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The 2020 Ban List Update: Aftermath

ConstructedBy Tatsym (2021-01-07)

On December 15 Konami released the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden & Limited list. After a stale format featuring synchro combos and hand loops, change was needed and the ban list provided change aplenty. Hitting all the top decks and multiple key cards means some strategies just couldn't recover.

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.

Going First Versus Going Second

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-11-03)

Generally, strategies are divided into those that excel at going first and those that relish going second. There are decks that can do both; however, generally most struggle to do so. Also, is going first considered proactive and going second reactive? Not necessarily. Let's break it down.

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.

A New Format in the Golden Land

ConstructedBy Tatsym (2020-09-17)

A banlist despite no events? Well it had to happen sometime. With the best deck finally gone, the landscape will soon be populated with new decks and lists — and probably some old decks as well. In a world without Adamancipator, what will the other deck from Secret slayers do? Eldlich deserves another look!

Cards to Pick Up for Rise of the Duelist

ConstructedBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-08-06)

Rise of the Duelist is just around the corner, and with it we will see a shift in the metagame as new strategies are introduced to the environment. Let us explore some of the cards that we can already pick up now, before the new format kicks in later this week, to prepare for what's to come.

The Value of Your Old Cards

FinanceBy TheLastPharaoh (2020-07-07)

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a game that requires buying cards. Archetypes rise and fall, newer ones come along, and some cards that used to be expensive lose their value while others gain value and popularity over time. Have you been playing for a while? Do you have a collection of cards? Why don't we take a look through them?

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