A Look at the new set! Billy Brake’s favorite cards!

Hello Yugioh Community! It seems like every other week in the Yugioh world is an exciting one! First of all, YCS Chicago will be taking place this weekend, so I hope everyone who is attending is prepared, I know I am! Also, in local shops around the world will be the sneak preview for the new set Galactic Overlord. Sneak Previews are one of my most favorite events to attend in my local area. It is almost like Christmas for duelists everywhere! Everyone is trying to get their hands on all the copies of the cards they are after before anyone else! Since the sneak peak is this weekend, I decided to let you all know about a few cards that I am looking forward to being released.

Question of the Article: What card are you most looking forward to coming out in Galactic Overlord?

Don’t forget to answer the question of the article in the comments down below!


EFFECT: Cannot be Special Summoned. During your Main Phase 1 of the turn this card was Normal Summoned: You can Tribute this card; draw 2 cards, and enter your End Phase. You cannot Special Summon monsters the turn you activate this effect.

Pros: Let’s start off the gate with probably the most hyped up card in the new set. He is hyped because he is quite obviously good. The fact that you get an almost free plus one from this card is amazing. In decks like Hero and Inzektors that don’t need to special summon a whole bunch and require a little bit of a set up he will be amazing.  While his effect is pretty restrictive, he is still a very powerful card. Simply winning a die roll and opening up with Cardcar D can give you a huge advantage in almost any duel.

Cons: Because of his effect, outside of setting a few spells or traps, his draw two cards effect will take your whole turn. His effect stimulates a lot of interest for decks like burn which I find detrimental to the game. He will be all chain burn decks new boss monster; I already know there will be a lot of duelist out there in major events getting upset because they got burned for 8000 by turn two since their opponent opened up with Cardcar D and five backrows. Now that you cannot retain player priority to activate a monster effect, this card can be effect veiler'd when it is summon before it can activate its effect.

Spell Card
Target 1 Set Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Your opponent cannot activate that target in response to this card's activation.

Pros: Oh boy, another form of usable spell and trap removal! I cannot tell you how long I have had a couple copies of Dust Tornado in my side deck and now I might have found a replacement. I feel like this can be very powerful against a lot of anti-meta type of decks. If you are playing against a HERO deck you now have a safe way to destroy their Hero Blast and they won’t be able to chain it when you target it. Having the ability to just play this from your hand and destroy whatever face down spell/trap they might have and knowing they can do very little about it is just awesome to me.

Cons: It is only a normal spell card so unlike Dust Tornado you won’t be able to activate it on your opponents turn. You also won’t be able to kill problem cards that are already face-up such as Skill Drain, Macro Cosmos, Fiendish Chain, etc.

2 Level 6 monsters
Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a monster's effect is activated on your opponent's side of the field: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate that effect, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.

Pros: Talk about some cool card art! Finally in GAOV the TCG is going to have access to Rank 6 monsters! This means in decks like Chaos they can now do more than leave their spent Chaos Sorcerer sitting on the field. The same goes for the few frog monarch decks that are still running around out there. Not only is this guy able to negate monster effects on your opponents turn he will inflict 1000 points of damage to put salt in the wound. This XYZ monster is like Evolsaur Dolkka who is stronger and can dish out a decent amount of damage. He is one of my favorites I will be looking to pick up this weekend!

Cons: He is Rank 6, outside of a few decks, he will be very hard to make. Is effect is really powerful, but at least Konami learned a little bit after making a card as powerful as Dolkka (who is a rank 4 with an arguably better effect ) , they knew to restrict Photon Strike Bounzer to once per turn. This clause in his effect does make him less powerful and a lot more balanced.

Honorable Mention ( cards I also like so thought that I should mention)
- Lightray Sorcerer
- Trial and Tribulation
- Number 11: Big Eye
- Neo-Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon

Conclusion: This weekend it is time for another exciting Yugioh Sneak Peak for the set Galactic Overlord. I wanted to sit down and let you all know on the cards that I have my eye on in the upcoming set. Cardcar D, Night Beam, and Photon Strike Bounzer are among some of my favorites. There are many other cards being released in the set that you shouldn’t discredit either! New Inzektors and even the new archetype known as the Hieratics. Be sure to be on the lookout for all the cards I mentioned and any other hidden treasures you might be after!

Thanks for reading feel free to leave any questions or suggestions for future articles in the comments down below! Don’t forget to answer the question of the article located at the top! Remember, Play hard or Go Home!

- Billy Brake
- YCS Toronto and Columbus Champion