Saturday, December 31, 2011

Is Time to Alive Again!


Sorry for not updating my blog since September 2011! Today I will share a quick news regarding Gold Series 2012/GS04 in OCG. Most of the people think that Pof of Duality gonna be a common card that can be scattered every where, however, Konami did not make this dream come true.

So Konami put Pot of Duality and Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning as the NR in this pack. Anyway, this decision did not affect the price of these two cards much and sellers are still earning enough of money due to the act of Konami.

Apart from that, Konami will release new booster, Return of the Duelist on next year April. According to the product description, this booster will introduce brand new card concept and I personally think that the concept that they refer to is about new monster sub-archetype. I think the concept will be some sort of Xyz support card and they can be stack under the Xyz monster while can be treated as Xyz material.

Besides that, I do think that this booster will promote X-Saber again due to the popularity of Inzector and Extra Pack 4 did not achieved their market target. The reason I says so is due to the rarity and price of XX-Saber Darksoul. We still don't see many of the X-Saber deck topping in major tournament nowadays therefore I think X-Saber will gain new support cards in this booster.

Actually I planned to post about my thoughts on some new cards but seem like time does not allow me to do so, thus I will only share it in the upcoming posts. I have planned to share with you guys regarding the deck build of Dragonic Legion and some ruling discussions in the upcoming post.

Okay, I'm gonna end my post here. Thanks for your time for reading my post and wish you guys have a blast new year. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Seremban Tourney on October 2011

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share a great news especially to those players live in Seremban. There would be a Yugioh tournament in this coming October and interesting prizes will be provided. It is open to the public and no matter you are beginner, advanced or expertise Yu-Gi-Oh! players from any countries! If you wanna grab the prizes please come and compete in this event. Below is the details of the tournament:

Venue: Recess shop, 2nd floor, Terminal 1 Shopping Center, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Date and time: 30th October 2011(Sunday), 1pm-7pm

Registration fee: RM20
Ban list: Refer to September 2011 ban list(Check on this site)
Prizes Pool:
1 Box Extra Pack Volume 4, 3 Structure Deck(SD), 2 Promo/Limited Edition Cards
Closing Date of Registration: On-site registration.

Rules and regulations:
1. This tournament is open to the public.
2. Participants are required to register themselves for the tournament latest before 12.30pm. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced. 
3. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.
4. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice.
5. The event host reserve all rights for the final decision.
 
Special Notice:
1. The tournament organizer allow any version of original Konami Yugioh Official Card Game to be used in Official Tournament including OCG and TCG exclusive cards. 
2. Promo cards from Shueisha Magazine or Comics, Duel Terminal (DT), Premium Pack(PP) and Limited Edition(LE) cards can be used in this tournament even though it have not reprinted.
3. Players are allowed to play up to maximum 5 pieces of printed/pirated Yugioh cards with the correct card effect in their deck by adding extra RM5 during the registration.
4. Those that eliminate/lose the duel will have a KFC voucher as consolation prize. 
5. All card rulings will be based on OCG standard. 
6. All deck size must be 40-60, Extra deck 0-15, Side Deck 0-15.
7. Any players who found cheating or changing of cards during in the tournament will be disqualify instantly.
8. Judges have all right to disqualify duelist who misconduct and rule violations.
9. Judges decision is final.
Person in-charge: CA 016-2191868
Feel free to attend, please contact/meet with the person in-charge. Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys good luck for competing in the tournament! Please stay tuned for my next post!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

OCG Rulings of XX-Saber Darksoul

Hey, guys! Sorry for not updating my blog since last week because I'm already back to my university for continuing my final semester of studies. Thus I will spend less time on updating my blog. Anyway, today I would like to share the latest rulings regarding XX-Saber Darksoul that just been released in EXP4 in OCG.

In OCG, XX-Saber Darksoul is no longer an imbalance card for X-Saber because of the effect of new rulings. Below are its latest rulings:
Q1: If this card is send to the graveyard multiple times within a turn, during end phase of the turn can I add 1 "X-Saber" monster to my hand for each time it is send to the graveyard?
A1: No, no matter how many time this card is send to the graveyard, during the end phase of the turn, you can only add 1 "X-Saber" monster to your hand.

Q2: Does its effect is activate when it is send to the graveyard?
A2: No, its effect is activate during the end phase of the turn this card is send to the graveyard(chainable). When it is send to the graveyard, its effect is not activate.

Q3: During the turn this card is send to the graveyard, if it is removed from the graveyard by other card's effect even it is during the end phase, can I still activate its effect?
A3: No.

Anyway, XX-Saber Darksoul is still powerful although the new rulings has take place because it is still a Sangan in X-Saber deck. Besides, Konami has officially revealed its date of releasing Gold Series 2012 and it will be released on 7 January 2012. I truly hoping Konami will reprint Chain Disappearance, Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, Caius Shadow Monarch, TG Hyper Librarian, Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and etc in the upcoming Gold Series 2012.

Okay, that's all I gonna share with you guys today! Thanks for your time and wish you guys have a nice day! Please stay tuned for my next post.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Upcoming Structure Deck(SD22) in OCG

Extra Pack 4

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share some of my thoughts regarding the upcoming structure deck that is SD22 - Dragonic Legion which gonna distribute on 10th December 2011 in OCG. This SD is the next SD that mainly focus on Light and Dark attribute's Dragon and once again we will see 2 UR and 1 SR cards in the SD22 which followed the old trend of SD like Structure Deck Yugi, Kaiba, Joey and Pegasus.

Anyway, I still wondering whether this deck can maintain their consistency and combos just like their previous SD series from SD18 till SD21. This is due to most of the dragon's monster having high attack but less destruction effect or search engine except those synchro monster. Thus it is a need for Konami to add a new search engine for the Dragons. Apart from that, I can predict that the new cover card or their boss will having some destruction effect that similar like Master Hyperion.

Hopefully, Konami will reprint some of the useful dragons and its support cards such as Light and Darkness Dragon, Koa'ki Meru Drago, Explorer Dragon, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, Prime Material Dragon, Dragon's Mirror, Trade-In, Gold Sarcophagus, Starlight Road and others. I also would predicts that the new spell card in this SD might be another new drawing engine by referring to the previous SD series. For the new trap card, I wish it will be an useful card that can protect dragons from being destroyed.

Moreover, Konami have officially announce the Xyz rulings and no more Tengu or Tourguide-Sangan Xyz combo. For the losing of priority for activating Ignition's effect of monster, Konami will announce it later so that the game will play in a same standard no matter you are playing in OCG or TCG environment. Next week, OCG will release EXP4 that contained all those TCG-exclusive cards and we may see more variety of decks will be play after this. I personally think that X-Saber, Infernity and Gravekeeper may rise in the OCG although they are having pressure against Twilight, Agents Fairy, Dark World, Lightsworn and etc.

Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Good Side Against Tier 1

Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share several cards that will become important in the new format. Few more weeks later, Extra Pack Volume 4 will be released in OCG and it will support most of the existing theme decks such as X-Saber, Infernity, Fiend, Nordic and etc. Although most of these decks will gain their new support cards, I still can see that Twilight/Chaos deck will be one of the major decks topping in the tournament.
Chaos Hunter

Thus we need to have good side against these tier 1 decks. If we faced with Twilight deck then we can side in Chaos Hunter. Chao Hunter effect is "when your opponent special summon a monster, you can discard 1 card to special summon this card from your hand. Your opponent cannot remove cards from play." This card is very useful against Twilight deck because most of the Twilight deck will have Chaos Sorcerer, Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, Bottomless Trap Hole and etc. With it, you can lock their special summon or banishing effect easily.
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer

Apart from that, Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer will again become useful against Twilight, Lightsworn, Infernity, X-Saber and etc due to it can prevent your opponent from banishing their cards in the graveyard to special summon monsters and you can banish their key cards too. Starlight Road can also be siding because it can used to prevent massive destruction especially cards such as Dark Hole, Icarus Attack, Torrential Tribute, Black Rose Dragon and etc.

Besides that, Spell and Traps destruction cards such as Dust Tornado and etc still needed in the side deck because although Heavy Storm has been unbanned, a lot of players would still set a number of traps with the protection of Starlight Road and Dark Bribe. Chaos Trap Hole can also put in the side since more and more twilight deck is topping in the major tournament. Maxx C can also be used since a lot of special summon themed deck will be played in most of the tournament.

 Xyz Quick Facts

Moreover, TCG has announced the quick facts of Xyz(shown in the picture above). The text that illustrated in the picture is as below:
-Xyz monsters are summoned using monsters that are the same level.
-You can only use actual monster cards. No tokens allowed!
-The monsters used for the Summon become "Xyz materials" attached on the monster.
-Xyz material cards are not technically "on the field", so they can't be destroyed by card effects, etc.
-When a card tells you to "Detach" an Xyz material, send that material card to the graveyard.
Actual monster card in this text is including all type of monster card except token and trap monster. The new statement means that the card stack below the Xyz monster is not monster card nor equip card but it is material card. Thus Xyz material such as Sangan or Reborn Tengu cannot activate their effect when they are used as Xyz materials and detach from the Xyz monster.

Okay, that's all I wanna share for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Frog Monarch based on September 2011 Ban List

Hey, guys! September 2011 ban list have been revealed for a week and a lot of people thought that this ban list will shutdown most of the current meta deck. However, I'm personally think that this ban list still give most of the decks a lot of potential. Based on the new ban list, we can see that Debris Plant is affected the most and its speed is slow down. Lightsworn gonna back to the mainstream very soon!

But I can see that X-Saber, Infernity, Agents Fairy, Junk Doppel and Quickdraw Plant once again back to the mainstreams. With the aid of XX-Saber Darksoul and XX-Saber Boggart Knight in OCG, the X-Saber might become glory because Heavy Storm has back. X-Saber is focus on control and swarming thus they afraid of the disturbance of traps. With the coming back of 3 MST and Heavy Storm, their deck is far more destructive and will back to Tier 1 in OCG very soon.

Infernity also will get their support card, Infernity Barrier after this September and Infernity Barrier is the one-time Herald of Perfection. Infernity is also a deck that dislike traps thus it is very depend on the trap destruction cards. Apart from that, Infernity will get another new support card, Infernity General that enable them to Xyz summon Rank 3 monster more rapidly. As a result, I think that this deck might be topping in most of the tournaments soon.

Anyway, this ban list format also make a lot of decks putting Effect Veiler, Quick-Play Spell such as Enemy Controller, Forbidden Chalice, Forbidden Lance or My Body As Shield, and Starlight Road in the main deck. Thus we will see a lot of negation cards in this new format. Although Judgment Dragon is unlimit and Necro Gardna is semi-limit, I still don't see much of improving in the speed of the Lightsworn deck. The major threat for Lightsworn deck would be Agents Fairy, thus we might see these two decks topping in most of the OCG tournaments.

Although the new ban list kill a lot of decks such as Fishborg Synchro, Monarch Synchro, Cloudian Synchro, Psychic FTK, T.G. Control(TCG) and etc. With this new format, a lot of people may switch to play Twilight deck. However, I like to be odd from the others thus I like to share my recipe of Frog Monarch for this format. I still see a lot of potential on Frog Monarch and this ban list may make it a bit better than previous format although Fishborg Blaster is banned. This deck might not be Tier 1 but I think this deck able to against Dark World very well.

Monster(23):
Caius The Shadow Monarch x3
Dandylion x1
Dupe Frog x3
Glow-up Bulb x1
Gorz the Emissary of Darkness x1
Level Eater x1
Mobius The Frost Monarch x1
Quickdraw Synchron x2
Raiza The Storm Monarch x3
Ronintoadin x1
Sangan x1
Swap Frog x3
Treeborn Frog x2

Spell(14):
Book of Moon x1
Dark Hole x1
Enemy Controller x2
Foolish Burial x1
Heavy Storm x1
Monster Reborn x1
Mystical Space Typhoon x3
One For One x1
Soul Exchange x2
Tuning x1

Trap(2):
Spiritual Water Art - AOI x2
Torrential Tribute x1

Extra:
Ally Of Justice - Catastor x1
Armory Arm x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Brionac, Ice Barrier Dragon x1
Drill Warrior x2
Formula Synchron x1
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu x1
Junk Destroyer x1
Junk Warrior x1
Nitro Warrior x1
Scrap Dragon x1
Stardust Dragon x1
T.G. Hyper Librarian x1
Trishula, Ice Barrier Dragon x1

Okay, that's all I wanna share today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day! Next post gonna be the tournament result in Seremban. Please stay tuned for my next post!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hot Stuffs! Reveal of Real September 2011 Ban List

Hey, guys! As I promised before, today I will reveal the real September 2011 ban list. The new ban list is quite similar with some of my forecast of September 2011 ban list.


New Banned/Restricted:
Fishborg Blaster
Mind Master
Giant Trunade
Royal Oppression

New Limit:
Formula Synchron
Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En
Trishula, Ice Barrier Dragon (TCG)
T.G. Hyper Librarian
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
Debris Dragon
Lonefire Blossom
Heavy Storm
Pot of Avarice
Primal Seed
Shien's Smoke Signal

New Semi-limit:
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Necro Guardna
Summoner Monk
Tragoedia
Destiny Draw
Swords of Revealing Light
Call of the Haunted
Mind Crush

New No Longer Limit:
Judgment Dragon
Spirit Reaper
Megamorph
Mystical Space Typhoon
Overload Fusion
Gravity Bind
Icarus Attack

Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your time and wish you guys have a nice day! Please stay tuned for my next post.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Result for Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011

Hey, guys! This week gonna be an interesting week because we can check out the final result of Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011 and also the September 2011 ban list. However, the ban list will only reveal between 17th-20th August 2011 thus please stay tuned for it.

Without the appearance of Reborn Tengu in the final of Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011, the world championship is much more fair and from there, we can foresee which cards would be hit into the September 2011 ban list. This time the final is quite interesting because wide variety of decks was compete in this grand event and this reflected that current environment is quite healthy others than some of the broken cards. Apart from that, this is the first world championship that applying OCG Xyz rulings and no priority for activating monster Ignition effect other than Speed Spell 2 monster's effect.

Actually I'm quite doubt about the Xyz ruling that announced from Kevin Tewart because all Yugioh cards should applied a standard of rules due to this game was origin from Japan and the Xyz rulings for OCG is much more fair compare with the TCG rulings. Hopefully, TCG will applied our OCG Xyz rulings and no priority for activating monster Ignition effect other than Speed Spell 2 monster even after the world championship.

