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  1. One of the trends that people should consider, is the emergence of "Normal Summon" monsters that let you play through Hand Traps and established fields. Case in point, in CIBR, we got: I'm not sure if you guys realize this, but both these cards counter Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, on your key Spells. So beyond the Gamma engine, you have a Normal Summon engine to make sure you plays go through. The Fire King Avatar is searchable via Tenki so it forces them to Ash Tenki, or you bring it out, letting you activate your Spells. Amano-Iwato is strong as well, as you can destroy it with Metalfoes, or Rank 4 with it, after your plays go through. That brings me to Gendo: I'm surprised more people aren't playing it, as you can Spellbook of Knowledge it, nowadays. ---------------- On the note of Evenly Matched, in decks like Infernoids and Invoked, I've found that, like Evenly Matched, : This can give you a second wind, especially for the sort of decks that treat the grave like a second hand. If you opponent can gain huge advantage with Machine Duplication and Master Plan, you need stuff like this compete. ------------------ There's also an interesting aspect to consider with: Since we're in a Tier 0 format, and we have 3 Master Peace still, Cloak and Dagger and Prohibition have a lot more value TCG side. ------------ If you'll notice, the best decks versus SPYRAL are the ones who can go all out and stop Special Summoning like Darklords with Vanity's Fiend, or stuff like Infernoids or Invoked or Pendulum Magicians who can play with a second hand, from grave, or the Pendulum Zone. Most other decks aren't going to cut it. That brings me to: Dragon's Bind is the closest thing to Vanity's Emptiness we have left, and Odd-Eyes Arc Pendulum Dragon lets you bring out OEPD for it, more consistently. In many cases, they can't even Kaiju since Gameciel is weaker than 2500 ATK. If you're not playing SPYRAL, these are the avenues to consider, to beat them. Thoughts?
  2. World Chalice Deck Discussion

    This deck got 1st place at a 115 person regional last weekend, "playing against 3 Spyral 2 Trickstars and 2 Pendulum Magicians only drawing with Spyrals."
  3. Darklord - Discussion

    So for what it's worth, against all odds, this deck got 2nd place in a 100 man OCG tournament, in SPYRAL format!: Vanity's Fiend Turbo, not to mention Darklord S/T doesn't target. It works because Eater of Millions can be made into Linkuriboh to Tribute for. Keep in the same applies to (in the TCG) our 3 Gofu and its Tokens being made into Link Spiders -> woah, you have 3 Tributes for Morningstar now...
  4. I'm not usually this harsh, but this is such a garbage analogy, bordering on false equivalency. Here's why: For TV, (JK)Drama, movie, anime streaming sites, you go to get content that is either region-locked or paywall-locked, you can binge the entire season, or because those sites don't have minute-long ads every 10 minutes. There's value you don't get elsewhere (I mean people would watch on Fox/NBC/CBS OnDemand or equivalent site, if the content was there). See Netflix. In our site's case, as a forum, we are being asked to be on this site to generate content or value ourselves - there's not (no longer) any inherent benefit or value add in coming here (since people aren't even posting about modern Link Format Yugioh much here). As such, to endure unrelated spammy ads to use the site, just to make it live again, strikes me as a bit rich. I mean if you had a paid forum or paywall articles when Hoban was active (see ARG trying to monetize Twitch streams), Jeff Jones was willing to do exclusive content, etc. , then you might have a case for pay to play. The old timers might persist (and many want it to persist), but good luck with anybody new.
  5. YGO Idea Pad/Things to Consider

