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UDS Invitational Indianapolis, IN: Rising Rampage – Tech Update!

August 17th, 2019

Rising Rampage is finally legal for tournament play, and Duelists competing in the UDS Invitational – Summer 2019 here in Indianapolis, Indiana have a first opportunity to use it in a major competitive tournament. Check out some of the tech cards from Rising Rampage that are making a splash here this weekend!

Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess seems to be one of the most sought-after cards in Rising Rampage, and for good reason. Apollousa has made its way into several Extra Decks this weekend. Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess is a Link 4 monster that can be Summoned by using 2 or more monsters with different names, except for Tokens. Apollousa’s original Attack Points are equal to 800 times the number of monsters used to Link Summon it. Best of all, once per Chain, when your opponent activates a monster effect, you can use Apollousa’s effect to negate the activation by giving up 800 Attack Points. Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess is easy to Summon and can be tough for an opponent to navigate around, making it a strong tech card this weekend.

The new Get Out! Trap Card has a simple but powerful effect. Get Out! lets you target 2 monsters your opponent controls that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck and shuffle them into the Deck. Most Duelists build their Decks with the main purpose of Special Summoning powerful monsters from the Extra Deck. Get Out! pushes two of those monsters off of the field at once, undoing the work your opponent put into Summoning them.

Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher is one of the most impressive Rising Rampage cards of the weekend. Not only is this card being used in Decks that are designed to benefit from cards being banished from the Duel (Decks featuring Gren Maju Da Eiza and Eater of Millions, for example), but it’s also being used as a tech card in Decks that heavily rely on Link Summons. Gizmek can be Special Summoned with ease during either player’s turn simply by banishing the top 8 cards of your Deck face-down. This effect can be used while Gizmek is in your hand or Graveyard, making it easy to access. That means it’s constantly valuable for enhancing a Link Summoning play. In addition, Gizmek’s 2450 ATK also makes it a potential finisher when you’re trying to push through enough damage to end a Duel, and its effect that lets you banish 3 cards from your Extra Deck face-down to destroy a face-up monster on the field is an added bonus. Perhaps most importantly of all, since you can Special Summon Gizmek from your hand during your opponent’s turn, you can use it to interfere with your opponent’s attacks during his or her Battle Phase and survive a turn when your opponent expects to win the Duel.

These are just three of the many cards from Rising Rampage that have competitive potential as tech cards. Follow the coverage to see which cards from Rising Rampage make it to the Top Cut at the UDS Invitational – Summer 2019!