Whether you win or lose in a card game, you probably won't have a sever case of sour grapes if you felt like you had a fair shot at winning; you managed to play all of your cards and implement your strategies, but your opponent simply outplayed in the end. For 1000 Life Points, Confiscation can rob your opponent of a fair game by forcing them to discard a card of your choice.
Unlike a lot of the other cards in this article, Cyber Dragon Infinity looks and sounds as overpowered as it is. This stinking' thing looks like a hidden Super Boss from a Final Fantasy game, or the most powerful form of an anime villain.
It also has the word “infinity” in its name, as in “I've got an infinite number of ways to beat the brakes off your deck.” While that might be an exaggeration, Cyber Dragon Infinity is one of the strongest Duel Monsters to ever enter play.
Typically, OK decks are extremely risky and require tons of skill to effectively play. This bulky douche-bag commits two major offenses; it assaults the senses with its poop-brown color scheme, then it wrecks players' faces by dealing damage equal to the level of a Monster that you'll have to sacrifice.
By triggering her effects, a player can shut even the machine cards and declaw the deadliest dragons! Most Wight princess/ King of the Skull Servants decks tend to have very high win rates across the board.
As a test of one's devotion, Ra demands that a duelist use their Life points to fuel his power. It's like someone at INAMI was angry one day and decided to make a card that immediately kills the fun of any duel when played.
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Began as a Japanese manga series about gaming, written and illustrated by Kabuki Takanashi, who has since expanded the branded universe into various spin-off series, video games, and the most popular being the Yu-Gi-Oh ! Trading Card Game, where millions of players still duel at their friends' home or attending worldwide tournaments to this day.
Had to offer in its prime time, focusing only on the cards most known in the first and main Yu-Gi-Oh ! Universe, and one of the three Egyptian Gods, Slider The Sky Dragon is known as the best of three Egyptian God cards for players, along with Obelisk The Tormentor and The Winged Dragon Of Ra.
In the universe, these monsters were only capable of being summoned by the chosen Pharaoh. In the game, Slider The Sky Dragon requires three tributes to summon the monster and gains 1,000 Attack and Defense Points for every card in the player's hand.
Slider The Sky Dragon is an archetype of DIVINE Beast Monster cards not released during its appearance until 2012 in Shnen Jump's July 2012 issue that included the promotional Monster card. Slider The Sky Dragon is of Ultra Rare rarity and Secret Rare rarity, the highest rarity status in the Trading Card Game, being impossible to obtain during the show's appearance but has gotten easier to obtain over time.
With its rarity and extremely powerful effects, Slider The Sky Dragon is banned from all Yu-Gi-Oh ! Read More Key Features One of the Egyptian God Cards Gains 1,000 Attack and Defense Points for every card in player's hand An archetype of DIVINE Beast Monster cards Reduces the Attack Points of an opponent's monster by 2,000 Points.
It is an archetype of DARK Spell caster monsters released in the Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon card packs. Forbidden One was one of the first deck themes and remains one of the most popular ones to date.
Exotic's backstory and pharaoh-like appearance seemed to be a reference to the famous Egyptian legend of Osiris. Osiris was the god Egyptians believed brought them civilization, such as the knowledge of architecture, farming, and establishing the line of pharaohs.
Originally, the complete “Forbidden One” set was extremely hard to obtain, with all five pieces being Ultra Rare. They have since been reprinted into lesser rarities, making a complete set easier to obtain.
Often, Exotic The Forbidden One is printed as an Ultra Rare card, and the limbs are Commons. Yuri's Legendary Deck prints all five pieces as Fixed Rarity Ultra Rares.
Cons Forbidden from official Trading Card Game tournaments Known to have a never-ending effect during a duel, players are able to have this DARK Ritual Monster card on the field from the first turn until their last.
While equipped with that monster, any battle damage you take from battle involving this card inflicts equal effect damage to your opponent.” Relinquished is easily a valuable card to have in a player's deck if Black Illusion Ritual is also in the inventory.
