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Code of the Duelist: Go Crazy for Gouki

July 18th, 2017

Code of the Duelist introduces Link Monsters to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, along with a new theme that can powerfully wield these new monsters. The Main Deck Gouki monsters in Code of the Duelist each have an effect that lets you add any Gouki card with a different name than its own from your Deck to your hand if it’s sent from the field to the Graveyard. That means any time you use one of your Gouki monsters to perform a Link Summon, its effect will activate to immediately replace it with a new card from your Deck. That includes the powerful new Spell Card, Gouki Re-Match.

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Light’s Revenge: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn

July 5th, 2017

For a long time, only a few elite Duelists were able to get their hands on Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn. Minerva was a prized card, only available to the top finishers at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events. Despite its incredible rarity, Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn made lots of appearances at the top tables of major tournaments. It was a central card in many Lightsworn and Zombie Decks, for Duelists lucky enough to possess it. Now, thanks to the release of Battles of Legend –Light’s Revenge –, Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn is being reprinted, and Duelists everywhere will finally be able to take advantage of its power!

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Light’s Revenge: Enter the Ring

June 29th, 2017

I’ve always been a huge fan of Gladiator Beasts. Unfortunately, the theme is well past its prime. Gladiator Beasts reigned supreme after the release of Gladiator Beast Gyzarus in Light of Destruction back in 2008, and gradually faded into obscurity. The release of new Gladiator Beasts like Gladiator Beast Augustus, Gladiator Beast Essedarii, and Gladiator Beast Nerokius over the years helped the theme, but didn’t give them enough strength to keep up with more dominant Decks. Fortunately for Gladiator Beast fans everywhere, three of the strongest Gladiator Beasts ever printed are about to be released in Battles of Legend –Light’s Revenge–, and they will allow Gladiator Beast Deck to once again spar against top tournament contenders!

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Maximum Crisis: One Big Swing

April 24th, 2017

The Duelist Alliance booster set revolutionized the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME by introducing Pendulum Monsters and Pendulum Summoning. Now – nearly three years after the release of the Duelist Alliance booster set – the Duelist Alliance Spell Card is about to be released in Maximum Crisis, enhancing strategies built around Pendulum Summoning. Read more…

Decks You Can Incorporate The Invoked Into

February 24th, 2017

The new Invoked monsters in Fusion Enforcers are easy to include in all sorts of different Decks. Just throw some copies of Aleister the Invoker, Magical Meltdown, and Invocation into your Main Deck, add a bunch of Invoked monsters to your Extra Deck, and you’ll be all set to start Fusion Summoning monsters no matter what Deck you’re playing! Today we’ll take a look at some of the Decks that you can incorporate the Invoked monsters into in order to Fusion Summon powerful new monsters!




Shaddoll Decks, HERO Decks, Fluffal Decks, and other Decks that Fusion Summon Monsters

You can use Invocation to combine just about anything with Aleister the Invoker and then Fusion Summon an “Invoked” Fusion Monster. When you do, you can use monsters on the field or in either Duelist’s Graveyard as Fusion Materials simply by banishing them from the Duel. You can also use the cards in your hand as Fusion Materials by sending them to the Graveyard.

Invocation is extra versatile in Decks that aim to Fusion Summon other types of monsters. That’s because Invocation functions as a simple Polymerization when you want to combine monsters in your hand to Fusion Summon a monster that isn’t an Invoked monster. Shaddoll Decks, HERO Decks, and Fluffal Decks have access to powerful Fusion Monsters like El Shaddoll Shekhinaga, Elemental HERO Absolute Zero, and Frightfur Tiger. Invocation lets you Special Summon any one of them by fusing monsters in your hand.




Invocation will not only expand the scope of these Decks by giving them access to the Invoked monsters, but it’ll also provide more opportunities to Fusion Summon monsters that currently are and always have been heavy hitters.



