• If you're running a Plant-Type Deck, a simple way to Synchro Summon this monster would be to Summon "Twilight Rose Knight" and use its effect to Summon any Level 4 Plant-Type monster from your hand. This will also provide you with a Plant-Type monster in your Graveyard to banish for its effect.
    • As a bonus, when this card is sent to the Graveyard, play "Miracle Synchro Fusion" to banish it and "Twilight Rose Knight" to Summon "Dragon Knight Draco-Equiste".
    • You may also play another "Twilight Rose Knight" (or revive the one you already used) to summon "Dragocytos Corrupted Nethersoul Dragon".
  • In a Zombie Deck, Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon" then use its effect to clear the field then activate the Field Spell Card "Zombie World". After that play "Book of Life" to have a 2400 ATK Beatstick.
    • Another strategy in a Zombie Deck is to have "Zombie World" and "Archfiend Zombie-Skull" on the field, and then Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon". "Black Rose" will be treated as a Zombie and be protected by "Zombie-Skull". Your opponent's entire field will be destroyed, allowing for direct attacks from whatever monsters you have.
  • Once this card is in play, you can activate "Stumbling" to force every monster your opponent Summons into Defense Position, to then be shifted back to Attack Position and destroyed by this card.
  • You can activate "Earthquake" before Synchro Summoning this card, so it can gain its effect to inflict battle damage with its second effect.
  • In a "Dark World" Deck, Synchro Summon this card, then use its first effect, then play "Card Destruction" or "Dark World Dealings" to Special Summon strong "Dark World" monsters to the field while your opponent has a clear field.
  • You can use "Black Garden" after Summoning this card. Any new monsters your opponent Summons will be weakened, making up for this card's somewhat low ATK (for a high-Level monster). You'll also be able to use the "Rose Tokens" as Tribute fodder for the various Plant-Type support cards.
  • Before you Synchro Summon this monster, activate "Plant Food Chain" and equip to one of your Plant-Type monsters so when you Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon" you can clear the field and have a direct attack.
  • When you successfully Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon" and choose to activate its field clearing effect, chain "Interdimensional Matter Transporter" to it so you can have "Black Rose" come back at the end of the turn, thus saving it from being destroyed by its own effect.
  • Use "Urgent Tuning" to Synchro Summon this card on your opponent's turn, activating its effect when it gets successfully Summoned to keep the field clear for your turn (unless they put into play Spells/Traps and monsters during their Main Phase 2).
  • An easy way to Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon" in a Plant-Type Deck is to use the effect of "Gigaplant" to Special Summon a "Lonefire Blossom" and use the effect of "Lonefire" to Special Summon a "Copy Plant".
  • This card works well with "Gorz the Emissary of Darkness". After it destroys all cards on the field, if your opponent takes the opportunity to attack you, "Gorz" will activate the moment you take damage.
  • "Horseytail" and "Seed of Flame" are useful for getting Defense Position monsters on your opponent's side of the field.
  • "Revival Gift" is helpful in a "Black Rose" Deck since the "Gift Fiend Tokens" will be destroyed by either of the effects of "Black Rose" anyway.
  • If you have a face-down "Wall of Ivy" you can Flip Summon it and Synchro Summon "Black Rose Dragon" and activate its effect on the "Ivy Token" created from "Wall of Ivy" to deal 2700 damage when you destroy the "Ivy Token".
  • Set a face-down "Mystic Tomato", then when your opponent destroys it by battle Special Summon "Twilight Rose Knight". During your next turn use "Rose Knight" with a Level 4 in your hand, so you can either blow the field up or banish "Mystic Tomato" for the effect of "Black Rose Dragon".
  • In a Dragon-Type Deck, this card can be used to make a clear path to Fusion Summon "Five-Headed Dragon" or just to swarm the field with Dragon-Type monsters.
