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#10 - Heroic Champion Excalibur
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2 Level 4 Warrior-Type monsters Once per turn: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; this card's ATK becomes double its original ATK until your opponent's next End Phase.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.08
Advanced: 4.42 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - Dec. 17, 2012

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Welcome, we're starting our Top 10 Cards of 2012 review list.  Over the next two weeks leading to the new year, we will bring you the very best of 2012!  Opening the countdown is an XYZ Monster, Heroic Champion-Excalibur!  We have a Rank 4 XYZ Monster, XYZ Summoned with two Level 4 Warrior Monsters.  He is a Light attribute Monster, who easily wreaks havoc on the game scene, as I'm sure most players should all ready know.  Unimpressive to start for a Rank 4 with 2000 attack and defense, Excalibur is a heavy hitting, ideally, game finisher.  By discarding both XYZ Material, his attack doubles to 4000 until your opponent's next End Phase.  That's appropriate given that you discard both XYZ Material.  He's ended many a game, and he will continue to do so.  
Traditional:  3.25/5
Advanced:  4.25/5
Art:  5/5

John Rocha

Let the fun begin. As it is the end of the year, it is time once again to review the top ten cards of the year. And what a year it was with some pretty powerful cards. Coming in at number 10 is Heroic Champion – Excalibur. Excalibur gives Warriors a 4000 attack Xyz monster that can run over just about any monster in the game.
As with most of the cards that we will be reviewing, Heroic Champion – Excalibur was instrumental in making certain decks top tier. In this case, the Warrior decks Elemental HERO and Six Samurai. When used with Blade Armor Ninja, you could ether attack with a lot of attack points or make them one big attack.
With Six Samurai decks you can easily special summon two Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan to Xyz summon Excalibur to get over your opponent’s big monsters and even get out a Shi En to protect it from traps. With Elemental HERO decks, you can Summon Photon Thrasher and an Elemental Monster or summon Elemental HERO Stratos, search for Elemental HERO Bubbleman, set your hand, and then special summon Bubbleman. Easy peasy.
If you run a Warrior deck, Heroic Champion – Excalibur is a staple card for your Extra deck. If you are running Light Warrior monsters then try adding in Honest as Excalibur is a Light monster. It is also a nice fit in Warrior / Chaos decks.
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5
If you would like more idea on any of the top 10 cards we are reviewing, you can also search on the Card of the Day page to find our old posts. Personally, I do not go back and look at those articles in order to keep my reviews original, but they may still mirror the Year End posts so just keep that in mind when reading the top 10 reviews.


We're looking at the top 10 cards released in 2012, and coming in at number 10 is Heroic Champion - Excalibur. A Rank 4 LIGHT/Warrior Xyz monster and needing 2 level 4 Warrior type monsters with 2000 for both ATK and DEF.
Once per turn: You can detach 2 Xyz materials from this card; this card's ATK becomes double it's original ATK until your opponent's next end phase.
Excalibur is one of those cards that you  look at and say, yeah....he's pretty good. He's easy to Xyz summon as he needs 2 level 4 Warrior monsters to summon *Looks sternly at Six Samurais and Heroics* so there. He has 2000 for both ATK and DEF, not bad, but once a turn you can detach 2 Xyz materials to double his original attack to 4000. You can use Heroic Chance to double that to a possible game ending 8000. Heroic Champion - Extra Sword can get him to at least 3000, and with Excalibur being a LIGHT monster using Honest can rack up even more ATK onto Excalibur, and is a DARK monster away from a Chaos monster. If your opponent is playing defense, you can use something like Fairy Meteor Crush to bring the pain. Excalibur is a great card for Warriors and earns the number 10 spot of the best cards released in 2012.
Traditional: 3
Advanced: 5
Tomorrow: Number 9 is a real dirty rat.

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