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YCS Ft. Worth Tech Update: Beating Nibiru

October 5th, 2019

While the answers vary depending on the Deck, everyone is looking for ways to block the Special Summon of Nibiru, the Primal Being.

Orcust Knightmare Decks can use Knightmare Corruptor Iblee’s effect, giving it away to their opponent and locking them out of most Special Summons. It’s rather easy to do, too. Just Special Summon it with Knightmare Mermaid, then use Iblee and Mermaid to Link Summon. That will trigger Iblee’s effect.

Other strategies aim to play Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess as their fifth Summon. Doing so allows them to simply negate Nibiru when it activates its effect. Nibiru will remain in its owner’s hand, but its effect can only be used once per turn. By the time it could be used again, it’s too late.

There’s a lot of monster effect negation available depending on your Deck of choice. Cyber Dragon Infinity, Evolzar Dolkka, and Outer Entity Azathot are a few of the other cards we’ve seen to prevent Nibiru from ruining the day.

The other answer, while not exactly a tech, is to modify your combo to end before Nibiru goes live. You’ll get less power from your play, but there’s less risk. On a similar note, playing an entirely different Deck that never Summons five monsters in a turn is another way to never lose to Nibiru. Sky Strikers, Subterrors, and Altergeists are a few examples.

The jury is out on Nibiru – many find the card to be easy to handle, while others can’t take the heat. We’ll see how much impact it has as the tournament continues!