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Those Who Welcome Dragons…

July 6th, 2016

In the past, Duelists have had to rely on cards like Foolish Burial, Dragon Shrine, and Dragon Ravine to get their Dragons out of the Deck and into the Graveyard. Those cards are no doubt useful, but they only do one of the two things your Deck needs to be able to do. The Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck helps Dragon Decks out with new multipurpose monsters that can attack, defend, retrieve Dragons from your Deck, and even Special Summon them back from the Graveyard!


Paladin of Felgrand can equip a Level 7 or 8 Dragon-Type monster from your hand or Deck to himself if he’s Normal or Special Summoned. While equipped with anything, Paladin is also unaffected by other monsters’ effects. With 1700 ATK, a Paladin that’s unaffected by monster effects is useful even when you don’t have the ability to revive anything. Of course, thanks to the second ability of Paladin of Felgrand you almost always have the ability to revive a monster!

By Tributing Paladin of Felgrand and another monster, you can Special Summon back a Level 7 or 8 Dragon-Type monster in your Graveyard! Now, there are a couple things you need to know about this effect. First, you can’t use it if you have no Level 7 or 8 Dragons in your Graveyard, even if Tributing Paladin would put one there. Second, if you do have a Level 7 or 8 Dragon in your Graveyard and one that’s equipped to Paladin, you can target the one that was equipped to Paladin since it’ll be sent to the Graveyard before you choose the target for Paladin’s effect. This can be a little tough to keep track of sometimes, but thanks to Ruins of the Divine Dragon Lords you can save yourself the trouble of dealing with this rule while getting the extra monster you need to Tribute!


Ruins of the Divine Dragon Lords lets you send another face-up card you control to the Graveyard to Special Summon a Dragon Lord Token. Each Structure Deck comes with a Token Card that includes the Level and stats of the Dragon Lord Token so that you don’t forget. Using this effect lets you put a monster equipped to Paladin of Felgrand into the Graveyard and gives you the monster you need to Tribute in addition to Paladin to Summon that Dragon back! It also negates the effects of any monster that’s Special Summoned from somewhere other than the Graveyard for a turn while you control a Level 7 or 8 Dragon, making it even more difficult to actually get rid of your Dragons.


Dragon Knight of Creation is a different take on a monster that can attack, defend, send Dragons to the Graveyard, and revive them. If it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you get to send any Level 7 or 8 Dragon from your Deck to the Graveyard. Independent from that effect, you can send a card from your hand to the Graveyard to target a Level 7 or 8 Dragon in your Graveyard for revival. When the effect resolves, you send Dragon Knight of Creation to the Graveyard and bring back your target. This monster even shines when you don’t have anything worth reviving because it becomes a Level 8 Dragon-Type monster during your opponent’s turn. That means that Ruins of the Divine Dragon Lords’ effect negation ability will be active during your opponent’s turn, but not during your own turn, messing with your opponent’s plans without disrupting your own!

With these cards at your disposal it’s easier than ever to introduce your opponent’s to some of the biggest Dragons around! They can be yours this Friday!