2020 starts off with a bang! Just the third month of the year and arguably, the biggest Yu-Gi-Oh! set ever already gets released!
Duel Overload brings 56 new cards to the game! Together with 44 retuning cards from previous sets, this set promises to be insane. It has loads of loads of support for well-known and much beloved archetypes, like Sky Striker, Cubic, and Malefic. But there is way more to talk about.
One of the most anticipated monsters of the Link era is finally here after its release two years ago in Asia! Crystron Halqifibrax is a Link-2 Monster that requires two monsters, including at least one Tuner. When Link Summoned, you can Special Summon one Level 3 or lower Tuner from your deck, but you can’t activate its effects on the same turn. This effect is pretty good, since it allows easy Link climbing and specific monster fetching. But Crystron Halqifibrax has an even better second effect. During your opponent’s turn, you can banish it to Special Summon one Tuner Synchro Monster from your extra deck. There are definitely lots of Tuner Synchro monsters with interruptive effects, making this effect worth it’s while.
Are you a fan of removal? Then Relinquished Anima might just be for you. This powerful Link-1 Monster points upwards and has the following effect: You can target one face-up monster this card points to and equip it to this card. This card gains ATK equal to that of the equipped monsters. So if your opponent doesn’t play their cards right, you can easily punish them by using Anima’s powerful effect. Combined with other Relinquished monsters like Thousand-Eyes Restrict, you can easily steal two monsters from your opponent by only using one card!
The last card to be discussed (but certainly not the least in Duel Overlord) about is a Predaplant monster called Predaplant Verte Anaconda. By paying 2000 LP, you can send a “Polymerization” or a “Fusion” Normal or Quick-Play card from your deck to the GY. The effect of that spell then becomes Anaconda’s effect. With Predaplant Verte Anaconda, you can copy powerful effects like Super Polymerization or Red-Eyes Fusion. This strategy has already been proven to be really good in the OCG, and we can only wait and see what it will do in the TCG.
Duel Overload is huge! Just like it’s predecessors, Duel Power and Duelist Saga, two of the most hyped sets ever released, Duel Overload promises to walk in their shoes and will, most certainly, be one of the best sets of 2020. Meta relevant staples, amazing reprints, great support, and loads of value, what else is there but excitement?
Duel Overload releases on the 19 March 2020 with an MSRP of $ 29.99 (approx. 29,99 €) per set.