Hello again duelists! This week I want to bring you some thoughts on the newly spoiled Battles Of Legend: Armageddon.

The Battles of Legend sets have been fan favorites ever since they were first released back in July of 2017, always bringing a mixture of incredibly powerful competitive cards, as well as some more fun stuff for casual players to sink their teeth into. Cards like Giant Rex, Double Evolution Pill, PSY-Framelord Lambda, Salamangreat Almiraj, Golden Castle of Stromberg… the list of competitive debuts and topnotch reprints is pretty long, and expectations for Battles of Legend sets have grown accordingly.

One of my favorite releases each year, Battles of Legend is always loaded with new, fun tools for deck builders and players of all skill levels, and this year is no different. For some, Armageddon doesn't quite have the same "wow" factor as previous sets in the series, but I think it's a diamond in the rough. Armageddon might not have reprints on the level of Into the Void, or Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!, but remember, outside of a few key cards, many of the best entries from previous Battles of Legends sets were disregarded when they first arrived. It's very common for Battles of Legend sets to hit softly at first, then grow in popularity over time.

This year's marquee standard-bearer is one of the more competitive Prize Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh history, so let's start there.

The Return Of Chaos Emperor, The Dragon Of Armageddon

A YCS Prize Card reprint has been one of the big selling points for three of the four Battles of Legend sets so far. Prize cards have never been the biggest, most competitive part of the release, but reissuing them in a mass market booster is a cool way to showcase them, and it emphasizes that at some point, even the rarest cards in the TCG can become accessible. That said, Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn, and Number 93: Utopia Kaiser were both pretty underwhelming by the time they were finally reprinted, despite the best efforts of players who tried to make them competitive.

Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon (SR) is pretty similar. First played in Danger Thunder Dragon combo decks back when it was the current YCS Prize Card, Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon (SR) was highly competitive but trapped behind a $1000 paywall; the average player simply couldn't get their hands on it, which was a shame because it's such a versatile and powerful card.

Fast forward to now and we have a very accessible version for the daily duelist to use; Thunder Dragons don't come up much in competition anymore, but Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon (SR) still cool for a lot of decks going forward. The fact that it's a Pendulum Monster is incredible, essentially making Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon (SR) reusable. But on my end, I'm more interested to see what players can come up with using the new Chaos support in Toon Chaos.

Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon (SR) is searchable with one of the most popular cards in Toon Chaos, Chaos Space, and you can fetch it with The Melody of Awakening Dragon as well, so perhaps a Chaos Dragon deck could be playable going forward? Who knows, but I'm eager to see what players are able to come up with. Me personally, I'll be looking to put together some kind of silly Chaos deck with Trade-In, Chaos Dragon Levianeer, and The Chaos Creator among others. If you have any cool ideas give it a shot. With no events happening right now, it's the perfect time to explore those wacky deck ideas.

Speaking of wacky decks, that brings us to some of the sweetest reprints of the year.

Madolche Marches On

Once seen as a hilariously casual, albeit very cute deck, the Madolche strategy of 2020 is far different than the dated desserts of old. Surprisingly consistent and highly flexible, the Madolches of today are still a one-turn kill deck, but thanks to some newer cards they can now survive going second, putting up multiple interruptions to buy time and find an aggressive position. You'd still prefer to go second as a pâtissier, but the deck's evolved to become a legitimate threat to competition (and waistlines) everywhere.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Madolches by Dinh Kha Bui

'Madolches' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Gozen Match

Market Price: $0.95

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Each player sends monsters they control to the Graveyard until they each control monsters of only 1 Attribute. Each player cannot control monsters with different Attributes.

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Called by the Grave

Market Price: $2.37

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Diamond Dire Wolf

Market Price: $1.20

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2 Level 4 monsters 
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast-Type monster you control and 1 other card on the field; destroy them.

