Top 10: Cards that are like Mystical Space Typhoon

MysticalSpaceTyphoon-MRL-NA-UR-1EIt’s not often that the best one for one Spell/Trap removal in the game is contested. For most of Yugioh’s history, Mystical Space Typhoon is the only Spell/Trap removal you need. Other than big sweepers like Heavy Storm, Giant Trunade and Cold Wave, MST has been the best and usually the only one people used. Anything like Twister or Dust Tornado was used because it fit the theme of the deck better than MST, or as more copies of MST than you’re allowed. So, copies four through six. Or copies two or three when MST was limited. This is a top ten list – and like any top ten list – it’s my opinion and not based on strict facts. If you disagree or I forgot something, let me know in the comments. Let’s get into the top ten cards like MST. Continue reading “Top 10: Cards that are like Mystical Space Typhoon”

Deck of the day: Blue-Eyes aren’t so bad after all

BlueEyesWhiteDragon-DPBC-EN-UR-1EI like Blue-Eyes. You like Blue-Eyes. Despite my daughter calling it a dinosaur, she likes Blue-Eyes. Everyone and their mother likes Blue-Eyes. Unfortunately I don’t think the Blue-Eyes deck will be winning any large tournaments, but it certainly can at locals. Of course, that depends on your locals. But since everyone that sends me a message is asking about complete garbage or Blue-Eyes, I figured I should revisit Blue-Eyes now that Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon is out. Please bear with me while I switch internet providers. Living in Spain means I have no idea how long it will be before I have internet in my home again. The Dragons of Legend: Unleashed set review is coming, but for now let’s talk about Blue-Eyes. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Blue-Eyes aren’t so bad after all”

Deck of the day: PK Fire

DanteTraveleroftheBurningAbyss-DUEA-EN-ScR-1EAs much as I think this format is skillful and diverse, I’m tired of it. There are a hundred different decks, all with viable variants. None of the good decks are mindless. I think I’m tired of this format because none of the decks are fun to play, nor are they as powerful as previous format’s best decks. Just on a straight power level comparison, I’d say that none of the current decks are stronger than Nekroz, Dragon Rulers or even Cold Wave and Oppression Glads from 2008. So even though this format is diverse and skillful, I want to take a look at why Burning Abyss is still popular and still good. At ARG Providence (August 13/14) and the ARG 25k (July 30/31) Burning Abyss decks made up 25% and 41% of top cut, respectively. Burning Abyss is not 80% of top cut like Nekroz and Performages and Pals were, but a lot of people are still playing it. What makes it good? Continue reading “Deck of the day: PK Fire”

Deck of the day: Majespecter Kirin and 37 other pendulums

MajespecterUnicornKirin-DOCS-EN-R-1EI was going to write about Pot of Desires but my thoughts are the same as pretty much everyone else’s. Drawing two cards is great, but if you need specific cards, you shouldn’t play Pot of Desires. I then saw Johnny Li top 32 another event with a Kirin deck. Burning Abyss is a strong deck, but Kirin is very difficult to deal with. Let’s look at the deck I think is the best deck of the format, until it changes. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Majespecter Kirin and 37 other pendulums”

Casual Corner: Destiny HEROs

DestinyDraw-RYMP-EN-ScR-UEWelcome to Casual Corner. Today I’ll be looking at three versions of Destiny HEROs. I received an email from a guy named Adam asking if I would consider looking at Destiny HEROs. So I decided to try out some different Destiny HERO builds. Adam never gave me a deck list, so I had to start from scratch. He requested I not just make another Diamond Dude deck and that I try to make something with Blade Master. Adam lucked out because he emailed me right as I was preparing to launch my Patreon. It’s just a way to help keep writing content for you guys here. One of the rewards is to deck doctor your decks. I’ve set the limit to four for now, but I may increase the amount I do if it’s popular. So, let’s get to Destiny HEROs. Continue reading “Casual Corner: Destiny HEROs”

Set review: The Dark Illusion part III

I’ve reviewed the first 80 cards in TDIL, minus 000. Today it’s time to go over all of the WP cards. That’s World Premier, meaning they’re new to the TCG and not in OCG’s version of the same set. Anything I say is my opinion and open for discussion. You can send me an email or you can leave a comment. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook where you can message me if you have anything to say. Pictures will be in when good scans exist. Today, I’m starting with Magical Something. No, that’s actually its name. Continue reading “Set review: The Dark Illusion part III”

Set Review: The Dark Illusion Part II

TDIL-BoosterENLast post, I started the set review for TDIL. Many cards are bad, but that’s nothing new. I went over cards 001 to 040. Today, it’s time for cards 41 to 80. What I say is my opinion. If you disagree with anything, let me know. I’m always willing to discuss where I’m wrong because I get to learn something. Pictures coming when good scans exist. I have nothing more to add in regards to an introduction, so let’s get to it with Wrecker Panda. Continue reading “Set Review: The Dark Illusion Part II”

Set Review: The Dark Illusion Part I

TDIL-BoosterENThe Dark Illusion is legal for play August 5th, so let’s take a look at the new cards. They’re not up on the database, but the wikia has the full set as per usual. Also, as per usual, the set is coming out pretty quietly because everyone has been looking at the cards for months. The wikia normally has really nice scans, but right now they’re trash because people haven’t scanned their cards with a nice scanner yet. So, pictures will come when that happens. I used to do set reviews in groups of about 20 cards, but I find when I’m reading set reviews I usually skim most of it, so I’m upping core sets to 40-40-20 as the first 80 are the same as OCG’s set, then cards 081-099 and 000 are WP (World Premier) cards, either imports from OCG or exclusive to the TCG for now. Let’s start with card 001. Continue reading “Set Review: The Dark Illusion Part I”

Set review: Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack Part III

MVP1-BoosterENWelcome back to Part III of the Dark Side of Dimensions movie pack review. Today I’ll be looking at all of the Cubic cards. I guess they’re used by the antagonist in the movie? The cards aren’t competitive, so they won’t get a competitive rating. They’re pretty much straight garbage. And the Armageddon Knight-esque one isn’t even in the movie pack and that’s probably the best one. We’ll probably get it sometime, but for now, with two different games, the TCG has no announcements of it. It could come out anytime, though. Konami likes to wait until the cards are almost released to tell us about them. Continue reading “Set review: Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack Part III”

Set review: Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack Part II

Welcome back to the Dark Side of Dimensions movie pack set review! On Monday, we looked at the Kaiba cards, or at least the cards I would guess Kaiba would play and a few miscellaneous other cards. Today, it’s Yugi’s turn. I don’t have much more to introduce, so let’s get into the first card. Continue reading “Set review: Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack Part II”