Oops! Look like I was a bit off topic already. Okay, let's return to the result for Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011. Before we went through the result, let's us see the top 8 deck that shows up in this event 1st. The top 8 decks consists of 4 Junk Doppel, 1 Agent Fairy, 1 Machina Gadget and 2 Six Samurai. 4th place is win by Phanupak Kongjaroen(Machina Gadget) from Thailand, 3rd place is won by Galileo De Obaldia(Junk Doppel) from Panama, 2nd place is won by Murakoshi Kei(Junk Doppel) from Japan and the winner is Ogawa Takashi(Agent Fairy) from Japan.

Let's us give a round applaud to Ogawa Takashi for winning the title of Yugioh World Championship 2011 and this is the first year of having 2 different structure decks(SD18 and SD20) topping in the top 8 in this event. Hopefully, we may see 3 or 4 structure decks(SD18, SD19, SD20, SD21) topping in this event by next year. Without wasting your time, come and view the deck list of our new world champion.

Deck: Agent Fairy

Monsters: 19
3 Master Hyperion
3 The Agent of Mystery – Earth
3 The Agent of Creation – Venus
3 Mystical Shine Ball
3 Herald of Orange Light
2 Archlord Kristya
1 Sangan
1 Honest

Spells: 12
3 Pot of Duality
3 Cards from the Sky
1 Dark Hole
1 Giant Trunade
1 Monster Reborn
1 Book of Moon
2 Mystical Space Typhoon

Traps: 9
1 Solemn Judgment
2 Solemn Warning
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
2 Dust Tornado
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Trap Dustshoot

Extra: 15
2 Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
1 Grenosaurus
1 Armory Arm
1 Magical Android
1 T.G. Hyper Librarian
1 Catastor
1 Brionac, Ice Barrier Dragon
1 Gaia Knight, The Force of Earth
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Ancient Sacred Wyvern
1 Stardust Dragon
1 Scrap Dragon
1 Trishula, Ice Barrier Dragon
1 Mist Wurm

Side: 15
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
2 Thunder King Rai-Oh
3 Kinetic Soldier
2 Gozen Match
2 Chain Disappearance
3 Dimensional Prison
1 Dust Tornado
1 Malevolent Catastrophe

For those whose like to watch the final result of the game, you can view it here.
Game 1:
Game 2:

Before I end up my post, I would like to credit to DSummon and Road of the King for giving such a detail description for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011.Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post of September 2011 ban list.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Seremban Tourney on August

Hey, guys! I have a great news for all Yugioh players especially for those whose live in Seremban! The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament in Seremban is fall on this August! It is open to the public and no matter you are beginner, advanced or expertise Yu-Gi-Oh! players from any countries! If you wanna grab the prizes please come and compete in this event. Below is the details of the tournament:

Venue: Recess shop, 2nd floor, Terminal 1 Shopping Center, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Date and time: 28th August 2011(Sunday), 1pm-7pm

Registration fee: RM25 
Ban list: Refer to March 2011 ban list(Check on this site)
*Prizes Pool:
Pot of Duality, the rest of prizes will be announced soon!
Closing Date of Registration: On-site registration.

Rules and regulations:
1. This tournament is open to the public.
2. Participants are required to register themselves for the tournament latest before 12.30pm. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced. 
3. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.
4. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice.
5. The event host reserve all rights for the final decision.
 
Special Notice:
1. The tournament organizer will only allow any version of original Konami Yugioh Official Card Game to be used in Official Tournament including OCG or TCG exclusive cards. 
2. Promo cards from Shueisha Magazine or Comics, Duel Terminal (DT), Premium Pack(PP) and Limited Edition(LE) cards can be used in this tournament even though it have not reprinted.
3. All deck size must be 40-60, Extra deck 0-15, Side Deck 0-15.
4. Any players who found cheating or changing of cards during in the tournament will be disqualify instantly.
5. Judges have all right to disqualify duelist who misconduct and rule violations.
6. Judges decision is final.
Person in-charge: Au Fatt Loong(C.A) 016-2191868
Feel free to attend, please call/meet with the contact person. Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys good luck for competing in the tournament! Please stay tuned for my next post!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Xyz Summon

Number 20: Gig-Anto Brilli-Ant

Hey, guys! Today I would like to update some of the details regarding Xyz summon. Xyz monster has been released to TCG not long ago and their rule books regarding Xyz summon haven't updated yet. As a result, I share the Yugioh Wiki rulings regarding Xyz monster to you guys so that you guys can understand it more well.
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FAQ regarding Xyz monster:
Q: If Xyz monster have gone through the proper procedure of summon and it is send to the graveyard, can I special summon it? If it is possible, would the Xyz material still overlay under it?
A: Special summon is allowed, however Xyz material is not overlay on it.

Q: If Xyz monster is in defense position, would its Xyz material also become horizontal position?
A: No, it is remains as vertical position.

Q: If Xyz monster is return to hand and deck, where should it go?
A: Return to Extra deck.

Q: Can I use Xyz monster with the Xyz materials as tribute for Ritual Summon?
A: No, cannot.

Q: Can I use Gale Dogra's effect to send Xyz monster to the graveyard? If possible, can I special summon it?
A: Yes, possible. Because of the Xyz monster have not gone through proper procedure of summon, you cannot special summon it.

Q: Can I use the monster name that targeted by Prohibition as Xyz materials?
A: No, cannot.

Q: Can I use the Xyz monster name that targeted by Prohibition to perform Xyz summon?
A: No, cannot.

Q: The monster name that targeted by Prohibition already become Xyz material, can I activate the Xyz monster's effect and detach it as the cost for activating the Xyz monster effect?
A: When the monster targeted by Prohibition is Xyz material of the Xyz monster, the monster can be used as the cost for activating Xyz monster's effect and detach from the Xyz monster.

Q: When Xyz monster is targeted by Temple of the Kings, can it be special summon?
A: Under regulation/To be confirmed.

Q: Xyz monster is chosen by the effect of Magical Hats. All those cards chosen by the effect of Magical Hats will be shuffle and place in face-down defense position randomly, would its Xyz materials not longer exist, how should we solve it?
A: After the face-down defense position cards have been shuffle randomly, stacked the Xyz material underneath the Xyz monster. Your opponent can recognized which card is Xyz monster through the existence of Xyz material.

Q: When Xyz monster effect is activate while Cross Porter is one of the Xyz materials and it is send to the graveyard, can I activate the effect of Cross Porter?
A: This card effect have varies of answers. For further understand of it, please contact Yugioh OCG Executive Office. (In my understanding, this is due to its effect is not compulsory effect, unlike Dandylion)

Q: If Cross Porter is used as the cost for the effect of Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, can I activate Cross Porter's effect?
A: Can.

Q: If Cross Porter is used as the cost for the effect of Grenosaurus, can I activate Cross Porter's effect?
A: Cannot.

Q: If Cross Porter is used as the cost for the effect of Number 39: Utopia, can I activate Cross Porter's effect?
A: Cannot.

Q: If Cross Porter is used as Xyz material while overlay under Xyz monster and the Xyz monster is battle destroyed, can I activate Cross Porter's effect?
A: Can.

