Closing the week is Draconnection...just as an
opening thought, would the name of this card not
been way cooler if it were "Dragoconnection?"
In my mind, this isn't as bad a Magic card as it
seems. Or maybe my view is skewed and it's a
better Magic card than it seems? Regardless, I
digress...you reveal a Dragon-type Monster in your
Hand to add a Dragon-type Monster of the same Level
from your Deck to your Hand. That may seem
rather mundane, but it's obviously a combo card to
set you up for bigger and better things, as opposed
to just having to wait to Draw whatever piece you
are waiting for. But I see a couple of
downsides. The first one isn't such a big
deal, where the Monster you reveal gets shuffled
back into your Deck after the Monster you select is
added to your Hand. I suppose you could reveal
something that you didn't need or was just sitting
in your Hand. The big problem I see with this
is that it's a -1. You give up this card, and
return a Dragon to your Deck, just to add one new
Dragon to your Hand. It's obviously immediate,
which I bring up because I feel you should play
something like say Gold Sarcophagus over this.
Just a though.
Draconnection gives us more search power for
dragons but at the cost of a card. If the monster
searched is more useful than the one returned to the
deck and can make up for the loss of a card, then
this card would be a good addition to a Dragon deck.
We currently have three types of Dragon decks in
play today: Dragunity, Hieratic, and Chaos/Lightswarn.
Dragunity decks do not offer us a lot of options as
switching out Dragunity Aklys for Phalanx is the
only viable option in Dragunities present form.
Chaos or Lightswarn Dragons do not offer us any
options as they consist of Level 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10
different monsters. That leaves us with one current
deck type that can make good use of Draconnection.
Hieratic decks can play several level 4, 5, 6, 7,
and 8 monsters with several of them being normal
monsters that we would rather have in the deck.
Depending on what you need for the situation, you
can switch Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb with Alexandrite
Dragon, Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord
with Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Hieratic Dragon of
Teenuit or Su with Wattaildragon, Nebthet with Eset,
or Hieratic Dragon or Asar with Lightray Diabolos or
There are other Dragon decks both now and in the
future like Photon and Lightray decks that could
also use Draconnection. As long as you are gaining
some type of advantage to offset the negative card
advantage, then this card would be a good fit in
Our last card of this week is a major boost to
Dragons. I know what you're thinking, "Don't they
have enough?" Yes, but not like this. Draconnection
is a normal spell card that allows you to trade a
Dragon of a certain level in your hand for one of
the same level from you deck. There are a lot of
possibilities with this. Need to get to Koa'Ki Meiru
Drago? Draconnection gets you to Drago a lot faster.
Opened up with two Masked Dragons? Use this card to
get another dragon while preserving your other
masked dragon. Of course, it could be negated by the
Solemn brigade, or not that good of a top deck if
you don't have any dragons to trade for. But when
you look at the big picture, Draconnection is a good
way to get what you need, if you have the right
level dragon in your hand.
Dem American-made Spell Cards...
So you get any Dragon in your deck that matches the
Level of a Dragon in your hand. Touche.
...Hold on, I just realized this card is an
effective -1. I don't like to greatly bias against a
card just because it doesn't give effective card
advantage, but it does make the card more
I don't think Hieratics have much use for this card,
assuming Hieratic Seal of Convocation won't get
Limited this September. If I were to use this in a
Hieratic Deck, I'd mostly use it to shuffle
high-Level Normal Monsters back in and retrieve a
more dynamic Hieratic monster (such as exchanging
Wattail Dragon for Hieractic Dragon of Su). As
Hieratic plays focus on Summoning straight out of
the deck, this doesn't tend to be a liability,
although I would be more inclined to run generic
staples rather than a "cool card" like
Eclipse Wyvern and Red-Eyes Wyvern are Dragons that
particularly like to live in the deck. You can use
this card to throw it back in there and get refunded
any of Dodger Dragon, Alexandrite Dragon, or Divine
Now that I think about it, both Stardust
Dragon/Assault Mode and Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault
Mode are Dragons that like to live in the deck? And
who's our favorite Level 10 Dragon to compensate?
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. I guess the same
also applies to Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon and
Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon, but neither of those are
as good as the Assault Dragons and I don't think I'd
ever want to exchange me REDMD for any of these
guys. Otherwise, no Dragon Deck really has a great
use for this card.
What do you expect to see in these card reviews? Do
you just want the number rating? Do you expect a
clear cut answer: use it or don't? Or do you hope
that a reviewer will think up an epic combo you
missed out on? I don't especially recommend this
card, but I invite you to find your own combos.
Time to get hypothetical, the part where we
completely disregard Draconnection is already a
I'm having an issue debating with myself if this
card (hypothetically) would've better as a
Continuous Spell. The -1 really turns me off, but
you take into consideration, would you really use
this card more than once? I also would be hesitant
in targeting this card for MST, but that's just
I suppose the fact the monster you need to reveal
has to be a Dragon IS a liability, although in a
likely scenario it rarely ever matters.
If I could change this card:
"Discard 1 Dragon-Type monster; add 1 Dragon-Type
monster with the same Level from your Deck to your
This is much better because sending a card to the
Graveyard hurts Dragons less (or, rather, benefits
them more) rather than returning a card to the Deck.
Advanced: 1.9/5 (it's not abhorringly bad, but it's
nothing amazing at all)
Aesthetics: 3.76/5 Nice pun between "Dragon" and
"Connection." It's not groan-inducing, at least,
although I don't really know if the "a" is a short
or long sound (I think short). Dragons don't exactly
strike me as very social creatures though, although
I guess they're known to SWARM LIKE CRAZY in this
game. In any case, this art looks like White Dragon
Ninja materializing back into a light Dragon to
disappear back into the deck while connecting with
Dark Armed Dragon to exchange places. I guess it
suggests a complicated combo for a Ninja Deck...
Exchange Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, White Dragon
Ninja, or White Night Dragon to effectively search
for DAD and then summon the first Dragon with
Ninjitsu Art of Super-Transformation. Not cool
enough to justify usage of this card though, IMO.
Philosophy Corner: Life is a lot like a game of Duel
Monsters. You have a maximum of 60 cards, but you
want to keep it near 40 and by that time you are too
many staples in the game by this point to reasonably
fit them all in. Likewise, life is awesome, but the
fact is the human lifespan isn't long enough to fit
in all the cool stuff we want in life.
What's up duelist, Blackmarketyugioh back again.
Let's get it on with the last card of this week,
A normal spell, that lets you reveal a dragon
monster in your hand, to pull a dragon monster from
your deck, with the sme level as the revealed
dragon. Then, you shuffle the revealed dragon back
into your deck.
Now I see this card possibly being used in some
of the Hieratic builds, buy not much elsewhere. Say
you need a Tefnuit, but have a Su that you cannot
use, Draconnection to the rescue. Holding a Eset,
but need a Nebthet? Draconnection to the rescue.
To be honest, I don't see the need for this card
in any other dragon builds, as Chaos Dragon builds
have such a variety of levels in the deck. I have
not tested with this card yet, but i do run
Hieratics, and saw the chances to use this. But once
again, the maindeck space is so limited that this
card is really not a advantage other than what I
named above. I think it's a awesome card, and it
looks phenomenal as a ultimate. but time will tell
if this card is good enough for all the dragon
duelist out there.
Advanced: 2/5 Just no space in the deck for this.
Traditional: 3/5 With CED still being used widely in
this format, I can see this card seeing some play.
Artwork: 3/5 Looks good, but ultimate is totally
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