Tuesday, 27 December 2016

2-card FTK: Double Lonefire Blossom

Video Format


FTK method involving two Lonefire Blossom in hand. The play eventually ends with a loop involving Gigaplant and Amazoness Archer.

Video: Link
Credits: @S0non0S

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Ariel, Priestess of The Nekroz (New Nekroz Support!!!)

Hey guys Dam Son here, FINALLY...we had a new Nekroz support from Maximum Crisis. This time, it is a rather unique searcher. Without further ado, here is the card.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Handless Supreme Dragon King Zarc

Hi everyone!!

GeoTheBacon here. So the other day when skyping with my buddies, one of them told me that Supreme King Dragon Zarc's Pendulum effect is not limited to 1 card; "Once per turn, when your opponent adds a card(s) from their Deck to their hand (except during the Draw Phase or the Damage Step): You can destroy that card(s)." And that was what gave me the inspiration for this combo to make your opponent have 0 hand one turn 1. Do watch it here on DSummon's channel:




Thursday, 15 December 2016

Pendulum Evolution!! Cards Discussion Article w/ Video

Behold it's The GeoTheBacon again. To all the readers that know me, Hi, to all that don't, I'm that writer that hardly writes and never appears on the blog

Okay back to the topic, as most of you know - another structure deck is about to be released to support the ever evolving pendulum magician arc-type (see what I did there?). This structure deck is like an evolution from the previous structure deck: Master of Pendulum.

Jokes aside, a brief comparison with the current cards that have been revealed and the old structure deck, one can tell that the newer one takes advantage of the pendulum mechanics more efficiently and that the levels of the monsters are relatively more standardized making it easier to go for XYZ plays. The new supports have made the arc-type much more powerful then it has ever been before and it will definitely have an impact on the meta.

Now lets go into detail on each individual new support that has already been revealed so far:

January 2017 OCG Forbidden and Limited List changes

Banlist changes and discussion

Monday, 12 December 2016

Asian Championship Qualifers Winter (Singapore) 2017 Top 2 Decklists

Decklists for the Champion and 1st Runner-Up
Both players were piloting Artifact Wind-Witch Eidolon (AFWWE)
Edit: Road of the King does it better

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Intro to Predaplant Sundew Kingii Engine

In the OCG, Predaplant is much rather a lackluster archetype and see no Meta play. However there is a dark horse of the archetype, being the hyped Predaplant Sundew Kingii.

The replacement of Speedroid Beigomax

We interrupt the [ACQ Prep Work] series to bring you this special annoucement....
A speedy report on Speedroid Terratop

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Intro To Madolche

Hello again everybody! As requested, this time I will be bringing you a Madolche Guide. As per normal, please note that I just studied the deck for a week and wouldn't dare to say I am very good with this deck. Thus, do not expect much but I will try my best to deliver most of the Madolche Combo.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Intro to Rituals

Hey guys! Once again Dam Son here with another Intro To Articles featuring the most underrated , but also my favourite, summoning method of the game - Ritual Summoning.

Card Discussion: Dark Contract with the Eternal Darkness

It is a trap!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The D/D/Detailed guide to D/D/D part 3.5

The meta has been harsh on the demons, but I remain faithful to the deck. Today, I will propose the methods to keep D/D/D alive in the meta.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Intro To Frog Nekroz Part 1

Hey Dam Son here this time bringing a rather unique deck idea. Just a heads-up, this deck is not tested yet and hence, please do not expect Meta-Changing results just yet...

Still, please do just humor me and entertain the idea for just a while...

