What’s up everyone, Patches here doing another yugioh TCG review. My friend from Konami gave me the opportunity to review their newest set that came out, Crossed Souls. This set brought a lot of support for a lot of decks like performapal, fluffal, u.a., harpies, and burning abyss to name a few. They also introduced another arc-type zefras. Now zefras are very interesting, they are an arc-type that brings the 5 other major arc-types together, which normally they would never be able to work well with each other. It brings the Yang Zings, Satellar, Shaddolls, Ritual Beast, and Nekroz together making them a very complicated deck to deal with because they can potentially be running two different types of deck into one. I know that the zefra cards are gonna get more support later on making them the decks to beat. Lets move on to some of the decks that got a lot of support this time around, we will start with the U.A. cards.
So we got a total of 4 u.a. cards and each one make the deck amazing. First off the monsters, we have Rival Rebounder and Dreadnought Dunker. Dunker is a decent card it has the same effect as all the other u.a. monsters, but his unique effect allows him to attack with piercing damage and also if this card inflicts battle damage to the opponent, you can target one card on the field and destroy it. This helps clear boards that are very problematic when you need to pop a card when you don’t have an MST or anything else to take care of some other monsters. Now Rebounder is probably my favorite, his unique effect is when he is special summoned during your opponents turn or normal summoned, you can special a u.a. monster from your graveyard or hand to your side of the field, but only once per turn. The play goes like this your turn you normal midfielder and end your turn. Then during your opponents standby you return midfielder to bring out rebounder, then he brings out perfect ace in defense position giving you the extra protection you need. All this should be done while stadium is out on the field of course. The other two cards they got were penalty box and signing deal. Signing deal says ” Special Summon 1 “U.A.” monster from your Deck, but its effects are negated, also it cannot be used as Synchro or Xyz Material for a Summon. Then you lose LP equal to the Level of the monster you Special Summoned by this effect x 300. You can only activate 1 “U.A. Signing Deal” once per turn”. This is a fantastic card that lets you get to the monsters you need without wasting a search with stadium. The last card is penalty box and its effect reads, ” At the start of the Damage Step, if your “U.A.” monster battles an opponent’s monster: You can banish that opponent’s monster until your opponent’s 2nd End Phase. You can only use this effect of “U.A. Penalty Box” once per turn. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 “U.A.” Spell Card from your Deck to your hand”. This is an amazing card for thus deck it not only allows you to get rid of the tough monsters, but if it was sent to the graveyard with reasoning, you can banish it get either stadium, jersey, or signing deal. I am really likeing what this deck is becoming and I hope to see a lot more of it in YCS.
Another arc-type that got a key card to their arsenal is the harpies. With the addition of Harpie Harpest, the deck is very consistent. It says, ” This card’s name becomes “Harpie Lady” while on the field or in the Graveyard. You can only use each of these effects of “Harpie Harpist” once per turn.
– When this card is Summoned: You can target 1 Winged Beast-Type monster you control (other than this card) and 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; return them to the hand.
– During the End Phase, if this card is in the Graveyard because it was sent there this turn: You can add 1 Level 4 Winged Beast-Type monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand”. It has a very similar effect as dancer but you can take your opponents monster with it and it has the effect of a searcher to help get out your other harpie cards that you need. I always liked the Harpie Lady deck, but it was always lacking something and I think harpiest was the answer.
Crossed Souls introduced some amazing generic cards that are superb for any deck to run. First off we have Galaxy Cyclone. This card acts like an MST but is not a quickplay, although it can only target a set spell or trap once its sent to the graveyard, you can banish it during your turn to destroy one of your opponents face up spell or traps. I love how cards are have less consequences for milling them, cards like breakthrough skill, skill prison, and now galaxy cyclone make lightsworns more lethal since they can use their discarded spells and traps now.
Another card is Jar of Avrice, very similar to Pot of Avrice, but its a trap. You can shuffle 5 cards from your graveyard to your deck and then draw 1 card. Obviously it really helps out with recycling your key cards back into the deck and then it give you that draw power so you can potentially get into some of your bigger plays with the addition of those 5 cards that were returned back to your deck. The last card im gonna talk about is Lose 1 Turn. This card is one of my favorite cards that was released from this set. It says, “Activate only if you control no Special Summoned monsters. Negate the effects of all Special Summoned monsters during the turn they are Special Summoned. If an Effect Monster(s) is Special Summoned in Attack Position: Change them to Defense Position”. This card is going to see a lot of play, its a fantastic card for any deck to run and can hurt many of your opponents decks with its skill drain/ stumbling effect. But the only drawback is that it also affects your monsters as well, but if you can work your deck around it you are almost ensured the victory if your opponents main form of summoning is special summoning.
I really enjoyed this set, it gave a lot of support for both particular and generic decks. I have to give this set a 10/10. I mean personally this set had a ton of cards I wanted from Yosenju to U.A. and even the cards that weren’t deck specific were amazing. I would highly recommend purchasing a few packs or even a box, because the amount of great stuff you can get is just mind blowing. Thanks for taking the time to read my review guys and leave a comment about what you think. Also we have some cards to trade if your looking for certain cards, we may have them let me know if you guys want to trade at email@example.com and we can see what we both need. Anyways I hoped you guys enjoyed the review and as always Happy Dueling.