Exploring the Format: Zoodiacs Post MACR

With all the hype surrounding True Kings and True Dracos, it doesn’t seem like Zoodiacs are getting the attention that they should with the cards they gain from Maximum Crisis. It might not seem like much, but Zoodiac Chakanine unlocks all of the combos that were lost once Zoodiac Ratpier was Semi-Limited, all on its own. We saw just how dominant Zoodiacs were when Ratpier was unrestricted, and a competitive shift thanks to Maximum Crisis positions the strategy exactly where … Continue reading

Exploring the Format: Kaiju Atlanteans

While Draco Performapals continue to dominate the competitive scene, there are ways to take advantage of how the deck operates to construct counter strategies. One key aspect is how they build boards; Cyber Dragon Infinity’s no longer a factor in most builds, making removal cards like Raigeki and Dark Hole are incredible. The typical opening field tends to involve cards like Traptrix Rafflesia, Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer, and Evilswarm Nightmare, all of which are very weak to destruction effects. … Continue reading

Hidden Gems From From The First BOSH Regionals

Breakers of Shadow was a tremendous release, offering a ton of new cards that were obviously competitive the moment they were announced. Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Kozmo Tincan, Cyber Dragon Infinity, Traptrix Rafflesia, Solemn Strike, Twin Twisters… a lot of big cards made an impact on the first weekend where BOSH was legal – a weekend that happened to see not just a ton of Regional Qualifiers in North America and Europe, but also the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Sydney. With … Continue reading