Saturday, October 9, 2010
fiery rulers of the sky, Dragons
Many Duelists believe that the most powerful card in a Dragon Deck is “Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon” (REDMD), a 2800 ATK powerhouse that can Special Summon Dragons from the hand or Graveyard once each turn. Those Duelists may be correct – REDMD can deal a ton of damage, and it can Special Summon monsters to pressure the opponent without requiring use of any cards from the hand
Koa’ki Meiru Drago” is an important part of the strategy, and he’s now running three copies to make sure he can Summon it as often as possible. Drago stops the Special Summon of LIGHT and DARK monsters, shutting down Lightsworn, Zombies, and a bunch of Synchro Summons. With those threats out of the way, Clarke keeps his Dragons safe while keeping the path clear for direct attacks.
When “Masked Dragon” is destroyed in battle, it can Special Summon a Dragon-Type monster with 1500 ATK or less from the Deck, making it a great defender and a slick way to search out the right Dragon for any situation. you can use it to get “Exploder Dragon,” destroying troublesome monsters like “Blackwing Armor Master” or “Colossal Fighter.” “Magna Drago” and “Debris Dragon” can be searched to set up Synchro Summons, and “Totem Dragon” is a reusable piece of Tribute fodder that can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard when you don't control any monsters.
Disaster Dragons have been tested and refined for months, and it shows. It's got a really unique, competitive creation that’s all about style. Dragon Decks will change a bit to take advantage of the new F&L list next week, but they don’t lose any cards; they just get better. For now though, it's looking to inspire his fellow Dragon players, and his performance here this weekend is just the start of what might come.