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Why Is Lavalval Chain Banned?

ConstructedBy RobinS (2021-05-04)

Lavalval Chain is one of the most powerful versions of Foolish Burial ever printed, and it was banned for good reason. It was used in a variety of decks and to great effect, and many decks today would love to have it. That said, it's worth looking at whether the card would command the same fear today.

Building on a Budget: ABC

ConstructedBy RyanA (2021-04-15)

When Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba came out in late 2016, the entire world was relieved to see it wasn't the 43rd wave of Blue-Eyes support but actually brought a new archetype to the table: the ABC monsters, which were a modern take on Kaiba's XYZ archetype. Even today, these cards pack a punch!

Everything You Need to Know About Ghosts from the Past

SpoilersBy Tatsym (2021-04-06)

History comes to life in Ghosts from the Past! This 132-card all-foil collector's set bolsters nine popular themes from the past, introduces two brand-new themes, helps you build some of the decks featured both here and in recent core boosters, and debuts five new ghost rares that'll be must-haves for your collection.

March 2021 Forbidden and Limited List Analysis

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-03-15)

It is time for a new format —or at least a modified format—after Konami updated the Forbidden and Limited List last week. Let's look at the cards that have been affected and talk about the implications of the hits as well as the potential implications of the cards that have been set free.

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

ConstructedBy 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.

Surprisingly Strong: Gouki

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-10-27)

Do you remember a few years ago when the Gouki deck used to be one of the top strategies in the game? The Gouki had the ability to summon so many monsters and create such strong boards. Now they are back to their old tricks, albeit in a new way. Let's step into the ring with them, shall we?

September 2020 Forbidden and Limited List Analysis

ConstructedBy ThomasR (2020-09-16)

After an almost nonexistent Forbidden and Limited update in June which saw just three changes, and without any tier two events, updates to the official banlist will always bring out excitement. Despite affecting fewer cards than any new set would introduce, you can expect to see big changes to the metagame.

Going Second: Prevent a Board or Break It

ConstructedBy RyanA (2020-06-05)

Most trading card games have special rules in place for the first turn. In Yu-Gi-Oh!, the starting player is unable to draw during their Draw Phase or conduct their Battle Phase. Nevertheless, choosing to go first has always been the norm for the majority of players. But one should at least consider the alternative.

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