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Madolche Ticket

Market Price: $1.11

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When a "Madolche" card is returned from your side of the field or Graveyard to your hand or Deck by a card effect: Add 1 "Madolche" monster from your Deck to your hand. If you control a face-up Fairy-Type "Madolche" monster, you can Special Summon it in face-up Attack Position instead. You can only use the effect of "Madolche Ticket" once per turn.

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Madolche Queen Tiaramisu

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2 Level 4 "Madolche" monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target up to 2 "Madolche" cards in your GRaveyard; shuffle those cards into the Deck, then shuffle cards your opponent controls into the Deck, up to the number of "Madolche" card returned.

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Madolche Anjelly

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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.

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Madolche Chateau

Market Price: $0.27

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When this card is activated: Shuffle all "Madolche" monsters in your GY into the Deck. All "Madolche" monsters on the field gain 500 ATK/DEF. If a monster(s) in your GY would be returned to the Deck by the effect of a "Madolche" monster, you can add it to your hand instead.

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Madolche Petingcessoeur

Market Price: $0.32

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If this card in your possession is destroyed by an opponent's card and sent to your GY: Shuffle this card into the Deck. You can only use each of the following effects of "Madolche Petingcessoeur" once per turn.

• If you have no monsters in your GY: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• If this card is Special Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Madolche" monster from your hand or Deck, except "Madolche Petingcessoeur", and if you do, reduce its Level by 1, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Madolche" monsters.

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Madolche Hootcake

Market Price: $0.50

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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 target 1 monster in your Graveyard; banish it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Madolche" monster from your Deck, except "Madolche Hootcake". You can only use this effect of "Madolche Hootcake" once per turn.

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Madolche Messengelato

Market Price: $2.69

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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. When this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Madolche" Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand. You must control a face-up Beast-Type "Madolche" monster to activate and to resvole this effect.

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Gagaga Cowboy

Market Price: $1.44

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; apply this effect, depending on this card's current battle position.
- Attack Position: If this card attacks an opponent's monster this turn, it gains 1000 ATK, also the opponent's monster loses 500 ATK, during the Damage Step only.
- Defense Position: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent.

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Madolche Salon

Market Price: $13.95

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During your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon 1 "Madolche" monster in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.) If another "Madolche" card(s) you control or in your GY is added to your hand or shuffled into your Main Deck by a card effect: Set 1 "Madolche" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck, except "Madolche Salon". You can only use this effect of "Madolche Salon" once per turn.

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Madolche Puddingcess Chocolat-a-la-Mode

Market Price: $1.41

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2 Level 5 EARTH monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 4 or lower "Madolche" Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Once per turn: You can target 1 "Madolche" card in your GY; shuffle it into the Deck. While this card has "Madolche Puddingcess"as material, when a "Madolche" card(s) in your GY is shuffled into the Main Deck (except during the Damage Step): You can detach 1 material from this card; Special Summon 1" Madolche" monster from your Deck in Attack Position or face-down Defense Position.

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Madolche Magileine

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If this card in your possession is destroyed by an opponent's card and sent to your GY: Shuffle this card into the Deck. When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 " Madolche " monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Madolche Promenade

Market Price: $0.63

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Target 1 face-up card your opponent controls and 1 "Madolche" monster you control or in your GY; negate the effects of that opponent's card until the end of this turn, and if you do, return your monster to the hand. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Madolche" Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 "Madolche" monster from your hand, Deck, or GY, to it as material. You can only use 1 "Madolche Promenade" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Madolche Teacher Glassouffle

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2 Level 4 "Madolche" monsters

(Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 "Madolche" monster on the field; this turn, that face-up monster is unaffected by monster effects, except its own. If a "Madolche" card is sent to your GY while this card is on the field (except during the Damage Step): You can shuffle up to 2 cards from the GYs into the Deck(s). You can only use each effect of "Madolche Teacher Glassouffle" once per turn.

