Destruction Sword

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Destruction Sword
"Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman"
  • かいけん
  • 破壊剣 (base)
  • はかいけん (ruby)
  • Hakaiken (romanized)

  • Épée Destructrice

  • Zerstörungsschwert

  • Spada della Distruzione

  • 파괴검
  • 破壞劍 (Hanja)
  • Pagoegeom (romanized)

  • Espada da Destruição

  • la Espada de la Destrucción


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OCG Sets

"Destruction Sword" (かいけん, Hakaiken) is an archetype debuting in Breakers of Shadow. It is connected to the "Buster Blader" archetype.

The "Buster Destruction Sword" monsters in this archetype can be equipped from your hand or side of the field to a "Buster Blader" monster you control. Each of these monsters' Attribute is DARK and has both an ATK equal to 400 x its Level and a DEF equal to 300 x its Level. Each of these cards depicts "Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman" holding a different Destruction Sword.


Destruction Sword Lockdown effect
Dragon Buster Prevents the opponent from Special Summoning monsters from their Extra Deck
Robot Buster Prevents the opponent from activating Spell and Trap Card effects currently face-up on their field
Wizard Buster Prevents the opponent from activating Monster Card effects in their Graveyard


Most of the "Destruction Sword" archetype and its related cards tell a short episode about the relationship between "Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster" and the "Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman". In it, the retrained "Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster" appears and not the original "Buster Blader" card, as shown by the differences in their armor.

Each of the "Buster Destruction Swords" show "Buster Whelp" growing bigger and slowly more vicious, in addition to holding different "Destruction Swords".

In the artwork of "Dragon Buster", "Buster Whelp" has simply grown more mature; in the artwork of "Wizard Buster" it is shown to be drowning in dark sludge; and in the artwork of "Robot Buster" it looks plain vicious, eventually becoming "Buster Dragon".

While the reason behind this transformation or corruption is not explained, the artwork of "Karma of the Destruction Swordsman" features "Buster Blader" confronting "Buster Dragon" at some point. At some point during the battle, "Buster Blader" separated "Buster Whelp" from "Buster Dragon" through unknown means and saved "Buster Whelp's" life, as shown in "Prologue of the Destruction Swordsman". "Destruction Swordsman Fusion" shows "Buster Blader" slayed "Buster Dragon" and touching him with the "Dragon Buster Destruction Sword" resting in the ground. "Destruction Sword Memories" reflects a good memory of "Buster Blader" and "Buster Whelp", showing their bond while raindrops slide down it. However, due to the artwork of "Prologue of the Destruction Swordsman", "Buster Whelp's" fate is unclear. Presumably, this is the moment the two fuse into "Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman". "Destruction Sword Flash" features the attack of "Dragon Destroyer".

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