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Tech Update: Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge!

July 7th, 2023

Just 2 weeks ago, Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge was released, shaking up the expected field of competition immediately. Full of incredibly powerful and popular cards, let’s look at some of the cards that may help give Duelists an advantage over the competition.

Sky Striker Ace – Azalea

Despite being another addition to the long line of powerful Sky Striker Ace monsters, Sky Striker Ace – Azalea is expected to be most popular in non-Sky Striker Decks this weekend! Previously, Duelists were using Donner, Dagger Fur Hire as a generic Link 2 monster, as an answer to various problems that may arise during a Duel. However, Sky Striker Ace – Azalea gives you additional flexibility that Donner didn’t, being able to destroy Set cards, as well as having a Battle Phase effect as well, banishing a Spell to destroy your opponent’s monster.

Assault Synchron

One of the most eagerly anticipated cards from Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge was easily Assault Synchron. Taking the already popular Synchro strategies and giving them a kick into overdrive. One of the most popular uses currently is pairing it alongside Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon from Maze of Memories. Tributing Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon to Summon Stardust Dragon and Synchro Summon another monster is already powerful, but when you add Assault Synchron in the Graveyard (which is a perfect Tuner Monster to Summon your Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon), you can banish your Synchron to Special Summon the Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon again. There are several Dragon-based Synchro Decks that have been utilizing this powerful combo, maybe we will see them in action.


As if Branded Duelists didn’t already have enough tools in their arsenal, Duality has found a home most commonly in the Branded Deck. Most frequently, they’ll trade in their Granguignol the Dusk Dragon for a Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon when they’ve activated their Lubellion, giving them an additional negation on top of their already powerful field. Duality also recycles a LIGHT and DARK monster by shuffling them back into the Deck, drawing you an additional card as well. With an array of uses for this powerful and versatile card, we’re sure to see it have a great performance over the weekend.

Shadow’s Light

Shadow’s Light gives the fan-favorite Shaddoll Invoked strategy new life. Making the Normal Summon of Aleister the Invoker even better with Guiding Quem, the Virtuous being a free Summon from Deck. The applications are nearly endless, only limited by the imagination of the Duelists in contention. Taking a control strategy and propelling it forward with a ton of new powerful cards, this could be a sleeper pick for the weekend.