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If this card is Summoned: Return all "Number" Xyz Monsters on the field to the Extra Deck. Neither player can Special Summon "Number" Xyz Monsters. Cannot be destroyed by battle with an Xyz Monster. This card is unaffected by the effects of Xyz Monsters.
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May 6, 2015
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The problem with this card is while that there
are plenty of good Number XYZ monsters out there,
there are just as many (if not more) splashable XYZ
monsters without the word Number in their names that
can get over this. At it's best, it can a
bounce a threat and be a pretty generic 1600 beater
that could be ran over by plenty of non-XYZ
monsters. And no smart player would waste an
XYZ effect on a 1600 beater, so it's last effect is
redundant. It's a neither powerful nor
With some smarter design choices, it could've been
cool tech. I like the concept (sorta Kinetic
Soldier-ish) but it's a relatively bad card overall.
Numeral Hunter (who looks identical from the
first number hunter from Zexal) is a Light
attributed, Level 4 Warrior, with 1600 attack and
1400 defense. If this card is Summoned
(regardless of how) all Number XYZ Monsters are
returned to the Extra Deck. In addition,
neither player can Special Summon a Number XYZ
Monster and this card cannot be destroyed by one.
Finally, this card is unaffected by by the effects
of all XYZ Monsters. Honestly, he's almost
worth a shot just for that. I think he's a
legit side-deck choice if you run into someone
obviously playing enough Numbers to make him
worthwhile. But the fact is, he's too little
too late to have a real impact on the game.
Hello Pojo Fans,
While the past two days have featured cards that
were situational to win the match, today we feature
a card that is situational throughout the game.
Numeral Hunter is the enemy of Xyz monsters that
contain numbers in their name.
Decent stats, Attribute and Type, as well as being
searchable, Numeral Hunter's ability to return all
Xyz monsters with a number in their name is a great
effect if facing Xyz monsters with a number. While
on the field neither player can Special Summon Xyz
monsters with numbers in their name as well,
preventing any of the monsters that were sent back
by Numeral Hunter to reappear until he leaves the
field or gets negated. There are roughly less than
10 monsters in the game right now that have a number
in their name, making this card situational for its
Numeral Hunter's true power comes from its ability
to not be affected by Xyz monster effects and its
ability to be indestructible against attacks from
Xyz monsters. Almost everyone plays Xyz monsters,
and with Numeral Hunter being a wall against them,
as well as having built-in protection from their
effects, these effects are much more useful. Stall
until you can find an answer to your opponents Xyz
It could be a side-deck card, but likely will get
much more use out of its immunity against Xyz
monster effects/attacks, rather than its Guardian
Sphinx-like effect against “Number” Xyz monsters.
Until Next Time
Hey kids! Do you hate those pesky XYZ monsters?
With their fancy Rank instead of levels? Silent
Honor keeps stealing your monsters? Well have we got
the answer for you. Numeral Hunter is the end all,
be all for solving your XYZ monster problems. A
Level 4 LIGHT/Warrior type monster, with a
respectable 1600/1400 for ATK/DEF, and bearing a
very close likeness to a certain Yu-Gi-Oh!
character, Hunter does what he does so well. Gets
rid of all XYZ monsters by sending them all back to
the extra deck whenever he's summoned in any way.
I'm looking at you again, Call of the Haunted. And
while he's on the field, XYZ monsters cannot be
special summoned by anyone, they also cannot destroy
him in battle and Hunter is also unaffected by XYZ
monsters effects. With him being a Warrior,
Reinforcements of the Army can net you him faster,
and Honest can get Hunter over any other monster. I
wouldn't be surprised if this card saw play ASAP and
even in spots in the main deck. Numeral Hunter is
great card, but he still is vulnerable to traps,
spells, and things like Effect Veiler and Skill
Drain. And without Honest, his stats are good, but
can be overcome. Good card, overall.