Nekroz may have stolen the spotlight at YCS Tacoma, but they aren’t the only Ritual Monsters out there that can compete! The 2014-2015 Dueling season has been something of a renaissance for Ritual Monsters, featuring at least 1 new Ritual Monster in each booster starting with Duelist Alliance and ramping up to 7 in The Secret Forces. Ritual Monsters have evolved quite a bit since Saffira, Queen of Dragons debuted in Duelist Alliance, but she’s still my favorite of the new bunch and an excellent monster in her own right. Can you even name another Ritual Monster that gives you access to a theoretically infinite number of copies of Effect Veiler, Honest and Artifact Lancea?
The Secret Forces launches today, and this weekend will be the first time that Nekroz, Ritual Beast Tamers, and Yosenju will make their mark on Dueling!
Last time around we recapped the two Yosenju monsters that led the charge in Secrets of Eternity, and introduced you to three new Level 4 Beast-Warrior Yosenjus from Secret Forces! We also revealed Yosen Training Ground, a powerful Continuous Spell that boosts all of your Yosenju by 300 ATK, and adds “Yosenju” cards from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.
We talked about how the search effects of Yosen Training Ground and Yosenju Kama 3 could help you by searching out “Yosenju” Pendulum Monsters, so today we’ll show you what those monsters are, and what makes them so good.
Secrets of Eternity debuted two monsters from a mysterious new tribe – Yosenju Tsujik at Level 4, and Yosenju Magat at Level 6.
Tsujik works a lot like Honest or Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow: when one of your Yosenju battles another monster, you can discard it from your hand to boost your battling Yosenju by 1000 ATK. Or, when Tsujik’s on the field you can target a Yosenju to buff it by 1000 Attack Points that way. Yosenju Magat is a Level 6 Tribute Monster, but when you Normal Summon it, you get to Special Summon another Yosenju with a different name from your Deck.
Ritual Beasts are the latest group of cards that use Fusion Monsters as their boss monsters! But unlike most Fusion Monsters, Ritual Beast Fusion Monsters don’t require you to use Polymerization or a pseudo-Polymerization to Summon them. Like the Gladiator Beast Fusion Monsters that dominated the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME many years ago, Ritual Beast Fusions simply require that you to control the Fusion Materials on your field in order to Summon them. That makes Ritual Beasts a versatile theme that’s fun to play and easy to learn. Read more…