Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Bone Temple Block
Effect:Discard 1 card. Both players select 1 monster from their opponent's Graveyard and Special Summon it to ther own side of the field. The monsters Special Summoned by this effect are destroyed during the End Phase of the next turn.
Effectwise This card enables you to Special summon a Monster from your opponents Graveyard at the cost of a Hand card. Your opponent can also use this effect and turn your ace monster against you so the Decks that can benefit the most from this card are:
Decks with low atk Monsters:Ojama decks
Decks that have alot of Nomi Monsters: Sacred Beast deck
Decks that have effects that work for you and not your opponent:
Crystal Beast and Volcanic
However the thought of using your opponents Stardust can be alluring but one must never use this card in decks like BEWD or even High Levelled Dragon decks.
Turn-wise: This effect destroys the summoned Monsters at the end of the next turn so it is recommended to be used only on Your opponents turn,preferably during their end phase so as to prevent them from using any of your monster effects against you.
During your turn however you wil have to get through you own monster who is now on your opponents side.
Duelists have commented that this card has good situational purposes as you can find yourself using it to get through something like:
Special sumon opponent's Stardust
Battle phase attack, Opponent uses Mirror force , counter with SD effect.
Bone block at opponents end phase
Main phase Brain control Your Boned monster ,
tribute for RAIZA to topdeck opponent monster
Senario 2 is highly possible now that Raiza's at 2.
So think about this card as it may suit your deck if your the type that loves cards that are situational!
But anyway today im doing a set overview:
The decks that Benefit from this set:
Core chimar [ Debut]
And of course Psychics
So what makes RGBT more popular than Crimson Crisis?
It has major support for BF and some new support for Dragons like:
Effect:You can send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard to have this card gain 300 ATK. When this card you control is destroyed by an opponent's card effect and sent to Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from either player's Graveyard.
So we think, Normal Monster so what? This card clearly works best in a Blue Eyes White Dragon deck!
I mean this card has alot of good uses in BEWD deck,for example:
Dump White of Legend search for BEWD [ Sucks if Raiou is on the field Though cause Raiou prevents searching to hand!]
Dump BEWD use Swing of Memories,Birthright or even Monster reborn.
Either way this card becomes 1900 ATK and Note that the ATK gain is not until the end phase so Next turn this guy can be Pumping 2200 ATK! thats BIG for a Level 4!
Now we go onto Psychics! Now we think that they are not worth the while anymore because E-Teleport is Limited but Wait just a minute! They still have a chance!
Enhanced Humanity, Psycho
Weired Name but Broken card!
In one turn this card's ATK can become 2500! And the missing KEY phrase 'Until the End Phase' tells us that should this card survive the first turn the next turn could make his ATK 3500!!!
2500 ATK can kil any Monarch and Ram toe to toe with Stardust but 3500! Thats Ridiculous!!!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Early on i wrote about 1 decktype:Lightsworns that were set to top in TCG but in the OCG there are some Feathered Rivals ready to brew up some competition against our LIGHT types.
They are the Black Feathers and are FAMOUS for SWARMING and in many players opinions are more Broken than Lightsworns as they have their own 'DISHONEST' and BF 'harpie feather duster.
Delta Crow - Anti Reverse
Activate only if you control a "Blackwing" monster. This card can be activated from your hand if you control 3 or more "Blackwing" monsters. Destroy all face-down Spell and Trap Cards your opponent controls.
Blackwing - Qal'at of the Moonlight
So you have seen these 2 Broken cards ,wait til you see the BFs Everlasting ROTA!!!!
Some Duelists Heavily underestimate this card but it is an important staple in the BF decks as:
It supplies the swarming protocol for BFs
It thins the deck for better draws
It can help you get Qa'lat in case you need to defeat a higher ATK monster.
Now onto the Mechanics of the BF deck.
2 to 3 Gale of the Hurricane: Every turn shrinker and a tuner
3 Blast of Black Lance: Special summoning Mayhem and Piercing damage is always good together!
3 Shura of the Azure Flame: He is good at special summoning BFs from the deck and combos with Whirlwind and Gale.0 to 2 Sirroco of Dawn: This guy is popular but not really a staple but he does well with whirlwind and sets the motion for swarming.
