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rosty elkun

The new set Duelist Alliance introduces many new archetypes to the Yugioh world such as the much hyped Shaddolls, Yang Zings, and the deck that I want to talk about today, Burning Abyss. Burning Abyss is a completely new archetype. It has started off with five cards, but we’ll only talk about the monsters, as the trap card is not worth running. Before I can tell you why I think this deck is so powerful, we need to be familiarized with the cards.   Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss      2 Level 3 monsters Once per turn: You can Read more


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Being able to make accurate reads on your opponent’s facedown cards is arguably one of the most important skills in Yugioh, but lots of players still cannot do it. With that said, today I’ll discuss the best ways to make these reads. The basics – Making accurate reads You soul charge for 4 monsters (just as an example, let’s say Tempest, Tidal, and two Fire Hands) and your opponent has 3 backrow. He says that the summons are fine: right off the bat you’ve eliminated 2 trap cards, Bottomless Trap Hole and Torrential Tribute. Do not play around these cards Read more


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Hello everybody! The new draw rule took effect at the same time as the Forbidden and Limited list. Rather than give my first reaction to how this rule change would impact the game, I decided to wait a couple of weeks so that I can fully develop my opinion. Now that we’ve had a couple of major events with this draw rule in effect and several weeks to playtest, I’m ready to share my thoughts on how the draw rule will impact the game. Initial Thoughts I played the Circuit Series Championship under the impression that it was better to Read more


frazier

I had every intention of playing Madolches for this event. I had picked the deck up right after the ARG $20K, and I took it to a local win on the first day of playing with it. I used the TG version, which was inspired by the Forte family’s build—named after Nate Forte who won ARGCS Washington. At first, I thought the deck might have been a fluke and that one guy had gotten lucky with it, but more events passed, and the Forte family kept topping with it. If I am not mistaken, three of them topped Nationals and Read more


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Name: Jarred Randolph Age: 25 Occupation: Encounter Best Duelist Hometown: DE MVP Card: Spellbook Library of the Crescent Previous Accomplishments: IDK What Will Spent Your Prize Credit: IDK What Archetype Will Be The Best When Duelist Alliance Comes Out: Shadolls in my Hands Name: Frank McNamara Age: 18 Occupation: Studnet / DN Pro Hometown: Great Neck, NY MVP Card: Skull Meister Previous Accomplishments: Regional Tops What Will Spent Your Prize Credit: A Deck for next format What Archetype Will Be The Best When Duelist Alliance Comes Out: Shaddolls / Burning Abyss Name: James Chow Age: 17 Occupation: Baller (@chowproductions) Hometown: Read more


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James Chow – Laval Artifacts Main Deck: 2 Kuribandit 1 Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos 3 Artifact Moralltach 2 Artifact Beagallatach 3 Laval Volcano Handmaiden 3 Laval Cannon 2 Laval Lakeside Lady 2 Pot of Duality 3 Molten Conduction Field 3 Artifact Ignition 3 Soul Charge 1 Rekindling 1 Double Cyclone 2 Breakthrough Skill 3 Artifact Sanctum 1 Call of the Haunted 2 Wiretap 1 Dustflame Blast 1 Torrential Tribute 1 Malevolent Catastrophe Side Deck: 3 Maxx “C” 1 Dark Hole 3 Soul Release 3 Needle Ceiling 1 Malevolent Catastrophe 3 Vanity’s Emptiness Extra Deck: 1 Lavalval Chain 1 Evilswarm Read more


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Place Name Points 1 Paller, Andrew 23 2 Kehoe, Drew 23 3 McNamara, Frank 22 4 Johnson, Desmond 22 5 Del Moral, Giovanni 22 6 Leverett, Ben 22 7 Albanese, Michael 22 8 Randolph, Jarred 22 9 Chow, James 22 10 Ibrahim, Jordano 22 11 McCarthy, Kenneth 21 12 Salkovitch, Ned 21 13 Roberson, Rameal 21 14 Maewan, Jeremy 21 15 Smith, Frazier 21 16 Khan, Rizwan 21 17 Hiraldo, Peter 21 18 Rai, Shawn 21 19 Botelho, Kyle 21 20 Obrien, Chris 21 21 Dorosh, Kevin 21 22 Monahan, Matthew 19 23 Jones, Jose 19 24 Hoban, Patrick 19 Read more


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Place Name Points 1 Paller, Andrew 22 2 Kehoe, Drew 22 3 McNamara, Frank 21 4 Johnson, Desmond 21 5 Del Moral, Giovanni 21 6 Randolph, Jarred 21 7 Albanese, Michael 21 8 Chow, James 21 9 Leverett, Ben 19 10 Monahan, Matthew 19 11 Hoban, Patrick 19 12 Ibrahim, Jordano 19 13 Manigat, Carl 18 14 McCarthy, Kenneth 18 15 Georges, Gaetan 18 16 Roberson, Rameal 18 17 Salkovitch, Ned 18 18 Maewan, Jeremy 18 19 Khan, Rizwan 18 20 Smith, Frazier 18 21 Hiraldo, Peter 18 22 Torres, Jeffrey 18 23 Rai, Shawn 18 24 Mills, Lemuel 18 Read more


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Place Name Points 1 Paller, Andrew 21 2 Kehoe, Drew 21 3 Manigat, Carl 18 4 McCarthy, Kenneth 18 5 McNamara, Frank 18 6 Johnson, Desmond 18 7 Smith, Frazier 18 8 Del Moral, Giovanni 18 9 Randolph, Jarred 18 10 Hiraldo, Peter 18 11 Chow, James 18 12 Albanese, Michael 18 13 Rai, Shawn 18 14 Leverett, Ben 16 15 Monahan, Matthew 16 16 Hoban, Patrick 16 17 Butler, Rick 16 18 Bauzon, Ray 16 19 Lainez, Reinaldo 16 20 Rodriguez, Jeff 16 21 Ibrahim, Jordano 16 22 Rodriguez, Will 16 23 Georges, Gaetan 15 24 Roberson, Rameal 15 Read more


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Place Name Points 1 Paller, Andrew 18 2 McCarthy, Kenneth 18 3 McNamara, Frank 18 4 Kehoe, Drew 18 5 Leverett, Ben 16 6 Manigat, Carl 15 7 Georges, Gaetan 15 8 Balde, Mahib 15 9 Maewan, Jeremy 15 10 Johnson, Desmond 15 11 Del Moral, Giovanni 15 12 Khan, Rizwan 15 13 Smith, Frazier 15 14 Nameroff, Devin 15 15 Randolph, Jarred 15 16 Flores, Carlos 15 17 Lee, James 15 18 Albanese, Michael 15 19 Chow, James 15 20 Hiraldo, Peter 15 21 Butler, Rick 15 22 Lainez, Reinaldo 15 23 Bauzon, Ray 15 24 Rodriguez, Jeff 15 Read more