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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.


Buster Blader DNA Surgery Deck



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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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
Although DNA surgery is in game atm, buster blader archetype seems somewhaw bricky. Has anyone tried to build around this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I've been tempted, but it's hard to find the time to devote gems to getting a second copy of the Fusion. Either way, it'll be much better when we inevitably get the rest of the Buster Blader stuff. (Buster Whelp and Buster Dragon will fix a huge number of the issues the deck currently has, and even better if we get any of the Traps.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I got a Buster/Red-Eyes fusion deck. A little brick-y but fun for F2P
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

Blue Dragon Summoner 3x
Kaibaman 3x
King of the Swamp 1x
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Dark Magician 1x
Fusion Gate 1x
Luninous Spark 1x
Polymerization 3x
E-Con 3x
Champion’s Vigilance 1x

<< 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)

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