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  1. Oh, my bad, I didn't literally mean play Blackwings as a deck with Metalfoes. I meant you could play Pinaki as a Tuner and those BW Synchros are what you could make with it (considering the restriction), in regards to searching Gofu. Blackwings don't really have good popping Synergy so not sure why'd you jump to playing them as a deck.
  2. For the record, you can play Blackwing Metalfoes: Keep in mind that LV 6 Nothung does not target vs Kozmos, and a lot of new Assault BW Synchros are themselves LV 5+ Tuners, so they make Ultimaya. There's a LV 5 and LV 7 Tuner Synchro.
  3. You're right that Swords of Concealing Light is a better out against floodgate fields. This deck doesn't have very many outs against Kirin + Jowgen fields, pretty much the only cards that come to mind are SoCL, Book of Eclipse, and Skill Drain. The difference between the OCG and TCG is that we have Kozmo here, which may make Kirin less viable, but it also hurts PWWB (+Catsith) as well. If you guys remember back to Maiden BEWD days, one of the best cards was Skill Prisoner, because it triggers Maiden twice, and protects against Kirin targeting. If Kirin is unaffected by the August list, we may see that again.
  4. I think one of the cards that I haven't really seen people mention yet is Majestic Mech Ohka . That card being a Normal Summon 2400 ATK is what lets you get over a lot of the floodgate monsters against this deck, stronger than Drago, Vanity Fiend, etc. And being a Normal Summon, it gets around Solemn Strike. Before it kills itself you can Sage it or Synchro with it. Being LV 6 is also super important, because you can make Ancient Sacred Wyvern. ASW+BEWD is an OTK (3000 + 5100 = 8100). I mean if the deck plays Maiden, you can easily get out BEWD+LV 1+LV 6 which gets you there. You can Mausoleum for 3200 ATK, or to Second Summon the LV 1 Tuner to break boards.
  5. I'm not sure if the point was made, but one advantage that Kirin has, is he lets you bounce Kaiju for reuse. And something like Jowgen lets you deal with Kozmo floating. One interesting thing to consider is if it is worth playing is Spellbook Star Hall as that is the most competitive way of searching Jowgen, as it doesn't miss timing with Metalfoes. But that means you probably can't be playing Desires, but Kirin is a good Spellcaster and there are others.
  6. The main thing to recognize is that Metalfoes are a middling as a Pendulum theme (like so many other Pend themes, to be sure) in that they lack a 1 card scale setup a la Scout or Monkeyboard. And it's even moreso of a paradox, because you need the Pends to be on the field to Fuse with them so they go to Extra and not in hand. So what that means is you need 2 Scales + 2 Metalfoes mons on field before your Fusion mechanic becomes viable. As such, you should build the deck around the "destruction mechanic" rather than as a Pendulum deck (the million other Pend themes also give you scales), and so that's what you are seeing. Being able to get 1-sided Jowgen, pop Gofu tokens, and things like that. Stuff like Unexpected Dai, etc. are still ultimately 1 for 1, you are only getting out 1 card at a time. That's why I think Box of Friends from a technical standpoint is what breaks that dynamic. You want to get out 2 monsters to the field. And what people forget is Ultimaya Tzolkin is not a Synchro Summon(!) That's what's Labradorite Dragon lets you do. (I mean you can play Millenium Shield and Labyrinth Wall or Psyframe Driver), or if you have Volframe ready. Or Instant Fusion for a LV 5. ---------------------- One of the things to keep in mind is that unlike in BEWD, you don't worry about playing conflicting cards alongside Pot of Desires, I mean in that deck, you need to consider Desires with Silver Cry and Return of the Dragon Lords, so why wouldn't you play it in a deck where you don't need to make the trade-off? I mean the only drawpower than is comparable to Pot of Desires (as a straight +2 draw), is Fortune's Future and Destiny Hero Disc Commander Fortune Lady Water, which Metalfoes could support because now you can pop Light for a search... (Admittedly this is casual)

  8. That's not exactly true, though. You guys do realize this deck can play Vortex Trooper to shuffle copies of Pot of Desires. In a deck that can abuse discards with Metalfoes Fusion, you can play cards which require discards, you know.
  9. This is somewhat of a joke but this deck has a hard counter to Maxx C, Psi-Impulse You can Tribute a Pend to Extra and reset them to 3 cards in hand. And going first, they start with 4 cards, rather than 6, against your established field.
  10. One of the cool things that we TCGers have is access to Kaiju. So that let's us play Resonance Insect and search 6 Kaijus on demand. And plays nicely with Graydle Alligator because you Snatch Steal anything you can target, and Kaiju anything you can't. -------------- Shaddolls are also pretty interesting because you get effects off destruction, Grysta (as FIRE. Pendulum Summons go to grave as they are negated), and this is probably gimmicky but Shaddoll Hound turns to DEF mode for double piercing.
