Steelswarm Roach | Deck and Rulings

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update 26/01/2021

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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Selection Box Vol.05 [SR]
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Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys Monster Cards / Destroys negated Summons
Summoning categoriesNegates Special Summons / 2 Xyz Materials


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Not KoG
I still put 1 Steelswarm Roach to 🔥 Shi En decks in a flash.
Not KoG
Steelswarm Roach can only negate monsters summoned by their own effects.
he's kinda... :flushed:
Sh|t getting worse and worse. Link monsters will completely k|ll it (supposing it was ever alive in this game)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It was alive for a very short time. This card was quite popular for a few months after its release. But then people realized that this card has too many counters and they've stopped using it.

And yeah, Links will make this card even worse.
Can this card work against BE deck? I don’t want to waste gems if it doesn’t.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
not all of BE cards, only ones that don't start a chain.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Basically, can stop all synchro summons (typical in blue eyes) and be alternative dragon. Nothing else. Usually, Abyss dweller is a better choise when facing a BE deck.
F2P player
This card couldnt negate summoning high level monster when opponent using dark fusion spell card. Thank you Konami giving vague description
<< Anonymous(F2P player)
Anonymous Reply
Its called "ruling" and it has been like that from long long long time ago :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To be fair, the ruling is sometimes unnecessarily complicated.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This is because you can't chain in the middle of resolving card effect.

When you are using polymerization like card, if your opponent negate it, you won't send the material into the GY. This is because sending monster to GY is occurs in the resolving process.
Not KoG
This card cannot 🔥 XYZ and Fusions, as designed. It can 🔥 Jinzo and Synchros (HARPIE), so basically niche in the format.
What this card does is rather limited making it among the trash of dl
This card is a joke and doesn't work. Needs fixing or may as well drop it from your extra deck.
This card dosen't work and is bugged in duel links. I've tried using it numerous times vs blue eyes, dark magician, synchro etc etc. I haven't been prompted to use it's ability even once.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It does exactly what it says
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not it doesn't and I've known this for a while, the wording is intentionally misleading and vague.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not intentionally misleading. You just don't know the rules of this game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're stupid.
how to get not updated

Did not activate on Battle phase
<< Anonymous(Mukai)
Anonymous Reply
This card has some restrictions. Scroll down to see some of those
<< Anonymous(Mukai)
Not KoG Reply
It is part of the rules for Monster Effect.

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