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Creative Deck Profile: Branded Buster Blader, ft. SDAZ and DIFO Support

Brand those Dragons with a Buster’s Blade.


Strategic Summary:

Welcome to a new profile, this time centered on combining two Fusion themes, one that hates Dragons with one that Fuses Dragons. The Buster Blader archetype was stood up alongside the Destruction Sword archetype to reinvent the iconic ace monster from the original series. As its gimmick, it was turned into a Fusion and Synchro archetype centered around the lockdown potential of Buster Dragon and Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman. The Dragon is a Level 8 Synchro that turns all monsters on your opponent’s board to Dragons, while the Swordsman is a Level 8 Fusion that gains 1000 ATK/DEF for each Dragon on your opponent’s board, plus it changes Dragons to DEF position, and it prevents them from activating their effects. Yeah, it has a ton of power. On the Destruction Sword side, Destruction Sword Memories can be used to tutor a Buster Blader monster from the deck or banish itself from the GY to Fusion Summon. Prologue of the Destruction Swordsman even lets you cheat out a Buster Dragon from your Extra Deck, giving you even more ways to lock down your opponent’s board. And both of these traps are supported by Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman, which tutors any Destruction Sword card on summon.

Moving along to the Branded side, this is a much smaller engine than normal. With Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous ready to pull a Fallen of Albaz straight from the deck, fusing away your opponent’s threats have never been easier. Especially if they are already Dragons due to the effect of Buster Dragon. If that’s the case, simply turn to Abyssal Dragon Alba Renatus (YGOrg Translation), which can be Fusion Summoned or can contact fuse with Albaz and any 1+ Dragons your opponent controls. Plus, Alba Renatus can attack monsters that many times, for an extra flourish. Combined that with Branded Condemnation (YGOrg Translation), Branded Forfeiture (YGOrg Translation), and Albion the Shrouded Dragon, we have quite a combination of archetypes on our hands. It may not be the best use of the Buster Blader control strategy, but it sure is fun to pull off. So unsheathe your Dragon-destroying Greatsword with the Buster Bladers!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 19
| Albion the Shrouded Dragon
|| The Chaos Creator
| Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster
| Buster Blader
| Black Dragon Collapserpent
|| Unlikely Swordsoul Allies
|| Fallen of Albaz
| White Dragon Wyverburster
| Springans Kitt
||| Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous
||| Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
| Dragon Buster Destruction Sword

Spells: 9
| Branded Forfeiture
|| Branded Fusion
| Branded Bond
||| Chaos Space
| Destruction Swordsman Fusion
| Super Polymerization

Traps: 12
| Destruction Sword Flash
||| Destruction Sword Memories
||| Prologue of the Destruction Swordsman
| Screams of the Branded
||| Trap Trick
| Branded Condemnation

| Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon
|| Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
| Lubellion the Searing Dragon
||| Abyssal Dragon Alba Renatus
| Albion the Branded Dragon
| Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss
|| Buster Dragon
| Borrelsword Dragon
|| Protector Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
| Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Dragonmaid, Gusto, Libromancer, Dragunity, Felgrand. Some of my prior requests was covered by participants in CDSS6 and even more were re-covered in CDSS7, so I highly suggest checking those out and subscribing to my channel for all of my latest profiles on YouTube!

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