Well, I hope the current Holiday, aka Memorial Day
kept you all busy and it was a good time for
everyone. I also have a brief note before I begin
this week. Friday, at about 4:30 am, I will be
leaving for Fort Ripley, in Minnesota and not return
until Friday June 15th. This is where I will be
doing my two weeks of Annual Training for the Army
National Guard...just like that I've lost a month of
Gravekeeper's Commander is our card for today, who
is an excellent card, obviously for the Gravekeeper
deck. Gravekeeper's Commander is an Earth and
Spellcaster monster who is also Level 4. 1600 attack
is fairly solid, as is the 1500 defense.
The effect is simple, by discarding your Commander
to the Graveyard, you can add one Necrovalley from
your Deck to your Hand. That's pretty good, as it of
course makes your Gravekeeper's even better. If you
were to play a Commander while Necrovalley is on the
Field, you would have a 2100 attack 2000 defense
Level 4 monster.
Not bad I must say, that's someone that can at least
suicide with a Cyber Dragon. Of course, I must point
out that this is NOT searchable by Gravekeeper's Spy
as he has 1600 attack points, but he's still pretty
good. Maybe a bit too good had he been searchable?
Traditional: 2/5 I'm not sure if a Gravekeeper deck
could compete here.
Advanced: 4/5 Definitely a solid addition to the
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Long before it shipped to Hobby Stores, UDE revealed
to the Yu-Gi-Oh! community the fact that Force of
the Breaker would contain "Legacy Support" cards;
basically new cards to support older sub-themes.
Today's card is new support for the Gravekeeper
Long considered to be the best "theme" deck in
Yu-Gi-Oh!, the Gravekeeper decktype always seems to
be just on the edge of being a Tier 1 deck. From
Chaos Sorcerer to Stein to Monarchs, the dominating
decktype of the format always seemed to be at odds
with Gravekeepers, and that deck's reliance on
Necrovalley didn't help matters. Often seen
maindecking 3 copies of Necrovalley along with 3
copies of Terraforming, GK decks are renown for
getting bad hands.
Gravekeeper's Commandant is here to change all that.
Essentially replacing Terraforming as the "tutor"
for Necrovally, the Commandant is never a dead card.
It can either be discarded to the Graveyard to add a
Necrovalley to your hand (a 1-for-1), or if you
already have Necrovally in hand or on the field, it
becomes a 2100 ATK 4-star monster (1600 ATK + 500
ATK boost from Necrovalley).
I wonder if perhaps the time of GK's is here, as
many of the current Tier 1 decktypes rely heavily on
their Graveyard, and cards like Destiny Hero - Fear
Monger, as well as Crystal Beast support cards like
Crystal Blessing and Crystal Abundance are all
negated by the effects of Necrovally. The question
is: will anyone have the courage to play a
Gravekeeper's deck against the current Metagame?
Only time will tell.
1/5 - Big surprise here
5/5 - Like Harpie Queen, only to be used in it's own
4/5 - Diggin' the Anubis baseball cap!
Tuesday, May 29th
Heya everyone!!! Sorry I vanished
last week, but school and work sucked up a lot of my
time. Anyway, we start off this week with one my
favorite cards from the new set!
1600 attack 1500 defense
By discarding this card from your
hand to the Graveyard, add 1 [Necrovalley] card from
your Deck to your hand.
Ok, so we got a 1600/1500 4 star
keeper. For sheer attack power alone, this is the
most powerful non-tribute Keeper. And with
Necrovalley it has a whopping 2100 attack. That's
enough to kamekaze with a Cyber Dragon.
Onto the effect, very simple.
Discard this, search for Valley. Before this card,
the best way to get Valley was to use Terraforming.
So, why use this over Terraforming?
Versatility! This card has two ways
it can work. It can either search for Valley OR if
Valley is out, you can summon him instead and pummel
To put it simply, this card is the
newest addition to any Gravekeeper's deck!
Traditonal: 5/5 (Gravekeeper's Deck
only, chaos is here)
Advanced: 4.5/5 (Gravekeeper's deck
only, but Keeper's aren't quite as good)
This is a solid theme card. Gravekeepers have
always been decent, but this guy makes them a
force to be reckoned with. Deck Devastation
Virus will be easy to use in such a deck due to
all the deck thinning they provide. 2100 attack
four star monsters that get an attack boost
makes me wish someone would take this deck to a
SJC. All in all cards like this one are what
this game needs more of. They provide
incentives to play themes outside of the CC and
Monarch, without giving you an excuse to lose.
At the very least he will be a necrovalley go
getter, and even then your not down any
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