Card Tips:Slifer the Sky Dragon

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  • Summon this card using "Hardened Armed Dragon" to protect it from destruction by card effect.
  • "The First Monarch" can help Tribute Summon this card. Using its effect, discard a monster that can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard immediately after discard and declare the DIVINE Attribute to change the Attribute of "The First Monarch". Then simply Tribute both monsters.
  • Use "Reckless Greed" to get more ATK immediately. Since it is a Trap Card, it can be useful if your opponent attacks "Slifer".
  • This card could work well with "Koa'ki Meiru Drago". This card is DIVINE, while most powerful monsters in the current Metagame are either LIGHT or DARK, so the opponent will find it difficult to Summon anything to defend themselves.
  • This card combos beautifully with "Dark Simorgh". The opponent will be unable to Set cards, monsters included, forcing them to Summon face-up. If they Summon in Attack Position, their monster will lose 2000 ATK due to this card's effect.
  • Combo this card with "Burden of the Mighty" to destroy more powerful monsters that the opponent Summons.
  • Use this card with "Ma'at" to quickly gain hand advantage.
  • This card is very useful against Synchro Decks. Generally Tuner monsters have low ATK, so this card will destroy almost any Tuner monster that is Normal Summoned on the opponent's side of the field.
  • Combo this card with "Darkness Neosphere" to return Traps to the hand and boost the ATK of "Slifer", then Set them again to prevent the need to discard.
  • "Maxx "C"" can easily allow "Slifer" to gain at least 1000 ATK during the turn that it is played, although if it is already on the field, it is unlikely that the opponent will swarm with anything due to its destructive effect; It might be a good idea to play "Maxx "C"" a turn in advance to Summoning "Slifer".
  • This card can be used in a Synchro Deck since many Tuners have effects that Special Summon other monsters ("Blackwings", "Six Samurai", etc).
  • If you're using a lot of Draw Engine cards to keep this card's ATK high, there is the possibility of losing by decking out. Cards like "Recycle", "Outstanding Dog Marron", and "Sword of Deep-Seated" can help counter this as they return a card(s) in the Graveyard back to the Deck.
    • If not decking out seems a bit important to you than keeping "Slifer" powerful for a turn, "Localized Tornado" can be used to recycle ALL of your cards back into the deck which are not currently on the field or Banished.
  • Combo "Light of Intervention" or "Dark Simorgh" with this card and "Final Attack Orders" so that all of your opponent's monsters are forced to Attack Position so that the effect of "Slifer" will be applied.
    • Use "King Tiger Wanghu" and "Burden of the Mighty" to destroy any monster your opponent Summons.

Traditional Format

  • Using "Card of Safe Return" along with "Manticore of Darkness" can allow you to draw without limit. This potentially can increase this card's ATK to become close to the Deck capacity x1000, or ~40,000 ATK.
  • The effect of "Morphing Jar" can help keep this card's ATK high.

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