Slifer the Sky Dragon | Decks and Tips

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Slifer the Sky Dragon

Slifer the Sky Dragon


Requires 3 Tributes to Normal Summon (cannot be Normal Set). This card's Normal Summon cannot be negated. When Normal Summoned, cards and effects cannot be activated. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Send it to the Graveyard. This card gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each card in your hand. If a monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your opponent's field in face-up Attack Position: That monster(s) loses 2000 ATK, then if its ATK has been reduced to 0 as a result, destroy it.

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Other1 Year Anniversary Reward [UR]




  • Potentially high attack depending on number of cards in your hand.
  • Its attack reduction on your opponent's monster is permanent.
  • Destroys monsters that your opponent summons if it's below 2,000 attack.
  • Can be special summoned, but will only last until the end phase.
  • Can still be useful even if it has low attack.


  • Difficult to summon.
  • Can only last for 1 turn if special summoned.


Tribute summoning

Getting the tribute fodders can be easy if you use tokens or Ra's Disciple, but it won't be good if you don't pair them with other cards that can take advantage of it. You will also need some protection spell/trap cards in order to tribute summon for the next turn, or use Double Summon instead, making it quite a heavy investment and can be bad if your opponent can counter it.

Special summon

Special summoning Slifer will only make it stay until the end phase, but it can still be effective if you summon it during your opponent's turn before they summon monsters. It can also still be good if you want an extra attack during your turn if you can secure the win.

Draw power

Draw cards for certain monster type/attributes like Wonder Wand, Cards of the Red Stone, or even Soul Transition can be good if your deck synergizes with them, but cards like Jar of Greed or Good Goblin Housekeeping can be used in almost all decks, and it can even work as a surprise attack increase for Slifer. Golden Bamboo can also be good if you can pair that up with cards like Maha Vailo or Mythical Beast Cerberus.

Dealing with set monsters

Since Slifer can destroy, or cripple your opponent's summoned monsters, people will often set their monsters to defend against an attack. You can use cards like Meteorain or Big Bang shot to inflict some piercing damage when attacking them, or you can simply go for direct attacks instead. You can use cards like Shadowslayer, Secret Pass to the Treasures, or Shooting Star Bow - Ceal. Gravity Axe - Grarl can also be helpful to keep them locked and prevent flip effects.





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My slifer sky dragon deck!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
god card not competitive because its by trap/spell card.. konami.. make it god card immune just like anime!!
<< Anonymous(Exo)
Anonymous Reply
i will eat your deck with my slifer deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you know these are their original effects. the anime just made it that strong for plot convienience
<< Anonymous(Exo)
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
How are you going to replenish your hand in case you need to use them?
Anonymous 19days ago
ur mum gey
any meta idea? hazy flames + arrival rivals? :o
Lucas Snakonfez
Am i lucky for getting this card?
<< Anonymous(Lucas Snakonfez)
Anonymous Reply
No. 90% of players have this card already.
<< Anonymous(Lucas Snakonfez)
Anonymous Reply
I want to say yes, but....unfortunately, what the above person said.
Love this article. This is my favorite God Card
I’m really trying to build a competitive Slifer deck. Can you guys help me with that?
<< Anonymous(BubblePig )
Aquablast Reply
For example, look at Exo's deck below. It'll successfully accomplish point 1 and 3: summoning and powering Slifer. However, it will encounter trouble if his opponent just destroys Slifer. The guy who uses Ojama should fare better, since it has a way to OTK and clearing the backrow... Although it will face a different problem of being inconsistent. Not belittling them, but it isn't easy.
<< Anonymous(Aquablast)
Anonymous Reply
Spellbook silent magician solves 2 to 4
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
How do you play slifer with SM spellbook?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Point 1 is the most important though.
Is the Slifer affected by trap/spell/effect monsters ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, but its summon cant be negated
It has to be Special-Summoned to activate its second effect (reducing enemy monsters' ATK)?
<< Anonymous(Kaick)
Anonymous Reply
Nope, normal summons too
Can we summon 3 godcards on the same fiedl? they all require 3 tributes ?
<< Anonymous
Zeratul Reply
Tribute summoned the first normally.
With 2 other monsters on your field, use soul exchange on the opponent monster
With the last monster in your field use 2 soul exchange
Summon Horakhty and win the game
<< Anonymous
Green hair Kaiba Reply
Screw the money I have rules
<< Anonymous(Zeratul)
Anonymous Reply
just winning the duel is not enough tho :D
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also you can special summon obelisk and ra with cards like a hero emerges or burst rebirth
I want them to release Obelisk and Horakhty ASAP
even tho Horakthy is just for the memes
Can you mausoleum to summon god cards? Pay 3k life points for the summon? Sorry I'm a noob and new to the game I haven't ever made KOG and only win 12% of my duels
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
every god cards has text stated "Requires 3 Tributes"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
As president of Kaiba corp I declare that invalid
<< Anonymous
BigD Reply
Mausoleum+Cost Down can summon him
<< Anonymous(BigD)
Anonymous Reply
Dude, 3 tributes is part of the effect, even if Slifer's level decreased to 4 you still need 3 tributes to summon him
This card is a lie. It says card effects cannot be activated. But I was in a match where a flip card took control of slifer. In addition in another match, a trap-card destroyed slifer when it was summoned. This card was not worth the time farming for. Pathetic
<< Anonymous
valencia Reply
"Was not worth the time farming for", they pretty much gave it to you for free, numbnuts
<< Anonymous(valencia)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This is a card ruling situation. If you do not know card rulings for Yugioh then you are one of the many people who make this mistake. "Cards and effects cannot be activated when this card is summoned" mean you cannot respond to the summon. It's not at all what you thought. Long story short you cant Floodgate god cards.
<< Anonymous
valencia Reply
.... WHAT A TARD!!!!
you can get the slither sleeves for direct attack you opponnent

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