One of the things I love the most about blogging is the freedom. Back when I was on Youtube consistently, I always felt constrained by viewcounts. But here, I feel like I can write about almost anything I want to, and today that means a review of the ten latest promos out in Japan. So let's get started!
Radiant Dragon Wybuster & Darkness Dragon Collapserpent
(For future reference, you can look at all of the effects of the cards here. It'd take too much time to roll through them all in this article. Also, please bear with the names, as there is no official English version yet.)
With all of the bashing I do on Chaos Dragons and the Light/Dark Chaos monsters in general, you would think I wouldn't be too enthused about two new Yin-and-Yang Dragon cards that are basically summoned through the Chaos method. But actually, I think these two are very powerful, interesting cards. They help Chaos decks maintain card advantage (a classic issue) while not missing timing, so you can Synchro Summon with them and still get the effects. I could definitely see these guys getting too crazy in the future since they basically are six copies of Gadgets with stats that don't suck, but we'll have to wait and see how Japanese players integrate them into their meta, if at all. (Good news for the rest of us: That'll just make Thunder King even better against Chaos decks.) I will say that it will be annoying to face a continuous stream of monsters as well as Chaos decks emboldened by this new addition, but I also can't deny how much I really like these cards. You might even see
me playing a dedicated Chaos deck in the future, all due to these guys.
Fire Dance Longsword
Manjyome Thunder for this card instead of the one on the Yugioh Wikia. I'm assuming that one is correct for now since it just makes so much more sense.) This card is a tiny bit scary. Since it doesn't miss timing, it combos well with two cards I can think of that are already really good on their own: Icarus Attack and Spiritual Wind Art - Miyabi. The good news for the rest of us is that it has very little use on its own. You could use it in a dedicated Wind / Winged-Beast deck (likely using Raiza too), but outside of that, not much can be done with this card that I can think of. Plus, it can occasionally be disrupted by...guess who...Thunder King!
Thanks for reading! I hope I was able to help illuminate how good these new cards are. In Part 2 I'll go over the last four cards, which are two Extra Deck cards, a Spell, and a Trap. Later!