[Duelist News] “Twelve Beast” Special Feature

Editor’s Note: For the moment, this article will be referring to the theme we’ve literally transcribed as “Jyuunishishi” with the most literal name choice at the moment for lack of better options at the moment. It is of course subject to change whether by group decision or by Konami revealing their group name, whichever comes first.

“Twelve Beast” Special Feature: A New Way of X Summoning! And Xyz Materials Play An Important Role, Bringing New Power!

The new series “Twelve Beasts” appears, an EARTH Beast-Warrior-Type series whose charm is a new way of Xyz Summoning! “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters not only Xyz Summon each other by placing themselves on top of other “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters, but they also have the surprising characteristic of Xyz Summoning themselves even on top of “Twelve Beast” monsters that aren’t Xyz Monsters!!

And when they have “Twelve Beast” as Xyz Materoal… … Well they Power Up the ATK and DEF of “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters, and also bring new abilities to those Xyz Monsters. (And when they have multiple Xyz Materials… …)

So let’s check out the characteristics of the “Twelve Beast” included in “Raging Tempest” (on sale October 8th, 2016)!

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Twelve Beasts: Continuous Xyz Summons! & Strengthen them with Xyz Material’d Allies

Key Points of the “Twelve Beast” Series!!

You can Xyz Summon on top of “Twelve Beast” monsters that aren’t Xyz Monsters!

The “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters are all Rank 4 Monsters. Not only do you Xyz Summon them using 2 or more Level 4 monsters together, but you can also Xyz Summon by placing them on top of a “Twelve Beast” monster that doesn’t have the same name as it! Yes, that’s right, they have shocking feature of being able to Xyz Summon by placing themselves on top of a “Twelve Beast” monster that isn’t an Xyz Monster! Therefore, you just need to bring out 1 “Twelve Beast” monster to bring out one Xyz Monster after another and pull off a powerful combo using each of their effects!

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Xyz Summon by placing them on top of “Twelve Beast”!!

Non-Xyz Monster “Twelve Beast” are okay too! Place them on top to Xyz Summon!!

Xyz Material’d “Twelve Beasts” Have An Important Role Of Providing Monster Effects Along With ATK & DEF!

“Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters all have the following for their first effect: “This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the total ATK and total DEF of the “Juunishishi” monsters attached to it as Xyz Materials.” And with the 2nd Monster Effect of non-Xyz “Twelve Beast” Monsters and their ATK and DEF, as they become Xyz Materials, you can effectively utilize the Xyz Materials attached to your “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters!

With multiple Xyz Materials attached, not only does that Xyz Monster get multiple new effects, but it gains ATK and DEF equal to the respective values of the materials of each Monster attached!

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“Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters & Xyz Materials (1)
With The Monster Effect of “Twelve Beast” that have become Xyz Materials, “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters gain new effects!

“Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters & Xyz Materials (2)
The ATK & DEF of “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters are increased by the respective values of the “Twelve Beast” monsters attached as Xyz Materials!

“Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters

Let’s check out the effects of each of the different “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters!

The Effects Each “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monster Has!

Card NameEach of their Monster Effects
t160929pdBullhorn of the Twelve Beasts(2): 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.
t160929peTigress of the Twelve Beasts(2): Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Xyz Monster you control and 1 “Twelve Beast” monster in your Graveyard; attach that “Twelve Beast” monster to that Xyz Monster as Xyz Material.
t160929pf十二獣ドランシア(2): Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it.
t160929pgWildbow of the Twelve Beasts(2): This card can attack your opponent directly.
(3): When this card with 12 or more Xyz Materials inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can send as many cards as possible from your opponent’s hand and field to the Graveyard, then change this card to Defense Position.

Non-Xyz Monster “Twelve Beast” Monsters

Each possess two Monster Effects, and one of them is an effect that applies when it’s an Xyz Material. If this card is attached as an Xyz Material, that Beast-Warrior-Type Xyz Monster can gain a new Effect!

