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Buster Blader DNA Surgery: deck recipe

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  • Buster Blader DNA Surgery Decklist, Notes and Matchup Information Updated

Overview

Even though Blue-Eyes and Koa'ki Meiru are not going to be nearly as relevant after the new Banlist comes into effect, this doesn’t mean Buster Blader will be less of a powerful deck in the upcoming meta. DNA Surgery and Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman are still an incredible combination of cards that can instantly shut down your opponent early on.

Example Deck

Buster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster BladerBuster BladerBuster Blader
Goddess with the Third EyeGoddess with the Third EyeDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionEnemy Controller
Emblem of Dragon DestroyerEmblem of Dragon DestroyerPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaTreacherous Trap HoleDNA Surgery
DNA SurgeryDNA Surgery----
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanDark PaladinDark Paladin-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Key Cards

Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman

Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
LIGHT Dragon ★1
ATK 400 / DEF 300
Power of Bravery [UR]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Destruction Sword" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman". You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman" per turn, and only once that turn.● You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Buster Blader" from your hand or Graveyard.● If this card is in your Graveyard and you control "Buster Blader": You can discard 1 "Destruction Sword" card; Special Summon this card.

Destruction Swordsman Fusion

Destruction Swordsman Fusion
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
Quick Spell
Power of Bravery [SR]
Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster that lists "Buster Blader" as Material from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or either side of the field as Fusion Materials. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard; add this card to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Destruction Swordsman Fusion" once per turn.

DNA Surgery

DNA Surgery
DNA Surgery
Continuous Trap
Card Trader, Weevil Underwood Lvl 40 [SR]
Activate this card by declaring 1 Monster Type. All face-up monsters on the field become that Type.

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
LIGHT Warrior ★8
ATK 2800 / DEF
Generation Next [UR]
1 "Buster Blader" + 1 Dragon-Type monsterMust be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card cannot attack directly. This card gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each Dragon-Type monster your opponent controls or is in their Graveyard. Change all Dragon-Type monsters your opponent controls to Defense Position, also Dragon-Type monsters in your opponent's possession cannot activate their effects. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

Dark Paladin

Dark Paladin
Dark Paladin
DARK Spellcaster ★8
ATK 2900 / DEF 2400
Crimson Kingdom [UR]
"Dark Magician" + "Buster Blader"Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. During either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect. This card gains 500 ATK for each Dragon-Type monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard.

How to Use

Searching

Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman is a Level 1 Tuner that, when Normal Summoned, can add a “Destruction Sword” card from your Deck to the hand; this card is used primarily to add the Quick-Play Spell Destruction Swordsman Fusion to your hand, but you could also search Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster with its effect since, unlike the original Buster Blader, he is also part of the archetype.

You can Tribute Buster Whelp to Special Summon a Buster Blader from your hand or Graveyard; this effect can Special Summon Buster Blader, the Destruction Master from the Graveyard, since its name is “Buster Blader” while he’s on the field or Graveyard, but not from the hand.

If you control a Buster Blader, you can Special Summon Buster Whelp from the Graveyard by discarding a “Destruction Sword” card, giving you access to the Level 8 Synchros Stardust Dragon. Keep in mind that you can only use one of these last two effects per turn and only once during that turn, which means that you can’t Special Summon a Buster Blader or Buster Blader, the Destruction Master by Tributing Buster Whelp and then Special Summon the Level 1 Tuner from the Graveyard with its effect.

Emblem of Dragon Destroyer offers the possibility of adding a copy of Buster Blader to the hand from your Deck or your Graveyard; the second part prevents it from becoming a dead card once no more copies of the Level 7 Warrior-Type monster are present in your Deck.

Fusion Summoning

Destruction Swordsman Fusion is essentially a Quick-Play version of Polymerization that can only Special Summon Fusion Monsters that specifically list Buster Blader as Fusion Material, meaning Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman and Dark Paladin, but, unlike Polymerization, it allows you to use as Fusion Materials monsters from your hand or either side of the field.

It's pretty clear already that this is an amazing card: it can be searched by Buster Whelp and, if you combine it with DNA Surgery, you can use it to Special Summon Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman while also getting rid of a monster on your opponent's side of the field.

Destruction Swordsman Fusion doesn't target nor destroy, which means that Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru—or any other card or effect that would normally protect your opponent’s monsters—will be completely useless against it. Even if your opponent manages to negate Destruction Swordsman Fusion, its secondary effect allows you to add it back to your hand from the Graveyard by simply discarding a card.

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman and DNA Surgery are a very powerful combination of cards that can essentially shut down a good portion of the current top-tier decks; Buster Blader locks all Dragon-Type monsters on the opponent’s side of the field into Defense Position and prevents them from activating their effects and this Continuous Trap can turn all monsters on the field into Dragon-Type monsters.

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each Dragon-Type monster the opponent controls or is in their Graveyard, it can’t attack directly, but its effect does give it piercing damage.

Dark Paladin allows you to negate the activation of Spell Cards by discarding a card; this effect is not limited to a “once per turn” use like Wiz, Sage Fur Hire or Silent Magician. You can Special Summon Dark Paladin using either Polymerization or Destruction Swordsman Fusion and King of the Swamp and Buster Blader as Fusion Materials.

Additional Notes

Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

This Skill will guarantee you an opening hand with at least a Monster, a Spell and a Trap Card. Balance will slightly increase your chances of starting with DNA Surgery.

