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Regional Top 8: Tre Braaten’s Shiranuis

Regional Top 8: Tre Braaten’s Shiranuis

When I first started playing Yu-Gi-Oh! I loved Zombies. You always had to worry about the strategy because they could accomplish a lot with a flurry of moves in a single turn, and that was rare back in the early days of the game. They had a ton of unfair […]

by × September 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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Exploring the Format: Metalfoes

Exploring the Format: Metalfoes

Metalfoes are one of the best strategies in the OCG, right up there with ABC-Dragon Buster and D/D’s. We got our first taste of Metalfoes in The Dark Illusion, but even more will arrive when Invasion: Vengeance drops in November. By the time that set hits, I fully expect Metalfoes […]

by × September 2, 2016 × 5 comments

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Analyzing the F&L List: August 2016

Analyzing the F&L List: August 2016

Well it hasn’t been that long since the last F&L change, about four months, it definitely felt like a while. Burning Abyss and Monarchs were reigning supreme, and while we did see Pendulums and Kozmos still fight the good fight, it didn’t seem close that the former strategies were simply […]

by × August 26, 2016 × 3 comments

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Exploring the Format: Blue-Eyes

Exploring the Format: Blue-Eyes

Dragons! No monster type excites me like Dragons do, especially when we’re talking about Blue-Eyes. The last time Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategies were relevant was as a draw engine in Dragon Rulers, but that was notwhere near a real Blue-Eyes deck. Thanks to Shining Victories, the Rise of the True […]

by × August 19, 2016 × 2 comments

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Analyzing Options: Typhoons, Twisters, and Cyclones

Analyzing Options: Typhoons, Twisters, and Cyclones

Spell and trap removal’s always varied in popularity depending on the environment. Mystical Space Typhoon was an absolute staple at three in some formats, while in others you didn’t want to main it at all, because it could be a dead card so frequently. While MST used to be the […]

by × August 10, 2016 × 1 comment

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Analyzing Options: Pot of Desires

Analyzing Options: Pot of Desires

The Dark Illusion is packed full of awesome cards, but Pot of Desires definitely stands above the rest. Anytime such a powerful generic card is released, we need to evaluate the pros and cons because it could easily become a format-wide staple. But Pot of Desires has an effect we’ve […]

by × August 3, 2016 × 8 comments

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EU WCQ Top 16: Alpay Engin’s Fire King Kozmos

EU WCQ Top 16: Alpay Engin’s Fire King Kozmos

Kozmos were all the hype after their debut at YCS San Jose last year, and when Fire King Island released everyone was looking to the strategy as the next dominant combo deck. But Fire King Kozmos fell flat, and ultimately Card of Demise seemed like the best way to build […]

by × July 27, 2016 × 1 comment

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Gold Gadget And Silver Gadget

Gold Gadget And Silver Gadget

Gadgets have been around for a while, and they’ve long been a fan favorite for reasons of consistency. Gadgets give you an easy way to amass lots of cards quickly, but at the same time they’ve always been balanced by one thing: speed. In the earlier days of Yu-Gi-Oh, when […]

by × July 20, 2016 × 2 comments

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Analyzing the Format: NAWCQ 2016

Analyzing the Format: NAWCQ 2016

With the 2016 NAWCQ in the books there’s a ton to talk about. Burning Phantom Knights (BPK) dominated the event, taking up 33% of the Top Cut. Everyone had questioned what the best deck was at every point of this format, and even after BPK won both YCS Providence and […]

by × July 13, 2016 × 0 comments

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YCS Top 32: Cordero Spencer’s Majespecters

YCS Top 32: Cordero Spencer’s Majespecters

As Pendulum themes go, Majespecters are very unique. The deck tries to grind in a very simple way by grabbing more cards when it summons monsters, then disrupting the opponent with them. Rather than trying to abuse Special Summon combos, they just keep Pendulum Summoning to gather a bunch of […]

by × July 6, 2016 × 0 comments