Pendulum Evolution Part 2: A Performance to Remember

Pendulum Evolution Part 2: A Performance to Remember

April 24th 2021 by Avatar Crunch$G

Pendulums have a common reputation of being the “best deck.” Even if it’s a joke, it’s had its moments in the spotlight as a meta deck. Pendulum has been a polarizing mechanic since its release. That’s due to the power this summoning mechanic can have on paper. It’s the only mechanic that has the power to summon multiple monsters at once. Today, I want to take a look at the history of Pendulums. I will go through the successful Pendulum Decks in the meta and see what each Deck offered. This will help us see how much the Pendulum mechanic took over the meta. Were they the powerhouse they had the potential to be, or did Konami well balance the mechanic?

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Pendulum Evolution Part 1: First Year Hits

Pendulum Evolution Part 1: First Year Hits

April 22nd 2021 by Avatar Crunch$G

Pendulums have a common reputation of being the “best deck.” Even if it’s a joke, it had its moments in the spotlight as a meta deck. Pendulum has been a polarizing mechanic since its release. It’s the only mechanic that has the power to summon multiple monsters at once. Today, I want to take a look at the history of Pendulums. I will go through the successful Pendulum Decks in the meta and see what each Deck offered. This will help us see how much the Pendulum mechanic took over the meta. Were they the powerhouse they had the potential to be, or did Konami truly balance the mechanic?

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Dragons in a Fairy Tale: Yu-Gi-Oh! State of the Meta

Dragons in a Fairy Tale: Yu-Gi-Oh! State of the Meta

April 20th 2021 by Avatar Yugi Papi

A month into the new banlist and the dust has settled, revealing dragons as the top deck of the format. If there was any doubt about this, the recently concluded NA Remote Duel Invitational and LCS XII knocked that out of the park. Dragonlink won both tournaments! Today we’ll examine what the Yu-Gi-Oh! competitive scene currently looks like.

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Duel Monster Spirits in Yugioh – What Are They?

Duel Monster Spirits in Yugioh – What Are They?

April 18th 2021 by Avatar neonrideraryeh

In the Yugioh anime, the game of Duel Monsters is based on the ancient Games of Darkness, or Shadow Games. When Pegasus made Duel Monsters, the game revived all of that dark magic and seeped the cards in it. Since then, throughout the early iterations of the franchise, the concept was further expanded upon. Primarily, with the idea of the monsters being alive in the cards and able to manifest in the real world as Spirits.

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Ghost Rare Review: Rarity Research 02 Part 1

Ghost Rare Review: Rarity Research 02 Part 1

April 16th 2021 by Avatar Renren

Ghost Rare is certainly a fan favorite rarity, released all the way back in the GX era. TAEV is where these elusive and shiny cards came to life, after all!
A few years later down the line, they have made brief comebacks in side sets, such as Rage or Ra or Ghosts From the past.

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Remote Duel Banlist: Urgent Updates Happened!

Remote Duel Banlist: Urgent Updates Happened!

April 14th 2021 by Avatar Renren

Remote Duels are Konami’s new way of hosting events in the new normal. This is true at least for the near future, as the pandemic is still a global problem. Some locals have been popping back up though, but only a limited amount. Physical play will be a no-go for a while, and so this acts as an okay alternative.

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Orcust: A Fan Favorite in the Graveyard (Part 2)

Orcust: A Fan Favorite in the Graveyard (Part 2)

April 12th 2021 by Avatar Yugi Papi

Orcust is a fan-favorite from the Eternal Format (TOSS). Cool artwork, lore, and a great run in the highest levels of competition. The deck definitely had its time in the limelight. Today we examine the ultimate variant that saw the metagame turn on its head.

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The Monarch’s Reign Part 3: The New Emperors

The Monarch’s Reign Part 3: The New Emperors

April 9th 2021 by Avatar Crunch$G

A sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor. That is the definition you get if you look up Monarch. Yu-Gi-Oh is familiar with their own Monarchs, and we can safely say that definition holds true for them. Monarchs are a group of monsters that debuted at the tail-end of Duel Monsters and beginning of GX. Since then, they have given us some of the most powerful tribute monsters in the game. In this series, I will go over the history of Monarchs to see their impact on the competitive Yu-Gi-Oh scene. We’ll analyze each Monarch separately and look at some Decks known for their focus on these powerful cards.

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A Virtual World Without VFD: Can VW Still Dominate?

A Virtual World Without VFD: Can VW Still Dominate?

April 7th 2021 by Avatar Yugi Papi

The recent list saw True King of All Calamities (VFD), the most oppressive boss monster of the previous format, get vanished from the game. Being as dominant as it was, all the competitive builds of Virtual World focused on getting 2 level 9’s and slapping it on the board. With its strongest wincon gone, let’s see what Virtual World can do, and if it’s enough to combat the meta.

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New Thumps and Rarity Bumps: Is GFTP Worth it?

New Thumps and Rarity Bumps: Is GFTP Worth it?

April 5th 2021 by Avatar Yugi Papi

Ghosts from the Past is set to release on April 15th. Some Yugitubers have already cracked open a few boxes for us to feast our eyes on. We all know about the Ghost Rares at this point, so let’s examine the other cards in the set and see if GFTP is worth the hype!

