Able to reduce the ATK and DEF the monster that destroyed it
Weak DEF stats susceptible to position switching plays.
This card’s effect of reducing ATK and DEF of the monster that destroyed it, is activated from the Graveyard, however monsters like Dark Ruler Ha Des and Blade Knight has effects that negates that monster’s effect after damage calculation, therefore Slate Warrior’s effects are negated.
This card is a good beater if you are able to flip summon it. Nevertheless it lacks synergy and utilities to fit into the current meta decks.
You can tribute Kujakujaku to summon Swift Birdman Joe, while Swift Birdman Joe is able to return all Spell and Trap cards back to the owners’ hands, Kujakujaku’s effect allows you to search Slate Warrior from your Deck to your hand.
If Slate Warrior is in your Graveyard, Quill Pen of Gulldos can return it along with another WIND monster to your Deck, and return 1 card on the field back to its owner’s hand. After the Storm is able to add Slate Warrior from your Graveyard to your hand if there are no other cards on the Field.
its also a potential 2400 one-drop if you set it and protect it on your first turn. with the added effect of cutting attack. its definitely one of the best 1900 beaters out that doesn't require an archetype.