    Now that Wavering Eyes is back at 3, one of the things I've thought about recently is how people have written Qliphorts off entirely, when in fact they have some power cards that distinguish them from the rest of the meta. Namely, they have a searchable Double Summon, that works with Set Rotation, and they get to downgrade LV 7/8 with Domain. So even if they only get one monster back from the Pendulum Zone into the EMZ zone, there are ways for you to bring out the bigger Qliphorts. The Double Summon itself is crazy for being to drop Fiends, etc. or even as a LV 4 EARTH, to Tune with (or potentially you can Missus Radiant and such, if you tech it into Rescue Foes) They are also the only deck that can abuse: Other Pendulum decks want to Link up, Synchro or XYZ after Pendulum Summoning, while this deck doesn't, and what's more, you get the greatness of Monarch support! As for you'd go through the effort of playing Qliphort, they're still the best deck at bringing out Naturia Beast, as well as the backrow hate they're known for, etc. Not going to lie, immunity to Chaos Trap Hole, is pretty appealing.
  6. Teched out Blue Eyes

    I too have given thought to decks that can play Magical Spring recently. I think Infernoids will be better in this regard because, in addition to the Gamma engine, they can play Fire King Avatar Arvata as well to stop Ash on their Starter Spells. With Tenki, you literally have a lot of ways to bait or stop Ash on Grass, Left Arm Offering, Reasoning, etc. ------ That being said, you need to diversify the deck more in order to beat or bait Ash. Dark Contract with the Gate seems promising because you can search Lamia and even if they negate, you have it around to search next turn, so it's not a minus, and at least 1 for 1 exchange, unlike Ash on Trade In or Desires. And that opens up more plays like Vermillion Dragon Mech to recycle it, Cloudcastle, in addition to the regular Blue Eyes Synchros. Foolish Burial or Dragon Shrine that bait as 1 for 1, are also cards I'd take another look at. Something like Arkbrave Dragon who can threaten with Banishing (e.g. dump it and Dragon Spirit of White, whose a Normal in grave, to Banish an S/T), especially since the deck has 3 COTH, 3 Back to the Front, 3 Oasis. Mathematician who can dump GUB or Master or Stones, even if they negate it, still walls for battle. Keep in mind that Math can dump Time Maiden, who can tutor Metaion to bounce Math to hand for reuse, as well, as the fact that Light of Redemption can recycle both Time Maiden and White Stone of Ancients, so the deck has a grind game. Time Maiden is another "Ash Bait" that doesn't use your Normal Summon. ^ I think that's the basis of how the deck should be built until we get Link Kuriboh.
  7. Lightsworn

    Here's the decklist that topped ARG Raleigh this format on Sept 23rd, for reference.
  8. Lightsworn

    Lightsworn have always been one of my favorite decks to play, because there's so many ways to build them, so many engines and tech cards they work with, not to mention the core mechanic of milling, CotLB and Solar Recharge, have always been relevant regardless of format. If you're going to play with JD today, Ties of the Brethren and Left Arm Offering are the cards you want. But do note Fairy Tail Snow (vs JD) is indicative of how LS is played today, because she gives LS an element of disruption and let you play on the opponent's turn, so you're not the one dimensional deck of years past. Gold Sarc is at 3 now, so you can play Giant Rex or Shiranui Spiritmaster to further take advantage of the RFG mechanic. If you're playing today, one of the cool things you can do to play 3 Rescue Cat and 3 Peropero Cerperus . That seems better than Necro Gardna when you don't play BLS. Another modern interaction is Dawn Knight because you can Link with it and mill any LIGHT as needed. ^ That has a lot of potential considering Lightsworn are getting a Link monster soon.
  9. World Chalice Deck Discussion

    I think this thinking is outdated because: is back. This lets you tutor Exodius from deck. The vulnerability to disruption going second, could be addressed because Drident is banned and you have MBAAS and Pianissimo for GOSR, while Ash can't stop Phantom Skyblaster. Keep in mind, Book of Eclipse, is pretty one-sided since our Links are immune and we can even push with a Link Monster field. Also, worth noting, you can turn off Kristya, and continue Link Summoning if that comes up. Just wanted to point out with all those DARKs and LIGHTs, we have 2 BLS now, and that ends games easily with 3 Honest. ---------- It seems the OCG has caught onto the Herald of Orange Light interaction, and how Lee is infinite Fairy fodder, and moreso because EBE is a Herald tutor. See this 2nd place deck in a 71 person tournament, just this week:
  10. Metalfoes

