Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we’ll be covering Kajiki Ryota’s (Mako Tsunami’s) favorite card attribute, Water. Monsters in this card category range from incredible Beatsticks, to stealthy killers. Now, let’s take a look at some awesome hydro creatures!
Blizzard Princess Type: Spellcaster/ Effect Attribute: Water 8 Stars ATK/ 2800 DEF/ 2100 Appearance: A blue-haired princess with an ice staff and ball-and-chain. Effect: You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster. After this card was Normal Summoned, your opponent cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards for the rest of that turn.
This is one of Alexis Rhodes’ key monsters, and oh boy, it’s a good one! Being able to summon an 8-star monster with one tribute is always a good thing. Also, the negation of your opponent’s Spells and Traps for the rest of the turn can really throw a wrench in their plan. Its large body is also kind of difficult to get rid of.
Gendo the Aesthetic Monk Type: Spellcaster/Effect Attribute: Water 4 Stars ATK/ 300 DEF/1800 Appearance: A monk with a demon mask meditating. Effect: Face-up Attack Position monsters on the field cannot activate their effects. This Defense Position card cannot be targeted, or destroyed by card effects.
Originally, I thought that this card had pretty pathetic stats, until I read its awesome effect. A non-targetable monster is very hard to take care of without battling it, and its defense isn’t half bad.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for some more tropes! Now, let’s begin!
Eldrich Abomination: This is a trope that Lovecraft and Giger fashioned their entire aesthetic around it. The trope deals with any type of entity that seems to defy logic. They usually are extremely powerful and very grotesque in nature. Some examples include; The original abomination, Cthulu. Cthulu was created by H.P. Lovecraft, and is depicted as an immensely large, octopus-headed monstrosity with an insanity-inducing stare. Next, we have the Ultra Beasts from Pokemon Sun and Moon. These legendary Pokemon are unlike any creatures in the series. We have Buzzwole, an extremely dangerous and steroid-filled mosquito. We also have Guzzlord, a massive Cephalothorax with a never filled appetite. Lastly, we have Korrok from the excellent Cult Film and Book, John Dies At The End. Korrok is the embodiment of evil that creates all the monsters. It’s depicted as a giant entity made up of multiple animal parts. The entity gains knowledge by eating people.
(Behold the mighty Korrok!)
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: This is one of the most common Anime Tropes in existence. It deals with characters in shows with abnormally colored hair. Some examples include; Nel’s green hair from Bleach, Ramona’s ever-changing hair in Scott Pilgrim, 2D’s blue hair from the band, the Gorillaz.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for an old-school Yu-Gi-Oh post! Fusion Monsters have been a staple of the game since its creation, with new ones being created on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for every good set of cards, there’s clunkers hidden within. This post will be going over some of my least favorite of these cards. Now, let’s duel!
Fusionist Type: Beast/Fusion Attribute: Earth Stars: 3 Appearance: A winged cat creature with a reddish tail. ATK/ 900 DEF/ 700 Fusion Material: “Petit Angel” + “Mystical Sheep #2” No Effect
Ugh, this card is absolute trash! Its stats are completely pathetic, and almost anything can destroy it. It does have a pretty good synergy, however, with Instant Fusion or tribute fodder.
Barox Type: Fiend/Fusion Attribute: Dark 5 Stars ATK/ 1380 DEF/ 1530 Appearance: A strange furry demon. Fusion Material: “Frenzied Panda”+ “Ryu-Kishin” No Effect
This is another incredibly bizarre fusion. Its stats are some of the strangest in the game, and this makes it nearly impossible to search for.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we will be covering some of my favorite Continuous Spells in the game. Now, let’s duel!
Burden of the Mighty Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: A hand trying to get an artifact from under a bird’s nest. Effect: Each face-up monster your opponent controls loses 100 ATK x its own level.
This card, while not used a lot today, used to be an absolute beast in the early days. A continuous attack decreasing effect could really give you the upper hand in the duel. Unfortunately, many cards can now rely on that attack decrease to XYZ summon many monsters. Nevertheless, I still find this to be a very enjoyable card, and will use it from time to time.
Heart of the Underdog Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: An anime character with a determined expression on his face. Effect: During your Draw Phase, when you draw a Normal Monster(s): You can reveal it; draw 1 more card.
This card is absolutely insane! The draw power that you can get from it is incredible , and it’s a staple in Exodia decks. You can essentially draw out your entire deck with this card, and the only thing that can stop you is a spell or a trap.
