March 30, 2011


Shooting Quasar Dragon might seem to have harsh summoning requirements, especially getting the synchro monsters low enough to use,

But Level stealer, leading to the formation of other Synchro monsters to use as material can really help out.

Shooting Quasar in Level Stealer Synchro seems so plausible now. In multiple.


March 29, 2011

Psycho Returner Exceed

Assuming you use Psycho Returner as an exceed material, if you send it to the graveyard, it allows you to special summon a Jinzo back.

Free timing for Psycho returner!

March 26, 2011

Wandering Dead

If you special summon this guy in the first turn via Pyramid Turtle... Hes 4000ATK.

Keep in mind that if you summon him, his attack is still 0 until the effect resolves, IE: No Bottomless Trap Hole.

0DEF means that he can be recovered by Nightmare Recurring.

If youre less than 2000LP, and use Nightmare recurring for two of these... wow!

Thats all for today.

March 22, 2011


I just realized...

But isnt this card kinda the bane of Hero Beat?

Summon it in defense and... Hero Beat kinda has to kill it TWICE before they can hit over it!

Zombie Carrier

If you revive it, and use it as exceed material, it will still go back to the graveyard, with current rulings.

March 20, 2011

[TAB] - Debris Hero EXCEED

[TAB] - Debris Hero EXCEED

1 Machine Emperor Wizel Infinity
2 Spirit Reaper
2 Ryko
2 Debris Dragon
2 Snowman Eater
1 Elemental Hero Airman
3 Elemental Hero Another Neos
1 Elemental Hero Ocean

1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Monster Reborn
1 Book of Moon
2 Gold Sarcophagus
3 Miracle Fusion
1 Dark Hole
3 Gemini Spark
2 Cyclone

2 Bottomless Trap Hole
2 Divine Warning
1 Mirror Force
1 Solemn Judgemnet
1 Torrential Tribute
2 Dimension Prison
2 Hero Blast
1 Dust Tornado

2 Effect Veiler
2 Cyber Dragon
2 Raiou
2 Kycoo

1 Super Polymerization
1 Royal Opression
2 Compulsary Evacuation Device
1 Starlight Road

1 Honest
1 Dust Tornado

1 Stardust Dragon

1 Chain Dragon
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Gungnir

2 E Hero Absolute Zero
2 E Hero The Shining
1 E Hero Great Tornado
1 E Hero Nova Master
1 Surging Dragon Knight Dragoequites
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon

2 Aspiring Emperor Hope
1 Gurenzaurus

March 16, 2011

Aurora Angiras

Aurora Angiras

With Emperor Order.

Every time someone normal summons, Draw One!

Then bottomless it :3

March 15, 2011

Exceed Hope

I've been playing around with it, and been thinking...

It works really well with Elemental Hero Ocean.

It protects from attacks against Ocean, giving you some more advantage.

Ocean generates even more level 4s from the graveyard.

Recycle your Stratos over and over!

Of course, in the event your Ocean gets bottomless'd(which its really really good at, btw. Ocean ranks one of the best cards in pulling out Bottomless Trap Hole)

Well you still have the cards on the Field for Hope, and he certainly wont be Bottomless'd, because people just dont set 2 bottomless.

-Like the shining Sun

March 14, 2011

Extra Deck!

So colorful!

1 Gurenzaurus
1 No. 39 Emperor of Hope - Hope

1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1 Surging Wave Knight Dragoequites
1 Elemental Hero Nova Master
1 Elemental Hero Great Tornado
2 Elemental Hero The SHINING
1 Elemental Hero Absolute Zero

1 Iron Chain Dragon
1 Gugnir, Dragon of the Ice Boundary
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Boundary
1 Stardust Dragon

- Like the shining sun

March 13, 2011

Sum Keen observationing

Hi there.

So today I went to play for the first time in a while. First time in new format.

Most importantly, first time since Book of Moon got limited.

One thing I noticed about my plays since Book got limited.

People tend to use it less in stopping attacks.

In the deck I used today, I prefered much more versatile plays, and only resorted to touching Book of Moon if it was a last resort.

Stopping Synchros? Rageki Break discarding DAD rather than Book.

Stopping attacks? I didnt have a Monarch but still dropped Fader.

Have you noticed a change in your own usage of Book?

I just thought it was interesting.

The less of something you know you have, the more valuable it becomes.

An update on the earthquake.

We have heard back from all of our team members in Japan. All but one of us are unaffected by the Tsunami's and Earthquakes.

One of friends (Daiquiri) was admitted to the hospital. We await details. Hes probally ok.

As a group, Team Alcoholic Beverages is preparing at least 50,000 yen to donate to Earthquake recovery.

Please consider giving your monetary support to the cause of your choice.

(If theres any misunderstanding, no, we arent taking money from you guys. We're putting money together by ourselves, and I'm simply suggesting you do the same if you can)

After all, Yugioh does come out of Japan, and no recover = no new cards. :P


Most of us and our families are alive and well.

On behalf of all of us here at Only the Duel, thanks for your concerns.

Keep on supporting the rescue efforts.

March 7, 2011

Battle Step

Declare attack!

During battle step. Activate Hope's effect.

"Sorry hoped I could trip a mirror force or something"

Thats all for today.