Sweet Synchron Combos
Thanks to “Junk Synchron,” Yusei can easily Summon Level 4 and Level 5 Synchro Monsters, including his iconic “Junk Warrior.” “Junk Synchron” is a Level 3 Tuner that can Special Summon any Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard in Defense Position. That includes Yusei’s Level 2 “Quillbolt Hedgehog” and Level 1 “Tuningware.” Even though “Junk Synchron” negates the effects of the monsters you Special Summon with it while they’re face-up on the field, you still get to draw a card for the effect of “Tuningware” if you Tune it to “Junk Synchron,” since you draw the card after it reaches the Graveyard. That gives you a quick way to Synchro Summon “Armory Arm” and draw a new card, just like on TV! You can also Special Summon “Tuningware” from your Deck with “One for One” to speed up your Synchro Summons.
If you want to play more Level 2 monster in your Deck to Special Summon with “Junk Synchron,” you may consider using “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter.” Yusei Fudo may not use Ryko in the TV series, but he does make a lot of strong plays that involve cards in his Graveyard, and Ryko can help those cards get there.
“Quillbolt Hedgehog” is one of those cards that Yusei loves having in his Graveyard. Since it can be Special Summoned whenever he has a Tuner monster on the field, it can spawn a lot of powerful plays.
While you have “Quillbolt Hedgehog” in your Graveyard, you can Normal Summon “Junk Synchron” and Special Summon another Level 2 monster from your Graveyard. Yusei likes to Special Summon “Speed Warrior” with the effect of “Junk Synchron,” but Ryko may serve you better. With “Junk Synchron” on the field, you can Special Summon “Quillbolt Hedgehog” from your Graveyard at no cost. Now you’re ready to Synchro Summon “Junk Warrior.” If you Tune “Junk Synchron” with the monster it revived to Special Summon “Junk Warrior,” “Junk Warrior” will gain all of the ATK of “Quillbolt Hedgehog.” But why settle for an 800 ATK boost, when you can make your “Junk Warrior” even stronger!
If you strengthen “Quillbolt Hedgehog” with an Equip Spell Card, “Junk Warrior” will gain all of its additional ATK when it’s Summoned. Recently bumped up to Semi-Limited status on the Limited and Forbidden List, “United We Stand” seems like the perfect Equip Spell Card for the job.. “United We Stand” converts the power of teamwork into a huge ATK boost for “Quillbolt Hedgehog” that gets shared with “Junk Warrior.” With “Quillbolt Hedgehog” and “United We Stand,” you can easily Synchro Summon a “Junk Warrior” that has over 4500 ATK!
If you want access to all of Yusei’s Synchro Monsters without running the specific Tuners that create them, you can use “Quickdraw Synchron” in your Yusei-themed Deck. “Quickdraw Synchron” is a Level 5 Tuner that can be treated as any Synchron monster when it’s used in a Synchro Summon. You can discard a Monster Card to Special Summon “Quickdraw Synchron” from your hand, and “Quillbolt Hedgehog” is the perfect monster to discard since you can Special Summon it right back from your Graveyard.
Playing “Quickdraw Synchron” along with a bunch of low-level monsters in your Deck will give you access to Yusei’s most powerful Synchro monsters, including “Road Warrior,” “Drill Warrior,” and “Nitro Warrior,” without needing to make room in your Deck for every single “Synchron” monster.
No Yusei Deck would be complete without an easy way to Synchro Summon “Stardust Dragon.” If you’re willing to borrow a play from Zane Truesdale in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, you can use “Cyber Dragon” in your Yusei-themed Deck. Since “Cyber Dragon” is a Level 5 monster that can easily be Special Summoned, you can Tune it to your Level 3 “Junk Synchron” to instantly Synchro Summon “Stardust Dragon.”
If you test out a Deck built around Yusei’s cards, you might be surprised to see how strong it can actually be. But you shouldn’t be surprised to see how much fun it is to use. “Rev it up” and start Dueling to see for yourself!