Card Name
[ATK/DEF]
(1)st Effect(2)nd Effect(The Effect Granted To An Xyz Monster Whose Original Type Is Beast-Warrior-Type While It’s An Xyz Material)
t160929phMarmorat of the Twelve Beasts
[ATK 0/DEF 0]
If this card is Normal Summoned: You can send 1 “Twelve Beast” card from your Deck to your Graveyard.Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 “Marmorat of the Twelve Beasts” from your hand or Deck.
t160929piRabbina of the Twelve Beasts
[ATK 800/DEF 800]
If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 “Twelve Beast” card in your Graveyard, except “Rabbina of the Twelve Beasts”; add it to your hand.During either player’s turn, when your opponent activates a Spell Card or effect that targets this card: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation.
t160929pjViper of the Twelve Beasts
[ATK 1200/DEF 400]
During either player’s turn: You can target 1 Beast-Warrior-Type Xyz Monster you control; attach this card from your hand or field to it as Xyz Material.If this card battles an opponent’s monster, after damage calculation: Banish that opponent’s monster.
t160929pkThroughblade of the Twelve Beasts
[ATK 1600/DEF 0]
If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can discard 1 “Twelve Beast” card, and if you do, draw 1 card.If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.
t160929plRam of the Twelve Beasts
[ATK 400/DEF 2000]
If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 “Twelve Beast” monster in your Graveyard, except “Ram of the Twelve Beasts”; Special Summon it.During either player’s turn, when your opponent activates a Trap Card or effect that targets this card: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation.

Spell & Trap Cards That Support “Twelve Beasts”

Introducing Spell & Trap Cards that have effects that support and bring out “Twelve Beast” monsters! Since 2 of them have “Twelve Beast” in their name, they can be used for various combos!

t160929pmZodiac Sign
[Field Spell]
All “Twelve Beast” monsters you control gain 300 ATK and DEF. Monsters your opponent controls cannot target Beast-Warrior-Type monsters you control for attacks, except the Beast-Warrior-Type monster you control with the highest ATK (either, if tied). Once per turn, if a “Twelve Beast” monster(s) you control would be destroyed by a card effect, you can destroy 1 other monster in your hand or field instead.
[⇒ Its 3rd effect not only protects your “Twelve Beast” monsters from destruction, but its powerful effect allows you to activate the effects of “Rabbina of the Twelve Beasts” and “Ram of the Twelve Beasts” that activate when they’re destroyed by destroying them instead, allowing you to combo with powerful effects! ]

t160929pnElemental Triangle of the Twelve Beasts
[Continuous Spell]
You can target 1 face-up card you control; destroy it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 “Twelve Beast” monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of “Elemental Triangle of the Twelve Beasts” once per turn. If this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monster you control; attach this card from your Graveyard to that target as Xyz Material.
[⇒ Its First Effect allows you to Special Summon whatever “Twelve Beast” you want from your Deck to Xyz Summon! As for the destroyed card, “Rabbina of the Twelve Beasts” or “Ram of the Twelve Beasts”, you’ll be able to use those cards for a combo! ]

t160929poSeasonal Direction of the Twelve Beasts
[Normal Trap]
Target 1 “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 “Twelve Beast” monster from your Deck to that target as Xyz Material. During either player’s turn, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 5 “Juunishishi” cards with different names in your Graveyard; shuffle all 5 into the Deck, then draw 1 card.
[⇒ The first effect can reinforce a “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monster based on the circumstances! Also, the 2nd effect is important to this series for letting you perform one Xyz Summon after another, allowing you to return “Twelve Beast” Xyz Monsters back to the Extra Deck to reuse them! ]

Check out the explanatory video! Go the your local event after memorizing the Key Word mentioned in the Video!

Check the animation and then participate at the Deck Experience Event!

You get a gift when you give the answer mentioned in the video at the “Keyword Quiz” being held by staff at the experience event!

▼ The Deck Experience Event Where You Can Duel Decks Based On The New Cards!

“Twelve Beast” Deck Experience Event is Being Held [Untl October 7th, 2016]
What kind of cards will you mix together when you make your Deck?

Consider as many cards as possible which work well with them! Appoint conditions when searching the card database to discover new possibilities!!

▼ Check Out Existing Cards On The Card Database
Beast-Warrior-Type Xyz Monster
Rank 4 Beast-Warrior-Type Xyz Monsters

cg1523Raging Tempest [On Sale October 8th, 2016]
Not only does this set have a new Ace Monster that appears in the animated series “Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V”, but it includes many new cards used by Yuya! Also, also new cards from Kaito appear, along with his new trump card with a terrifying effect! And also, Rin’s cards make their debut in the Official Card Game along with new cards from Yugo, and overall there’s plenty of cards from various rivals! And the new themes “Twelve Beast” and “Esprit Bird” appear, with plenty of powerful new cards!
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