Subject: Ryutaroís Top Ten Cards From Magicianís Force
Here is a Top Ten list featuring cards from the upcoming English Yu-Gi-Oh booster set, Magicianís Force. Magicianís Force should have cards from two Japanese sets, Advent of Union and Champions of Black Magic. Advent of Union will introduce us to Union Monsters, which can be equipped on monsters and save them from being destroyed in battle, by offering themselves to be destroyed in their place. Champions of Black Magic has cards that help out the Dark Magician, as well as a very broken called Mage Warrior Breaker, and the dreaded Clan Virus. Of course, thereís also the Super Magic Swordsman Black Paladin! I now present to you my top ten Magicianís Force cards!
10) X Head Cannon, Y Dragon Head, And Z Metal Caterpillar--You can equip X Head Cannon with either the Y Dragon Head (Increases X Headís ATK and DEF by 400 points) or the Z Metal Caterpillar (Increases X Headís ATK and DEF by 600 points). Whatís more, itís incredibly easy to make a strong deck out around these cards. All you need are Luminous Spark, Limiter Removal, and some of the cards that helps out Union Monsters. A proper XYZ deck should allow you to have astronomically-high ATK in a short time, and deliver enough Direct Damage to end the duel in a few turns. I like these guys because you can soup them up like crazy without any Equips.
9)Dark Sword, Black Dragon, And Knight Dragon--Just as strong as the XYZ guys but a lot less rare and expensive, Dark Sword and his Union Monster counterparts can have a powerful deck around them. Youíll need some Equips like Fusion Sword Murasame Blade for this one, though.
8)Heat Beast And Glacier Beast--Actually I find the effect of the Glacier Beast more useful, so Fire elemental decks will have a very good monster in Heat Beast. Heat Beast, when equipped with its counterpart, can destroy face-down Magic and Trap Cards when delivering Battle Damage to the opponent. You can team these guys up with Great Anger, a common Fire-elemental monster, and create a playable Fire deck around them.
7)Sapphire Dragon--This 1900 Dragon monster is perfect for Dragon decks, but would play best in a Wind-elemental Dragon one.
6)Eight Magic Absorbers--Itís a Counter Trap that can be either a Riryoku Field or a Magic Jammer; itís up to you and the situation at hand.
5)Skilled Black Magician--When you and the opponent activate Magic Cards, this card gets something called a Magic Counter. If you remove three of them, you can sacrifice it to Special Summon a Dark Magician from your deck, hand, or Graveyard. It also has a solid 1900 ATK, but it is strictly for Dark Magician decks.
4)Double Magic--You can discard a Magic Card to retrieve one of your opponentís Magic Cards and use it. Now thatís great.
3)Super Magical Swordsman Black Paladin--This Fusion Monster version of the Dark Magician has a built-in Magic Jammer effect, so as long as you have some cards to discard (or a Sinister Serpent in your hand), you can continuously negate and destroy harmful opposing Magic Cards. It can also blast down a Blue Eyes because of the second Buster Blader-like effect.
2)Magic Warrior Breaker--He becomes a 1900 ATK guy when Normal Summoned, and has a Mystical Space Typhoon effect. Possibly the second most broken card weíll get next to you-know-who.
1)Clan Virus--If you discard a card from your hand and just utter a Monster Type, all monsters of that Monster Type are destroyed. Another great card for Water decks.
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