Burst Stream of Destruction
If you control a face-up “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls. “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” cannot attack the turn you activate this card.
Can Be Found In: Dark Revelation Volume 2 (DR2-EN150), Structure Deck: Dragons Collide (SDDC-EN025), Ancient Sanctuary (AST-038), Duel Terminal - Preview (DTP1-EN013), Duel Terminal 1 (TCG) (DT01-EN039)
Cards which only works with very specific monsters are quite common. Not mentioning archetypes which gathers a bunch of monsters sharing a common gameplan, but monsters on their own which obtained their very own cards to play arround. Both monster and personal card can only be played with said creature on the field (most of the time), and so in certain cases it can be difficult to succesfully play both at the right moment.
“Blue-Eyes White Dragon” is no exception, and his own attack takes form of “Burst Stream of Destruction”. The spell card allow us to destroy the entire row of opponent’s monsters on the field, in change of not allowing “Blue-Eyes” attack. Keep on mind that the card refers to the monster overall, not a single copy, meaning that if we are controlling several copies of the dragon or we’re about to summon a new one, they are also forbidden to attack during the turn. However, the rest of our monsters can still attack, giving them a clean hit for probably end the game.
The chances to activate “Burst Stream of Destruction” are as big as the number of options we can pull out “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”, with the addition of “Phantom of Chaos” and “Elemental HERO Prisma” which can borrow his name temporally for activate the spell card. The summon capabilities of “Blue-Eyes” goes from basic cards in Dragon builds like “Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon” or “Kodomo Dragon”, to normal monster tools such as “Birthright”, “Vanguard of the Dragon”, “Ancient Rules”, and “Swing of Memories” among much others. “Blue-Eyes” itself has his own cards for be summoned easily, like “Paladin of White Dragon” and “Azure-Eyed Maiden” summoning him from the deck, “Kaibaman” from the hand, to his own synchro form reviving him at the start of our turn, “Azure-Eyed Silver Dragon”.
Due “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” cannot attack the turn “Burst Stream” is activated, we can add several strategies before and after the spell is used. Hieratics can use their power to special summon a weakened “Blue-Eyes” when they are tributed, and due he won’t attack for having 0 ATK we can activate “Burst Stream of Destruction” without any drawback. Xyz and Synchro summoning becomes a powerful follow up after the spell, using the “Blue-Eyes” on the field to Synchro summon a monster like “Azure-Eyed Silver Dragon”, to Xyz summon a Rank 8 creature. Like “Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis” wiping out the remaining cards on the opponent’s field, or “Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon” turning in a double attacker if the opponent dares to activate a card.
Due the several resources “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” has obtained over the years, the addition of other monster types on the Extra Deck, and depending how effective our beatdown plan is, the flaw of “Burst Stream of Destruction” is completely ignored, turning in basically a “Raigeki”. “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” can be obtained very quick from anywhere on the duel thanks to the combination of his own support along whatever can be add from Dragon and Normal monster tactics. And even if we have several copies on the field, Xyz summoning them into a Rank 8 will fix the flaw of the spell along obtaining a poweful creature ready to direct attack.
Personal Rating: A