Why is Destiny Hero Disc Commander Banned

I just do not understand why Disk Commander is banned, so in this post, I ponder its inclusion in the ban list. Why you think it is banned?

Yugioh Destiny Hero Disk CommanderFor those that don’t know, the Yugioh ban list is a list of all cards that are not allowed to be used in a tournament-setting duel. This also includes a list of limited cards (only one is allowed per deck) and semi-limited cards (two allowed). While I agree with most of the selections for this list, there are some inclusions that I just cannot fathom. One specifically, as per the title, is Destiny Hero Disc Commander. Help me answer this question: why is Disc Commander banned? Continue reading “Why is Destiny Hero Disc Commander Banned”

Best Yugioh Deck – Elemental Hero and Yubel

Elemental Heroes and Yubel used together is a strong Yugioh deck! If used right, this deck would be the best Yugioh deck!

I was watching Yugioh GX (I wanted to relieve the old days) and I saw the duel between Jaden with his Elemental Hero deck and Yubel. After watching the duel, it dawned on me: why don’t I create a deck that utilizes Elemental Heros AND Yubel? Elemental Heroes are some of the strongest monsters in Yugioh; at one point, an Elemental Hero deck was regarded as the best Yugioh deck. Yubel on the other hand, is a ridiculously powerful monster; it may have 0 attack points, but Yubel cannot be destroyed by battle and you take no damage when Yubel battles. Most importantly, when Yubel is attacked, it inflicts life point damage to your opponent equal to the attack points of the attacking monster. This deck was not the most conventional, but it was very powerful. Continue reading “Best Yugioh Deck – Elemental Hero and Yubel”

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.

Top Extra Deck Monsters

It is important to have a strong extra deck and these are some powerful monsters to have in your extra deck.

If you guys remember, I wrote a post about whether exceed summoning or synchro summoning was the superior way to special summon from the extra deck. Applying parts of that discussion, today I wanted to talk about which were the strongest monsters of each of the summoning categories: fusion, synchro, and exceed. I will give you guys my list and you guys can give your’s in the comments section! (Note: no banned cards were looked at).

Yugioh Ultimate Axon Kicker1. Fusion Monster – Ultimate Axon Kicker

Not only does it look like one, but with 2900 attack points and amazing effects, Ultimate Axon Kicker is a MONSTER! For one Ultimate Axon Kicker cannot be destroyed by card effects. Wow. Basically, the only to beat is to negate its fusion summon or to beat it by battle (which is a challenge). Also, whenever Ultimate Axon Kicker destroys a monster by battle, you gain life points equal to that monster’s attack! If those two effects don’t seem are destructive already, Ultimate Axon Kicker also has a piercing effect… It is a bit difficult to play, but it’s impossibly hard to play like Red Nova Dragon . You have to fuse a psychic synchro monster with a normal psychic monster. Having Fusion Sage in your deck makes the process easier. That’s Ultimate Axon Kicker’s only downside; other than that, it is a beast and is virtually indestructible.

Honorable mentions: Naturia Leodrake, Supreme Arcanite Magician, and Five Headed God Dragon

Yugioh Brionac the Dragon of the Ice Barrier2. Synchro Monster – Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Unlike my Top 10 Synchros post, I actually looked at how easy it was to play when deciding what synchro monster to pick. Eventually, I just had to go and pick Brionac. It is a level six and thus the easiest type of synchro monster to play. Plus, once it is played, it is very deadly. Brionac has 2300 attack points and can clear the field with its effect, which allows you to return a number cards back on the field back to the owner’s hand by discarding the same number of cards from the user’s hand. Brionac is also phenomenal with Infernity, since getting rid of cards from the hand is key in an Infernity deck.

Honorable mentions: Stardust Dragon, Colossal Fighter, and Trishula Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Yugioh Vylon Disigma3. Exceed Monster – Vylon Disgma

is a really powerful exceed monster . You do need three, level four monsters to play it, but its effect and stats (2500 atk, 2100 def) makes it worth it. Once per turn, you can remove 1 exceed material monster from Vylon Disgma to select 1 face-up attack position effect monster your opponent controls, and equip it to this card as an Equip Card. When this card battles a monster that has the same attribute as a monster equipped to this card by this card’s effect, destroy that monster at the start of the damage Step (without damage calculation). That’s a clutch effect! Plus, unlike most exceed monsters, there is no negative side to Vylon Disgma when it runs out of exceed material monsters (for instance, Utopia gets destroyed if it has no exceed material monsters).

