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Tech Update: Generation Force Extra Deck Additions

October 22nd, 2011

Generation Force has been trading around the globe for a while now, so most Duelists have figured out which tech cards from it are the best ones to include in their Extra Decks. Check out some of the most popular Generation Force Extra Deck cards being used in this weekend’s competition!

1.) Leviair the Sea Dragon

Rank 3 monsters are extremely popular this weekend, since they’re so easy to Summon with Tour Guide From the Underworld. Just Normal Summon Tour Guide, activate her effect, recruit a Level 3 Fiend from your Deck, and you’re all Set to Xyz Summon a Rank 3 monster!

Leviair the Sea Dragon is just 1 of the popular Rank 3 monsters that Duelists are Summoning. It can Special Summon any Level 4 or lower banished monster once per turn, which makes it a good fit for any Extra Deck. Any Duelist’s monster may get banished by cards like Bottomless Trap Hole or Dimensional Prison, so Leviair the Sea Dragon is a strong monster to have in reserve.

Decks that banish their own monsters make particularly good use of Leviair. Synchro Summon Decks banish monsters from their Graveyard with Spore, and Chaos Decks are always banishing DARK and LIGHT monsters from their own Graveyard. As we saw at YCS Toronto, Infernity Decks can use Hundred Eyes Dragon to banish Infernity monsters, and then use Leviair the Sea Dragon to make incredible Duel-winning moves.

2.) Number 17: Leviathan Dragon

When nothing is banished from the Duel, it’s good to have a go-to Rank 3 monster. That’s where Number 17: Leviathan Dragon comes in. There’s nothing too complicated about Leviathan Dragon. It starts with 2000 ATK, and it gains a permanent 500 ATK by detaching an Xyz Material from itself. When it has no Xyz Materials left, it can’t attack directly. But that’s a small price to pay for keeping a 3000 ATK monster on the field.

Number 17: Leviathan Dragon has enough power to take down some of the toughest monsters an opponent can throw at you. Since it’s available in its own Number 17: Leviathan Dragon Collectible Tin (which also contains Pot of Duality!), it’s easy to get, too.

3.) Tiras, Keeper of Genesis and Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon

Tiras, Keeper of Genesis and Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon didn’t see much play back at YCS Toronto because Rank 5 monsters can be tough for most of the currently popular Decks to Summon. But they’re certainly not impossible to Summon. There are some popular Level 5 monsters, like Cyber Dragon, and other monsters, like Tragoedia, have the power to turn themselves into Level 5 monsters.

But Tiras and Adreus’s popularity are certainly on the rise this weekend! Grapha has had his eye on them for his army, and now that Grapha has finally arrived at our tournaments, he has recruited Tiras and Adreus to help him in his fight for darkness! Dark World Decks can easily Summon Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World and Sillva, Warlord of Dark World, both of which are Level 5 monsters. This means that 2 of them can be combined in order to Xyz Summon Tiras or Adreus.

Tiras and Adreus have effects that make it worth it to overlay 2 Level 5 Dark World monsters. Tiras is indestructible while it has Xyz Materials, and it can destroy a card each turn. Adreus has the power to destroy a face-up monster by detaching an Xyz Material from itself. Both of these Xyz Monsters also have more ATK than an individual Goldd or Sillva waiting on the field, so they’re capable of so much more than the Level 5 Dark World lords.

4.) Steelswarm Roach

Rank 4 monsters are easy to Summon, and while Number 39: Utopia is a popular choice, choosing to Summon Steelswarm Roach instead can be a Duel-winning play. The Special Summons of monsters like Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Chaos Sorcerer, Master Hyperion, and even Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World can be negated by Steelswarm Roach.

Steelswarm Roach shuts down opponents’ strongest plays, and since almost every Deck uses enough Level 4 monsters to Summon it, it’s no surprise that Steelswarm Roach is in Extra Decks all over the tournament hall.

5.) Orient Dragon

Generation Force is mostly about Xyz Monsters, but not entirely! The only Synchro Monster in Generation Force has become an extremely popular Extra Deck choice for Duelists that use Tuner monsters.

Orient Dragon is a Level 6 Dragon-type Synchro Monster with the power to banish a Synchro Monster when it’s Special Summoned. Just by Synchro Summoning Orient Dragon, you can banish your opponent’s toughest Synchro Monster, including Stardust Dragon, Shooting Star Dragon, and Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier.

But what really makes this a powerful play is the ease with which Orient Dragon can be Summoned!

Decks packing Debris Dragon rely on it to quickly Synchro Summon powerful monsters. But Debris Dragon can only be used to Synchro Summon Dragons. Now that Duelists have Orient Dragon in their Extra Decks, they have a new Level 6 Synchro Monster that they can make with Orient Dragon. Tuning the Level 4 Debris Dragon with the Level 2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter or 2 Level 1 Fluff Tokens will allow a Duelist to instantly banish an enemy monster with Orient Dragon.

The new cards in Generation Force are being used in full-force across the tournament hall, and in 2 weeks, Duelists will be able to participate in the Photon Shockwave Sneak Peek to gain access to a whole slew of new cards for their Decks! Follow the coverage to stay up-to-date on the most popular and powerful cards that Duelists are using!