January 6th 2021
As a fan of pendulums and their playstyle for years, I noticed a drop in pendulum players during recent formats. The current best variant, Mythical Beast Endymion, sees little to no play. While it is okay for Pendulums to not be a part of every format, it is interesting to see how and why Pendulums have been unable to adapt to the recent metagame. Pendulums are decent, but there are factors contributing to its lack of play. This article will cover the major factors of Pendulum incompetency.
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July 1st 2020
There are many different decks running around the current online meta right now. This is due to the access to every card, giving room for experimentation without monetary loss. While Adamancipator, Eldlich, and Crystron Halqifibrax decks are still the primary meta decks, many fewer meta strategies utilize interesting techs to combat them.
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March 19th 2020
After the death of Heavymetalfoes Electrumite, Endymion decks have landed in an awkward spot. Their plays became dependent on their opening hands, and their ending boards have become less consistent. However, Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians arrives in Duel Overload and offers assistance to her mighty king.
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March 18th 2020
I participated in the 3v3 side event with my team on both days and placed 2nd both times. However, Sunday’s side event was much bigger and felt more rewarding. I picked up a playset of Magicians’ Souls and wanted to try it out. For the event, I decided to play Lunalight. It is clearly a meta deck, but this build catered to going second and did not run any Psy-Frame or Danger! cards. I was Player B; Player A played Block Burning Abyss and Player C played Spyrals.
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December 23rd 2019
Recently, I attended the Las Vegas regional in hopes to earn an invite. It was my first regional of the new season and it turned out to be a great success! With 2 losses throughout the day, I ended up placing 12th in the 245 player regional. It was a total of 8 rounds of swiss. I played what many players would think is the best deck of the format: Sky Striker Orcust. I was originally going to play Pendulum or Mekk-Knight, but I opted for a deck that can perform well going first or second.
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December 11th 2019
These days, it isn’t enough to destroy Spells and Traps and send them to the GY. For example, Orcustrated Babel can add itself back to the hand from the GY. Salamangreat Balelynx can protect Will of the Salamangreat from Twin Twisters or Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. However, Cosmic Cyclone banishes these cards with a simple cost of 1000 LP. Since its release in late 2016, this amplified Mystical Space Typhoon has been seeing use through various formats.
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October 7th 2019
The July 2019 banlist hit a multitude of cards, shifting the game to a healthier state. Some notable hits included the limitations of the chaos dragons and Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche, however, received the banhammer. What did banning Rusty really do for Orcust decks? The deck is still topping events consistently, with the only real losers from the banlist were the few loyal Phantom Knight players. We’ll go over the main reasons why Orcust has continued to be a top contender for the late 2019 season.
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August 19th 2019
The 2019 tins bring new excitement with 3 promos catering to players that go second. Introducing one of the most devastating hand traps to date, Nibiru, the Primal Being single-handedly shifts the tide of the game. We will be going over its practical uses and compare it to its older cousin Ra Sphere Mode.
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August 2nd 2019
One of the few chase cards in Rising Rampage is the new Link 4 Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess. She is also one of the four cards in the set to have two rarities, with a foil boost to her already elusive secret rarity.
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July 10th 2019
This weeks Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck Spotlight focuses on Orcust! We take a look at some uploaded user decks that fill this criteria.
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