Lightpulse Dragon is an incredibly powerful Yugioh Dragon monster because it is able to create efficient first turn kills.
Shooting Quasar Dragon is one of the strongest synchro monsters in Yugioh and is Yusei’s strongest monster.
Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is the ace card of the main antagonist of Yugioh Zexal, Kaito Tenjo, but is it stronger than Stardust Dragon?
I’ve done a bunch of top Yugioh monster lists, but not a top Yugioh synchro monster list, which is funny because they are possibly the most popular group of cards to ever be released in the whole Yugioh franchise!
Here is a compare and contrast of two of the earliest, and most synchro monsters in the game: Stardust Dragon and Red Dragon Archfiend. Enjoy!
1. Stardust Dragon
Stardust Dragon was one the first card to be created in 3rd generation Yugioh, and thus it was given great power! Stardust Dragon, the grandfather of synchros, has a strong 2500 attack/2000 defense points and a great, defensive effect. Whenever a card destruction effect is activated, Stardust Dragon can sacrifice itself in order to negate the activation of that effect and destroy the card. But wait, it gets better! If Stardust Dragon is destroyed this way, it can be revived from the graveyard at the end of the turn! Not only can Stardust protect you from deadly effects, but you get it back on your field by the end of the turn as well. Stardust Dragon is a powerhouse monster had a great defensive wall too.
Artwork: 5/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 9/10 Game Changer: 9/10, Playability: 9/10. Overall, Stardust Dragon gets a rating of about 8/10 – B-.
Red Dragon Archfiend
The ultimate rival of Stardust Dragon and the second synchro monster created in 3rd generation Yugioh, Red Dragon Arcfiend packs a ferocious punch with 3000 attack/2000 defense points and a destructive effect. If Red Dragon Archfiend attacks a monster in defense position monster, all other defense position monsters on your foe’s side of the field! Red Dragon Archfiend could potentially clear your foe’s field of monsters. Red Dragon Archfiend also has really cool artwork; it looks so tough and majestic!
Game Changer: 7/10, Effect: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 8/10, Artwork: 9/10, Power: 9/10. Overall, Red Dragon Archfiend gets a rating of 8 – B-.
It was a hard decision, however Stardust Dragon wins by nail-pin! Though they had the same score, I felt that Stardust Dragon was the better monster due to it having a better Game Changer ability. They’re both very both strong monsters, but again, defense wins matches! And in terms of defense, Stardust completely tops Red Dragon Archfiend.
Here is part three of the list:
5. Dark Armed Dragon
Dark Armed Dragon is equivalent to the Lebron James of Yugioh. It’s a great card, very powerful, over-hyped sometimes but a great addition to any deck. Dark Armed Dragon is just too easy play, especially in dark attribute decks (the most commonly used decks in Yugioh). All it takes to summon D.A.D. is to have three dark monsters in your graveyard, which is a simple task which can be made even easier with a Graceful Charity or a Card Destruction. D.A.D. has a pretty sweet effect as well: by removing one dark monster from your graveyard, it can destroy any card on the field. That’s not only a great effect for clearing the field for direct attacks, but you can also use D.A.D’s to get rid of your opponent’s suspicious and dangerous traps. D.A.D. seems like a killer, but it has a big weakness: remove all the dark monsters from your foe’s grave, and it’s mightily weakened. This can be easily done with a Soul Release; that’s why it should become the basis of any Anti-DAD deck.
4. Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
Black Luster Soldier EOTB is obviously the powerhouse monster of Yugioh. It’s fairly easy to summon; all you have to do is remove a light and dark monster from your graveyard. It can destroy one monster per turn through it’s effect, opening up attacking space for other monsters. When Black Luster Soldier, EOTB destroys a monster, it can attack again. That’s a strong effect considering that it could then wipe out your opponent’s field of monsters. That effect allows EOTB and the rest if your platoon of monsters to attack your foe directly and deal some serious damage. Just like DAD however, you can easily prevent the summoning of EOTB with cards like Soul Release,
3. Gorz Emissary of Darkness
Gorz is probably the easiest to summon in this list. All your opponent has to do is deal damage to you; even a dealing a mere 50 life points would cause Gorz to be special summoned. Not only can Gorz, a strong monster with 2700 attack points, arrive to the duel, he would bring this mates token one and token two as well. If your foe inflicts battle damage to you, when Gorz is played you can also summon two tokens with attack and defense equal to the amount of damage taken. Gorz’s tokens are great as tributes, as offensive monsters, and even synchro material monsters for a synchro monster. You could tune a Alien Ammonite with a Gorz token to synchro summon Black Winged Dragon! If your opponent inflicts effect damage to you however, Gorz is still summoned but you deal the same amount of damage you took back to your opponent rather than special summoning tokens. Gorz is just a fantastic card and I’m glad that he is easily findable at your local stores!
2. Stardust Dragon
Dragons were only known to be the strongest type of monsters but until Tyrant Dragon and Decoy Dragon, I haven’t seen as good of a defensive dragon as Stardust. With 2500 attack points, it can kill you in offense, but with its effect, it can save your butt on the defensive side. If your opponent activates a spell, trap, or monster effect during a crucial moment for you in the duel, no worries. All you have to do is remove Stardust Dragon from play and boom, your foe’s card’s effect is negated and the card is destroyed! The best part is, Stardust Dragon comes back for more at the end of the turn. Unlike EOTB or DAD, it’s very difficult to destroy Stardust Dragon. It’s basically impossible to destroy it by a card effect, and it’s very tough to be beat it in battle. Stardust Dragon is also a synchro monster, making it fairly easy to play as well. This dragon is surely a God.
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