Strongest Yugioh Pack: Duelist Revolution

This year, my favorite pack has been Duelist Revolution because it has brought forth many powerful new archetypes, the namely the Naturia archetype.

With 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. Continue reading “Strongest Yugioh Pack: Duelist Revolution”

Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS. Judgement Dragon

Dark Armed Dragon and Judgement Dragon are two of the strongest monsters in Yugioh! However, which one is stronger, Dark Armed Dragon or 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!

The Wicked Avatar VS. Wicked Eraser

The Wickeds are three very strong Yugioh monsters and the Wicked Avatar and the Wicked Eraser are the strongest of the three. But which one is stronger?

The Wicked Monsters (The Wicked Avatar, The Wicked Eraser, and the Wicked Dreadroot) are some of the strongest monsters in all of Yugioh. They are promotional Yugioh cards and might take some time to acquire, as you will to have to find and order a specific Shonen Jump magazine from the internet. However, taking the time to obtaining these monsters are worth it; having these monsters in your deck will substantially increase your chances of winning. The Wicked Dreadroot isn’t as popular as the other two, so for today’s card comparison, we’re going to compare The Wicked Avatar and The Wicked Eraser and find out which deserves the title of “The Ultimate Wicked.”

yu-gi-oh-the-wicked-avatar1. The Wicked Avatar

The Wicked Avatar is a monster I would never want to face, and for good reason: it’s always going to have the highest attack on the field! The Wicked Avatar’s effect allows it have 100 more attack and defense points than the monster(s) that had the most attack and defense before The Wicked Avatar’s entrance in the duel. The Wicked Avatar has a great defensive effect too: your foe cannot use spell and trap cards until the end of their second after The Wicked Avatar is played. That means your opponent will virtually have little to none defense for two turns! The Wicked Avatar is force be reckoned with indeed.

Artwork: 1/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 10/10, Deck Adaptation: 9/10, Game Changer: 9/10, Playability: 7/10. Overall, The Wicked Avatar gets an score of 7.7/10 – C+.

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2. The Wicked Eraser

The Wicked Eraser is also another monster to be worried about because its stats are going to really powerful. The Wicked Eraser gains 1000 attack and defense for every card, yes card, on your opponent’s side of the field. The Wicked Eraser, at the least, is going to have 3000 attack points. Now if your opponent’s deck revolves around swarming, like a Blackwing deck, The Wicked Eraser will have at least 4-5 thousand attack points and will be a huge threat. The Wicked Eraser can be used as a last resort monster as well. If your opponent plays numerous ace monsters in one turn and are about to start a life point assault, you can use The Wicked Eraser’s second effect to protect yourself: In your main phase, you can remove The Wicked Eraser from the field an destroy all cards on the field. This effect could be a huge momentum shifter.

Artwork: 6/10, Effect: 9/10, Power: 10/10, Deck Adaptation: 9/10, Game Changer: 9/10, Playability: 7/10. Overall, The Wicked Eraser gets a score of 8.3/10 – B.

Okay, because The Wicked Avatar has the most boring and uncool image, The Wicked Eraser beats The Wicked Avatar in an overall viewpoint. However, excluding artwork, The Wicked Avatar beats the Wicked Eraser by .2 points (9/10 in comparison to 8.8/10)! They are both extremely good monsters but if they were used against each other in a duel, The Wicked Avatar would have a higher attack and defense than The Wicked Eraser! That was the deciding factor.

Yugioh Synchro Monsters – Special Edition Tin Deck

If you like using Yugioh synchro monsters, then this tin deck is for you as it contains a variety of synchro Yugioh monster cards!


For a while now, I have been looking to start a synchro deck. Synchros are one of the, if not the most popular type monsters out in the Yugioh world, so why not create a proto-deck with them? Plus, I was sick and tired of dueling my friends with my regular deck (and winning of course), so I also wanted to make a Yugioh synchro deck for the creative aspect. So while I was in Walmart today, I bought a Yugioh Special Edition Tin. The tin came with three Duelist Pack Yusei 2, one Ancient Prophecy, and three holofoil cards. Though I didn’t find any synchro monsters, I still got really nice cards. Continue reading “Yugioh Synchro Monsters – Special Edition Tin Deck”

Yugioh X-Sabers Still the Strongest Monsters

X-Sabers are by far the strongest monsters when you are considering top Yugioh Archetypes. Even though they have been in the market for a long time, no archetype has been able to supplant them.

