Yugioh Card Battle: X-Sabers VS Infernities

X-Sabers and Infernities are two very popular archetypes. Each one have their own strengths and weaknesses; their own types of support and boosts. These two archetypes have become so popular, and have been considered to be so strong, that already people have been creating decks for X-Sabers and Infernities.These two decks are unbelievably powerful; far stronger than even the mighty Blackwing decks. The X-Saber and Infernity decks might just be the strongest unbanned deck in Yugioh. However, there can only be one champion; some say X-Sabers are the strongest, however some say Infernities are the best. Today, I will compare the attributes of both groups of monsters and try to conclude which of the two archetypes are the strongest: X-Sabers or Infernities.

X-Sabers and Infernities are two very popular archetypes. Each one have their own strengths and weaknesses; their own types of support and boosts. These two archetypes have become so popular, and have been considered to be so strong, that already people have been creating decks for X-Sabers and Infernities.These two decks are unbelievably powerful; far stronger than even the mighty Blackwing decks. The X-Saber and Infernity decks might just be the strongest unbanned deck in Yugioh. However, there can only be one champion; some say X-Sabers are the strongest, however some say Infernities are the best. Today, I will compare the attributes of both groups of monsters and try to conclude which of the two archetypes are the strongest: X-Sabers or Infernities.

Let’s start this review with the X-Sabers. X-Sabers (which also include XX-Sabers) are a ferocious group of monsters who, like the Blackwings, focus on swarming. Though that is their main group ability, small clusters of X-Sabers also focus on monster re-direction and self-power boosts. In short, X-Sabers are a very offense based archetype.

Positives:

  • Can easily swarm other X-Sabers, creating havoc for your opponent.
  • Have amazing combos, (a notable one is known as the Faultrolls Loop, facilitated by two XX-Saber Faultrolls and XX-Saber Ragigura).
  • X-Sabers have strong spell and trap card support, a notable and powerful support card is Gottam’s Emergency Call.

Negatives:

  • Many X-Sabers require other X-Sabers to be on the field in order to play them and/or activate their effects.
  • Because X-Sabers are all Earth monsters, the opponent can easily form an anti-Earth deck to counter the X-Sabers.
  • TIV deck would be deadly against X-Sabers due to a majority of X-Sabers being Beast-Warrior and Warrior monsters.

Infernities became a very popular archetype due to the rising popularity of the Dark Signer, Kalin Kiryu. In Shonen Jump’s 2010 anniversary issue, Kalin ranked third in the popularity polls for Yugioh 5Ds, behind Crow and Akiza. Ever since Kalin’s sudden rise in popularity, his Infernity monsters became very popular in the Yugioh world as well, but for a good reason. The Infernities are a very powerful group of monsters, primarily due to their no-hand combos.

Positives:

  • Infernities are pretty good swarming archetype as well.
  • They are a very flexible archetype for their decks can mesh other types of monsters such as the Dark World monsters and (especially) Zombie type monsters.
  • Infernity decks are great for Instant Synchro Summons thanks to cards like Infernity Launcher and Infernity Necromancer.
  • There are a few OTK opportunities in an Infernity deck.

Negatives:

  • Very, very few spell and trap card support compared to the X-Sabers.
  • Because they are so reliant on having no hand, cards like Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and Penguin Soldier could instantly stop an Infernity combo.
  • In an Infernity deck, players are too reliant on special summoning Infernity monsters and stocking them in the graveyard. This Infernity characteristic makes it very easy to form an Anti-Infernity deck (which would revolve around cards like Royal Oppression or Special Hurricane.

This decision is really tough to make. Though the Infernities are powerful, it seems like the X-Sabers have less weaknesses but equally good positives. I guess I will have to go with the X-Sabers because though they have an equal amount of support as the Infernities, I feel the X-Sabers’ support is stronger. A strong support means a stronger deck. X-Sabers win this matchup.

21 thoughts on “Yugioh Card Battle: X-Sabers VS Infernities”

  1. I’m the first commenter? Ok! 🙂 It is a tough decision but I do agree with you that X-Sabers are better. However, like I always say, it all depends on how well you build your deck in close calls like these. If an Infernity deck is better built than the opposing X-Saber deck, it will win and vice-versa. Overall though, I do prefer running an X-Saber deck. You said that both didn’t much support; I agree with you on Infernities, but not with X-Sabers. They have a good amount of support.

