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The text of Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon reads:

Must be either Fusion Summoned, or Special Summoned by sending the above monsters you control to the Graveyard (in which case you do not use "Polymerization") and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways.

In both of these cases would the Twin Burst Dragon be starting off in the Extra Deck? If so, if I can Special Summon it just by having the two Blue-Eyes White Dragons and without Polymerization, why would I used Polymerization for it? Why waste the spell?

  • You are aware that you can also use Blue Eyes Alternative White Dragon right? Part of it's special ability is that it's name becomes Blue Eyes White Dragon while it's face-up on the field. So if you use it's effect to reveal a Blue eyes and the special Blue eyes, you could instantly get it on the field. Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon is really not that hard to get on the field. – The rational duelist Jan 24 '18 at 17:59
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Polymerization allows you to use cards in your hand as material, the special summon ability of Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon specifies sending monsters you control to the graveyard, you only control a monster if it is on your field. With Polymerization you don't need to get the Blue Eyes White Dragons onto the field first.

Polymerization becomes a shortcut to speed up the summon, potentially allowing this summon first turn, preventing the need to spend the turns getting tributes for the blue eyes on the field, or use other cards to special them out and then special summon Twin Burst using it's special summon effect.

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    I wish I could accept two answers, you and DarkCygnus are both doing a great job on all these questions. I'm practically flipping a coin on whose I mark as 'accepted'. – temporary_user_name Jan 23 '18 at 16:14
  • @Aerovistae don't flip coins for that haha. Decide based on what answer works better for you, what has better/more detailed info, etc. – DarkCygnus Jan 23 '18 at 16:18
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I should warn you that, perhaps, you may be playing your Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon incorrectly (as per your "just by having...").

Let's break down the effect of that card:

Must be either Fusion Summoned,

This means that one option to Fusion summon it by using Polymerization, as you correctly pointed out, or...

or Special Summoned by sending the above monsters you control to the Graveyard (in which case you do not use "Polymerization")

instead Special Summon it by sending both Blue Eyes White Dragons to the GY. Do note that you control things that are on your part of the field. Things on hand are not under your control; they are under your possession, though, and you also surely are the owner of that card. These are other two important in-game terms to remember.

and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways.

Meaning no Call of the Haunted, or back from Banish, nor anything similar. If it's dead, its dead (time for Dragon Mirror maybe?).


Under these considerations we can see that if you want to use the Special Summon you must have two Blue-Eyes White Dragon on the field (or at least two cards with that name ;) if you copycat one). This is more restricted as being able to do this from the hand (quite OP to do don't you think?).

Or you can well Fusion summon to be able to use them as materials from your hand or the field (more accessible, but requires Polymerization or similar)

As we can see, either Polymerization or having two Blue Eyes on the field is a "reasonable" requirement to summon such powerful card. Thus, both summon ways balance each other (so it does not become broken).

  • I was actually playing it correctly, I just kind of forgot that you can also polymerize fusion materials from your hand. Beginner mistake. Should have known this. – temporary_user_name Jan 23 '18 at 16:12
  • @Aerovistae good to hear that, sorry if I assumed. And yes, you can Poly with material from your hand, which gives you advantage as you won't have to summon 2 blue-eyes – DarkCygnus Jan 23 '18 at 16:13
  • (I decided to mark Andrew's answer as accepted this time just because it's a quicker read so it might be a faster solution for future readers....both your answers are great.) – temporary_user_name Jan 23 '18 at 16:19
  • @Aerovistae it's Ok. Next time I'll try to be more brief, however I do like to give detailed answers as I find them more valuable. – DarkCygnus Jan 23 '18 at 16:20
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    You don't need to be more brief, really! Your answers are great. – temporary_user_name Jan 23 '18 at 16:33

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