Hello fellow Media Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. Get ready to be amazing and surprised. Now, let’s begin!
Cerebus Rollercoaster: This is one of the most popular tropes used in TV and Films today. Say you’re watching your favorite show, and it suddenly takes a incredibly dark turn. This can also occur when a character does something completely out of the ordinary. Some examples include; Puella Magi Madoka Magica (The series starts out as a normal Magical Girl Anime, but then you get to episode 4 and *spoilers* occur which drastically transforms the show’s mood and atmosphere). The “Rick Potion #9” episode of Rick and Morty (Rick creates a special potion that makes Morty more attractive to his crush. This unfortunately escalates into a world-wide epidemic, and needless to say, it results in some truly disturbing scenes). Lastly, there’s “The Return of Chef” episode of South Park (This is the last time that we see Chef in South Park. Unlike the usual comical nature of the show, this episode is much darker in tone. There’re references to pedophilia, and Chef meets his end in one of the most gruesome scenes in the entire show).
One of the many fucked up scenes in Rick Potion #9
Serrated Blade of Pain: How do you make a weapon more dangerous? By adding additional blades to it of course! Nothing says excruciating pain quite like extra cutting power. These weapons are extremely popular in Anime and Manga, with characters dishing out bloody carnage on a normal basis. Some examples of these blades include; Saw-Toothed Arlong’s “Kiribachi”, a gruesome, multi-pointed sword that resembles the teeth of a saw blade. Hoshigaki Kisame’s “Samehada” aka Shark-Skin Sword, is a massive weapon that’s made out of extremely sharp scales and hooks. It not only ruthlessly cuts down foes, but can also destroy their chakra. Finally, we have Demise’s Serrated Blade from Skyward Sword.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more banned cards. Now, Let’s Duel!
Number 16: Shock Master Type: Fairy/XYZ/Effect Attribute: Light Rank: 4 Appearance: An awesome pink machine with electricity shooting out of each side. ATK/ 2300 DEF/ 1600 Effect: Requires 3 Level 4 monsters: Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to declare 1 card type (Monster, Spell, or Trap); that type of card (if Spell or Trap) cannot be activated, or (if Monster) cannot activate its effects, until the end of your opponent’s next turn.
This card is literally your opponent’s worst nightmare. With the amount of cards out today that modulate your monster’s levels, summoning this thing is very easy. Its effect literally gives you a free Jinzo, Horus, or Skill drain for 1 to 2 turns, and you can use that time to build up your field for a win. I honestly would find it extremely difficult to remove this card from the Banlist anytime soon.
Makyura The Destructor Type: Warrior/Effect Attribute: Dark Appearance: A vicious-looking millennium warrior with a purple body and 2 ultra sharp clawed hands. ATK/ 1600 DEF/ 1200 Effect: During the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard, you can activate Trap Cards from your hand.
This is one of the oldest cards on the Banlist, and I doubt that it will ever be playable. The ability to activate Trap Cards from your hand can easily turn the tide of battle in your favor. It also doesn’t specify how it needs to be sent to the Graveyard, so you could easily use a card like Cost Down to use its effect on your turn.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another card post! This post covers some of my favorite cards on the Yu-Gi-Oh! ban list. These cards were put there for being too strong, or having ridiculously overpowered synergies. Now, let’s Duel!
Fiber Jar Type: Plant/Flip/Effect Attribute: EARTH 3 Stars Appearance: A really cool jar in the shape of a jungle’s ecosystem. ATK/ 500 DEF/ 500 Effect: FLIP: Each player shuffles all cards from their hand, field, and Graveyard into the Deck, then draws 5 cards.
This card has one of the most broken effects ever printed. It essentially restarts the duel, and gives each player a new hand. You don’t have to tribute anything to summon it, and it completely destroys your opponent’s strategy. This card has been banned for an extremely long time, and I highly doubt it will ever be able to played in the game.
Chaos Emperor Dragon- Envoy Of The End Type: Dragon/Effect Attribute: DARK 9 Stars Appearance: One of the coolest looking dragons in all of Yu-Gi-Oh! ATK/ 3000 DEF/ 2500 Effect: Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand)by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from you Graveyard. You can pay 1000 Life Points; send all cards in both players’ hands and on the field to the Graveyard, then inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to the Graveyard by this effect.
The original Yu-Gi-Oh! “Boss Monster”! This card is so overpowered, that I got banned almost immediately after creation. It not only has very high attack, but can nuke the field and hands, dealing astonishing amounts of damage.