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Masqued Mayhem

August 21st, 2013

Hot off the heels of the CXyz Monsters from Number Hunters, Judgment of the Light introduces a new Number monster that you can power up with any of the Rank-Up Magic Spell Cards – Number 104: Masquerade!

Number 104: Masquerade requires 3 Level 4 monsters to be Xyz Summoned. Since it doesn’t require any specific monsters for its Summon, you can use it in any Deck that Summons a lot of Level 4 monsters. This includes Gadget, HERO, Madolche, Thunder and Noble Knight Decks, or the new Star Seraph and Umbral monsters also from Judgment of the Light or even Decks like Constellar, Evilswarm, and Fire Fist.

Masquerade has 2700 ATK, so it can take down a lot of monsters in battle easily. Monsters like Number 11: Big Eye and Evilswarm Ophion are no match for this masked marauder! And if your opponent tries to use a monster effect during the Battle Phase, Masquerade can negate that effect and deal 800 damage to your opponent! Number 104: Masquerade has a big body and a powerful effect that will keep you in control during the Battle Phase. Masquerade also has the ability to send the top card of your opponent’s Deck to the Graveyard every turn, which might even send a card like Dark Hole to the Graveyard if you’re lucky! Be careful about using this effect against certain Decks though, as some strategies like Lightsworn and Dragon Rulers thrive when their Graveyards are full.

Number 104: Masquerade is already a powerful Number monster, and it can be powered up even further with Rank-Up Magic. You can use Rank-Up Magic Barian’s Force, Rank-Up Magic Limited Barian’s Force or Rank-Up Magic Numeron Force to transform your Masquerade into Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade!


Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade can be Xyz Summoned with 4 Level 5 monsters, but you’ll usually want to Summon it with Rank-Up Magic. When you Xyz Summon it, you get to destroy 1 Spell or Trap Card on the field. This is great, since it turns your Rank-Up Magic into a Mystical Space Typhoon that upgrades your monster. Umbral Horror Masquerade’s effect ensures that your opponent will never activate an Effect Monster’s effect on the field while you have him in play. If they do, Masquerade can detach 1 Xyz Material to negate the activation, send 1 random card from your opponent’s hand to the Graveyard, and halve their Life Points! With a massive 3000 ATK, Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade is extremely hard to take down in battle, and you can even back it up with Safe Zone to protect it from being destroyed or targeted by card effects too. The longer you keep Umbral Horror Masquerade in play, the longer you’ll be able to strong arm your opponent out of using their best monster effects!

Number 104: Masquerade and Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade are 2 great monsters to include in a Deck that can easily summon any 3 Level 4 monsters. With high ATK and the ability to shut down your opponent’s Effect Monsters, cut down their Life Points, and diminish their cards in hand, these 2 Xyz Monsters merit some serious consideration. And if you do decide to try them out, you can add Number C39: Utopia Ray V and Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory to increase your Rank-Up Magic options!