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    April 5, 2021 at 4:24 pm

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    the sets cool but the main reason people will really be buying this sealed is the same reason people were buying LED7. Definitely gonna buy some singles from this set though

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    April 5, 2021 at 4:29 pm

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    Interesting post. Tbh, having watched quite a lot of openings on Youtube, and based on actual prices on Yugioh Cardmarket (most of the time inflated at the beginning), I agree it will definitiely be nearly impossible to break even on this set unless you get a Ghost rare (jackpot) or Evenly Matched (refund the box in itself).
    Sunavalon Archetype is fun to play with, but without Benghalances and Melias (coming soon in next extension Lightning Override I think), the deck is clearly not good at the moment.
    Starry Night has some potential, I’ve see some nice strategies involving other fairy archetypes such as Heralds for instance (good synergies), but the deck lack some powerfull win condition to really make the difference in late game. I always feel like Starry Dragon alone is not sufficient to win.

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    April 5, 2021 at 4:31 pm

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    gftp is a bad set

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    April 5, 2021 at 4:38 pm

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    ghosts from the past more like ghosts from the ass

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    April 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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    remus and suns pog

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    April 5, 2021 at 6:33 pm

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    I’ll love to see a Kozmo support in the future

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    April 5, 2021 at 6:35 pm

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    if its not mecha phantom beast support, its not worth making

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    April 5, 2021 at 6:41 pm

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    or plant spport now that suns are out we need new suns

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    April 5, 2021 at 10:26 pm

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    Yeah I agree. I’m looking at Sunavalon and it feels kinda like what Orcust was without Crescendo and Dingirsu. For the Starry Knights, it feels a little bit close since it already has a boss monster that actually does something. Time will tell, I suppose

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    April 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

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    Sunavalon looks cool, so we sit here and wait until we get a giant mf tree floodgate

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    April 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm

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    gonna buy this just for Ghost Rare Ojama Country

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    April 6, 2021 at 8:02 pm

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    is it bad that i read that as “Obama Country”

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    April 6, 2021 at 8:03 pm

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    very

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    April 6, 2021 at 8:04 pm

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    no not at all

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    April 7, 2021 at 8:31 pm

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    O B A M A C O U N T R Y

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    April 7, 2021 at 10:37 pm

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    This set is slightly decent although if there was one thing that would have made it a tiny bit better it’s replacing Terror of Trishula with Ice Dragon’s Prison.

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    April 8, 2021 at 12:24 am

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    why would they reprint a super expensive card that recently came out, they’re Konami

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    April 8, 2021 at 12:54 am

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    So the price can drop, players would beable to afford 2 or 3 copies of the card, and they wouldn’t have to wait 4 months for the mega tin.

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    April 8, 2021 at 12:59 am

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    there a corporation they want MOONEY

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    April 8, 2021 at 1:57 am

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    And they want they’re product to sell well which is kind of hard to do especially when they lazily cherry pick said product.

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    April 8, 2021 at 2:20 am

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    People are willing to pay 100s of dollars
    Konami Know That

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    April 8, 2021 at 4:19 am

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    And did Konami know that they false advertised the Spirit charmers structure deck?

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    April 8, 2021 at 4:55 am

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    Probably

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    April 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

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    And do they know that false advertising a product is illegal?

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    April 8, 2021 at 2:04 pm

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    Depends on how misleading, for example fast food ads are misleading all the time

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:11 pm

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    Konami doesn’t do that lol, they want money

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:19 pm

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    What about some of the Spirit Charmers structure decks not including any of the alternate art Familiar possessed charmers even though the back says it includes 1 of 4 of them?

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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    Idk cause i haven’t seen it

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:22 pm

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    It includes 1 of 4 of them, yea. It randomly includes 1 of the 4 alternate arts, it’s a lotto to see which one you get. That’s not false advertising my guy. I bought the Spirit Charmer structures (and i kinda regret it)

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:27 pm

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    B U Y S I N G L E S

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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    Your right the structure deck is supposed to include 1 of 4 random alternate arts however I bought 3 of them and there was no alternate art in any of them.

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:33 pm

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    Proof?

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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    I got three and got two alternate arts, it’s just up to luck

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm

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    I got 1 alt art in each of mine, and I bought 3. That’s how i t works.
    Either A) yall got a factory error
    B) your product was tampered with
    C) or your fucking lying

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:42 pm

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    I’ll say D) none of the above
    I just got three decks and two of them were the water one, I got the earth one on the other. It’s just luck

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    April 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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    it’s one of those three my guy. It’s not “luck”

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    April 8, 2021 at 5:26 pm

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    Even if I post a picture of all the cards I got in all three spirit charmers structure decks I would still be a liar cause that’s how society is nowadays.

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    April 8, 2021 at 5:27 pm

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    just lookin more shady by the minute

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    April 8, 2021 at 5:28 pm

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    post pictures my guy

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    April 8, 2021 at 7:54 pm

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    Why do I get the feeling that you’re the kinda of person who would unironically post those stupid gamer joker memes that say “we live in a society” and shit like that?

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    April 9, 2021 at 3:51 am

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    Personally, I’ve been playtesting the Starry Nights on Dueling Nexus and…they were tricky to set up at first but they pair well with Arkbrave Dragon, the OG Seiyaryu, Hyozanryu, etc. Dragon Shrine and Arkbrave are this archetype’s best friends. Plus Sauravis at 2 or 3 is a good ritual which synchs with the theme of bouncing cards back to the hand to negate effects. So I’m looking forward to this archetype the most. I had to do a bit of trial and error but so far..I like it.

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    s o c i e t y

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    April 12, 2021 at 1:30 am

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    Gonna buy all the mapped boxes for da bling

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