Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some ideas

looked through some of the TCG exclusive just now, and super rush recklessly caught my eye. No, no, not that the bull from charge recklessly is giving "heads" to Raiza, but its effect.

Effect: Select 1 face-up beast-type monster you control and 1 monster your opponent controls. Destroy your monster, and return the opponent's monster to the deck.

I know that the konami website had posted about this card, and its effect with darksoul and green baboon, but there is something more to this card.

XX-saber galsem works pretty well with this card, since galsem lets you search for any x-saber monsters, providing you with another card searcher other than xx-saber darksoul. 

since galsem pairs well with saber slash, it may very well justifies the need to include it in an x-saber deck, less reliant on darksoul as well.

Effect: This card cannot be special summon. This card returns to the owner's hand during the end phase of the turn that this card is normal summoned, flip summoned, or flipped face up. If this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent's life points, your opponent must discard all cards in his/her hand during the next draw phase before they draw.

i was doing a research the other day about the high level monsters that can potentially fit into a frog deck, other than the usual dark dust spirit etc. until i saw this card! 

giving 2 tributes for this monster is not an issue for a frog deck once you had filled the grave with essential materials. 

the advantage that this card brings far outweigh the disadvantage brought about by this card. discarding the entire hand is totally devastating. can you imagine your entire hand vanishes into thin air when this guy inflicts battle damage to you?

cold wave serves a good protection, if not giant trunade is even better. giant trunade your opponent, and attack him safely, drops the entire spell & trap! better than heavy storm, since no need to worry about starlight road.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Another episode about rulings,taken from yugioh wiki. do take note as it may happen to you in a duel.

1. Catastor vs neo-spacian grand mole:
Catastor is a mandatory effect while grand mole is an optional effect. a SEGOC is formed, with catastor at chain link 1 and grand mole at chain link 2. resolve backwards, grand mole bounces and catastor's effect fizzles.

2. catastor vs d.d. warrior lady:
catatstor effect take place before damage calculation, while d.d.warrior lady's effect takes place after damage calculation, hence d.d.warrior lady's effect doesnt activate.

3. Doomcalibur knight vs honest:
lumina attacks doomcalibur and drops honest, boosting lumina's attack. doomcalibur being mandatory tributes itself, and the battle fizzles/stops. and the attack ends.

4. synchron explorer vs quickdraw synchron:
quickdraw synchron's substitution effect is a condition, not an effect. hence synchron explorer cannot negate it. 

quickdraw dandylion is a powerful deck, opening and exposing yourself to a world of infinite possibilities. 

discard dandylion for 1 for 1, special summon grow up bulb, synchro for 2 formula synchron! and drawing 2 is fun!

and revealing 2-3 tuners for shooting star dragon's effect is simply too cool.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Countering Infernity!

Infernity is an irritating yet devastating deck. Especially in the OCG where trishula lives, and losing your field, hand and grave in one turn is not fun at all. Though you can counter it with dust tornado, royal oppression, raioh, crack from different dimension, d.d.crow, activating the right cards at the right moment is the key to fully counter this deck.

Effect: When this card is normal summoned, it is changed to defense position. While you have no cards in your hand, this card gains the following effect: Once per turn, you can special summon 1 "infernity" monster from your graveyard, except "Infernity Necromancer".

Effect: When you have no cards in your hand and draw this card, you can reveal it to special summon it. When this card is special summoned, if you have no cards in your hand, you can add 1 "infernity" card from your deck to your hand.

Effect: While you have no cards in your hand, you can tribute this card to special summon up to 2 "Infernity Beetle" from your deck.

I have posted the 3 main monster cards to doing the trishula loop, and the key card to thwart the loop lies in book of moon!I will list two ways of doing this loop, and book of moon plays an important part to stop it, or at least hinders the loop to a large extend.

infernity gun special summons beetle and necromancer, now, opponent wishes to use the ignition effect of necromancer to special summon archfiend. You MUST now, book of moon its beetle when opponent wishes to use necromancer's effect. resulting in him having no tuners on the field to perform a synchro summon.

infernity gun special summons beetle and necromancer, opponent wishes to use the ignition effect of beetle, to special summon 2 more beetle. you MUST now book of moon the necromancer, to stop its ignition effect to special summon the archfiend and start the loop.

infernity gun special summons beetle and archfiend, you MUST now chain book of moon to archfiend's trigger effect on beetle before it is too late to do so, because the trigger effect of archfiend, "eats" up his priority to activate the ignition effect of beetle.and most likely in this case, even if you let him fetches the gun from the deck (which cant be stopped anyway, unless you divine wrath its archfiend), there will be two more beetles in his deck, thereby having no tuners on field, you successfully stopped their loop.

of course, there may be other cases, but the principle still stays the same, do not wait until he fetches whatever he requires and then you book of moon the tuners. it will be too late by then and he would want to tribute his beetle for 2 more beetles.and 1 book of moon will not be sufficient.

