranked-up to get here, and on top of that, you’re likely adding Materials before using this Effect to do so multiple times. Even being once per turn here. You’re locked out of Special Summoning non XYZ Monsters from your Extra Deck (still standard enough these days) BUT not out of Special Summoning completely, and that’s a gem to see here. BUT, additionally, (again) none of your Monsters can attack directly that Turn. I don’t think that was necessary given you can only bring out one Monster per Turn via this Effect, but I don’t make the rules…or the cards. Lastly, also common in ways of Utopia Monsters, a Quick Effect grants you the option to drop the attack of an opponent’s Monster to 0 when it attacks. I like this a lot, your opponent can play around this to a degree…but it’s likely to get them at least once. The fact it’s your option when/if to play it though really makes me like it a lot more. Fun card, and one that can do cool things across varying degrees.
Art: 5/5 Wasted my references in my open, but this is very majestic
Utopia week caps off with Number 99: Utopia Dragonar, Utopia’s latest evolution (and likely not its last). It’s a whopping rank 12 LIGHT warrior XYZ monster that requires 3 or more level 12 monsters, which is exceedingly difficult, but in Utopia decks, there are ways to summon it easily. 3000 attack and defense are fine, though fairly low for a rank 12 monster; thankfully, its effect more than patches that up.
As Dragonar also lacks an innate summoning condition, you will almost always summon it through Hyper Rank-Up-Magic Utopiforce or Number 39: Utopia Double. Both effects are hard once per turn. Its first effect (which is a quick effect for some reason) allows you to detach 2 XYZ materials and special summon a Number monster from 1 to 100 straight from your extra deck. Since it won’t have any XYZ materials, good choices are monsters that don’t require XYZ materials, like Number 4: Stealth Kragen or Number 38: Hope Harbinger Titanic Galaxy. Alternatively, if you have access to a Rank-Up-Magic, you can summon Number 65: Djinn Buster and rank it up into Number C65: King Overfiend for a one-sided Skill Drain, which is always nasty to lay on your opponent. If Dragonar happens to have 4 materials, you can summon something on your opponent’s turn as well, so that’s really neat. Of course, the drawback is that the turn you activate the effect you’re locked into XYZ monsters (which isn’t an issue for Utopia decks at all) and only Dragonar can attack that turn (which is only relevant on your turn past turn 1). Dragonar’s second effect lets you change the attack of an opponent’s monster to 0 when it declares an attack, patching up its relatively low attack for a rank 12, though it is once per turn so it’s not amazing even if it’s a very strong effect. You’ll definitely want to summon this guy as soon as possible; even though the pool of Numbers that are usable without XYZ material is small, there are enough to warrant summoning this guy. That said, he does compete with Ultimate Leo Utopia Ray on the endboard, which has a monster negate, so you’ll have to use your best judgment.
Art: 4.5/5 The more mecha-like Utopias are always my favorite designs of the Utopia family.
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