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Madolche Magileine – Not Just For Dessert!

January 30th, 2013

Madolche Magileine is one of the marquee cards from Return of the Duelist, and one of the biggest stars of the Madolche strategy!  But her effect makes her more than just a sweetie-pie in Madolche Decks.  When you Normal Summon or Flip Summon her you can search your Deck for another Madolche monster, even another Magileine.  If you can protect your first Magileine for one turn, Summoning the second makes for an easy Rank 4 Xyz Summon.  When your opponent destroys Magileine, you shuffle her back into your Deck.  So you can keep Summoning Magileine over and over to soak up damage while you gather the pieces of your strategy.

Since Magileine is a Level 4 Spellcaster-Type with the EARTH Attribute, she happens to slip into a number of strategies you might not suspect. Here are some ways she can add a  little sweetness to some drastically different Decks.


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The League of Heroic Champions

November 16th, 2012

Return of the Duelist brought the Heroic monsters and one of the strongest Xyz Monsters to date – Heroic Champion – Excalibur. By detaching both of its Xyz Materials, its ATK climbs to a whopping 4000 points, allowing it to tear through anything that stands in its way. Abyss Rising brings even more Heroic Champions to your Deck, allowing you to strengthen whatever kind of Warrior Deck you play. On top of that, there’s even a World Premiere Noble Arms card that works with all of your Warriors as well! Are you ready to join the league of Heroic Champions?Gagaga Cowboy is an honorary member of The League, and another great monster to Summon with Heroic Challenger - Double Lance. Read more…

Double Scoop – Madolches from Abyss Rising!

November 13th, 2012

The first serving of Madolche monsters was in Return of the Duelist, led by the esteemed (and adorable) Madolche Puddingcess! Abyss Rising brings even more Madolches to the table, along with the next monster in the hungry hierarchy of Madolche royalty, Madolche Queen Tiaramisu! Read more…

ABYR Preview: The Empress’ Library

November 1st, 2012

Abyss Rising is packed with new Prophecy cards, including a new Xyz Monster that’ll blow you away – along with your opponent’s monsters!  Check out Empress of Prophecy

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Cool Deck from YCS Providence: Obelisk!

October 25th, 2012

Our pick for “coolest Deck in the Top 32” of YCS Providence was easy: it’s William Casaw’s Obelisk the Tormentor Deck. Honorable mention goes to Joseph Maddalena’s Big March of Machines, but Casaw spent his weekend taking people down with Kaiba’s Egyptian God Card and that absolutely counts for something. The Obelisk Deck is actually a new spin on an old Deck you might remember called Frog Monarchs. That Deck used “Frog” cards, Ronintoadin, Battle Fader, and Soul Exchange to gather monsters to Tribute for the various Monarchs.

Monarchs are really easy to understand. You Tribute Summon them, they do something nasty to the opponent. Generation Force switched up the strategy a bit by introducing Sea Lancer. Lancer could retrieve the monsters banished to Summon Ronintoadin and use them as shields for itself to keep the Duelist alive and well until they could strike back with more Monarchs. And every time Lancer used a frog as a shield, it went back to the Graveyard where it could be banished for Ronintoadin again. Eventually it was integrated into the Deck along with Rank 2 Xyz Monsters (since the Frogs are Level 2), and Duels started shaping up like this:

  1. Defend early with Gachi Gachi Gantetsu.
  2. Strike back with a Monarch or Jinzo.
  3. Defend again with Sea Lancer or Battle Fader.
  4. Summon Obelisk.
  5. Fist of Fate!

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