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Shining Victories: What’s Blue and White with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF?

April 22nd, 2016

We started off the week with Blue-Eyes White Dragons and we’ll be ending off the week with a Dragon that’s both blue and white.  Upgraded versions of monsters are usually worth a look, and Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon is no exception!  


Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon is a Level 8 Synchro Monster that requires a Tuner plus one or more non-Tuner Synchro monsters as its materials.  While Clear Wing Synchro Dragon can only negate Level 5 and higher Monster effects, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon can negate any monster effect, destroy the monster and gain its original ATK for the turn!  Crystal Wing is also near-indestructible by battle because of its second effect: if it battles a Level 5 or higher monster, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon gains the other monster’s ATK points for the turn!

Summoning Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon is actually a lot easier than it sounds.  A Level 1 Tuner like Maiden with Eyes of Blue or The White Stone of Ancients can fulfil the Tuner requirement, but the other 7 Levels don’t have to come from Clear Wing Synchro Dragon as you might expectAny Level 7 Synchro monster will do!  A Synchro-heavy strategy should have no problem setting up the correct conditions.  Yang Zings, for example, can easily field Yazi, Evil of the Yang Zing and Chiwen, Light of the Yang Zing to Synchro Summon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon,  giving them a great option for when the opponent has nothing that can be sent away by Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing. A Synchron deck that uses Level Eater can also adjust the level of a bigger Synchro Monster as needed through its card combinations to get to a Crystal Wing Summon.

You might be saying “but wait: Summoning Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon takes at least 3 monsters; 2 to Summon the non-Tuner Synchro Monster and another Tuner, and all 3 of their Levels have to add up to 8, that’s a bit tough to pull off, isn’t it?”

Well, what if I said you could Summon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon in just 2 cards?

You’ll need to be running a Blue-Eyes White Dragon Deck for this.  You need the new Field Spell from Shining Victories Mausoleum of White (or Terraforming) and the Level 1 Tuner Sage with Eyes of Blue, which Mike went over on Wednesday.  Normal Summon Sage to search for Maiden with Eyes of Blue and use Mausoleum of White’s additional Normal Summon on Maiden.  From there, use Mausoleum’s other effect on Maiden to boost her ATK and DEF, but the stat buff isn’t as important as targeting Maiden with Eyes of Blue with a card effect, which lets you activate her ability and Special Summon a Blue-Eyes White Dragon from your hand, Deck or Graveyard.  Tune the Blue-Eyes with either Sage or Maiden for the Level 9 Synchro Monster Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon which you can read about here.  Next, Tribute Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon to Summon a LIGHT Dragon-Type Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. There are currently 11 eligible monsters to choose from, but for now, you’ll want either Ancient Fairy Dragon, Black Rose Moonlight Dragon or Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn because they’re all Level 7.  The monster’s effect isn’t negated so you banish a card with Michael, or send a monster back to the hand with Black Rose, or use Ancient Fairy Dragon’s effect to destroy your Mausoleum of White (setting up its Graveyard effect for later), gain 1000 LP and search for another Field Spell.  With the remaining Level 1 Tuner and your Level 7 Synchro Dragon, you can finally Synchro Summon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon and get a huge advantage in controlling the course of the Duel!

You can find Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon in Shining Victories, which comes out on May 6th!