Drytron – An Overpowered Endboard in a Balanced Deck

Upon release, Drytron instantly jumped on the podium of meta-dominating decks. Having access to non-once per turn cards such as Cyber Angel Benten and a consistency failsafe in the form of Union Carrier made it difficult to stop. At least up until the hits came. A couple of banlists and support cards later, the deck finds itself in a much less powerful position. Let’s examine the deck, what it does, and the overall sentiment about it around the community.

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Fusion Destiny: The Destructive Revival!

The OCG’s been hyping the Destiny Hero engine thanks to Burst of Destiny! Why’s that you may ask? Well, the release of a new Fusion monster that’s caught everyone’s attention. That is none other than the mighty Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer! Thanks to Fusion Destiny, getting to DPE has never been easier. Let’s take a look at how the engine works and why duelists should be on the lookout!

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Judicial Opinion: Making Sense of Nadir Servant

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, often times, things will go wrong. A player sets up their dominoes, yet when they go to knock them over, their opponent snatches one of them away. In situations such as these, Problem-Solving Card Text (PSCT) is an invaluable tool.

For the most part, PSCT does its job quite well. However, cards are complex, and there are some intricacies that may appear to contradict a naive reading. Today, I’m going to offer my point of view on some of them, by using Nadir Servant, the omnipresent Dogmatika support card, as a poster child.

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Ritual Summoning: The Underdog’s Greatest Hits

There are 6 overall summoning mechanics in Yu-Gi-Oh as of 2021: Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, Xyz, Pendulum, and Link. Out of all 5 mechanics, Rituals have had the least competitive success in the Yu-Gi-Oh metagame. The mechanic has issues with its summoning requirements. Not only do you need a Ritual Monster and corresponding Spell in hand, but other monsters to sacrifice for the Ritual Summon. This high resource cost has slowed down Rituals from entering the metagame too often. With all that said, few strategies have figured out ways to make up for the high resource requirement. They either found different ways provide resources to Ritual Summon or had powerful effects to make up for the high cost. Today, I will go over the few Ritual strategies that have found any sort of competitive success.

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