Q: If Cross Porter is used as Xyz material while overlay under Xyz monster and Xyz monster is destroyed by the effect of Soul Taker, can I activate Cross Porter's effect?
A: No, after the Xyz materials that is Cross Porter is send to the graveyard you need to resolve the effect of increase 1000 LP thus you will miss the timing to activate the effect of Cross Porter.

Q: When Xyz monster is battle destroyed, can I activate the effect of Infernity Avenger to special summon itself?
A: Cannot.

Q: Can I activate spell, trap or effect of the effect monster card that can change the level of the monster such as Level Returner, Delta Flyer or etc and targeted to Xyz monster?
A: No, cannot.

Q: Can I activate spell, trap or effect of the effect monster that consists of the effect of changing the level of the monster such as Synchro Boost, Give and Take, Scanner or etc and targeted to Xyz monster?
A: No, cannot.

Q: Can I activate spell, trap or effect of the effect monster that referred to the level of the monster such as Double Attack, Dora of Fate, Healing Wave Generator or etc and targeted to Xyz monster?
A: No, cannot.

Q: When Xyz monster is battle destroyed by cards such as Greed Quasar, Stygian Street Patrol, KA-2 Des Scissors or etc, the effect of referring to the level of the monster would it be triggered? If it is activate, how should we solve it?
A: The effect will not activate, because Xyz monster did not have level but they have rank, thus the effect will not applied.

Q: Can I activate spell, trap or effect of the effect monster that have the effect of referring to the level of the monster such as Insect Imitation, Crop Circles, Dark Strike Fighter or etc and use Xyz monster as the cost?
A: No, you cannot use Xyz monster as cost.

Q: When you have Naturia Strawberry while your opponent Xyz summon, would Naturia Strawberry effect activate? Besides, if there is other monster being summon would Naturia Strawberry effect activate?
A: Yes, the effect of increasing its attack is not applied. Then even the same turn other monster is summon, its effect will not activate anymore.

Q: Opponent activate Harmonic Waves and targeted my monster. Then I chain it by activating Shift, can I change the target to Xyz monster?
A: Cannot.

Q: When there is only Xyz monster on my field and opponent synchro summon Locomotion R-Genex, how should we solve it?
A: Since there is no any level monster, thus your opponent cannot take control of your monster.

Q: When Morphing Jar #2 effect activates and returned the Xyz monster from the field to the Extra deck, would its Xyz materials return to the deck? If does so, do we count them in the number of monster returned to the deck?
A: No return to deck, all Xyz materials send to the graveyard.

Q: When Interdimensional Matter Transporter is activate and target Xyz monster on the field, should I banish the Xyz materials too?
A: No, the Xyz materials will not stay on the field and they are send to the graveyard.

Q: When Compulsory Evacuation Device is activate and target Xyz monster on the field, should I return the Xyz materials to hand too?
A: No, the Xyz materials will not return to hand and they are send to the graveyard.

Q: When Relinquished's effect activate and "absorb" the Xyz monster to become Equip card, what should we do to the Xyz materials?
A: Since Xyz monster is no longer treated as Xyz monster card and it is an Equip card, the Xyz materials will be send to the graveyard.

Q: When Book of Moon is activate and target face-up Xyz monster on the field, would its Xyz materials also change to face-down position?
A: In this case, Xyz materials will be stay on the field and its Xyz materials no need to change to face-down position.

Q: When Mind Control is activate and target Xyz monster on the field, would its Xyz materials also change control?
A: Yes, Xyz monster and its Xyz materials will be switch to the opponent's field.

Q: When Skill Drain is applying while Xyz monster is on the field, what would happen to its Xyz materials?
A: Its Xyz materials remain stacked with Xyz monster.

Q: If I special summon Plaguespreader Zombie from the graveyard through its own effect, can I use it as Xyz materials for Xyz summon? If it can be used, would it stay on the field? Or it is banish?
A: You can use Plaguespreader Zombie as Xyz materials although you have used its special summon effect. Besides, when Plaguespreader Zombie is used as Xyz materials, it is not longer treated as monster card, it will only treated as Xyz material thus it will not be banish and stay on the field. Furthermore, when Xyz monster is leaving the field, Plaguespreader Zombie that used as Xyz material will be sent to the graveyard.

Q: When Xyz monster battle with Satellite Cannon or Reese the Ice Mistress, are them(Satellite Cannon / Reese the Ice Mistress) cannot be battle destroyed?
A: Either Satellite Cannon or Reese the Ice Mistress, if they are able to be destroy by Xyz monster, their effect of cannot be destroyed by battle will not be applied.

Q: Would Xyz monster affected by the effect of Level Limit - Area A and Level Limit - Area B?
A: Their star is rank and not level, thus the effect will not applied on Xyz monster.
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Quite a long post for Xyz monster FAQ and I have took several hours just to translate it. Anyways, hope it is useful to you guys! Apart from that, a lot of bloggers started predicting the September 2011 ban list and I can see that some of the ban list prediction is not the style that Konami would did. Some of the players forecast that Formula Synchron will be limit but from my point of view, the biggest effort Konami would do is only semi-limit it. I have use Junk Doppel deck without the existence of T.G. Hyper Librarian. Without it running in the deck, the deck is far more slow. Yet Formula Synchron is just letting me gain back same amount of hand card that I have used for synchro thus I did not see any point of limiting Formula Synchron for this moment.

Apart from that, I can see that Xyz monster will have far more support cards than synchro in the upcoming booster pack and even duelist packs. The introducing of Dark Deep Trap Hole is to let us against Dark World, Synchro theme, Agent Fairy and etc deck. Konami want us to use it to against these popular decks thus it will be the one of the good side cards to be used. Furthermore, I can see that Xyz monster is gonna have new Xyz summon engine soon and I think that we may see Light Beat more frequently after the applied of September ban list.

One more news to tell you guys, the real September 2011 ban list would only released between 17 to 20 August 2011. Thus please do not trust those fake ban list that post before this period and I will post the real ban list in this blog as soon as possible once I have confirmed its source. Okay, that's all for today. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have nice day.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Usefulness Evolkaiser Ragia and Concepts You Should Understand

 Evolkaiser Ragia

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share with you guys some thoughts regarding Evolkaiser Ragia that released in the latest booster pack, Photon Shockwave(PHSW). This is a great card that almost similar with the effect of Solemn Judgment but with almost no cost to activate its effect. It cannot negate flip summon of a monster and it is hard to gain advantage when you Xyz summon it in the early of the game.

Why I would say so? It is due to early of the game, your opponent may have a lot of cards to against it for example your opponent can activate Card Destruction to force Evolkaiser Ragia to negate its activation. If you did not negate its activation, your Evolkaiser Ragia may be destroyed by the effect of Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World. Thus, you should Xyz summon Evolkaiser Ragia during middle or later part of the game. According to latest FAQ of Yugioh Wiki, you can activate its effect in the Damage Step and even during Damage Calculation.
Momentary Truce

I think some of us still does not understand what will caused a monster battle destroy. In simple term, if your monster did not enter Damage Step, your monster will not be battle destroy. This is applied to all monsters except monster with 0 ATK. If you perform a battle between a monster with 0 ATK to another monster with 0 ATK, they will not be battle destroy. Thus cards with the effect of 0 damage such as Momentary Truce included the effect damage and battle damage, however it did not prevent your monster from being battle destroyed. As a result, please don't take it as the replacement of Waboku.
Fragment of Greed

In my opinion, Fragment of Greed is a good card for you to gain hand card advantage while wasting your opponent card to negate its activation. It is useful in the environment without those massive spell or trap destruction period (basically is Heavy Storm). If it is stand on the field for 3 turns then you can draw 2 more cards from you deck to your hand. It is a lower version of Pot of Greed/Pot of Avarice and it may be can be used as a combination with Pot of Duality to have massive hand card drawing.