The choice is pretty obvious if you are looking for the top Yugioh archetype:

X-Sabers are the Strongest Monsters

Strengths

X-Sabers became immensely popular the day Ancient Prophecy came out. X-Sabers are another versatile archetype that have a great amount of battle strategies. Though they are mainly focused on swarming, a lot of X-Saber have effects that revolve around things such as discarding cards from your foe’s hand. X-Sabers 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 cards, a notable and powerful support card is Gottom’s Emergency Call. They are a premier archetype and with more support and mastery, could be an even more destructive archetype.

Weaknesses

The most notable weakness that X-Sabers have is lack of support. Though their spells and traps may be strong, they still need more spell and trap card support if they want to remain number one. Also, some X-Sabers require others to be on the field, slowing the deck down a bit. Other than that, X-Sabers are a near-perfect archetype. With more X-Saber oriented cards having been released in Generation Force, they have some good support and are near perfect..

Yugioh Psychic Monsters

Yugioh psychic monsters are not only a powerful monster type, they are quite unique as well and are really fun to duel with!

Psychic monsters are a pretty old monster type, however I have recently had an interest in them! Yesterday, I was going to get the new Mockingjay book at the library when I saw some guys dueling at the youth section of the library. One of the duelists was using a Blackwing deck (surprise, surprise) and the other was using a Psychic deck! The duel had just begun and they let me watch the match. I thought the Blackwing deck would just destroy the Psychic but it was a surprisingly close duel (with Blackwings being the victor). I’ve been fascinated with Psychic ever since yesterday! Continue reading “Yugioh Psychic Monsters”

Strong Yugioh Defensive Cards

In Yugioh duels, having monsters with a high attack and broken burn effects will not guarantee victory. A simple Mirror Force or Magic Cylinder can break your momentum and change the outcome of the duel instantly. Therefore, just like in basketball or football, every good deck needs a strong defense in order to protect your life points in case of an emergency. I have already talked about Yugioh trap cards and Yugioh spell cards that are a great defensive addition to your deck. In this post, I will talk about key defensive monsters that can stall the duel for you in order to set up a combo to facilitate a come-back. Continue reading “Strong Yugioh Defensive Cards”

The Psychology of Yugioh

Yugioh is a very strategy-oriented game, similar to chess, so just like people develop focus and sharpness from playing chess, does the same development occur in people who play Yugioh?

Yugioh BrainYugioh is a very entertaining and addicting trading card game. Once you get hooked to the competition and intensity of Yugioh, it’s hard to stop playing! However, while Yugioh is great time-passer, I read an article that says playing Yugioh helps your brain tremendously as well.

It’s something I have never thought about, but it is a very logical theory. Top-notch and even decent duelists (in my observation) are pretty sharp. Many psychologists believe chess to help raise one’s mental acumen and how different is Yugioh from chess? In both games, you must be able to foresee your opponent’s move and plan your own moves ahead of time. Which leads me to another point the article makes…

In Yugioh, foresight is a critical skill to have, but what if you trained your brain to the extent that foreseeing your opponent’s moves and planning your own was second nature? If the ability to foresee moves became as easy as your ABCs, you would have less problems to worry about in the duel. Anyways, the point is that Yugioh and mental acumen interconnected.

The article is very interesting and I recommend that everyone should read it. What are your thoughts on this issue? Does having high intellect make you better a duelist?

Yugioh Dark World Structure Deck

Dark World monsters are one of the strongest monsters in Yugioh and with the release of this Dark World structure deck, Dark Worlds just got even stronger!

