Xyz Symphony Djinns!
Four new Xyz Monsters are in town, courtesy of Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony. These new “Djinn” monsters work really well together, and all have effects that help each other. But that doesn’t mean they don’t work great on their own! Here’s a rundown of their effects, and how you can use them together.
There are 3 Rank 3 Djinn Xyz Monsters, and 1 Rank 4. Temtempo the Percussion Djinn, Melomelody the Brass Djinn, and Muzurhythm the String Djinn are the 3 Rank 3 Xyz Monsters, and they’re all summoned using 2 Level 3 monsters. For some extra tips on some easy ways to summon Rank 3 Xyz Monsters quickly and easily, check out this article full of tips for Summoning Rank 3 Xyz Monsters. The more Djinns you Summon, the more they can help each other and overwhelm your opponent.
Temtempo the Percussion Djinn is the strongest Rank 3 Djinn in terms of ATK, with a respectable 1700 Attack Points. But Temtempo’s effect can make it and all of your other Djinns stronger! By detaching 1 Xyz Material, you can strip an opponent’s monster 1 of its Xyz Materials, and then all of your “Djinn” Xyz Monsters gain 500 ATK! This helps against annoying monsters like Gachi Gachi Gantetsu and Wind-Up Zenmaines as well, by making them unable to save themselves from being destroyed, plus giving your Djinns some extra ATK. You can also use the effect on either player’s turn, tearing away a key Xyz Material from a freshly Summoned Number 17: Leviathan Dragon or Blade Armor Ninja to greatly reduce their effectiveness.
Melomelody the Brass Djinn has the lowest ATK of all the Djinns, and an effect that has almost always been coupled with low ATK monsters since the beginning of Yu-Gi-Oh! – the ability to attack twice during each Battle Phase. Melomelody can detach a material to let any “Djinn” Xyz Monster attack twice during this turn, so you can pick the Djinn with the highest ATK to attack twice! Combining this with Temtempo the Percussion Djinn will get you a powerful monster that can attack twice. This can help to clear the field of weaker monsters so that you can make direct attacks with your other Djinns.
Muzurhythm the String Djinn is the final Rank 3 Djinn, and his effect also powers up any of your Djinns. When any of your Djinns is attacking an opposing monster, you can detach 1 Xyz Material to double that Djinn’s ATK until the End Phase. This allows you to defeat powerful monsters you would normally have trouble with. Using this ability on the monster that’s targeted by effect of Melomelody the Brass Djinn will make that monster attack twice, with double the power! This effect doubles the monster’s current ATK, not original ATK, so the boost from Temtempo the Percussion Djinn will be counted when Muzurhythm’s effect doubles your monster’s ATK!
Maestroke the Symphony Djinn, the only Rank 4 Djinn Xyz Monster, is a like a Rank 4 version of Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, but better. Gachi just protects himself, but Maestroke gives that same self preservation ability to any of your Djinns. When they would be destroyed, you can just detach 1 Xyz Material from them instead! Plus, his 2300 DEF is hard to beat, so he’ll usually stick around on the field for a while. During your turn, Maestroke can also detach 1 Xyz Material to flip an opponent’s monster face-down; using Maestroke is like adding at least 2 extra copies of Book of Moon to your Deck! This lets you destroy opponent’s monsters easily, by flipping into their frequently vulnerable Defense Position.
The Symphony Djinns all work together to take down your opponent’s monsters easily, while protecting themselves from being destroyed thanks to Maestroke. It isn’t often that you can get this many great Xyz Monsters all in one place, so now’s a great time to pick up a Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony and test them out for yourself!