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Cosmic Cyclone

Market Price: $1.77

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Pay 1000 LP, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; banish it.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

Market Price: $14.55

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Borrelsword Dragon

Market Price: $10.35

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3+ Effect Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Attack Position monster; change it to Defense Position, also, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation. Once per turn, when this card declares an attack on a face-up monster: You can activate this effect; until the end of this turn, this card gains ATK equal to half that monster's current ATK, and if it does, that monster's current ATK is halved.

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PSY-Framelord Omega

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish both this face-up card from the field and 1 random card from your opponent's hand, face-up, until your next Standby Phase. Once per turn, during your opponent's Standby Phase: You can target 1 banished card; return it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other card in the GY; shuffle both that card and this card from the GY into the Deck.

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Solemn Strike

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When a monster(s) would be Special Summoned, OR a monster effect is activated: Pay 1500 LP; negate the Summon or activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

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Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable

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2 monsters, including an EARTH monster

(This card is always treated as a "Familiar-Possessed" card.)
You can target 1 EARTH monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your zone this card points to. If this Link Summoned card is destroyed by battle, or is destroyed by an opponent's card effect while in its owner's Monster Zone: You can add 1 EARTH monster with 1500 or less DEF from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable" once per turn.

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Madolche Fresh Sistart

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2 "Madolche" monsters

While this card points to a "Madolche" monster, "Madolche" Spells/Traps you control cannot be destroyed by card effects, also neither player can target them with card effects. If this card on the field would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can shuffle 1 "Madolche" monster from your GY into the Deck instead.

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Pot of Extravagance

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At the start of your Main Phase 1: Banish 3 or 6 random face-down cards from your Extra Deck, face-down; draw 1 card for every 3 cards banished. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot draw any cards by card effects.

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This list, piloted by Dinh Kha Bui to a respectable Top 4 finish in a 175-person tournament online this past weekend is a pretty sweet starting point. As you can see, it's a relatively "pure" build that hugs close to the theme. For all the foodie fans out there, Bui's build leverages the palate-packing power of your desserts to give you the sugar high you need, winning the game through a flurry of fanciful flavors.

I can't really think of more dessert jokes, but the deck's pretty competitive. Madolche Anjelly's one of the few Madolche cards left that still costs an arm and a leg, but it's getting reprinted in Battles of Legend: Armageddon and that makes the deck much easier to build, especially if you're on a budget. Right now, the most affordable printing is the 2015 Mega Pack Ultra Rare, and even two weeks out from the reprint it's still got an average Market Price of 35+ dollars. The Armageddon print will probably cost a fraction of that price.

New cards like Madolche Promenade and Madolche Salon actually make going first a better-than-atrocious prospect, and you've always got a vast swath of hand traps to protect yourself. I won't pretend to be a connoisseur of Madolche plays, because frankly I'm not. Leon posted a video explaining the basics of the deck here so I'd urge you to check it out! But I know that the deck's about to become more accessible than ever before with the majority of the top shelf cards now reprinted, and I know it's putting in results as we speak.

Blackwings Are Back

Finally, we have another fan favorite in Blackwings, with the classic 5Ds theme scoring two key reprints to bring them into current competition. Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn was pushing $10 or more for quite a while, even though Blackwings haven't done anything in competition for almost a decade. Cards with double digit price tags are pretty toxic for casual, fun, fan-centric strategies, so the Kris reprint's a big relief. While we don't have a reprint of Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind just yet, the deck's definitely a bit cheaper thanks to this much-needed reprint.

Blackwings are largely a Level 4 deck focused on Special Summoning materials for bigger plays. That makes them really good at establishing the "Infinite Negate" combo in what would've been the Winged Beast Lunalight deck, had the Forbidden & Limited List not dropkicked Lunalight Tiger earlier this year. The prospect of that deck, which used Union Carrier and Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty to establish a loop with Mist Valley Apex Avian and Mist Valley Thunderbird, had duelists everywhere screaming in horror and brandishing blunt objects in aggressive fashion, demanding action to stop the combo.

