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.
Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Yama orabi are very strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as bird-like beings with extremely large heads and ultra sharp teeth. It’s also said that they’re experts in mimicry. They love shouting, and can copy any voice that they hear. These illusive creatures can be found deep within mountains.
Suzuhiko hime are slightly humorous creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble shrine maidens with bells for heads. They love to dance and are completely harmless.
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. I will be covering some more crappy cards. Now, let’s duel!
Commander Covington Type: Machine/Effect Attribute: Earth 4 Stars Appearance: A mechanized commander with red armor. ATK/ 1000 DEF/ 1000 Effect: You can send 1 face-up “Machina Solider, Sniper, and Defender” you control to the Graveyard; Special Summon 1 “Machina Force” from your hand or Deck.
This card allows you to create a beefy 4600 attack monster. Unfortunately, getting its effect off is extremely difficult. It has a very frail body, and needs more protection in order to be playable.
Jigen Bakudan (Aka Time Bomb) Type: Pyro/Flip/Effect Attribute: Fire 2 Stars Appearance: A time bomb with two hands and a colorful body. ATK/ 200 DEF/ 1000 Effect: FLIP: After this card is flipped, Tribute it during your Standby Phase to destroy all monsters on your side of the field and inflict damage equal to half of the total ATK of the destroyed cards (excluding this monster) to your opponent’s Life Points.
Ugh, where to begin with this card? First of all, its stats are complete garbage. Second, you have to wait an entire turn to activate this monster’s effect. Third, destroying your own monsters is not always a good thing. You may be able to do a bit of damage to your opponent, but the large amount of time it takes to set it up is not worth it in the end.
Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Umi nyobo are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as human women with fish-like features. They have sharp, shark-like teeth, scaly skin, and webbed toes. Some stories give these creatures human speech, while others depict them as silent predators. They mainly hunt humans, and thoroughly enjoy killing them. Some do have morals, however, and might be seen showing kindness to people.
Gumyocho are incredibly beautiful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large two-headed birds with golden pelts and fiery tails. They live in Gokuraku judo (The Land of Amida Buddha), and have angelic voices. It’s said that if you hear this yokai, sing, you will reach enlightenment.
Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Honengyo are Godzilla-like creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as massive amphibian-like monsters with green skin, scales, and turtle-like legs. They live in deep rivers. Despite their fearsome appearance, Honengyo are actually signs of good luck, and usually predict seasons of bountiful catches.
Honengame are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as turtle-like monsters with a woman’s head. They have incredible prediction skills, and will come to shore to warn humans about upcoming disasters. Many people have Honengame charms that supposedly ward off evil.
Hello fellow Duelists, and welcome to a special post! Censorship in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game has been a huge thing in North America. Many cards are changed completely from the original Japanese art. Some of them are understandable, while others leave me shaking my head. This post will be covering some of my favorite cards that Konami of America decided to censor.
Fiend ComedianType: Normal Trap Current Artwork: A cute, comical duo of a green fiend and his yellow toothed assistant.
This card barely saw play when it was released, however it’s used quite frequently in today’s meta. It has many synergies with mill decks, and the large card removal is more useful than people give it credit for. This, however, isn’t the original artwork, and the changes made were completely necessary. The original card looked like something straight out of a Japanese Horror film! The green fiend is now covered in throbbing veins, and has a very long tongue. The pink fiend, on the other hand, is completely screwed up! He has bulging eyes, is licking a large blade, and for some reason, has an afro.
Parasite Paracide Type: Insect Earth Effect Appearance: A fearsome looking parasite with many tentacles and sharp fangs.
This card is not only one of the more annoying things in the game, but is also one of Insector Haga’s (Weevil Underwood’s) key cards. No other card can shuffle itself into the opponent’s deck, and literally “infect” its monsters. I do enjoy the international artwork of the card, but the Japanese original is a brilliant homage to body horror. It depicts an absolutely horrified knight with the titular card crawling out of his face. This is totally something that John Carpenter would make, and I love it for that.