The fact that this is both a hand trap and a normal trap with a really good effect make it way better than veiler.
You can use it at any time not just in your opponents main phase.
Still too expensive ! I don't get it anyway, Effect V. Does almost the same thing. So at the end you pay about 54-56€ for the second effect of this card. But that's only my opinion.
Remote duels are back in full swing. And what could be a better way to send off a format before the new Forbidden & Limited List drops than to enter a Remote Regional? Maybe enjoy a familiar deck in Prank-Kids? Here's what's better: Do all of that and then earn yourself a spot in the top cut!
Is it a Monarch deck? Is it a True Draco deck? No, it is Floowandereeze! A couple of little birdies, two bigger ones, and a dream of board control through a magnificent map. The deck's playstyle is somewhat different than what we are used to, and we are here to talk about it and explain how to play it.
The value of a card, or really much of anything, isn't determined by the cost of its manufacturing, but rather by its abstract "value" to its buyers. In the case of TCGs, it's primarily determined useability, scarcity, and how frequently/recently it has been reprinted.
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?
It's everyone's favorite time of the year: spoiler season. The 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles is upon us, and amidst a sea of big money reprints, rarity upgrades, and Sacred Beast reprints, Konami has included a card I hoped would never see the light of day in the TCG: Crossout Designator.
You can divide decks by the floor and the ceiling of their power level. The more consistent typically operate at a decent floor but don't try to shatter any glass ceilings. High-ceiling strategies on the other hand need certain types of conditions to be met in order to take off. If they do, they're all but unstoppable.
A new set means another opportunity for exploration and a new installment in this long-running series. While it is considered to be one of the weaker sets that have been released in a while, Dawn of Majesty does contain some very interesting generic cards that do deserve a second glance!
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!
Real-life events returning, a fresh ban list, still loads of online events to take part in—good reasons to be hyped for the new format. The Dragon Link oppressors are gone and it's open skies for whoever wants to claim the title. Let's look at the meta and collect ideas on how to prepare for upcoming events!
Today's article looks at one of the current metagame's most popular cards: Tri-Brigade Revolt. Certain card interactions with Revolt have caused a great deal of confusion among players over the last few weeks. This article will look at those interactions and explain how they work.
A new set being introduced to the game is often an exciting opportunity for duelists to build new decks or to update their old ones. Lightning Overdrive added cards to a couple different strategies, which were successful at the past Benelux Remote Duel Extravaganza. Let's see what changed!
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V anime first introduced the Aquaactress theme. The cards themselves arrived in the TCG with the release of Dragons of Legend 2 in July 2015. Only seven cards make up the core of the strategy, but I feel like we reached a point in the game where anything deserves another look!
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!
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?
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?
I have been playing a lot of remote locals recently and noticed a reoccurring pattern. Players try to build their decks well and are willing to pay to kit their deck out with key cards, but they skimp on the staples. I'm just as guilty of doing this as anyone, and today I want to look at why.
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.
For our final Insight article of the year, we're revealing the correct answers to our Christmas contests. It's time to show off the monster, spell, and trap cards that were traded the most on Cardmarket.com between January and the end of October. How many of them did you guess correctly?
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.
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!
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.
Phantom Rage is out. Apart from archetype-specific legacy support and entirely new archetypes hitting the scene, we also get a bunch of generic cards that fit into different decks or side decks. Let us take a look and see what this set has to offer us in the generic cards department.
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.
Have you ever thought of a new strategy that seemed powerful in theory but turned out to be inconsistent in practice? When it comes to consistency issues, we have to take a look at probabilities. In this article we will investigate the mathematics involved in building competitive decks.
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?
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.
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.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a game that requires you to keep purchasing cards, as new and better strategies are introduced, and some cards become staples that you simply can't miss if you want to compete. Here are a few ways to alleviate some of the financial stress while still managing to enjoy the game.
Are you hyped for the newest release? But should you be? Should you even be afraid of the incoming changes and worry about the attendant power creep? Will this set leave a mark and will that one card everyone is talking about be as broken as they say? Let's take a look at expectation versus reality.
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.
Rise of the Duelist has hit the shelves and increased our pool of available cards. While there are some new strategies as well as specific cards that enhance existing strategies, there are also cards that go into almost any deck — staples. Let's explore the staple cards from this set.
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!
Battles of Legends: Armageddon has dropped last week and introduced us to the Numeron archetype. Will a couple of Rank 1 Xyz monsters impact the metagame? Is this a deck or an engine? Where can it fit? So many questions that we will explore together. Welcome to the age of Numerons!
Dragon Link decks got a major boost recently that culminated in four top-cut finishes in the Luxury Championship Series 4 online tournament. The strategy gained new cards that added to its consistency and some versions even morphed into an FTK deck, which is what we are covering today.
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.
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.
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.