Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman | Decks and Tips

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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--
Card trader--




  • 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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This card destroys Zane
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I thought about commenting on Buster Blader not working well against it, too. But the more I think about it, it kinda makes sense. With a single Dragon in his Graveyard, it's bigger than any monster he could Summon aside from a Power Bond'd Cyberdark Dragon. That being said, Dark Paladin is straight better unless you fail to Summon it before Zane gets a Cyberdark Dragon.
<< 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.
Yeah, I plan to one day on this game have the craziest, and maybe even hopefully strongest Dragon Deck Possible and I already know this is going to become my Scourging Enemy Soon! :o
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Liar you just don't want to share, what's the matter? Afraid you'll be defeated? Good.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Like this card would even be good...

It is hard to summon (3 cards to get it) and doesn't even have protection from spells or traps.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Of course you’d use the liar card. Fine

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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dark Paladin can't be special summoned except by fusion. So in this case there is no improvement.

Learn to read before throwing out accusations.
This card is very easy to counter. Just use the card a tribute to be doomed or man eater bug or exploded dragon. If u have enemy controller, bring it to your side of the field and use it as a tribute to summon your monster
<< Anonymous(PHEONIXQB )
Anonymous Reply
.....that applies to pretty much 99% of all monsters in the game, not just this one
<< Anonymous(PHEONIXQB )
Anonymous Reply
By your logic we shouldn't use any monster at all because all of them are "countered" by E-Con and Tribute to the Doomed.
Hey guys. Why cant i use King of the swamp + a dragón type to summon this card?
<< Anonymous(G)
Anonymous Reply
Because it just can "Change" to be a fusion sub as a Specific Monster that listed in the box. (+ 1 Warrior/ +1 Dragon = No) ( +1 Red Eyes/+1blue eyes = Yes)
This card is very easy to counter. Just use the card a tribute to be doomed or man eater bug or exploded dragon. If u have enemy controller, bring it to your side of the field and use it as a tribute to summon your monster
At the very least the card art for this is awesome.
this is good to farm chazz if you don't have dark paladin
Everyone is saying RIP BEWD while I’m sitting here with my BEUD deck that runs this card also. Sometimes you have to turn a deck’s weakness into its strength.
Weakness of REBD & BEWD deck for sure
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Weakness/Strength. This card can go either way. My BEUD also runs this card and it has toppled other BEWD decks without question
This card + DNA surgery!
you are done!
you may ONLY lose by disconnect or time out lose.... xD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This is a factual statement. I literally own with this combo
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I find that combo rather slow at times unless you can search the cards. I typically run all my dragon decks with BB because he just slips in there easily
What "This card cannot attack directly." means exactly ?
<< Anonymous(CastorJo)
Noobs Reply
Cannot declare an attack to opponent, but still can attack his monster
<< Anonymous(Noobs)
CastorJo Reply
Ok, thanks !
<< Anonymous(CastorJo)
Dafuq? Reply
Seriously? How new to this game are you?
<< Anonymous(Dafuq?)
Anonymous Reply
Faggot being mean to a post from like months ago. How noob are you?
Why I can't destroy this with Devine Wrath? Although it's effect is activated when I summon a dragon monster and it's changed to defense position.
<< Anonymous(Brwa)
Anonymous Reply
cuz his efect just resolves is not an activation
<< Anonymous(Brwa)
Anonymous Reply
Same reason you can't activate Divine Wrath in response to a monster's piercing damage.
<< Anonymous(Brwa)
Anonymous Reply
Cuz it's a continuous effect. Divine Wrath can only negate effects at the point of activation. Continuous effects just happen automatically without activation. Activation would be Dark Paladin's effect that negates spell cards.
<< Anonymous(Brwa)
SmartASS Reply
Great explanation above. Another tip for you: when monster effect activation takes place, you will see huge portrait of monster popping on screen.

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