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Bujin Hiruko

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Level 4 LIGHT Beast-Warrior/Pendulum Monster

You can banish this card from your Pendulum Zone, then target 1 "Bujin" Xyz Monster you control; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 "Bujin" Xyz Monster with a different name than that target, by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon. Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.)

A wicked god who was sealed away after his deadly showdown with Bujin Hirume over the throne of the Chief God in the distant past. In order to break the seal placed on him, he controlled Hirume, created the sinister Amaterasu, and threatened to engulf the world in darkness. But his ambitions were thwarted by the young Yamato and his allies.

1000/2000

 

This card works best in Zoodiac variants, as they can search it in the middle of their typical combo with their Gigant Xyz.

It's the amount of different types of Zoodiac variants that this card snugly fits into that make it remarkable.

 

A Zoodiac Lawnmower Infernoid list placed third at the Hatti CS x Ooarashi Cup in Kagawa, Japan playing this card. Their extra deck contained Bujintei Kagutsuchi, as well as Bujintei Amaterasu. You can overlay two Zoodiac Molmorat for Bujintei Kagutsuchi, mill five (potentially Infernoid monsters), then use Bujin Hiruko to rank the Kagutsuchi up into Amaterasu, who can immediately special summon something like Dekatron, or some other monster banished by Fairy Tail - Snow. 

 

This is a very recent innovation, and we wot know whether Hiruko in Infernoids will be a format standard until we get more tournament results.

While I haven't seen any Zoodiac ABC lists achieve tournament success, this card has a place in that deck, as well, but in addition to ranking up from Kagutsuchi to Amaterasu, we can also summon Bujintei Tsukuyomi. Milling A, B, and C pieces puts you that much closer to summoning ABC dragon, as well, although milling isn't as strong in ABC as it is in Infernoid.

 

Then there's the obvious application in Zoodiac Metalfoes; it's a low scale. Hiruko has made appearances in Metalfoe lists, but they probably benefit the absolute least from milling and summoning Amaterasu, so in my opinion it would be wiser to play a low-scale like Dragoons of Draconia; it has better stats, a lower scale so you can summon level threes and twos, and a more useful Pendulum zone effect.

 

Perhaps what's most ironic is pure or Kaiju Zoodiac variants, the most popular variants in tournaments by far, don't really benefit from this card at all. They would be better off searching another Zoodiac monster.

 

To recap:

  • Infernoid can benefit from Kagutsuchi and Amaterasu
  • ABC can benefit from the same cards, although not as much, and can benefit heavily from Bujintei Tsukuyomi
  • Metalfoes have better options than this
  • No practical applications in pure/Kaiju Zoodiac lists
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