Yugioh Grapha Dragon Lord of the Dark WorldI feel structure decks are really underrated; most people buy them to get cards for their own decks, but I think people don’t realize that a few structure decks can be powerful by themselves. One of those structure decks is known as the Dark Emperor deck, which utilizes D.D. monsters and revolves around getting advantages by removing cards from play. The ace monster of the deck is called Caius the Shadow Monarch, hence the name Dark Emperor. Despite being a structure deck, the Dark Emperor can be very tough to beat, especially if you run swarming decks. However, in one month another powerful structure deck is going to be released: Dark World.

In Dueling Network, one of the biggest online dueling sites on the web, Dark World decks (usually played with some Fabled monsters) are already overplayed. The deck’s ace monster, Grapha Dragon Lord of Dark World, has already been released on Dueling Network and hence Dark World decks have surged in popularity and power. Once this structure deck is released in real life, I would not be surprised to see Dark Worlds used frequently in tournaments.

You see, Grapha is one heck of a monster: not only does it have a massive 2700 attack points, but it as a sweet effect too. If Grapha is discarded by your own card’s effect, you can destroy a card your foe controls; if Grapha is discarded by your foe’s card effect, you can select one card from your opponent’s hand and discard, but if that card happens to be a monster, you can special the monster to your side of the field. With the addition of Grapha, Dark World decks will be formidable in tournaments. Plus, if you have some Fabled cards (Fabled Raven is ideal) you can add in, your Dark World deck becomes even stronger.

As good as this structure deck is, I believe the title of ‘strongest’ still belongs with the Dark Emperor deck as it can beat a Dark World pretty bad (with cards like Dimension Fissure, Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, etc…) Still, I would recommend this deck to anyone because they can beat most decks; even if you don’t want a Dark World deck, this structure deck has nice spell and trap cards such as Deck Devastation Virus, Escape from the Dark Dimension, and Dark World Dealings. As a fan of Dark World decks, I cannot wait for this structure deck to be released (FYI: October 18).

Yugioh Lava Golem Vs. Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction

Lava Golem and Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction both destroy your opponent if they are on your opponent’s side of the field. But, which wreaks more havoc?

I guess the question this post is trying to answer is which card would be worse for your opponent control. Both Lava Golem and Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction (from Yugioh Zexal episode 22), have effects that can devastate the opponent. For this compare and contrast post, we are going to see what card would basically destroy your opponent as a result of their use!

Note: the stats (artwork, effect, etc…) are based on if the monster goes to the opponent’s side of the field.

1. Lava Golem

I remember when Marik played it on Joey’s side of the field during the Battle City tournament in the original Yugioh, I was stunned. Why did Marik just give Joey a monster with 3000 attack points? I found out soon enough: Lava Golem’s effect forced the controller to pay 1000 life points every turn. Since then, there have been several variations of Lava Golem stall decks, where you use a wide array of defensive cards like Negate Attack and/or Magic Cylinder, to block Lava Golem’s attacks. All the while, Lava Golem is destroying your opponent! Of course, it is a double-edged sword for if the opponent has a fast deck, Lava Golem can actually be of use. Still, it is, in most cases, a good infiltration monster.

Artwork: 6/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 7/10, Game Changer: 7/10, Deck Adaptability: 9/10. Overall, Lava Golem gets a 7.7/10 – C+.

2. Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction

Acid Golem is a new card that was introduced in Yugioh Zexal episode 22. It is not really a great monster: during everyone of your standby phases you have to detach one exceed material monster (two)or pay 2000 life points! Crazy right, but that’s not all, if Acid Golem has no exceed material monsters it cannot attack either! It brings disaster if you play it to your side of the field, however, if you use Creature Swap to send it over to your opponent, Acid Golem will bring that disaster over to your opponent!

Artwork: 7/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Game Changer: 8/10, Deck Adaptability: 10/10. Overall, Acid Golem gets an 8.7/10 – B+.

I know what you guys are thinking: how could he possibly have selected Acid Golem as the winner, it is so situational! In normal circumstances, Lava Golem is BY FAR the better monster but the pretense of this compare and contrast post was this: which of these monsters would do more damage if sent to the opponent’s side of the field? Under that pretense, you have to admit, Acid Golem wins.