Tenpai Dragon Combo Vol.1

Tenpai Dragon is a new theme from Legacy of Destruction with a focus on Synchro Summoning during the Battle Phase to deal tons of damage.

This article will cover the basic combos of Tenpai Dragon.

Deck List

RAM Festival (Akabane Venue)
127 participants

1st, クトラ [Rokket Tenpai Dragon]
Source: @takatoratheend

Swiss Round 1: Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Fire King OO
Swiss Round 2: Voiceless Voice OXO
Swiss Round 3: Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Fire King XOX
Swiss Round 4: Branded O
Swiss Round 5: Voiceless Voice OO
Swiss Round 6: Tenpai Dragon OO
Eighth-Final: Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Rescue-ACE OO
Quarter-Final: Melodious OO
Semi-Final: Salamangreat OXO
Final: Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Fire King OO

[Going Second] Combo 1: Sangen Summoning + 1 Card

  1. Activate Sangen Summoning.
  2. Sangen Summoning ① effect, add Tenpai Dragon Paidra from deck to hand, discard 1 card.
  3. Normal Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra.
  4. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, add Sangen Kaimen from deck to hand.

During Battle Phase:

  1. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  2. Activate Sangen Kaimen, add Tenpai Dragon Chundra from deck to hand, and Special Summon it from hand.
  3. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Chundra. (1500 damage)
  4. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ② effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Fadra from deck.
  5. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Fadra. (1600 damage)
  6. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ③ effect, Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Bident Dragion.
  7. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  8. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  9. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  10. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Transcendent Dragion.
  11. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ① effect, change all monsters on the field to Attack Position.
  12. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  13. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  14. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  15. Tenpai Dragon Fadra ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  16. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  17. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraTrident Dragion.
  18. Trident Dragion ① effect, destroy Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion and Sangen Summoning.
  19. Sangen Summoning ③ effect, double the ATK of Trident Dragion.
  20. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  21. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  22. Attack 3 times with Trident Dragion. (6000 × 3 = 18000 damage)

1700 + 1500 + 1600 + 2600 + 1700 + 3000 + 2600 + 1700 + 3000 + (6000 × 3) = 37400 damage

[Going Second] Combo 2: Tenpai Dragon Paidra + 1 Card

  1. Normal Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra.
  2. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, set Sangen Summoning from deck to Field Zone.
  3. Activate Sangen Summoning.
  4. Sangen Summoning ① effect, add Tenpai Dragon Chundra from deck to hand, discard 1 card.
  5. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ① effect, Special Summon itself from hand.

During Battle Phase:

  1. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  2. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Chundra. (1500 damage)
  3. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ② effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Fadra from deck.
  4. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Fadra. (1600 damage)
  5. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ③ effect, Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Bident Dragion.
  6. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  7. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  8. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  9. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Transcendent Dragion.
  10. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ① effect, change all monsters on the field to Attack Position.
  11. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  12. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  13. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  14. Tenpai Dragon Fadra ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  15. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  16. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraTrident Dragion.
  17. Trident Dragion ① effect, destroy Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion and Sangen Summoning.
  18. Sangen Summoning ③ effect, double the ATK of Trident Dragion.
  19. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  20. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  21. Attack 3 times with Trident Dragion. (6000 × 3 = 18000 damage)

1700 + 1500 + 1600 + 2600 + 1700 + 3000 + 2600 + 1700 + 3000 + (6000 × 3) = 37400 damage

[Going Second] Combo 3: Tenpai Dragon Chundra

  1. Normal Summon Tenpai Dragon Chundra.

During Battle Phase:

  1. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Chundra. (1500 damage)
  2. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ② effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from deck.
  3. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, add Sangen Kaimen from deck to hand.
  4. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  5. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ③ effect, Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Bident Dragion.
  6. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  7. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  8. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  9. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Transcendent Dragion.
  10. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ① effect, change all monsters on the field to Attack Position.
  11. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  12. Activate Sangen Kaimen, add Tenpai Dragon Fadra from deck to hand, and Special Summon it from hand.
  13. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Fadra. (1600 damage)
  14. Tenpai Dragon Fadra ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  15. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  16. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  17. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  18. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraTrident Dragion.
  19. Trident Dragion ① effect, destroy Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion and Tenpai Dragon Fadra.
  20. Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  21. Attack with Sangenpai Transcendent Dragion. (3000 damage)
  22. Attack 3 times with Trident Dragion. (3000 × 3 = 9000 damage)

1500 + 1700 + 2600 + 1700 + 3000 + 1600 + 1700 + 2600 + 3000 + (3000 × 3) = 28400 damage

[Going Second] Combo 4: Sangen Kaimen

During Battle Phase:

  1. Activate Sangen Kaimen, add Tenpai Dragon Chundra from deck to hand, and Special Summon it from hand.
  2. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Chundra. (1500 damage)
  3. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ② effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from deck.
  4. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, set Sangen Summoning from deck to Field Zone.
  5. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  6. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ③ effect, Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Bident Dragion.
  7. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  8. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  9. Attack with Tenpai Dragon Paidra. (1700 damage)
  10. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraTrident Dragion.
  11. Trident Dragion ① effect, destroy Sangen Summoning.
  12. Sangen Summoning ③ effect, double the ATK of Trident Dragion.
  13. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  14. Attack with Sangenpai Bident Dragion. (2600 damage)
  15. Attack 2 times with Trident Dragion. (6000 × 2 = 12000 damage)

1500 + 1700 + 2600 + 1700 + 2600 + (6000 × 2) = 22100 damage

[Going First] Combo 5: Tenpai Dragon Paidra

  1. Normal Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra.
  2. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, add Sangen Kaimen from deck to hand.
  3. Activate Sangen Kaimen, add Tenpai Dragon Chundra from deck to hand.
  4. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ① effect, Special Summon itself from hand.
  5. Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon PaidraHieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres.

During Opponent’s Battle Phase:

  1. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres ① effect, tribute itself as cost, return 1 card to hand.
  2. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres ② effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Fadra from deck.
  3. Tenpai Dragon Fadra ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Chundra from graveyard.
  4. Tenpai Dragon Fadra ③ effect, Tenpai Dragon Chundra + Tenpai Dragon FadraSangenpai Bident Dragion.
  5. Sangenpai Bident Dragion ① effect, Special Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra from graveyard.
  6. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, add Sangen Summoning or Sangen Kaimen from deck to hand.
  7. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ③ effect, Sangenpai Bident Dragion + Tenpai Dragon PaidraSangenpai Transcendent Dragion.

[Going First] Combo 6: Tenpai Dragon Paidra + 1 Card

  1. Normal Summon Tenpai Dragon Paidra.
  2. Tenpai Dragon Paidra ① effect, add Sangen Kaimen from deck to hand.
  3. Activate Sangen Kaimen, add Tenpai Dragon Chundra from deck to hand.
  4. Tenpai Dragon Chundra ① effect, Special Summon itself from hand.
  5. Tenpai Dragon PaidraStriker Dragon.
  6. Striker Dragon ① effect, add Boot Sector Launch from deck to hand.
  7. Striker Dragon + Tenpai Dragon ChundraDragunity Knight – Romulus.
  8. Dragunity Knight – Romulus ① effect, add Dragon Ravine from deck to hand.
  9. Activate Dragon Ravine.
  10. Dragon Ravine ① effect, discard 1 card as cost, send Absorouter Dragon from deck to graveyard.
  11. Absorouter Dragon ② effect, add Rokket Tracer from deck to hand.
  12. Activate Boot Sector Launch.
  13. Boot Sector Launch ② effect, Special Summon Rokket Tracer from hand.
  14. Rokket Tracer ① effect, target and destroy Boot Sector Launch, Special Summon Rokket Recharger from deck.
  15. Rokket TracerStriker Dragon. (Bottom-Right of Dragunity Knight – Romulus)
  16. Rokket RechargerGuardragon Pisty. (Bottom-Left of Dragunity Knight – Romulus)
  17. Guardragon Pisty ② effect, Special Summon Rokket Tracer from graveyard.
  18. Guardragon Pisty + Rokket TracerDillingerous Dragon.
  19. Striker Dragon ② effect, destroy Dillingerous Dragon, add Rokket Recharger from graveyard to hand.
  20. Rokket Recharger ① effect, discard itself as cost, and Special Summon Rokket Tracer from graveyard.
  21. Dillingerous Dragon ② effect, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  22. Dragunity Knight – Romulus + Dillingerous Dragon + Striker DragonBorrelend Dragon.
  23. Borrelend Dragon effect, negate Rokket Tracer and Special Summon Rokket Recharger from graveyard.
  24. Rokket Tracer + Rokket RechargerBorreload Savage Dragon.
  25. Borreload Savage Dragon ① effect, equip Dragunity Knight – Romulus from graveyard to itself, and place 2 Borrel Counters on it.

Discussion

Combo 1, 2, 3 and 4 are a variety of ways that Tenpai Dragon could pull off an One-Turn-Kill by dealing tens of thousands of damage. As Tenpai Dragon requires the Battle Phase to utilize most of their effects, they are significantly weak going first and would need to look outside their theme to improve their opening setup.

Tenpai Dragon Chundra could be Special Summoned from hand while you control a FIRE Dragon monster, allowing the deck to easily setup 2 Dragon monsters on the field. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres is the classic choice to Link Summon. As seen in Combo 5, if the opponent goes into the Battle Phase, then Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres would be able to Special Summon a Tenpai Dragon from deck and go off with their plays. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres combined with Kaiser Colosseum would also setup a powerful lockdown. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres would be able to bounce the monster that attempts to attack it, and would bring out another Dragon monster to keep Kaiser Colosseum active.

Alternatively, 2 Dragon monsters could also be used for a simple Dragon Link setup, as seen in Combo 6. Borrelend Dragon could negate 1 Monster Effect and Borreload Savage Dragon could negate a card or effect activation.

The Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres setup and the Dragon Link setup are quite breakable, but they fulfill their purpose of disrupting the opponent enough such that the opponent cannot go for game. By surviving the opponent’s turn, Tenpai Dragon would be able to dish out an One-Turn-Kill on their next turn.

Conclusion

Tenpai Dragon is designed with a powerful Battle Phase gameplay, but as a result comes with a weak opening turn as the player going first has no Battle Phase.

Running a Rokket package to access the Dragon Link setup is a solution that Kutora (クトラ) has come up with, and his victory in “RAM Festival (Akabane Venue)” has made Tenpai Dragon a notable contender in the competitive scene.

Using Ancient Fairy Dragon to go into Ultimaya Tzolkin is another play that some players have been experimenting with. Tenpai Dragon Paidra effect could be used to Set a “Sangen” Spell/Trap from deck, and that could be used to trigger Ultimaya Tzolkin effect to Special Summon a Level 7 or 8 Dragon Synchro Monster during the opponent’s turn.

This is a promising debut for Tenpai Dragon as they Menzen Tsumo with the element of surprise in the early weeks of Legacy of Destruction release. But now their tiles are revealed, the metagame would be better prepared against them.

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4 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Dealer yakuman in yugioh? Count me in

  2. Jofx says:

    Imagine need this guide for combo especially going second
    It is actually pretty much linear once you just play it maybe except going first
    And what very obvious is you cannot let Baidora does anything at any cost…

    • Mystic says:

      I cooked a guy at locals who ran Tenpai. he got so pissy because he thought it was an easy win deck and still lost hard. I suspect he could have done better if he had this guide

  3. Inhaere says:

    Nice to know that this deck has some level of plays going first!

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