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5 Solid monsters for starters

September 14th, 2011

Level 4 and lower monsters are the basic building blocks of Decks. If you don’t have enough Level 4 and lower monsters in your Deck, you’ll have trouble drawing monsters to attack your opponent or defend your own Life Points. If you’re just starting out, there are plenty of Level 4 and lower monsters that you can use from Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz and Generation Force to help you win some early Duels.

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How do I fit Xyz Monsters into my Extra Deck?

September 8th, 2011

The release of Xyz monsters has caused Duelists worldwide to ask themselves the same question: “How can I fit all of these new monsters into my already full Extra Deck?”  The key is to optimize your Extra Deck to contain only the monsters that really help you out and leave out the ones you rarely, if ever, use. It may be hard to figure out which Synchro and Fusion Monsters you’ll need to take out, but here are some tips you can use to help you fit some Xyz Monsters in your Extra Deck.

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What Not to Do: March 2011 Edition

March 23rd, 2011

There’s an innumerable number of misplays that you can make. It’s important to know which ones are the most common, in order to avoid making those mistakes. That will help you maximize your odds of winning. Take a look at some of the most common misplays that I’ve seen over the past month, and make sure you don’t imitate them!

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How to Get Around Summon Negation

March 15th, 2011

Cards that negate Summons have become increasingly popular over the past few months. Solemn Warning¸ which was recently Semi-Limited by the March 1st, 2011 Forbidden & Limited List, is now being played in pairs in just about every competitive Deck. Solemn Judgment, which was first released in Metal Raiders, has been floating around the tournament scene even longer. That’s why if you’re planning to enter a tournament, you should know how to stop these cards from negating your Summons.

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Effect Veiler: More Important Than Ever

March 3rd, 2011

Instead of sweeping changes like when Heavy Storm became Forbidden, the March 1st Forbidden and Limited List brought us a lot of smaller changes with subtle impacts.  Duelists that capitalize on them are going to do really well in the coming weeks because  most of these trends are bigger than just a single Deck or strategy, and the rising importance of Effect Veiler is one of the biggest.

Since its release in Duelist Revolution six months ago, Effect Veiler has steadily seen more use.  Last format it was one of the few answers to Cold Wave, as well as a great counter to top cards like Debris Dragon and Gravekeeper’s DescendantCold Wave is now Forbidden from the Advanced Format, but other changes have made Veiler more important than it’s ever been before.  Duelists who find the room for a Veiler or two in their Main Deck are going to have a big advantage over other competitors.  Why?  Because of how it affects many of the biggest, most popular cards and strategies in the new Advanced Format.

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