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Light’s Revenge: Just in Time

June 23rd, 2017

​Five and a half years ago in Photon Shockwave, Duelists caught their first glimpse of the Timelords in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. Previously seen in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime series, the Timelords were nigh unstoppable monsters that had devastating effects after their attacks! Metaion, the Timelord was the first of these monsters to be released in the TCG, a terrifying force that could clear your opponent’s field in a single attack! Now, Duelists can unleash even more power of the Timelords, as Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge introduces 4 new “Timelord” monsters and the perfect support card to compliment them!

Firstly, let’s talk about what the Timelords have in common, as they all share a few effects. While the Timelords may be Level 10 monsters, you can Normal Summon them without Tributing if you control no monsters! This means you can always get one of your Timelords out regardless of the situation. In addition, the Timelords cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects, and you take no damage from any battles involving it! Your Timelords will quickly become annoying walls between your opponent and your LP which are very hard to remove. Unfortunately, the Timelords are not perfect, and will return to your Deck during your Standby Phase. That being said, you have a full turn to use your monster, and since you can Normal Summon one every turn and they return to your Deck when used you’ll never run out of monsters to Summon!


The Timelords all have additional unique effects that are useful in different situations. Whenever you battle with them, they each have a cool effect that activates at the end of the Battle Phase. Lazion, the Timelord shuffles your opponent’s entire Graveyard into their Deck, stopping all Graveyard shenanigans in their tracks. On top of that, Lazion will also blast your opponent for 1000 damage when they draw their first card each turn! Zaphion, the Timelord will shuffle all of your opponent’s Spell and Trap Cards into their Deck, and if it’s sent from the field to the Graveyard (perhaps after being Tributed for a Kaiju monster), you’ll draw a card for your troubles. Sadion, the Timelord gets you out of a pinch, setting your LP to 4000 if you’ve fallen below that. Kamion, the Timelord shuffles one card into your opponent’s Deck and inflicts 500 damage to them, too. This effect is particularly strong because it doesn’t target a card to shuffle, and also because neither player can chain to its activation! There’s no stopping Kamion’s effect and your opponent has no way of knowing what you’ll pick until it’s too late!


There are lots of powerful effects to choose from among the Timelords. If only there was some way to access whichever Timelord you need for a situation? This is where Time Maiden comes in handy! Time Maiden can be Special Summoned if you control no monsters, and counts as 2 Tributes if you Tribute Summon a “Timelord” Monster. You don’t need to Tribute Summon your Timelords, but you will be Tributing Time Maiden often to use her effect! Tributing her from the field allows you to add any 0 ATK “Timelord” monster from your Deck to your hand, gaining easy access to any Timelord you need. Alternatively, you can banish Time Maiden from your Graveyard to Special Summon a 0 ATK “Timelord” from your Deck, ignoring their effects that normally don’t allow that! This gives you 2 different ways of getting a Timelord into play: one initially by Tributing Time Maiden and Normal Summoning your searched Timelord, and one later for free by banishing Time Maiden! Time Maiden gives you 2 Timelords in one card, and makes playing a Deck full of Timelords possible!


It’s been a few years since the Timelords appeared in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime, but it has been well worth the wait! These new Timelords, as well as Time Maiden, give you an exciting new strategy! Check out these new monsters when Battles of Legend – Light’s Revenge – releases on July 7th!