• Due to the ruling change, the following Xyz plays become more lucrative:
    • "Totem Dragon" + "Delta Flyer" = Rank 3 Xyz Monster
    • "Totem Dragon" + "Bright Star Dragon" = Rank 4 Xyz Monster
      • It is advised that you only Xyz Summon Dragon-type Xyz Monsters with this card, since any other type could hinder this card's effect (assuming you have two or more copies of this card). The only Xyz Monsters currently available to fulfill the above requirements is "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" and "Queen Dragun Djinn".
      • Because Xyz Materials are not treated as "on the field", if detached as Xyz Material, it would simply sent to the Graveyard instead of being banished, allowing for another Xyz Summon during the following turn.
  • This card is recommended to be used in a "Blue-Eyes" Deck, a "Red-Eyes" Deck, or any Dragon-Type Deck that uses high Level Dragons like "Light and Darkness Dragon".
    • Hieratic decks can also utilized this card well, also to prevent dead draws due to large number of high-level monsters associated with the archetype.
  • This is a good card to have in your Graveyard late game. That way, if you draw a high Level monster and you have no monsters to Tribute for it, "Totem Dragon" can keep it from turning into a dead draw.
  • You can banish this card to Special Summon "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon", then Special Summon any Dragon necessary. This can save your Normal Summon so that you can use "Red-Eyes Wyvern" during your End Phase to Special Summon another "Red-Eyes" monster from your Graveyard (if any).
  • This card works well with "Imperial Iron Wall" active. When it leaves the field, it'll just go back to the Graveyard since it cannot be banished, enabling it to be reused over and over during your future Standby Phases.
  • This card can speed up the summon of "Yamata Dragon" and/or "Light and Darkness Dragon".
    • Summon "Light and Darkness Dragon" if you're going into full-force direct attack (if possible, have a "Koa'ki Meiru Drago" also). This can ensure that your opponent cannot, or at least waste more resources to block your attacks.
  • When this card banishes itself after using its own effects, you can use "D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation" to bring it back to the field next turn, use it to Tribute Summon another Dragon, and put "Totem Dragon" back into the Graveyard for later use.
  • This card makes "Overwhelm" easier to use since it won't be hard to Tribute Summon a Level 7 or higher Dragon monster. "Light and Darkness Dragon" is preferred choice, since "Light and Darkness Dragon" cannot negate Counter Traps, which is complimented by "Overwhelm".

Traditional Format

  • You can send this card and "The White Stone of Legend" with "Future Fusion" to Fusion Summon "Five-Headed Dragon" in 2 turns. This will put a copy of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in your hand from your Deck. Then, you can Special Summon a copy of this card from your Graveyard and Tribute it for "Blue-Eyes". By sending 2 copies of this card and 3 copies of "White Stone" with "Future Fusion", you will thin 8 cards out of your Deck and have a 3000-ATK monster on your side of the field all from 1 card.
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