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Steelswarm Roach

Steelswarm Roach
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeXyz / Effect
Card Effect TypeQuick Effect
ArchetypesSteelswarm / lswarm


2 Level 4 monsters
During either player's turn, when a Level 5 or higher monster would be Special Summoned: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the Special Summon, and if you do, destroy it.









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Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys Monster Cards / Destroys negated Summons
Summoning categoriesNegates Special Summons / 2 Xyz Materials

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Anonymous 14days ago
Anonymous 31days ago
I just can see it, there will be lots of questions about this card in the future, due to its effect being only able to respond to built-in/inherent Special Summon, and cannot respond to Special Summon that starts a Chain/occur due to resolution of a card's effect (since you cannot interrupt a card in the middle of resolving).
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Anonymous 20days ago Reply
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@OP anon 15days ago Reply
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Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Well that explain why I can't activate Roach's effect when I dueled just 1 hour ago.
Casual Niz 17days ago
Was super excited to tech this card into my rank 4 deck only to find out it can stop virtually nothing in the format. I got one on the date release and cant recall negating a single summon. Ty Roach. I would have preferred you to cost 3 materials and stop non inherent summons as well.
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Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Roach would have been huge some months ago when we were in the syncro era
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Anonymous 15days ago Reply
They can't release an Xyz in Synchro era, though.
Anonymous 17days ago
I feel bad for those people who got clickbaited by DLM
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Anonymous 17days ago Reply
DLM is Konami's best salesman.
Anonymous 30days ago
fear the roach
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michael_gb 17days ago Reply
Anonymous 17days ago

Michael Cotton
Anonymous 20days ago
After trying this for a while, I'm realizing this is actually overrated.
There are too many ways to play around this card, it's extremely situational, and has too low attack. It might be the most underwhelming among all staples in the same box.
Anonymous 30days ago
Time to see people rage quit due to this one card. Many broken high level monsters can't be summoned at all. Goodbye blue eyes, goodbye despacito, goodbye lightsworn.
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Anonymousse 25days ago Reply
Yes it is. Roach cannot negate special summons that starts a chain link, and stone's effect certainly does. Try negating the summoning of BEWD through stone and you'll find out if you can negate that.
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The dark lord 25days ago Reply
Fusion/Ritual summon(s) cannot be negated using the ROACH. The fusion/ritual monster is being summoned by a card effect,starting a chain,so Roach cannot activate during the resolution of the card effect!! Counter traps/monster effects that negate summon(s) cannot negate a summon performed by card effects! But you can prevent a monster(s) from being summoned by negating the card itself that summon!
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Anonymous 25days ago Reply
If you see someone using kaiba summona abyss dweller instead
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Anonymous 25days ago Reply
This box just gave 3 staple xyz. Konami just want to destroy its game.
Anonymous 31days ago
oh my god now it starts.field locks with monster effects and not letting the opponent play.🔥ing bs komoney.
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Anonymous 26days ago Reply
Kaijus when?
Anonymous 26days ago
Here we go again. Another broken card is coming to DL.
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The dark lord 26days ago Reply
Solemn warning would be better instead of Roach!!
Anonymous 26days ago
Here we go again. Another broken card is coming to DL.
Anonymous 31days ago
When it starts flying, your opponent will run away and lose due to time out
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Anonymous 31days ago Reply
not funny 🔥 .in fact this card user deserves the time stall and losing.
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Anonymous 29days ago Reply
^so you are the "opponent" I was talking about

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What a misplaced card, how the @@@ are spellcasters suppose to summon this?
EZ farming Gems at pvp. every 40 duel get 30 gem. Done this month 421 wins PvP free 510 Gems
Anyone else think this card is really really absurdly extremely good?
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