Honorable mentions: No.83 Galaxy Queen, No.39 Utopia, Protector of Founders – Tyrus

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon VS. Stardust Dragon

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is the ace card of the main antagonist of Yugioh Zexal, Kaito Tenjo, but is it stronger than Stardust Dragon?

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is the ace card of the main antagonist of Yugioh Zexal, Kaito Tenjo. GEPD is an incredibly strong monster, even though it is a mere effect monster. With all the mediocre Xyz monsters, GEPD could actually be the strongest monster introduced in Yugioh Zexal! I thought it would be interesting to compare GEPD and Stardust Dragon, since they have similar effects and are both dragons.

Yugioh Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon1. Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon

GEPD is a mighty monster with a powerful 3000 attack and 2000 defense points. Its effect is pretty sweet as well: if it battles an opponent’s monster, you can remove from play both monsters until the end phase. However, if that was an Xyz monster, GEPD gains 500 attack points for each overlay unit attached to that monster. That effect might seem great now, but when Xyz monsters become overused like synchros, GEPD will be prominent in several decks. Plus, you can tribute two monsters with 2000 or more attack points to special summon GEPD as well, making it great for some OTKs. With the vivid colors, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon has an awesome illustration as well.

Effect: 7/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Game Changer: 9/10, Deck Adaptability: 8/10. Overall, GEPD gets a rating of 8.2/10 – B-.

Yugioh Stardust Dragon2. Stardust Dragon

What is there to say about Stardust Dragon? It is also a crazy strong monster with 2500 attack, 2000 defense points, and an efficient effect: Stardust Dragon can negate and destroy the activation of an effect that destroys a card(s) on the field. However, on the end phase of that turn, Stardust Dragon can revive itself. It is one of the most powerful synchro monsters and its artwork is pretty nice as well! Even Red Dragon Archfiend has a tough time competing with Stardust Dragon.

Effect: 8/10, Power: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 9/10 Game Changer: 9/10, Playability: 9/10. Overall, Stardust Dragon gets a rating of about 8.6/10 – B.

Stardust Dragon wins!

Yugioh X Sabers versus Odin Father of Aesir

In my last post, I talked about dueling a Odin, Father of the Aesir deck. I uploaded the video of that duel onto Youtube and I thought I’d show it to you guys!

As you can see, Odin Father of the Aesir is a very difficult monster to bring down when it is played. The only way to beat it is to negate its summoning! I made some conservative moves that lost me the game as well…

In my last post, I talked about dueling a Odin, Father of the Aesir deck. I uploaded the video of that duel onto Youtube and I thought I’d show it to you guys!

As you can see, Odin Father of the Aesir is a very difficult monster to bring down when it is played. The only way to beat it is to negate its summoning! I made some conservative moves that lost me the game as well…

Yugioh Nordic Deck

In the show, the Aesir monsters Loki, Thor, and Odin were ridiculously powerful, as they almost defeated Yusei! How powerful would a deck of these monsters be?

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  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!

Yugioh Aesir

Yugioh Dueling Network

Yugioh Dueling Network is essentially the same the thing as Yugioh Network in the sense that they are both dueling sites. However, Dueling Network is a much superior site: it is faster, the graphics are superior, and its brighter colors make the dueling experience much more interesting. Here are some aspects of Dueling Network that are better/worse than Yugioh Network:

The Good:

Like I mentioned above, Dueling Network has a much better color scheme. Plus, the graphics are better and as a result, you are more inclined to duel. Unlike Yugioh Network, Dueling Network does not have a lot of foreigners, so it’s easier to relay messages to your opponents (who are predominately speak English).

The Bad:

It is so hard to find a duel slot! This is especially true if your rank is higher, as lower ranking opponent’s will try stay clear from your path. The only quick way to find a duel is to host your own, which still takes about five-ten minutes.

I strongly recommend you guys to get an account and when you do, add me as a friend: spanther96. To watch a Dueling Network video, you can either go watch this duel between a Herald deck and a Elemental Hero deck or between a X-Saber deck and a Six Samurai deck.

Yugioh Dueling Network is essentially the same the thing as Yugioh Network in the sense that they are both dueling sites. However, Dueling Network is a much superior site: it is faster, the graphics are superior, and its brighter colors make the dueling experience much more interesting. Here are some aspects of Dueling Network that are better/worse than Yugioh Network:

The Good:

Like I mentioned above, Dueling Network has a much better color scheme. Plus, the graphics are better and as a result, you are more inclined to duel. Unlike Yugioh Network, Dueling Network does not have a lot of foreigners, so it’s easier to relay messages to your opponents (who are predominately speak English).

