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Posted by Black on 23 May 2018 - 06:56 PM
Why are you leaving blackwings on the field instead of going into links and Full Armored :thinking:
Like, the deck is stupidly good at fielding monsters, sure... But leaving a rogue BW on board is pretty fucking bad. Even then, isn't this, like... worse than Icarus Attack? You trade in additional potent removal and potential flexibility in what it tributes for the ability to get a bad beater from the ED. Whoohoo?
Nevermind that the monsters you field don't generate advantage, outside of Simoom. The links you go into are good for that.
also legit, Zephyros is fucking naff in the deck, Vayu doesn't exist, and Steam isn't sticking on the board.
It's a bad meme deck, but it's not the type of deck that wants this, much less to devote ED room to a bad card, albeit with Auster synergy. No clue why it can't access the better Black-Winged Dragon.
Posted by Black on 22 May 2018 - 05:21 PM
Posted by Black on 14 May 2018 - 01:51 PM
Easily the best cards of the reveals.
Simoom is True Draco-esque, from the looks of it, meaning his NS is not part of your normal NS. Also comparable to Hunders. Talking with Kook, we came up with a fuck ton of 1.5-2.5 card combos with him, because of how much value he gives you for just playing him.
Auster is a fine 1-of because you can get him off of Simoom plays for value, which leads into Full Armored Master. Not to mention that Harmattan allows you to go into Nothung, who allows you another Normal Summon, so you proc Black Whirlwind 3 times. Hell, Harmattan could also become Level 6 to go into Full Armored with.
That said, in that scenario, prob better to banish another blackwing, use Harmattan + Simoom to make a Link, and use Blizzard in place of Auster, but... That does give you less range overall, considering you can also make 12 (lmfao) if Harmattan targets Simoom.
Full Armored Master is prob best looked at as a Borreload. He's not quite as good as Borreload overall, but he's a little sticky (though easier to kill by battle), plus if you make him with Auster you get the steal ASAP.
Posted by Black on 14 May 2018 - 01:42 PM
Eternity does nothing and gets Borreloaded, at best.
Pharos is bad because it only goes into Eternity and Chimeratech Overdragon on its own, and if it's not a material it's a glorified polymerization.
Cyberload Fusion might be decent for OTKing harder, especially with Sieger. It is serachable, after all, so prob fine.
Posted by Black on 14 May 2018 - 01:18 PM
Devil's advocate here: The Astrograph hit wasn't hard ENOUGH, especially considering Zefras are fit to waltz into the Tier 1 space Zarcgicians once occupied.
I'd argue SPYRAL Quik Fix should have already shown that non-OPT effects on self-summon/replacement cards are begging for abuse. And knowing how the game is like doesn't mean I want it to be MORE LIKE THAT-slower and steadier, please and thank you.
Besides, "function" and "un-interestingly turning into Galaxy Tomahawk/Odd-Eyes Absolute for Link-laddering/stun shenanigans" limits Pendulums design more than expands them. They're as good as you say they are, they shouldn't need Astrograph to do what they do-and if they're that reliant on a Level 7 one-trick Pendulum they were fragile anyways. Dumbspam is something I'd prefer Pendulums move away from, especially given their inherent durability due to their retreat to the Extra Deck upon leaving the field.
Let's get something out of the way at the start.
Pendulum is an inherently weak mechanic.
It requires far more startup than any other mechanic, is fairly easy to disrupt at almost any stage of said setup, and it doesn't have nearly the bounce back potential that people act like it does. Their "durability" isn't even a good argument, because that's generally used as an offensive option in setting up T1 or breaking boards later, as opposed to being a comeback mechanic. It requires a tone of input to get average or somewhat above average payouts.
The game will never be truly slow and steady. TCG is "slow and steady" right now. Your expectations are completely unrealistic, and they reflect neither the direction of the game nor the feelings of the players at large.
Astrograph was bad before Links, with even its best deck, Metalfoe, having it be barely more than a tech. It was bad with Links, due to the fact that it still had to be drawn and procced by outside cards.
Electrumite made it good. It made it so that you could afford playing it, afford playing Stargazer, and have a little bit more value to make your plays with. It even did so for Chronograph, who is generally worse than Astrograph, in theory.
Astrograph is only unfair when it can be grabbed from the deck _and_ the ED by Electrumite. 3-1 ratio engines for SSing a Pendulum, such as 3 Astro 1 Stargazer, are perfectly fair. Being able to SS it and renew advantage with how costly a mechanic Pendulum turned out to be... is fair. What Astrograph does is incredibly fair.
I'm not saying that Electrumite needs a ban, either, though that card is ridiculously strong... But Astrograph is a goodstuff card. There is absolutely nothing wrong with goodstuff existing in the game. He doesn't do too much on his own, even in decks that love popping their own cards. He just makes it so that you're more likely to have enough resources to function.
Because, let's face it- Pendulums aren't good, right now. Many of them are decent cards, but their prevalence in TCG is due to a slowed gamestate (which is, in turn, due to bad sets being released) + Electrumite, but the decks themselves don't function without advantage generation like Astrograph. Why do you think Darkwurm is such a good card, despite searching cards that are pretty so-so in their own rights?
It's also not a 1-trick pony. You (and many others) choose to use tunnel vision to only see 'optimal' plays, ignoring how often Electrumite didn't even go into Astrograph, in favor of stronger setup and combos. Astro is consistency and support, it's not some core degeneracy that breaks everything.
