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 Trading Card Game Tips from fans

 

August 2007

Crystal Beast Strategies and Tactics by Derek Semeraro
 

Good news, Crystal Beast lovers.  First of all, Crystal Beasts are getting some new cards.  There is the Dark Rainbow Dragon, Advanced Crystal Beasts, Crystal Tree, Advanced Dark, and more coming out in the Jesse Anderson Duelist Pack and the new booster set.  Also, Rainbow Dragon and Sapphire Pegasus will be available in this year's tins.

Also, I would like to say Crystal Beasts is also a deck of a good budget.  The only expensive card you need is Pegasus, and you need 3 of them.  It doesn't matter because it is being reprinted as a tin promo, anyway.  Rare Value is a good card, but the deck will still be strong without it.  The other cards you need are just Force of the Breaker commons and rares.  And maybe some other easy to find cards.

With the release of Rainbow Dragon, I would like to say it is a collector's item at most for 5 reasons.

1) It requires 7 different Crystal Beasts on your field and graveyard to summon it.  That makes it a horrible draw in your opening hand.  That makes it tough to summon.  It forces you to use ALL 7 types of Crystal Beasts. 

2) It is prone to cards such as Smashing Ground, Magic Cylinder, Sakuretsu Armor, etc such as any card would be.  The average life span of a card is 1-2 turns.  Making the monster a bit bigger doesn't change much.

3) You have to wait a turn to activate it's effects.  By, then the Dragon will be toasted.

4) It's effects are horrible.  They both hurt you more than they help you, most of the time.

5) All this card has got going for it is it's 4000 ATK.  ATK means very little in this game.  It's about speed and reliability.  If you want a 4000 beater to use with the beasts, try Hamon.  Because this card is a disapointment.

Here are some combos and strategies to try:

Ruby Carbuncle + Crystal Promise
Ruby Carbuncle + Crystal Beacon

If you want to create a defense wall or field swarm.

Sapphire Pegasus (calling another Pegasus) + Crystal Promise

Summon another Pegasus from your deck, why not?

Rescue Cat (Offer to get 2 Amthyest Cat)

It's risky, but it can get you 2 crystals in one turn.

But, I would focus on the city itself in this new format.  Run 3 Cities and 2 Terraforming if you want to win.  Think the city is nothing?  Guess again.

Effect 1: Cannot be destroyed.  So, you can keep it out as long as you want.

Effect 2: Half the battle damage one a turn.  This is the defense you will need.

Effect 3: Offer a CB monster to negate a spell or trap.  This is how you win games.  Lock down.

Effect 4: Draw an extra card each turn.  Can't argue with more cards, can you?

Effect 5: Can special summon a CB, once a turn.  Carbuncle wall, anyone?

How to master Crystal Beasts:  Make good use of the City.  Try to swarm it out with Carbuncle.  Speed it up with Pegasus.  And use Abundance when the time is right.

What to worry about: 2 Noblemans are out.  You might want to use Ceasefire or Spell Shield to stop them.  Also, don't set traps or magics if you do not intend to use them, because you need all the magic and trap spaces you can use.  Use monster removal to stop powerful monsters such as Cyber Dragon.

Good day to you all.  Contact me for comments, questions, concens, or if you just want to talk.

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