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Buster Blader DNA Surgery: deck recipe

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Overview

The rise of Koa'ki Meiru has given us, once again, a good reason to look at Buster Blaster. Destruction Swordsman Fusion can now be used to get rid of not only Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Dragon Spirit of White, but also Koa'ki Meiru Maximus without the need of DNA Surgery.

Example Deck

Updated Version

Magician of Dark IllusionSphere KuribohSphere KuribohSphere KuribohBuster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
Buster Whelp of the Destruction SwordsmanBuster BladerBuster BladerBuster BladerGoddess with the Third EyeGoddess with the Third Eye
Destruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionDestruction Swordsman FusionHey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!DNA 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
Destiny Draw
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a card of your choice. This Skill can only be used one per Duel.
Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi

Previous Version

Balance Version (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
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
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.

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

Magician of Dark Illusion

This Level 7 monster can be easily Special Summoned from your hand during your opponent’s turn by chaining its effect to the activation of one of your Spell/Trap Cards or effects, it provides an additional body on the board to protect you, unlike Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman, it can attack your opponent directly and, since it’s treated as “Dark Magician” while it’s on the field, you can even use it as material for Dark Paladin.

Sphere Kuriboh

Sphere Kuriboh can avoid OTKs, it allows you to manage your Life Points more easily for Destiny Draw and you can even chain Magician of Dark Illusions’ effect to it.

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
Destiny Draw
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a card of your choice. This Skill can only be used one per Duel.
Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi

Buster Blader can really appreciate the increase in consistency this Skill can provide. With Destiny Draw, you could even argue you don’t need three copies of DNA Surgery.

[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

Koa'ki Meiru Matchups

If we do not consider Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru, Koa'ki Meiru Maximus is easily the most important card in the deck. With Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman on the field, Maximus can’t activate its effect and it’s forced in Defense Position. The biggest issue you might encounter in this matchup would be Koa'ki Meiru Ice, but not all versions run it.

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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Anon
Wait...what happen to mirror match? Does our effect will get negated too?
<< Anonymous
Another Anon Reply
Wrong. Dragon destroyer does have it's activated effect.

In short, the first player who achieve board control I.e. Dragon destroyer + dna surgery will achieve lockdown. Second player to summon Dragon destroyer will have his monster turn to Dragon type and unable to activate it's effect.
<< Anonymous(Another Anon)
Anonymous Reply
Another Anon

You're acrtually incorrect here, Destruction Swordsman's effect is a continuous one, not an activation effect. Because of these each player would lock each other out in a mirror match unless DNA surgery can be removed from the field
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anonymous Reply
If DNA surgery is up and not removed then both swordsman will go into defense mode and you have a deck out war.
<< Anonymous(Anon)
BB player 2hour ago Reply
But u can get BB and fuse away his BB Dragon destroyer cuz he is now dragon :D
k dogg
Also .. Ya that's my question .... HOW CONSISTENT was it getting hey trunade .... which was the ONLY BACKROW REMOVAL
<< Anonymous(k dogg )
ValleCula Reply
"which was the ONLY BACKROW REMOVAL"

Cosmic Cyclone says hi.
<< Anonymous(k dogg )
Hi Reply
Use AMA it more efficient
<< Anonymous(Hi)
Anonymous No. 2 12hour ago Reply
Canadia flipped at the start of Battle Phase says hi
Anonymous No. 2 12hour ago
Do I really need 2 Dark Paladins for the optimal build?
I have 3 Buster Bladers but only 1 Dark Paladin.
Have you guys ever actually summoned Dark Paladin twice in one duel in your climb to KoG with this deck?
Anonymous 1days ago
With this many Tuners in there, one could throw one Stardust Dragon in.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Well, the Balance version listed above does have Stardust Dragon in it.
Anonymous 1days ago
The vampire match up says shit down
<< Anonymous
ValleCula 1days ago Reply
I forgot to change that for third time.
Anonymous 15days ago
should I invest this so-called tier 3 deck instead of new box since I cannot see any meta changing yet (yes i know, the box is currently open today).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Short answer: Depends on your current card pool.

Or wait few more days before deciding.
k dogg
Thanks for the info... gonna try and do well this season with BB... P.S... BLUE EYES AND FIREFLIES BEWARE ... THE BIG BOY BUSTER IS COMING!!!! ^^
k dogg
Yo KOG guy I see u did it well with the BB deck .. just 1 question didn't u find it hard using the skull balance instead of mind scan .. also with only 1 back row removal which was hey trunade? ??
<< Anonymous(k dogg)
Hi Reply
Did you own BB deck and always lose using it? Just make your own build damn it.
Anonymous
KOG again with this deck. Tier 1 easy
<< Anonymous
Hi Reply
Share your deck pliss
Bloop
How helpful is it to have the stardust dragon in this deck?
<< Anonymous(Bloop)
Heisenberg Reply
helpful against treacherous trap, widespread ruin and all the cancer stuff
<< Anonymous(Bloop)
Heisenberg Reply
once I have dragon destroyer on the field, I often summon buster blader and buster whelm to summon stardust. So my dragon destroyer is fully protected
<< Anonymous(Heisenberg)
Anonymous Reply
@Heisenberg
How do you manage to summon all of them on the same turn ? Unless that's not what you meant
Heisenberg
KOG in few hours with restart :
- 3 buster blader + its 2 sell search
- 3 buster whelm + its 3 spell
- 2 fusion substitute
- 2 cosmic cyclone
- 1 trunade
- 3 dna
- 1 treacherous trap
- 3 or 2 dragon destroyer (1 is dangerous)
- 1 or 2 paladin
- 1 stardust

the deck is definitely not for beginners
<< Anonymous(Heisenberg)
Anonymous Reply
Do you think three swordsman fusions is necessary? You can get one back from the graveyard
<< Anonymous
Heisenberg Reply
it's not, better than 2 tho
Anonymous
Overhyped deck even post-nerf Fur Hire is more common in the rank than BB DNA lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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 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 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 Reply
i think this deck is actually a tier 2 contester from what i've seen so far

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