Judgment of the Light Preview: Number 66: Master Key Beetle
Check out the newest DARK Rank 4 Number monster in Judgment of the Light! Number 66: Master Key Beetle has 2500 ATK and packs a powerful protective effect – by detaching an Xyz Material from it, Master Key Beetle can protect a card on your field from destruction by card effects. Plus, if Master Key Beetle would ever be destroyed, you can protect it by sending to the Graveyard one of the cards that your Beetle previously sought to protect.
Number 66: Master Key Beetle is Summoned by combining 2 Level 4 DARK monsters. Fortunately, it’s easy for lots of Decks to get 2 Level 4 DARK monsters on the field.
Evilswarm Decks, for example, are packed with Level 4 DARK monsters, like Evilswarm Castor and Evilswarm Kerykeion. Similarly, Inzektor Decks use Level 4 DARK monsters including Inzektor Hopper and Mystic Tomato. In addition, Inzektor Duelists are able to use the effect of Inzektor Ladybug to raise the Levels of their lower-Level DARK monsters up to 4. Combine any 2 of these Level 4 DARK monsters to Xyz Summon Master Key Beetle.
Master Key Beetle is tough to destroy AND makes your other cards tough to destroy. Each turn, you can give up one of its Xyz Materials to target another card on your field, and make that card invulnerable to card effects that would destroy it. Plus, if your Master Key Beetle would be destroyed, you can send that card to the Graveyard instead of your Beetle. Since Master Key Beetle can use its effect twice, it’s almost like your Beetle gets 3 lives.
Number 66: Master Key Beetle works exceptionally well with Safe Zone. If you protect your Beetle with Safe Zone, your opponent won’t be able to target or destroy your Beetle. If you make Safe Zone immune from destruction effects with your Beetle’s effect, your opponent won’t be able to destroy Safe Zone either. By combining Safe Zone with Master Key Beetle, you can create a nearly invincible monster.
Number 66: Master Key Beetle is also a DARK monster with 2500 ATK, which means it can be Tributed to activate Deck Devastation Virus or Eradicator Epidemic Virus. These 2 cards have recently become very popular on the tournament scene. As these cards continue to rise in prominence, Master Key Beetle is sure to be used with them.