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Meklord Emperors and Astros

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Last week we introduced you to the Meklord Armies, the first cards you’ll be adding to your Synchro-destroying Meklord Deck! Those 3 monsters are the foundation of your Deck, but the monsters we’ll look at today are the ones your opponent will be really worried about, the ultimate in Synchro-destroying technology, the Meklord Emperors and Astros!

Meklord Emperors!
The Meklord Emperors can’t be Normal Summoned or Set, but their effects let you Special Summon them with ease! You can Special Summon a Meklord Emperor whenever a face-up monster you control is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect. You can use your own Spells and Traps for this, but your opponent will often set you up for an Emperor combo by using Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute and Dark Hole on your monsters.

Meklord Emperor Skiel (from Extreme Victory) starts off with 2200 ATK and DEF, and it gets even stronger when you start taking your opponent’s Synchro Monsters! Once per turn, you can activate Skiel’s effect and equip one of your opponent’s Synchro Monsters to it, and your Emperor adds all of that Synchro Monster’s ATK to its own!

Skiel’s other effect lets you send 1 of the equipped monsters to the Graveyard, and you can then attack your opponent directly. If you’ve taken 2 or 3 monsters with Skiel you could win a Duel with a single attack!

Meklord Emperor Granel can be found in the latest issue of SHONEN JUMP Magazine (June/July issue, #102) and is also available as a WCQ Prize card in countries outside of North America. Granel’s ATK and DEF start at half of your current Life Points, so if you Summon it at the start of a Duel it could have 4000 ATK and DEF.

Just like Skiel, Meklord Emperor Granel can equip itself with your opponent’s Synchro Monsters and make use of their ATK. Its second effect lets you Summon 1 of its equipped monsters in Defense Position every turn. Crush your opponent’s spirits by using their own monster against them!

Meklord Astros, the ultimate Synchro destroyers!
Your army of Meklord monsters is already a tough match for any Synchro monster that crosses your path, but there’s an even stronger set of Meklord cards you can use to ensure victory, the Meklord Astros!

Meklord Astro Dragon Asterisk (from Extreme Victory) can be Special Summoned when you control 3 or more Meklord monsters, and when it’s Summoned you send any number of Meklord monsters you control to the Graveyard. Asterisk then takes their combined ATK and treats it as its own, so if you sent Meklord Emperor Skiel and a Meklord Army of Wisel to the Graveyard, Meklord Astro Dragon Asterisk would have a whopping 4000 ATK! Also, whenever somebody Synchro Summons a monster, Asterisk inflicts 1000 points of damage to them.

Meklord Astro Mekanikle is one of 2 promotional cards you’ll get for subscribing to SHONEN JUMP Magazine and is also available as a WCQ prize card. To Summon it, send 3 Meklord monsters from your hand to the Graveyard. With your Deck already full of these cards you’ll be able to Summon this 4000 ATK and DEF Machine at any time!

Just like the Meklord Emperors, Astro Mekanikle can equip itself with your opponent’s Synchro Monsters and take their ATK. Finally, during your Standby Phase, you can send one of those equipped monsters to the Graveyard and your opponent will lose Life Points equal to its ATK! This is great for when you can’t deal any damage to your opponent through attacking (or they have something Set that could stop the attack).

The war between the Meklords and the Synchro Monsters has only just begun, and if you’ve chosen to side with the Meklords you’ll certainly want all of these Synchro crushing monsters!