Believe it or not, only 25 level 12 monsters exist in Yugioh, with only 4 rank 12 XYZ monsters. It seems this level is quite exclusive, reserved for only the most epic cards out there. You’ll often find level 12 monsters are much stronger than most monsters of lower levels and have much more awesome art. Of course this is justified, level 12 is the max level a monster can reach so it has to portray its awesomeness!
This list will take a look at the 10 best level 12 monsters in Yugioh. Usually (as in, every other Yugioh list) I consider difficulty to summon when determining rankings, however I’ve taken a more relaxed approach as I really want to show you the pinnacle of all boss monsters in their full glory!
10. T.G Halberd Cannon
Coming in at number 10 is the T.G. Halberd Cannon, requiring plenty of materials to summon but providing a huge advantage when it hits the field. Being able to negate a summon is incredible, even if it is limited to the one negation per turn. With 4000 ATK and DEF, this monster will have no problem battling other monsters or dealing heavy direct damage!
9. Flower Cardian Paulownia
Unless this card’s effect is negated, Flower Cardian Paulownia will essentially keep you safe from attacks. Of course, no one will bother to attack this card when it’s face up on the field, so you can use it to stall until you can get the monsters required to launch an attack yourself. The fairly easy summoning requirements makes this level 12 monster a great choice for a Flower Cardian deck.
8. Herald of Ultimateness
Not only one of the best level 12 monsters, Herald of Ultimateness has to be the best Fairy type monster in Yugioh. It does have quite a lot of difficulty when it comes to getting it on the field, ritual monsters have that disadvantage. While it is on the field however, this card will win you the game if you have your hand full of Fairy type monsters. It also looks amazing, although that has no bearing on the position on this list.
7. Meklord Astro Mekanikle
Sacrificing raw power for easiness to summon, this card is perfect against any deck containing Synchro monsters. The high ATK/DEF stats are also great for combating other powerful monsters, although Meklord Astro Mekanikle may struggle against stall decks. All you need is 3 Meklord monsters in your hand to summon it though, so you can’t complain about it’s effectiveness when it’s on the field!
6. Superheavy Samurai Steam Train King
What even is that DEF stat, sweet jesus..
Sporting the highest DEF stat in the game makes this card very powerful indeed, even more so when you consider its effects. It can attack in defense position, using its DEF stat to calculate battle damage. Such an ability is crazy, your opponent will have a nightmare trying to deal with it. You also have the option of discarding cards to destroy opponent’s cards, or even inflict a ton of damage with its last effect.
5. Cosmic Blazar Dragon
Woo! I actually own this card, although I’ve never been able to summon it. The summoning requirements are a bit too much to rely on this card to earn you a victory, yet it’s so powerful that it had to make the top 5 of this list. Capable of shutting down anything your opponent tries to do, achieving a win after summoning this card should be easy!
4. Stardust Sifr Divine Dragon
Summon Stardust Sifr Divine Dragon and your field is almost invulnerable. Each card cannot be destroyed, once per turn, allowing you to play with some peace of mind, a huge advantage. As well as this, you can negate a monster effect once per turn and then destroy any card on the field. Summon this level 12 monster then watch your opponent turn red-faced, there’s not much they can do really.
3. Shooting Quasar Dragon
Another card I own, another card I’ll never be able to summon. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to make a deck around it, Shooting Quasar Dragon is one of the best looking dragons in the game (in my opinion). This boss monster has crazy, impossible summoning requirements which is justified as it’s game-winning if it does leave the Extra Deck. Being able to negate a card or effect activation once per turn is ludicrous, no wonder it’s so hard to summon!
2. Hot Red Dragon Archfiend King Calamity
With a name like that, it’d be disappointing for it to be anything other than monstrous. That’s exactly what this card is, wielding power of epic proportions. The second Hot Red Dragon Archfiend King Calamity hits the field, you’ve got a full turn to wipe out your opponent which is not difficult to do at all. An ATK stat of 4000 should be enough as the duel will likely be quite far in, due to this card’s summoning requirements.
You’ll probably never be able to summon this card but I think it’s definitely worthy of the #2 spot on the list!
1. Supreme King Z-Arc
Absolutely crazy, clearly the best level 12 monster and arguably the best monster in Yugioh history. Upon Supreme King Z-ARC hitting the field, it’ll destroy all of your opponents cards and they can’t do anything about it. While a trap card like Quaking Mirror Force will deal with this monster, that assumes you can survive until the next turn. With 4000 ATK and an enemy with no cards on the field, chances of surviving are unlikely.
Thankfully for all of us, the required materials to summon this monster are painful to acquire. It’s still the best level 12 monster though, by some margin!