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Number S0: Utopia ZEXAL
3 "Number" Xyz Monsters with the same Rank
(This card's original Rank is always treated as 1.) You can also Xyz Summon this card by discarding 1 "Rank-Up-Magic" Normal Spell Card, then using a "Utopia" monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Transfer its Xyz Materials to this card.) This card's Xyz Summon cannot be negated. When Xyz Summoned, your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated. Gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each Xyz Material attached to it. Once per opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated this turn.
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Date Reviewed: June 14, 2017
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You could just call this the big red flag on the
field. S0 is a Rank nothing (but always treated as
1) Light Warrior-type XYZ Monster with ? Atk and ?
Def. It gains 1000 Atk and 1000 Def for each XYZ
Material attached to it. It requires 3 same Rank
Number XYZ Monsters to XYZ Summon this card. So
we're looking at 3000 Atk and 3000 Def when this
thing hits the field properly. What happens to the
original monsters' XYZ material? Anyway, the
alternate XYZ Summon method is by far easier. Just
control a Utopia monster and discard a Normal Spell
Card with Rank-Up Magic in the name. So if you don't
have a RUM Spell, go lightning, and if you do go for
S0. It's great to have options. Either method for
XYZ Summon is immune to negation, and your opponent
cannot activate anything.
So after all that, what do you get? An
on-destruction effect? nope? Protection from
tributing Kaijus? Don't we wish. A board wiping
effect? Not even. S0 can detach a material during
the opponent's turn to prevent ALL card and effect
activations for that whole turn. Imagine drawing
Heat Wave after this. GG no re. Abuse it. Warning:
may cause rage quits.
Number S0: Utopia ZEXAL
Today's COTD is Number S0: Utopia ZEXAL, a
Protagonist's Ace monster that should have been good
but trips and falls flat on its face at the finish
line. S0 is supposed to represent the final
evolution of Number 39 into an unstoppable force,
but unfortunately it doesn't.
S0 has no rank of its own, but a condition on the
card says it's always rank 1. S0 has a base attack
and defence of 0 on a light warrior Xyz body. It can
either summon itself by using THREE Number Xyz
monsters with the same rank, or you can discard a
Rank-Up-Spell card and overlay S0 over a Utopia
monster you control. Now, by giving up three Number
Xyz monsters, you're losing a lot of field presence
and potentially losing a lot of advantage. The
chaos-overlay is actually the better summoning
option of the two, given you only need to use a
spell and any utopia monster, which is easy enough
to do with R4NK decks.
Now, when you DO sumon S0, his summon can't be
negated and the opponent can't respond to his
summon. Both good effects, and this is where he
stumbles. S0 gains 1000 attack and defence for each
material on him, so you've either got a 3000 monster
after losing advantage, or a 1000 to 4000 monster
after ranking another Utopia monster into it.
Lastly, and this is the part of this monster that
drags everything else down. Once per turn, during
the opponents turn ONLY, by detaching a material,
the opponent can't activate any effects until the
end of the turn. He has no protection, doesn't stop
continuous effects, he can't stop whatever he's
chained to and he doesn't prevent anything being
chained to him. That, coupled with only being able
to use this effect during the opponents turn kills
He looks pretty neat though, right? And he certainly
fits right into a Yuma fan-deck. But with extra deck
space getting tighter with each new set, and better
Utopia monsters out there, looking at you Lightning,
S0 is mostly an un-used card.
Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL:
After looking at the Code of the Duelist preview
cards, we can now look at the cards that were
reprinted just so Europe can now access them. First
off of the two is the one that is clearly better,
and that is Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL.
S0 is one of the few monsters with no stars as a
monster along with Tzolkin, Bishbalkin, F0 (both
versions, one of which is currently OCG exclusive),
and every Link monster currently printed and likely
will be printed. ZEXAL can be XYZ summoned using 3
Number monsters with the same Rank. Spoiler Alert:
that isn't happening unless the stars align. S0 is
always treated as a Rank 1, which doesn't matter.
Now we can see how this card is summoned. ZEXAL can
be XYZ summoned by discarding a Rank-Up Magic and
using a Utopia monster as material, along with that
Utopia's XYZ materials. This is a way more realistic
way to summon this guy, the only negative is that
you have to run Rank-Up Magic cards, which can suck,
but if you want to be cheeky and run Seventh One,
then have at it, cause top decking that card can be
fun. The XYZ summon of S0 cannot be negated. That
sounds very promising. S0 gains 1000 ATK for each
material it has, which means it will likely be at
3000 or 4000 ATK and DEF unless you want to run as
many Utopias as possible to put on top of each
other. Finally, on your opponents turn, you can
detach a material to stop your opponent from
activating cards or effects during that turn. This
is why this card is so good, not letting your
opponent play Yu-Gi-Oh on their turn is so crucial,
and it could easily lead you to OTKing them. It
doesn't stop them from dropping Kaijus, which are
really their only hope, but this card just helps you
end your opponent if you couldn't already.
This card is very good, and makes up for having to
run Rank-Up Magic cards, as Brilliant Fusion makes
up for you having to run Gem-Knights.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5