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A Slayer, Who is a Dragon, Not a Dragon Slayer

September 11th, 2015

The Dracoslayers are a pair of new monsters found in Clash of Rebellions: An amazing Synchro Monster, and the first true Pendulum Tuner Monster!

Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
is both a Pendulum Monster with a scale of 5, and a Tuner, so you’ll be able to use it for Synchro Summons turn after turn. As a monster, you can’t use Luster Pendulum for any kind of Extra Deck Summon except that of a Dracoslayer, which is a lot less of an issue than you’d think, but we’ll get to that guy in a moment. Luster Pendulum also has a solid 1850 ATK, so you can get in some damage easily.

As a Spell Card, Luster Pendulum’s effect lets you target the other card in your Pendulum Zone and destroy it. Doing so lets you add another card with the same name from your Deck to your hand. The destroyed Pendulum Monster will end up in the Extra Deck waiting to be Pendulum Summoned, and you’ll still have the same cards you had before! This is really useful for knocking out cards from your Pendulum Zones that restrict your Pendulum Summoning so that you can replace them with more generic options. For example, you could destroy a “Zefra” card to get another copy of that same card, then fill your empty Pendulum Zone with an “Igknight” card instead.

Since Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer can only be used to play another Dracoslayer, let’s take a look at what you can (currently) get!


Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer – better known as the Everythingslayer if you ask me – is a powerhouse of a card. You can Synchro Summon it using any Tuner and any non-Tuner Pendulum Monster(s). Ignister Prominence is Level 8, while Luster Pendulum is Level 4, meaning you can use the pair in any Deck that has Level 4 Pendulum Monsters, which is basically every Deck that has Pendulum Monsters.

Ignister Prominence has two effects, and they can work independently or together. Once per turn, you can Special Summon one Dracoslayer from your Deck, in Defense Position. The Summoned monster cannot be used for a Synchro Summon. The only other Dracoslayer is Luster Pendulum, so you’ll get him straight from the Deck. Why would you want a 0 DEF Tuner that can’t be used for a Synchro Summon? That’s where Ignister Prominence’s other effect comes in!

Once per turn, Ignister Prominence can target any Pendulum Card on the field, either monster or spell, and destroy it, then shuffle any other one card on the field into the Deck! The only thing this effect targets is the Pendulum Card to be destroyed; you only choose what to shuffle into the Deck upon resolution. So, you can target your own Luster Pendulum you got with Ignister Prominence’s other effect, and you get to shuffle away any other card – pretty sweet deal that frees your Luster Pendulum up to be used for a Synchro Summon on its return to the field. But what happens if your opponent has a Pendulum Card on the field? You can target their Pendulum for destruction, and still shuffle another card into the Deck!

This effect is so great because it’s solid against any opponent. It just happens to be insanely good when the opponent is using something like a Qliphort Deck where every monster is a Pendulum.

To Synchro Summon Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer, you’ll probably want to focus on using Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer since Ignister Prominence will want copies of Luster Pendulum in your Deck for its effect, though a pairing of Jiaotu, Darkness of the Yang Zing and Zefrainu, Secret of the Yang Zing isn’t out of the question if you’re willing to skip Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing.

For Luster Pendulum to play Ignister Prominence, you’ll need another Level 4 Pendulum Monster. You’ll also want it to have a Pendulum Scale of 3 or lower, to go with Luster Pendulum’s scale of 5. One option would be Dragoons of Draconia, another high ATK Pendulum Monster with a Pendulum Scale of 2. It’s even a Beast-Warrior, so you can grab it from your Deck with Fire Formation – Tenki. You can pair the two together for Ignister Prominence, and extra copies can Pendulum Summon each other back to the field.

If you’re looking for something with a little more structure, you can use Luster Pendulum along with the new Igknight monsters. They’re all Pendulum Normal Monsters, and they excel at searching each other from the Deck or Graveyard and performing many Pendulum Summons. Igknight Paladin and Igknight Templar are both Level 4, and the Igknights have Pendulum Scales ranging from 2 to 7, so you can easily put together a Synchro Summon for Ignister Prominence. Plus, having all those Igknights will give you more fuel for Ignister Prominence’s effect!

The Dracoslayers make for an interesting pair of monsters – Luster Pendulum being the first Pendulum Tuner makes offers a lot of ways to bring out Ignister Prominence, who in turn is able to utilize your own Pendulums or punish your opponent’s! These Dracoslayers can be found in Clash of Rebellions, but more are sure to be coming!