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QQ: What’s Your Strategy for Beating Pendulum Magicians This Weekend?

April 21st, 2018

QQ stands for Quick Questions! Pendulum Magicians have been all the rage in recent tournaments, so they’re on the radar of all of this weekend’s competing Duelists. I surveyed the Duelists in attendance to find out their strategy for beating Pendulum Magicians this weekend. Check out their responses!

“Hope they brick.” -Denny Vu

“Don’t let them Pendulum Summon.” -Johnny Nguyen

“I’m using Unending Nightmare and Dimensional Barrier.” -Michael Hilario

“Summon the rock [Amano-Iwato].” -James Sledd

Anti-Spell Fragrance and Beatdown.” -Cody Robbins

“Use Anti-Spell Fragrance if I go first. Also, use The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode if I go second.” -Jeremy Hopper

Dimensional Barrier, Twin Twisters, and Naturia Beast.” -Michael Ferraro


“I joined them. They are my brothers in arms.” -Luis Lanabria

“Hand Traps and Evenly Matched.” -Joseph Gray

Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries.” -Walker Lea

“I Main Deck Anti-Spell Fragrance and Side Deck Dimensional Barrier. I have a very good matchup against them and even Side Deck D/D/D Rebel King Leonidas for the FTK variants.” -Edgar Gonzalez


Anti-Spell Fragrance and Dimensional Barrier seem to be the most popular answers to Pendulum Magicians this weekend, but Duelists are using all sorts of different cards to beat them. Will it be enough to take down Pendulum Magicians in the tournament? Follow the coverage to find out!