Konami has been announcing/releasing a lot of new synchros lately, perhaps to even the odds with xyz monsters. But man, some of these synchros are insane. Honestly, i think there’s a good chance that synchros will be filling the top tier extra decks once they’re released for TCG. Here’s the latest big deal:
Jeweled Red Dragon Archfied
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, during your Main Phase 1: You can destroy all other face-up Attack Position monsters on the field. Other monsters cannot attack during the turn you activate this effect.
This guy is absolutely crazy. You will not be able to over extend against a level 8 synchro deck. Even if you don’t over extend, he’ll just blow up your one monster and attack for 3k. Time to find some cards with high defense.
Jewel Flare Dragon Stardust (lol there’s no way they’ll keep this name)
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters (level 8)
Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can target 1 face-up card you control; once during this turn, it cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects.
This card is basically invincible vs. destruction, and with Vylon Prism (i’ve seen the combo used in thunder decks) he’s a hecka mean beater. Plus if he’s safe zoned, he’s just as hard to remove as a master key beetle.
Angel of Zera
One of the key weaknesses to a lot of synchro decks is their use of the graveyard, which means macro often kills it really fast. This guy is the perfect answer. depending on the deck, their only out may be CED.
Dragoascension, Supreme Dragon of the Heavens
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters (level 10)
When this card is Synchro Summoned: This card gains 800 ATK for each card in your hand. When this card on the field is destroyed by an opponent’s card and sent to the Graveyard while all the Synchro Material Monsters used for its Synchro Summon are in your Graveyard: You can Special Summon them. Their effects are negated. You can only use this effect of “Dragoascension, Supreme Dragon of the Heavens” once per turn.
Not only does this card fill in the a big gap for synchros being a generic level 10 synchro, but it’s really good.
not to mention all the new synchros released in JOTL
Personally, i think that decks that can spam level 8 synchros, like dragunities, or run masked chameleon, like atlanteans, might find themselves in the top tier sometime in the near future.