Sunday, May 4, 2014

The 5 most hyped cards in PRIO

This upcoming Saturday is the PRIO Sneak Peak (PRIO: Primal Origins) and I think everyone is pretty excited for this pack; new archetypes that are finally coming to the TCG from the OCG, new support for old decks, and new Extra Deck staples!

So, what are some of the most HYPED cards coming in this pack?

5.  Madolche Angelly

Madolche players are finally getting a new (good) card that most will play at 2-3, Madolche Angelly.

Effect: When this card in your possession is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle or by card effect) and sent to your Graveyard:Shuffle this card into the Deck. You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Madolche" monster from your Deck, but shuffle it into the Deck during the End Phase of your next turn. You can only use this effect of "Madolche Anjelly" once per turn. That Special Summoned monster cannot be destroyed by battle.

Don't get me wrong, this card is good.  It's effect can easily trigger Messengelato's effect, or simply make Hootcake a searchable card.  Tribute->Special Hootcake->Activate Hookcake and banish Angelly?  That's a pretty good combo.  It also helps make banishing in the Madolche deck more prominent, meaning Leviair might actually see some play.
Is this card overhyped?  Possibly.  It's a really solid Madolche cards,  but it won't be bringing Madolches into Tier 1 status.

4. Number 103: Ragnazero

A new extra deck staple is coming out that will make sure Fire Fists and Bujins don't become too overpowered: Number 103.

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up Attack Position monster your opponent controls, whose current ATK is different from its original ATK; destroy it, and if you do, draw 1 card.
While it won't see play in a lot of decks since 4-axis Fire Fists where hit pretty hard this last ban list, Ragnazero is a solid card that lots of Rank 4 decks will be playing.  It pretty much allows players facing 4-Axis, 3.5 Axis, and Bujins to control the match.

Is this card overhyped?  It was.  But now that 4-axis has been hit, people are calming down on the hype train.

3.  Bujin Support

Bujins are finally getting some real good support.  The support before PRIO was good, but this pack makes the previous support look very standard.  Bujin players are going to have a lot more options with how they play their deck thanks to this set.  With cards like Bujinki Amaterasu, Bujin Hirume, and Bujintervention, Bujins are going to be a deck to be reckoned with.

Are these new cards overhyped?  Hardly.  I think we'll start seeing some even more solid Bujin decks topping after this pack is released. 

2.  Sylvan Support

When Sylvan Charity was announced, people explained that Sylvans were Tier 0.  They were the new Dragons, the new Airblade Turbo, the new whatever.  The new Sylvan support is definitely going to help them, and they are definitely going to be top Tier this next format.  While the TCG exclusive is complete trash, Sylvan Charity and Sylven Sagequoia are going to push Sylvans to the top.

Are these new cards overhyped?  When Sylvan Charity was announced, they definitely were.  Now that hype has died down, the hype they are getting is well worth it.  These are solid cards for a solid deck.


Artifacts, artifacts, artifacts.  That's all anyone can talk about concerning PRIO.  

Are these cards overhyped.  They are the definition of overhyped.  These cards cannot get anymore hype.  Trust me, Artifacts are going to be good, but they are not going to be as good as everyone thinks.  It's sort of like Hieratic Dragons last format.  Solid until everyone starts siding for them.  People are already siding for them in their deck lists.  

And with Nebra Disk being a OCG exclusive, the Artifacts are nothing more than support for other deck engines.