Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Borrelsword Dragon


ATK/ 3,000 Link 4

3+ Effect Monsters
Cannot be destroyed by battle. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Attack Position monster; change it to Defense Position, also, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this effect’s activation. Once per turn, when this card declares an attack on a face-up monster: You can activate this effect; until the end of this turn, this card gains ATK equal to half that monster’s current ATK, and if it does, that monster’s current ATK is halved.

Borrelsword Dragon is one of the best Link Monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. It has impressive effects to dominate the competition. Borrelsword Dragon requires four Link Materials and three of those materials must be effect monsters. You may also use Link Monsters as materials.

Anime History:

Varis (Ryoken Kogami) plays Borrelsword Dragon in his deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Varis first plays this card in his duel against The Gore (George Gore) in episode 40. He uses the effect of Borrelsword Dragon to attack twice in a turn, and he wins the duel!

First Effect:

Borrelsword Dragon grants protection for itself, and it cannot be destroyed battle. An opponent can summon a monster with a higher ATK than this monster. However, the opponent is unable to destroy Borrelsword Dragon.

This effect provides decent protection. Yu-Gi-Oh! has many monster with more than 3,000 ATK. You can have a strong monster on the field with some protection.

  • Weakness:

The first effect of Borrelsword Dragon does not provide protection from all types of destruction. A cards such as Raigeki with effects to destroy cards can destroy this Link Monster. In addition, cards such as Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of The Beginning with the ability to banish cards can banish this monster. Opponents can overcome the first effect.

An opponent cannot destroy Borrelsword Dragon by battle. However, an opponent can use effects to destroy or banish Borrelsword Dragon. The monster’s effect only protects it in battle.

Furthermore, the player with Borrelsword Dragon will still take damage from battle. The monster’s effect does not prevent damage. An opponent’s monster with a stronger ATK cannot destroy Borrelsword Dragon, but it will deal damage.

Second Effect:

Borrelsword Dragon is able to attack twice in a turn, and the monster changes an opponent’s monster from Attack Position to Defense Position. This effect is a strong offense. You can destroy two monsters in a single turn. The momentum swings in your favor with the advantage on offense.

Furthermore, Borrelsword Dragon is an effective card against swarm decks. This Link Monster can destroy two monsters in a single turn. The opponent loses two monsters. In addition, you inflict major damage from two battles against the opponent.

Third Effect:

The third effect complements the second effect. Borrelsword Dragon gains half of a face-up monster’s ATK and the same monster loses half of its ATK. You have the advantages of two attacks and an increase in ATK. Borrelsword Dragon will crush the competition in battle.

For example, you target an opponent’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon with the third effect. Borrelsword Dragon’s ATK will increase to 4,500 and Blue White Dragon’s ATK will decrease to 1,500. You will have the advantage in battle.

Play these cards with Borrelsword Dragon!
  • Tri-Gate Wizard

Tri-Gate Wizard is a fantastic card to play alongside Borrelsword Dragon. This dynamic duo have the potential for an OTK. Borrelsword Dragon can co-link with Tri-Gate Wizard, due to Borrelsword Dragon’s bottom arrow and left arrow.

Furthermore, Tri-Gate Wizard doubles the damage to an opponent. Borrelsword Dragon co-linked with Tri-Gate Wizard can double damage from both of its attacks. Therefore. you can potentially deal more than 8,000 damage in a single turn.

Card Rating:

Overall, Borrelsword Dragon is a strong Link Monster with impressive effects. it is an offensive card with the purpose to inflict a lot of damage. Borrelsword Dragon dominates opponents with two attacks. This monster is not an easy card to destroy, but its protection is not perfect.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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