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Meta Discussion: November 2016

The threat of Zodiac Beast is real, as its fame shows no sign of stopping in its upward climb.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Intro To Abyss Actors

Hey guys Dam Son here...after long weeks of studying for my National Exam. Finally having time to blog, I decided to start it off with one of the rather underrated decks, Abyss Actors.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

DAM SON: Intro to Kaiju


Hey once again, Dam Son here featuring one of the new decks released to OCG recently in Extra Pack 2016 - Kaiju

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Goodbye, Unicorn

On 30 September 2016, I, Scrublas participated in the final tournament for a full powered Metalfoes deck right before the 1 October 2016 OCG banlist goes into action, limiting our beloved Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin from 3 to 1.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The D/D/Detailed Guide to D/D/D Part 3

After a relatively long hiatus, I AM BACK!!!!!!
-GeoTheBacon


But in all seriousness, apologies to all who have been waiting for this article.
Ok on to the article, this is the part 3 of the guide to D/D/D. In this part, we will be talking about cards to tech in D/D/D, after the recent semi-limitation of our key cards, which has freed up space for more cards to be added in.

Bear in mind that these aren't any new or groundbreaking techs, just notable ones that deserve a main deck slot in D/D rather than being sidelined in the side deck.

Dueling Cancer evolves!

We have reached the level which made us capable of evolution.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Decks affected by banlist

As you guys have heard the banlist for October 2016 has landed, So in a previous article Ken Sir has gone through what we think are the reasons for the ban and if you haven't read it here it is. Now I shall bring you through decks that are affected and how they are affected by the banlist.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Fan Ideas for Shaddoll Support

So my friend and I were brainstorming about what theoretical cards would be good for Shaddolls, and bring it back to Tier 1 again without the release of El-Shaddoll Construct from the banlist. Hence, after throwing both of our ideas out, I thought it would be interesting to release an article about it - to share such ideas.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

Card Discussion: Supreme King Violent Dragon

Xyz + Pendulum

Intro to Kozmo Part 2

Hi there! Dam Son here with the next part of Intro to Kozmo, featuring combos for the Kozmo archetype. Here is a recap to make my life easier for the combos.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

TechTuesday #9

I know it isn't Tuesday, but I am eager to share and I ain't gonna rename it TechThursday.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Intro to Kozmo Part 1

Hello Dam Son here and giving another 'Intro To' Article. This time featuring Kozmos, the infamous deck dominating the TCG format. Kozmo was a TCG exclusive archetype, similar to Kaiju which comprises of LIGHT/DARK Psychic Type 'Humans/Pilots' and LIGHT/DARK Machine Type 'Space Ships'.

Meta Discussion: September 2016

Still waiting for Brionic to be released...

Sunday, 11 September 2016

FAQ: Why Photon Thrasher?

Why is Thrasher better than the Gadgets, why is it preferred and played more?
Your answers all lies here.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

TechTuesday #8 - Change of Plans

This single card brings the words "Change of plans" to a whole new level. Changing plans is one thing. In Yugioh, you strategise, and when your initial plan fails, you go to Plan B. And then maybe the 24 of the remaining alphabets. What is a game-changer, is in fact, the ability to turn the tables and force your opponent to change their plans: like this nifty card here...

Monday, 29 August 2016

OCG October 2016 Banlist Predictions

#HereWeGoAgain
It is August 2016, but we are getting our list soon. Just like how TCG got theirs...

Friday, 26 August 2016

Top 10 Favourite Moments in Yu-Gi-Oh Anime

There is no mistaking or denying the success of the anime for Yu-Gi-Oh. I believe that even in non-players, Yugioh probably played a part in their childhood memories. It was just so popular and successful. Two decades later, with that many episodes and duels being animated, which of those were your favourites?

Today, I, Ken Sir, shall introduce you my Top 10 picks.
Shall we?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

TechTuesday #6

Another card which I didn't even know existed, if I wasn't playing my Tag Force 5 on my way to work.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Intro to Nekroz - Part 4

DAM SON presents the final part of Intro to Nekroz - Part 4. In this part, I will be listing the combos for the many engines of Nekroz, that were previously listed in Part 3. For those who have not watched Part 3, do check it out before reading this article. Before heading down to the list of combos, do take note that not all combos are listed as poor me may not know every single combos possible so take it easy and do comment on any important combos I had forgotten to list.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Intro to Nekroz - Part 3

In part 2, we went through the combos for the Nekroz archetype. For today's article, we will be going through engines for Nekroz. Do take note that these engine ideas are not confirmed to be viable, and their consistency has yet to be established.
This article merely serves as a list for suggestion purposes.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Card Discussion: Wind Witches

Which witch?
So now in Yugioh we have the ABCs, we have RR, we have ZW, ZS support cards for Number 39: Utopia. Seems like an awful lot of alphabets to me. 