  11. I've been thinking and what I haven't been able to figure out is why more people don't play Honest in the deck. In the TCG, you have to deal with Kozmos (Dark Planet and Destroyer), so you need the ATK boost. Another card that has been catching my attention has been Vanguard of the Dragon because it let's you discard the Stones and beat over Drago or Jowgen, and it floats into backrow, because you can revive Dragon Spirit of White for a +1 (not to mention, either GY in the mirror). It's also not once per turn and the boost is permanent. With the right backrow (or offensively, Mausoleum gets you floating 2500-2800 for the turn), it can let this deck be more resilient. Not sure if people will play the Forbidden cards to trigger Maiden anymore but it works with that. It's a LV 4 EARTH, so if you do play Glow-up Bulb for the LV 9 Synchros, you can make Naturia Beast as well. It's also worth noting that Elemental Hero Prisma (also 1700 ATK) can dump Cydra vs Kozmo for Chimeratech and take the BEWD name, so with Silver's Cry, that's a 2 card Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon. It has battle immunity so it can crash with Kozmo and banish them. The anti-Kozmo line of thought is something that the OCG never had to deal with. ---------------------- The other route I'm considering is the Sangan that this deck supports: Blue Dragon Summoner - it's pretty cool that it's an If... effect so it doesn't miss timing so you get the search if you Wonder Wand it, Synchro for Chanbara/Catastor, or even kill it for Sage with Eyes of Blue. You can search Flamvell Guard or Galaxy Serpent (Trident Dragion OTKs), and so on. ------------------ Trident Dragion seems like the way to go because if you remember back to Dragon Ruler days it was all about the kill cards like RFTDD, Sixth Sense, Trident Dragion, Montage Dragon, list goes on and on. And how 6000+3000 puts 9K (more than the 1 Upstart) - Something like Geartown and AGGD, seems like something this deck would do, BEWD + AGGD. Dragon Ravine + Phalanx gets you Trident as well. ------ Although a lot of what I want to mess around with, doesn't play nicely with Pot of Desires...
  12. One thing that catches my eye with this card is how it can be used in decks that lack inherent searching and drawpower, as the shallow conventional wisdom/analysis indicates concern that you don't want to banish your combo or restricted pieces and you want to be playing 3-ofs. That's why this seems interesting in something like Sylvan because they have a lot of 3-ofs like Charity, Super-Solar Nutrient, and so on, that you need to see, to go off. The defining characteristic of Sylvan is you don't have searching, you do stacking - hence in the past, the deck could maindeck Mistake and have it be one-sided. And because of how that deck is inherently about chance (randomness of excavations), you don't have a set "combo", your plays in that deck are very dynamic. With Pot + Charity, you can see up to 5(!) new cards from your deck in a turn, regardless of game-state (regardless of what is on the field or grave), how is that even possible? Also, you can easily make Ultimaya Tzolkin in the deck, for Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon, so that's new.
  13. The first card, I would guess, is a walking Mind Crush (discard, banish, or send to deck) with 1800-1900 ATK. It would also fit the blowback of being a spy, of guessing wrong, because you discard. RE the reference to beating up Stratos, you know what Stratos added to hand, or it could just be that you are stronger than Stratos. The second card seems to suggest an effect like everytime a SPYRAL monster is Summoned, look at a card from your opponent's hand. Hence if you Dupe, you see a lot of cards, and they stack. Or it could be for each SPYRAL monster on the field, look at card in opponent's hand.
  14. Not that it matters for PePe but one of the uses of King Bear is it retrieves Amorphage Goliath. So you can play Lysis, pop King Bear, and replace it with an Amorphage. Being a Scale 7 means that with Eccentrick (who also destroys and Tributes working with Amorphage S/T), you have a lot of Scales that can SS Sloth. It's the same thing with OEPD who can destroy himself and search Envy, Gluttony, Lechery, to hand while replacing himself on Scale with Lysis. Obviously, Lysis is slow and you don't solve the established field weakness of Amorphage (they lack removal), but Rivalry of Warlords is pro-active removal (and stops Kaiju). You also have gimmick cards like Share the Pain (gets around Kozmo while triggering Amorphage S/T), and even stuff like Creature Swap and Enemy Controller. ------ It's worth noting you already see Goliath and KM Drago making a showing in Japan with them having Gospel of Revival. But with that being said, you could accomplish pretty much the same thing with Barrier Statues and PK Sword, and not have to make a paradox engine like Amorphages work.
  15. Honestly, the major/best reason to vote for Hilary, is that 2 Supreme Court slots are up for grabs in the next 4 years (the Scalia opening, and Ruther Bader Ginsburg is likely to retire, especially given that Hilary (a woman) is likely to nominate her successor).   Winning the Supreme Court is worth decades of rulings, not just 4 years.   You have to look at the bigger picture and even if you're not enthusiastic about her as an individual, that's why Dems should still come out.   It's looking to me like a Trump/Kasich ticket to push the NAFTA, Hilary is weak on trade/immigration, untrustworthy route to win the Rust Belt, because the only Republicans win is if they convince enough people to sit out, not everyone is politically aware about Supreme Court consequences, only the base is.