Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gishki Beast

Just realized this piece of awesome was coming out in Photon Shockwave as one of the imports. All I can say is, I'm glad I can have my Gishki deck already when HA05 comes out instead of having to wait. Beast is that one card that makes the deck just virtually awesome.

I would go to the sneak just to get Beast and nothing more...

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts lately, been having a very busy week. Exams and assignments, as well as personal issues have taken a lot of my time.

But I should be back with a few items soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

HERO vs Psychic

In the longest video yet, fellow teammates Juancho and Flash duel each other with their ace decks.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Top 32 at YCS Columbus

So let's see...

We had 20 "Synchro Summon" Plant decks, 6 Agent Decks, along with Gladiator Beasts, Karakuri, Chaos, Tech Genus, Gemini, and Machina Gadgets representing with 1 deck of each.

When I see the high number of "Synchro Summon" Plants in this tourney, only one thing comes to mind...

Really? Is this what the game has become? At first I was surprised when Agents dominated the previous YCS, but comes the horde of "Synchro Summon" decks. This is reminding me a bit of how the old Tele-DAD days used to be, but it's not as bad as before. At least we still have other decks trying to reach the top.

But still, it's not looking all that good for the competitive environment in YGO. There's no longer any thrill of the casual environment, for example. At least in casual, you come across all kinds of decks (regardless if good or bad) that can bring up a good challenge.

In reality, the casual aspect is what keeps me going in this game. From what I can garner in this list, it seems to be a format where 1-2 decks dominate and the others try to top. I miss the format where the Top 32 was quite diverse, even if many didn't like it.

Oh well, that's just my mini-rant, I suppose...

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Out of all my previous YGO decks, the one I have probably least discussed is Blackwings. I have already discussed my Fish and Gadget decks so many times, it feels like my Blackwing deck is finally getting some needed attention. Not just that, but it's been boosted up to my main deck, so I'm going all out with it.

First thing you notice are the lack of Dualities and the presence of Upstart Goblin. Why is this? First off, it's the IRL deck. Secondly, I'm not willing to spend 30-45 dollars in just 3 copies of Duality. I will find them via trades if needed.

Secondly, it seems pretty much standard, with a few tweaks. Dark Eruption is pretty fun, since I can control my graveyard count for DAD or recycle a Blizzard with it. Kochi is also there, but mostly as either an instant Xyz with Shura or a Mind Control play into a Synchro.

But something tells me I should be running more traps and maybe one less MST. Will probably post the fixes later, as I think I might have messed up the list from my original deck...not sure yet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Evolzar Dolkka

2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters
When an Effect Monster's effect activates: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation and destroy it.
Well then, as if we didn't need another reason to make Rescue Rabbit broke, enter Dolkka. Granted, it's got an amazing effect. Being able to stop monster effects is no laughing matter, especially since there's no "once per turn" clause on the effect. Combined with Laggia, you got yourself one heck of a controlled field. Being able to compensate for Laggia's only weakness has turned this into a very dangerous card, so make sure to eliminate it with a counter trap if you can, especially since Laggia can't respond to counters.

On a more fun note, Jurracs are going to be a much better deck with Dolkka and Laggia available. Well, that is, if they can be afforded (I assume they will cost a lot). Jurracs perhaps might be able to be a stronger deck in the competitive scene (perhaps at a local level, at least) and are going to be a more welcome alternative than decks focused on Rabbit. However, the hefty price will still affect it.

Either way, Evolzar Dolkka has turned into quite the force and has already made an impact before release. Only time will tell if it will live up to the hype or just show up every now and then. I'm just glad it's restricted to only dinosaurs, otherwise this would be a very big reason to just rage.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tezzeret's Gambit

While it's a late Friday post, it's still good for another MTG post. While I did not attend any FNM events today, I did test out my new vampire deck and I gotta say, I'm impressed. But tonight's post isn't about the deck, but rather a nifty weapon that any Innistrad-themed deck can take full advantage of. Tezzeret's Gambit will allow you to draw 2 and then proliferate at a cost any deck can pay, even if you don't play Blue.

Innistrad decks have cards that focus on counters. While not the centerpiece of many decks, there are still those that can benefit from a little proliferation.

Humans can benefit from proliferation for one of their main cards, Champion of the Parish, who gets a buff after playing human spells. They can also get a buff from Elder of Cathar's counter boost when it dies.

Enough said, most Vampires from Innistrad focus on getting counters on themselves when inflicting damage. This one seems like a good option for the deck if you can get your hands on a few copies. Combine your vampires with all counter-increasing methods, and you got yourself a fierce battlefield.

Wanna make your awesome Zombie survive longer? Well, now there's a way you can! Tezzeret's Gambit can keep this ace alive for longer, and buff it in the process.

Impatient when it comes to transforming this beast? Well, this makes waiting a little bit more bearable. However, it's still a tough feat, but not impossible. 

So as you can see, there are ways that a little proliferation can go a long way for Innistrad decks. Just a little fun idea I wanted to share with you guys tonight. More MTG ideas soon...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Miracle Blastfan

Back with another YGO deck this week. This time, it's a deck made by a friend of mine that was so bizarre but functional, that I had to feature it here. While there's no official name for the deck, I have begun calling it "Miracle Blastfan."

Why such a name, you ask?

Bring me Birdman at once!
Then I will explain. The deck focuses on special summoning Genex Blastfan constantly as a means to not only gain access to Genex Ally Birdman, but also set up the field for Synchro/Xyz plays. With a wide array of monsters meant to special summon Blastfan, you will be able to get a big monster quite early, and thin your deck in the process.

However, do be careful with Blastfan, as it can miss the timing. However, this deck makes sure the effect will have the highest probability of the deck searching.

Unorthodox deck, but it works!

The deck is meant to just search itself out always for a quick spam, but also notice the Miracle Synchro Fusions in the deck, which specifies the other part of the name "Miracle Blastfan." Since there's a wide array of spellcasters (Blastfan, Monk, and the Gravekeepers), the deck's main bosses are both Arcanite Magician and the Supreme Trainer. And with a good mix of monsters, BLS is also able to fit in quite well. 

Quite a strange deck indeed, but it's quite fun to play with. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rakish Heir

With chances of me going to Friday Night Magic after years of hiatus, and the likely chance of me buying the Vampire Intro Pack today as well, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite vampires from Innistrad. Out of all the vampires in this set, Rakish Heir stood out the most.

It's a continuous buff for all vampires, even itself. So the more vampires you strike your opponent with, the bigger they get as long as you control Rakish Heir. If you have multiple copies in play, it even gets a lot more fun. Combined with Bloodcrazed Neonate and Stormkirk Noble, their attack buffs will be even more insane.

Thanks to this card alone, a deck with red vampires and black removal seems to be the way to go for me.  The others may buff themselves, but this one is what sold me on the idea.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Fiend/Level 1/DARK
FLIP: You can Special Summon any number of "D-Boyz" from your Deck in face-up Attack Position, then you take 1000 damage for each monster Special Summoned by this effect.

I cannot even begin to describe what's wrong with this card. This has got to be the most stereotypical card I have seen by far, but I digress. This card isn't too impressive, but it makes up for it by either setting up a Rank 1 Xyz summon or by just bringing out 2 chum blockers.

Other than that, this is one card I want to have on my binder due to the hilarious art. The thought of rapping fiends from the hood will put a smile on my face any day. But as for a deck, they might as well make my opponent laugh too.

If you're going for a deck dedicated to Rank 1 monsters, you might want to check it out. Otherwise, it's just another card to pass up on.

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