Exploder Dragon | Decks and Tips

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Exploder Dragon

Exploder Dragon
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Continuous Effect


If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Destroy the monster that destroyed it. Neither player takes any battle damage from attacks involving this attacking card.

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OtherDragonic Force [R]
Cyber Style Extreme [R]




  • Destroys opponent monster.
  • You do not recieve battle damage involving this card.


  • Low attack and no defense.
  • Opponent does not receive battle damage from this card.
  • Must battle an attack position monster your opponent control and destroy itself to activate effect.


Improved Yomi Ship

Yomi Ship

Might be a better alternative to Yomi Ship.

  • Use this card to attack stronger monsters for quick destruction.
  • Can safely attack set monsters without risk of battle damage.


ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys your opponent's Monster Cards
LPPrevents battle damage


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Glitch: please report to konami, when an opponent attacks this card brought to the field this turn with Dragon's rebirth, and opponent is using Riryoku during battle, you still take battle damage. BS.
<< Anonymous(Kaibacoont)
Chev Reply
Indeed, I'm receiving battle damage as well with this card. :/ It wasn't like this before.
<< Anonymous(Kaibacoont)
Anonymous Reply
You don't take any damage from battles involving this "attacking card". If your opponent attacks, this card is not attacking and you will receive damage.
<< Anonymous(Chev)
Anonymous Reply
You should get banned from the game for using this card, not take battle damage. Don't see why you're complaining.
In my opinion this card should be at least SR, i dont understand why it is R lol
<< Anonymous
Duel Novice Reply
Summon this monster and try attack your opponent directly, then you know why it is R
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's in a pack where you're guaranteed to get it if you buy it. It makes no difference. It's like saying "Windstorm of Etaqua should be SR or UR, not R" when it really doesn't mean anything.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No. It does mean something. Getting a rare gem isn't like getting an Ultra Rare one. If it was UR, they would've never put it in this 🔥 deck preset for noobs who can't play
<< Anonymous(Duel Novice)
Anonymous Reply
It isn't designed for that. It can destroy monsters stronger than itself while taking no battle damage. It should be UR, not R. That's like saying "Seven tools of the bandit"" shouldn't be ultra rare because it causes 1000 points of damage to destroy a trap card.
Can confirm that Buster Blader fusion doesn't get destroyed and still do piercing damage when attacking this.
fuk this card. Konami make it ptw with its limit on buying with gem. _|_
If this card is destroyed by Buster Blader dragon destroyer, will it still destroy? Buster blader make it so that effects can't be activated right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah the effect cant be activated since buster blader disables dragon effect
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Someone confirm this please
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yes it won't destroy buster blader AND he'll do piercing damage. done it several times
Return of the Doomed + Exploder Dragon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Apocralyph (event monster dropped by mokuba) is better and is dragon type too
Dragons here and there, everywhere. The data never lies!
<< Anonymous(Andrew)
Anonymous Reply
Dragons needed more support!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ya I feel like they haven't put any dragon supports out lately hahahaha
Jihad dragon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Horahkty Akhbar
Better than Man-Eater Bug
<< Anonymous
k' Reply
nope, if you flip man-eater, you get to destroy a monster and use man-e to tribute summon or whatever. this dragon has to die in battle to be of any service. if it is the only monster you control and cannot summon, you'll be wide open for an attack. but in the other hand, it can be a nice stall if already face up, your opp will think twice before attacking.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
but man-eater bug have to wait a turn, this card can destroy opponent's monster immediately
Yomi Ship is better for Hammer Shark decks as it can be easily special summoned. However, for everything else this works much much better.
Better version of yomi cause you don't get battle damage from 🔥 attack

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