Emerging Archetypes, A Duelist Revolution!

With the TCG releases of Hidden Arsenal packs 1 and 2, we were introduced to several new archetypes such as Naturia, Flamevell, and Ice Barrier monsters. Recently, a new mainstream booster pack, the Duelist Revolution, was released as well and along with its release Duelist Revolution brought more support for these emerging archetypes. The Duelist Revolution actually did start a Duelist Revolution! After skimming through the spoiler list, I found a bunch of cards that would be really useful for any deck. Cards like Pot of Duality, Synchro Fusionist, and my favorite, Chivalry. Duelist Revolution is one of the strongest packs I have seen for a while. Plus, it has long-awaited support and additions for upcoming archetypes. Duelist Revolution has shaped so many emerging archetypes and it could lead to a whole new twist in Yugioh.

When I say whole new twist, I don’t mean a change in rules or play style. A majority of players are still old school, especially the older duelists. However, Duelist Revolution has helped turn semi-archetypes (Ice Barrier, Naturia, etc…) into full, actual archetypes with a good amount of cards and decent support. Now, due to Duelist Revolution, many of these archetypes are ready to be used in tournaments. Thus, duelists have the option to choose to use a different archetype out of the vast majority of new archetypes. They don’t have to use the same old Infernities, or Elemental Heroes anymore thanks to Duelist Revolution, which has improved so many new archetypes.

Out of the new archetypes in Yugioh, I feel that Naturia will be the strongest. Although some of their cards OCG, Naturia has a great balance of power and efficiency. They are one of the fastest decks out there, and unless their combos are quickly stopped, they will do serious damage. Naturias also have great monsters such as Naturia Barkion (OCG), Naturia Beast, and Naturia Bambooshoot who has a great ability to negate your opponent from playing spell or trap cards if it is summoned by tributing a Naturia monster. Ice Barriers, another emerging archetype, are another popular archetype. They focus mainly on field advantage, and then beating down the opponent. Some of my favorite Ice Barrier monsters include Brionac, Trishula, and General Grunard (OCG).

Duelist Revolution, I think, has brought a type of Golden Age in the modern, 3rd generation Yugioh timeline. It has introduced the world to MANY new archetypes. Duelist Revolution is a good booster pack overall as well. It has a great traps and spells, and a good set of monsters as well (especially the new, Dragon Draco-Equiste!). This is a booster pack I would recommend any player to buy, old school or new school alike.

yu-gi-oh-duelist-revolutionWith the TCG releases of Hidden Arsenal packs 1, 2, and recent Duel Terminal packs, we were introduced to several new archetypes such as Naturia, Flamevell, and Ice Barrier monsters. Recently, a new mainstream booster pack, the Duelist Revolution, was released as well and along with its release Duelist Revolution brought more support for these emerging archetypes. The Duelist Revolution actually did start a Duelist Revolution!  After skimming through the spoiler list, I found a bunch of cards that would be really useful for any deck. Cards like Pot of Duality, Synchro Fusionist, and my favorite, Chivalry. Duelist Revolution is one of the strongest packs I have seen for a while. Plus, it has long-awaited support and additions for upcoming archetypes. Duelist Revolution has shaped so many emerging archetypes and it could lead to a whole new twist in Yugioh.

When I say whole new twist, I don’t mean a change in rules or play style. A majority of players are still old school, especially the older duelists. However, Duelist Revolution has helped turn semi-archetypes (Ice Barrier, Naturia, etc…) into full, actual archetypes with a good amount of cards and decent support. Now, due to Duelist Revolution, many of these archetypes are ready to be used in tournaments. Thus, duelists have the option to choose to use a different archetype out of the vast majority of new archetypes. They don’t have to use the same old Infernities, or Elemental Heroes anymore thanks to Duelist Revolution, which has improved so many new archetypes.

Out of the new archetypes in Yugioh, I feel that Naturia will be the strongest. Although some of their cards OCG, Naturia has a great balance of power and efficiency. They are one of the fastest decks out there, and unless their combos are quickly stopped, they will do serious damage. Naturias also have great monsters such as Naturia Barkion (OCG), Naturia Beast, and Naturia Bambooshoot who has a great ability to negate your opponent from playing spell or trap cards if it is summoned by tributing a Naturia monster. Ice Barriers, another emerging archetype, are another popular archetype. They focus mainly on field advantage, and then beating down the opponent. Some of my favorite Ice Barrier monsters include Brionac, Trishula, and General Grunard (OCG).

Duelist Revolution, I think, has brought a type of Golden Age in the modern, 3rd generation Yugioh timeline. It has introduced the world to MANY new archetypes. Duelist Revolution is a good booster pack overall as well. It has a great traps and spells, and a good set of monsters as well (especially the new, Dragon Draco-Equiste!). This is a booster pack I would recommend any player to buy, old school or new school alike.

42 thoughts on “Emerging Archetypes, A Duelist Revolution!”

  1. oh… this was kinda old to me. im kinda in a rush to see starstrike blast but oh well. draco equiste isnt that great of a card. sorry. i love bambooshoots (food).

