Eldlich the Golden Lord

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Rulings to Know: Forbidden Droplet

By RobinS (2021-09-09)

Even over a year after its initial release, Forbidden Droplet still causes a lot of confusion among players. This articles investigates several important interactions with Forbidden Droplet of which a competitive player should be aware. They might make the difference between winning and losing a duel!

Errata Case Study: Necrovalley

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-08-11)

Necrovalley is one of the most famous field cards in the game, but what does it actually do? There is a good chance you're not quite sure, and no one can blame you. Let's take a walk through the valley of the shadow of death and explore the different errata the poor card had to endure!

Salamangreat in 2021

By RobinS (2021-07-22)

With the unbanning of Miragestallio, Salamangreat has seen a huge spike in popularity. Many players are returning to the deck, and a lot of players new to it are trying it out for the first time. Let's check in on data from the YCS, a possible decklist, and everything you need to know about Salamangreat in 2021!

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!

Generic Cards to Pick Up from Lightning Overdrive

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-06-10)

Lightning Overdrive is the newest main set. It adds some interesting generic and semi-generic cards that are definitely worth a glance or two. Some may prove important to the format at large, or relevant to niche stratgies, and some may even fly under the radar. Let's explore the candidates!

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!

Building on a Budget: Zombie World

By RyanA (2021-04-29)

Zombie Horde was a great structure deck because of how fun the mirror match was. After all, the entire deck's strategy was interacting with the opponent's cards, and playing Zombie World in Constructed lets you do just that. Since it's a structure-based strategy, it also won't break the bank.

Interview: Nico's Dinosaurs from the Top 8 of LCS XI

By RobinS (2021-03-25)

Luxury Champion Series XI was the first event to follow the new ban list, and it was not entirely clear which decks would perform best in the fresh format. Nico Thielen managed to make it all the way to the Top 8 with his Dinosaurs, so how about a look at the list and an interview with the pilot?

Report: Top 4 at the Invitational with Red-Eyes Eldlich

By Tatsym (2021-03-23)

The Remote Duel Invitational marked the end of the previous format. But to do well at this event, you didn't need to play any of the cards that since ended up on the Forbidden and Limited List. One could also sneak Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon-powered Eldlich past a bunch of True Kings of All Calamities …

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!

The Current State of Competitive Yu-Gi-Oh!

By Tatsym (2021-02-23)

Over the past couple of months a number of Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganzas and Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournaments took place. They act as the replacement for the Regionals and YCS events that we're missing during this crisis. Remote Dueling might not be the same as what we're used to, but it is all we have. And it isn't half bad.

News from February's Benelux Extravaganza

By RyanA (2021-02-17)

The Extravaganza event for the Benelux region, comprised of the Netherlands, northern Belgium, and Luxemburg, had 76 players entering. This put us just over the seven-round mark—plenty of playtime for these duelists to show off their skills! (Or in my personal case, lack thereof.)

Useful Generic Cards from Blazing Vortex

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-11)

Blazing Vortex is finally here. It introduces the metagame to some powerful generic cards that fit different decks and strategies. Some of them are TCG exclusives, making it difficult to assess their impact as the OCG never experienced them. Let's take a look at some of the more promising candidates …

Are Some Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Too Generic?

By RobinS (2021-02-10)

The last few formats have featured the same cards being exploited by various decks over and over again. More often than not, such cards wind up banned after a few formats pass, and then the cycle repeats again—just with new cards. This raises the question whether or not some cards are just too generic in the first place.

Graveyard Shift: Crow vs. Skull vs. Ghost

By TheLastPharaoh (2021-01-26)

Three hand traps – the Crow, the Skull, and the Ghost – all of them attack the graveyard. The ghost does so from many different angles, the Crow is a surgical strike, and the Fiend can hit the opponent hard, but which is better than the others. Let's find out!

Cards from Legendary Duelists Season 2 to Look Out For

By RyanA (2021-01-19)

The set combines the card pools of Legendary Duelists packs White Dragon Abyss and Sisters of the Rose, based on the rivaling characters and female protagonists of the anime series. There are some new cards as well and other gimmicks to give this set some flavor. Let's have a look at what it has to offer!

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!

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!

Returning To Yu-Gi-Oh! After Twelve Years

By RobinS (2020-09-01)

This article is about my return to Yu-Gi-Oh! after a break of twelve years. A lot had changed during my absence, and I'll outline some key aspects. I hope this article can be a help to other returning players and that it will provide new players with some historic information about the game.

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.

Getting Back to Locals, Staying in Touch with Yu-Gi-Oh!

By Tatsym (2020-06-24)

Locals around the world have been starting up again after the break. Everyone is of course really excited to get back into the game. Whether you have been grinding online play or playing through a webcam, nothing beats some old-fashioned real-life duels. This article will prepare you to get back into the game.

My Favorite Format: Squirrel

By ThomasR (2020-06-05)

If you ask players about their favorite format, many will recall iconic decks like Zoodiac or Dragon Rulers. Others prefer slower paced nostalgic matches, like those of Goat Control or even Legend of Blue Eyes era. My favorite format is none of those. It's unlikely that you will have played it, or even heard of it.

Eldlich: Evolution of a Meta Deck

By TheLastPharaoh (2020-06-05)

A competitive theme with only one monster? Even Sky Strikers had more monsters on release! How is it possible for such a strategy to be a meta deck right out of the gate and to inspire so many builds and approaches when it comes to deck building? Consistency, versatility, and a big boss monster are the reasons why.

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