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Synchro Summoning Tune-Up!

August 25th, 2015

This weekend, the Synchron Extreme Structure Deck will rev up Synchro Summoning strategies to greater speeds than they’ve ever reached before! That makes now the perfect time to get up to speed with how Synchro Monsters and Synchro Summoning work.

To Synchro Summon, you need 3 things. First, you’ll need a Synchro Monster in your Extra Deck that you want to Synchro Summon. FeatWings

Next, you’ll need 1 Tuner monster face-up on your side of the field. Most Synchro Monsters can use any Tuner monster, but some, like Jet Warrior here from Synchron Extreme need a specific Tuner monster. The requirements for each Synchro Monster are written on the card.


Finally, you’ll need non-Tuner monsters face-up on your side of the field. Their Levels, when added to the Level of your Tuner monster, must add up to the Level of the Synchro Monster you want to Summon.

During your own Main Phase when the game state is open, if you have a Synchro Monster in your Extra Deck that you want to Summon and the needed Tuner and non-Tuner monsters on your side of the field, you can declare that you’re Synchro Summoning that Synchro Monster and send the appropriate Tuner and non-Tuner monsters to the Graveyard. Both players then have a chance to negate the Synchro Summon with a card effect. If neither player does, then you take your Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck and place it on the field in either face-up Attack Position or face-up Defense Position.

Some cards have effects that that tell you to Synchro Summon at times other than during your own Main Phase when the game state is open.
These abilities don’t actually Synchro Summon, they allow you, the player, to perform a Synchro Summon at a time you normally wouldn’t be allowed to do so. After one of these effects resolves, before anything else happens, you follow the Synchro Summoning procedure listed above, with one exception: if a Chain is still resolving when you perform your Synchro Summon, no new cards or effects can be activated so the Synchro Summon cannot be negated. You can’t use an ability that instructs you to Synchro Summon if you don’t have an appropriate Synchro Monster or the required materials face-up on your side of the field.

Synchron Extreme
is a Deck that aims to string together 3 Synchro Summons in a single set of turns to create one of the mightiest monsters yet: the legendary Stardust Warrior! You’ll be able to add it to your arsenal when Synchron Extreme releases this Friday.