No matter what kind of duelist you are, you’ll have at least one or two decks with access to rank 4 XYZ monsters. These cards are the bread & butter of almost every extra deck, they’re powerful yet easy to summon. With over a hundred choices available, you’re likely confused about your rank 4 monster choices. Fear no more, this list comprises the 10 best rank 4 XYZ monsters!
Please note these are generic XYZ monsters that can slip nicely into any deck, rather than archetype/type/attribute specific XYZ monsters!
10. Gem-Knight Pearl
Sometimes its nice to have a high ATK non-effect monster, having one in your extra deck is massively underrated. Any two level 4 monsters are required to get this 2600 ATK beater on to the field, which can be useful in many situations. Gem-Knight Pearl isn’t classed as an effect monster which is also useful in certain situations.
9. Gagaga Cowboy
Gagaga Cowboy’s effectiveness comes in the form of flexibility, it’ll contribute heavily to a wide array of situations. Need a big monster taking down? No problem. Need a defensive stall card? No problem. Need some damage inflicting? No problem!
This monster brings a lot to the table and it should be considered for any extra deck out there!
8. Lightning Chidori
Destroying cards is great and all but returning them to the deck is downright awesome. Lightning Chidori clears a spell/trap the second it’s summoned, then it can send another face-up card to the top of the deck. Such an awesome card is quite clearly one of the best of the list, the summoning requirements of two level 4 wind attribute monsters is what lets it down to 8th on the list.
7. Tornado Dragon
Clearly a monster variant of Mystical Space Typhoon, Tornado Dragon will contribute heavily to the destruction of your opponent’s spell/trap cards. Particularly useful again stalling decks, this XYZ monster is invaluable in the right situations. The ATK/DEF stats are a bit low but overall, it’s a great card!
6. Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
Puny ATK/DEF stats are required to make this card even remotely balanced. As any long-term player will know, Book of Moon used to be a staple in any deck. The ability to flip an opponent’s monster face-down is surprisingly effective, shutting down a number of strategies. Due to this, Maestroke the Symphony Djinn is an epic card that can be used to switch 2 monsters to face-down defense position.
5. Photon Papilloperative
Pretty much the opposite of the previous entry, only it’s much better as an attacking threat. Defense position monsters cannot catch a break when this monster is on the field, as it’ll reveal them for all to see and reduce their ATK stat. Photon Papilloperative is great for OTK combos or for shutting down defensive decks.
4. Number 101: Silent Honor ARK
Few moments are more satisfying as equipping your opponent’s best monster to Silent Honor ARK, the look on their face is priceless. You can run out of options at times, some monsters take a long time to get rid of. When battling or destructive effects fail, equipping them to your own monster is the next step. The ATK/DEF stats are quite low but Silent Honor ARK’s power is in its effect!
3. Heroic Champion – Excalibur
The OTK King, Heroic Champion – Excalibur will easily win you the game, so long as its attack can get through. I know it requires warriors to summon but it’s so damn good that I had to put it in the top 3 anyway. This rank 4 XYZ monster will provide huge degrees of OTK potential, as its 4000 ATK is crazy for how easy it is to get out on the field.
2. Steelswarm Roach
Prevent your opponent from special summoning any high level monsters with this XYZ monster that requires any two level 4 monsters. Seems a bit cheap but Steelswarm Roach is very, very effective. It’ll prove particularly useful when you already have the upper hand, giving your opponent absolutely no chance to turn the game around.
1. Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer
As discussed before, returning cards to the deck is incredibly powerful and a monster with such an effect should be hard to summon. This card though, is so easy to call upon and has the potential to win you the game there and then. It can return a card back to the deck, or switch 2 monsters to face-down defense position over the course of two turns. For how well-rounded it is, Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer is the best rank 4 XYZ monster in Yugioh!