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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
Deck Types to watch out for
3.29.06

Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! As my semester of college is coming to a close (4 weeks left before nearly 4 whole months of summer!!!) I bring my third article this week. I haven't been able to have time like this in a while.

I'm actually going to be having more time, despite working full time, until the last week of April...finals week...grr. Anyway, today I'm going to talk about decks that are probably going to be popular this time around, despite little modifications to the Banned list.

I did this before the last list was updated, and despite little to no changes on the list, the decks are actually changing somewhat, which is good.

Warrior/Warrior Toolbox--Black Luster Soldier is STILL gone, thank God, but there isn't any real reason why Warriors/Toolbox still can't be a very viable decktype. They didn't really gain anything, but they are down to one DD Assailant.

Machines--We're constantly getting new Machine and Machine support (even excluding Gear/Cyber Dragon stuff) and the semi-restriciton of Magician of Faith essentially gives the deck a second crack at Limiter Removal.

Spellcaster/Dark Magician--Magical Dimension has arrived via the Spellcaster Structure Deck which gave a major playability boost to the Magician, and the deck as a whole. It won't be Tier 1, but it could be something to worry about.

Monarch Control with Treeborn Frog--Treeborn Frog was exactly what the Monarchs needed to overextend and continue to abuse their power.
Definately watch out for this, as it will be a solid decktype.

(Soul) Control--Soul Control, or Control in general, even outside of Monarchs and/or Treeborn Frog was very popular and playable last format and is still just as playable, maybe even a little more so now. Not quite as bad as Monarch Control, but still viable.

Morph/Thousand Eye Restrict--Again, the semi-limiting of Magician of Faith REALLY helped this deck. It gives you a second shot to use Morph, even though you still only have one TER. The deck isn't back to what it was, but it IS more playable.

Phoenix/Aggro/Control--Phoenix use was starting to rise shortly before the update again, and will probably peak here in the next month or two.
Aggro/Control is pretty easy to run with the Phoenix, so it might be something to watch out for.

Aggro/Control/Beatdown--Injection Fairy Lily/Earth Beatdown use is also on the rise, however moderately small. Like the Phoenix/Aggro/Control, this could be a problem, but I don't think enough people are going to use it for it to be a problem.

Dark Magician of Chaos/Strike Ninja/Dimension Fusion--With Treeborn Frog, Dark Magician of Chaos is all ready seeing more play, as is Strike Ninja and the deck as a whole. Dimension Fusion or Return From the Different Dimension were always good with this, but the deck may be making a comeback.

Elemental Hero--Don't get me wrong...currently, I believe the deck is worth playing...yet. Just wait until Enemy of Justice. Elemental Heroes will finally get some useful support that may actually make the deck playable. (Just remember EoJ isn't out until June)

Destiny Hero--Again, we don't get any of these cards until Enemy of Justice (and I'll be doing an article about them soon) but they will be a really fun deck to play with. These are cards used by Ed Phoenix, the man who defeats Jaden on G/X. They won't be completely competitive until enough of their support is out, but we'll get more in Power of the Duelist (or PoD)

and last but not least...

Dark World--Graceful Charity returning gave Dark World a major boost in playability, one that it needed, but it probably won't reach Tier 1...not yet anyway. Dark World is indeed powerful, but it's very unstable.

Well, that does it for today. If you feel I forgot something, please feel free to share it with me, @ tsearcy@lssu.edu Thanks for everyone who took the time on facebook to find me and add me, cool to have more Pojo friends and be recognized for my work.

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

~Dark Paladin~

 


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