I think most of us tends to/have organized or judging a game but you have no idea of what kind of penalty you should gave to those that misbehave, cheating or violate the rules during the game. Therefore, I share some of the penalty that Konami referees would do when they faced those situation to you guys so that you guys have more idea of what should you do when these situations occurred. The penalties are as below:

(a) Act that violate decks rule(Main, Side and Extra)
  1. Cards in Main deck less than 40 or above 60 pieces
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
  2. A card in decks is above 3 copies
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
  3. Cards is not found in the decks
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
  4. Number of copies of a card exceeds the number of copies stated in ban list
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
  5. Cards in the decks is incorrect compare with the deck list
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
(b) Act that violate the rules of game
  1. Purposely, act that mislead to the card play
    Penalty: Attention given to the respective player. If the cards that play would not much affected the game, then reset back the cards that have play else destroy the cards that have play.
  2. Purposely draw extra number of cards
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player. Any repeated misdraw of cards may lead you to lose 1 duel.
  3. Purposely look through your Main deck
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player. If the cards that been see would not much affected the game, then put back the cards to the top of main deck else judge the violator lose 1 duel.
  4. Purposely misplay of cards effect/ruling
    Penalty: Disqualify respective player's title and prizes
(c) Late for game/match
  1. Does not present to his/her seat in the given of time
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player
  2. Late for 5 minutes when the game has started
    Penalty: Lose 1 duel for the respective player
  3. Late for 10 minutes when the game has started
    Penalty: Lose the match for the respective player
(d) Unnecessary usage of extra time to play during the duel/match
  1. Purposely, unnecessary time taken to play (*create an unnecessary lock down of cards)
    Penalty: Attention given to the respective player.
  2. Purposely, unnecessary time taken to think strategy (*time taken for thinking max. is 3 minutes)
    Penalty: Lose the match for the respective player
(e) Act that would result to an inappropriate duel result
  1. Win the game without any duel for example use Scissors to determine the who will win the game
    Penalty: Disqualify respective player from the game
  2. Bribe your opponent or manipulating the match result
    Penalty: Disqualify respective player's title and prizes
(f) Fraud
  1. Give fake match result
    Penalty: Disqualify respective player's title and prizes
(g) Personal chat during the match
  1. Received advices from the third parties such as spectators or other players during the duel
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player
  2. Talking to the third parties such as spectators or other players during the duel
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player
  3. Player or player's supporters that carries out the action of hustles, abusive languages or etc
    Penalty: Give warning to the respective player
If any actions that have made in section (g) would affected the game result, further penalties can be added. [Translated from Yugioh Wiki]

Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Rulings toward Effect that Helps in Synchro Summon or Normal Summon

Hey, guys! Today I will share some of the new cards that released in the latest booster pack, Photon Shockwave (PHSW). Overall, this booster pack boost some of the current existing theme such as Wind-up, Naturia, Watt, Ice Barrier and also introduce the new theme monster, Evoldo and Evoldar. This booster also try to promote the usage of normal monster by introducing Rescue Rabbit, Death Bunny, Thunder-End Dragon, Triwight Zone, Ruler's Penetrating Gaze, Tyrant's Desperation and more.


Extra Gate is a card that can use to stop the synchro/fusion summon of opponent and remove from play the opponent's synchro/fusion monster. Monster's Slot is another draw engine with the ability to special summon the card if the card is a monster card same level as the selected monster. Shattered Pot of Greed is archtype of pot of greed but it requires 2 or above Greed counter and send it to the graveyard so that you can draw 2 cards.
Momentary Truce is a new card that almost have the same effect as Upstart Goblin and I can see that Konami want the Six Samurai players use it to gain their Gateway of the Six more faster. This card can be used to increase the speed of adding key card to hand and it is almost costless. This card also suit to use in Exodia, FTW or Final Count Down deck. Apart from that, Dark Flash is a card used to against special summon theme deck such as Dark World, Junk Doppel, Blackwing, Karakuri Machina Plant, Six Samurai and others. Deep Dark Trap Hole is an archtype of trap hole that can against Dark World and special summon theme decks. For more details of PHSW, please visit here.

Once again I will re-discuss the new rulings of effect that aids in normal summon or synchro summon due to some of my friends did not understand what I had mentioned in the previous post. To make you fully understand of it, I try to explain it in much simpler way. Cards effect that enable you to normal summon are Ultimate Offering, Mausoleum of the Emperor and Cry Havoc!. Cards effect that enable you to synchro summon others than turn player's turn are Formula Synchron, T.G. Hyper Librarian and Urgent Tuning.

Before this, if a player use Ultimate Offering, Mausoleum of the Emperor and Cry Havoc! to normal summon their monster and no other cards chain to its activation thus it is resolve as chain 1, we can negate it through Solemn Judgment, Solemn Warning, Horn of Heaven or etc. However, this rule is undergoing regulation from now on and this means you are prohibited to do the negation until the result of new regulation is published. Apart from that, as we know, the activation of effect for synchro summon such as Formula Synchron, T.G. Hyper Librarian and Urgent Tuning is not a cost and it is similar to Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor. So your opponent can only negate it before its effect resolve and not after the whole chain is resolve.

However, there are some change in this rulings nowadays. Now we can negate the chain 1 synchro summon effect through 2 ways and this can be applied according to several situations. Before I explain the techniques in detail, let me explain the whole procedures/flows of the cards effect that helps in normal summon or synchro summon to you guys so that you guys understand how these cards works and resolve it.


FAQ of Effect that Helps in Synchro Summon or Normal Summon
Q1: Formula Synchron or Urgent Tuning that activate as chain 1, can I activate Solemn Judgment or Horn of Heaven to negate "the action of synchro summon"?

A1: Yes, you can. The actual activation timing for negate is before the effect of Formula Synchron/Urgent Tuning resolve to perform the synchro summon (*1). If you use Solemn Warning/Royal Oppression to negate their effect, you can performing your action in the two timing belows:
1. Chain to the activation of effect that have special summon ability, for example, chain 1 Urgent Tuning chain 2 Solemn Warning
2. During the resolve of action that performing special summon (*2), for example, chain 1 during the effect of Urgent Tuning resolving chain 1 Solemn Warning [This resolve is a special case]

Q2: Fusion Gate or Infernity Launcher that activate as chain 1, can I activate Solemn Judgment or Horn of Heaven to negate "the action of special summon"?
A2: No, you cannot.

Hereby, I would like to apologize for giving a wrong information regarding the Fusion Gate or Infernity Launcher in the previous post. Fusion Gate, Infernity Launcher or Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen that activate from hand or flip to face-up from the field can be negate with Solemn Warning but not face-up Fusion Gate, Infernity Launcher or Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen that activate its effect. However, Royal Oppression can negate the activation of effect of face-up Fusion Gate, Infernity Launcher and Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen.

Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Foresee of September 2011 Ban List

Hey, guys! Now left with a month and 2 more weeks, the new September 2011 ban list will be revealed. With the released of Structure Deck 21 Devil's Gate into OCG, Dark World once again made a massive hit to the OCG environment within a week. The new Dark World was similar to Agent Fairy and they are very competitive with those new support cards. However, Konami also dislike decks that have conquer or majoring the OCG and TCG environment for a long time thus Konami will make some changes to it.

Without wasting your time, we directly go to my prediction ban list. Below is my forecast of September 2011 ban list.

Ban:
Dark Hole
Future Fusion

Limit:
T.G. Hyper Librarian
Archlord Kristya
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
Rescue Rabbit
Royal Tribute
Crush Card Virus
Deck Devastation Virus
Eradicator Epidemic Virus
Solemn Warning
Ultimate Offering

Semi-limit:
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Junk Synchron
Marshmallon
Night Assailant
Destiny Draw
Pot of Duality
Super Polymerization
Double Edge Sword Technique
Skill Drain

No longer limit:
Spirit Reaper
Magic Cylinder
Ojama Trio

I listed Dark Hole to the ban list according to the analysis from last year September ban list and the reprint of Dark Hole in GS2011. As you guys can see, Elemental Hero deck is much more powerful with the release of Elemental Hero Escuridão because they can fusion to any of the Elemental Hero as they like and Future Fusion act as a tool for FTK. They will re-use Future Vision effect by bounce it back to hand with the effect of Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite and Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier. Thus Future Fusion might be in the new ban list as I predicted.

The reason I listed Eradicator Epidemic Virus and Deck Devastation Virus into the prediction ban list because most of the Dark World monster compatible to be the virus activation material and they can destroy most of the deck through these viruses. In my opinion, the release of Crush Card Virus from the ban list is needed so that most of the main stream decks can be slow down. With the reprint of Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning in GLD4, I predicted it will be free from the new ban list soon. Apart from that, Gravekeeper Recruiter is gonna release in EXP4 thus Konami might limit Royal Tribute so that Gravekeeper become weak.

The unlimited of Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier caused the FTK combo still occur thus I predict that it will again back to semi-limit. Nowadays, Ojama Trio have very little impact to the environment due to the popularity of synchro summon thus it might be back to unlimited soon. The overwhelming of Junk Doppel in OCG might be affected by this ban list due to the semi-limit of Junk Synchron and limit of T.G. Hyper Librarian. Agent Fairy is stable due to the effect of special summon restriction from Archlord Kristya and this make the opponent hard to regain their advantage towards Agent Fairy's player.

Some of us may not agree with the limit of Rescue Rabbit because they have not see how broken this card can be. Rescue Rabbit can be used in lot of the decks such as Cloudian, Fishborg, TCG Gladiator Beast and much more deck. With this ban list, the environment of OCG might become much more balance due to the limit of these powerful monsters and support cards. Apart from that, the new ruling of priority will apply in TCG soon and the rulings of most of the cards in TCG will have the same ruling results as OCG soon.

One more information to share with you guys is there is a change in the OCG ruling for effect synchro summon(including Formula Synchron, T.G. Wonder Magician and Urgent Tuning) and Ultimate Offering. Previously, if you activate the effect of Ultimate Offering/Mausoleum of the Emperor/Cry Havoc! and it is only chain 1, your opponent can negate the action of normal summon through Solemn Judgment or Horn of Heaven but recently it is under regulation. For the effect synchro summon, now it is no longer unstoppable. If you activate the effect of Formula Synchron or Urgent Tuning and it is as chain 1, your opponent can negate the action of synchro summon through Solemn Judgment or Black Horn of Heaven. Normal synchro summon is unaffected by this new ruling.

To explain the new ruling of effect synchro summon, let me use an example to explain it. Eg, you activate the effect of Formula Synchron or Urgent Tuning and it is as chain 1, your opponent can have 2 options for negating your effect synchro summon if they are having Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression on the field. First, they can negate it before you send the synchro material to the graveyard that is before the effect synchro summon is resolving. Second, they can negate it after you send your synchro material to the graveyard that is during the effect synchro summon is resolving but before your synchro monster is landed to the field.

The actual flow of effect resolving for Ultimate Offering/Formula Synchron/Urgent Tuning or etc is as below:
Chain 1 Activate of effect normal summon/synchro summon including paying cost(Urgent Tuning and etc) --> Initial of effect resolving --> Released monster for Advanced Summon/Sending synchro materials to the graveyard --> Action of normal summon/synchro summon --> End of effect resolving --> End of chain resolving. [Your opponent can negate the effect synchro summon in the two red highlighted timing by using Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression]. If your opponent having Solemn Judgment or Black Horn of Heaven then they can only negate the chain 1 effect synchro summon during the timing of activation of effect synchro summon including paying cost.

Apart from that, if you special summon your monster through the effect of Infernity Launcher or Fusion Gate, your opponent cannot negate its effect and activation of special summon through Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression. Same judging also made for the Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen. Thus, these cards are unstoppable if you have Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression on the field. Okay, that's all I wanna share today. If you have any comments or opinions, please leave your comments here so that we can discuss it together. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day! Please stay tuned for my next post.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dark World Swarming in OCG!

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share a recipe of Dark World as someone has requested it. Before we moving to the recipe, I will share the exact ruling of some cards so that you guys can understand why some cards can trigger the effect of Dark World monster and why some cannot. As you guys understand, Dark World is a archtype which can only activate its effect when they are discard from hand to the graveyard due to card effect.

One of the important rulings of Dark World monster is all Dark World monster effects are activated in the graveyard thus any cards which negated the effect that activated on the field will not applied on them. In this case, Effect Veiler, Destiny Hero - Plasma and Skill Drain will have no effect on all Dark World monster. Thus I hope you guys will never cheated by some duelists that Dark World monster effects can be negated by using those cards that I have mentioned in this paragraph.

Second important of Dark World monster is they must be discarded by the card effect and must be send to graveyard so that their effect can be activated. If they are not send to the graveyard but is banish(remove from play) then they cannot activate their effect. Apart from that, some of the Dark World monsters such as Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Sillva, Warlord of Dark World; Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World; Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World and Celri, Monk of Dark World will not activate their additional effect if they are no longer in the graveyard when the chain is resolved.

Okay, here is my Dark World recipe:

Monster(19)
Broww, Huntsman of Dark World x3
Brron, Mad King of Dark World x2
Celri, Monk of Dark World x2
Dark Armed Dragon x1
Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World x2
Grapha, Dragon God of Dark World x2
Morphing Jar x1
Plaguespreader Zombie x1
Sillva, Warlord of Dark World x2
Snow, Magician of Dark World x3


Magic(13)
Book of Moon x1
Card Destruction x1
Dark Hole x1
Dark World Dealings x3
Dark World Lightning x2
Foolish Burial x1
Gateway to Dark World x1
Giant Trunade x1
Monster Reborn x1
Mystical Space Typhoon x2

Trap(8)
Bottomless Trap Hole x2

Mind Crush x1
Mirror Force x1
Solemn Judgment x1
Solemn Warning x2

Torrential Tribute x1

Extra deck:
Ally of Justice Catastor x1
Brionac, Ice Barrier Dragon x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Number 39: Utopia x2
Scrap Dragon x1
Stardust Dragon x1
Tiras, Keeper of Genesis x2

As a reminder, most of the Dark World monster effect can be negated by Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression. In this case, Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World; Celri, Monk of Dark World; Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World and Sillva, Warlord of Dark World can be negated by these two cards when they activate their special summon effect. For Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World, its first effect that consists of card destruction can be negated if it is discarded by opponent card effect.

