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Metaltron XII, the True Dracombatant
- #MACR-EN025

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.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.17 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 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.

 

Advanced: 3/5

Future Potential: 3.5/5


Syn

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 deck.
 
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 Draco.


Crunch$G

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


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