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"Dracoslayer" (りゅうけん Ryūkenshi) is an archetype of Dragon-Type monsters that debuted in Clash of Rebellions. The prominent monsters are all Extra Deck monsters that share a connection to other Pendulum-based archetypes that debuted in the same set as themselves. The remaining "Dracoslayers" are Pendulum Monsters that are the basis for Summoning the Extra Deck monsters.

Lore

The Dracoverlord conquered the entire world with his army of Dracofiends, using Dragon Alchemy to turn all life into his terrible minions. At some point after this, "Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer" lost his memories and was cursed to have powers similar to the Dracofiends. Believing Dragon Alchemy to hold the key to breaking his curse and unlocking his memories, the Dracoslayer continues his journey and resolves to fight the evils of the Dracoverlord.

Each Extra Deck form of "Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer" is a combined form of itself and a member(s) of the the "Igknight", "Majespecter", or "Dinomist" archetypes.

Members

Monster Type Related Archetype Associated Field Spell Card
Dinoster Power, the Mighty Dracoslayer Fusion Dinomist Dinomic Powerload
Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer Synchro Igknight Ignition Phoenix
Majester Paladin, the Ascending Dracoslayer Xyz Majespecter Majesty's Pegasus
Master Peace, the True Dracoslayer Nomi Metalfoes Metamorformation
Crystron Crystolic Potential
Zoodiac Zodiac Sign
Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer Pendulum Amorphage Amorphous Persona

Etymology

All "Dracoslayer" monsters have the syllables "ster" (スター sutā) in their names. The Extra Deck monsters have it combined with the first syllables of their corresponding Field Spell Card. The second word starts with "P", which in Japanese is written using furigana, as in "Luster Pendulum" (ラスターペンデュラム Rasutā Pendyuramu). The characteristic "P" is also used in the Field Spell Cards, as in "Ignition Phoenix" (イグニッションフェニックス Igunisshon Fenikkusu).

Playing style

This Deck's main monster is "Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer", a Pendulum Tuner Monster that can only be used to Summon its Synchro, Xyz, and Fusion counterparts. Each of these monsters can Special Summon another "Dracoslayer" Pendulum Monster to the field to Special Summon a different counterpart. This allows for rapid Special Summoning of powerful monsters that each can return cards to the Deck, protect Pendulum Scales, and search for any Pendulum Monster from the Main Deck respectively.

As "Luster Pendulum" tends to utilize many monsters as Materials to Summon its stronger forms, it is recommended to use recycling cards such as "Jar of Avarice", "Pot of Riches", and "Daigusto Emeral" to keep the Summons going.

"Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer", unlike its Tuner counterpart, is not restricted to "Dracoslayer" Extra Deck Monsters only and can be recovered by their effects to fuel any Extra Deck Summon. "Draco Face-Off" is great for loading the Extra Deck with Pendulum Monsters early in the game, but becomes a dead draw as the game drags on.

Recommended Cards

Official Deck

Dracoslayer + The Fang of Critias Deck[1]

Trivia

  • The Dracoslayer's have some similarities to both the "D/D" and "Odd-Eyes" archetypes.
    • All three archetypes use Pendulum Monsters as a catalyst to summon powerful monsters.
    • They each have a trio of Extra Deck Monsters with the attributes of FIRE, WIND, and WATER.

References

  1. https://ygorganization.com/ocg-dracoslayer-the-fang-of-critias-deck/ Dracoslayer + The Fang of Critias Deck

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