The first brand-new summoning technique to appear in Yu-Gi-Oh Extra’s Deck during the 5D era was Synchro Monsters.
With the release of numerous potent cards and Tuners over the years, it swiftly rose to become one of the strongest categories of Extra Deck Monsters.
The ease with which Tuner and non-Tuner Monsters can be flooded into the field has made it easier to create Synchro Monsters as the game has developed.
Synchro Monsters frequently act as amazing Boss Monsters that endboards constantly desire. Other times, the adaptability of Synchro Monsters enables them to advance their plays in subsequent turns.
Here are a few of the best Synchro Monsters of all time
- 18. Formula Synchron
- 17. Herald of the Arc Light
- 16. Dark Strike Fighter
- 15. Ignister Prominence, The Destroyer of Dracos
- 14. Tiger King Of The Ice Barrier, Dewloren
- 13. Ally Of Justice Catastor
- 12. Dragon Of The Ice Barrier, Brionac
- 11. Junk Speeder
- 10. Cosmic Blazar Dragon
- 9. Beelze Of The Diabolic Dragons
- 8. Dragon archfiend Scarlight Red
- 7. Black Rose Dragon
- 6. Goyo Guardian
- 5. White Aura Whale
- 4. Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
- 3. Dragon of the Ice Barrier, Trishula
- 2. T.G. Hyper Librarian
- 1. Borreload Savage Dragon
18. Formula Synchron
An essential part of any synchro-spam deck.
You get to draw a card when it is summoned, giving you an extra resource you might need to call those large boss monsters.
Additionally, Formula Synchron has a special second effect that lets you synchro summon while it is your opponent’s turn.
Being able to activate effects that activate on summon, is great for interfering with your opponent’s plays.
Since there are so many potential uses for this card, it is crucial for any synchro-focused deck.
17. Herald of the Arc Light
One of the best Level Four Synchro Monsters, Herald of the Arc Light is highly versatile and works well in two very different decks.
It can serve as a potent negate for both spell and trap cards in the strongest synchro decks. Additionally, all cards sent from the Main Deck or hand are banished as an alternative, creating a floodgate-like effect.
Even ritual decks can benefit from it since you can add a Ritual Spell or Monster if it is sent to the Graveyard.
Even all of its effects can be utilized by ritual decks that have Synchro summoning capabilities. Herald of the Arc Light is a single card with a ton of awesome effects.
16. Dark Strike Fighter
Speaking of incredible burn effects, another fantastic card that is well-known for a good cause is Dark Strike Fighter.
First off, it’s simple to summon, unrestricted, and has an excellent level for synchronizing.
You can Tribute a monster in Dark Strike Fighter to burn your opponent for 200 times that monster’s level.
Even though Dark Strike Fighter is smaller than Tempest Magician, it can still burn your opponent for up to 1500 LP and is easier to summon.
A fantastic alternative for any deck that lacks damage thresholds or specific burn decks.
15. Ignister Prominence, The Destroyer of Dracos
Older players may feel frightened by contemporary Yu-Gi-Oh! because of Ignister Prominence. Because of the lengthy effect description and unusual interactions, it’s a reading exercise.
But because it has such a significant impact, it’s important to understand and take it into account.
One card on the field may be destroyed and one card may be shuffled into the deck if you choose to target a Pendulum Monster or a card in the Pendulum Zone.
The best approach to get rid of problematic cards is to reshuffle them back into the deck, which Ignister Prominence performs with ease in a specific Pendulum deck.
It has the additional benefit of being able to summon Dracoslayer monsters from the deck.
14. Tiger King Of The Ice Barrier, Dewloren
To begin with, Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier, is a gorgeous card. Luckily, it has more to offer than just that because Ice Barrier Synchros frequently use its wonderful effect.
Dewloren is powerful in a special way because it doesn’t destroy or prevent your opponent from using certain effects.
Instead, it can bounce your cards, giving 500 ATK for each successful bounce.
The significant increase in attack power has the potential to give Dewloren incredible strength.
The true fun is in returning cards to your hand, though. Numerous cards that are summoned or activated, soft once-per-turn effects, and many others immediately come back online.
Dewloren is a fantastic choice to restart a combination or utilize powerful effects twice.
13. Ally Of Justice Catastor
Ally of Justice Catastor is still one of the best Synchro Monsters to have emerged in any Yu-Gi-Oh! meta, despite falling out of favor in recent years.
It is a straightforward Level 5 Synchro Monster that can instantly kill any non-Dark Monster it attacks.
This makes it feasible for Ally of Justice Catastor to defeat many monsters that would have been nearly impossible to defeat otherwise.
Ally of Justice Catastor is a good Synchro Monster to keep in the Extra Deck in a meta without many Dark Monsters because level five synchros are relatively simple to construct. This is what it means when a card is ancient but still useful.
12. Dragon Of The Ice Barrier, Brionac
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier is one of the many powerful Synchro Monsters in Synchro Ice Barrier. Almost every Monster on your opponent’s side of the field can be dealt with by Brionac.
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier circumvents all forms of protection except Targetting protection by returning cards to the opponent’s hand.
It also forces you to discard cards to apply its effect, allowing you to prepare your graveyard while hindering your opponent’s ability to make quick plays.
11. Junk Speeder
Due to Master Rule Four’s restrictions on Extra Deck Monsters, hardly one gave Junk Speeder much consideration when it initially appeared.