    • Another way to use this card in a Dragon-Type Deck is to Synchro Summon it and activate its first effect while you have a "Dragunity Arms Laevatein" equipped with a "Light and Darkness Dragon" on the field. The third effect of "Light and Darkness Dragon" will activate in the Graveyard after being destroyed by "Black Rose" allowing you to Special Summon "Laevatein" back to the field and use its effect to equip "Light and Darkness Dragon" to itself. This way you can clear your opponent's field while keeping a powerful monster of your own on the field.
      • Alternatively, if you also have a "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" on the field or in the Graveyard when you use the effect of "Black Rose", you could Special Summon that card instead with the effect of "Light and Darkness Dragon" and use "Red-Eyes" to Special Summon "Laevatein". This way you have two powerful monsters on the field in the aftermath of the effect of "Black Rose".
  • If you want a weak Tribute for its effect and some side damage to your opponent, use the effect of "Give and Take" to give your opponent a "Samsara Lotus" and either attack it instantly or wait a few turns for your opponent to take 1000 damage each standby phase. Either way "Samsara Lotus" will get sent to the Graveyard and after that you can tribute it to activate the effect of "Black Rose Dragon".
  • Combine this card with "The Dark Creator". Synchro Summon for "Black Rose Dragon" and nuke the field, then if you've met the conditions, Special Summon "The Dark Creator". If you Special Summon a powerful DARK monster with "The Dark Creator" such as "Gorz the Emissary of Darkness", "Red Dragon Archfiend" or "Thought Ruler Archfiend" you could easily deal 5000 points of damage to your opponent's Life Points in one turn. Be absolutely certain that they don't have "Gorz" in their hand when doing this, because that would be devastating to the combo.
  • You can combo this card with any "/Assault Mode" monsters. When you Synchro Summon this card, use its destruction effect, clear the field, and then you can Special Summon the non-"/Assault Mode" monster and attack your opponent's Life Points directly.
  • An easy way to Synchro Summon this card is with "Debris Dragon" and use its effect to Special Summon a Level 3 monster in your Graveyard with less the 500 ATK, such as "Dandylion" or "Marshmallon".
  • This card also helps "Yubel" out.
  • You can use "Different Dimension Gate" to ensure monster presence after using this card's first effect. You can remove Token Monsters from your opponent's side of the field to keep them from getting any benefit from the "D.D. Gate", or choose a weak monster if you suspect they have "Gorz the Emissary of Darkness" in their hand.
  • Use "The Shallow Grave" to bring a "Sand Moth" from your Graveyard, then Summon this monster to nuke the field, then bring back the 2000 ATK "Sand Moth" for a direct attack.
  • Combine this card with "Book of Moon" or "Swords of Concealing Light" to dealt damage and destroy your opponent's high ATK monster(s) as most of them don't have Flip Effect as long as you keep your Graveyard pack of Plant-Type monster.
    • When you use "Swords of Concealing Light", combine with "Sasuke Samurai" or other Flip-monster-destroyer to destroy any new face-down monster, create an one-side-attack situation.
      • Furthermore, keep this combo going with "Solomon's Lawbook".
      • However, you have to make sure both your "Dragon" and "Swords of Concealing Light" won't be remove from the field or permanently negated by your opponent's card effect because that would devastated the combo.
  • This card works great in a "Reptilianne" Deck because its secondary effect makes the effects of "Repliliannes" more easy to use.

Game-Exclusive Tips

  • This card can be very dangerous when combined with "Declaration of Rebirth". As you will be able to remove any monster in your Graveyard from play, due to them being all Plant-Type, thus using the second effect of "Black Rose Dragon" repeatedly.


  • When this card is first Synchro Summoned, and your opponent decides to activate its destruction effect. If face-down, play "Skill Drain" (because it was chained, its effect goes through first, and the effect of "Black Rose Dragon" is cancelled out).
  • To prevent this monster from using It's second effect (reducing your monsters to 0, and switching them to attack mode), try to remove their Plant-Type monsters from the Graveyard, or use "Imperial Iron Wall".

Traditional Format

  • You can use "Dimension Fusion" to Special Summon powerful Plant-Type monsters which have been removed by this card.
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