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Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster
- # BOSH-EN018

This card's name becomes "Buster Blader" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard. If a monster(s) your opponent controls is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of those destroyed monsters; equip it to this card. Once per turn: You can send 1 Monster Card you control that is equipped to this card to the Graveyard; destroy all monsters your opponent controls with the same Type as that monster sent to the Graveyard.

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.88 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
February 17, 2016

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Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Buster Blader got an upgrade and now is Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster. Same stats, same everything, but now his effects are much better.
 
Still considered “Buster Blader” lends him that monsters inherited support, but now with the “Destruction Swordsmaster” attached to his name, he can be fetched by Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman.
 
When any of your opponents monsters gets destroyed while this card is on your field, you can attach one of them to this monster. With that attached monster, you can detach and wipe out all your opponents monsters that are that monsters Type. With so many decks running the same Type, this effect is very useful. While Nekroz wouldn't be hurt too greatly by it, Burning Abyss, Shaddoll, Tellarknight, and Kozmo all run one type or two dedicated types in the case of Kozmos. There are three other “Destruction Sword” monsters that can attach to this advanced Buster Blader and make him even better.
 
Destruction is good, more support to make the monster easier to summon is good, but it still needs its own strategy to be most successful.
 
Advanced-2.5/5
Art-3/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Warlockblitz
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It's fun when old cards become decks. It's less fun when those new decks can't compete with the meta. Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordsmaster is a Level 7 Earth Warrior-type monster with 2600 Atk and 2300 Def. Buster Blader stats were only ever good compared to Dark Magician's 2500 Atk. Nowadays, Level 7 should be about 2700-2850. In any case, the name is what makes this card searchable in its own deck. 
 
This is Buster Blader while on the Field or in the Graveyard. That's not so much an effect as it is a condition. Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster's real ability is to absorb one opponent's destroyed monster as an equip card. There is no once per turn clause on this, so if you activate Fissure, Smashing Ground, and Raigeki, you could equip 3 of your opponent's monsters so long as they were on their way to the Graveyard. This new deck has many other ways to equip monsters to Buster Bladers, but this one is good to abuse against decks that destroy their own cards. The final effect is to send an equipped monster to the Graveyard to destroy all opponent's monsters with the same type. Tribe-Infecting Virus is still banned, but this effect does the same thing at a cheaper cost. The best part is that this last effect can trigger the other effect to absorb more monsters as fuel for the next turn. Unfortunately, this monster has no inherent protection and a low Atk value. The deck as a whole suffers from the fun but not viable problem. 
 
Score: 3/5
Art: 4.5/5 I wish I could jump that high.

Snodin

Welcome back, Buster.
 
Truth be told, I still like the original BB for its power boost, even though most people don't play Dragon decks. But since this version could be the bane of virtually ANY type your opponent plays, he's much more useful. Plus, having multiple BBs in your Grave or on the field opens up possibilities for Fusions- not to mention he works well with his pet Whelp/Destruction Sword. Yeah, I see potential for a Buster Blader themed deck here. It's just a shame it's nowhere near competitive in modern format.
 
Score: 3/5- the potential is there, but not strong enough


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