Yugioh fusion monsters are one of the most important aspects of the game in “old school” dueling. You revolve your deck around cards that can easily summon fusion monsters, then crush your opponent. Though many fusion monsters are very effective and good to you use in a duel, their popularity is slowly getting eaten up by the new brand of Yugioh synchro monsters. Personally, I think both are equally effective in a duel, but there some things that fusion monsters lack and synchro monsters have.
First of all, most synchros are easier to play than fusions. Many fusions require a fusion spell/trap, such as Polymerization. Chances of drawing fusion material monsters are low and Polymerization can be easily countered with a spell or trap. The Neos fusions, one of the most popular types of fusion monsters in Yugioh, require an Elemental Hero Neos and one (sometimes even more) Neo-Spacians. They sometimes can be even harder to play due to the need of specific monsters. Plus acquiring all the fusion material monsters on the field is even more difficult.
Now synchros on the other hand, don’t need specific monsters. Once in a while, a synchro monster might need a specific tuner (Junk, Road, Nitro Warriors, etc…) but summoning tuners isn’t a daunting task. Summoning a synchro only requires you to have a tuner and a monster(s) whose combined levels equal the level of the synchro monster. Another reason synchro monsters surpass fusions is because of their ableness to be special summoned without a synchro summon. Pretty much every new or recent fusion has the ability,” This monster cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion Summon.” That makes it so much easier to play synchros who are in your graveyard.
It’s still a close battle. Yugioh fusions are as strong as Yugioh synchro monsters, but some of their limitations or restraints are really the only thing that can decide which Yugioh monster type is superior. I like synchro monsters, but if you guys think different, tell me why and what’s your favorite Yugioh fusion monster.