Monday, July 19, 2010

naturia pineapple

I believe naturia decks will become a meta soon with the release of this card: naturia pineapple.

Effect: All face-up monsters you control are treated as plant type. If this card is in your graveyard during your standby phase, and you control no spell or trap card, you can special summon this card. This effect cannot be activated if you control a face-up "Naturia Pineapple" or if there are any monsters in your graveyard that are not plant or beast-type.

first impression of this card is " OMG, naturia has just gotten their very own treeborn frog!" 

What makes this so good can be attributed to its very own special summon ability, that gives you an immediate tribute for naturia bamboochute!

and getting the naturia bamboochute out early can lock your opponent down easily, with a decent 2000ATK/DEF, it can be rather difficult to get rid of, and attacking it for 4 times seals the game.

the belief that it is going to cause a shift in the meta is due to the same reason why there is a frog monarch when treeborn frog is at 2. and it is going to be playable at 3 when it is going to release.

Naturia is famous for its game-locking ability with powerful monsters like naturia beast, naturia balkion, naturia cosmobeet and naturia rosewhip! 

with the release of new supports( i hope so) for this theme, a storm invading the meta surely is in the progress!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Starstrike blast

Starstrike blast has finally arrived in singapore today, but sadly i dont have the time to get it. havent really get to see some of its artwork in real life yet. As usual there will be some noticeable cards in every set, and my thoughts are as follow:

1. glowup bulb: lightlord has just found another promising partner in the deck. a tuner first of all, and it is a level 1 and finally helps you to mill! play one for one, synchro on the field. special summon it again and synchro again. being a level 1 tuner has its advantage as well, that is to allow easy access to almost any level of synchros. 1 + X = Y. 

2. heat wave: heat wave after cold wave? LOL... can we have a hot&cold wave next? normal monsters do not get affected by this card much, anyway not many decks run normal monsters nowadays. still, you can always set them. can stop infernity for that turn if you know he has a gun in his hand. pretty situation in the current meta.

3. Arcanite magician, the supreme wizard: can draw finish the whole deck when combo with tempest magician. arcanite mage clear field first, fusion into this guy. draw 1 cards, drop 1 cards, draw 1 again, and drop 1 again till you deck out since it got a big may be an option for exodia deck.

so many equipment cards this time round, seems like powertool has its day soon.haha...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Busy busy

Really busy these few weeks, with too many things going on.

Meet Ken over the weekends and played with him, and he discovered a new hobby i think. and that is virtual fishing! LOL... it is a kind of game in the arcade whereby players fire the net at the fish to catch them, coins are rewarded in return for the catch. and with $2 worth of coins you can almost play up to an hour.

Going on to yugioh now, cant wait for the new set to be released. with promising cards to look out for, and maybe new meta to come.

Shall be back to bloggin about yugioh again soon, hopefully to get more news about the new set so i can do a review on it. do stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


In times when frogs, gadgets are rulings almost half of the world, and perfect declarer may be sharing a piece of this pie. Let us not forget that we deck devastation virus to save us.

Deck Devastation Virus/ Effect : Tribute 1 DARK monster with 2000 or more ATK. Check your opponent's hand, all monsters your opponent controls, and all cards they draw (until the end of your opponent's 3rd turn after this card's activation), and destroy all monsters with 1500 or less ATK.

This card is extremely useful against the above mentioned decks. Just imagine how the world will run for them without frogs summoning, and then filling up the grave slowly? of course, the great wall of china would not have existed.

Sonic birds will be taking their nap, no searching for you and the cute little lovers (happy lover) will be in the grave. meaning no bullets for perfect declarer to "shoot".  

and how does machina gadget without gadget sounds? Out of a sudden you see their handsize become so small, unlike the infinite supply of monsters in the past.

The only sad thing about it is that it cannot be randomly splashed into any decks( mostly for sidedeck purpose). But we have Black feather! Yeah! oh, and not to forget, black knight deck as well. hohoho...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to Singapore

Yeah, i am back! HAHA! nice to be able to go KL again, done some trading.

Meet Cookie at the shop, he's a very nice guy. just a pity that i forget to bring my deck, so didnt have the chance to play with him.

KL was having a big sale when i was there i think, many shops were having super sales. and many items are rather cheap compared to singapore.

And so, i was back to singapore. Just met up with Ken, showed him around, and had dinner together. A million thanks to him for giving me those cards. =)

So, i guess the daily routine starts again. And i longed for the following 3 months to pass soon.

Will be back writing articles soon, so do stay tuned.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

KL Trip

i will be going to Malaysia KL again this week, from Friday to Sunday.

Will be bringing my album along, and maybe a deck? still unsure what to bring. haha...

Have more time compared to the previous time, so hope can stay at Sungei Wang and play for a while, to do some trading etc.

So, hope to see all malaysian duelist this weekend. And so coincidence, i go malaysia, then Ken come Singapore. haha...


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