3 Qa'lat: 3 'dishonest' is the same as 3 honest in a LS deck so it is perfect logic. players usually search this with the whirlwind.
1 Elfen of the Pitch-Black: Not really Popular but he combos with whirlwind and controls opponents battle position to make it easier to destroy a hard to kill Monster like Goyo to Defense and ram with Elfen.
2 to3 Blizzard of the North Pole: Good for Synchro ,the Junk synchron of BFs is also good for bringing out Goyo,Brionac and the new Arms wing.
0 to 1 Dark Armed Dragon: It really depends as sone BF users have problems controlling the Graveyard.Nonetheless this card is a good game breaker and though Limited still deserves a place here.
3 Jet Black whirlwind: The Unlimited ROTA for BFs, with this first turn swarming is very much possible.
2 to 3 Dark Eruption: As most important BFs have less than 1500 atk this card helps reuse them, Also helps reuse Qa'lat.
2 Allure of Darkness: BFs are ALL Dark so this card should be in the deck.
0 to 2 Shrink: should Gale be inaccessible then this is an alternative.
1 to 2 Double Summon: this card helps the Brokeness of whirlwind ,Helps Elfen come out after first summon and prevents Sirroco's summon not to be a waste.
2 to 3 Icarus Attack: This is another reason BFs are more broken than LS ,because their Attribute and Type fit the bll for some of the most Broken cards overlooked by the unseen eye.3 in my opinion is a dead draw unless your BFs are swarming near full field first turn.
2 Ultimate offering: Being semi-ed gives this card an advantage for BFs, Swarming for BFs will have a new meaning called ,'the Broken usage of the Jet whirlwind!' possibly ending with a Qa'lat in hand after the field is full.
2 BRD: to blow up the field should you be playing against stall,lockdown or something that can swarm faster and have more broken effects against BFs . Ironically this is also run against BFs to destroy their swarmed field.
2 Armoured wing: With a protection from battle and damage, this card's ramming into a JD can have dangerous outcomes in the next turn.
1 to 2 Arms wing: Players prefer Goyo and Brionac over this but since their Limiting this card has a chance to shine , with an Atk boost of 500 and the piercing damage available ,this card can shine in the next 6 months.
1 Brionac: Good limited card,as usual helps for the summoning requirements for DaD at the same tme clearing opponents field.This card is a legend in the OCG for its Brokeness .
So a BF deck should look something like:
3 Blas of B.Lance
2 Blizzard of N. Pole
1 Mystic tomato
3 Jet Whirlwind
2 Allure of Darkness
2 Dark Eruption
1 Heavy storm
1 Monster reborn
1 Double summon
3 Delta crow
2 Ultimate offering
2 icarus attack
Total M:S:T ratio
3 Trap eater
3 Anti spell Fragrance
3 Light imprisoning mirror
1 Double summon
1 Icarus attack
2 Stardust dragon
2 Colossal fighter
2 Armoured wing
1 Arms wing
1 Magical Android
Royal Oppression [ Obvious]
Controlling opponents monsters ATK/DEF and Battle positions
Ridiculously Large support: 'Dishonest', Delta crow and Umlimited ROTA.
Favour with the Banlist: Ultimate offering became semi-ed so yeah more Brokeness.
Moral of the Story: LS vs BF who will win??? who will rise in this format ?
Now that you know the sides whose will you choose???
Despite popularity with other decks like Tele-DaD,STUN and GBs in the TCG, TragoGenex, Beast Synchro, Undead Synchro and D.D. GBs in the OCG, Lightsworns proved to be a force that rivals everything.
With Lyla and lumina as spellcasters the secret village of the spellcasters saw less play in the OCG , Judgement Dragon himself was easier to play in this format and had the Atk cap of 3000!!! No wonder People have claimed that this card was better than Dark Armed and Stardust!!
With the March Banlist of 2009, the Lightsworn decks have higher chances of topping the next 6 months until the next list, lets analyze an OCG lightsworn.
OCG lightsworn decks DO NOT have Charge of the Light Brigade and Ehren as they were TCG exclusive, you can imagine how hard it was to face DaD decks without those key cards.
