| Bolshack |
DM-01 Base Set
Due to Bolshack Dragon being one of the most well-known cards of the Duel Masters game, the Bolshack Dragon has had many cards based on it throughout the history of the game.
While being a heroic character, it's First incarnation is not used much in the metagame due to the fact that it's Quasi-Vanilla and had no abilities other than a Power Attacker ability that increased by 1000 per creature in its owner's graveyard and Double Breaker.
During DM-32 Evolution Saga it got a "NEX" variant in the form of Bolshack NEX. This version of the card allows it to search out a Lupia creature from your deck into the battle zone, as well a power attacker ability based on the number of Fire Birds in your graveyard, reflecting the synergy between Fire Bird and the Dragon races.
DM-34 Cross Generation gave a higher 9 mana cost Bolshack creature, Bolshack Cross NEX. As well as having 12000 power, it also features Speed Attacker, Double Breaker, +5000 Power Attacker and stopping players from summoning creatures that cost 4 or less.
Saint Bolshack, Spiritual Dragon was a Angel Command / Armored Dragon creature that had its cost reduced for other Angel Command and Armored Dragon creatures in your graveyard as well having Speed Attacker, Power Attacker +4000 and Double breaker.
Bolshack Ulpheus, Holy Dragon is an Angel Command / Armored Dragon / Hunter evolution creature that can be played on Commands or Dragon creatures, symbolizing the combination of its names Bolshack and Ulpheus, Dragonic Spirit. It was based on the Bolmeteus and Ulpheus card, Bolpheus Heaven, Holy Super Dragon, and allows you to cast Light or Fire civilization spells for no cost.
With the release of Psychic Creatures to the game, one of the first creatures to be featured with the Bolshack Dragon, the Temporal Blaze. While it had a cost of 7, it was a copy of the original Bolshack Dragon card. It was able to awaken and flip to a card with additional power, triple breaker, as well as an effect to destroy creatures and untap after attacking once a turn.
The Hyperspatial Bolshack Hole spell featured this psychic creature on its artwork, as well as being able to bring it out for a cost of 5.
DMR-02 Episode 1: Dark Side consisted of a Hunter variant named Bolshack Superhero with an effect that destroyed creatures with a power of 3000 or less, as well as psychic creatures with 5000 or less.
In the DMX-05 Full Foil Pack: Revival Hero - The Alien set, another Bolshack creature was released. Bolshack Gil Cross NEX is a high-costing alien version that prevents psychic creatures from entering the battle zone.
Überdragon King Bolshack is an evolution creature version of Bolshack Dragon that is capable of using a Gravity Zero ability that activates if the player has a creature with Bolshack in its name, enabling the Bolshack archetype to use a high speed offense tactic like Invasion. Überdragon Zaschack also seems to be an evolution of Bolshack, but it's an extremely weak card so it is left into the dust.
Bolshack Dragon was used as the "trump card" of Shobu Kirifuda in the Duel Masters Anime, passed down to him by his father Shori Kirifuda. Throughout the series, Shobu continued to add various other Bolshack cards to his decks.
In the Duel Masters Versus Revolution series, Shobu has a Revolutionary variant of Bolshack Dragon, Bolshack Dogiragon as a key card to fight the Invader race. He found the card during his travels to learn more about the legendary dragons and gave it to his younger brother Katta Kirifuda as a good luck charm and a measure to protect him in the upcoming battle of the Revolutionary and Invader. Shobu himself also have a stronger evolutionary variant of Bolshack Dragon, Überdragon King Bolshack in which he perfectly executed in summoning it in a short number of turns.
During the run of the game, no card referred to the Bolshack series of cards until Gaial Bolshack, Raging Dragon, approximately 10 years after the initial release of the original Bolshack Dragon.
|Evolution Creature:||Evolves From:|
|Gaial Bolshack, Raging Dragon||Put on one of your creatures that has Bolshack in its name.|
|■ When you put this creature into the battle zone, reveal cards from the top of your deck until you reveal a non-evolution Bolshack creature. Put that creature into the battle zone, and put the rest into your graveyard.|
List of Bolshack cards
Admiral ● Aini ● Aku and Zen ● Awakened
Ballom ● Bolberg ● Bolmeteus ● Bolshack
Double Cross ● Dokindam ● Emperor of the Gods ● Gaial
Guerrilla Division ● Heaven's ● Ken ● Lord of Spirits
Lupia ● Musha ● NEX ● Paras ● Parlock ● Prin
Reaper ● Romanov ● Ryusei ● Spark ● Sword Flash
Victory ● White Knight ● Yamato ● Zeta
Other Command races