The most likely way to defeat the monster is through Spell and Trap cards. However, if that is not executed properly, expect Monster cards facing Relinquished to be absorbed and destroyed in an instant.
Dark Magician was first introduced early on at the very beginning of Episode 1 of the Yu-Gi-Oh ! Yuri summons him during his very first casual duel between himself and Joey Wheeler, his classmate and longtime friend.
Dark Magician can only be summoned by sacrificing a Monster card already on the playing field. As for its eligibility for Trading Card Game tournaments, Dark Magician is allowed to be used in-game.
However, it is part of the Magician archetype that can be a trump set of a deck if a player has various Spell caster Monster cards in hand. This being just one of the many fusions that are possible to be created with Spellcaster-type Monster card, it can be done to build up an advantage deck with different Magicians.
In the main series, the story goes that Kaaba won Solomon Mouth's Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, then destroying it. Leaving only three Blue-Eyes White Dragons in the world for himself, Kaaba became very obsessed with them, liking to decorate everything he possesses as Blue-Eyes.
Kaaba gained the status of being the only character in the series that is worthy and powerful enough to control the monsters. Blue-Eyes White Dragon is eligible in worldwide tournaments, leaving players to use and combine the Monster card as they please to.
Cons No effect included behind the card making it less efficient in battle In the universe, these monsters were only capable of being summoned by the chosen Pharaoh.
A player is able to pay 1,000 Life Points and target one monster on the field to destroy it. Like its neighboring Egyptian God cards, The Winged Dragon Of Ra is an archetype of DIVINE Beast Monster cards not released during its appearance until Shnen Jump's January 2011 issue that included its promotional card.
Obelisk The Tormentor was introduced during the Duelist City Tournament arc in the Yu-Gi-Oh ! Just like the other Egyptian God cards, Obelisk The Tormentor could only be obtained until many years after its appearance in the series, in the 2012 issues of Shnen Jump with its promotional card.
Fanatics far and wide due to its reputation held in the main series and cards that people can collect. The card's legend and continuing legacy grasps the hearts of many who remember the monster's appearance in 2003.
Even though the card can be fusion summoned by fusing three Blue-Eyes White Dragons together, it doesn't stop there. If possible in a duel, the player can also fuse Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Black Luster Soldier together to summon Dragon Master Knight, a Monster card beyond belief with 5,000 Attack and Defense Points.
While difficult to make that move, it still serves a purpose to destroy the opponent during a match. The Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is of abnormal strength, making it a strategic addition to any player's deck.
Introduced during the Legendary Heroes arc and the Capsule Monsters arc, Five-Headed Dragon has an incredible amount of Attack and Defense Points, along with a wild effect: “The Monster card cannot be destroyed by battle with a DARK, WATER, FIRE, or WIND Monster.” This is an unbeatable Monster card to obtain if you have a Dragon-themed deck in the Trading Card Game, guaranteeing the destruction of at least one or multiple monsters on the field, and probably winning the entire match.
Pot Of Greed was first introduced in Episode 65 and 66 of the main series during a battle against Yuri and Strings, one of Mark's so-called brainwashed slaves. Strings activate Pot Of Greed during the 11th turn but is ultimately defeated by Yuri in Episode 67.
As most fans state that it is by far the strongest card ever with no disadvantages, it is a positive note to state that it is banned because nearly all players in tournaments would have this Spell card in their decks. Pot Of Greed is truly a greedy card, getting players out of tough situations during a duel.
Cons Forbidden from Trading Card Game tournaments It is based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters created by manga artist Kabuki Takanashi, which is the main plot device during the manga franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh !, and its various anime adaptions and spin-off series.
The Trading Card Game was launched by INAMI in 1999 in Japan and 2002 in North America, being named as the top-selling trading card game in the world by Guinness World Records in 2009, having sold over 22 billion cards worldwide. Simply, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is one, with only a great value of Attack and Defense Points, but no effect whatsoever.
Out of the main deck, Ritual Monsters are Monster cards that also require a Special Summon called a Ritual Summon. Is a game that continues to spark fans worldwide to dueling it out with anyone else in the world.
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