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Michael Sylvester

The World Superstars is almost upon us, and a lot of people have quickly decided that the set isn’t worth it due to the lack of Elder God Noden.  I would like to point out that this set holds a lot more weight than most people are giving it credit for.  While most of the cards I showcase are not going to single-handedly win a World Championship Qualifier, they are at least cards you should keep an eye out for or are what I think are the gems in this set.  I would also point out that almost everyone is Read more

rosty elkun

Hello Duelists! At YCS Chicago 3 Shaddoll decks managed to make it into the top 32, but none of them (as far as I know) had the intension of winning by not letting their opponent play Yugioh. This week I’ll be sharing a deck with you guys that I had tested for quite a while: Floodgate Shaddolls. Let’s get right into it! Here’s the deck list: Monsters: 13 3 Shaddoll Squamata 2 Shaddoll Falco 2 Shaddoll Beast 1 Shaddoll Dragon 1 Shaddoll Hedgehog 3 Mathematician 1 Thunder King Rai Oh Spells: 17 3 El Shaddoll Fusion 1 Shaddoll Fusion 3 Read more

max reynolds

Following the conclusion of YCS Chicago we saw Nekroz once again take the most top spots and even the same two players face off in the final! I’d like to congratulate Steven De Lara on winning the event, and my good friends Edward Lee, Jovad Cruz, Don Wilinski, Dirk Wagner, Jordan Bermudez, and Cameron Neal on topping the event! In preparation for this event Jeff messaged me about playing Shaddolls instead of Nekroz, which was very intriguing to say the least. I personally love Shaddolls more than almost any other deck (outside of Frog Monarchs), which made it a very Read more


Welcome to The Scoop! This is the realeset Yu-Gi-Oh! News Report that you’ll find, and of course it’s right here on ARG! It may not always be the longest because news happens fast, but I promise I’ll be bringing you all the Yugi-News and happenings in the community as they occur so keep an eye out for the latest and the realest scoop on everything that you want to know!   If you, for some reason, didn’t attend YCS Chicago this weekend, I’m sure you gave Facebook all it had trying to keep up with the news, since the North Read more

max reynolds

  Two weekends ago at ARG Metro Series Detroit, Jeff Jones piloted Fire Fist to a second place finish. A couple days before the event Jeff told me he was going to be using Fire Fist, and I thought he was absolutely crazy! Nekroz was something we both swore by as the best deck, but Jeff was quite adamant about this Fire Fist deck. Once I got to Michigan a few days before the event, Jeff challenged me to a game of duel monsters, where he used his Fire Fist deck and I played my Nekroz deck. The first game Read more

frazier smith

People often wonder why certain cards are not played in any given deck. Sometimes, the answer is simple; however, it can be quite complex when specifically talking about combo decks. In the past few years, there have been several sound theories regarding the matter, but it can never be reiterated enough. Here’s a quick article to help you understand how combo decks are built and how they operate. First, let us define what makes a deck a “combo deck.” Any deck where all of its plays require two or more card interactions is a combo deck. Easy examples from the Read more

rosty elkun

Hello Duelists! As I’m sure you all know, Crush Card Virus is finally legal for play again! It has been brought back with a slightly weaker effect, but it’s still a very powerful card. This week I’m going to be discussing what decks can use Crush Card Virus, and most importantly, when to activate it. Here’s the most updated text of Crush Card Virus: Tribute 1 DARK monster with 1000 or less ATK; your opponent takes no damage until the end of the next turn, also, you look at your opponent’s hand and all monsters they control, and if you Read more


A little over two years ago when Frazier Smith wrote his Origins article series, I was still a relatively unknown player in the community. At that point I had spent over a decade playing this game and only had a handful of premier event tops and no rings to show for it. The transition to becoming a seven-time champion with the most tops ever is a change no one could have seen coming, but you can be certain it didn’t happen overnight. I would like to share with you my personal story and some of the lessons I learned along Read more


max reynolds

  Back in 2008 Tele-Dad reigned as the outright best deck deemed Tier 0. Taking up more than half of the top spots in almost every event it participated in, Tele-DaD is one of the most powerful decks in the game’s history! After a multitude of ban lists shook the game, many duelists have abandoned the idea of Tele-DaD, because it was heavily restricted on the lists. Due to the lack of events the past two weeks I’ve been at my locals for what seems like an eternity. While there I noticed my friend Austin Piontek performing quite well with Read more