TCG Meta Snapshot: Mekk-Knight Invoked April 2018

Invoked Mekk-Knight is the logical conclusion of decks going second. Engineered from the ground-up to lose the die roll, this handtrap-heavy strategy rewards efficient, cautious gameplay. By taking advantage of the Invoked fusions’ flexible material, the deck can turn a poorly-placed Ghost Ogre or a mismatched Master Peace into material for Mechabah. The Mekk-Knights, a suite of powerful beaters, add OTK potential to this otherwise reactive strategy.

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TCG Meta Snapshot: Gem-Knight FTK April 2018

What can possibly be said about Gem-Knight FTK other than a long, deep sigh and a reluctant “game 2?”

While first-turn-kill strategies are usually incredibly fragile, die-roll reliant, and lack a competent backup plan, Gem-Knight FTK is different. It is redundant, has reliable “plan B’s,” and has comparable win-rates going first or second.

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Duel Links Meta Snapshot: January 17th, 2018

A few months ago, I wrote an article on getting started in Duel Links. The article, now embarrassingly outdated, provided a clear path towards Duel Links’ ranked mode. However, when looking back, I realized I had neglected to give readers an adequate understanding of the current ranked climb. Because of this, I’ll be writing a series of tier lists which explain what the top decks are and what they do. This first list includes what I believe are the current top performers, though that’s subject to change with the impending banlist.

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Duel Links: A Primer for Starting Your Journey to Duel World

Yu-Gi-Oh is not well-known for its healthy learning curve and enjoyable new-player experience. While many other card games do a reasonable job of integrating fresh-faced nerds hyped to play whatever awful garbage they just saw on the anime into their TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh’s introductory process involves meticulous reading of a 50-page document, mountains of research about the convoluted combos that lurk in meta strategies, and a tearful three hour grapple with a bottle of wine and the wiki article explaining the damage step.

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