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When this card is Normal Summoned, you can select 1 "Synchron" monster in your Graveyard and Special Summon it. Its effects are negated.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - July 9, 2010
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This is another SYnchron-Centric monster that we are
seeing. It is a level 2 EARTH Machine with 0 ATK and
700 DEF. The stats are very bad, except if they were
on a TUner with a good effect, but they are still
The effect is where it gets interesting. When you
Normal Summon it, you Special Summon a Synchron
monster form your graveyard and it's effects are
negated. This is kind of like a reverse of the
Tuners that Special SUmmon monsters, Junk Synchron,
Debris Dragon and Black Salvo all do some version of
However, unless the deck is packed with Synchron
monsters, it is going to be very hard to get this
card to be consistent. Quickdraw decks teching Junk
Synchron might be able to pull it off as a sort of
surprise combo. Your opponent is not likely
to remove from play a Tuner when they can hit a
You can even Synchro for Nitro Warrior with
Quickdraw, or maybe even another SYnchro, I do not
know the rulings on this card, but I believe that
Quickdraw's effects are conditions, like Debris
Dragon. Anyways, this is actually not a terrible
car, and might even see play in a few decks like
Now we are talkin' ! This card has great
interaction with Quickdraw Synchron along with Junk
Synchron and Debri Dragon. It's a shame really that
it was released right as Quickdraw decks started
taking a backseat to Infernities and X-Sabers. He
can be summoned from the grave by Junk or Debri, and
is capable of summoning Quickdraw back from the
grave, thus creating a near endless gauntlet of
Synchro summoning possibilities every turn. Explorer
is THE card that could bring Quickdraw decks back
into popularity, I just don't think it's enough, as
it still doesn't add to the deck the one thing that
it's missing: speed. Perhaps after the next ban
list, this card will have its time to shine as
Quickdraw decks would likely resurface as a dominant
|Synchron Explorer is
the last of the holo Starter Deck '010 cards to
review. This one is extremely handy in Quickdraw
decks, especially when you have JD waiting for you.
You know, Junk Destroyer. The NEW JD. If you have
Quickdraw Synchron in your graveyard, which you
probably do, this makes an instant Nitro Warrior. If
you could normal summon a 2800 ATK monster with
super attacking abilities, wouldn't you?
Even if you dropped on your head when you were
little and don't think that was good enough, simply
toss in a Treeborn Frog or Fluff Token, which I
know you have waiting on the field, you can
instantly bring out Junk Destroyaaaa AND destroy two
of the opponent's cards! Woah, that's good!
Even better, imagine drawing Quickdraw, Dandylion
and this, all in the same hand. Three cards you're
not too unlikely to draw. Discard Dandylion for
Quickdraw, and you have an instant Drill Warrior and
Fluff token! Summon Synchron Explorer and now you
have Junk Destroyer, and the opponent loses two
cards. That 3-card combo gives you two huge
monsters, destroys two of the opponent's cards, and
gives you a huge edge.
Art: He's fat.
Fun Fact: This is the only non-Tuner Synchron
Tomorrow: Come up with your own clever "tomorrow"
Synchron Explorer is a very interesting card. I
remember Jason Meyer had an interesting article on
it in TCGPlayer. It does indeed open up a lot of
exciting potential for Quickdraw decks, particularly
in conjunction with new cards that have been
released (or will be released).
Cards such as Genex Neutron and "Tuning" (yet to
be released) will help exploit the engine even
quicker, especially in conjunction with the standard
Ryko/Hamster engine that sends cards to the
graveyard. Synchron Explorer's ability to create
massive threats such as Junk Archer and Nitro
Synchron for the cost of one summon is no joke.
It will also synergize nicely with high monster
beat decks. All in all, a well-designed card for
this type of format.
"When this card is Normal Summoned, you can select 1
"Synchron" monster in your Graveyard and Special
Summon it. Its effects are negated."
Very fun card today. Synchron Explorer is a
teeny-tiny 0 ATK monster whose effect only goes off
when he's normal summoned, but that effect is a good
one. It special summons a "Synchron" Monster
from your graveyard. Many players heralded
this as th card that would take Quickdraw variants
to the next level, along with Junk Destroyer.
In fact, Jason Meyer, of metagame.com and
yugioh-card.com fame, recently wrote an article
explaining the pluses of this little guy in your
main. He doubles the amount of "Debris Dragon"
effects in your deck, forcing D.D. Crow plays to be
well thought out, and he instantly allows for
Synchro Summoning level 7 monsters (Quickdraw
Synchron). And for anyone actually building a
Yusei Fudo deck, he fits in nicely. Only time
will truly tell how much Explorer can contribute to
Advanced: 3/5 (Quickdraw, and any other Synchron
looks to be a great card for a few specific decks.
Level 2 is okay.
Obviously being Level 5+ would be awful, but
as you’ll see when we get to this card’s effect,
it’s meant for Synchro Summons.
Level 2 is a low enough level that forming a
Level 4 or 5 Synchro Monster is feasible without
making mid and high Level Synchro Summons
excessively tedious (like a Level 1 monster would).
Earth is a good attribute for a Synchro
fodder: there are a few nifty monsters that require
that Attribute (though I think Dark or Light would
have proven more useful).
Being a Machine is pretty good: although
using a card like
Duplication won’t trigger the effect, given the
kind of decks you would use
Explorer in it still is useful to maintain the
Being a Warrior might have been better, even with
Reinforcements of the Army at one.
The non-existent ATK and low 700 DEF make it
very easy to search out from the deck (and summon if
for some reason you don’t need to get the effect
It will however make it a dead card if it somehow
cannot get off its effect and/or be used to fuel
something else (Tribute, Synchro Material, etc.).
I’ve danced around it until now, but the effect that
gets this card played in certain decks.
When Normal Summoned, it allows you to
Special Summon one Synchron monster in your
Graveyard and Special Summon it with its effect
The important thing to note that it has been
ruled that the clause stating you can substitute
Synchron for any one Synchron Tuner in a Synchro
Summon and can only be used to Synchro Summon a
monster that requires a Synchron monster are not
considered “effects” and thus are not negated.
Yeah, it all clicks there, doesn’t it?
With this card as your Normal Summon, “Junk
and Debris” decks as well as “Quickdraw Turbo” get
yet another decent recovery top deck in a bad
situation and speed just about any other time.
(for the above mentioned decks)
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