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Nov 19

Spirit Barrier and Grave Squirmer Combo

Spirit Barrier has long been a favorite trap card in my Yu-Gi-Oh! decks for protecting life points.  It’s a continuous spell card, and as long as a monster remains on your side of the field, you take no battle damage.  Pretty sweet, right?

 

Spirit Barrier: While you control a monster, you take no battle damage.

Spirit Barrier: While you control a monster, you take no battle damage.

This card becomes even more useful when combined with low ATK/DEF monsters that have great effects.  Here’s a powerful combo example:

Grave Squirmer is a level 1 effect monster with ATK 0 and DEF 0.  It has a useful effect: when it is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, you can target one card on the field and destroy that target.  This is extremely helpful for getting rid of pesky trap or spell cards your opponent has in play, or for taking out one of your opponent’s tough monsters.  It will also make your opponent think twice before attacking Grave Squirmer.  The best tactic your opponent has is to destroy it with a card effect.

Grave Squirmer: If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.

Grave Squirmer: If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.

 

Ordinarily, when Grave Squirmer’s effect is activated, it comes with the price of your life points.  There are two good ways to use this card: One is to get it into defense mode as quickly as possible and wait for your opponent to attack, and the other is to initiate an attack that will cause the card to be destroyed by battle yourself.

When you combine Grave Squirmer with Spirit Barrier, you get the great effect of Grave Squirmer without the heavy price of losing life points when it is destroyed!

You can use cards like Des Feral Imp and Return Soul to get cards back out of your Graveyard.

Des Feral Imp and Return Soul

Des Feral Imp and Return Soul

 

This is just one possible combo – there are plenty of low ATK/DEF monsters with awesome effects. Spirit Barrier will help you make the most of them while protecting your precious life points – because once they are gone, the duel is over.

Rule the Duel!

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