  2. Idk. This pack is ok. I think hidden arsenal 2 did a wayyyyy better job of supporting a wide veriety of archetypes. Ie. Fabled, mist valley, naturia, flamvell, jurrac, and genex. Genex really sucks though

  3. I guess the “old school” card Iuse are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay outdated! The thing is, I just can’t thinkof giving up my machine deck for another. (except when I use my Yubel deck)

  4. I guess the “old school” card Iuse are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay outdated! The thing is, I just can’t think of giving up my machine deck for another. (except when I use my Yubel deck)

  5. I am making a lightsworn deck for the moment I have: Celestia,Garoth,Gragonith(X2),Jain(X3),Jenis(X3) and Wulf. And my great support card JUDGEMENT DRAGON!

  6. same here. i would understand if you were making a blackwing deck. as there still strong and prominent even though they are a little old. no one really uses lightsworns now. i prefer heralds!

  7. Blackwings I believe are favored by konami too much. They keep making bw cards.
    If only they didn’t restrict charge or lumina. If it was one or the other, the deck would still be good. Heck even the twilight variant of LS would be great now that chaos sorcerer is at 2.

  8. lightsworns got overly killed from the banlist like 2 formats ago.

    I know right? its like konami has a fetish for birds. O-O. i mean now they are making abroholos the megaquake and aurora of the northern lights. which both stink anyways. as for all the new blackwing cards srink too. i want to see what the new karakuri archetype has to offer!

  9. I think blackwings are “favored” by konami because a main character in yu-gi-oh 5d’s uses blackwings (crow).

    although if that was the case, I wish they’d make more synchron support cards. my junk destroyer deck could use some.

  10. yeah but they are making too many blackwings now. like really there are literally hundreds of blackwings already. konami stop making blackwings. its not going to be tier 1 ever again.

  11. Tier 1 where? They aren’t really a tier 1 deck. They are barely a tier deck at all. Given that bw’s took second, that doesn’t make a difference, tiers are established by what most decks are popular, strong, and top most everywhere. Bw’s have little chance if any to be any sort of tier as of now.

  12. really? could’ve sworn you, yourself, said blackwings were still tier 1. at the very least, I’m sure you said they were still one of the best. unless I misunderstood something you said…

  13. If it was me playing LS right now, I would have 3 celestia, 2 jd, and 3 beckoning lights. But idk, there’s not much you can do to revive the once mighty archetype. Except monster reborn, but even that’s not enough. Maybe put in pot of dualities, but even that prevents wulfs from working.

    Build X-sabers or naturia, that’s the best advice I can render

  14. arent you glad that most archetypes introduced newly now are not dark? mist valley, ice barrier, fabled, naturia, dragunity and karakuri (which isnt going to be in the us for a while but i hope they release it) etc. dark became boring i guess.

  15. @chris: my bad then.

    @nader: I wish they’d make more support cards for those attributes though, like a Dark Eruption for WIND monsters.

  16. I think they’re just making yugioh diverse. I like it.

    Oh, amazonesses make for a fun deck. I made them. And managed to stick to the theme and playable competitively.

  17. omg eviritua mind ogress is a lot better than i saw. its basically like a super the transmigration prophecy (returns 5 cards instead of 2 and they arent shuffeled). you can retrieve cards from both players graveyards. wow and the art is hot too. i love ritua cards. they can make rituals become playable.

  18. I think macro beast is the kind of deck Andore (from the anime) used. cards include, elephun, uni-horned familiar, D.D. Unicorn Knight. I’m not sure if macro cosmos could work in it, but I suppose it could.

    If they’re making yugioh more diverse, i’d like to request more support cards and archetypes for minor types like sea serpents or rocks.

  19. yeah sea serpents, fish, reptile, and rock need a lot more support. especially rock, they barely have any powerful cards. i want to see a rock type monster that can remove from play all cards from your opponents side of the field, hand, graveyard, deck, and extra deck, but with a huge cost.

  20. which seems more overpowered machine emperors or polar gods? all of them are ridiculous. i however think that grannel is just retardedly overpowered so as wisel.

  21. eh, I’d say fish are good since fish are already a deck type. and reptiles already have 4 archetypes (reptiless, venom, alien, and worm).

    sure rocks are already a deck type, but they don’t really support eacch other too much. they just have a common effect and work well together.

  22. I like the Watts, they are good if you can run them properly (which is not what ppl say with solidarity) To me, solidarity is an OK card, but I mean, if instead of having solidarity you other cards that are not thunder type, the deck would be way better(cause there are many good cards and there is only like 1 or 2 good thunder cards
    Thunder King Raioh and Mist Wurm.

    Who went to Regionals? I went with my Machina deck and I did really good, I won almost all my matches and got great trades, I made a full blackwing deck in one day, and I got a ton of cards to complete my ojama deck, and I got a Brionarc a Stardust a Magical Android and a Lightgazer. The other day I also got my first Mirror Force(MRD)

  23. i made it to nationals with counter fairies (surprise). i did pretty good myself too. mostly with voltanis and kristya. btw did you know that frog ftk won worlds this year? mmm… imagine if there was a fog ftk deck vs x saber deck. im betting my money on frog ftk. cause its too powerful. well so as x sabers but frog ftk is just a nightmare to stand against.

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