Friday, 18 August 2017

Yosenjus in August 2017 OCG

My recent posts have been mostly about Pendulum Monsters, which is funny that I almost forgot that Yosenjus were introduced as a Pendulum Summoning archetype.

While there aren't any surprising new addition to the family, an idea that has been dormant for quite some time might just have what it takes to bring my favourite archetype back to its former glory.
Yes, former glory implied that it was glorious once
YES IT WAS


Yosenju Divine Mountain Wind debuted in Dimension Box LIMITED EDITION
Normal Spell
If you control no monsters: Activate 1 of these effects;
● Add 1 Level 5 or higher "Yosenju" monster from your Deck to your hand.
● Place 1 "Yosenju Shinchu L" and 1 "Yosenju Shinchu R" from your Deck in your Pendulum Zones, but destroy them during your opponent's next End Phase.
For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except "Yosenju" monsters.

Mayosenju Daibak has been around for even longer but has never really caught on. The restrictions placed on its Monster Effect was simply too harsh and the Pendulum Effect did not really compensate for it. In terms of its Monster Effect, it could not compare to the late Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin either. Hence Mayosenju Daibak never really saw much play.

Now that Master Peace the TruedracoSlaying King has taken a backseat in the metagame, Pendulum Summoning is probably much easily to achieve. I also recalled Rippling Mirror Force giving me tons of trouble when I attempted direct attacks with Yosenju Kama 2. Glad that it has seen a fall in usage since then.

 ============ Main Deck : 40 ============
Mayosenju Daibak x3
Supreme King Gate Infinity x3
Yosenju Kama 2 x2
Yosenju Kama 1 x3
Yosenju Kama 3 x3
Yosenju Shinchu L x2
Yosenju Shinchu R x3
Maxx "C" x3
Swift Scarecrow x2
Harpie's Feather Duster x1
Dark Hole x2
Yosenju's Divine Mountain Winds x3
Yosen Training Grounds x2
Fire Formation - Tenki x2
Drowning Mirror Force x3
Yosenjus' Secret Move x3
============ Extra Deck : 15 ============
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max x1
Number S39: Utopia the Lightning x3
Number S39: Utopia Prime x1
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon x1
Number C39: Utopia Ray x2
Number 39: Utopia x3
Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer x1
Evilswarm Exciton Knight x1
Gagaga Cowboy x1

Credits


There are a few ideas involved in the deck.
  • Mayosenju Daibak not only clears threats but also returns the searched-and-placed Pendulum Scales (by Yosenju Divine Mountain Wind) back to the hand.
  • Supreme King Gate Infinity functions as a high-scale which can interact with both Yosenju Shinchu L and Yosenju Shinchu R
  • Shinchu L remains to act to fufil the condition for Yosenju's Secret Move 
  •  Mayosenju Daibak is Level 10. Two of them can summon Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max. This is an extension of how Level 4 Yosenju rush used to rely on Gagaga Cowboy to finish the job.


In my opnion, for the deck to succeed in being Anti-Meta, it would have to balance between choosing to Normal Summon or Pendulum Summon, careful to play around any Solemn Judgment or Solemn Warning

Slow Life is worth consideration but probably not in this build. Its effect is likely to pose a problem for plenty of current meta decks.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Deck Profile: Mist Valley Pendulum Magicians

We previously mentioned about Pendulum Magicians, during last week's post.
However I neglected to mention another engine that is unfazed by the Link Mechanics and remains splashable in Pendulum Decks.
Mist Valley Apex Avian.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Card Discussion: Book of Moon

Today, we will discuss the utility of Book of Moon in the current format.
The decks that we will consider are
  1. True Draco Invoked
  2. True King Yang Zing Dino
  3. ABC 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Deck Profile: Link Summoning ABC

We talked about this before, but I feel that the deck deserves another mention.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

A Dedicated Post

@Beeeno_seihai04  (Yuki) recently visited Singapore for academic studies. We met on the Twitter and he provided me with valueable advice during my stay in Japan. Recently, we exchanged gifts when we met and I introduced him to some of Singapore's local food. Or anything that you seldom get the chance to eat in Japan.

It was hilarious witnessing him seeking salvation after eating Chilli or Tom Yum, and cringe at the taste of Durian Milkshakes.

As a promise to him and a means of thanking him for his gift, I promised to upload a dedicated blog post about his gift. I would also like to take this oppurtunity to share with readers the new inventory of cards that I have just received.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Ken Sir's Japan Trip - 15th to 24th July

I apologise for going missing for so long. Non-Yugioh Life has kept me busy for the past weeks.