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Crossed Souls: I Can See Clearly Now

May 5th, 2015

Today’s Crossed Souls preview is the monster you’ll see on the front of every pack! With this Level 7 Synchro Monster, you can shut down many of your opponent’s strongest monster effects, and your own monster will gain tons of ATK! Take a look at the incredible Clear Wing Synchro Dragon!

Clear Wing Synchro Dragon
is a Level 7 Synchro Monster that can be Summoned using any Tuner and non-Tuners, making it a great fit for any Deck that hits Level 7. It has three effects, each of which helps it punish your opponent for relying too heavily on monster effects, and all three of its effects are entirely cost-free!

-Once per turn, during either player’s turn, when another Level 5 or higher monster activates its effect on the field: You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

This effect is simple and strong. Every turn, you get to negate the effect one big monster on the field for free and blow it up! Ideally, you’ll want to save this for a big removal effect like Nekroz of Trishula, or it can push through lockdown cards like Stardust Spark Dragon and Naturia Beast. Even if you’re merely stopping Clear Wing Synchro Dragon’s own destruction with its effect, you’ll be destroying your opponent’s card in the process.

As a side note: Yes, you can use a Clear Wing Synchro Dragon to negate your opponent’s Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, and vice-versa! Whoever saves their effect for last comes out ahead, in this case.

-Once per turn, during either player’s turn, when a monster effect is activated that targets exactly 1 Level 5 or higher monster on the field (and no other cards): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

While Clear Wing Synchro Dragon’s first effect covers all kinds of activated effects, it’s limited to negating Level 5 or higher monsters on the field. With its second effect, Clear Wing Synchro Dragon fills in much of the gaps left by its first effect. If any Level 5 or higher monster is targeted by a monster effect, you may negate and destroy that too!

Usually, you’ll be having Clear Wing Synchro Dragon protect itself from targeting effects. The big thing is that you can dodge Xyz Monsters which get around the first effect due to not having Levels – Clear Wing Synchro Dragon is still safe from the likes of Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer and Number 101: Silent Honor ARK. Besides Xyz Monsters, many key low-Level monsters have targeting effects, like Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

Though you’ll typically have Clear Wing Synchro Dragon use this effect on itself, it can negate any monster effect targeting one Level 5 or higher monster on the field. You can have it extend its protection to your other Synchro Monsters, for example, or even stop your opponent from targeting their own monsters with beneficial effects! It’s also useful if you need to prevent your monster from having its own effect negated by Effect Veiler.

-If this card’s effect destroys a monster, this card gains ATK equal to the destroyed monster’s original ATK until the end of this turn.

The final layer of punishment is in the form of a huge ATK boost for the rest of the turn! While Clear Wing Synchro Dragon starts off at a nice 2500 ATK, there’s always room for improvement in that area. Any time it destroys something with its other two effects, Clear Wing Synchro Dragon will absorb that monster’s power into itself! Even taking down something of average size, like a modest Chaos Sorcerer, will shoot your dragon up to 4800 ATK! Destroy two monsters, using each effect, and you could end the game with just Clear Wing Synchro Dragon by itself!

As a Dragon-type with no special Synchro Material requirements, Clear Wing Synchro Dragon is a great choice for any strategy that can use Level 7 Synchro Monsters. It’s also an excellent choice to play with Debris Dragon, since you won’t always want to throw out Black Rose Dragon.

If you’re looking to get a Clear Wing Synchro Dragon of your own, you’ll find it in Crossed Souls, which is having Sneak Peeks on May 9th and 10th! To see more cards from Crossed Souls, keep on checking back here!