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Buster Blader DNA Surgery: deck recipe

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Overview

We all joked about how Buster Blader is able to “counter” Blue-Eyes, we all laughed at how inconsistent the deck was and how miserably it failed when DNA Surgery wasn't available, but now the Mini BOX Power of Bravery has been officially announced and it's bringing two of the best support cards the “Destruction Sword” archetype has ever seen, Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman and Destruction Swordsman Fusion.

Combining the new support with the heavy presence of the aforementioned Legendary Dragon in PvP, Buster Blader has all the tools it needs to actually become a competitively viable deck.

Example Deck

Balance Version

This deck is created by みなみうり

SanganBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanThe Dark - Hex-Sealed FusionThe Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion
Buster BladerBuster BladerDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionEmblem of Dragon Destroyer
Emblem of Dragon DestroyerKarma of the Destruction SwordsmanEliminating the LeagueEliminating the LeagueEliminating the LeagueDNA Surgery
DNA SurgeryDNA Surgery----
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanDark PaladinStardust Dragon-

Cyber Style Version

The Dark - Hex-Sealed FusionThe Dark - Hex-Sealed FusionBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Blader
Buster BladerBuster BladerCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman Fusion
Destruction Swordsman FusionHey, Trunade!Emblem of Dragon DestroyerEmblem of Dragon DestroyerDNA SurgeryDNA Surgery
DNA SurgeryTreacherous Trap Hole----
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanBuster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer SwordsmanDark PaladinStardust Dragon-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Cyber Style
Can be used each time your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play 1 "Proto-Cyber Dragon" on from outside of your Deck for every 1000 Life Points below 4000. "Proto-Cyber Dragon" played with this Skill cannot be Tributed or used as a material except when for Fusion Summoning. This skill can nly be used once per Duel.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale

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.

Emblem of Dragon Destroyer

Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
Normal Spell
Crimson Kingdom [R]
Add 1 "Buster Blader" from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.

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.

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.

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.

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 the 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 obviously doesn't target nor destroy, which means that Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon can't provide protection against it and, thanks to the incredible rise in popularity that Blue-Eyes has seen after the release of the Structure Deck The White Dragon of Legend, it's not always going to require DNA Surgery to be effective.

If all of this wasn't enough to convince you of how good this card really is, its secondary effect allows you to add it back to your hand from the Graveyard by discarding a card, similarly to Gem-Knight Fusion.

You can only use each effect of Destruction Swordsman Fusion once per turn, which means that you can't add it back to your hand after using it via its effect and utilize it again.

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.

Backrow Removal

Cosmic Cyclone is one of the most effective, if not the most effective, forms of removal we have in the game due to the fact that it banishes the card it targets, pretty much permanently getting rid of cards such as Amazoness Onslaught and Sea Stealth Attack, which might otherwise cause some trouble when going on the offensive.

The activation cost for this Quick-Play Spell gives it synergy with Cyber Style, the Skill we are using, and, thanks to DNA Surgery, it gives us easy access to multiple Dragon-Type monsters that can then be used to Fusion Summon Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman.

Additional Notes

Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Cyber Style
Can be used each time your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play 1 "Proto-Cyber Dragon" on from outside of your Deck for every 1000 Life Points below 4000. "Proto-Cyber Dragon" played with this Skill cannot be Tributed or used as a material except when for Fusion Summoning. This skill can nly be used once per Duel.
Zane Truesdale
Zane Truesdale

Cyber Style is great in combination with DNA Surgery as it gives you access to up to three Dragon-Type monsters to use for Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman and it has synergy with Cosmic Cyclone.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Draw Sense: Light
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Light attribute monster.
Yugi Muto
Yugi Muto

Draw Sense: LIGHT allows you to draw Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman, which then gives you direct access to Destruction Swordsman Fusion.

Matchups

Blue-Eyes Matchups

Destruction Swordsman Fusion can easily get rid of the vast majority of the monsters this deck runs without even having to rely on DNA Surgery, Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman gives you direct access to the Quick-Play Spell and Emblem of Dragon Destroyer can search Buster Blader or recycle it from the Graveyard; consistency is not an issue anymore and the only things I’d worry about are Cosmo Brain and Treacherous Trap Hole.

Vampire Matchup

Vampire decks rely on Vampire Kingdom 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 shit down Vampire decks, but Treacherous Trap Hole is still an option and, given how fast an consistent they are, I can see them winning more often the matchup.

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 your high Level monsters from attacking the opponent and Cosmic Cyclone is a fairly common card in Masked HERO decks, especially after Hey, Trunade! ends up in the Semi-Limited List. 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.

