Shooting Quasar Dragon vs. Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem

Shooting Quasar Dragon and Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem are two of the strongest monsters in Yugioh and in this post, we will compare them and see which one is superior.

I received a comment asking me to compare the titular monster characters and judge which card is superior. This is an interesting comparison, considering that Shooting Quasar Dragon is one of the strongest synchro monsters in Yugioh, while Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem is one of the strongest fusion monsters. Continue reading “Shooting Quasar Dragon vs. Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem”

Top 10 Tuner Monsters in Yugioh Part 1

As I was contemplating on what post to write, I figured I should write another top 10, since I haven’t written one for some time. Then I realized that though I have written a top 10 synchro monster list, I have never written a top 10 tuner monster list despite their dominance in Yugioh. So, here are (in my opinion) the top 10 tuner monsters in Yugioh:

10. Dark Resonator

For some reason, I have a huge fetish with the ‘Resonator’ tuners. One of my decks on Yugioh Online is a Resonator deck where I swarm Resonators on to the field and synchro summon powered monsters with them. Anyways, the reason Dark Resonator is on this list is because it is a pretty powerful low-leveled tuner with 1300 attack points. Plus, once per turn Dark Resonator can negate its destruction through battle. Its effect allows you to stall to find the right synchro material monster you need. Plus, a synchro monster who was summoned with Dark Resonator gains 300 attack points.

9. D.D. Sprite

With no attack points and 100 defense points, D.D. Sprite may not look like much but it is a great tuner monster. You can remove one monster on your side from the field and special D.D. Sprite. That is huge because if you haven’t normal summoned that turn, you can use your normal summon to bring out a monster you can use to synchro summon. Also, the monster you removed from play to special summon D.D. Sprite returns your next standby phase, so if D.D. Sprite is still alive, you can synchro summon it with the returning monster. This is a very efficient monster and is amazing in D.D. decks.

8. Plaguespreader Zombie

Just like D.D. Sprite, Plaguespreader Zombie can also special summon itself, but you have to return one card from your hand to the top of your deck. Like I mentioned with D.D. Sprite, this is great because if you have not used your normal you can use it to play a monster that you can use as a synchro material monster. The reason I like Plaguespreader Zombie better than D.D. Sprite is because you can easily normal summon level four monsters, which in turn allows you to bring out level six synchro monsters (most notably, Goyo Guardian).

7. Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind

Perhaps one of the best Blackwing tuners in the game, Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind just had to be on this list. It can special summon itself when there are one or more Blackwing monsters on the owner’s field. This allows for instantaneous synchro summoning capabilities, as Blackwing monsters are so good at swarming monsters onto the field. Gale also has 1300 attack points and once per turn, it can halve the attack and defense points of one monster on the field! That effect allows it to destroy any monster with 2600 or lower attack points.

6. Mist Valley Soldier

Mist Valley Soldier is a great tuner monster. Not only is it a level four tuner, which when tuned with a level four monster (the most common monster level) allows you to synchro summon powerful level eight synchro monsters. Mist Valley has a pretty good attack stat with 1700 attack points, but its effect is stellar. It can return a monster back to the owner’s hand if it is not destroyed by battle after battling Mist Valley Soldier. That allows you to return extremely powerful cards, such as the Yubels that are not destroyed by battle, back to their owner’s hand which is clutch if those monsters are throttling you.

Numbers 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 one will be revealed on part 2 of this list.

As I was contemplating on what post to write, I figured I should write another top 10, since I haven’t written one for some time. Then I realized that though I have written a top 10 synchro monster list, I have never written a top 10 tuner monster list despite their dominance in Yugioh. So, here are (in my opinion) the top 10 tuner monsters in Yugioh:

yu-gi-oh-dark-resonator10. Dark Resonator

For some reason, I have a huge fetish with the ‘Resonator’ tuners. One of my decks on Yugioh Online is a Resonator deck where I swarm Resonators on to the field and synchro summon powered monsters with them. Anyways, the reason Dark Resonator is on this list is because it is a pretty powerful low-leveled tuner with 1300 attack points. Plus, once per turn Dark Resonator can negate its destruction through battle. Its effect allows you to stall to find the right synchro material monster you need.

