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Vermillion Dragon Mech
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn: You can banish 1 Tuner from your hand, field, or Graveyard, then target 1 card on the field; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished Tuners; add it to your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2016
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Vermillion Dragon Mech
A generic level 9 synchro monster that only needs
two material? Buh-bye Chao Feng. Hello, Vermillion
Dragon Mech! This monster is really amazing, and
I’ll tell you why: because not only is it the best
generic level 9 synchro in a pool that is as sparse
as a dead field, but it replaces itself with an
instant refreshment of the hand.
There are so many ways to use this solid monster.
From Kurakuri to plant decks, this is just what the
doctor ordered for replenishing the important tuners
that you spend a lot of time getting to your hand in
the first place. And don’t even get me started on
how great this monster is for zombies. How many
times do you summon Uni-Zombie to an empty field,
wishing you had another target for his effect? You
either forgo using both of his effects, or you pump
him to level 5, which you hardly ever wanted. Well,
now you can go right ahead! And instead of synchro-summoning
Omega or Beelze, you can summon Vermillion, pop a
card, and have a good chance at getting Uni-Zombie
Look, I understand he’s just a simple 2700 ATK
monster that targets, and that it destroys instead
of bouncing or banishing, blah, blah, blah. But in
the absence of better cards, this is a shiny new toy
that offers real presence when you have potential of
9 on the field. Outside of Yang Zing, no one was
gonna run Chao Feng, and Trishula needs three
monsters. I know each of you reading this knows
exactly what I’m talking about. Vermillion
represents a real option that we’ve never had
Future Potential: 4/5
Strong attack power. Can destroy cards. Simple
but versatile. Replaces itself when destroyed, but
you would want to find a way to destroy it yourself
if your opponent would use non-destructive removal.
Good, but not groundbreaking, card for Synchro decks
Hello Pojo Fans,
Vermillion Dragon Mech is a monster designed for a
Easy to Synchro Summon for a Level 9, Machine
support is behind this FIRE Attribute. Alright ATK
for a Level 9, would like to see it higher, but only
needing a Tuner and 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
makes up for that.
1-for-1 destruction ability revolving around Tuners.
Flexibility to use a Tuner from hand, field, or
grave to banish is great, as you should have one in
the grave from your Synchro Summon of this monster.
Any card can be targeted on the field, so you can
also use this effect to clear a spot on your field
and trigger an effect to spur a move.
Replaces itself with a Tuner to your hand that was
banished once it is destroyed, but only if it's by a
card effect. There are plenty of ways for this
monster to die via card effect, so that shouldn't be
a problem, and 2700 ATK is pretty strong, so it is
likely that this monster will go down from a card
With the Extra Deck packed as is, if you are Synchro
Summoning anything that is Level 9, it's Trish.
Until Next Time
This card is very straightforward. Vermillion
Dragon Mech is a Level 9 Fire Machine-type Synchro
Monster with 2700 Atk and 1800 Def. Those stats are
bad. Level 9 should have at least 3200 Atk. Even the
Def is too low. Fire is fine, and Machines are well
supported. As a Synchro Monster, I'm glad it's
generic by requiring any 1 tuner and any 1 non
tuner. The effects are just as meh as the stats.
Vermillion Dragon Mech has 2 effects. Once per turn
you can banish a Tuner from anywhere except the Deck
to target and destroy 1 card on the field. There
should be at least 1 Tuner in the grave after
summoning this to pay the cost. It's also good that
this effect can be activated no matter how
Vermillion Dragon Mech is summoned. The second
effect is that it floats in the grave when destroyed
by card effect to return a banished Tuner to the
hand. This effect only works after a successful
Synchro Summon. It's a shame that it doesn't get
anything if destroyed by battle, but like I said,
meh card is meh. It looks amazing but it won't be
making much steam.