In the show, the Aesir monsters Loki, Thor, and Odin were ridiculously powerful, as they almost defeated Yusei! I was not really interested with those monsters though because I figured, “when they are released as Yugioh cards they won’t be as strong.” However, I was mistaken: the powerful effects of Loki, Thor, and Odin were not altered and the cards became pretty popular among duelists. I had never got the chance to see the power of a Nordic deck until this afternoon, when I was smashed by an Odin deck.
I was using my strong X-Saber deck since the duelist I was facing had a pretty high rank. I was shocked when I started to thrash him from the get-go, his weak skill belied his high ranking. However, the game literally changed in one turn when he purposely destroyed his Tanngrisinir of the Nordic Beasts by attacking one of my monsters. He activated Tannigrsinir’s effect, allowing him to place two level three tokens on his field. He then tuned the tokens with his Vanadis of the Nordic Ascendant Â and played Odin, Father of the Aesir!
I was in awe when the guy brought out Odin so fast. I was so close to winning as I had Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier on my field and could have cleared the field for the win. Odin easily dispatched my monsters and eventually the guy won. I was stunned, but I learned a lot about the Nordic Decks. They are a fairly slow deck but once their ace monster is played (whether its Loki, Thor, or Odin) the process of destroying the opponent is pretty fast!