Introduction

Hi, it's me again, back with another guide, and this time… Buster Blader. Buster Blader decks aren’t really anything new, in fact, Loading... , Loading... , and Loading... all came in the Crimson Kingdom Box. I used to play Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster with Loading... back during the Sylvan meta. Buster Blader only really became relevant after the mini box Power of Bravery was released a few boxes back, and with it the introduction of Loading... and Loading... . As if that was not enough, Konami decided to give us access to 3 Loading... which made the deck way stronger and more consistent. And now, with the introduction of Return of the Red Eyes this deck has become so much more versatile as you can play heavily towards either Red-Eyes or Buster Blader depending on the matchup.


Skills to Consider Running

Light and Dark

This Skill is very versatile as it allows you to play up to six Loading... , since you can exchange your Loading... and Loading... for a Whelp. The most optimal way to play this Skill would be 2x BMD, 1x Black Stone, and 1 x Loading... as you can keep recycling your Black Stone (Discarding it for Loading... or by using it as Fusion Material) and Red-Eyes (by sending it back to the deck with Black Stone’s GY effect) You will be able to use multiple Red-Eyes Fusion s while having a lower chance to open a Red-Eyes in your starting hand.

Beatdown

This Skill is usually played with Red-Eyes Buster Blader and is usually always activatable as you can easily summon high leveled monsters almost every turn. Beatdown is great for getting over big monsters (Neos, Blue-Eyes, Reactor Dragon, etc.) in the current meta when you don’t have your combo pieces out. This Skill is also useful for giving your Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning more reach in what it can destroy with its effect.

Destiny Draw

This Skill is for pulling out the final missing piece of the combo to draw into the card you need to lock a win, but not having any LP manipulating cards make this Skill a bit hard to pop as experienced players will just play around it. This Skill is a bit more flexible with the tech cards you can play as you can pretty much pull into anything you need when in a pinch. You could either play this with Red-Eyes Buster Blader or you could play a more stallish version with powerful trap cards like Loading... and Loading...

Switcheroo

It is easier to activate Switcheroo than destiny draw since the cost is halved, and people tend to play around destiny draw, but the problem lies within that you could draw the same card you returned, but more often than not, it will be a different card, unless your playing Neos


Sample Decks

Standard Version

3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
2 copies
Buster Blader
2 copies
Buster Blader
3 copies
Goddess with the Third Eye
3 copies
Goddess with the Third Eye
3 copies
Goddess with the Third Eye
2 copies
Forbidden Lance
2 copies
Forbidden Lance
2 copies
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
2 copies
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
2 copies
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
2 copies
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror
2 copies
Wall of Disruption
2 copies
Wall of Disruption
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Dark Paladin
Stardust Dragon
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries

Red-Eyes Version

3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Blader
3 copies
Buster Blader
3 copies
Buster Blader
2 copies
Black Metal Dragon
2 copies
Black Metal Dragon
The Black Stone of Legend
Red-Eyes Black Dragon
The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
3 copies
Red-Eyes Fusion
3 copies
Red-Eyes Fusion
3 copies
Red-Eyes Fusion
Karma of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
Treacherous Trap Hole
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
2 copies
Red-Eyes Slash Dragon
2 copies
Red-Eyes Slash Dragon
Dark Paladin

Blue-Eyes Version

3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
2 copies
Buster Blader
2 copies
Buster Blader
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
Keeper of the Shrine
3 copies
Dragon Spirit of White
3 copies
Dragon Spirit of White
3 copies
Dragon Spirit of White
Cosmic Cyclone
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
Treacherous Trap Hole
Karma of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Vermillion Dragon Mech
Stardust Dragon
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
3 copies
Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman
2 copies
Buster Blader
2 copies
Buster Blader
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
3 copies
The White Stone of Ancients
Keeper of the Shrine
2 copies
Dragon Spirit of White
2 copies
Dragon Spirit of White
Destruction Swordsman Fusion
3 copies
Cards of Consonance
3 copies
Cards of Consonance
3 copies
Cards of Consonance
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
3 copies
DNA Surgery
Emblem of Dragon Destroyer
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Vermillion Dragon Mech
Stardust Dragon
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries