Ultimate Slayer

Ultimate Slayer is a new card from Power of the Elements that has been seeing play in the Side Deck. To activate Ultimate Slayer, a monster of the same card type has to be sent from the Extra Deck to the graveyard as cost. This article will share some useful Extra Deck monsters that could be played with Ultimate Slayer.

Ultimate Slayer

Send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, then target 1 monster your opponent controls with the same card type (Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, Pendulum, or Link); shuffle it into the Deck. Your opponent cannot activate monster effects in response to this card’s activation.


Elder Entity N’tss is currently the top choice against Fusion monsters. Tearlaments and Branded Despia are the top Fusion decks in the current OCG 2022.04 metagame, and these two decks would commonly have a Tearlaments Metanoise or Branded in Red set in the Spell/Trap Zone.

Against Tearlaments, Ultimate Slayer would return Tearlaments Kitkallos back to the Extra Deck. Then Elder Entity N’tss would destroy Tearlaments Metanoise.

Against Branded Despia, Ultimate Slayer would target Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon, forcing a response from the opponent.

If they chose to pass, Ultimate Slayer would return Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon back to the Extra Deck, then Elder Entity N’tss could destroy Branded in Red. The opponent could respond with Branded in Red at this point, but unless they have Fallen of Albaz in hand, then they could only Fusion Summon Masquerade the Blazing Dragon or Despian Quaeritis.

If they chose to chain with Branded in Red, Ultimate Slayer would return Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon back to the Extra Deck if it was not used as Fusion material by Branded in Red. Then the Fusion Monster that was Fusion Summoned by Branded in Red could be destroyed by Elder Entity N’tss.

Fossil Warrior Skull Knight and Fossil Machine Skull Wagon are alternatives that could destroy a Monster or destroy a Spell/Trap respectively.


Wind Pegasus @Ignister shuffles a card on field back to the deck, while PSY-Framelord Omega shuffles a card in the graveyard back to the deck.

Wind Pegasus @Ignister would generally see more play since most Synchro decks would put out multiple threats. PSY-Framelord Omega would be more of a niche play against Tenyi or Virtual World to cut their graveyard resource. PSY-Framelord Omega does have the advantage of returning itself back to the Extra Deck, allowing a second copy of Ultimate Slayer to be played by sending PSY-Framelord Omega again.

Ritual decks could also send Herald of the Arc Light for the activation cost of Ultimate Slayer, and add a Ritual Monster or Ritual Spell from deck to hand.


Mereologic Aggregator negates the effect of 1 face-up card on the field until the end of this turn.


Ultimate Slayer could be used to take out a Link Monster by sending Evil★Twin’s Trouble Sunny from the Extra Deck to the graveyard as cost. Then Evil★Twin’s Trouble Sunny graveyard effect could be activated by banishing itself from the graveyard and sending Evil★Twins Ki-sikil & Lil-la from hand or deck to the graveyard, to send 1 card from field to graveyard.

In the current OCG 2022.04 metagame, Ultimate Slayer could be used to shuffle Spright Elf back to the Extra Deck. Then Evil★Twin’s Trouble Sunny graveyard effect could be activated to send Toadally Awesome to the graveyard.


Similar to Nadir Servant and Dogmatika Punishment, running the proper Extra Deck monsters with graveyard effect would allow Ultimate Slayer to achieve a two-for-one.

The available choices are still rather limited, but we could expect Ultimate Slayer to get better if more Extra Deck monsters with good graveyard effect are released in the future.

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4 Responses

  1. Impendio says:

    For the Branded in Red scenario, can’t they just chain to N’tss targeting the set Branded in Red? Sure, it forces the card out, but they can just redeploy a utility fusion to float/search in the end phase. Seems dumb to think that anyone would chain Branded in Red to Artemate to let themselves get 1-for-2, and much dumber to think they would just let the set card get destroyed instead of chaining. Also Despia can chain Branded in Red to Artemate Slay then chain mirrorjade banishing itself to put Albion in gy for next turn. In the end they can just return Aluber to hand and mill Albion to search and the Artemate did nothing…

    • Akira says:

      You are right, corrected the article with a clearer wording, thank you. The “Artemate Slay” play is definitely not an outright win, but to take out two disruptions. The bigger take away is that it removes the opponent’s ability to go into “Predaplant Dragostapelia” or “Guardian Chimera”.

  2. Megon_Dagonic says:

    Ok…we have examples for Fusions, Synchros (in those cases maybe even the best ones) and a really neat interaction using the Twin Link 4. Now I am curious…is there any XYZ we could send of Slay? I can not think of one rn.

    • Akira says:

      There is currently no Xyz Monster that provides a strategically useful graveyard effect. “Toadally Awesome” could be sent to activate “Artemate Slay”. Then “Toadally Awesome” graveyard effect could salvage a WATER monster from the graveyard (or return itself to the Extra Deck if there are no other monsters).

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