yugioh-dd-sprite9. D.D. Sprite

With no attack points and 100 defense points, D.D. Sprite may not look like much but it is a great tuner monster. You can remove one monster on your side from the field and special D.D. Sprite. That is huge because if you haven’t normal summoned that turn, you can use your normal summon to bring out a monster you can use to synchro summon. Also, the monster you removed from play to special summon D.D. Sprite returns your next standby phase, so if D.D. Sprite is still alive, you can synchro summon it with the returning monster. This is a very efficient monster and is amazing in D.D. decks.

yu-gi-oh-plaguespreader-zombie8. Plaguespreader Zombie

Just like D.D. Sprite, Plaguespreader Zombie can also special summon itself, but you have to return one card from your hand to the top of your deck. Like I mentioned with D.D. Sprite, this is great because if you have not used your normal you can use it to play a monster that you can use as a synchro material monster. The reason I like Plaguespreader Zombie better than D.D. Sprite is because you can easily normal summon level four monsters, which in turn allows you to bring out level six synchro monsters (most notably, Goyo Guardian).

yu-gi-oh-black-salvo7. Black Salvo

While tuners such as Plaguespreader Zombie and D.D. Sprite create an opening for a synchro summon by brining a monster to their owner’s hand, Black Salvo allows for an instantaneous synchro summon. The moment Black Salvo is summoned, you can special summon a level four dark machine monster from your graveyard. Then, a lightning fast synchro summon! With Black Salvo, you can synchro summon monster such as Black Rose Dragon, Ancient Fairy Dragon, and as Black Salvo is run in machine decks, Power Tool Dragon could be an option as well. A big downside to this monster though is that it is not really splashable in many decks, since there are not a lot of dark oriented machine decks (the only one that comes to the top of my head is Ally of Justice).

yu-gi-oh-mist-valley-soldier6. Mist Valley Soldier

Mist Valley Soldier is a great tuner monster. Not only is it a level four tuner, which when tuned with a level four monster (the most common monster level) allows you to synchro summon powerful level eight synchro monsters. Mist Valley has a pretty good attack stat with 1700 attack points, but its effect is stellar. It can return a monster back to the owner’s hand if it is not destroyed by battle after battling Mist Valley Soldier. That allows you to return extremely powerful cards, such as the Yubels that are not destroyed by battle, back to their owner’s hand which is clutch if those monsters are throttling you.

Numbers 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 one will be revealed on part 2 of this list.

Yugioh Top 10 Contest

Yugioh Cards Blog has many top 10 posts; I find top 10 posts are really cool because it not only helps people on that subject but describes the person writing it as well. That’s why, to start off 2011, I decided to have a Top 10 contest! It’s actually a pretty simple contest; all you have to do is choose a subject and make a top 10 list out of it. Your subject can be anything: normal monsters, OTK decks, counter traps, Frog archetype monsters, etc… Your list will be judged on these criteria:

Actuality (if Thousand-Eyes Idol is number in a Top 10 Monsters list, then something is wrong…)
Explanation (you’re explanation should be fluid and it should make me understand why you think this card deserves to be on the list)
Grammar (self-explanatory)
Creativeness (don’t just make a Top 10 Spells list, or a Top 10 Monsters list, be creative with your subject! How about a Top 10 Cards in Jaden’s Deck or something like that? Be creative!)
I can’t wait to see what kind of lists people come up with! The winner will be announced on Jan.30, good luck!

Yugioh Cards Blog has many top 10 posts; I find top 10 posts are really cool because it not only helps people on that subject but describes the person writing it as well. That’s why, to start off 2011, I decided to have a Top 10 contest! It’s actually a pretty simple contest; all you have to do is choose a subject and make a top 10 list out of it. Your subject can be anything: normal monsters, OTK decks, counter traps, Frog archetype monsters, etc… Your list will be judged on these criteria:

  • Actuality (if Thousand-Eyes Idol is even in a Top 10 Monsters list, then something is wrong…)
  • Explanation (you’re explanation should be fluid and it should make me understand why you think this card deserves to be on the list)
  • Grammar (self-explanatory)
  • Creativeness (don’t just make a  Top 10 Spells list, or a Top 10 Monsters list, be creative with your subject! How about a Top 10 Cards in Jaden’s Deck or something like that? Be creative!)

I can’t wait to see what kind of lists people come up with! The winner will be announced on Jan.30, good luck!

Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS Judgement Dragon

1. Dark Armed Dragon

Dark Armed Dragon is one of the strongest monsters in the game with 2800 attack points and a stellar effect. It is pretty easy to summon him as well, especially if you run a fiend deck. Dark Armed Dragon cannot be normal summoned or set, however if you have three dark monsters in your graveyard, you can special summon it. By removing one dark monster from your graveyard, DAD can destroy one card on the field. Sounds like a decent effect, right? However, if you run a Dark-Attributed/Fiend deck, DAD’s effect could nuke your opponent. By stocking up large sums of dark monsters in your grave, DAD could easily clear your opponent’s whole field and make space for direct attack!

Artwork: 6/10, Deck Adaptation (How useful it can be in various decks): 8/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 9/10, Playability (In its respective deck): 9/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, DAD gets a rating of 8.3/10 – B.

2. Judgement Dragon

Another incredible monster, Judgement Dragon puts D in Dragon. Not only does it look awesome, but everything about it is awesome as well. Unless you run a Lightsworn deck, Judgement is pretty much impossible to bring out. However, it still is the best support card a Lightsworn deck can have. Not only does JD have 3000 attacks points and 2600 defense points, it has a really good effect as well. It can only be special summoned by having four, different Lightsworns in your grave. You can pay 1000 life points to destroy all cards on the field, so unless your opponent can somehow defeat JD, it can end the duel in three turns (or less, depending on how much life points your foe has). The only negative side to JD’s effect is that you have to remove four cards from the top of your deck every turn! Still, it is a very powerful monster.

Artwork: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 1/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 10/10, Playability (in its respective deck): 8/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, Judgement Dragon gets a rating of 7.8 – C+.

Victor: Dark Armed Dragon

And DAD is the winner, although it was pretty expected. The sole reason of Dark Armed Dragon’s victory is because it is a much versatile monster that can be useful in 90% of decks. Judgement Dragon however, cannot be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use Lightsworns so its Deck Adaptation rank tanked. You can apply the same theory to DAD too, “It won’t be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use three dark monsters or more.” That’s true, however a lot more people have dark monsters in their decks than Lightsworns. Effect wise though, Judgement Dragon outmatches DAD completely, but overall, DAD is the better monster!

yu-gi-oh-dark-armed-dragon1. Dark Armed Dragon

Dark Armed Dragon is one of the strongest monsters in the game with 2800 attack points and a stellar effect. It is pretty easy to summon him as well, especially if you run a fiend deck. Dark Armed Dragon cannot be normal summoned or set, however if you have three dark monsters in your graveyard, you can special summon it. By removing one dark monster from your graveyard, DAD can destroy one card on the field. Sounds like a decent effect, right? However, if you run a Dark-Attributed/Fiend deck, DAD’s effect could nuke your opponent. By stocking up large sums of dark monsters in your grave, DAD could easily clear your opponent’s whole field and make space for direct attack!

Artwork: 6/10, Deck Adaptation (How useful it can be in various decks): 8/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 9/10, Playability (In its respective deck): 9/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, DAD gets a rating of  8.3/10 – B.

yu-gi-oh-judgement-dragon2. Judgement Dragon

Another incredible monster, Judgement Dragon puts D in Dragon. Not only does it look awesome, but everything about it is awesome as well. Unless you run a Lightsworn deck, Judgement is pretty much impossible to bring out. However, it still is the best support card a Lightsworn deck can have. Not only does JD have 3000 attacks points and 2600 defense points, it has a really good effect as well. It can only be special summoned by having four, different Lightsworns in your grave. You can pay 1000 life points to destroy all cards on the field, so unless your opponent can somehow defeat JD, it can end the duel in three turns (or less, depending on how much life points your foe has). The only negative side to JD’s effect is that you have to remove four cards from the top of your deck every turn! Still, it is a very powerful monster.

Artwork: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 1/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 10/10, Playability (in its respective deck): 8/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, Judgement Dragon gets a rating of 7.8 – C+.

Victor: Dark Armed Dragon

And DAD is the winner, although it was pretty expected. The sole reason of Dark Armed Dragon’s victory is because it is a much versatile monster that can be useful in 90% of decks. Judgement Dragon however, cannot be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use Lightsworns so its Deck Adaptation rank tanked. You can apply the same theory to DAD too, “It won’t be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use three dark monsters or more.” That’s true, however a lot more people have dark monsters in their decks than Lightsworns. Effect wise though, Judgement Dragon outmatches DAD completely, but overall, DAD is the better monster!

