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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?

Building on a Budget: Skull Servant

ConstructedBy RyanA (2021-03-09)

Skull Servant is one of the oldest card designs in the game. It even made appearances in the original manga under its Japanese name, Wight. Some 25 years later, let's see how powerful the army of the King has become—while staying under triple digits in value for a low-budget strategy!

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.

Deck Spotlight: Numeron Gren Maju

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2021-02-18)

Barely anyone talks about Gren Maju. By itself, it's a respectable strategy that players fear because it is so unexpected and can steal games in one turn. But what do you get when you add a bit of sauce in the form of the Numeron engine to the deck? A very frustrated opponent probably.

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.)

Building on a Budget: Dark Magician

ConstructedBy RyanA (2021-02-02)

For competitive players spending a couple hundred euros on a deck is nothing out of the ordinary, but not everyone has the ability to do so. Still that shouldn't stop them from aiming for the best possible results. I firmly believe you should play a deck you like, and for many people that's Dark Magician!

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.

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.

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?

Ryan Goes Rogue: Dark Magician

ConstructedBy RyanA (2020-09-10)

Throughout the years, Dark Magician has seen plenty of support cards. Some of them were amazing cards that changed how the deck was played. Seeing as we just got one of those in the form of Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, it seems like a good time to look into building a Dark Magician deck.

Dinosaurs – Not so Extinct

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-07-21)

Have you ever tried making dinosaurs competitive in the past? By "past" I do not mean pre-historically. As a matter of fact, I can argue that this type was extinct up until April 2017. Was it a meteor or aliens that brought them to life? Nope, it was the Dinosmasher's Fury structure deck that changed everything.

Phantasm Spiral: The Menace That Won't Go Away

ConstructedBy SamS (2020-06-11)

Phantasm Spiral is an archetype that never seems to leave the scene. No matter how hard you hit it, it somehow always bounces back. The last time I played the deck, I had multiple copies of Terraforming and Card of Demise on my side, but today we'll look at a recent top list that shows it can well work without them.

Eldlich: Evolution of a Meta Deck

ConstructedBy 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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