The newest kind of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG monsters are here! And they’ve come from DEEP SPACE!
Xyz Monsters are made from anti-matter, and have traveled here from the other side of a black hole. They’re landing in Duels at the speed of light, ready to kick butt and take names.
What’s an Xyz Monster?
First things first: It’s pronounced ik-seez. (You say it like a word. Don’t just spell out the letters!)
Xyz Monsters get their name because they’re so easy to Summon. You can make Xyz Monsters from anything: any monster Type, any Attribute, any theme. You can make monsters that look like giant toys, or fearsome dragons, or even monsters that are made of numbers. You can make them out of anything, even the letters x, y, and z.
Since they’ve traveled through a black hole to enter our universe, Xyz Monsters live in Reverse Time, so they do lots of things backwards:
But the weirdest thing of all is that whenever you Summon an Xyz Monster, the stuff you used to make it sort of sticks around!
Got Extra Deck?
The best thing about Xyz Monsters is that they already work with the Deck you’re using RIGHT NOW. No adjustments required!
Xyz Monsters hang out in your Extra Deck, just like your Fusion Monsters and Synchro Monsters. But Xyz Monsters are way easier to Summon than either of those.
If you’re not using an Extra Deck, now is a great time to start. You won’t need to change your Main Deck at all, or add any special cards. Just put some Xyz Monsters in your Extra Deck Zone and you’re ready to rock.
Your Extra Deck can be anywhere from 0 to 15 cards. So even if you don’t have an Extra Deck yet, you can just put your Xyz Monsters in the Extra Deck Zone the next time you Duel. That way, you’ve got them if you need them.
How to Xyz Summon
If you want to Xyz Summon, you need some face-up monsters on the field with the same level. You’ll also need an Xyz Monster in your Extra Deck that fits that Level. (Example: If you’re using 2 Level 4 monsters as your Xyz Material, you need an Xyz Monster that lists “2 Level 4 monsters” as the materials.)
When you’re ready to Xyz Summon, just take the Xyz Material monsters and pile them up on the field. Then take the matching Xyz Monster you’re Summoning out of your Extra Deck, and Summon it. Then place the pile of Xyz Materials underneath it.
That’s right: The Xyz Materials go UNDERNEATH the Xyz Monster. Then you can use them to pay costs for Xyz Monster effects, or to activate special Spell and Trap Cards that only work for Xyz Monsters!
Whenever you use an Xyz Material to pay a cost, or activate an Xyz Monster’s ability, the card will tell you to “detach” 1 Xyz Material. That means you take one of the Xyz Materials you stacked up under your Xyz Monster, and send it to the Graveyard.
Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz
The Dawn of the Xyz Starter Deck comes with 43 cards and is ready to Duel right out of the box!
Dawn of the Xyz is the VERY FIRST PLACE you can get Xyz Monsters to add to your Extra Deck! It comes with three:
Number 39: Utopia
Xyz Material: 2 Level 4’s
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
Xyz Material: 2 Level 2’s
Xyz Material: 2 Level 3’s
Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz also includes new Spell and Trap cards that let you get the most of your Xyz Monsters!
Detach 1 Xyz Material
Boost ATK & DEF
Dawn of the Xyz also includes lots of powerful cards that work in any Deck, like Mirror Force, Seven Tools of the Bandit, and Blade Knight. It’s a new age of Dueling! So don’t miss your chance to get in front of the pack!
Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz contains 43 cards:
40 Common Cards
1 Ultra Rare Card
2 Super Rare Cards
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 Game Mat