Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon “Zoodiac Broadbull” by using 1 “Zoodiac” monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all “Zoodiac” monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; add 1 Beast-Warrior-Type monster, that can be Normal Summoned/Set, from your Deck to your hand.
March 15, 2019
Rating: 5/5 – Currently Banned
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
I betcha you all remember Zoodiacs very well, and as we haven’t looked at one of their better Xyzs before and its banned, this week was a good time to look at it, Zoodiac Broadbull.
Broadbull is a Rank 4 EARTH Beast-Warrior with ? ATK and DEF. The ? means his effect will give him his stats more than likely, EARTH and Beast-Warrior is a nice combination as well. The summoning requirements are 2 Level 4 monsters, so very easy to summon, but once per turn you can Xyz Summon Broadbull using any 1 Zoodiac monster you control, which this effect made the Zoodiac deck so good as one Normal Summon could get you into your whole Extra Deck basically, but if you used a Zoodiac Xyz then its materials transfer over to this card as well which is expected. This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the combined ATK and DEF of the Zoodiac monsters attached to this as material, which all Zoodiac Xyzs have this clause and this is how they get stats, but stats isn’t why they are broken otherwise they’d all be banned. Broadbull allows you once per turn to detach a material from this to search for any Beast-Warrior that could be Normal Summoned or Set. All the Zoodiacs are Beast-Warriors, which makes this so good to get to Ratpier if you didn’t already have it as that card was so good in multiples as Ratpier gave any Beast-Warrior Xyz it was attached to the effect to detach a material to summon a Ratpier from the deck, or you could get Whiptail to attach itself from the hand to a Zoodiac Xyz so it gains the effect to banish anything the Zoodiac Xyz battles. Broadbull wasn’t limited to Zoodiacs, though, which is why some players experimented with Coach Captain Bearman so the deck could summon Coach King Giantrainer to get more draws. You could also search for Lunalight Black Sheep to search for Fusion Substitute and abuse Norden multiple times in the Zoodiac deck for Daigusto Emeral or another Broadbull before Norden was banned. When the OCG banned Drident and Barrage and limited Ratpier, the Zoo deck was still good because it could then turn to floodgates while Broadbull searched for consistency, likely for Whiptail so it could attach itself to your Zoo Xyzs to give it that banish effect so the OCG later had to ban Broadbull and thankfully the TCG had that information when they banned Drident and limited Ratpier so they could ban Broadbull at the same time, but at least Zoo deck still has Barrage. Broadbull is an insanely powerful Xyz that is easy to summon in any deck, but extra easy in Zoodiac, and it does warrant a ban no matter how much I’d like to play with it again to use in other Beast-Warrior decks.
Advanced Rating: 5/5
Art: 4.5/5 The Broadbull here looks really nice and I kinda like the shade of green in the background.
Closing the week of miscellaneous, never reviewed Banned cards is Zoodiac Broadbull. Beast-Warrior, Rank 4 XYZ Monster, Earth, with ? attack and defense, requiring just two generic Level 4 Monsters for an XYZ Summon. Additionally, once a turn you can XYZ Summon this card by using a Zoodiac Monster you control (of a different name, of course) for XYZ Material.
Naturally, any XYZ Material attached to an XYZ Monster you may have used for this attach to Broadbull. The ? comes into play next, seeing that the attack and defense of this card become equal to the Zoodiac Monsters equipped to it, so in the theme, that’s going to add up for you rather quickly. Getting to 3000 attack or higher is all but effortless here.
Lastly, by detaching an XYZ Material, you can a Beast-Warrior from your Deck to your Hand, so long as it can be Normal Summoned/Set. This is a great abusable effect as well. You lose attack and defense from whatever you discard, but you’re very likely going to get that back anyway. The combo potential here is massive, as as the Damage potential to be done with Broadbull. Very powerful and just as easy to use and abuse.
Rating: Banned but if not 4.75/5 (Weeks like this are so fun with such good scores)
Art: 5/5 LOVE the green mist/haze in the background. That gauntlet and Axe are incredible too. Really enjoy the other arm in darkness. Fantastic picture.
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