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The Phearsome Photon Strike Bounzer!

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In addition to Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Galactic Overlord has more “Photon” Xyz Monsters that you can add to your existing Deck! Photon Strike Bounzer, much like Photon Sabre Tiger from Photon Shockwave is a card that’s not only good in dedicated Photon decks, but can be used in several other places as well.

Photon Strike Bounzer is a Rank 6 Xyz Monster that can use any 2 Level 6 monsters as its Xyz Materials. Since it’s not limited to just “Photon” monsters it’s a strong addition to any Deck that can Summon Level 6 monsters.

One strong Deck right now that can make use of Photon Strike Bounzer in would be Chaos Dragons. Chaos Dragon Decks use several LIGHT and DARK monsters to wear down opposing defences before banishing them from the Graveyard to Summon Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Lightpulsar Dragon, and Chaos Sorcerer. Chaos Sorcerer’s a Level 6 monster, and many Chaos Decks also make use of Tragoedia (which can change its Level) and/or Caius the Shadow Monarch, so there’s always a good chance of you controlling 2 Level 6 Monsters to Xyz Summon with.

You can also try out Photon Strike Bounzer in other Decks like Monarchs, which use several Level 6 monsters, or even in Spellcasters which can combine Gagaga Magician and Gagaga Girl to give you the 2 Level 6 monsters you need. Plant Duelists can even use Gigaplant!

Once you’ve Summoned Photon Strike Bounzer it’s time to make the most of its effect and high ATK (2700). Whenever a monster effect is activated on your opponent’s side of the field, you can detach one of your Xyz Materials to negate that effect and then inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. You can only do this once per turn, but you can use Photon Strike Bounzer’s effect on either player’s turn, which is a bonus!

Almost every top Deck makes use of monster effects which is the main reason why Effect Veiler is currently so popular. Dino Rabbit makes use of Tour Guide from the Underworld to Special Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon, which can then bring back a banished Rescue Rabbit to use again. Inzektors make the most of equipped monsters to destroy your cards and Summon more for free. Wind-Ups use Wind-Up Rat and Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity to Special Summon more and more monsters in their key combos. Photon Strike Bounzer’s useful against all of these so if your Deck can Summon it it’s worth adding to the Extra Deck.

Photon Strike Bounzer’s one of those cards that you might not see in every deck, but the ones you do see it in it’s really powerful in, so if you’re using Level 6 monsters or facing an opponent that’s doing so, be on the lookout for it. If you didn’t grab one at the Sneak Peek, Galactic Overlord hits stores on May 8th!