Link Decoder – #BLMR-EN013
1 Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster
If this card is sent to the GY as material for a Cyberse Link Monster with 2300 or more original ATK: You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of “Link Decoder” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: August 26th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Before we get to the cards imported from the Secret Utility Box over to the TCG, we’ll start with the imports from this year’s Valuable Book since Konami decided to give us both in a timely matter, so we’ll start with the new Code Talker support: Link Decoder.
Link Decoder is a Link-1 DARK Cyberse with 300 ATK and an arrow pointing Down. Standard low Link-1 ATK, the arrow is good, and being a DARK/Cyberse is a solid combination. The material needed is any Level 4 or lower Cyberse monster, so super generic. The only effect is if it’s sent to the graveyard for the Link Summon of a Cyberse Link that has 2300 or more original ATK, you can Special Summon this card back from the graveyard. It’s a super simple effect, but potent in giving you more Link Material just for dedicating a slot in the Extra Deck to this and giving up any Level 4 or lower Cyberse that you were likely using as Link Material anyways. Going into a Code Talker or one of the Firewall Dragons with this and getting it back to use it to Link Summon something else is pretty good. There is a hard once per turn, so no looping it. Still, it’s a neat little card for Cyberse strategies to help get more Link Material after summoning your bigger monsters. It’s nothing broken, but I feel it’s a worthy staple for Cyberse Decks that can use it effectively.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.25/5 Baby Decode Talker and his little sword.
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