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The Return of the Dragon Lords!

July 6th, 2016

The Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck isn’t just about reviving big Dragons once they’re sent to the Graveyard – it also provides great new options to move those cards from your Deck to somewhere you can make use of them and comes with some excellent new Dragons to bring back!


If you made it out to Anime Expo this past weekend, you got a sneak peek at Divine Dragon Lord Felgrand, the headline monster from Rise of the True Dragons! It comes with 2800 ATK and 2 effects – one that activates when it’s Special Summoned from the Graveyard and one that lets it Special Summon another monster from the Graveyard. If you Special Summon Felgrand from the Graveyard, preferably with Return of the Dragon Lords, you can target any monster your opponent controls or in their Graveyard, banish it, and then boost the ATK of Felgrand by that monster’s Level/Rank x 100. It only takes a 3-star monster for Felgrand to get to 3100 ATK, stronger than every commonly played monster, which makes it simple to trigger Felgrand’s second ability.

If Felgrand destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, you can Special Summon any Level 7 or 8 Dragon-Type monster in the Graveyard and Special Summon it to your field. Run into anything super powerful and you might want to include Honest in your Deck just to make sure, but in general 3100 ATK is enough to get the job done and get a monster back. One of the coolest things about this effect is that it can take a monster from either player’s Graveyard, so if you’re squaring off against another Deck that uses big Dragons, like a Blue-Eyes Deck, you can attack their Dragons and then immediately Special Summon them to your own side of the field to attack right away! If your opponent isn’t playing any Dragons, you’re still sure to have plenty of good monsters to choose from in your own Graveyard, like the new Arkbrave Dragon!

If Arkbrave Dragon is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, it banishes all of your opponent’s face-up Spell/Trap Cards and gains 200 ATK and DEF for each. It’s perfect for wiping out Field Spells and Continuous Spell/Traps, as well as clearing out your opponent’s Pendulum Zones in a way that doesn’t allow those cards to be Pendulum Summoned back to the field. Arkbrave Dragon also provides insurance against full field wipes like Raigeki or Dark Hole because if it’s sent to the Graveyard in any way, it can Special Summon a different Level 7 or 8 Dragon-Type monster in your Graveyard during the next turn’s Standby Phase.

Thanks to this effect, you can keep bringing back Divine Dragon Lord Felgrand and by extension, Arkbrave Dragon itself as well! But it doesn’t stop there – remember, Arkbrave Dragon lets you Special Summon Summon “if this card is in the Graveyard because it was sent there last turn.” That means that just sending it from your Deck to the Graveyard with something like Foolish Burial, Dragon Shrine, or Dragon Ravine is enough to queue up a Summon, so Arkbrave Dragon can change cards that generally only do one thing into more versatile cards that are useful all throughout the Duel!

You can grab these two cards when the Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck launches on Friday!