Matchups

Dino Survival's End Matchups (Neutral)

DNA Surgery alone can prevent your opponent from activating Survivals End’s effect from the Graveyard, which would make Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman particularly difficult to handle. Unless your opponent is running backrow removal, they will have to rely on Enemy Controller to win.

Geartown Turbo Matchup (Slightly Unfavorable)

Uending Nightmare and Double Cyclone are natural answers to DNA Surgery and Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon, but, with a single Buster Whelp in your Graveyard, Dark Paladin is able to reach 3400 ATK, which would put it exactly above Reactor Dragon underAncient Gear Castle. Unless your opponent is running Paleozoic Canadia, they will not be able get over your monster.

Vampire Matchup (Neutral)

Vampire decks rely primarily on their Field Spell for removal and, in order to activate its effect, they need to either inflict damage to the opponent’s Life Points with Vampire Lord or, more commonly, activate Vampire Grace’s effect. The combination of Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman and DNA Surgery can almost entirely shut down Vampire decks, potentially preventing them from even using Vampire Familiar and Vampire Retainer’s effect.

Masked HERO Matchup

Masked HERO Anki can’t attack as long as Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman keeps it in Defense Position and Vision HERO Witch Raider can’t get rid of DNA Surgery with its effect either, but Destiny HERO - Decider is enough to prevent any of your high Level monsters from attacking the opponent and Cosmic Cyclone is a fairly common card in Masked HERO decks. Masked HEROes are fast and, thanks to Masked HERO Anki’s ability to search Mask Change from the Deck, they definitely have the upper hand, but I can see Buster Blader winning with the right combination of cards.

Silent Spellbook Matchup (Neutral)

Turning all monsters on the field into Dragon-Type monsters essentially means that a Spellbook player can’t activate some of their most important cards, making their deck significantly less threatening. Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman can freely destroy Silent Magician since its Silent Magician LV8 would just be turned into Defense Position after being Special Summoned, but it’s also true that a Turn 1 Silent Magician can prevent you from activating Destruction Swordsman Fusion and Spellbook of Fate can just banish your main monster.

Comments

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Anonymous 5days ago
used my dream ticket on cyclone. kind of wished I would of on blader.
Anonymous 9days ago
Now meta changing to Red eyes Bastard Blader
Anonymous 9days ago
BB player right now be like "Ah shit, here we go again"
Anonymous 10days ago
Ohh boi... konami making dragon type decks back to meta again. It's like they're trying to wake this bad boi up. Guess it's time for retirement.
Anonymous
Thank God, I haven't seen this shit for ages anymore.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just got CUCKED by this deck in stage 1 of the KC cup LMAO If you don't have a backrow removal card youre literally screwed. the most annoying thing I have even played
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Basically every deck requires some form of removal to out them, though. Not sure why Buster Blader gets singled out for that so commonly. I guess you can't use most monster effects to out it, but it also has a higher chance of bricking than most top-tier decks.
Anonymous
Why can't I use the effect of Light Hex Sealed fusion to summon BBTDDS? I have light hex and a dragon monster on the field. Thanks in advance.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lols, I checked BBTDD's effect again, now I know why, because of BBTDDS's effecr hehehehe
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Therefore, you can't use The Hex sealed fusion monsters (dark and light) tribute effects to fusion summon the Dark Paladin and BBTDDS?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, you can't. It's a Special Summon, but they needs to be specifically Fusion Summoned properly.
Anonymous
Do BBTDDS negates the effect of Yubel, Terror Incarnate's effect on destroying all the monsters at the end phase? Or that effect is considered as continuous?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It negates it.
Anonymous
I beat this deck with an Aquaactress deck. Yep, that deck that is meta few months ago.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And I beat pre-nerf Koaki Meiru with Roids once. Are Roids tier 1 now? No, so stop saying nonsense and stay in Silver.
Anonymous
Wait why is deck demoted as tier 3? Nothing even happened to it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Last gamble was nerfed.

But this deck is a broken piece of chocolate and bricks it's just an excuse.


<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tier 3 with only 3 decks in it..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Half life 3 confirmed
Anonymous
Ok so if BBtDDSM negates the effects of effect monsters when face up, then why does amazon swords woman hurt him when attacked? shouldn't it's effect to cause damage to the opponent's LP's be negated?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
dragon destroyer can't negate continuous effects
<< Anonymous
OP Reply
Ok that explains how it can attack decider once it's activated its effect. Thank you.
Anonymous
This deck often BRICKS.
Nothing broken here.
<< Anonymous(Ren)
Anonymous Reply
I wouldn't call tier 2 "broken". I'd call that "good". Tier 0 is broken, tier 1 is borderline broken.

There are more categories than "broken" and "garbage".
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
>There are more categories than "broken" and "garbage".
Damn, that's the best comment I've seen in a while.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ya There’s also bad, meme, useless and terrible categories.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ha!
joseph
why use goddes with the third eye than the light-hex-sealed fusion?
<< Anonymous(joseph)
Anonymous Reply
Mostly the higher ATK for the times poking with it happens. (Though some builds run a Level 5 Synchro like Armades as well, giving it another use.)

Personally, I use Dark Hex, since potentially bluffing Slash Dragon is nice (not that most would even think of it, but eh) and the 1600 DEF has occasionally helped with bricks, especially against HERO. But it's personal preference ultimately.
<< Anonymous(joseph)
Anonymous Reply
This is very late I know, but Goddess can help get rid of defense position Deciders.

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