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Hardened Armed Dragon

Hardened Armed Dragon
AttributeEARTH
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Lingering Effect
Level★4
Passcode68473226
ATK1500
DEF800

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by sending 1 Level 8 or higher monster from your hand to the Graveyard. If you Tribute this card for the Tribute Summon of a Level 7 or higher monster, that monster cannot be destroyed by card effects.

How to Get

PackValiant Souls [UR]
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Evaluation

RatingA-

Pros

  • Can be Special Summoned from your hand by sending 1 level 8 or higher monster from your hand to the Graveyard.
  • If this monster is tributed for a level 7 or higher monster, that monster cannot be destroyed by card effects.

Cons

  • Needs to discard a level 8 or higher monster to the Graveyard as a cost to Special Summon.
  • Weak ATK and DEF stats.

Tips

  • This is a very useful card to fill your Field with monsters, either you can use it for Tribute summoning, or you can use it to defend your Field.
  • If you are using Blue Eyes White Dragon combo with this monster, you can also consider using Burst Stream of Destruction as a tech choice to destroy all your opponent’s monsters.

Level 8 Monsters

Blue Eyes White Dragon can be discarded to the Graveyard, and subsequently Special Summoned back to the Field by using Birthright or Soul Resurrection. Another possible combo is to Special Summon Hardened Armed Dragon by discarding Blue Eyes White Dragon, then use Dragon’s Rebirth to Special Summon Blue Eyes White Dragon from the Graveyard to the Field, and banish Hardened Armed Dragon. Darkstorm Dragon and Phoenix Gearfried are both level 8 Gemini monsters that can be easily Special Summoned from the Graveyard by using Birthright, Soul Resurrection or Supervise. Archfiend Emperor, Archfiend Empress and Invader of Darkness are level 8 Fiend-type monsters that can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard by using Call of the Archfiend.

Auxiliary support

Since the potential of swarming your opponent’s is very high due to the Special Summoning, you can also use Dragon Gunfire to either inflict 800 LP damage to your opponent, or destroy 1 monster with 800 or less DEF. Stamping Destruction can also be used to destroy 1 Spell/Trap card your opponent controls and deals 500 LP damage to them. Using Hey, Trunade! Or Anti Magic Arrows also efficiently removes your opponent’s backrow protection to enable your Attacks to go through easily.

Useful Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Peak Performance (skill)
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Mountain" activated.
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba
[Skill] descriptionUser
The Tie that Binds
Until the end of you turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters on your field times 100. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Jesse Anderson
Jesse Anderson
[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown! (skill)
This turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300. This skill can only be used once per turn
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba

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Rulings

Classifications

ActionsSends from hand to Graveyard for cost
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesCannot be destroyed by card effects
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your hand / Special Summons itself / Special Summons itself from your hand

Comments

3rd rate duelist 8days ago
Someone plz build a deck with this cards. i tried but penniless duelist can't build a fun deck.
batin 8days ago
can we build an "sacred phoenix of nephyths deck" around this card? does phoenix work in that way?
<< Anonymous(batin)
crazyslot 8days ago Reply
no, phoenix needs to be destroyed
Anonymous 17days ago
What kind of deck can one build around this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
ssa whale + dna transplant.
Krappa
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
oh nvm whale is 7, cant send it to the grave.

bewd beacon probably
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Earthbound immortal
candend 23days ago
just release mist body, Konameh! and dragon shall raise again along with Hardened AD
Anonymous 23days ago
wow! special summon & discard
Anonymous 23days ago
Just release earth bound komoney
Anonymous 24days ago
Too bad this is UR. It would be pretty powerful when there are 3 of it. Used to use it with the earth bounds.
Anonymous 24days ago
Hmm, this with ra or slifer...
Anonymous 24days ago
Anti SSA
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Anti sylvan as well

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