Lightsworn Decks and other Decks that send cards from the Deck to the Graveyard

Invocation lets you banish Fusion Materials from your Graveyard to Summon the Invoked monsters, giving it a natural synergy with Decks that load the Graveyard with monsters. In addition, Invocation has an effect that can activate when it’s in the Graveyard, allowing you to add Aleister the Invoker back to your hand.

Since Lightsworn Decks and other Decks that use Lightsworn monsters can generally send cards from the Deck to the Graveyard with ease, those Decks can quickly throw Aleister into the Graveyard. Once it’s there, you can use Invocation to banish it alongside another Fusion Material and Summon your Invoked monster of choice. If you manage to send Invocation from your Deck to your Graveyard with the effect of a Lightsworn monster, you can shuffle Invocation from your Graveyard back into your Deck to add a banished Aleister back to your hand.

Since all of the Lightsworn monsters are LIGHT-Attribute monster, when you fuse Aleister with a Lightsworn monster, you can Summon Invoked Mechaba.




Mechaba lets you negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or monster effect – and banish the card whose activation is negated – by sending a card with the same type from your hand to the Graveyard. Once you Summon Invoked Mechaba, you can make your other plays under the safety of Mechaba’s effect.


Kaijus and other Decks that use monsters with various Attributes

The potential of Aleister the Invoker is only limited by the Attributes of the monsters with which you can fuse him. If you use monsters with all six Attributes in your Deck, Aleister the Invoker will make it possible for you to Summon all of Invoked Fusion Monsters. Some monster themes – like Kaijus, for instance – have at least one monster in each of the six main Attributes. Aleister the Invoker and Invocation shine in these types of Decks, because it’s where they’re most powerful.


WATER Decks, WIND Decks, and other Decks that mainly use monsters with one Attribute

Aleister the Invoker may be strongest in Decks with monsters that span across several Attributes, but using Invoked monsters with all different Attributes will take up a lot of Extra Deck space that you might not be able to spare. You only get to use 15 cards in your Extra Deck, and it’s sometimes tough to select which cards deserve a spot. That’s why you may find that Aleister works best in Decks that focus on monsters of a single Attribute.

WATER Decks featuring Mermail and Atlantean monsters, for instance, can use Aleister the Invoker and Invocation to Fusion Summon Invoked Cocytus without dedicating too many Extra Deck slots to the Invoked Monsters.




Cocytus has 1800 ATK, 2900 DEF, can attack from Defense Position, and can’t be targeted or destroyed by your opponent’s card effects.

WIND Decks featuring Harpie Lady cards can use Aleister the Invoker and Invocation to Fusion Summon Invoked Raidjin.




Raidjin has 2200 ATK, 2400 DEF, and an incredible effect that lets you target a face-up monster on the field and put it face-down once per turn, during either player’s turn. You can use Raidjin’s effect offensively to overcome your opponent’s high ATK monsters, or defensively to disrupt your opponent’s plays by putting your opponent’s monsters face-down.

Using Aleister the Invoker in a single-Attribute Deck will let you reliably Fusion Summon a specific Invoked boss monster with ease, without dedicating too much of your Extra Deck space to your Invoked monsters.

Don’t forget that Invocation can also banish monsters from your opponent’s Graveyard to use them as Fusion Materials. That means you may build your Deck to Fusion Summon one Invoked monster, but find yourself with access to an Invoked monster of a different Attribute at some point in a Duel. That versatility is what makes the Invoked theme so powerful, and might make it worthwhile to use Invoked monsters of various Attributes in your Extra Deck, even if your Main Deck is focused on monsters of a specific Attribute.

You can include Aleister the Invoker, Magical Meltdown, Invocation, and the new Invoked Fusion Monsters in just about any of your Decks. Using that suite of cards will give you easy access to a powerful boss monster that you can Special Summon, no matter what type of Deck you’re playing. You can incorporate the Invoked cards into your Deck and try it out for yourself when Fusion Enforcers launches on February 24th!