Your post is so full of "haha fuck the meta AMIRITE" that it's plain unpleasant.
You're also... completely wrong about Starving Venom. It has nothing to do with copying Electrum, considering you can always run more Electrum (not to say copying electrum with it is bad), it has to do with the fact that Nightingale exists and self-copying is ridiculously strong, especially considering cards in the future like Odd-Eyes Revolution Dragon. That type of effect is fucking ridiculous, and SKDSV was one of the strongest options that pendulum decks had, completely overshadowing cards like SKDDR.
Posted by Black on 14 May 2018 - 12:02 PM
Astrograph is a reasonably fair card, anyone saying it should be hit doesn't know this game at all.
The card only does stuff if your deck enables it and/or through Electrumite, and even the Electrumite example isn't always true, because there are a ton of times you'd rather do other things with it. Astro was an enabler that Pendulums needed to function given its versatility, but it was not the problem in any way, shape, or form.
List is generally good, but that ban was awful.
Also, True Draco with Dino/Ignis >>>>>>>>> True Draco with Master Peace.
Posted by Black on 09 May 2018 - 11:19 PM
Depending on what goes with this, this card is fucking great. Competent design all around. It's not the monstrosity that the anime gave us, but the anime version was "hacked" by Ziegfried, so that makes sense. This is the "true" version.
It's a deckthin at worst, depends on what it works with before we can judge.
The banish 10 is, as shown by desires, not the worst thing ever... But if you don't want to pay it, it was still a good cantrip.
But the thing that really gets me is how it forces your opponent to remove a card that you would probably be killing yourself, or they lose their battle phase (for the most part).
Very, very well designed card.
EDIT: After reading the support...
Yeah, this card is fucking gucci
Posted by Black on 22 April 2018 - 12:51 PM
I feel like XX could be referred to as an anonymous number like how in some shows they refer to the year being something like year 20XX.
Still am amazed by the fact they give Eve a Timelord that's also a Synchro.
Still I wasn't sure what Trilogyg was referring to since I know we have the sacred beast but this with its design feels like it doesn't fit in with them. Still I hope with these we also get a DM themed boss card like Zorc Necrophades/Diabound variant.
Trilogyg, Sovereign of Phantasms
First we note that Raviel is Lord of Phantasms, Phantasmal Martyrs is a support card, and that Armityle is the "Chaos Phantom".
But, if we move on from that and look into the Japanese, we learn that the Japanese name for the trio makes it more clear.
Sangenma, meaning Three Phantasms, though sometimes transcribed as Three Phantom Demons.
Raviel's JP title is Lord of Phantasmal Demons
Armityle's JP Title is Chaos Phantom Demon
tl;dr, Trilogyg is definitely related to the Sacred Beasts.
Posted by Black on 17 April 2018 - 09:04 PM
The Day Before…
”What do you mean, we need to go on a shopping trip? We just got back! I’m supposed to, like… Update my journal or something.” The idea of setting out on another trip so soon, when he could be resting seemed to rub Layne the wrong way as he gave the shaman an incredulous look.
”I need to find material to remake my robes. It’s not like I can just skip over to the next town and buy one in the middle of “Jouran devil” land." Ada crossed her arms, giving the cleric a sad look. “If you don’t go with me, who will? Besides, you love crowds!”
A small sigh escaped him as he rubbed at his neck a bit, taking a little glance around the area he had claimed for himself, he closed the pages of his journal as he sat up, ”You couldn’t ask one of the others to go with you? What about…” He trailed off, a little mumble escaping him as he grinned, ”I bet Cassia could help you! She could get you a real steal of a deal too.”
Layne’s wordplay was met with an icy stare. After a beat passed, Ada coughed to break the silence.
"I would like to not get in any trouble if I can. It took me months to get the townspeople to not avoid me, much less talk to me. I don’t trust anyone but you, Yue, or Leon to not make a scene. Leon’s busy, Yue disappears when I enter a room, and that leaves you. If you’re really not up to it, though… I’ll pay for dinner… and maybe lend you that novel you’ve been asking for?"
The proposition was met with a little hum, his hand rubbing at his chin for a moment as he considered it. ”Dinner and the book, all for escorting you to the town, huh? I guess it couldn’t hurt… And no funny business, huh? You really just want to try to replace the material, no… Grand adventures or hidden goals?”
"What, you don’t want me to set you up with the cute shopkeeper boy? But you two would be cute together!” Ada teased, grinning like an opossum, "But no, just robe stuff and the bookstore… Unless you wanted to go somewhere else?”
He let out a little grumble from the teasing coming from Ada, his eyes rolling a little bit as he hummed, ”I guess I could stop by the bookstore, I’m always on the lookout for things to keep my interest…” He shrugged, giving her a little defeated sigh as he did, ”Fine, fine, I’ll tag along. No trying to set me up though.”
It didn’t take long for the two to get prepared for the journey, and the trip itself was relatively uneventful. The two arrived in Neston near dusk, the sun beginning to set as they found an inn to stay in for the night, ready to rise early in the morning in order to get Ada’s ‘chores’ out of the way...
Posted by Black on 13 April 2018 - 06:27 PM
guys this card is fucking garbage
first off, it only works if you choose to play into it, barring a little bit of link spam stuff
secondly, it's slow and doesn't aid any wincon, and no, wetland frogs isn't a point
there is nothing to gain here