Junk Speeder, however, rose to the top of the Synchro Monsters after the revamp in 2020. Junk Speeder can put as many Tuners as you want from your deck into the field for Synchro-focused decks.
Junk Speeder binds you into Synchro Monsters for the remainder of the turn, but since Synchronous can be used to create so many amazing Synchro Monsters, this is hardly a drawback.
10. Cosmic Blazar Dragon
One of the few Monsters that need a Tuner Synchro Monster and two non-Tuner Synchro Monsters, Cosmic Blazar Dragon is difficult to create and demands a lot of resources.
You are rewarded with one of Yu-Gi-Ohtop’s Synchro Monsters if you do, though.
Cosmic Blazar Dragon has three amazing abilities that it can employ, all of which stop your adversary from acting in a significant way.
It can exile itself so that your opponent can’t try to deal with it after it has been baited out by its effect, pause a Battle Phase, negate a summon, or Omni-negate any effect.
9. Beelze Of The Diabolic Dragons
Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons, the King of numerous FTK decks, was a threat in its heyday.
Even if it isn’t as strong as it once was, this Synchro monster is still useful for certain tactics. To keep things simple, you’ll only need a dark tuner and a non-tuner.
Despite not being destroyed by battle or card effects, Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons can still be difficult for decks to get rid of.
Additionally, it continually increases its Attack whenever you sustain damage, destroying the enemy’s Monsters and Life Points.
It can play a significant part in Burn FTKs because its influence isn’t only active once every turn.
8. Dragon archfiend Scarlight Red
One of the most prevalent levels for Synchro Monsters is Level Eight, which is the generic name for Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend.
It has a situational field wipe effect, but if it can be employed, it’s an extremely potent one.
It has immense power and may even deal significant burn damage to all Special Summoned Monsters on the opposing side of the field.
It only kills monsters with attacks lower than Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, but since it’s unlikely that the opponent will have more than 3000 ATK, a full field wipe is more possible. One of the top Level Eight Synchro Monsters available is this one.
7. Black Rose Dragon
What better way to overtake your adversary than to demolish their entire board?
You have the option to remove every card from the field when Black Rose Dragon is summoned.
All of those spells, traps, and monsters vanished in an instant!
When used with a card like Monster Reborn, you can blow up the board and then attack with a strong monster while your opponent is helpless.
6. Goyo Guardian
This card was used in every single deck when it was first made available.
Since then, Goyo Guardian’s card text has changed, and an Earth tuner, not just any tuner, is now required to summon it.
However, Goyo Guardian is still completely ridiculous for Earth decks.
You have the option to special summon an opponent’s defeated monster to your field in a defensive position.
This does not have an “until the end of the round” effect, unlike the majority of monster-stealing cards.
That monster is on par with yours!
5. White Aura Whale
Even though White Aura Whale is truly effective only on water decks, there are many fantastic options.
When summoned, this potent monster effectively Mirror Forces your adversary by instantly eradicating every monster in their attack position.
White Aura Whale does piercing battle damage, but your opponent may still have some monsters in defense position as a result.
The discrepancy in LP damage will still be dealt to your opponent when it defeats a monster in the defense position.
This card’s incredible capacity to continuously bring itself back is its best feature.
You only need to banish a water monster from your grave to bring this guy back to the battlefield if it is destroyed by a battle or card effect.
This effect can be used more than once in a single turn. This character will be challenging to defeat if your opponent has a lot of monster destruction effects.
4. Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
Sad to say, not many people still play the original Clear Wing Synchro Dragon.
But given that there are upgrades like this, it makes sense that people would rather use Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon in their decks.
Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon may both destroy a monster and give you access to its attack until the end of the turn, in addition to negating your opponent’s monster effects at quick-effect speed.
Talk about an upgrade.
Additionally, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon gains the attack of any monster it attacks that is level 5 or higher, effectively making this a direct hit every time. As if that weren’t enough attack gain on one card.
This one card can produce an absurd amount of damage.
3. Dragon of the Ice Barrier, Trishula
For a very long time, Trishula was (and still is in some players’ eyes) the absolute finest card in the game.
Every deck there was under the sun made at least one attempt to call Trishula.
When Trishula is synchro summoned, you have the opportunity to address three threats simultaneously by banning a card from each of your opponent’s hands, field, and graveyard.
Trishula could be summoned repeatedly when this card was unlimited to entirely drain your opponent’s resource pool.
However, Trishula is now only allowed to be played with one copy per deck for obvious reasons.
The still incredibly potent ability to take three cards from your opponent can give you the advantage you need to prevail in the fight. Therefore, despite its limitations, don’t write this one off.
2. T.G. Hyper Librarian
T.G. Hyper Librarian YGO Card Although this card’s numbers aren’t the strongest, its impact more than makes up for it.
You get to draw a card from your deck each time you synchro summon this character while he is on the field with his face up.
Because synchro decks are known for their ability to synchro summon repeatedly, you might be drawing a lot of cards from him throughout several rounds (or even just one turn, if you’re lucky).
Just be careful if you play T.G. Hyper Librarian not to overdress. It seems like a joke, but it’s true!
1. Borreload Savage Dragon
Borreload Savage Dragon, a synchro monster that has dominated the metagame, is unquestionably the most potent synchro monster in all of contemporary Yu-Gi-Oh!
You may equip this card with a Link monster from your graveyard when it is synchro summoned.
This enables Borreload Savage Dragon to quickly negate any card you choose. You can repeat this effect as many times as the equipped monster’s Link rating.