This series is related to the "Armed Dragon" archetype via "Armed Dragon Catapult Cannon" and the "Ojama" archetype via "Ojama Pajama" and "Ojamassimilation", a reference to Chazz having played the three alongside each other during Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
Despite being called A-to-Z, this series lacks D-to-U monsters, with the anime-only "Dimensional Catapult" treated as the STU letters.
"XYZ-Dragon Cannon" appears as a character in World Championship 2006 and in World Championship 2007, and "VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon" appears in World Championship 2006, in World Championship 2008, and in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena.
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|6||A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon|
|Armed Dragon Catapult Cannon|
The "A-to-Z" cards are all about Unions. They are able to "combine" into the ultimate fighting machines, "VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon", "ABC-Dragon Buster", and "A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon"; all powerful forces, they are able to banish monsters, change battle positions, and even constantly negate the opponent's card effects in a manner similar to "Herald of Perfection" in the case of "A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon", making "Saffira, Queen of Dragons" a viable option for decks that include the ABC monsters and especially their respective Fusion Monsters.
While "VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon" is powerful on your turn, it has no self protection, so adding cards to protect it would be wise, like "Ultimate Providence". You can also use "Premature Return", "D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation" or "Magnet Reverse" to re-summon this card. "Dimension Explosion" can help, especially when you can use it to help bring back monsters used for "XY-Dragon Cannon", "YZ-Tank Dragon", or "XZ-Tank Cannon" as alternatives to be able to Summon "XYZ-Dragon Cannon". As three of the base cards are Union Monsters, Union support such as "Frontline Base", "Union Hangar", "Union Scramble" and "Roll Out!" are viable options. "Morphtronic Scopen" is an ideal Tuner monster to use, as it can be Special Summoned through "Machine Assembly Line", "Machina Armored Unit" and "Shining Angel" and can function as a Tuner of both Levels 3 and 4.
Since all of the archetype's key monsters are LIGHT attribute, "Saffira, Queen of Dragons" can be used to recycle them back to your hand or for extra draw power. By using the effects of "XYZ-Dragon Cannon", "ABC-Dragon Buster", and "A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon" to constantly discard LIGHT monsters, "Saffira" will be able to constantly recycle one of them back to your hand during the End Phase of each turn, or draw more cards, making for a powerful and much needed draw engine in "A-to-Z" Decks, by allowing you to draw 2 cards during the End Phase of each and every turn.
Basic Union Monster support Spell Cards are useful, such as "Frontline Base" and "Roll Out!". If you choose to include such cards, "Heavy Mech Support Platform" and "Heavy Mech Support Armor" provide more targets, and are useful when equipped to the Fusion Monsters, as it protects them from being targeted by or destroyed by your opponent's card effects. You can also equip the Fusion Monsters with "A-Assault Core", "B-Buster Drake", and "C-Crush Wyvern", summoned to the field at once via "Union Scramble", and you will have a powerful monster that cannot be targeted by (if it is equipped with "Heavy Mech Support Armor") and is unaffected by all your opponent's Spells, Traps, and Monster effects (if equipped with all three "ABC" Union monsters). If they are all equipped to "A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon", it is likely to keep a lot of pressure on your opponent during a duel since "A-to-Z" is a 4k beatstick that they will not be able to target with the likes of "Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer" or "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon", nor have their Spells, Traps, or Monster effects abilities work against it, that also has the ability to negate anything they attempt as long as its user has cards they are willing to discard.
LIGHT-support spells in general also work, particularly "Honest", seeing as it is both handy to protect the individual Union and Normal Monsters in addition to being a spectacularly effective way of paving a way to victory for the bigger Fusion Monsters, especially "A-to-Z-Dragon Buster Cannon". A particularly devastating strategy is swarming the field with the base monsters, then using "Limiter Removal" to give them a huge rise in power just to finish the turn with fusing them together. "Dimension Explosion" can act as a sort of "De-Fusion" for these cards, only the targets to return to the field or Extra Deck are not limited to Fusion Monster-Fusion material relation. "Lightwave Tuning", "Torque Tune Gear", and "Chaos-End Master" are useful for any Synchro Summons.
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