TechTuesday #5 - Care to share?

Sharing is caring... A tribute to the past

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Learn your ABCs: Part 5

Final article of the [Learn your ABCs] article series.
And GeoTheBacon hasn't even got started on the fourth article of D/D yet.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Intro to Nekroz - Part 2

Previously, we covered the discussion of Nekroz cards and off-theme cards.
For today's article, we will be going through the standard Nekroz combos & plays.

Monday, 8 August 2016

OCG Free Duel #1 Coverage

This is Ken Sir.
Ken Sir makes misplays.
Ken Sir is a bad player.
Don't be like Ken Sir.

Feature Duel: GeoTheBacon vs Ken Sir

Hi everyone!

GeoTheBacon here, today I will be bringing you this short post featuring a match between ME and Ken Sir that is on YouTube, from DSummon's YouTube Channel (Do go over and take a look! There are quite a bit of Yu-Gi-Oh! videos there.)

Well.... Without further ado ENJOY!!!




Do give our Facebook page a Like, if you enjoy our posts and would like future updates! 

-GeoTheBacon

Deck Discussion: Destiny Heroes

D is for DAM SON.
An article written by DAM SON

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Deck Discussion: Darklords

One of the articles demanded by readers, probably second after ABCs. Sorry it took so long to be published.

Friday, 29 July 2016

1405016 - Local Ranking Tourney Report

An article that never got published when it should have, due to countless technical formatting errors, but DAM SON put in a lot of effort for this article. And thus, since we are getting started on discussing about Nekroz, and praying for more support to come our way, I decided to release this loooooooooooong overdued Tourney Report article from 14th of May.

I hope everyone shows you support for DAM SON and give this short article a read.
Thank you!
Ken Sir

Intro to Nekroz - Part 1

Hey guys! Today, I'm finally here to give an introduction on one of my favorite decks - Nekroz. Many may find this deck incomparable to notable tier 1 decks such as Blue-Eyes and Metalfoe, but I believe it still has potential if properly played.


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Tourney Report: 230716

Short one, since I haven't done a tourney report in a while.
No pictures coz lazy and tired lol.
And I wanna go play OVERWATCH. xD

Friday, 22 July 2016

Engines: Interesting and Innovative

Introducing creative lineup of cards that form an engine for decks to either:
  • be faster, 
  • have anti-meta capabilities, 
  • or simply just 'cause-you-can'

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Deck Introduction: Cancer ABC

ABC players thrive to go first. Their aim is to set up the field, lockdown, smile at you and offer the handshake. That is the normal ABC players. I am not normal. Apologies.
Cyber Cancer ABC

Friday, 8 July 2016

Learn your ABCs: Part 1

With the rising popularity of ABCs since its victory in the Asia Championship 2016 (link to Event Coverage), and the announcement of Kaiba & Yugi's Structure Deck debuting in the TCG, it seems that both OCG and TCG players are currently scouting out cards to play in the deck, or against it.

This week, Dueling Cancer seeks to introduce the cards that should be considered for playing the ABC deck, or against it.

Card Discussion: Tellarknight Vatlamyus

First Qli support, now this...

Friday, 1 July 2016

CardWatch 2K16: July

Bringing you a second installment of our "cards to look out for" after the first one was a success. We have officially named this series CardWatch 2K16CardWatch 2K16 shall be a series of articles featuring cards that never quite received the spotlight treatment. That's the beauty of tech cards - they are unexpected.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Card Discussion: Pot of Avidity

Would it be a norm for a new [Pot] cards to be released in each booster box from now?

Saturday, 11 June 2016

The D/D/Detailed Guide to D/D/D Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of The D/D/Detailed guide to D/D/D. Here's part one for those who are just joining us.



Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TechTuesday #2 - New Teleporter in town

Since Emergency Teleport is limited, member of Team Cancer Meow Heidi found another teleporter !!!
Introducing...

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Card Discussion: Pot of Cupidity

How much would you pay or invest in order to re-live the good old days of Pot of Greed?
Cupidity or Stupidity?

As we await GeoTheBacon's 2nd Dee/Detailed/Dueling post, let us dive into a card many D/D/D players choose to include in their builds. It has been about a month since its introduction, but today, we at Dueling Cancer shall provide our view on this card's relevance in the current state of the Yu-gi-oh Metagame and decide if it does indeed live up to its hype.



Thursday, 2 June 2016

The D/D/Detailed guide to D/D/D part 1 - Introduction: Spells & Traps

As an user of this awesome archetype, and with more and more people playing this deck. I've decided to write up a very detailed guide on how the deck work , which includes the breakdown of each card in the archetype and how the cards interact with each other. Here we go~



Sunday, 29 May 2016

Journey to ACQ: GeoTheBacon

Hi readers,

Today's post will be about the quest that we embarked on; trying to win our way up ACQ 2016 to obtain that wonderful Magician playmat and how I fought and failed.

-The playmat -

Journey to ACQ: K. Xavage

To start things off, I shall give a brief introduction of myself. My name is K. Xavage (mainly for being way too savage within Dueling Cancer) , and my current favourite deck is Metalfoe.

That is all about me for now and without further ado, I shall now tell you about my story on the day of the Asia Championship Qualifiers (SG) 2016.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Journey to ACQ: Dam Son

It was 22 May 2016, the day of the Asia Championship Qualifiers 2016 Singapore.
(In deep voice): My name is Dam Son  
And this is my story...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

070516 - Local Ranking Tourney Report


It has been a long time since we updated our blog.

Now I am back with a local tourney report:


So without further ado...

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Cards to look out for in April OCG 2016

We of Dueling Cancer have come up with a few cards that we think deserve a second look when considering cards for deck building or just merely flipping through albums casually to see what is worth purchasing.

Without further ado, in no particular order of merit/importance:


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Tournament Report - YOTTW 2016 Regional Tournament 2nd April

Hi all, GeoTheBacon here.
In a bid to prove my theory right, I entered a locals' weekly tournament to gather more data about the current meta game, and also compete for the 1st position slot while I am at it, determined to make my D/D/D deck proud.

Friday, 1 April 2016

April 2016: Welcome back, Sangan

Konami has given Sangan an erratum
Sangan is free 

FREE! 

Time for the metagame to change. Let's celebrate the return of Sangan after 3 or so years.
With Sangan back, and Crush Card Virus at 3, together with the uprising of Dark Magician and Blue Eyes deck, this meta is about to feel a tad nostalgic and retro.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

6-Axis Phantom Knight Burning Abyss

Surely you have seen, or at least heard of, Phantom Knights joining Burning Abyss in recent weeks after the banlist has been announced. However, despite Dante's limitation, Beatrice remains unrestricted, prompting players to abuse this fact and seek ways to summon Beatrice without the aid of Dante as a summoning condition.



I chanced upon this idea upon witnessing Bahamut84 playing a casual game at last week locals, when the last weekly tournament using the Jan 2016 banlist was held.
All credits belong to him as I just watched the match and witness the cards choices that he used. I merely went home and toy with the idea and ended up using the deck.

Without further ado.....


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Infernoids in OCG April 2016


With the limitation of the deck's main milling engine, both Reasoning AND Monster's Gate, can Infernoids continue to survive in the meta?

Monarch FTK in OCG April 2016

 Much alike other decks, this rogue dice-roll-game deck clings onto its tier status, albeit barely...

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

BA in OCG April 2016

Yup, now it is Burning Abyss' turn.

Edit #1: 160316 - 1800hrs

Monarch in OCG April 2016

Saw this post floating around on twitter.
Already players are starting to plan ahead.
Not sure how fast this build is though.


