Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 TCG Releases of 2011: Part 2

Well, I figured I do this tonight. Can't let this keep piling up, since the moving will not let me blog until I reach Pennsylvania. So before that, it's time to finish my Top 10 list for this year.

#5: T.G. Hyper Librarian

Librarian was an insane card during the past format, especially with Formula Synchron going crazy all over the place. It's because of this card that Formula and Fishborg got a spot on the ban/restrict list, along with this one. Why? Making Shooting Quasar Dragon was just too easy. And not only that, it generated too much advantage when combined with Formula's draw power. Being a generic level 5 made this card splashable anywhere, so it easily became a chase card and a real powerhouse all in one.

#4: Number 39 Utopia

The dawn of the Xyz era showed us that summoning these new monsters was going to be easier than we thought. However, Utopia earns it's spot here for being the most easily accessible Xyz monster in every deck, given that level 4 monsters are seen almost everywhere. Not just that, but Utopia is the most common generic Rank 4 right now, and perhaps even the best choice we got now. Gachi Gachi Gantetsu and Leviair follow in their generic statuses, but Utopia for me is the one getting the spot.

#3: Legendary Six Samurai Shi En

Now, this guy was insane. This was the reason you feared Samurai decks during the previous format. Why such fear? They could bring out 3 of these if they wanted to! It brought such control to a game, that it gave you the lead simply by having it. Your opponents had to spend resources just to try and get rid of it, but it somehow managed to haunt everyone in every duel it was seen.

#2: Reborn Tengu

Not much to say about this that we already don't know. The best floater in the game, a synchro machine, and an overall annoying little bastard. Tengu made an amazing impact this year, bringing forth a nightmarish wave of Plant decks to abuse this sucker like nobody's business. Regardless, Tengu helps out any deck that can use it, since it not only keeps field presence but also thins the deck. And all that goodness in one small package is something you simply can't ignore.

#1: Tour Guide of the Underworld

An instant Xyz-summoning machine, Tour Guide took the cake for powerhouse card. Due to the crazy ruling fiasco of earlier this year, Tour Guide was turned into the most broken card out there. And even after the ruling was fixed, it still showed up everywhere. It thinned the deck and brought out a monster to reward you as well, so it's understandable why it's the best card of the year. It's searchable, finds other searchers, goes for Rank 3 on a normal summon, and so many other things. Words cannot contain the insanity this card has unleashed.

Well, that's all for the Top 10 list. I know we all have our own different versions of it, but I hope you have enjoyed this one.

Don't know if there will be any more posts this week since I'm still working on the whole moving issue.  But once I'm settled in, I hope to be able to continue updating.

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