Like most duelists, my first deck was a starter deck. I was so excited to have that deck and I was ready to pummel my friends in duel. But sometimes I lost duels. This post will talk how one can improve their deck to be better than their previous one and I will be using common examples I found on the internet as well as my own dueling experiances.
When I was about 10, I entered a Regional Tournament. The night before I had bought a Raviel, The Lord of Phantasms tin deck and had stuffed my deck full of strong level 5-10 monsters. Yeah I had a few level 4 and 3 monsters and some weak spells and traps but I thought I was going to win with only strong monsters. I lost all four of my matches and was elimenated from the tournament. Now what I want to share with young duelists is to balance your deck. The cards I had in my deck only had high attack, nothing. Suupose I had threw in a Negate Attack and replaced some of my high level monsters with lower level monsters that had effects relating to my deck theme. I might have won some duels.
Another common mistake people make is that they only rely on specific type of cards. My friend who I always duel against only uses fiend monsters. He never accepts strong cards from me unless their fiends. Here is the good side about this type of play: You can make deadly combos, the bad side: You’re limiting yourself to a specific type of cards and if you lose duels your not looking to change your monsters or your combos.
Both of these examples show how key it is to trade and buy cards. Go trade with your friends, people you know who have cards you like, any duelist you meet! Trading exposes you to knew cards and teaches you new strategies you’d like to use in the future. My Weaken and Destroy deck has been undefeated since 2007. Why, because I have traded and traded and exposed myself to new ideas! That is my trading is so important in dueling.
I hope all of you have learned the good that can come out of getting new Yugioh cards. You can collect cards for a special deck or one can even acquire cards just to sell them! These are some cards I would recommend you should get through trading, buying, etc:
- Magic Cylinder
- Scrap Metal Scare-Crow
- Big Shield Gardna
- Ghost Gardna
- Rocket Warrior
- Turret Warrior
- Skull Dice
- Fighting Spirit
- Negate Attack
- Dark Armed Dragon