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Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game: Rise of the Dragon Lords Deck Review

Reviewed by on Jan 17, 2008
Rating: 4 Star Rating

This deck lets you unleash massive dragons with special summoning combos and exclusive cards. Is it any good? Here’s our review.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game players are getting a boost with the Rise of the Dragon Lords structure deck. It's loaded with massive monsters, cards you can't get anywhere else, a play mat, and a dueling guide to help you kick butt. Here's a breakdown of this dragon-filled deck with Gary's review!

Massive Monsters and New Cards

This 40-card deck is all about breaking the rules and letting you summon absolutely ginormous monsters without having to tribute for them. The deck also has seven cards you can't get anywhere else. Here they are and what they do.

  • Felgrand Dragon - It's hard to summon, but it gains power from the strongest monster in your Graveyard when you manage it.
  • Darkblaze Dragon - Special Summon this dragon from the graveyard to double its ATK and DEF! Plus, when it destroys a monster in combat it damages the monster's owner.
  • Decoy Dragon -: If your opponent attacks this weak monster, you can swap it for a Level Seven or higher dragon from your Graveyard.
  • Foolish Burial - Put a monster from your deck into your Graveyard.
  • Trade-In! :: Use this Spell Card to discard a Level Eight monster and draw two cards.
  • Herald of Creation - An 1800 ATK monster that lets you discard a card to return a Level Seven or higher monsters from your Graveyard to your hand.
  • Malevolent Catastrophe - When your opponent attacks, this Trap card lets you destroy all Spell and Trap cards.

Here's a list of all the cards in the Rise of the Dragon Lords Structure Deck.

Monster Cards

  • Felgrand Dragon
  • Darkblaze Dragon
  • Herald of Creation
  • Decoy Dragon
  • Spear Cretin
  • Gilford the Lightning
  • Morphing Jar
  • Kaiser Sea Horse x2
  • Tyrant Dragon
  • Twin-Headed Behemoth
  • Guardian Angel Joan
  • Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV6
  • Masked Dragon x2
  • The Creator
  • The Creator Incarnate
  • Flame Ruler
  • Majestic Mech - Goryu
  • Snipe Hunter

Spell Cards

  • Trade-In
  • Foolish Burial
  • Soul Exchange
  • Giant Trunade
  • The Shallow Grave
  • Premature Burial
  • A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
  • Terraforming
  • Big Bang Shot
  • Mystic Wok
  • Lightning Vortex
  • Brain Control
  • Mausoleum of the Emperor x2

Trap Cards

  • Malevolent Catastrophe
  • Dust Tornado
  • Call of the Haunted
  • Magic Jammer
  • Sakuretsu Armor
  • Draining Shield

Stompin' Deck Strategies

Summoning huge monsters without Tributing for them is awesome and this deck has a half-dozen ways to get it done. Not only is it powerful, it's fun! There are also loads of fantastic cards in this deck - Decoy Dragon is wicked, Trade-In and Foolish Burial are perfect for this deck, Darkblaze Dragon is fun and everybody needs a copy or two of Sakuretsu Armor.

Useless Cards and Lame Combos

He's big, he's shiny, he's... useless! The mighty Felgrand Dragon won't help you win duels, ditch it for... Blue Eyes White Dragon? Any other huge stompy dragon really. Watch out though, without the right combo cards this deck stalls because it's really hard to summon most of the monsters normally.

All Hail the Dragon Lords?

This is a solid deck that really helps new players find great ways to get yugioh play monsters without the tribute cost. Even though the Felgrand Dragon is a stinker, most of the cards in this yugioh deck are really good. New players should grab one of these to try it out, then another one or two to get more of the awesome cards!

Thumbs Up:

  • Summon massive dragons and stomp your opponent. WOOT!
  • Fantastic cards like Decoy Dragon, Foolish Burial and Morphing Jar.
  • A great start for new yugioh duelists.

Thumbs Down:

  • The Felgrand Dragon is really hard to summon!
  • Without the yugioh combo cards, summoning the massive monsters is really hard.

Deck Rating: 4

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