Samurai Destroyer

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update 17/04/2020

Samurai Destroyer

Samurai Destroyer
TypeMachine, Synchro, Effect


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]
Fantastic Arc [R]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--




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


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


  • 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.


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.


Hot New Top
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
Low IQ response. I’m being fair, they deserve to face deniers of the two most used monster attributes for using them knowing the negates are common. They are NOT supposed to come back from an empty field to a broken card that isn’t light or even dark. They had their backs to the wall, weren’t supposed to come back from a hard dent.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
the only one here that's low IQ is you, it is clear based on your response
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"if I managed to play my anti light/dark card it's fair, but if they managed to play their non-light/dark card it's unfair, waaaa"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, the low IQ is you if you just say that I am low IQ without justifying. If your “justifying” is an unfunny retelling of what happened that’s empty and also low IQ.
This card deserve a limit 2.
*completely shuts down magician girls and stromberg*

Heh nothing personnel kid
this card is nice in superheavy samurai deck to retrieve wagon if you are f2p
<< Anonymous(candend)
SharingIsLoving Reply
How to synchro summon it with heavy samurai? I cant summon it...
<< Anonymous(SharingIsLoving)
Anonymous Reply
1 tuner + 1 or more non tuners with total level 7
<< Anonymous(candend)
Anonymous Reply
In the same way as you summon Stealth Ninja but if you use trumpeter, you must also remember its effect: "After this card was Special Summoned this way, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Superheavy Samurai" monsters."
Good against Predaplant/WitchCraft
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
<< 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.
Yubel destroyer
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

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