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. Read more…
The keepers of the pharaoh’s tomb are back! Five new Gravekeeper’s monsters are available in Legacy of the Valiant, making the watchful guardians of Necrovalley more potent than ever before!
Cards like Pot of Duality, Six Samurai United, and Allure of Darkness are all powerful spells that let you see more cards from the top of your Deck. They give you more chances to get the cards you need, and they help you get to those hard-to-draw Limited cards you can only run 1 of. Decks with cards that allow you to draw more cards can be more consistent because they get draw more of the cards they need more often. Thanks to Generation Force, Spellcaster Decks get their very own Spell to let them draw more cards!
Gravekeepers have risen to the top of tournament competition over the past 3 months, wielding strong defensive monsters and 2 of the toughest disruption cards in the history of Dueling. Necrovalley stops some of the game’s most popular strategies dead in their tracks, while Royal Tribute can rob you of all your monsters as early as your first turn! The Gravekeeper Duelist has a big advantage: they can design their Deck to avoid playing effects that Necrovalley would stop, and even if they lose all of their monsters to Royal Tribute as they make you discard all of yours, they can recover with Gravekeeper’s Stele, getting their monsters back. Read on to find out how you can adapt your playstyle, and which cards you can Side Deck, to give you an edge against 1 of the fiercest Decks in competition today.
In case you didn’t realize it, YCS Dallas was this past weekend! It marked the debut of Storm of Ragnarok and the new Legendary Six Samurai cards, and boy did they make an immediate impact. In fact, 3 of the top 4 Decks in the event were Six Samurai Decks, akin to how Gravekeeper Decks managed to take 3 of the top 4 spots immediately following the power boost they got from Starstrike Blast. It’s an interesting trend to be sure, and one can only wonder if we’ll see it happen again in 3 months.
The finals match of YCS was, interestingly enough, a matchup we profiled 2 weeks ago in the Wotansday Night Matchup: Gravekeeper’s VS Six Samurai. As Mike noted in that article, it’s an uphill struggle for Gravekeeper’s to win that match, and while Traviis Massengale managed it in the Semifinals, he eventually fell to Nizar Sarhan’s Six Samurai.
In case you missed it or wanted to relive some of the excitement from the weekend, you can read all of our coverage of YCS Dallas here!