Dragon monster cards have been popular in Yu-Gi-Oh! since Seto Kaiba graced our screens with his presence, raving about his Blue-Eyes White Dragons from episode one. The original overpowered dragon cards, with 3000 attack points, were wanted and recognized by fans all over the world.
Today, there are many more dragon cards to choose from; and although Blue-Eyes is still one of the top dragons, here are 10 of the best dragon types in the game.
Best Dragon Monsters in Yugioh
Strong in attack power and defense points, Scrap Dragon will work in pretty much any structure deck; as long as it’s played in the right way. A little newer than some cards on this list, Scrap Dragon’s effect is something that you can easily utilize against your opponents.
Each turn, you can destroy one of your cards that’s in-play on the field (even face-down), and that allows you to destroy one of your opponent’s cards, too. In addition, when this card is destroyed by your opponent, whether that’s through battle or an effect, you can then summon a Scrap monster from your Graveyard; as long as it’s not a synchro monster.
Deep-Eyes White Dragon
Not quite Blue-Eyes White Dragon, but this card has a lot to do with the Blue-Eyes family. When there’s a face-up Blue-Eyes monster on the field that is destroyed by battle or effect, you can special summon a dragon from your Graveyard to your hand, which can then be placed on the field.
If you do this, you must inflict 600 points of damage to your opponent for each dragon monster that you have in your Graveyard (all must have different names). We know that sounds like a hardship, but we’re certain you don’t have any issues with potentially wiping out the other player in just a few turns.
Light and Darkness Dragon
A beautiful, powerhouse of a card. Though Light and Darkness Dragon has some amazing effects that allow you to really get in your opponent’s way, there are also a few drawbacks; such as the fact that it wipes your field when it gets destroyed.
While face-up on your side of the field, Light and Darkness Dragon acts as both a light attribute and a dark attribute monster. When a spell, trap, or monster’s effect is activated, this card loses 500 attack and defense points, and the effect is immediately negated.
Dark End Dragon
A dragon card that is obviously perfect for a dark attribute deck, Dark End Dragon has an attack power of 2600, and defense power of 2100. While other monster cards seem to suffer from their own effects, Dark End Dragon knows exactly what it’s doing.
Each turn, you can target one of your opponent’s monster cards and send it to the Graveyard. When this is done, Dark End Dragon loses 500 attack and defense points; a small price to pay, really.
Everyone seems to have an Alexandrite Dragon. Next to Blue Eyes, it’s one of the older dragon type cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. With a solid 2000 attack points, it might seem a little strange that this card only has 100 defense points, but Alexandrite is a great card to use to beat down your opponent before it gets destroyed.
Alexandrite Dragon has no effects, but it’s a strong card when it’s in attack position, and it can be used as a tribute in a lot of light attribute card combinations.
Beelzeus of the Diabolic Dragons
Taking the original Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons to a new level, Beelzeus of the Diabolic Dragons has more firepower and knows exactly what to do with it. This monster card cannot be destroyed by card effects or by battle, though other monsters you control also can’t attack.
Each turn, you can target one monster on your opponent’s side of the field. When you do so, any battle damage your opponent would have taken is halved, and the targeted monster’s attack points are lowered to zero. Once this happens, you gain life points equal to the original attack of the monster you targeted.
Dragons aren’t always attack dogs, sometimes you need to have a decoy on your team to be able to fully make the play you want to make. Decoy Dragon is the perfect backup plan for you to have when things go wrong. It doesn’t need tributes to summon, and it’s particularly annoying for opponents to get rid of.
When attacked, you can target any dragon in your Graveyard that’s level seven or higher, special summon it, and make it take the attack instead. It’s a handy little dragon to have around.
Ascension Sky Dragon
A wonderful synchro monster to have in your deck, Ascension Sky Dragon has a wealth of effects for you to take advantage of. First off, when this card is summoned, it gains 800 attack points for every card in your hand; hence the “?” attack points listed on the card beside its 3000 defense points.
When this dragon is destroyed by an effect or by battle, you can special summon all synchro material cards that were used for to summon this card in the first place.
Hiding behind this adorable face is a useful effect to help you get ahead. If Kidmodo is sent to the Graveyard, you can special summon one dragon monster card from your hand to your side of the field.
Low attack and defense points, this little dragon is basically in a deck to get destroyed. But it also has its uses when you’re using synchro summoning tactics, too.
First of the Dragons
This stunning fusion monster card needs just two normal type monsters to be summoned. Once you have the First of the Dragons batting on your side of the field, you can keep it until it meets its own demise in a battle with a monster that is a normal type.
There is no other way to destroy this 2700 attack point creature.
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