Card of the Month

I thought that Dark Creator would win since it appeared to be the more popular card however it placed last among the three. The Card of the Month: August is Mist Wurm! I’m pretty surprised it won, because it has a fairly simple effect. Well, this marks the last Card of the ___ Post and starting in a few days will be the even more fun Yugioh Monster Comparisons!

Card of the Week

Gagagigo may be an old and forgotten monster, but it was the basis of one of my most popular contests in my blog. Though it doesn’t have an effect, Gagagigo still has 1850 attack so it’s pretty useful in some decks, especially reptilian decks. Gagagigo’s younger self, Gigobyte is one of the best cards to have in a Gravity deck. Because it’s a level one monster, it can be affected by Triangle Power thus making it a powerhouse in a Gravity deck. Gagagigo also has older forms known as Giga Gagagigo and Gogiga Gagagigo. Though it might not have a high efficiency rate, it has a lot of history and is a very significant Yugioh monster.

Card of the week 6/27/10: Gagagigo

Yu-Gi-Oh-GagagigoGagagigo may be an old and forgotten monster, but it was the basis of one of my most popular contests in my blog. Though it doesn’t have an effect, Gagagigo still has 1850 attack so it’s pretty useful in some decks, especially reptilian decks. Gagagigo’s younger self, Gigobyte is one of the best cards to have in a Gravity deck. Because it’s a level one monster, it can be affected by Triangle Power thus making it a powerhouse in a Gravity deck. Gagagigo also has older forms known as Giga Gagagigo and Gogiga Gagagigo. Though it might not have a high efficiency rate, it has a lot of history and is a very significant Yugioh monster.

The three card of the weeks have been selected! Gagagigo, Non Aggression Area, and Cosmic Fortress Gol’gar. Out of these three cards, vote for which one you think deserves to be the card of the month!

(Vote on the poll section of the Yugioh Cards Blog)

The Winners of the Monster Card Competition

The Yugioh Blog Monster Card Competition finishes with Frank MTF the winner and morfowt the runner-up. Both contestants creation amazing Yugioh cards and I had a very hard time deciding who should win.

Ai, ai, ai, ai! Choosing the two winners for this competition was extremely difficult! There were a couple of people who entered, but I narrowed the finalists to three. Out of those three finalists, (Yugioh fan, morfowt, and Frank MTF) I looked every aspect of their creations and made my final decision.

First place of this monster card competition goes to… Frank! The runner-up… morfowt! Congratulations to you guys! I am sorry Yugioh fan, your grammar wasn’t very good and your images were the same for each card. However, I still congratulate you for being one of the three finalists. Frank’s monsters stuck out to me a lot and I really liked his images as well his effects. Morfowt, your cards were just as impressive for you and Frank were tied in almost all of the aspects of judging except, the imagery. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked your images, but Frank’s images were a bit cooler.

Frank wins the Blue Eyes W. Dragon, the Blue Eyes S. Dragon, and the secret rare, limited edition, Green Baboon Defender of the Forest. Morfowt, you still get a secret rare E-Hero Thunder Giant! Frank and morfowt, please send me your adresses to yugiohblogger@gmail.com so I can mail you your cards. Once again congratulations, and I wish to see you both contend in the next Yugioh Cards Blog contest!

Frank's Cloud Guard
Frank's Cloud Guard
Frank's Liquid Guard
Frank's Liquid Guard

Yugioh Monster Card Competition

The third Yugioh contest is based off of Yugioh Cardmaker. In this Yugioh contest, you have to create a realistic monster card and the top two get prizes. Also, for extra points, you can make two cards (one monster and any type of other card) to put in the Yugioh contest.

Recently, I talked about Yugioh Card Maker, a website that allows one to create their own Yugioh card. Since I have been getting a lot of requests to start another contest, I decided that I would start one, however add Card Maker as the goal. What you need to do for this competition is go to Card Maker and create your own monster card. Be creative! Make a Sonic the Hedgehog card or a Barney monster card! Then, save the picture on to your hard drive and email to www.yugiohblogger@gmail.com.

The winner will be judged on three things:

  • Creativity
  • Grammar
  • Realism

I don’t want  monsters who have 10000 attack points or who wins the duel when played. It should be life-like stats, maybe something that matches the character and the effect should be real. Also, if you send another card  (has to be related to your monster), that will help your scores. For instance, if you send Naruto as your monster, you could also send me a spell or trap card called Rasengan or something. Because of the close victory by Cbas against Riley during the last competition I will allow two winners. Grand prize is 1 Blue Eyes White Dragon(Ultra rare), 1 Blue Eyes Shining Dragon(super rare), and a Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest. The second place prize is a secret rare Elemental Hero Thunder Giant.