Thus to avoid Dark World monster effect from negated by opponent's card, you can arrange your own chain. This can only be done through several cards such as Card Destruction, Fabled Raven, Fine, Graceful Charity, Infernity Inferno, Morphing Jar, Royal Tribute, Strategy of the Dark and The Cheerful Coffin. As a result, you might face some trouble when you want to make such a kind of chain. By arranging your chain, your Dark World monster effect will not be negated by Solemn Warning or Royal Oppression. Due to all Dark World monster is mandatory effect, thus you will not face any trouble of miss timing for activating Dark World monster effect.

To further the understanding of chain, let me give some example. Example 1: You have Card Destruction, Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Broww, Huntsman of Dark World and Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World in your hand and your opponent have a Stardust Dragon and a face-up Royal Oppression on the their field. You activate Card Destruction then you can arrange your Dark World monster effect according to the following order:
1st Arrangement: Chain 1 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Broww, Huntsman of Dark World; Chain 3 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World
2nd Arrangement: Chain 1 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Broww, Huntsman of Dark World; Chain 3 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World
3rd Arrangement: Chain 1 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Chain 3 Broww, Huntsman of Dark World

For the 1st arrangement of chain, your opponent can negated the special summon of Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World by Royal Oppression and they cannot negated the other effect activation but you still lost one card. For the 2nd arrangement of chain, your opponent can negated the card destruction effect of Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World by releasing Stardust Dragon and they cannot negated the other effect activation but you still lost one card. For the 3rd arrangement of chain, your opponent cannot negated any of the Dark World monster effect and you are having advantage over your opponent.

Example 2: You have a set Morphing Jar on the field and you have Celri, Monk of Dark World; Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World and Snow, Magician of Dark World in your hand whereas your opponent have a Archlord Kristya and a Shooting Star Dragon. It is your turn and you flip summon your Morphing Jar. Through the effect of Morphing Jar, you can arrange your Dark World monster effect according to the following:

1st Arrangement: Chain 1 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Celri, Monk of Dark World; Chain 3 Snow, Magician of Dark World; Chain 4 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World
2nd Arrangement: Chain 1 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Celri, Monk of Dark World; Chain 3 Snow, Magician of Dark World; Chain 4 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World
3rd Arrangement: Chain 1 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Chain 2 Celri, Monk of Dark World; Chain 3 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Chain 4 Snow, Magician of Dark World
4th Arrangement: Chain 1 Celri, Monk of Dark World; Chain 2 Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World; Chain 3 Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World; Chain 4 Snow, Magician of Dark World

For the 1st arrangement of chain, you cannot special summon Celri, Monk of Dark World and Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World and you can only add another Dark World card to your hand using Snow, Magician of Dark World's effect plus destroying 1 card on your opponent field. However, you lost 2 cards. For the 2nd arrangement of chain, your opponent can negated the card destruction effect of Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World by using Shooting Star Dragon effect, you cannot special summon Celri, Monk of Dark World and Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World but you still can add one Dark World card from your deck to your hand. In this case, you have lost 3 cards effect.

For the 3rd and 4th arrangement of chain, your opponent cannot negated any of the Dark World monster effect and you are able to special summon all your Dark World monsters. Apart from that, you can special summon a Sillva, Warlord of Dark World after adding it by using your Snow, Magician of Dark World's effect and discarding this card from your hand by the effect of Celri, Monk of Dark World. After this, you still can Xyz summon Tiras, Keeper of Genesis and use it to against Shooting Star Dragon.


Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day! Please stay tuned for my next post.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Xyz Concept Deck

Hey, guys! As I mentioned in the previous post, today I will share a concept deck that suit for Xyz summon within a turn. I think most of you have think of this deck before this, however, I have added some new cards from Photon Shockwave (PHSW) and you can upgrade it as you like.

The recipe is as below:
Monster(22):
Chaos Sorcerer x1
Cyber Dragon x2
Dark Armed Dragon x1
Dandylion x1
Effect Veiler x2
Gagaga Magician x3
Glow-up Bulb x1
Goblindbergh x2
Lonefire Blossom x2
Wind-Up Warrior x2
Mystic Tomato x1
Sangan x1
Spore x1
Summoner Monk x1
Tragoedia x1

Magic(14):
Allure of Darkness x1
Book of Moon x1
Dark Hole x1
Giant Turnade x1
Instant Fusion x2
Level Limit - Area B x1
Mind Control x1
Monster Reborn x1
Mystical Space Typhoon x2
One for One x1
Pot of Avarice x1
Reinforcement of the Army x1

Trap(4):
Royal Decree x3
Torrential Tribute x1

Extra deck:
Ally of Justice - Catastor x1
Arcanite Magician x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Brionac, Ice Barrier Dragon x1
Empty Space Sea Serpent Levaiel x1
Flame Ghost x1
Formula Synchron x1
Kamionwizard x1
Musician King x1
Number 17: Leviath Dragon x1
Number 39: Utopia x1
Scrap Dragon x1
Tiras, Keeper of Genesis x3

This concept is suitable to the OCG and TCG as well. If you are a TCG player then you can change Tiras, Keeper of the Genesis to Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon which can used to clear up the opponent's face-up card. By using this deck, you can choose to synchro or Xyz summon whenever you need it. Thus, this deck is quite powerful but it might slow down the speed of OTK your opponent if you are emphasize on synchro monster.

The reason I put Level Limit - Area B in this deck is because it can helps to slow down your opponent for preparing to OTK and Xyz monster is unaffected by this card at all. Thus it is very helpful if you using Xyz monster as your main choice of special summon. Due to Gagaga Magician is a dark attribute monster and we are more emphasize on the Xyz summon of Tiras, Keeper of the Genesis thus we can have Dark Armed Dragon and Chaos Sorcerer to increase the chances of winning your opponent.

Due to this is a concept deck, it might not work as smooth as you think. As a result, you need to have more practice on this build and improving its speed of Xyz summon. Anyway, I think that this deck do have a lot of potential in the future. Hopefully, this recipe will helps you in new deck construction or giving you a new image on synchro-Xyz style. Who knows this deck might be an Xyz summon version of Quickdraw Dandy, thus you can have a try on this deck.

Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day! Please stay tuned for my next post.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OCG National Championship 2011 Malaysia Final

Hey, guys! Today I wanna share a great news to all Malaysian's Duelists. There will be an OCG National Championship 2011 Malaysia Final held on this month. The top 16 duelists that chosen from this tournament will represent Malaysia and stand a chance go to Netherlands to duel with the other duelists around the world. If you wish to be in the list of top 16, then you must be ready for this tournament start from today.

Without wasting your time, I revealed the details of the tournament to your guys.
Time of Tournament: 9:00am–9:00pm

Venue of Tournament:
Sungei Wang Plaza (6th Floor – Next to Green Box Karaoke)

Tournament Format: Knock-out Basis
and Swiss Round Match

Registration Fee: Early Bird RM10, Late Comer RM15

Registration Method: On-site registration

Special Notice:
1. Korea and TCG card are not allowed in ALL Official tournaments. The tournament organizer will only allow original Konami Japanese or Asia English Version Official Card Game to be used in Official Tournament.

