Deck Build Packs will remain a staple in both the Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG and TCG. Ancient Guardians will be the first of these sets in 2021, introducing three new strategies to the game on 6 May: the Synchro archetype Ursarctic, the Doremichord Pendulum archetype, and the GY-based Abhyss archetype, which gives Reptiles a well deserved push!
The set contains 10 ultra rares, 15 supers, 35 rares and, in addition to that, 15 cards will also be available in collector's rare.
In late 2007, Tactical Evolution was released, bringing a new an interesting card: Snake Rain. A Normal Spell, that by discarding one card, could send four Reptile-type monsters from your deck to the GY. This card immediately flew under the radar as Reptile monsters just weren't able to do anything with this powerful effect... until now!
Abhyss, one of the new archetypes in Ancient Guardians, not only takes the Reptile-type to a whole new level, but it also is able to get the fullest out of this amazing Spell card. The Abhyss strategy revolves around filling up your GY with reptiles and gaining benefits from doing so. Take for example their level 4 monsters. Null, Dreg of the Abhyss and can freely Special Summon itself from the GY, while Nihil, Dreg of the Abhyss cans end itself from your hand to the GY to send another reptile from your deck to the GY as well. Right from the bat these cards have so much synergy with Snake Rain, they almost seem to be made for each other.
Of course, Ancient Guardians has way more to offer! So be sure to check back by the end of March 2021 to learn more about what this set and its three new strategies can do to up your game!