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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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Gouki Re-Match targets 2 Gouki monsters in your Graveyard with different Levels, and Special Summons them to the field in Defense Position. It’s a simple yet powerful effect that swarms monsters to the field to help you perform Link Summons.

There are three new effect monsters that you can Special Summon from your Graveyard with Gouki Re-Match.

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Gouki Twistcobra, Gouki Suprex, and Gouki Riscorpio are the three new Effect Monsters to include in your Gouki Deck. Each of them has an effect that can only be used once per turn if the monster is sent to the Graveyard, allowing you to search your Deck for a Gouki card with a different name than its own and add it to your hand. In addition, Twistcobra, Suprex, and Riscorpio each has its own unique effect.

Gouki Twistcobra is a Level 3 monster with a Quick Effect that lets you Tribute a Gouki monster to increase the ATK of another Gouki monster you control by the original ATK of the Tributed monster. This effect helps you send Gouki monsters to your Graveyard so that you can activate their effects to add Gouki Re-Match to your hand.

Gouki Suprex is a Level 4 monster that lets you Special Summon a Gouki monster from your hand when it’s Normal Summoned. Suprex helps to swarm the field with Gouki monsters.

Gouki Riscorpio is a Level 5 monster with 2300 ATK that can be Normal Summoned without Tribute if you control no monsters, or if all monsters you control are Gouki monsters.

By Summoning Gouki Twistcobra, Gouki Suprex, and Gouki Riscorpio to the field (often with the help of Gouki Re-Match), you can Link Summon Gouki the Great Ogre!

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Gouki the Great Ogre is a Link 3 monster that connects to three of your Main Monster Zones when it’s Summoned to your Extra Monster Zone. That paves the way for three more Special Summons from your Extra Deck.

You can easily Summon Gouki the Great Ogre by combining three of your Gouki effect monsters. When you do, you can use their effects that activate if they’re sent to the Graveyard.

Gouki the Great Ogre has 2600 ATK and an effect that’s perfect for the Gouki theme. While it’s face-up on the field, all monsters lose ATK equal to their DEF. All of the Gouki Effect Monsters have 0 DEF, which means none of them are weakened by Gouki the Great Ogre’s effect. In addition, Link Monsters don’t have any Defense Points, so Link Monsters are also resistant to the crippling effect of Gouki the Great Ogre.

As an added bonus, Gouki the Great Ogre can use the monsters to which it’s linked for protection. If Gouki the Great Ogre would be destroyed by battle or by card effect, you can destroy a monster that Gouki the Great Ogre points to instead.

The new Gouki monsters in Code of the Duelist are self-replacing monsters that make Link Summoning a breeze. You can start using these new monsters at the Code of the Duelist Sneak Peek on July 29th and 30th!

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