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Necrovalley: The Lay of the Land

January 16th, 2014

On Monday, we took a look at the 5 new Gravekeeper’s monsters in Legacy of the Valiant. Today, we’re checking out a brand new Spell Card and a brand new Trap Card that you can use with Necrovalley. Since both of these cards have “Necrovalley” in their names, you can add either one of them to your hand with the effect of Gravekeeper’s Ambusher, which we also looked at in Monday’s article.

TempleActivate only if both a “Gravekeeper’s” monster and “Necrovalley” are on the field. Neither player can Special Summon monsters, except “Gravekeeper’s” monsters. If either a “Gravekeeper’s” monster or “Necrovalley” is not on the field, destroy this card.

Hidden Temples of Necrovalley can stop an opponent’s Deck in its tracks. While it’s face-up on the field, the only monsters that can be Special Summoned are Gravekeeper’s monsters. Since all of the most popular Decks rely on Special Summoning big monsters to overwhelm opponents, a face-up Hidden Temples of Necrovalley will cripple an opponent’s strategy.

When you use Hidden Temples of Necrovalley in your Gravekeeper’s Deck, you’ll want to protect your field as much as possible. If at any point you don’t control Necrovalley and a Gravekeeper’s monster, Hidden Temples of Necrovalley will destroy itself, never to be found again. Gravekeeper’s Shaman is useful because it does both. It protects your Necrovalley and it’s a tough monster to get rid of in its own right.

TombWhen a Spell Card, Trap Card, or monster effect is activated, while both a “Gravekeeper’s” monster and “Necrovalley” are on the field: Negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You can only activate 1 “Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley” per turn.

You can also protect your Necrovalley and Gravekeeper’s monsters with the brand new Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley Counter Trap Card! While Necrovalley and a Gravekeeper’s monster are on the field, Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley will negate the activation of any Spell Card, Trap Card, or monster effect, though you can only activate 1 each turn. Remember, it’s a “Necrovalley” card, so you might get to use the same copy over and over again with Gravekeeper’s Ambusher.

Although Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley is a powerful weapon in the hands of tomb keepers, Gravekeeper Duelists had better watch out because it’s also a powerful card when used against them! Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley can be activated whileNecrovalley and a Gravekeeper’s monster are anywhere on the field. You can even activate it if only your opponent controls both Necrovalley and a Gravekeeper’s monster, much like how Gottoms’ Emergency Call works whenever anyone has an “X-Saber” on the field. By using Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley against a Gravekeeper’s opponent, you can foil some of his or her strongest plays. Powerful monster effects like the effects of Gravekeeper’s Spy and Gravekeeper’s Descendant, and powerful Spell and Trap Cards like Royal Tribute and Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley, can all be stopped by using your own Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley against the guardians of the pharaoh’s tomb.

Hidden Temples of Necrovalley and Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley give a big boost to Gravekeeper’s Decks, making them more powerful than ever before. But even if you’re not building a Gravekeeper’s Deck, you might want to think twice before trading away any copies of Imperial Tombs of Necrovalley – it’s a powerful card for any Duelist to include in their Side Deck if they think they’ll see a lot of Gravekeeper Duelists!

You can get the brand new Gravekeeper’s cards at the Legacy of the Valiant Sneak Peek on January 18th and 19th!