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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]
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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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Anonymous 18days ago
This card + DNA surgery!
you are done!
you may ONLY lose by disconnect or time out lose.... xD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
This is a factual statement. I literally own with this combo
Anonymous 15days ago
Exploder dragon and fusion sub, why doesn't it work????
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Are you trying to Summon it by tributing The Light Hex Sealed Fusion and Exploder Dragon? Because if you are, that is not a Fusion Summon, and this card must be Special Summoned by a Fusion Summon. You should be able to use Poly with Exploder Dragon and a Fusion Sub though
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 24days ago Reply
cuz his efect just resolves is not an activation
<< Anonymous(Brwa)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Same reason you can't activate Divine Wrath in response to a monster's piercing damage.
Question, this card text said it can't attack directly but when the vagabond summon this card, he was able to attack me directly. That's some bullshit.
<< Anonymous(B.)
Incognito Reply
Direct on you lifepoints? Maby it is a bug or something.
<< Anonymous(B.)
Anonymous Reply
That is a bug
<< Anonymous(Incognito)
B. Reply
Yea. From attacking me directly.
<< Anonymous(B.)
.l. 31days ago Reply
If the challenge was "no monster effect" he can do that
just need 1 chance if u knew the trick
<< Anonymous(memex)
Red Eyes B. Reply
<< Anonymous(Red Eyes B.)
Red Eyes B. Reply
. . . I think I figured it out x'D
<< Anonymous(Red Eyes B.)
Red Eyes B. Reply
Oh no wait.. maybe not. Nvmind.
I played against this dragon deck. Turn 1 he summon Vanguard and discard 3 dragon to raise ATK to 2500.

My turn, fusion summon this dragon destroyer and OTK him with 7800 ATK.

Feels good.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be 6800 atk?
<< Anonymous
Parcival99 Reply
I guess he wanted to write 6800 instead
Weakness of REBD & BEWD deck for sure
Why can't I fusion summon this card with "1 buster blader + 1 fusion substitute monster"? Though I can do the opposite thing (1 dragon + 1 fusion substitute)!

Am I missing something here?!
<< Anonymous
Jaka Reply
More than likely because the fusion sub has a specific card they're subbing for (buster blader) when you have a dragon in your hand whereas having bb in your hand, the sub monster has no specific card to sub for this not becoming a dragon type
<< Anonymous(Jaka)
Anonymous Reply
I thought it was a bug or something. Thanks for replying.
I tried fusion summoning it in my very first turn.i had the blackland fire dragon and buster blade and soon after got polymerization. However it wouldnt let me. Are there any specific rulings as to which dragon monster can be used for his fusion summoning?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No there are none, but did you use Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordsman? Because you can't use that card as a material while it is in your hand because its name is not "Buster Blader" yet.
Why can't this card be fusion summoned by cyber stein??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
cyber stein say special summon not fusion summon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Says it "cannot be special summoned by other ways" ergo you need to fusion summon it.
This has so much OTK potential, even against non-dragon decks. Summon him and with either Mystic Box or give and take, give your opponent a Poki Draco. That's 3600-3700 damage, plus an attack with another monster such as Mirage Dragon and that's game.
played against a Seto running dragons, who started his turn owning the field with a 3k dragon and another 4* dragon vs my 1 dragon. He summons darkflare dragon, uses his effect to drop Kidmodo to his graveyard, and summons a Blue 3 high atk dragons..but can't attack that turn.

I have 1 card in my hand (buster bladder), my next draw is over. The dragon destroyer arrived on field with over 7k attack..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not bladder haha

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