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Charge of the Light Brigade
Send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard; add 1 Level 4 or lower "Lightsworn" monster from your Deck to your hand.
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April 6, 2015
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Charge of the
Was limited to 1 years ago to
curtail the then-broken Lightsworns.
But years have passed and power creep has
made the deck lower tier.
A second copy will boost the deck’s speed,
and you should use 2 in a dedicated LS deck since
there are no downsides to it.
Charge of the Light Brigade is at 2 now...why?
Well, not because it's no good. Lightsworn
makes sweet love to this card, down by the fire.
It's more because Lightsworn just aren't quite as
competitive as they once were. But something
simple like having two of these at your disposal can
change that. It's a beautiful card for the
Deck. Letting you dump from the Deck, as
Lightsworn does, in this case three cards.
Plus it gives you a Level 4 or lower Lightsworn from
the Deck. This Ban List quarter was very
aggressive and saw more changes than any thus far to
date. We'll see what happens in the next 2-4
weeks, but the door is open folks.
Charge of the Light Brigade has been Limited
since March 2010: that’s more than five years.
However, it has since been moved to 2.
Lightsworn was once a huge force to be reckoned
with. The speed that Charge gave them allowed a
quick turn 1 mill of most of their Deck, and then
the following turn they could blow you out with
Beckoning Light into multiple copies of Judgment
Dragon. Even if you survived that turn, this was
such a momentum changer that you probably weren’t
gonna come back anyway.
The Deck’s age shows pretty well today, though; this
strategy is extremely fragile now, especially
considering how many Decks have easy ways to come
back. Dropping a nuke isn’t quite as devastating as
it once was. The banning of the Dragon Rulers
certainly didn’t help this case either, as now
Lightsworn has to rely entirely on drawing what they
Charge is a bigger buff to Decks that can make good
use of the Lightsworn engine, most notably Infernoid,
Chaos Dragon, and Lightsworn variants of Shaddoll.
None of these are particularly powerful in the
upcoming format however.
This may be relevant sometime in the near future,
but it’s not the monstrosity it was in the past.