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card review Battle Fader: The Saving Card

Card Review
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Battle Fader

Card text:

When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack, you can Special Summon this card from your hand and end the Battle Phase. If you Special Summon this card with this effect, this card is removed from play when it is removed from the field.

  • Number: ABPF-EN006
  • Rarity: Ultra Rare
  • Card Type: Monster / Effect
  • Monster Type: Fiend
  • Attack Points: 0
  • Defense Points: 0
  • Level / Rank: 1
  • Attribute: Dark
  • Password: 19665973
SP = Short Print (Common);
SSP = Super Short Print (Common);
Battle Fader
The Saving Card

written by evildeck
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General description:

Well, this time I wanted to do this review about Battle Fader. Although this card is really weak, talking about its Atk/Def, it can be sometimes useful. That’s why I like it so much. It’s a Fiend-Type Monster, with 0 Atk/ 0 Def and its attribute is Dark.

Its effect is pretty simple. When your opponent’s Monster declare a direct attack, you can Special Summon it and end the Battle Phase inmediately. However, if this card was Special Summon with this effect, when this card is removed from the field, it’s removed from play.


This card can be used in majority of decks, but it’s really useful when it’s used in decks like:

Burns like Anti-Cure and Chain Burn (Protection)
Monarch (Tribute Fodder)
Reptilliane (Tribute Fodder for Vaskii)
SalvoDad (Tribute Fodder for Caius)

Strategies and game play:

In general, the strategy this card has is to stop direct attacks. I like this card because your opponent cannot prevent and know about this card, he is not warned. Tribute Fodder, Synchro Material, Protection, etc. An excellent card.

Combos with other cards:

-Battle Fader + 1 Monarch: Trying to stop your opponent’s assault, and counter attacking using the huge potencial Monarchs have. You can turn the table to your favor

-Battle Fader + Reptilianne Vaskii: Same as before. Tribute this card and another Monster with 0 Atk to Special Summon this card from your hand. Protection and offense with a Monster with 2600 Atk and an excellent effect. Nice combo!

-Tyrant's Temper + Battle Fader: As you know, after Battle Fader was special summoned from your hand, it is not as much neccesary to keep it in your field. Tribute it to actívate Tyrant’s Temper, and make your monsters immune to your opponent’s trap cards.

-Battle Fader + Soul Absorption: After being special summoned with its effect, when it is removed from the field, gain 500 Life Points.

-Battle Fader + Dimensional Alchemist: Automatically, return Battle Fader from your removed card zone to your hand, to prevent your oponent attacking directly again.

-Battle fader + Cyber Valley: Special Summon it when your opponent attack directly. In your next turn, normal summon Valley and remove it from play and your Battle Fader to draw 2 cards. Brilliant Draw Engine!!

Ways to counteract it:

Some cards you can use to counter it:

-Solem Warning
-Solemn Judgment
- Doomcaliber Knight
-Royal Oppression


- It cannot be negated by Torrential, but destroyed
- It can be Special Summon
- Excellent Protection
- It helps you to make a counter attack


- Just useful for direct attack
- If it is not special summon, it’s effect cannot be activated
- It is removed from play when it is removed from the field
- Useless card if it is in the field, without being special summon by its effect
- 0/0 and a Fiend-Type Monster, which Type is not support as players wish


Duel Terminal - Judgment of Omega!! (Japanese)arallel Rare

Absolute Powerforce (English):Ultra Rare

Collector's Tins (English): Super Rare

Artwork and aesthetics:

I really dislike its art, due to its appearance like an ugly bat that has a little clock, and four winds. I mean, it’s bad. However, having a clock, it makes me think that it stops time, so something has to do with its effect

Overall rating:

9. It can make powerful and fast combos, and it’s really useful for protection and control. Useless in field without being special summoned before.


Modified on June 18, 2011 11:49 am

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Avatar for kappa
Subject:    Posted: January 7, 2011 04:00 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Excelent Review, I like this Card, I vote 5 XD.
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Subject:    Posted: January 14, 2011 07:04 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

this is a great card review very informative
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Subject:    Posted: April 8, 2011 05:53 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

very nice review

also add "Trap Dustshoot" or similar was ways to counteract it, since an effect like "Trap Dustshoot" is Chained to the effect of "Battle Fader" so that "Battle Fader" cannot be Special Summoned, then the effect of "Battle Fader" which ends the Battle Phase is also not applied.
"Tyrant's Tirade", to negate effects monsters from the hand.

there are some nice combos for Synchro Summon, also helpfully for Tuner Synchro Monster "Formula Synchron".

a rate the card 7-10. it is a very usefully card, almost all decks i used.

the review is a 4-5
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