2 JD [ Obvious]
3 Lumina [ Primary summoner always at 3]
2 to 3 Lyla [ Depends if your opponent plays heavy s/t . OCG is usually in 3s as this can is considered the subsitue for Ehren!]
1 Jain [ at 1 is fine as his usually for JD summoning requirements]
1 to 2 Garoth [ He is useful for extra milling and hand advantage]
2 to 3 wulf [ A good debate is whether one should max this out as sometimes he can be a dead draw]
2 to 3 celestia: The Monarch for Lightsworns, always good to max if you run a build of 22 to 26 monsters, in my opinion one of the best milling as 4 cards is ALOT!]
2 to 3 Necro Gardna: The last card any non LS duelist wants to face, good for preventing otk, usually players max this guy out as he is discard material for lumina,Monster reincarnation or Foolish burial.
1 Zombie carrier/Plaguespreader zombie : This is the ONLY tuner LS is using right now due to the fact that he is a mill target and a hand discard material.
3 Honest: The Best battle trick since shrink!!! He fits so well with the LS as he is Light and works for Light!!!
1 Ryko: why not more in an LS build? well he has to be set and in this format setting is something not to be done as Nobleman of crossout is at unlimited ,but he deserves mention as he helps mill 3 cards.
3 solar recharge: Note that this card is the draw engine for LS
1 COSR: Being limited and the only card in LS decks to get hit by Banlist !!! Lumina's special summoning effect would be without 1 bonus card draw!
2 to 3 Monster reincarnation: A good card to get back your JD should he be unfortunately milled, also good for discarding a deadhand wulf,Necro Gardna or zombie carrier.Beware of DD Crow though.
2 cold wave: good with a combo with Lyla but only use when you dot have that many spells / traps in your hand!
2 to3 threathening roar: Should something go wrong its good to be safe for 1 turn!
2 to3 beckoning light: Preferred in 2 s as 3 = dead draw!!! This is a trap alternative for Monster reincarnation as it dumps massive amounts of Necro gardnas in the GY all at once.
3 Royal Decree: Better in the Side deck as Beckoning light is too good a trap to be negated.
3 imperial iron wall: this card counters LS's weakness: D.D. decks. However note that D.D. decks will side in Dust tornado or Breaker!!!
3 Shadow imprisoning mirror: in the TCG this may be seen as unnessesary due to Tele-DaD but this is important against Black Feathers in OCG.
Weaknessses of The LS:
Light imprisoning mirror
Well that concludes this LS article!!!
Play and fun !!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Heres a vid by Chakid001 [ cut and paste URL onto your window]
As you can see Christia was very powerful!!!
But what makes this deck popular is the fact that it was not affected by the banlist!!!
Here is the Decklist taken from Chakid001's own blog!
For reference this deck was created by THUNDER! Manager Ikeda's Shop assistant.
THUNDER'S CHRISTIA DECK:
3 Archlord Christia
3 Nova summoner
3 Trade in
2 foolish burial
2 Sanctuary in the sky
1 Monster reincarnation
1 Lightning vortex
1 Monster reborn
1 Pot of Avarice
3 solemn judgement
1 Mirror force
1 Ultimate offering
1 Transmigration prophecy.
This build focuses on getting Christia out the first turn, Splendid venus can be special summoned via use of Valhalla and when Beatdown is not an option you can use the Athena burn method
Valhalla to s. summon Athena
activate face down Ultimate Offering
Pay to Normal summon Honest
use Honest's effect to return himself to the hand
Repeat untill Opponent is dead
Athena burns 600 everything an Angel/Fairy is summoned
Note: You must have considerable amount lifepoints to pull this off, Harder to use inthis deck as you have solemn judgment!!!
Thats all for now !
Take care and Play safe!!!
No new restrictions
Brionac: Expected due to Broken usage
DaD: Highly expected
Goyo: Understandable due to being a HEAVY HITTER and a Broken effect
Chaos socerer: Hello! i remember using you once or twice in the Chaos era of 2003! welcome back pal!
Bestiari!!!: NOOOO , GBs is screwed,can samnite save the day?
Zombie carrier/Plaguspreader zombie: Good as his responsible for reusage of a dead hand malicious and grave effect.