The Bad:

It is so hard to find a duel slot! This is especially true if your rank is higher, as lower ranking opponent’s will try stay clear from your path. The only quick way to find a duel is to host your own, which still takes about five-ten minutes.

I strongly recommend you guys to get an account and when you do, add me as a friend: spanther96. To watch a Dueling Network video, you can either go watch this duel between a Herald deck and a Elemental Hero deck or between a X-Saber deck and a Six Samurai deck.

Herald of Perfection VS. Elemental Hero

Yes, the guy quit halfway through the duel… but like I said in the video, it didn’t matter because I would have won. With Herald of Perfection and Tethys the Goddess on my field, I would have smashed any combo he created. By discarding one fairy from your hand, Herald of Perfection negates the activation of a trap, spell, or monster effect. I had three fairies at hand, plus I had Tethys on my field: if I drew a fairy monster that turn, she allows me to draw another card. She helps me stack my hand with fairies, allowing Herald of Perfection to constantly negate and destroy my opponent’s card effects. With those monsters already on my field, with a combined attack of 4200 attack points, my opponent would have been fried in two turns at most.

What were your guys reflection on the duel? Could I have utilized Herald better? What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of my Herald of Perfection deck?

Hey guys, I have decided to start posting some duel vidoes on Yugioh Blog that I recorded from a site called Dueling Network. Here is my first duel video; I am using a Herald of Perfection deck. while my foe is using a Elemental Hero deck.

Yes, the guy quit halfway through the duel… but like I said in the video, it didn’t matter because I would have won. With Herald of Perfection and Tethys the Goddess on my field, I would have smashed any combo he created. By discarding one fairy from your hand, Herald of Perfection negates the activation of a trap, spell, or monster effect. I had three fairies at hand, plus I had Tethys on my field: if I drew a fairy monster that turn, she allows me to draw another card. She helps me stack my hand with fairies, allowing Herald of Perfection to constantly negate and destroy my opponent’s card effects. With those monsters already on my field, with a combined attack of 4200 attack points, my opponent would have been fried in two turns at most.

What were your guys reflection on the duel? Could I have utilized Herald better? What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of my Herald of Perfection deck? If you want to duel online as well, go to duelingnetwork.com for a great online dueling experience!

Beating an Exodia Deck

Ever since I first heard about the online dueling site, I have been a frequent duelist on Yugioh Network. I have dueled with my powerful Infernity-World deck, experimented with an Alien deck, and am currently experimenting with a Spell Counter deck. Though all of these decks have been very successful, with the Spell Counter surprisingly doing the best, there is still one, classic deck that I have still not been able to overcome: an Exodia deck.

I know it’s not abstruse as to why I am constantly losing against an Exodia deck as Alien and Spell Counter decks are slow, while a solid Exodia deck can be very fast. Even my fast Infernity-World deck was unexpectedly taken down in five turns by my friend’s Exodia deck, after some lucky plays. You might think, “Dude, just mill his deck!” That’s easier said than done since good Exodia decks usually carry an Exodia Necross, or even worse, an Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord. Exodia Necross is very hard to destroy while Exodius (with good protection) can be lethal!

Every deck, no matter how strong it is, has a weakness. It is a lesson all duelists learn the hard way. Just because I haven’t been able to beat a good Exodia deck doesn’t other people haven’t either. Thus, I ask you my readers, show me your accumen: what type of deck do I need to create to defeat a solid Exodia deck?

yu-gi-oh-exodia-deckEver since I first heard about the online dueling site, I have been a frequent duelist on Yugioh Network. I have dueled with my powerful Infernity-World deck, experimented with an Alien deck, and am currently experimenting with a Spell Counter deck. Though all of these decks have been very successful, with the Spell Counter surprisingly doing the best, there is still one, classic deck that I have still not been able to overcome: an Exodia deck.

I know it’s not abstruse as to why I am constantly losing against an Exodia deck as Alien and Spell Counter decks are slow, while a solid Exodia deck can be very fast. Even my fast Infernity-World deck was unexpectedly taken down in five turns by my friend’s Exodia deck, after some lucky plays. You might think, “Dude, just mill his deck!” That’s easier said than done since good Exodia decks usually carry an Exodia Necross, or even worse, an Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord. Exodia Necross is very hard to destroy while Exodius (with good protection) can be lethal!

Every deck, no matter how strong it is, has a weakness. It is a lesson all duelists learn the hard way. Just because I haven’t been able to beat a good Exodia deck doesn’t other people haven’t either. Thus, I ask you my readers, show me your accumen: what type of deck do I need to create to defeat a solid Exodia deck?