Harpie's Feather Duster

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Underrated Decks in the Current Format

ConstructedBy KoGames (2021-06-22)

In a format dominated by powerful decks like Tri-Brigade Zoo, Eldlich (in all of its forms), Prank-Kids, Invoked Dogmatika, and Dragon Link, some perfectly reasonable decks fly under the radar. Not only can they put up a decent fight. In some instances they prove even better than the current meta topdogs.

More 2021 Rituals: Another Run with Drytrons

Event CoverageBy Tatsym (2021-05-20)

We previously took the Drytron archetype, supposedly past its prime, to a first-place finish at the last Extravaganza. But winning one event wasn't enough, so we fixed the deck up, and took it to the next Extravaganza. How did the deck do in round two? You'll find the answers right here.

Rituals in 2021: Winning the Extravaganza with Drytrons

Event CoverageBy 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.

Anti-Meta Pick: Synchro Assault Mode

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-04-20)

The beauty of Yu-Gi-Oh! Is that you can mix together so many cards either to improve certain decks or to create decks that have never been seen before. What happens when a player decides to try their hand at the Assault Mode strategy? The result is anything but ordinary—extraordinarily interesting.

Innovation Corner: Invoked Dino

ConstructedBy 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?

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

Event CoverageBy 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

Event CoverageBy 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 …

Deck Spotlight: Generaiders

ConstructedBy Sunavalon (2021-03-04)

Generaiders is an ambitious archetype built around level nine monster with different types and attributes. It was introduced in Deck Build Pack: Mystic Fighters. How is the deck built today and can it stack up against the best? Get the scoop on the standard build and its variants here.

News from February's Benelux Extravaganza

Event CoverageBy 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.)

Why Is Premature Burial Banned (But Monster Reborn Isn't)?

ConstructedBy RobinS (2021-01-20)

Reviving monsters back from the graveyard has been a powerful strategy since the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Premature Burial allows you to do just that. However, the card itself hasn't been allowed for several years while similar options remain legal. Today, we will look into this.

Deck Spotlight: U.A.

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-01-13)

U.A. is an archetype based on sports and team play. It debuted as a TCG exclusive deck in 2014's Duelist Alliance set and it received support through 2015's Crossroad Souls. Phantom Rage has finally introduced a wave of support that has made the deck more playable and more consistent.

Evolution of Yu-Gi-Oh! After the 2020 Master Rule Revision

EntertainmentBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-01-05)

Every new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brings with it a different mechanic, but recently Konami is taking a break from adding more summoning methods. Let's look at the more subtle adjustments that Konami has been implementing since the Vrains series ended. Let's talk about what they are doing and what the benefits are.

Why Is Heavy Storm Banned (But Harpie's Feather Duster Isn't)?

ConstructedBy RobinS (2020-12-03)

The most recent ban list update gave us back the infamous Harpie's Feather Duster. However, Heavy Storm remains banned to this day. In this article, we will tackle the question why Konami decided to leave Heavy Storm on the ban list but bring Harpie's Feather Duster back into the game.

Is Virtual World the New Deck to Beat?

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-12-01)

Virtual World came out of nowhere and took down a major! Well, we all knew it was a good deck. But most people thought it would only come into its own after the upcoming ban list announcement, scheduled for the second half of December. In this article, we will look at why the deck has shown up to the party early.

Return of the Staples

ConstructedBy Tatsym (2020-11-25)

Yu-Gi-Oh! always has been dominated by strong generic cards. These so-called staples see broad application across all kinds of decks and strategies. Each format has their own, and each new release brings new staples. But nowadays it seems like 50% of any deck are good generic cards.

Maximum Gold: Maximum Reprints

FinanceBy 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!

Should Broadbull Stay Banned?

ConstructedBy ThomasR (2020-11-18)

With the recent arrival of Phantom Rage, the TCG is seeing some new contenders to the heavy Dragon Link and Dinosaur metagame that preceded it. While some of the new themes introduced have been underwhelming, the set includes a wealth of support cards for pre-existing archetypes.

The Return of the Pranksters

ConstructedBy 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.

Remote Duel Invitational: Matteo Bertulezzi's 60-Card Dragon Link

Event CoverageBy ThomasR (2020-10-22)

October saw another exciting installment to Konami's Remote Duel Invitational series, this time returning to Europe. The event featured a mixture of content creators and top-level competitive players. Let's take a look at the winning deck, Matteo Bertulezzi's 60-card Dragon Link.

Battle Pack: Epic Dawn – A Retrospective

EntertainmentBy RyanA (2020-09-22)

When asked what my favorite core set is, I would be inclined to go for Metal Raiders. However, my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! product of all time would be Battle Pack: Epic Dawn. Released almost a decade ago, nothing about this pack was anything we had ever seen before in this game's history up to that point.

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.

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