    There's also Brilliant Fusion + Trick Clown in the decks that can play it. Not saying you would play Brilliant Fusion + Trick Clown in here, but you do have Master Peace and Archfiend Eccentrick as LIGHTs to dump as well. There's also: It's pretty searchable, and gets your LP lower first turn. Not saying, you'd play it here, but just pointing out a card that grave's a DARK first turn, works with Allure, and Crane Crane.
  11. World Chalice Deck Discussion

    I think as far as Link decks go, the XYZ Remora field spam interaction is superior to a lot of what this deck can do, as the conventional build is currently constructed and conceived of. So that's where the need to take advantages this deck has, comes in. I'm not sure why people are sleeping on this card, because it and Gofu are pretty much the only proactive mass Token generators we have. The fact that Dark Eruption can retrieve Phantom Skyblaster, Gofu, World Legacy, and Exodius means it's the most amazing toolbox card, so you'll never run out plays, and playing 12+ DARKs, means you can play Allure of Darkness. It's much more impactful than Draconnet (another DARK monster who fits that niche) because you don't need to play Crowned, it doesn't affect the Main Deck like Predaplants (immune to ABJS), and doesn't cost life, so you can play Soul Charge, and MBAAS for GOSR. It spits out LV 4 Tokens so that opens up Trishula access, note that there are a lot of good Tuners, Contract + Lamia is a Special Summon GUB, Re-Cover, etc.
  12. Pendulum & Magician

    I'm kind of surprised people aren't giving Dinomists another look as well, because it's the Pendulum deck that can make both Mistar Boy and Missus Radiant (courtesy of Deskbot 003 and 001, can play 005 as well), while being able to play both Moray of Greed, and Igknight Reload, which are Effects that 1 for 1 vs ABJS, unlike Desires. And Dinomist Howling is Scales from Deck, so it gets around it as well. We also have Math at 2 to dump Deskbot 001, and Zephyros to bounce Dinomist Charge. The deck gets better as ABC will be big with Destrudo and Dragon Ravine at 3, and the deck can Geargigant X for AOJ Cycle Reader to banish LIGHTs. That deck is able to Abyss Dweller with WATER material, Ragnazero (+ Plesios, also Mistar Boy and Missus Radiant), and even Synchros like Metaphys Horus (can steal their Link), Trishula, etc. I'm not sure if people have caught onto this, but this is a better Unexpected Dai, as it also gives you a search, and a Token, all the while giving you an EARTH LV 4 Machine, and destroys your Scales for you. And it searches any Deskbot, among other things. I know people think Ancient Gears, Deskbots, and Dinomists, are casual, that's probably why people have been sleeping on Catapult + Wyvern... There's also: Which gets you a Double Summon (for Rescue Hamster/Ferret, perhaps?) and LV 5 Machine for Cyber Dragon Infinity, so that's another strong engine.
  13. Fixed the bad spacing/quotes from before. What's more, the deck now has White Aura Whale, which is a walking Raigeki, attacks monsters twice, has Piercing, and if it dies, comes back in the Main Monster Zone, how cool is that?
  14. World Chalice Deck Discussion

    I think the way to build the deck now is to focus on Dandylion, since we now have more Mathematician to dump it, to get the deck going. The Debris Dragon interaction with Dandylion is a 1 card Firewall Dragon, by way of 2 Proxy Dragons, so that gives the deck something new. The focus on Beckoned can drop without Daigusto Emeral, and that let's you play Chosen or Crowned instead (Crowned can be revived by Debris as well, just saying). If you are to play Beckoned, I think you'd want to play Re-Cover for Naturia Beast since Wavering Eyes, Dragon Ravine, too many good Spells came back, and are around nowadays. With Links, you're going to burn through the ED anyway, and the LP loss could help fuel Rescute. ------------ I think Swing of Memories is the notable card interaction this deck has because it's 1 card that is an Imduk + WC Summon without using your Normal Summon, and it's live irrespective of your field, so the deck should be building around that, I feel.
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