Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Red-Eyes Slash Dragon


ATK/2,800 DEF/2,400

“Red-Eyes Black Dragon” + 1 Warrior monster
When a “Red-Eyes” monster declares an attack: You can target 1 Warrior monster in your GY; equip it to this card as an Equip Spell with this effect. ● The equipped monster gains 200 ATK.
When a card or effect is activated that targets a card you control (Quick Effect): You can send 1 Equip Card you control to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon as many monsters from your GY as possible, that were equipped to this card.

A Red-Eyes Black Dragon and a powerful warrior combine their powers to become Red-Eyes Slash Dragon. This Fusion Monster has three unique effects. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon uses warriors to unleash its full potential. It has a variety of effects to gain advantage. it can control the field and increase its ATK.

TCG Sets:
  • Legendary Duelists
  • Legendary Duelists: Season 1
Homage to Joey Wheeler’s Deck

The design of Red-Eyes Slash Dragon is an obvious homage to Joey Wheeler. Joey’s decks have a theme of warriors and dragons. Konami combines his favorite types of monsters in a fusion monster. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon requires Joey’s signature monster Red-Eyes Black Dragon and one warrior.

First Effect:

Red-Eyes Slash Dragon equips a Warrior from the graveyard to it when a Red-Eyes monster declares an attack! The warrior is an important resource for this monster. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon uses warriors to pay the cost for its second effect.

In addition, Red-Eyes Slash Dragon gains 200 ATK for each Warrior equipped to it. The additional offense gives a slight edge to it against strong monsters. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon can destroy many powerful monsters by battle.

Second Effect:

Red-Eyes Slash Dragon protects itself and your other cards. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon negates an opponent’s effect and destroys the card if it targets one of your cards. The cost is sending an Equip card to the graveyard. Cards with protection are valuable monsters on the field. You can prevent the opposition from countering your strategy.

Furthermore, you may activate the second effect of Red-Eyes Slash Dragon more than once per turn. You can consistently negate an opponent’s effects if you have multiple Equip Cards on Red-Eyes Slash Dragon. The first effect adds warriors to be the equip cards for the cost.

Third Effect:

When an opponent destroys Red-Eyes Slash Dragon by battle or card effect, you may special summon all of the warriors from the graveyard that were attached to it. You have the potential to special summon at least one monster. The effect is a useful ability for having at least one monster on the field.

However, you are unlikely to special summon many monsters. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon’s effect will most likely special summon a single warrior. You will need Red-Eyes Slash Dragon on the field for many turns to be able to special summon many warriors.

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Card Rating:

Overall, Red-Eyes Slash Dragon is a unique monster for the Red-Eyes archetype. It gains power, equips warriors, and special summons warriors from the graveyard. Red-Eyes Slash Dragon’s best effect is negating effects that target one of your cards. This Fusion Monster receives support from warriors and dragons in the archetype.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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