Thanks to a certain Abridged Series, most Yu-Gi-Oh! players can’t see the words “Synchro Summon” without breaking out in laughter. But, let’s get down to business for a second and look at ten of the best Synchro Monsters that you could ever decide to put in your deck.
Remember, not each of these cards with synch with your current deck, but you may find that one or two of them work in your favor.
10. Ultimaya Tzolkin
Ultimaya Tzolkin is a strange monster to summon, somewhere between a Synchro monster and an XYZ monster. It’s very unique, that’s for sure. While on the field, Ultimaya Tzolkin can help you achieve a lot.
Ultimaya Tzolkin is Special Summoned by sending two of your level five(or higher) monsters to the Graveyard (they must be one Tuner monster and one non-Tuner monster). Once per turn, when a Spell or Trap Card is Set on your side of the field, you can Special Summon one “Power Tool” Synchro Monster or one level seven/eight Dragon Synchro Monster.
9. Ally of Justice Catastor
If you want to experience attacking without truly attacking, then Ally of Justice Catastor is the card for you. This 2200 attack point monster card has an extreme effect that will take out any non-Dark monster without you breaking a sweat.
At the start of the Damage Step, if Ally of Justice Catastor battles a non-DARK monster, you destroy that monster. So, unless your opponent happens to be playing a Dark deck, there won’t be much they can do against you while you have this card on the field.
8. Goyo Guardian
Another hard-hitter, Goyo Guardian has 2800 attack points and 2000 defense points. However, it’s much harder to get Goyo Guardian on the field than other Synchro monsters. It has restrictive Synchro materials because you need an Earth monster, which can be difficult to obtain.
However, the effect is worth it. When Goyo Guardian destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon that monster to your side of the field in defense mode.
7. Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
Once per turn, when another monster’s effect is activated, you can negate the activation of that effect and destroy the card in question. If you manage to do that, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon gains attack points equal to the destroyed monster’s original attack points until the end of this turn.
If Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon battles an opponent’s monster that islevel five, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon gains attack points equal to the current attack of the opponent’s monster during that damage calculation only.
6. Formula Synchron
Now, Formula Synchron has a lot going on, even for a Yu-Gi-Oh! card. Not only is this card a Synchro Monster, it’s also a Tuner, an Effect Monster, and part of the Machine class. It requires one Tuner and one non-Tuner to be properly summoned.
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can draw one card. Once per Chain, during your opponent’s Main Phase, you can immediately Synchro Summon using this card. Formula Synchron can act as a solid link between your monsters and it also enables you to summon during your opponent’s turn.
5. Clear Wing Synchro Dragon
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon has a hefty effect that can be a bit confusing at first. This 2500 attack point dragon allows you to do several things once you manage to summon them. To get Clear Wing Synchro Dragon onto the field, you’ll need the standard one Tuner, one non-Tuner monster.
Once per turn, when another level five(or higher) monster activates its effect on the field, you can negate the activation and destroy the monster card. But that’s not all! Once per turn, when a monster effect is activated that targets onelevel five(or higher) monster, you can negate the activation and destroy the monster.
If Clear Wing Synchro Dragon’s effect does destroy a monster, thenClear Wing Synchro Dragon gains attack points equal to the destroyed monster’s original attack until the end of this turn.
4. Crimson Blader
Crimson Blader is a Synchro monster that you want on your side of the field. With 2800 attack points and 2600 defense points, any sacrifice is worth getting this powerhouse under your control. You’ll need just one Tuner monster and one or more non-Tuner monsters to Synchro Summon Crimson Blader.
If this card manages todestroy an opponent’s monster by battle and send it to the Graveyard, your opponent cannot summon any monsters during their next turn that are level five or higher (by Normal Summoning or Special Summoning).
3. Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier is a strong level six monster to keep in your deck. With 2300 attack points, Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier could hold its own if you needed to stall or had nothing else to play for a couple of turns. You’ll need one Tuner and one non-Tuner to play this card.
Thanks to Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, you can discard any number of cards to the Graveyard, then target the same number of cards your opponent controls and return those cards to their hand. A great tactic if your opponent is pulling out too many powerful plays.
2. Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Any Tuner monster cards can help summon Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier. You just need to make sure you have two non-Tuner monsters to complete the requirements.
When this card is summoned, you have the ability to banish a card from your opponent’s hand, their field, and their Graveyard. Though the hand’s card must be randomly chosen, the others are up to you to choose. That’s three cards banished, and a powerful 2700 attack point monster on your side of the field.
1. Stardust Dragon
Stardust Dragon is a well-known card that first appeared during Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s as Yusei Fudo’s dragon card. Stardust was one of the first Synchro monsters that appeared in the series.
When a card or an effect is activated that would destroy cards on the field, Stardust Dragon can be used as tribute to negate the activation and destroy the card using the effect. During the End Phase, if this effect was activated this turn, you can Special Summon Stardust Dragon back from your Graveyard.
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