Red-Eyes Slash Dragon
Date Reviewed: Sept. 28, 2017
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Red-Eyes Slash Dragon is a Level 7 Dark Dragon-type Fusion Monster with 2800 Atk and 2400 Def. Also, great name. Existing in the Extra Deck poses some problems, but Red-Eyes decks in general can only put out one Fusion Monster at a time with their Fusion Spell, so Link Monsters aren’t as necessary. The first effect is to equip itself with Warriors when it declares an attack. If it declares multiple attacks, you get multiple monsters. Each monster equipped through this effect gives it 200 more Atk, but I don’t expect this monster’s Atk to get too high. As a Quick Effect you get to send any Equip Card to the grave to negate and destroy a monster targeting effect. This effect does not target, and non-targeting destruction is great. The fuel for this effect does not have to be monster equipped by the first effect, but as usual, it does nothing against Kaijus. The final effect is that Red-Eyes Slash Dragon can swarm the field if it had monsters equipped to it when it’s destroyed by battle or effect. Either player can trigger the effect so OTKs are possible.
With so many effects, we’d think we have the best of the Red-Eyes Fusion Monsters. However, comparing it to Meteor, I’d rather for Meteor. Also it requires Red-Eyes B Dragon and not a generic Red-Eyes monster to properly Fusion Summon. Still strong with protection and worth running in a Red-Eyes Fusion Deck.
The new Red-Eyes fusion is on the chopping block to be reviewed today, and he is a great card that synergizes with the new Red-Eyes cards very well, Red-Eyes Slash Dragon.
Slash Dragon requires Red-Eyes B. Dragon and a Warrior, which is easy to obtain since Red-Eyes got their own Warrior monster in Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight, plus you are playing Red-Eyes B. Dragon in the Red-Eyes deck, it is a must. When a Red-Eyes monster you control attacks, you can equip a Warrior from the GY to this card, which in-turn boosts Slash Dragon by 200 ATK. When a card/effect is activated that targets a card you control (Quick Effect): you can send an equip card you control to the GY to negate and destroy that card. So many effects target in 2017, negating some of those effects will be great for you and terrible for your opponent. Also, if this card is destroyed, you can summon as many monsters from the GY as possible that were equipped to Slash Dragon when it died. Nice little back-up for when your opponent outs your Slash Dragon in a way that isn’t a Kaiju.
The newest Fusion for the Red-Eyes deck is probably one of the best. Play it, and maybe splash in a Bamboo Sword engine to get more plusses. We are getting a new Bamboo Sword very soon anyways.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5
Red Eyes Slash Dragon…this card IS good, it just isn’t good right now, contradictory as that may seem. RESD is fused with REBD and any Warrior type Monster. 2800 attack is good, and Dark and Dragon will have you flying high as well. When a Red Eyes Monster declares an attack, you can target a Warrior Monster from your Graveyard and equip it to this Monster and it then gains 200 attack for each. That’s negligible at best (and there isn’t a great deal of difference from 2800 to 3000 attack, and he maxes out at 3800). This card works like Sword Hunter in that regard, remember him? Secondly, when a card or effect is activated that targets a card you control (of which there are plenty you know) by sending an Equip card you control, you can negate the activation of said card (and if successful) destroy it. That’s good too, and the 200 loss of attack again, is just as negligible as the increase was. Finally, if this card is destroyed by Battle OR Card Effect, you can Special Summon as many Monsters as possible that were equipped to this card. That could be awesome, assuming somehow you got three or four or more Monsters equipped to this thing, it could open some OTK possibilities…
HOWEVER…even though you get the effect regardless of how this card is destroyed AND it doesn’t even matter if this card ends up in the Graveyard, I don’t see him being on the Field long enough for you to get much use of that effect. One Monster still gives you a 1-for-1, which is good. But with so much rampant Magic/Trap destruction in various forms, I just don’t see this card being that viable. (Remember my Sword Hunter reference? Remember how much play he saw just from his effect? About none.)
Rating: This is tough, I do like the card, the environment is just very unfriendly. 2.5/5