Signer Dragon

The Signer Dragons
The Signer Dragons


Signer Dragons

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Appears in (anime)
Appears in (manga)

The Signer Dragons are a series of Dragon-Type Synchro Monsters, introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. These legendary dragons play a part in the legend of the Crimson Dragon, as well as being connected to the Signers themselves. That connection being that these legendary beasts, who are actually servants to the Crimson Dragon, were the ones who sealed an evil within the Nazca Lines.

That same evil, which is now known as the "Earthbound Immortals", reappeared once again in the world as Duel Monsters cards used by the Dark Signers.

All Signer Dragons (excluding the ones featured in the manga) have been featured in the anime and have been released in the OCG/TCG. They are: "Stardust Dragon", "Red Dragon Archfiend", "Black Rose Dragon", "Ancient Fairy Dragon", "Black-Winged Dragon" and "Life Stream Dragon".

The manga features a different set of Signer Dragons. So far, the only one that has been revealed is "Burning Demon Dragon Red Archfiend".

In the anime, Professor Fudo gave the "Stardust Dragon", "Red Dragon Archfiend", and "Black Rose Dragon" Duel Monsters cards to Rex Goodwin. These three cards, along with the missing "Ancient Fairy Dragon" card, were originally designed so that their corresponding Signer could activate the safety switches for the Ener-D system.


Dragon Signer Level Attribute ATK DEF
Stardust Dragon Yusei Fudo 8 WIND 2500 2000
Red Dragon Archfiend Jack Atlas 8 DARK 3000 2000
Black Rose Dragon Akiza Izinski 7 FIRE 2400 1800
Ancient Fairy Dragon Luna 7 LIGHT 2100 3000
Black-Winged Dragon Crow Hogan 8 DARK 2800 1600
Life Stream Dragon Leo 8 EARTH 2900 2400


Reflecting the rivalry between the two main characters Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas, "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" are the only "Signer Dragons" to have different upgraded versions. It is worth noting, however, that "Life Stream Dragon" has its downgraded, armored version, "Power Tool Dragon", which is a required Synchro Material Monster for its Summon.

/Assault Mode

"Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" have their own /Assault Modes: "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode" and "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode" having 500 more ATK, 2 more levels and an "upgraded" effect of the original monsters. Both of these monsters were Summoned by Yusei and Jack in a special episode.

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The Majestic Dragons are upgraded forms of "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend", summoned by Tuning "Majestic Dragon" with one of the Dragons and 1 Level 1 non-Tuner monster. They tend to have multiple powerful effects, currently being some of the strongest of all Synchro Monsters, but are balanced out by returning themselves to the Extra Deck during the End Phase while reviving their previous form from the Graveyard.

There are 2 "Majestic" forms; "Majestic Star Dragon" and "Majestic Red Dragon", which were used in the anime by Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas, respectively.

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"Stardust Dragon" is the only Signer Dragon with a "Malefic" form; "Malefic Stardust Dragon". This card was used in The Tenth Anniversary Movie by Paradox. It has released in both the TCG and the OCG. It is highly unlikely that "Red Dragon Archfiend" will receive a "Malefic" form due to Stardust being the only monster card stolen from the 5D's timeframe.


Cosmic Synchro Monsters

The Cosmic Synchro Monsters are upgraded forms of "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend". They are not Synchro Summoned in the usual method. The Opening BELIEVE IN NEXUS originally confirmed the existence what was later revealed to be the Accel Synchro counterpart/evolution of "Stardust Dragon." Thus far, Stardust's counterpart ("Shooting Star Dragon") is the only confirmed Accel Synchro evolution of a Signer Dragon. However, Jack's new ace monster "Red Nova Dragon" ("Red Dragon Archfiend's" counterpart/evolution), is not an Accel Synchro, but uses a method called "Double Tuning" to achieve evolution and is in the same power range as Shooting Star. Both monsters were released in Starstrike Blast. Their ATK seems to be their original counterparts' Majestics forms' ATK - 500 (Majestic Star Dragon's ATK: 3800 - 500 = 3300 (Shooting Star Dragon's ATK)) (Majestic Red Dragon's ATK: 4000 - 500 = 3500 (Red Nova Dragon's ATK)). Also their DEF is equal to the ATK of their original forms.

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Downgraded forms

"Life Stream Dragon" is the only Signer Dragon to have a downgraded form, "Power Tool Dragon", which looks like a mechanized form of itself. "Power Tool Dragon" searches for Equip Spell Cards and cannot be destroyed when it is equipped with one. This sets up for "Life Stream Dragon" who uses Equip Spells in the Graveyard for protection.


Manga versions

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga, alternate forms of Red Dragon Archfiend and Ancient Fairy Dragon, as well as Life Stream Dragon's counterpart Power Tool Dragon, named Burning Demon Dragon Red Archfiend, Fairy Dragon Ancient, and Machine Dragon Power Tool, respectively, have been shown to exist. It is unknown if these cards are the same as their anime versions except for their names, or if there's a functional difference. A copy of Burning Demon Dragon Red Archfiend is currently in the possession of Kallin Kessler, while Leo and Luna hold their respective Dragon from the anime, though Leo is the only one shown to Duel out of the pair, with Luna riding along in his Duel Runner.

Playing Style

There are various kinds of playing styles for each dragon, especially "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend". All of the dragons (except "Life Stream Dragon") have no specific Summoning Conditions and are easily Synchro Summoned onto the Playing Field. Thus they can be used in almost any Extra Deck.

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