June 4th 2021
A long time ago now, I wrote an overview about the Crusadia archetype and how it functions in a deck. While its offensive power is explosive and potentially devastating, it carries its own set of weaknesses. Fortunately, these brave warriors don’t have to fight alone. In the past, many duelists have supplemented these fearsome fighters with various different engines, from a small, compact package to one or even two additional archetypes. In this article, I’ll go over the different engines that have been used with Crusadia, some old and some new, before giving my final recommendation.
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January 28th 2021
In November, Eric Meadows posted an article analyzing the Drytron archetype and how it works. It’s a very comprehensive guide and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to pick up the deck.
But this article isn’t a deck analysis so much as a history lesson. To explain what I mean, let me explain how I felt when I learned about Drytron’s rise to prominence in the December 2020 meta.
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August 18th 2020
Sometimes, you might not want want to play Yugioh the way it’s being played right now. You don’t want to go through half your deck to summon five negates. You don’t want to recur the same cards from your graveyard over and over again. And you certainly don’t want to twiddle your thumbs behind a couple floodgates.
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July 18th 2020
Are you tired of Adamancipators spamming searches and Eldlich abusing their traps? Are you sick of seeing the same Synchro negate combo over and over again? And are you irritated that Konami did nothing to hit them on the June 2020 banlist? Well, fear not! There is a cool alternative to the decks that plague the lost meta – and by cool, I mean ice cool. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Nekroz archetype – its facets, strengths, weaknesses, and competitive potential.
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March 26th 2020
So a certain illness has shut down your regionals and closed your locals. You find yourself with no choice but to remain within your home. A lesser duelist might succumb to these circumstances, letting their skills rust and their passion dwindle. Is that what you are, dear reader – a third-rate duelist with fourth-rate dedication? I think not! No quarantine can dampen your love for the game. But in case you need a push of motivation or a jolt of creative energy, here are five ways to enjoy Yugioh while sheltering in place at home.
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January 25th 2020
Many decks benefit from the new aspects of Master Rule 5. Players will have plenty of options for fun decks to pick up. And with the most recent banlist, competitive players will be looking for new decks to shape the meta. With these factors in mind, here are five more decks to look forward to this coming April.
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December 29th 2019
With the new Master Rule Revision coming in April, duelists can once again summon Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz monsters to the Main Monster Zones without using Link arrows. This means that many decks that relied on these monster types in the past are now free to play unhindered.
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December 14th 2019
Various rogue decks continue to take tops at high-tier events, and not just the Dracos and Pendulums of old. This time, we got to see Kristijan Mašic take Magical Musketeers to the top 32 of YCS Milan. Let’s take a look at his deck and see what he did to get this far.
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December 2nd 2019
Of all the decks expected to make a showing in the top cut of Pro-Play Tour: Dallas, Gladiator Beasts were probably near the bottom of the list. However, Yobani Martinez defied expectations by placing in the top 8 with Glad Beasts, using a rather unusual variant of it at that. Let’s take a look at the cards and strategies he employed to get so far in the tournament.
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November 26th 2019
HEROes have been getting a lot help lately. A combination of hot new releases and surprising unlimits of old staples have put the deck in a better place than it’s been in for a few years. In particular, the recent Sao Paulo, Honolulu, and Sacramento regionals have all seen HERO tops, taking first place in Honolulu.
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