Today we look at Destiny Hero Dasher, an interesting
Tribute monster for the Destiny Hero Deck.
Destiny Hero Dasher is one of those cards that makes
you think twice about using it, even outside of the
Destiny Hero Deck. Let's talk first about using it
where it should belong. 2100 attack and 1000 defense
for a Level 6 monster...the attack is a bit low, but
we play Monarchs, so the defense doesn't matter.
(Not for that statement
Once per turn, you CAN tribute one monster to boost
Dasher by 1000 points until the End Phase. That
gives you a 3100 attack one tribute monster, and
while tributing a monster may not be desireable,
sometimes you want a monster you have on the field
in the Graveyard...or you have something that may
not matter if it's in the Graveyard (Treeborn Frog?)
It does have the downside of switching to defense
position after being attacked, and then, the 1000
defense comes into play. Sad, isn't it?
However, the secondary effect is what makes me think
this card could work outside of the D-Hero Deck.
While D-Hero Dasher is in your Graveyard, once, you
are allowed to Special Summon a monster from your
Hand by showing it to your opponent.
Obviously this doesn't work in a Monarch deck as you
need to tribute them for their effects, but what
about a deck using other high level monsters? It
could be useful.
I'm astonished. No sarcastic comments come to mind.
This is the sort of solid card this game needs more
of. A 2100 Lv. 6 isn't great, but the possibilities
of a 3100 ATK Lv. 6 are good. It might turn
sideways, but should have already done enough
damage. And, if you don't want to waste the time
summoning this guy, just send him to the graveyard
and enjoy a completely free summon. A card that
isn't broken, but strong and useful to many decks. I
Share and enjoy,
This card popularity has skyrocketed due to Destiny
Draw and DDT. On its own it is a decent monster to
abuse with card trooper, monster-gate, reasoning,
card destruction, etc. The ability to top deck DMOC
and other big Two Tributes and summon like a 4 star
monster is a powerful effect indeed. But Destiny
Draw allows this possibility to come with two free
Destiny Hero Dasher
In case you've been living under a rock for the past
few months, or have been indulging in either M:TG,
WoW or Naruto CCG's, Destiny Heroes have proven
themselves to be a powerful and dominating (read:
Destiny Hero Dasher is a perfect example of this.
Being able to tribute a monster to boost his ATK to
3100 is nothing to sneeze at, especially if combo'ed
with Sack Steal or Brain Control. Sure, after it
gets a +1 by destroying your monster, it switches to
Defense mode for an easy kill the following turn,
but then you don't want to send your opponent's
Dasher to the graveyard!
Nothing hurts more then watching your opponent
topdeck Jinzo or Dark Magician of Chaos, and then
use Destiny Hero Dasher's effect to summon it to the
field for free. Ugh.
More recent DDT builds have ignored Dasher.
Personally I don't see why, as both Monster Gate and
Reasoning gate him to the field for free. But then
I'm not a DDT player, so what do I know ^_^
1/5 - He is DARK, but the monsters you want to
special summon in Traditional cannot be summoned
with Dasher's effect. DDT could be a viable decktype
in Traditional, but I doubt anyone would try it over
Scientist OTK or Chaos.
4/5 - A solid choice for DDT builds, although he has
seen less play recently.
I don’t think anyone gave this card a glance until
just a few months ago…
2100 atk 1000 def
Once per turn, by Tributing 1 monster, this card
gains 1000 ATK until the end of this turn. If this
card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at
the end of the Battle Phase. While this card is in
the Graveyard, one time only, when you draw a
Monster Card during your Draw Phase you can show it
to your opponent and Special Summon it.
This has proven to be quite a versatile monster in
Diamond Dude Turbo deck. 2100 attack means it can
kamekaze with a Cyber Dragon. 1000 defense won’t do
Now, onto the effects. The first one is simple.
Tribute a monster, this card gains 1000 attack
points. So, you tribute a Malicious, kill the
opponent’s monarch, then remove the Malicious and
get another Malicious. The second effect is like
Goblin Attack Force. It switches to defense after it
attacks, which with 1000 defense, won’t do this guy
much. But, for a Diamond Dude Turbo deck, they want
this guy in the graveyard because the third effect
let’s you special summon a monster you just drew
during the draw phase, so it’s really handy to bring
out a Jinzo, or a DMoC, or another Dasher.
This card flows so well in Diamond Dude Turbo, it’s
ridiculous. Highly recommended there, and it isn’t
half bad anywhere else either.
Advanced: 4/5 (5/5 in DDT)
Known essentially for it’s tech in DDT, Dasher alone
isn’t really worth it. Being a strange mixture of
effects he is an interesting and situational card.
At 2100 atk and lv 6 he won’t be alive too long,
especially with a dismal defense. Although he can
pack a punch by going up by 1000, having to be
forced to defense position and left vulnerable just
squanders the resources put into him.
He’s best off being used to abuse his one time only
special summon, and to launch on the offensive to
OTK the opponent. Cause afterwards, he’s a dead man.
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