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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?

Rulings to Know: Magical Meltdown

ConstructedBy RobinS (2021-04-01)

In this article of the Rulings to Know series we will take a closer look at Shaddoll Invoked. It seems Shaddolls are returning to the metagame once more and, as before, they are supported by Invoked's Magical Meltdown, a card that has been causing confusion ever since its release.

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?

Event Review: Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers February

Event CoverageBy 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

ConstructedBy 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!

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!

Card Spotlight: Emergency Teleport

ConstructedBy RyanA (2021-01-14)

Emergency Teleport was released way back in 2008. It was one of the early all-stars that allowed for easy synchro summoning, seeing as some of the best tuners available were Psychic monsters. But that is not all it did. From boosting the consistency of your deck by grabbing starters to extending plays, E-Tele does it all!

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.

The Top 5 Best-Selling Monsters, Spells, and Traps of 2020

EntertainmentBy ThomasR (2020-12-21)

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?

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.

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.

The Mathematics Behind Building Competitive Decks

ConstructedBy RobinS (2020-10-30)

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.

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.

Some Staples This Format

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-10-20)

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.

Fear and Hype: Expectations Don't Make a Deck

ConstructedBy Tatsym (2020-09-02)

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.

Dogmatika – The New Meta Contender

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-08-18)

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!

Age of Numerons

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-07-28)

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!

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.

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