2. Only card game pack that comes together with Konami original software game products are allowed to be used in Official tournament. (Meaning Psp and any other game as long as it is a genuine product of Konami can be used)


3. Only original Konami Deck Protectors and Card Sleeves can be used in Official Tournament. Card Protector from Academy Duel Disks are not allowed to be used in tournament.[And also deck protector from starlight road duel disk eg: blue and gold are NOT allowed to use]


4. Double layer deck protector are allow provided the outer layer must be a transparent deck protector. And Players must use same color protectors for all decks and side decks. No markings allowed on protectors.

5. Promo card which are reprinted in structure deck or in any booster pack are allowed to be used. Cards from Premium Pack 13 (PP13) is allowed to play in this event.

6. The following card game products are not allowed in this tournament:-
a) Academy Duel Disk
b) Card Pack from any Shueisha Magazine, Yu-Gi-Oh! comic or any other English magazines (V Jump, LE.)
c) Duel Terminal Card Pack
d) PP1
, PP2, PP3, PP9, PP10, PP11, PP12

7. Structure Deck 21 Devil's Gate is allowed to be played in this tournament.

8. All deck size must be 40-60, Extra deck 0-15, Side Deck 0-15.

9. All players are to bring their own playmat (ONLY YUGIOH PLAYMAT ARE ALLOW).

10. Any players who found cheating or changing of cards during in the tournament will be disqualify instantly.


11. Judges have all right to disqualify duelist who misconduct and rule violations
.

12. Judges decision is final
.

13. ALL THE PLAYERS MUST HAVE DUELIST ID TO JOIN,CLICK HERE TO APPLY
http://www.konami-asia.com/th/yugi5d/en/event/dk_duelist_id_apply.html

14. Ban list of March 2011 and new ruling of Ignition monster effect is effective in this event.

Rules & Regulations:
1. This tournament is open to all Malaysians. Participants below the age of 21, will require authorization from their parents or legal guardian, in the event of winning any prizes involving overseas travel.

2. Entry forms are available at participating retail outlets. Photocopy of entry forms are allowed.

3. Proof of postage is not proof of receipt.

4. Participants are required to check in or register themselves for the tournament before 8.30am. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced.

5. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.

6. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice.

Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your concern and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June 2011 tournament in Seremban

Hey, guys! Today I would like to announced a good news to all Malaysian Yugioh players that is an upcoming tournament is to be held in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan on this June. As a reminder, this is an unofficial tournament thus no ranking or duelist point will be added into your national duelist ranking. However, prizes is given to the winners.

Without wasting your time, below are the details of the unofficial tournament.
 
Venue: Recess Shop, Terminal 1 Shopping Center, 70300, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan (2nd floor of T1 Shopping Center - Near to the GSC cinema and besides of the tattoo shop)
Date: 26th June 2011, Sunday
Time: 11.00am - End of event (mostly around 6pm)
Entry Fee: RM25 each person

Special notice:
1. Official Yugioh ID card is not needed.
2. Any Yugioh players from other countries are encourage to join this event. 
3. Participants are required to register themselves for the tournament latest before 12.00pm. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced.
4. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.
5. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice. 
6. The event host reserve all rights for the final decision.
 
Rules and regulations:
1. You can mixed any of the TCG and OCG cards in this event. Korean Yugioh cards is categories below the group of TCG.
2. Any kind of promos, duel terminal, ShueiSha magazine, premium and limited edition pack cards are allowed to play in this event.
3. Only Original Konami cards is allowed to be play in this event.
4. March 2011 ban list is in effective.
5. Main deck must comprise of 40-60 piece of card, side deck must in range of 0-15 piece of card and extra deck must in range of 0-15 piece of card.
6. Cheat, intended technique fault-play or any misbehave towards your opponent is forbid in this event.
7. Judges have all rights to disqualify duelist who misconduct and violation of rules and regulations.
8. Decision of judges is final.
9. Duelist items such as coins, dices, calculators, tokens or play mat is encourage to be bring by your own.


Prizes might be varies according to situation below:
1st Situation
If number of competitors is more than 10 people, then the champion, 1st and 2nd runner-up will get any of these products:
-T.G. Hyper Librarian
-YSD6 Starter Deck 2011
-Structure Deck 21 Devil's Gate

2nd Situation
If number of competitors is more than 20 people, then the champion, 1st until 4th runner-up will get any of these products:
-Formula Synchron
-T.G. Hyper Librarian
-No. 34 Electronic Computer-Beast Tera Byte
-YSD6 Starter Deck 2011
-Structure Deck 21 Devil's Gate

3rd Situation
If number of competitors is more than 30 people, then the champion, 1st until the 6th runner-up will get any of these products:
-Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
-Formula Synchron
-Black Rose Dragon
-T.G. Hyper Librarian
-No. 34 Electronic Computer-Beast Tera Byte
-YSD6 Starter Deck 2011
-Structure Deck 21 Devil's Gate

For further details or questions regarding this event, please contact 0162191868 (C.A).

Okay, that's all for today! Wish to see you guys in this event. Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post and the next post I'm gonna share the Xyz concept deck.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Popularity of Xyz(Exceed)

Hey, guys! Today I would like to share some of my thought regarding exceed summon (known as Xyz in TCG). In order to make you guys more understand the important of exceed monster in the future, I will discuss a bit about Dark World first.

As you guys can see from the OCG's Dark World structure deck, it is a deck consists of monsters from level 1 and up to level 10. Basically, this deck can be emphasize on the special summon of the Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World and Sillva, Warlord of Dark World. Thus we can see them often appeared in the Dark World deck. As a result, Rank 5 exceed (Xyz) monster will be the essential exceed monster for Dark World deck.

The latest Rank 5 Xyz monster in OCG is just Tiras, Keeper of Genesis and it can be easily suit to any of the deck which focuses on the special summon of level 5 monster. Therefore, Tiras, Keeper of Genesis is the best choice to play for Xyz summon and I predicted that it will started gaining more popular after the release of Dark World deck. With it, Dark World deck can smash almost any deck easily and it will be the major beat-stick for most of the decks which focus on special summon.

This card almost unbeatable within 2 turns except you using those cards which can negate its summon, effect or even banish it. Three years ago, I mentioned to all my friends that synchro monster will be very powerful and they will become one of the popular trend soon. In the end, synchro monsters do become powerful and have become a major trend in almost all kind of decks. Again, I will forecast that Xyz and synchro monsters will be very competitive soon.

Besides that, they will become a major trend soon and Xyz monsters may be standalone from the synchro monsters in the future. I using standalone to describe Xyz monster because they will be independent from the synchro monsters when time goes on due to their unique identity and abilities. Moreover, I do discover a fact that X-Saber deck can also play Xyz summon and it can easily Xyz summon the rank 3 Xyz monster.

Most of the X-Saber deck will have level 3 X-Saber monster such as Fullhelmknight, Darksoul and Airbellum. With them on the field, you can Xyz summon a rank 3 Xyz monster such as Number17 Leviath Dragon. However, XX-Saber Darksoul will not activate its effect if it is used as Xyz material. Thus please take note if you want to Xyz summon for a rank 3 Xyz monster. Other than this deck, I still have a recipe for Xyz summon but I will only share it to you guys on next week.

Okay, that's all for today! Thanks for your precious time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.