ABC really builds itself (and is not cheap)

abcdragonbuster-sdks-en-ur-1eINOV is coming out and so is my set review for that but I want to look at a truly tuned ABC list. ABC is not super powerful, it’s just a weak Rank 4 deck with the added benefit of summoning ABC-Dragon Buster, which is a really good card, that makes the deck really good. Geargia had a stronger Rank 4 engine but couldn’t summon 3k beaters for free. Although, Geargia had Geargiagear and isn’t really a fair comparison. I miss good Geargia. But that’s irrelevant to this discussion, so let’s talk about tuning a deck list, specifically ABC. Continue reading “ABC really builds itself (and is not cheap)”

Deck of the day: Fullmetalfoes post INOV

fullmetalfoesfusion-inov-en-1e-opIf you’re playing the best deck, you have the highest chances of winning. It’s just that simple. There are other factors that play into your win percentage, like your focus, skill with the deck, skill at the game in general, and whether or not you’re confident or feel like you’re going to lose every match today. If all other factors were the same, there is stillĀ a ‘best deck,’ but I’m not sure if it’s ABC, Metalfoes or some kind of Metalfoes Majespecter build. Regardless of what is actually the best, I want to talk about Metalfoes today and what the deck is capable of doing. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Fullmetalfoes post INOV”

Deck of the day: Dark Synchro

leveleater-sr01-en-c-1eI like decks that play themselves. Hear me out. If you have to make a ton of decisions every turn, you’ll get tired of making decisions. It’s called decision fatigue and it’s a very real thing. I like complicated decks because they let me do tons and tons of things, but simple decks are really just a breath of fresh air when they happen. Dark Synchro is really fun but is not a simple deck. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s get into what the deck does. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Dark Synchro”

Deck of the day: Dark Magicians

darkmagician-ygld-en-ur-1eIt’s time for deck of the day again. Now that Eternal Soul is legal, maybe Dark Magician can compete. The magician that needs no introduction is not spectacular by any means and shouldn’t see play. Is the new support good enough to force me to play Dark Magician? Probably not, but we’ll take a look anyways. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Dark Magicians”

Deck of the day: Metalfoes

metalfoesfusion-tdil-en-sr-1eIt’s about time I talk about Metalfoes. Igknights made their debut in CORE. They were all Normal Monsters that destroyed themselves in the Pendulum Zone (both Igknights) to search any FIRE Warrior. Metalfoes are the fixed Igknights. And by fixed, I mean Konami made a better archetype. Metalfoes are all Normals that can destroy another face-up card to set a Metalfoes Spell/Trap from your deck. Pretty good. Let’s get into the deck and your options. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Metalfoes”

Deck of the day: Star Seraph Herald feat. Ben 10

TSHD-EN039 HeraldofPerfectionI’ve played more than my fair share of Herald builds and seen even more. I thought I found a build I liked until I looked around a little more and discovered just how good Benten is. Herald obviously needs a lot of fairies. I’ve played builds with Agents and Hyperion, builds with Spirits, builds with Advanced Ritual Art, builds with other janky fairies, builds with Star Seraphs. None have really felt right, even with Pre-Prep and Ritual Sanctuary. The hot tech I was looking for was Cyber Angel Benten. With the inclusion of Benten I’d be fairly happy taking Herald to any local tournament. I’d rather play Burning Abyss with Rhinos or Phantom Knights because Burning Abyss is just the best engine right now and combats everything. Other than that, I’m pretty happy with my build. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Star Seraph Herald feat. Ben 10”

Meta snapshot: ARG Oklahoma City

cameraclops-bpw2-na-sr-1eI’d like to do more metagame snapshots but I simply don’t have the time. Too many deck lists are made public, but they’re too random. Konami has no back log of them publicly, which I believe they should. TCGPlayer isn’t updated with all of the deck lists. Yugiohtopdecks.com is cumbersome to use and also doesn’t get all of the information. They also don’t tell you any information. I’m about to. Continue reading “Meta snapshot: ARG Oklahoma City”

March 2013 Deck Guide: Evilswarms

EvilswarmOphion-HA07-EN-ScR-1EWelcome back to another March 2013 format deck guide. This time, it’s Evilswarm. What does the deck do? How does it win? Is it good? How does it lose? How do you beat it? All of these questions and more answered just for you. I want the March 2013 format to be played because it’s more diverse than April 2005, so I better get started on the archives. Remember, this is a guide for those that didn’t play during this format, so it may sound condescending but it isn’t. It’s for beginners to the format. Let’s get into it. Continue reading “March 2013 Deck Guide: Evilswarms”

Card/Deck of the day: Treatoad and Froggos + New OCG October 1st Forbidden & Limited list update

here-come-dat-boiI have so much disdain for the TCG/OCG divide. It’s not good for the game. I believe it’ll be part of Yugioh’s eventual downfall if it doesn’t change. But it exists, and like YCS prize cards and inconsistent F&L lists, I have to deal with it because I love the game. Treatoad exists. Japan got it July 9th and we will get it in November. People will have been hyping Treatoad for more than four months when it finally releases. And by the time it releases, no one will care. But this is the casual Yugioh community. Continue reading “Card/Deck of the day: Treatoad and Froggos + New OCG October 1st Forbidden & Limited list update”

The meta after the first regional weekend: September 2016

So when all the deck lists from this weekend came in, I was surprised how many Blue-Eyes decks there were. I was more surprised at the suboptimal choices, though. And by that, I don’t mean in gameplay, because I didn’t see anyone play, and I don’t mean broad deck choices like playing D/D/D. I mean playing less than 15 cards in your Extra Deck and playing more than 40 cards with Upstart Goblin. Regardless, let’s look at what I learned about the meta from this weekend. Continue reading “The meta after the first regional weekend: September 2016”