Number C79: Battlin’ Boxer General Kaiser – #LD10-EN035
3 Level 5 monsters
Gains 200 ATK for each material attached to it. Once per turn, when your opponent would Special Summon a monster(s) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card, and if you do, negate the Summon, and if you do that, destroy that monster(s). If this card has “Number 79: Battlin’ Boxer Nova Kaiser” as material, it gains this effect.
● Once per turn, when an attack is declared involving your “Battlin’ Boxer” monster and an opponent’s monster: You can send 1 “Battlin’ Boxer” monster from your hand or Deck to the GY, and if you do, attach that opponent’s monster to this card as material.
Date Reviewed: October 27th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Number C79: Battlin’ Boxer General Kaiser ends our week with theonly “C” Xyz monster we review this week.
Rank-Up Spell needed or three Level 5 monsters for its Xyz Summon. You can banish Promoter to change the levels of all your face-up Battlin’ Boxer monsters that are Level 4 to 5 and Xyz Summon him this way, and yesterday’s card helps with the setup as does Uppercut and Promoter. What I’m getting at is that you may not need the Rank-Up Spell, though it is a fast-track way to summoning this card. Once on the field, General Kaiser gains 200 instead of only 100 for each material attached. 3200ATK initially is nothing to scoff at. Solemn Warning effect at the cost of two monsters attached to General Kaiser, though it can only happen on a Special Summon. It does cover if multiple monsters are summoned at the same time though, but you are likely taking a -1 when activating this effect.
Self-attaching effect that can thin your Deck or discard from the hand to replenish materials on General Kaiser is an alright ability. It keeps the ATK gain up while likely thinning the Deck (why deplete your hand), but you can only activate it if an attack is going on with a Battlin’ Boxer monster you control. Keeping materials attached to continue its Special Summon negation is a top priority, and moving Battlin’ Boxers you may not want to draw at that point helps narrow the odds of drawing something good.
The attaching ability is better than its previous form, even with you having to involve a Battlin’ Boxer is a battle to do so. The negation and destruction of a Special Summoned monster(s) upon summoning is balanced as long as you can continue to attack with any Battlin’ Boxer and keep attaching to replenish what you lose. I’m amazed there aren’t any Battlin Boxers in the Main Deck that don’t attach themselves to any of the Xyz Monsters.
Until Next Time
The week ends off with a brand new Number C monster to upgrade an older monster, in this case Number 79 becoming Number C79: Battlin’ Boxer General Kaiser.
Number C79 is a Rank 5 FIRE Warrior Xyz with 2600 ATK and 2000 DEF. Solid stats on a Rank 5, plus FIRE/Warrior again. Materials are any 3 Level 5 monsters, which is generic, but costly. At least Battlin’ Boxers can easily do that now thanks to Promoter. In return, you get a monster who gains 200 ATK for each material it has and it can detach 2 materials from itself once a turn when the opponent Special Summons a monster(s) to negate the summon and destroy that monster, which summon negation for generic Extra Deck monsters is always great. You can only use this effect once if summoned naturally, sadly, but it has another effect if you used a Rank-Up-Magic on Number 79, where once a turn when an attack is declared involving a Battlin’ Boxer monster and an opponent’s monster, you can send a Battlin’ Boxer from your hand or Deck to the graveyard to attach the opponent’s monster to this as material, giving you more fuel to negate some Special Summons. Number C79 is solid for the archetype, whether you actually go the 3 Level 5 route or go the Rank-Up-Magic with Number 79 route. Either way, its worth playing since it’s far better than Number C105 and easier to summon.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 Again, I think the gauntlets on his hands count as cheating?
Closing the week is the new (and only marginally improved) boss for the Battlin’ Boxer archetype, Number C79: Battlin’ Boxer General Kaiser, a Rank 5 FIRE Warrior Xyz monster. It takes any 3 level 5 monsters, which is a pretty tall order for many decks, but Battlin’ Boxer Promoter can accomplish this on its own thanks to its Graveyard effect along with the effect of Battlin’ Boxer Uppercutter to search Battlin’ Boxer Sparrer, fielding three level 5 bodies (though you’ll still miss out on General Kaiser’s bonus effect without the original Number 79: Battlin’ Boxer Nova Kaiser). General Kaiser has a modest improvement in stats over its predecessor, with 2600 attack and 2000 defense, which aren’t fantastic but more than enough if you summon it with three Xyz materials.
Building on Nova Kaiser, General Kaiser gains a whopping 200 attack for each Xyz material it has instead, so it’s not unreasonable for it to have 3200 attack, which is slightly above average. General Kaiser’s first effect is a soft once per turn Quick Effect, letting you detach two Xyz materials to negate the Special Summon of your opponent’s monster and destroy that monster. Summon negation is a relatively uncommon form of disruption and can sometimes be more lethal than simple quick destruction or negation destruction, but two Xyz materials is a tall order. I normally wouldn’t mind losing out on two of your three Xyz materials, but the real problem with taking two is that General Kaiser can’t even use this effect if you summon it off of Battlin’ Boxing Cross Counter; it’s almost as if they tried to sabotage that interaction. General Kaiser, naturally, has a bonus effect if it has Nova Kaiser as an Xyz material (only possible by a Rank-Up-Magic Spell since Battlin’ Boxer doesn’t really have a way to do it in-house), a soft once per turn that triggers when one of your Battlin’ Boxers attacks or is attacked, letting you send a Battlin’ Boxer from your hand or deck to the GY and attach the opponent’s monster to General Kaiser. While it’s a fairly strong effect that sets up follow-up, Battle Phase removal isn’t worth the hassle of ranking up a Nova Kaiser. General Kaiser is easily Battlin’ Boxer’s strongest Xyz monster even without the bonus effect, which unfortunately isn’t saying much. They’ll need a lot more help if they want to go beyond being an outclassed engine for Infernoble.
Art: 4.25/5 He might stink a little, but at least he’s got style.
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