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YCS 1st Place: Thomas Rose’s Burning Abyss Phantom Knights

YCS 1st Place: Thomas Rose’s Burning Abyss Phantom Knights

ABC-Dragon Buster debuted at YCS Liverpool, and surprisingly it didn’t win the Championship. The ABC strategy was expected to become the be-all end-all, but it fell short as players focused on finding tech to beat it. Thomas Rose piloted a Burning Abyss variant specifically targeted to beat the Union Machine […]

by × November 11, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: New Metalfoes

Looking Ahead: New Metalfoes

Metalfoes have had quite a dominating performance thus far. Taking down a UDS Invitational and two YCS tournaments since their release, the strategy has a lot of inherent traits that synergize with Pendulums. Destroying your own cards to search more cards is solid, but as we saw with Performapal Pendulum […]

by × November 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: Toadally Awesome

Looking Ahead: Toadally Awesome

I genuinely loved to play Frogs; it has to rank in my top five favorite decks of all time. Obviously Frog FTK being broken had a bit to do with that, but the diversity of play coupled with the fact that I was dueling with ridiculous looking Frog cards was […]

by × October 28, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: Pot of Avidity

Looking Ahead: Pot of Avidity

When Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries was first revealed, I thought Yu-Gi-Oh! would change forever. So many strategies rely on specific Extra Deck cards to function, and usually the most powerful competitive decks do that the most. It makes sense that the best decks are the ones trying to do […]

by × October 19, 2016 × 0 comments

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Double Regional Top 8 Profile: Brethren Majespecters

Double Regional Top 8 Profile: Brethren Majespecters

Ties of the Brethren arrived last week in Legendary Decks II, and it didn’t just debut as the number-one bestselling card in the set – it also had an immediate tournament impact. While you can play Brethren in a wide variety of decks, both mainstream and niche, it was an […]

by × October 14, 2016 × 0 comments

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Analyzing Options: Beating ABC-Dragon Buster

Analyzing Options: Beating ABC-Dragon Buster

Well, Kaiba’s done it again. The new ABC theme is real, and it meets every expectation I had and more. The deck’s goals are very simple, but its sheer power level is way beyond those of the current top strategies. It’s definitely going to be the best deck once the […]

by × October 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: Dimensional Boundary

Looking Ahead: Dimensional Boundary

Generic cards that can be used in any strategy are always worth looking at. Recent sets have been more focused towards themes with the most powerful cards typically belonging to specific archetypes, but sometimes we get cards that every deck can use to really up their game. Look at Pot […]

by × October 5, 2016 × 0 comments

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Regional Top 8 Double Profile: Dark Synchro and Evil Empowering Pendulums

Regional Top 8 Double Profile: Dark Synchro and Evil Empowering Pendulums

While we’re only heading into the third weekend of Regional Qualifiers so far this format, we’ve seen some really cool decks and some equally impressive innovations to previous strategies. While Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Burning Phantom Knight variants are just as popular as many expected, the changes to the format […]

by × September 30, 2016 × 0 comments

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Regional (Almost) Top 8: Jarrid Centamore’s 10th Place D/D/D

Regional (Almost) Top 8: Jarrid Centamore’s 10th Place D/D/D

The hype for Different Dimension Demons has slowly grown as we get closer to the release of Structure Deck: Pendulum Domination on January 20th, but we still have quite the wait until it arrives. The Structure Deck should give D/D/D the final pieces it needs to really perform at its […]

by × September 27, 2016 × 0 comments

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Exploring The Format: Yang Zing Metalfoes

Exploring The Format: Yang Zing Metalfoes

I really like Metalfoes and I definitely think it’s the best deck right now. It can accomplish so much with so little, and the Pendulum mechanic pushes it way over the top. Combo-based Pendulum strategies are leagues above everything else because you can combo off and make a huge field […]

by × September 23, 2016 × 0 comments