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Gaga for Gagaga Girl!

January 24th, 2013

The “Gagaga” monsters are all about Xyz Summoning: use the right ones, and you can unlock  Xyz Monsters at almost any rank you choose!  Today’s Gagaga Decks revolve around Gagaga Magician and Gagaga Girl: the Magician can change his Level to anything between 1 and 8, while his lovely assistant mimics that Level with her effect.  Gagaga Magician was a Super Rare in Generation Force, and a common in Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, but Gagaga Girl was a tough-to-get Secret Rare, until now!  Now she’s available as one of two possible Super Rare cards in Abyss Rising Special Edition, so it’s easier than ever before to build your very own Gagaga Deck.

So, what do you do when you can Xyz Summon almost anything?  The sky’s the limit, but one of the best strategies actually uses Gagaga Girl’s secondary ability to make a devastating combo win.  Check it out!


Believe it or not, if your opponent controls any monster with 2800 ATK or more, you can win the Duel with nothing but Gagaga Girl and Gagaga Magician!

-First, Summon Gagaga Magician and use its effect to shift it to Level 5.

-Next, Summon Gagaga Girl and activate her ability to make her Level 5 as well.

-Now overlay for Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech.

-When you Xyz Summon Machu Mech, Gagaga Girl’s second ability gives it this effect:

-When it is Xyz Summoned: You can target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes 0.

-Use that ability to reduce your opponent’s 2800 ATK monster to 0 ATK.

Machu Mech’s regular effect lets you detach an Xyz Material to target an opposing monster.  It inflicts damage to your opponent equal to the difference between the monster’s original ATK and current ATK,  then Machu Mech gains ATK equal to to the damage.  If you burn your opponent for at least 2800 damage, you’ll boost Machu Mech to 5200 ATK.  Your opponent will only have 5200 Life Points left, so attacking over the monster you reduced to 0 ATK means an instant win.

The entire Gagaga strategy gets stronger tomorrow when Cosmo Blazer is released, too.  These three cards flesh out any Gagaga Deck.


You might recognize Gagaga Caesar from Abyss Rising, but he’s got a new friend in Cosmo Blazer. Caesar always wants to be played with at least one more “Gagaga” monster – he can’t attack if he’s alone, and he can banish a monster from your Graveyard to boost both himself, and any other “Gagaga” monster to the Level of whatever you removed.  The more the merrier!

The new Gagaga Clerk is custom-made to combo with Gagaga Caesar: if you control another Gagaga, you can Special Summon her from your hand.  Normal Summon Caesar; Special Summon Clerk; and you can make strong attacks or match their Levels for Xyz Summons.

Gagagadraw is another stellar new card for the Gagaga theme: the new-age answer to Pot of Greed.  By banishing 3 “Gagaga” monsters from your Graveyard, you draw 2 cards; a simple but incredibly powerful effect.  If you overlay two Gagagas for Gagaga Cowboy, you’ll have the three monsters you need to activate Gagagadraw once the Cowboy’s destroyed.  Battling even just one monster with Cowboy puts you in a great position once Gagagadraw kicks in.

Most Gagaga Duelists find that their first Xyz Summon comes easily, but the Deck can run out of steam in the mid-game.  Gagagadraw refuels your hand and banishes the monsters you’ve already used so you can Special Summon back an important Gagaga with Leviair the Sea Dragon.

With Gagaga Girl in the Abyss Rising Special Edition and new Gagaga tricks coming in Cosmo Blazer, Gagagas are ready to shine in the new year!