Good luck everyone! I expect to see a lot of great cards and I am enthusiastic that this will one of the greatest contests yet! If you have any questions leave them as comments or email me at www.yugiohblog.com

Yugioh Rare Monster Card Competition

Here are a list of seven strong, rare, Yugioh monster cards. Out of these powerful Yugioh monsters, select your favorite and give a reason of why you like the card. You can debate with others.

Through some comments I got about comparing of the strengths of different monsters, I got this really good idea! I will put down a list of ten popular and powerful monsters, and you guys can write in your comments which one monster you guys like the most and why. This will give you guys to debate with others through Yugiohblog and get an idea of people’s opinions of different cards. By next week, I will write about the monster with the most fans and five comments sent by fans. Here are the monsters:

  • Five Headed God Dragon
  • Yubel Ultimate Nightmare
  • Raviel Lord of Phantasms
  • Wicked Avatar
  • Savior Star Dragon
  • Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
  • Rainbow Neos

I will note that this is not a competition where someone wins prizes. This is more of a debate competition to favor a monster card. Here is my favorite out of them simply because his effect and stats are simply amazing:

yugioh-elemental-hero-rainbow-neos

The Winner Of The Second Yu-Gi-Oh Contest

The finale of my Yugioh Contest. Both finalists, Riley and CBas, had very strong Yugioh card combos. However, in the end, CBas had the stronger Yugioh card combo. Still, congratulations!

Hi guys, after two weeks of waiting, contest entrants sent me seven combos, and most were very strong. It was extremely difficult for me to decide which was the strongest combo, but I had to make a decision sooner or later. Now I have my winner. Once I present the top two combos sent, I will announce the victor.

Combo #1 – CBas:

You need: X1 Scapegoat, X1 Cannon Soldier, X1 Jam Breeding Machine, X1 Gravity Bind, and X1 Lava Golem.

First, you would have to set down Gravity Bind and activate it during your opponents turn along with Scapegoat. When it’s your turn, you will need to summon Cannon Soldier then tribute Scapegoat for a fast 2000 direct damage. Next, play Lava Golem. Lava Golem goes to your foe’s side of the field and deals them 1000 points of direct damage. Lava Golem would not be able to attack due to Gravity Bind. To end this turn play Jam Breeding Machine. Though you cannot normal, flip, or special summon a monster while this card is active, Jam Breeding Machine produces a Slime Token every turn. Due to Cannon Soldier, you can tribute the Slime Token for 500 direct damage. With Lava Golem and the Slime Token, your foe loses 1500 life points every turn!

Combo #2 – Riley:

You need: X1 Batteryman Charger, X2 Batteryman AA (change to Riley’s combo), X1 Short Circuit, X1 Batteryman Micro Cell, Battery Charger, and X1 Double Summon

First, you summon Batteryman Micro Cell in face down defense position then on your next turn, flip summon Micro Cell to summon Batteryman AA. Then activate Double Summon in order to summon Batteryman Charger. Next, play Battery Charger and play another Batteryman AA. Both Batteryman AA’s will have 2000 attack points and Batteryman Charger will have 2400 attack, possibly 2700  if Batteryman Micro Cell is still on the field. Next, activate Short Circuit. This destroys all of your foe’s cards due to the fact your controlling three Batteryman cards. Lastly, attack with all three Batterymen to deal over 6000 damage to your foe!

It was very tough to determine the winner, but I chose CBas’ combo as the winner! Congratulations CBas, and kudos to you as well Riley for your combo was just as good. Though your combo does do 6000 damage Riley, CBas’ would keep on dealing 1500 damage every turn, and that damage would be difficult to stop. Riley your monsters could be easily destroyed if your foe plays Raigeki, same to CBas as well. However, CBas still has Lava Golem on his foe’s side of the field, dealing 1000 direct damage every turn. Still, great job to both of you, you both have very impressive combos. CBas, on this post, tell me if you want a Dragon Master Knight, or an Enishi, Shien’s Chancellor monster card.

Well thank you contestants, for making this contest so exciting! I hope you all will enter the next contest which will be coming soon. Once again, congratulations!