OCG Banlist April 2016 Discussion



 The time has finally come...
Konami seems to compensate for the previously short list with a harsh & cruel list this time round.


Saturday, 12 March 2016

120316 Local Rankings

First tourney report uploaded onto this blog where I don't play Yosenjus. #lolz


Monday, 7 March 2016

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Pre-Predictions

Coz guessing is fun and predicting is addicting.



Call it a vote, call it a wishlist, call it a prediction:



The Next Structure Deck R archetype/theme


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

#TechTuesday 01

Kicking off with our first blog post of our weekly thing, we have

#TechTuesday


A fresh idea, #TechTuesday shall seek to discuss the various alternatives to mainstream card choices.
Feel free to summit your ideas by commenting or emailing to kensir096@gmail.com

First off, for our very first edition of #techtuesday, we shall introduce a new idea to everyone.
This post was made with the fan-favourite deck of this meta in mind: Performapal Dracos
The card itself isn't really new, it has just been overshadowed by other more powerful choices.
But then again, the thing about tech cards is that it is usually a surprise, and it is unexpected.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce to you:


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Welcoming GeoTheBacon


LADIES AND GENTLEMAN


To all present, future, past and never-gonna-be readers of Dueling Cancer,
Today, I, Ken Sir, would like to introduce a new author and additional member of Team Cancer.....


Ken Sir.



Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Gold Pack 2016

Amazing.

It is as if I should predict what shouldn't come out the next time.



Monday, 15 February 2016

GOLD PACK 2016 Predictions Round 2

Because 2 is better than 1.




In the spirit of Valentines and the number TWO, Ken Sir decides to try again after two successful guesses/predictions of reprints.

Did I mention I love GOLD RARE?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Introducing More Cancer to Singapore's Duel Scene

Uh. Hey y'all,

I'm pretty new to all this blogging stuff, so no promises on decent content.

Alright! Let's get to this, so introductions, yes, something I struggle greatly with in person-to-person interactions.

Well let's start with my pen name yeah? Traveler of the Burning Herpes. Those BA players out there should recognize it as a parody of the deck's boss Dante. However, I don't actually have a BA deck nor have I actually played one. It all started when I topped at a small-scale tournament at one of the locals. Not too impressive of a feat, except I usually end up near the bottom due to misplays and overall self-cancerization (yes, that is a word, I made it up).The deck I ran during that tournament was a Harpie Lady deck combined with a Volcanics engine. With my 1500 burns and pretty bird-ladies making plays, I guess it caught quite a few by surprise and somehow or another I ended up champion (I have the sleeves the prove it!). That was the only time I had success though, ever since then I've been scrubbing out like the noob I am.

Decks I have include Harpie Ladies, Cyber Dragons, Volcanics, and Ghostricks. To be fair, my Cyber Dragons and Ghostricks are all sleeved up nice and pretty and kept in albums for display. Harpie Ladies has got to be my all time favourite deck and I love how they can also incorporate other unconventional engines to change up the game play. Recently I have started using my Volcanics in competitive play to some success. It's all fun and games until 1500 burn damage Raigeki's are constantly dealt, and the unsuspecting double Volcanic Counter's in the grave have brought plenty of cancerous tears to my eyes. I hate Chain Burn, because burning should be done with FIRE.

I've been playing for almost 2 years, but the game has since changed at a remarkable pace and it's pretty hard to keep up. My decks are, in general, pretty sloppily thrown together, and as a duelist I am pretty stubborn. Don't expect great deck profiles from me, but if you want to hear about how I troll at local rankings, I'd be happy to oblige.

Peace!


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Journey to ACQ Part 3

Chronicles of my journey into Asia's largest scale event on the last day of Jan 2016.

 




Sunday, 17 January 2016

Journey to ACQ 2016 Part 1




Journey to ACQ. This blog entry shall list my pre-preparation and journey during the ACQ 2016 event .




Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016


Dueling Cancer would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2016 as we welcome the new Yugioh meta after the three cards joins Sangan in the shadow forbidden realms.