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Samurai Destroyer

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Samurai Destroyer

Samurai Destroyer
AttributeEARTH
TypeMachine, Synchro, Effect
Level★7
ATK2600
DEF1400

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters
If this card battles an opponent's monster, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step, also that opponent's monster has its effects negated during the Battle Phase only. If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can target 1 Machine monster in your GY; Special Summon it.

How to Get

PackDark Dimension [R]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--
Other--

Evaluation

RatingA-

Pros

  • Prevents your opponent from using effects during battle.
  • Negates the effect of the monster it battles.
  • Revives a Machine monster.

Cons

  • Revival effect relies on the opponent’s action.
  • Can be costly to summon.
  • No protection outside of battle.

Tips

  • Because the opponent monster’s effect is negated during battle, Samurai Destroyer can remove monsters with battle destruction immunity.
  • Self stat boosts by your opponent’s monsters are also ignored by Samurai Destroyer.

Summoning

This card works well in a Morphtronic or Karakuri deck because of their ability to Synchro Summon level-7 monsters with Morphtronic Scopen and Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi” respectively. Additionally they are both Machine decks so you can sometimes pull off Samurai Destroyer’s floating effect.

Aside from that, any deck capable of making level-7 Synchros can use Samurai Destroyer as an Extra Deck toolbox.

Similar Effects

Lots of monsters are able to prevent your opponent from activating some card effects during the battle, most notably the Ancient Gear archetype. Samurai destroy and the cards listed below are able to prevent your opponent from activating all card effects during battle.

Star Eater has a different approach to this. Instead of preventing your opponent from activating card effects, it makes itself immune to all card effects.

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Anonymous 21days ago
Good against Predaplant/WitchCraft
Anonymous
This card does have a great effect against slifer and ra or fortune ladies it will prevent any and call counters and negate all abilities when its attacked or attacks on its own
candend
this card is nice in superheavy samurai deck to retrieve wagon if you are f2p
Anonymous
This card is way to OP. It keeps destroying my Yubel Terror Incarnate form. Even in defense position. I can't even activate Sphere Kuriboh's effect to stop it. Not to mention when destroyed by a card effect it can special summon a machine monster in the graveyard. It should be a different monster than itself. Is there a way to stop this card. I want this card "BANNED' in duel links. It's too powerful.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not really. Some decks practically autopilot themselves, but there are also decks or moments that require skill to navigate.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well, I think this game doesn't require skills up to KoG that is. When you do championships you will also be required to know the details of your opponent's deck. To know that you will have to play a few times with them. To do that you will eventually need to also buy those cards. In the end it comes down to your ability to finance your gaming career.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hmm.....okay, I agree with that.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Concerning the initial question, Super Rush Headlong can protect your monster for 1 turn. Otherwise Chaos Sorceror is super easy to SS and can banish Samurai Destroyer.
Anonymous
So I attacked with this card right and my opponent activated dimensional prison and banished him HOWW
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
let me guess, it was a direct attack?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^
Most likely this. Samurai Destroyer only prevents the opponent from responding if it battles a monster, not when it attacks directly.
Anonymous
I got 1 Samurai Destroyer in the 1st pack, since then it became my favourite card and I use it in every single duel. I would like to get a second one of this "easy" to get card. So why does Konami keep putting this card at the bottom of the Box!! How much gems do I have to spend to get a second Samurai Destroyer when I actually wanted to save my gems!! I'm already half way through the box. How do they know what card I'm looking for. How can I trick them into removing the cards that I want from the bottom? That is a fake RNG!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I feel your pain.
I'm currently building a meme deck with Bubbleman+Localized tornado. Right now I only need the trap card.
Localized Tornado is neither a Ur, nor Sr, nor a R card, but just a N.
After I got my first copy I spammed that trap. Now I'm digging through this MINI-BOX and didn't get a second copy yet when this meme card is the only thing I'm interested in.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
XD
I'm not the only one?
I'm trying to build an Amazoness swordsman meme deck and for this I need a Normal rarity trap card from an old box. It's not even a good card.
After obtaining the first copy and using it for months for testing purposes I never got a second copy.

And here some people believe that the game doesn't prevent you from getting a specific card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I had to open 50 packs to get a Power of the Guardians which is an N rarity card XD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Once, I've opened all packs from a box. And then I realized that the card I was looking for was in another box. But it was not my fault.
Anonymous
I run this card with Star eater , Reactor dragon , Armades , and Chowlen the prophet for a complete lockdown honestly if you have a good deck with many level 4 monsters and quick ways to summon higher levels instantly then the things you can do are limitless with these cards
Qyamay
Wow, I started buying packs in order to get this card which is only a rare (6x in the box), and I wound up getting Palladium, Aleister, Molehu, Necrovalley Throne, 2x Magellanica, Berry Magician Girl, 2x Green Gadget, Red Gadget, Palace of the Elemental Lords, and Network Trap Hole, before finally getting one of this card.
<< Anonymous(Qyamay)
Anonymous Reply
LOL
<< Anonymous(Qyamay)
Anonymous Reply
Weird, I also remember finding the first copy of this after over 100 packs...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A year ago, it took me 160 packs of a mainbox to get one copy of an N rarity card.
<< Anonymous
candend Reply
sometimes Konami can read our mind. you aim for N or R got 2 SR n 2 UR instead. I don't know it's annoying or exciting.
Anonymous
Yubel destroyer
Anonymous
Once again, thanks konani for ruining the game for me, this card is almost unbeatable, golem deck seem like a joke when you face this guy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1. Just bring out something bigger that doesn't rely on its own effect for its ATK

2. Use cards that can affect it outside battle, or at the start of Battle Phase before it attacks
Anonymous
when are they going to release "Samurai Destroyer's Destroyer".
Zachary's BFF
How do you counter this card if you're using a Superheavy deck?
<< Anonymous
Zachary's BFF Reply
So..., are y'all suggesting me to just hit surrender as soon as my opponent summons it if I'm using Samurais (Superheavy, Six, Shiranui)?
<< Anonymous(Zachary's BFF)
Anonymous Reply
Yes, Heavy Samurais can do nothing against a single Samurai destroyer.
So pressing the surrender button means that Samurai destroyer won't be able to attack you anymore, effectively negating the monster.
<< Anonymous
Zachary's BFF Reply
Yup. Attacking directly with Stealth Ninja, with Soulhorns and Soulshield if possible, seems to be the only way...
<< Anonymous(Zachary's BFF)
Zachary's BFF Reply
Lately I've been using a few lvl 7+ Ancient Gear machines (relatively easy to summon tributing Waraji, and SHS decks tend to keep the field crowded anyways). All of their ATKs > SamuraiDestroyer's.

So far it's not bad.

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