Card Tips:The Calculator
- This card can be searched by "Thunder Dragon Fusion", "Thunder Dragonduo", "Chaos Zone", "Rai-Mei", "Photon Veil", "Packet Link", "Mimiclay", "Serpentine Princess", "Vampire Dragon", "Rescue Ferret", "Witch of the Black Forest", and other generic searchers.
- This card is best combined with strategies / card effects that can easily Summon a high-Level monster, ideally multiple.
- "Artifact", "Danger!", "Darklord", "Eldlich", "Hieratic", "Malefic", "Mekk-Knight", "Subterror", "Thunder Dragon", and "Yubel" Decks focus on Special Summoning their high-Level monsters.
- "Deskbot" Decks can possibly use this card, as they have high-Level monsters that can be easily 'cloned' via "Machine Duplication" or "Inferno Reckless Summon".
- "Guardian Slime" and "Tragoedia" are Level 10 monsters that can Special Summon themselves from the hand in response to the player taking battle damage.
- "Divine Serpent Geh" is a Level 12 monster that can Special Summon itself from the hand in response to the destruction of one of the player's monsters, albeit at the cost of half their LP.
- "Gorz the Emissary of Darkness" is a Level 7 monster that can Special Summon itself from the hand in response to the player taking damage (while they control no cards), but also Special Summons a Level 7 Token if battle damage was taken.
- High-Level Trap Monsters, such as "Abyss Stungray", "Metal Reflect Slime", "Shaddoll Core", and "Statue of Anguish Pattern".
- "Battle Waltz" Special Summons a "Waltz Token" with the same Level as one of the player's Synchro Monsters - which are usually high-Level.
- This card also works well with card effects that can easily (and ideally permanently) increase monsters' Levels, such "Astral Kuriboh", "Greed Quasar", and "Tannhauser Gate".
- While the Level-increase granted from either "Galaxy Queen's Light" or "Star Light, Star Bright" only lasts for 1 turn, it can be worth using with this card, since it has the potential to massively increase the Levels of all monsters the player controls.
- This card can work well in "Fire King" Decks, as "Fire King High Avatar Garunix" is a Level 8 monster that can easily destroy all other monsters on the field with its effect. This results in a situation where "The Calculator" would have high ATK and can attack the opponent directly.
- This card can possibly be used in "Mecha Phantom Beast" Decks, since their monsters can attain high Levels relatively quickly. However, it can be difficult to keep those monsters on the field (due to their dependence on Normal Summons) while getting the opportunity to also Summon this monster.
- This card can possibly be used in "Flower Cardian" Decks, since their strategy is focused on Summoning multiples of their high-Level monsters for Synchro Summons. However, it's also important to consider that "Flower Cardian" Decks are very reliant on drawing their "Flower Cardian" monsters with their card effects, in order for their effects to be successful.
- This card can work with "The Creator", as it can Special Summon high-Level monsters or "The Calculator" from the GY, while being a Level 8 monster itself.
- With the potential for this card to have high ATK, it can work well with "Infected Mail".
- This card can be very powerful when used in a "Dragon Ruler" Deck.