Once per turn: You can banish 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 monster you control; it gains 700 ATK, until the End Phase (even after this card leaves the field or the monster becomes unaffected by card effects). When this face-up card on the field is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished Dragon-Type monsters; Special Summon that target. You can only control 1 "Castle of Dragon Souls".
Cards like Card Breaker, or Anteatereatingant can send it to the graveyard and special summon a monster on top of the one special summoned from Castle of Dragon Souls' effect, can be good to set up for a tribute summon. Magic Planter lets you draw 2 cards by destroying your continuous trap cards to not clog your field. Otherwise, regular spell/trap destroying cards like Storm, or Twister can already work.
Activates from your Graveyard
Banishes from Graveyard for cost / Banishes from your Graveyard
The two effects are unrelated. (You can use the second effect without having ever used the first effect.) As long as it's face-up and it being sent to the Graveyard was the last thing to happen, you can use it. (Storm will cause it to miss its timing if you destroy any opponent's cards. Incidentally, most of the tips on this page to trigger that effect don't work due to this, lol.)
Double Cyclone and A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon are probably the best options available. (Actually, your Tyrant Dragon idea's pretty solid, too.) It is harder to use than a card like Dark Coffin or Blast with Chain since it can miss its timing, though.
Oops! [the trap card] lets you destroy a card so this works.
Dragonik Cnights 16days ago
So in a sense, can we just possibly use the second effect instead of using the first effect first? Like, I will banish a BEWD and a REBD to special summon Darkflare, then just destroy the trap card to use its second effect to be able to summon either BEWD or REBD?
Yes, and I think it's the "true" way to play this card for combos.
Ykharus 16days ago
Everyone here says that, in some cases, destroying this card causes Time waster warning. It happened to me when I had tried to use the "Parallel Twister", but why it happens? time??? the card description does not describe a condition about how you should destroy it.
Someone can explains me better pls and which cards should work on this case and why they work after all while others dont.
Because after you send it to GY, there's still another action (destroying one card). Same thing with Storm, Paladin/Guardian of Felgrand, etc. For this to work, there must be no second action. Use Double Cyclone, A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon, or Oops! I tried these three, they worked.
Don't use Witch-Raider as you won't be able to special summon non-HERO.
I'm expecting Alexandrite Dragon to be one of the cards Mokuba gains in the upcoming level expansion. Makes too much sense. (And there aren't a lot of obvious cards to give him, especially given the Structure Deck.)