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Judgment of the Light Preview: Being Bujintei Susanowo

July 19th, 2013

On Tuesday we introduced you to the Bujins, and we left off by introducing their signature boss monster – Bujintei Susanowo. We talked about its basic abilities, but today we’re going to go in-depth and discuss how it would work in your Duels, and show you some of the killer combos that make it so good!


This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; take 1 “Bujin” monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or send it to the Graveyard. You can only control 1 “Bujintei Susanowo”.

Like we said Tuesday, Bujintei Susanowo is really easy to Summon. If you can protect Bujin Yamato for one turn, you can combine it with any Bujingi monster for your Xyz Summon. While that means trading two monsters for one, you’ll use Bujingis as Xyz Materials to balance that out; you can banish Bujingi Quilin from your graveyard to destroy one of your opponent’s face-up cards, or banish Bujingi Turtle to protect a Bujin from a targeted effect. Quilin is especially good, since it instantly balances the scales and helps you make direct attacks.

If that wasn’t enough, Susanowo’s search effect grabs you another free card straight from your deck! Make the right plays, and Susanowo will get you more cards than it took to Summon.

So once Bujintei Susanowo’s on the field, what do you do with it? How about annihilating one of the biggest monsters in competition today!


Since Bujintei Susanowo can attack each of your opponent’s monsters once a turn, it lets you clear out Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack and all of its Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens in one shot. Just Summon Susanowo, search out Bujingi Crane, and attack all the Tokens. Destroying the Tokens will turn off Dracossack’s “you can’t destroy me” effect, so attack it and drop Bujingi Crane to the Graveyard. While Susanowo’s 2400 ATK wouldn’t get it over Dracossack’s 2600 ATK on its own, the Crane bumps Susanowo to a whopping 4800 ATK, punching over Dracossack for 1800 Battle Damage.

And you can basically do that for free. Which is great. But you know what’s cool? There are even easier ways to set it up!


The big question on anybody’s mind when you tell them, “This strategy focuses on playing one monster to the field” is usually, “Well, what if that monster gets destroyed?” And the Bujins have a great answer: Bujincarnation. If your opponent controls a monster and you don’t, Bujincarnation lets you target two “Bujin” monsters: one in your Graveyard and one that’s banished. You Special Summon both, and if you want to use them for an Xyz Summon you can only use them for a Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast-Type monster. That’s cool for a ton of reasons.

-First, it’s a one-card Xyz Summon. You can make Bujintei Susanowo and immediately use its search effect for a free card.

-The cards you use as Xyz Materials can be banished again when you detach them. That can mean more free destruction with Bujingi Quilin, or more free protection with Bujingi Turtle.

-You can also Summon Diamond Dire Wolf to destroy a card; Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King to search Fire Formation – Tenki, and negate monster effects (if you Summoned 2 Beast-Warriors); or even Ice Beast Zerofyne to negate face-up cards like Spellbook Star Hall, Imperial Iron Wall, or The Grand Spellbook Tower (if you Summoned 2 Winged Beasts).

Bujincarnation’s easily the best reason to play Bujins. With just one Spell, you can bring out Bujintei Susanowo, search a Bujin for free, and destroy any opposing face-up card with Bujingi Crane. If Susanowo survives you can search again, and remember – it can attack all of your opponent’s monsters once each every turn. It’s pretty crazy.

You can even just Special Summon your two monsters, add a Tuner, and use them for a Synchro Summon; attack with both for 3500+ Battle Damage; or make one of them Bujin Yamato and use its effect in your End Phase. Slow-rolling your opponent like that can let you get more Bujin searches in the long run, and it may make your opponent commit more monsters to the field… so you can just wipe them out with Susansowo or Quilin.

Now that you understand the power of Bujintei Susanowo and Bujincarnation, we just need to discuss one more thing: the cards that you can play to make your Bujins even better! Check back tomorrow to see all your options.

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