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Hysteric Sign and Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon!

June 12th, 2013

Harpie Decks got a huge boost from Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy, making them better than ever before! We already took a look at Harpie Channeler on our Strategy Site, so today we’re looking at the 2 other new cards that bolster the Harpie-centered strategy: Hysteric Sign and Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon!


Hysteric Sign is a Continuous Spell Card that gathers all of a Harpie Duelist’s most important cards into that Duelist’s hand. When you activate Hysteric Sign, you get to add an Elegant Egotist from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. Just like Mai Valentine did in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, you can use that Elegant Egotist to clone your Harpie Lady and Special Summon more Harpies to the field.

But that’s not even the best part about Hysteric Sign! During the End Phase of the turn that Hysteric Sign is sent from your field to the Graveyard, you can add any 3 Harpie cards with different names from your Deck to your hand! That includes Harpie Channeler, Harpie Lady, Harpies’ Hunting Ground, and Harpie Queen! Be careful though, you can only get one of the two effects of Hysteric Sign each turn, so plan accordingly.

Although you could wait for your opponent to destroy your Hysteric Sign so that you can activate its effect, that’ll usually take too long. You might want to speed up the effect by destroying your own Hysteric Sign with the effect of a card like Harpies’ Hunting Ground. You can only use the effect of Hysteric Sign once per turn, but since it gets you 3 different cards, that’s usually all you’ll need at once.

Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon is a new Rank 4 Xyz Monster that can only be Xyz Summon by combining 3 Level 4 WIND monsters. Once Summoned, Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon can attack your opponent directly, and prevents your opponent from attacking your Harpie monsters or targeting them with effects. Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon’s effect is only active while it has an Xyz Material attached to it, and the Dragon loses an Xyz Material during each of your End Phases; but with 2000 ATK and the ability to attack directly, you’re likely to end the Duel before your Dragon loses its last Xyz Material.

It may sound tough to Summon 3 Level 4 WIND monsters and Xyz Summon Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon, but Hysteric Party makes it a breeze. Harpie Lady monsters are all Level 4 WIND monsters, and Hysteric Party lets you Special Summon all of the Harpie Lady monsters in your Graveyard, just by discarding a single card. Combine 3 of the monsters you Summon, and your Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon will be all ready to obliterate your opponent!

Hysteric Sign can gather all of the cards a Harpie Duelist needs, while Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon is a strong finishing monster that is difficult to destroy. Thanks to these 2 new cards as well as Harpie Channeler in Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy, you can snatch victories from your opponents with your Harpie Deck!

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