Mezuki: The one of BROKEN zombie effects is now limited! I personally liked this card but he was too Broken.
Emergency Teleport: expected due to abuse with krebon and malicious
Cosr: 3 = too broken,2=still too broken,1=heavily slowed draw engine!
ROTA: A sad day for warriors, not much reinforcements left now huh?
Green baboon: Will this card repeat the SAME mistakes that got it into the Banlist? find out in the folowing months!
Raiza: Tele Monarchs may have lost their teleports but Raiza is at 2 so Monarchs CAN make a comeback [Psst! Level warrior says HI!]
D Hero Malicious: the prime synchro material will now see less or no play in our next few months!
D Draw: Honestly , quite random....
Ultimate Offering: Black Feathers are coming for YOU!
Mind crush: will HONEST ever be safe again?
Twin headed behemoth: ??? havent seen this guy in a while!
Dark Manticore: with only 1 COSR this card is waaay less broken than before!
Book of moon: cool, but we are so used to playing 2!
Nobleman of crossout: ..... Anybody still sets?
The Banlist has Killed or touched the following decks:
Undead syn. [ duh!]
GBs : All variants
Warrior decks : slowed
Plasma deck: Unless you can find new draw engines , your screwed!
Tele-Monarch: Probably changing into lvl Monarch!
Zombie decks: How to cure?
Decks UNTOUCHED or scraped or Helped by the list:
Lightsworn [ we have a winner!]
Beast Synchro[ We have an OCG winner!]
Beast beatdown[ Baboon returns!]
Anti Meta!![ Provided if there IS anything left to negate :>]
Spellcaster: Breaker wasnt Banned and chaos socerer returns to his friends!
Black Feathers/ Blackwings: Another contender for the NEXT TOP DECK IN THE OCG!!!!
Deformer/Morphtronic: without DaDs to bully us we can be cool again!
SO many decks have been helped !, the age of trouble is OVER !
Now is Probably the best time own a BF or Lightsworn deck cuz reason being , ITS GONNA BE A HELL OF A GOOD 6 MONTHS!!! before konami realizes their mistake of making them!!!
Happy that: HONEST ,KYCOO,DD CROW,WANGHU,RAIOU,DCK
were not banned, limited ,semied or even exported to Mars!
Monday, February 16, 2009
To accomodate to TCG and OCG players i will do my best to explain the effects of the cards in OCG and rulings of certain cards.
My first topic is on how to start out in Yugioh , i have been playing this game since Spell ruler was out so if i take it from my experience it will be very inaccurate as YGO wasnt the best at that time it was Magic .
When the first Banlist appeared i figured it was time to take tme off YGO as i didnt like where this was going , in mid 2007 i come back to see an improvement in the game with structure decks on different themes out and more players of old coming back.
Now enough of my rambling, if you want to start out in YGO you must consider 2 things:
Budget : when playing competitively you would need $ to buy new cards to equip your deck. In my opinion , Cards in your Album [ Binder in the TCG] can also be deemed as a form of Budget as it helps in TRADING , an important skill that gets players from place to place. Don't need a Card? dont toss it away keep it in your Album as Trade bait. But becareful not to get SCAMMED, something that newer players tend be victims of.
Deck: Your deck gives you the ability to play the game, 40 to 60 cards in a deckbox that signifies your legacy in YGO.
Some tips you can use is to get friends in YGO to help and guide you , they can be fellow starters or Experts who don't mind helping you.
Also when there are enough of Duelists in your group, try forming a team.
Remember that in a team you are:
- Harder to be a victim of scam
- Able to improve through constant playtesting and modification with your friends or team mates
Playtesting is a term for training decks by dueling , each duelist has a limit of playtesting before their head hurts, for me its 10 to 25 times, but once your head starts hurting drink some water as it cools you down.
Also when you do start out you must know the RULES of yugioh and the cards. OCG cards unreadable? try going to sites on the internet like
Also if your an OCG player you can check out the following site:
This site confirms upcoming products from Konami and has proven to be very reliable.
If your a TCG player note that TCG closely follows the OCG but the only difference being that certan cards are unavailable in TCG and that TCG will have some TCG cards that are exclusive.
Thats all for my first post!!