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]
Selection Box Vol.05 [UR]
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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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If any body can tell me

Dark paladin has the effect that it gains 500 atk/def for every dragon on the field and graveyard

Is buster blader the dragon destroyer swordsman have same effect with saying 1000 atk/def your opponent controls on there field or in thier graveyard or do you choose where the atk/def boost comes from ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You don't choose, it gains ATK for each dragon both on the field and in the graveyard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Kool thank you :), i had a gut feeling it was the same effect style as dark paladin but with the wording i just wasnt sure
I was wondering, does dragon decks like blue eyes have any counter/answer to buster blader (or any anti-dragon) based deck ?
<< Anonymous
LeodredAQW Reply
Karma Cut, Burst Stream of Destruction, Raigeki Break...
Is this in any ticket?
<< Anonymous
LeodredAQW Reply
UR Dream Ticket(s).
Does protector buster welps damage effect count this card as a buster blader because it has buster blader in the name
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What card are you actually referring to?
Where is Buster Dragon?
Something is really wrong. Today is 11/30/19, and for whatever reason I can’t use Fusion Substitute monsters anymore to summon this card.

It used to be Buster Blader/Substitute+Dragon = Fusion

Now only BB+Dragon works.

Using the Destruction Swordsman Fusion Quick Play card like I always have.

This is a HUGE nerf to Buster Blader decks (especially DNA surgery decks) and I’m freaking pissed.
<< Anonymous(Yugiboi)
Anonymous Reply
Wow bro I experienced that but it works if you use polymerization, i think it's more of abug
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not a bug. It's the ruling change.
<< Anonymous(Yugiboi)
Anonymous Reply
As already said, it's a Ruling change in OCG. DL uses OCG Rulings.

Scroll down a bit, it's the 6th Q&A.
<< Anonymous(Yugiboi)
Anonymous Reply
yeah, its so sad, BB DNA its my favorite deck :/
Beat this guy multiple times with face down amazon swordswoman LMAO
Number of people not reading descriptions is too damn high. I can't count how many times my opponent took controll of this card with Enemy Controller only to find out he can't attack directly...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Even AI did this OMG
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Same always makes me laugh
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Then that makes me loving to piss you off. :>
Never gets old. Super powerful.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So how do i fusion easier i dont get it help please
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There is a card in the card traer called hex sealed fusión, something like that, get 3 of those instead
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hex Sealed Fusion also can only replace Buster Blader, and their second effect cannot be used to bring out this card since this card must be fusion summoned properly.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can substitute Goddes for Buster Blader. You still need Dragon type monster however. DNA surgery may be helpful
Just a clarification, you can't fusion summon Dark Paladin and this card via the effect of Hex Sealed Fusion monsters(dark and light) right? Because BBTDDS and Dark Paladin can't be special summoned by other ways, right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Am I right? Because those cards must be fusion summoned and cannot be special summon by other ways. On the other hand, the hex sealed fusion monsters, tribute themselves and other fusion material monsters to special summon a monster from the extra deck. So you can't use their effect to summon these cards. Am I right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, they must be Fusion Summoned properly, so you can't use Hex Sealed's SECOND effect on them.

However, you can Fusion Summon BBtDS and Dark Paladin by using Hex Sealed's FIRST effect (fusion substitute), as you are still doing a proper Fusion Summon, you just replace one of the materials.
Why if 2 maldoche monsters attacked my buster blader, it didnt make any damage to my opponents life points?
<< Anonymous(Pavs)
Anonymous Reply
Maybe it's because holy guard skill

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