Yubel Matchup

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman prevents Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys and Yubel - Terror Incarnate from activating their effects, but the protection from destruction by battle and battle damage of the latter are a Continuous Effect, so essentially you can’t attack get rid of it; your best bet is probably ending the duel early by attacking into a face-down Fire King Avatar Yaksha.

Silent Spellbook Matchup

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 (Spellbook of Fate), making them 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 or Polymerization.

Comments

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Anonymous 19days ago
Overhyped deck even post-nerf Fur Hire is more common in the rank than BB DNA lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
I can build that deck with no issue; completely f2p veteran player. But I don't not because it's expensive, rather because it's bricky meme deck. In this spell duel/ otk meta, it's a pay to lose deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
I'm f2p too and I'm alrd half way building this deck, only need the fusion monsters now. But this cost me the most amount of gem, twice as much when i built BEWD deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Not overhyped at all. BBTDDS and DNA shuts down just about every deck. Obviously some cards to look out foe but canadia and floodgate may put him down but the very second he is flipped the attacking monster goes immediately into defense mode. And he shuts down the effects of Vision hero and Phoenix unless canadia and floodgate already got him down. I am very happy with this deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11hour ago Reply
i think this deck is actually a tier 2 contester from what i've seen so far
Anonymous 2days ago
LG i think its better, put some seer backrow removal, some ebola to survive
Anonymous 19days ago
This deck not even tier 3. rip everyone who waste their gems on Power of Bravery
<< Anonymous
DDR 17days ago Reply
Got to legend 3 with your so called "not even tier 3 deck". It's either you suck or you're really unlucky. rofl
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
What DDR said. This deck shuts down just about everyone. And as long as you are rocking searchers and 3 DNAs you get a good opening hand just about every time.
<< Anonymous
GoodThingToughLOL 5days ago Reply
I believe it's not being overused because this deck is actually even more expensive than Blue eyes WTF.
Serious Q. 11days ago
do you really need 3 dragon destroyer to run this deck? or do they just put the 3rd just to brag a little about their lucky draws? lol
<< Anonymous(Serious Q.)
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
You probably don't NEED three, but it's obviously optimal, particularly given you'll rarely use anything else from your Extra Deck. Either way, the lists here are obviously examples. You can customize them however you like.
<< Anonymous(Serious Q.)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I am almost KOG and I only have two. I also use pegusus and mind scan so I can watch out for treacherous trap hole
wow 18days ago
If you have the right build...it's just UNSTOPPABLE !
<< Anonymous(wow )
;) 18days ago Reply
yes, but it's a bit difficult to build... it might take some time.
<< Anonymous(wow )
truly op 7days ago Reply
Surprisingly this deck is pretty consistent as well, more than Archfiends at least...
<< Anonymous(wow )
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Very true. I am rocking a deck with just two BBTDDS and two DP and if i at least open my hand with buster when and dna surgery and my opponent is not ready with a galaxy cyclone or cosmic cyclone, generally I win pretty quick.
Flawless 11days ago
After playing with it for some hours I realized at least 1 Hey!, Trunade is almost mandatory lol
<< Anonymous(Flawless)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
o.e jeez bro this deck is pretty much overkill. I feel as if I were using super polymerization lol ^^
<< Anonymous(Flawless)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Aww really? vampires say: sore wa dou kana ! lol
: ] !!! 11days ago
I think Imma try 2 Destroyer Swordsman, 2 Paladins and 1 Stardust.
Hopefully it's enough to make it as consistent as possible :] !!!
lolol 17days ago
I'm actually playing the ULTIMATE troll deck DNA + CIPHER SOLDIER and it's pretty effective lol
<< Anonymous(lolol)
22 12days ago Reply
Please post your deck list! I’m trying to build one too and I’m looking for inspiration
Anonymous 21days ago
Brickster Blader lost to Vampire. Vampire are faster, they can force you to throw DNA Surgery/Destruction Swordsman Fusion there also Vampire Vamp who can suck Destroyer Swordsman
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
Correct on your first point. Wrong on second.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
you must chalice destroyer swordsman to suck him
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
if they have a face-up DNA surgery and the destruction swordsman on the field.. vampire is pretty much done for dude.. that combo is insane unless you have cosmic cyclone on your hand.
Anonymous 15days ago
How to counter this deck?
If they put their knight and dragon surgery trap just skip the game?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Depends your back row. Remove their monster or dna with spell/trap.
Anonymous 18days ago
Fu fu fu crimson kingdom why.....????!!! Soo expensive :(
opa 19days ago
nice deck man

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