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Metaltron XII, the True Dracombatant
Requires 3 Tributes to Normal Summon (cannot be Normal Set). To Tribute Summon this card face-up, you can Tribute Continuous Spell/Trap Card(s) you control, as well as monsters. Unaffected by the effects of cards with the same card type (Monster, Spell, and/or Trap) as the original card type of the cards Tributed for its Tribute Summon. If this Tribute Summoned monster in its owner's control is destroyed by an opponent's card (by battle or card effect): You can Special Summon 1 Fusion, Synchro, or Xyz Monster that is EARTH, WATER, FIRE, or WIND from your Extra Deck.
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3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: June 9, 2017
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Metaltron XII, the True Dracombatant
I’m going to use this review partially to complain
about how dumb it is to combine two words into one
for many Yu-Gi-Oh card names. Is there a reason to
the madness or does Konami really think it’s clever
to call a monster like this Dracombatant instead of
Draco Combatant? And they do this all the time. Are
they just saving space? Just stop please.
It’s completely stupid.
Now that I have that off my chest, we move on to the
review of Metaltron XII, the True Dracombatant,
which is scary upon first read, but is unfortunately
labored by needing three tributes, a cost that has
vanquished many monsters before it. In a True Draco
deck, this monster could very well be used, and if
you happen to tribute him using all three types of
cards, you have a great chance of winning, but
that’s not going to happen as often as you hope,
especially against quality opponents in a 3-duel
match. And since Master Peace is almost as good as
Metaltron for one less tribute, it’s the reason he’s
almost always preferred.
I do love the potential of Metaltron, however, since
he really has nothing to do with True King or True
Draco. Any deck that tributes heavily or has many
continuous spells and traps could consider him, and
while he will always have a huge cost to summon, a
future deck would never need to regard the rest of
the archetype to think of him. He’s a separate
monster with untapped potential, just like Gilford
the Lightning and Beast King Barbaros before him.
And I’ll always have special love for that.
Future Potential: 3.5/5
Todays COTD is Metaltron XII, the True
Dracocombatant, a level 9 light wyrm with 3000
attack and defence. And if it wasn't for Master
Peace, Metaltron would be the boss monster for the
As with most True Draco monsters, you can tribute
summon M-12 by tributing continuous spells and traps
you control, however, he requires THREE tributes to
normal summon. And is he worth it? Yes, Yes he is.
As when he IS tribute summoned, he's immune to the
effects of whatever card types you use to summon
him. So, he is potentially a 3K beater that can't be
affected by the effects of monsters, spells or
traps. AT ALL. But yes, he can still be tributed by
an opponents Kaiju...
Now, while that summon effect in itself is beefy,
M-12 gets an effect if he DOES get destroyed by an
opponents card, either effect OR battle. And when he
IS destroyed, you can special summon a Synchro,
Fusion or Xyz monster that's earth, wind, fire or
water from your extra deck. Granted that monster
isn't classed as being summoned correctly, BUT the
ability to summon almost anything from the extra
deck is worth M-12 being destroyed.
Metaltron XII also looks awe-inspiring with that
golden armour and magnificent looking weapon. He's
powerful even in an over-powered archetype, and when
Master Peace finally gets hit, M-12 will definitely
take the stage and show he's so much better.
Advanced 5/5 Splashable into decks aside from True
Metaltron XII, the True Dracocombatant:
Today, we look at what was likely meant to be the
boss monster of the True Draco deck, but Master
Peace was just better than, Metaltron XII.
Typical True Draco things, he can be Tribute
Summoned with Continuous Spells or Traps. The
biggest negative of this guy is that he needs 3
tributes for his summon. That does not sound too
promising, but he is just like Master Peace where he
protects himself from what you tributed (Monster,
Spell, Trap). If this guy (tht was Tribute Summoned
and it was in its owner's control) is destroyed by
battle or by an opponent's card effect (which might
not be likely) you can summon a Fusion, Synchro, or
XYZ monster with the Fire, Water, Earth, or Wind
attribute from the Extra Deck. There are many good
targets for this: Crystal Wing, Naturia Exterion,
etc. The only negative is how much you got to give
to summon this guy just for a Towers that just sits
there until he is destroyed, which likely won't
happen and he will get Kaijued.
Advanced Rating: 1.5/5