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Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman

Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeFusion / Effect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Continuous Effect
ArchetypesBuster Blader
Related to ArchetypesDestruction Sword


1 "Buster Blader" + 1 Dragon-Type monster
Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card cannot attack directly. This card gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each Dragon-Type monster your opponent controls or is in their Graveyard. Change all Dragon-Type monsters your opponent controls to Defense Position, also Dragon-Type monsters in your opponent's possession cannot activate their effects. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

How to get / rarity

PackCrimson Kingdom [UR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
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  • Good attack and defense, and can be increased higher if your opponent uses Dragon-type monsters.
  • Very strong against Dragon decks since it will negate their effects, and switches them to defense position.
  • Deals piercing damage when attacking defense position monsters.
  • Fusion summoning this card can be easy if you use fusion substitute monster, since you can use any other dragon type monster as the other material.


  • Can't attack directly.
  • If you are using a dragon deck, and your opponent takes control of this card (through cards like Enemy Controller), it can potentially one shot you if you don't have any protection.
  • If your opponent does not use any Dragon-type monsters, it is just a high attack monster that can pierce defense position monsters, but can't attack directly.


Fusion substitutes

Without needing to bring Buster Blader, you can use any Dragon-type monsters to fuse into the Dragon Destroyer. This can make it more versatile and much easier to summon. Red-Eyes B. Dragon now can be used to fusion summon into 3 different monsters, which can make it versatile, especially since Red-Eyes has its own supports as well.




ActionsChanges Battle Positions
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesPrevents activation of your opponent's Effect Monsters
Summoning categories2 Fusion Materials / Nomi
Stat changesThis card gains ATK / This card gains DEF
Attack categoriesCannot attack directly / Piercing


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Pavs 5days ago
Why if 2 maldoche monsters attacked my buster blader, it didnt make any damage to my opponents life points?
<< Anonymous(Pavs)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Maybe it's because holy guard skill
Anonymous 30days ago
I'd play 3 Goddess of the Third day over 3 Hex Fusion any day. This way I get rid of defense position Decider pretty easy.
This card and Dark Paladin just has a cool vibe...
can you use light hex sealed fusion and a dragon without polymerization to summon
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman? Im trying to experiment with light hex but for some reason I cant get the effect to activate.
<< Anonymous(EX)
Anonymous Reply
No you can't do that because the card says "Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways."
how come Relinquished is able to activate its effect when this card and DNA are both faced up on the field?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because it is ritual summoned with djinn.
I was fighting Amazon, with this card and DNA on the field, but when I attacked the Amazon Swords woman in face up defense position, I lost life point at the end of the battle?! I thought this dragon type monster can’t activate their effect in such situation...... a bug perhaps?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Swordswoman doesn't "activate" her effect. It's continuous effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous. Reply
Agreed. It sounds like a bug. "can't activate their effects" should also apply to auto effects like swordswoman's, but it doesn't? strange.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous Reply
...Not all effects activate. What's difficult to understand about that? There is no reason why Buster Blader should stop an effect like Amazoness Swordswoman or Silent Swordsman LV7 that doesn't activate, nor any logical reason to assume it would.
This card destroys Kaiba
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What about the Majesty card? BB won't be able to attac, ya know?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, probably Majesty can save you for 1-2 turns.
With the right build this deck is pretty much tier 0 wow !
This card destroys Zane
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Cannon and Claw wouldn't be able to activate their discard effect, meaning if this card is up on the field turn 1, Zane cannot get the dragons into the graveyard so they can be equipped, and cannot search Inferno either.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What about Cyber Dragon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, Cannon and Claw couldn't activate the effects, this is a good observation. But we all know that being able to summon this card on turn 1 is not that easy as it depends on luck. But this is a good card overall.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wtf :v a Zane hater lol ^^
The only way to defeat a dragon is to become a dragon
*gets some dna surgery
Gaia Dragon !
I'd build this deck but...
I'd feel as some kind of blue-eyes hater.

Maybe I should reach kog with one of my 2017 decks
some smuck
With the rise of the dragon-meta this card can be an extremely hard counter. If you run into a mirror match while running a dragon deck and you pull this bad boy out, you have a good chance of winning.
<< Anonymous(some smuck)
Anonymous Reply
this deck has a hard time dealing with backrow

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