Aleister the Invoker

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Invoked: Five Years of Normal Summons

By Lepprince (2022-05-05)

February 23, 2017 saw the release of Fusion Enforcers. The set brought with it a ton of Predaplant and Fluffal support, but vastly overshadowing these two was Invoked. This simple but versatile engine quickly found itself in top cut breakdowns. How did it happen? And why are people still playing it five years later?

Engine Spotlight: Adventurer Token

By TheLastPharaoh (2022-02-09)

The Grand Creators has dropped, and with it the brave token engine is finally legal in the TCG. Almost everyone will want to get their hands on this engine due to how powerful it is and how easy it is for so many decks to include it. But what makes this engine so special—and so expensive?

The History of Fairy Decks

By RyanA (2022-01-25)

When you think about iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! types, most people's minds will wander in the direction of spellcasting mages, fierce dragons, or sinister fiends. However, our game has more to offer than that. Today, we look at some of the more iconic fairy cards and decks we've seen throughout the years.

Does Yu-Gi-Oh! Need a Set Rotation?

By Lepprince (2021-10-14)

Most successful trading card games feature some form of set rotation. After a certain period, the cards legal in their main formats rotate out to make way for new ones. This can help avoid busted combos or unfair interactions. However, Yu-Gi-Oh! has survived all this time without such a system. Time for a change?

Topping the Remote Duel YCS with Tri-Brigade

By RyanA (2021-07-21)

Over the past few months, Remote Duels have increased in popularity. It was only a matter of time until they were followed up by something bigger: an actual two-day YCS held through Remote Duels, right after the new Forbidden & Limited List dropped. Here's the story of a 10-2 run with Tri-Brigade!

Graveyard Reliance and Its Counters

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-06-28)

The current format features decent diversity—seven different decks showed up in the Top 16 of the Luxury Championship Series. However, it appears that most strategies coincidentally rely on the graveyard, in one way or another, some more than others. You should build your side deck accordingly, and you can!

Card Spotlight: Contact "C"

By RobinS (2021-05-27)

In this article, we will take a closer look at Contact "C"—a card that has found its way into several side decks in the past few weeks. Side deck cards, basically by definition, are meant to be good only against specific decks. Let's analyze against which decks it works best and which decks don't really care one itty bitty bit about the earthen insect.

New Archtype Analysis: Ogdoadics

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-05-13)

Reptiles have finally risen! For a long time, people have been expecting some new reptile archetype to finally break open the type and make cards that have been sitting around gathering dust viable. Ogdoadics are now here to show us what a reptile deck thirteen years in the making can do!

Rituals in 2021: Winning the Extravaganza with Drytrons

By Tatsym (2021-05-06)

Does Drytron have what it takes to win? Can the deck rise to the top in a format filled with Dragons? How do you update the strategy to compete in the current metagame? There's no better way to answer these questions than to jump into a tournament with the deck and just keep winning.

Five Timeless Strategies

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-04-27)

Some decks are just timeless. Beloved and treasured by many, they can be picked up at any time during a given format and will do well in the hands of experienced duelists, almost like a trusted old friend. Today we're highlighting some of these decks that can still compete even years after being introduced.

Innovation Corner: Invoked Dino

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-04-08)

Welcome to Innovation Corner! In this series, we are going to explore interesting decks or combos that are fairly obscure or don't see mainstream play. The goal here is to give food for thought and break the mold. First, can the Invoked and Dinosaur themes work together in the same deck?

Rulings to Know: Magical Meltdown

By RobinS (2021-04-01)

In this article of the Rulings to Know series we will take a closer look at Shaddoll Invoked. It seems Shaddolls are returning to the metagame once more and, as before, they are supported by Invoked's Magical Meltdown, a card that has been causing confusion ever since its release.

Event Review: Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers February

By RyanA (2021-03-11)

The events for UK/Ireland and for Germany plus northern Europe both had a pretty decent turnout: 45 and 43 players respectively used their invite to participate. The result was a pretty varied playing field. But which decks rose to the top? Which new cards made an impact? Let's have a look!

The Best Hand Traps of the Current Format

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-25)

Hand traps have played an important role in the game since they entered it, or at least since D.D. Crow. And in every format, some hand traps end up being better than others. This article will examine the most relevant exemplars from the current format. Let us see what it is that makes them good!

Maximum Gold: Maximum Reprints

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-11-19)

Another gold set with much more appealing gold rare cards has hit the market and has become an instant success overnight. At the time of writing this article, the twenty best-selling cards on Cardmarket are all cards from Maximum Gold. It is a very special set that has something for everyone!

The Return of the Pranksters

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-11-10)

Sometimes, it doesn't take much to turn a deck from bad to good, or from has-been to relevant again. Phantom Rage offers players a way to rekindle their interest in Prank-Kids with the release of just one card. But this card is all that the deck needs to jump back into the competitive scene.

Some Staples This Format

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-10-20)

The new format is slowly taking shape. We now have a good idea of what the top decks in the metagame are and what cards people play in them to gain an edge over their competition. Let's browse a selection of some generic cards that will be important for the foreseeable future.

A New Format in the Golden Land

By Tatsym (2020-09-17)

A banlist despite no events? Well it had to happen sometime. With the best deck finally gone, the landscape will soon be populated with new decks and lists — and probably some old decks as well. In a world without Adamancipator, what will the other deck from Secret slayers do? Eldlich deserves another look!

Dogmatika – The New Meta Contender

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-08-18)

Dogmatika is one of the most anticipated archetypes of 2020. They are projected to be one of the top decks of the format. But they better function in mix with other archetypes. Let's find out what the cards do and what is the variant you are most likely to encounter in this format!

The Legacy of Aleister and the Invoked

By Tatsym (2020-07-08)

It's the 24th of February in 2017. You just bought a booster box of the new set Fusion Enforcers, hoping to get that new Invoked Archetype. You open up your first couple of booster packs and there is Aleister the Invoker. You have no idea how much this card will impact the metagame going forward.

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