  2. Thank you. Finally one good decision.
    Xsabers can topple any infernity deck with using at least 2 of 3 cards in their side decks.

    1) consecrated light. (duh)
    2) shadow imprisoning mirror (stops necromancer, mirage and archfiend)
    3) crevace into the different dimension ( way better than transmigration prophesy) I love this card even though it isn’t as effective as consecrated light just because it can make attribute decks skwirm…..even xsabers.

    I like this post yugioh blogger. HATS OFF TO YOU!!!

  3. Haha, thanks Chris. I completely forgot how weak Infernities would become, once they were exposed to Consecrated Light. That’s why Blackwing decks are a bit overrated as well.

  4. chris, you also forgot about book of eclipse. a card that totally wrecks infernities. it changes all face up monsters on the field to face down defense position. during the end phase, flip all face down defense position monsters your opponent controls face up and your opponent draws 1 card for each. that means that their will potentially be too many cards in their hand. so without a clear hand. an infernity deck becomes too weak.

  5. Actually, book of eclispe is an OK card. I actually play test against infernitites, but rather than hurting them, it actually seems to help them. Because most infernity decks play 13-15 monsters, all you end up doing is helping them dump necessary infernities to the grave and give them their launchers and barriers. But it is ok at one turn stopping the otk opportunity. But it works ok. Just from my experience this past month, the cards I posted seem to work the best……at least in my X-Sabers

  6. x sabers will rule this and next formats. they have too few weaknesses. oh yeah, you heard of infernity barrier? a solemn judgment for infernities. it looks good.

  7. So anyone seen a froggy ftk deck? It’s pretty cool…….and cheap to build. The only thing I don’t care for is that it just seems like a one trick pony. If it does well, like itshould, ronintoadin will be banned. Just having one in the deck makes it broken. Funny thing too is that all the cards in the deck are commons

  8. Infernities for now are really a one trick pony too. They are just way more expensive and can’t do an ftk

  9. They both r great and have support but the x sabers support are waaaaaaaaaay stronger. ex: saber hole broken,sbaer slash game changer at 3,and gottoms e-call?? definite game swinger swarmer at 3. im a blackwing player and why do our monsters and support have son many drawbacks ex: vayu,sirroco,cfbf,breeze,blizzard,its rediculus

  10. i hate concentrated light another reason x sabers would win and i agree with duffer. CONCENTRATED DARK FTW!!!

  11. Who’s gonna go to a tournament with an anti-earth deck??????? That wouldn’t be the least bit successful……..

  12. ive never heard of an anti earth deck. and this is kinda random but isn’t the summoning of rainbow neos a -10 in card advantage, because rainbow dragon is a -7 plus poly and 2 tributes for neos so thats -10.

  13. oh yeah what about grabbing some barrier statues and cards like destruction cyclone, firestorm prominence, silent abyss etc for countering some attributes?

  14. Barrier statues I thought were a good idea at first. But in my experience, they tend to slow your deck down as it causes you to waste a summon. In an infernity deck, that a different story as all their monster are easily special summoned within 2-3 turns

  15. well the good thing about barrier statues is that all of them are level 4 so they are easy to summon. let’s say you have a frog deck, i think that barrier statue of the torrent would help fuel the frog deck. thus it would weaken even the most popular decks.

  16. idk i think they use the frogs high defense to get a monarch the next turn. I also want to understand that archetype… pretty sure it has to do with the roadtoadin or whatever its called

  17. frog ftk focuses on ronintoadin, says remove a frog from play when this card is in graveyard to special summon it, basically summon it lots of times and tribute for mass driver, its hard to stop, hanewata can weaken it and some people even side mask of restrict, which also cripples the frog monarch deck, the way that works if you guys still want to know is to use substitoad and swap frog to get treeborn frog in your grave as soon a possible whilst commiting nothing to the field and relying on your monarchs to press for steady chunks of 2400 damage, they will often have a bttle fader, soul exchange or frogs in the graveyard for tribute fodder so run a very high amount of tribute monsters and this is one of few decks that can support 3 light and darkness dragons

  18. I would have to agree that X sabers would win in this matchup, though im not a fan of either, my friend’s X saber deck is indeed formidable and my other friend’s infernety deck cant seem to keep up at times. I personally love my batteryman deck which has served me well for many years.

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