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Breakers of Shadow: Man and Dragon, Merged

January 12th, 2016

Last time, we took a look at the cool new Buster Blader cards in Breakers of Shadow, which give you cool ways to stop your opponent’s plans and use one of the coolest monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh! history to do so! Today, we’ve got even more awesome cards to show you which make a return to Buster Blader’s original dragonslaying days of old!

Let’s start off with the marquee monster, the supreme swordsman, the brilliant blade-master that rules as the most powerful Buster Blader monster yet: Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman!

With 2800 ATK, Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman is the strongest Buster Blader monster around, and his ATK only gets higher from there! For each Dragon-Type monster on your opponent’s field and in their Graveyard, the aptly-named Dragon Destroyer gets an extra 1000 ATK for each of them! Against a full field of Dragon-types, he can reach an absurd 7800 ATK, and that’s not even counting their Graveyard! But it gets even better: your opponent’s Dragon-types are changed to Defense Position as long as he’s in play, and Dragon-types in your opponent’s possession can’t activate their effects! This includes their hand and Graveyard, too, so there’s no funny business allowed from Dragons in any area. His final ability is the icing on the cake: Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman deals Piercing damage to Defense Position monsters!

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman 
is strong on its own, but it becomes even better and easier to Summon with Buster Dragon on the field! Buster Dragon is a Level 8 Dragon-type Synchro Monster that changes all of your opponent’s monsters to Dragon-type. Combined with Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman, this makes for a deadly combination, allowing you to dish out enormous amounts of damage and prevent your opponent’s monsters from using their effects on the field!

In addition, it has 2 more great effects that help you set up your field and prepare to Summon the Dragon Destroyer. During your turn, you can Summon a “Buster Blader” from your Graveyard, giving you a powerful destruction ability with Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordsman, or a ton of ATK power with the regular Buster Blader. On your opponent’s turn, you can Equip your Buster Blader with a “Destruction Sword” card from your Graveyard! Since they’ve all got effects that restrict your opponent’s actions while equipped, you can choose the right one to stop your opponent’s plans completely!


There are 3 new “Destruction Sword” Spell and Trap Cards to help out your Buster Blader too. Destruction Swordsman Fusion is a Quick-Play Polymerization for Fusion Monsters that use Buster Blader, letting you Fusion Summon on your opponent’s turn or even your Battle Phase after attacking with another monster! Even better, it can use monsters from both sides of the field as Fusion Material, so if your opponent has any Dragon-Type monsters or Dark Magicians, you can steal them away for your Fusion Summon!

Karma of the Destruction Swordsman allows you to banish up to 3 monsters from opponent’s Graveyard that share a Type, and give a “Buster Blader” or “Destruction Sword” monster 500 extra ATK and DEF for each monster banished until the end of the turn. Both of these cards have another effect that allows you to discard a “Destruction Sword” card to return them from your Graveyard to your hand!

Destruction Swordsman Flash banishes all of your opponent’s monsters if you control a Fusion Monster that lists “Buster Blader” as Material. This will usually be Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman, or Dark Paladin if you want to embrace your inner Yugi! Destruction Swordsman Flash can even protect your Buster Blader monster, by banishing itself to negate a card or effect that targets that monsters, and destroys the offending card!

With lots of exciting support for a much-loved legend of dueling, Buster Blader has some new ways to bring modern strategies crashing to a halt. If that sounds like a good time to you, then you should definitely check out all of these new cards once Breakers of Shadow hits the shelves on Friday!