That action thankfully arrived in April, sidelining Lunalights before the negation play could reach tournaments. If you want to see it step by step, Kelly mentioned the combo months ago in his article about Simorgh.

Lunalights might be a non-factor, but Blackwings can perform the same basic line of play and Kris gives you another extender to help you build your infinite negate combo. Blackwings also happen to have some of the craziest Synchro Monsters ever printed. Cards like Blackwing Full Armor Master, Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower and others have slowly drip fed a whole new flock of fowl plays to help you migrate toward a win.

Check out this deck: it takes a bit of both worlds, mixes them together, and creates an absolute behemoth of a strategy that can end games in one swift turn, or lock you out of the duel entirely if you lose the die roll. While the price tag's a bit high, you may already have a lot of these cards kicking around in your bulk or forgotten in shoe boxes under your bed; the strategy's worth every penny, partly because it's just hilarious to watch your opponent try and work around a field of legitimately infinite negations.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - MST.TV's Blackwings by MST.TV

'MST.TV's Blackwings' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Blackwing - Bora the Spear

Market Price: $0.33

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If you control a "Blackwing" monster other than "Blackwing - Bora the Spear", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

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Infinite Impermanence

Market Price: $20.63

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn

Market Price: $1.49

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If you control a "Blackwing" monster other than "Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn" once per turn this way. Once per turn, this card cannot be destroyed by Spell/Trap effects.

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Blackwing - Nothung the Starlight

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Special Summoned: Inflict 800 damage to your opponent, then 1 face-up monster your opponent controls loses 800 ATK and DEF. You can only use this effect of "Blackwing - Nothung the Starlight" once per turn. During your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon 1 "Blackwing" monster in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.)

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Mist Valley Thunderbird

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When this face-up card is returned from the field to your hand, Special Summon this card. During the turn this card Special Summoned this way, this card cannot attack.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack

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2 Level 7 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; Special Summon 2 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). While you control a Token, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster, then target 1 card on the field; destroy that target. This card cannot attack during the turn you activate this effect.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Wee Witch's Apprentice

Market Price: $0.81

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2 DARK monsters

All DARK monsters on the field gain 500 ATK/DEF, also all LIGHT monsters on the field lose 400 ATK/DEF. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 DARK monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Wee Witch's Apprentice" once per turn.

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Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower

Market Price: $2.66

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned using a "Blackwing" monster as Material, it is treated as a Tuner monster while face-up on the field. Once per turn: You can target cards your opponent controls, up to the number of other "Blackwing" monsters you control; destroy them.

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Evilswarm Nightmare

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2 Level 4 DARK monsters

When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can detach 1 material from this card; change that Special Summoned monster(s) to face-down Defense Position.

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Black Whirlwind

Market Price: $0.29

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When a "Blackwing" monster is Normal Summoned to your side of the field: You can add 1 "Blackwing" monster from your Deck to your hand with less ATK than that monster.

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Blackwing - Oroshi the Squall

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If you control a "Blackwing" monster other than "Blackwing - Oroshi the Squall", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Blackwing - Oroshi the Squall" once per turn this way. If this card is sent to the Graveyard as a Synchro Material Monster: You can target 1 monster on the field; change that target's battle position.

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Raidraptor - Singing Lanius

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If you control a face-up Xyz Monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Raidraptor - Singing Lanius" once per turn this way.

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Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax

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2+ monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck

While this Link Summoned card is on the field, your opponent cannot target this card with card effects, also their monsters cannot target monsters for attacks, except this one. Once per battle, during damage calculation, if this card battles a Special Summoned monster (Quick Effect): You can make this card gain ATK equal to that opponent's monster's ATK during that damage calculation only. If this Link Summoned card you control is sent to your GY by an opponent's card: You can shuffle 1 card on the field into the Deck.

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Cyber Dragon Infinity

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3 Level 6 LIGHT Machine monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Cyber Dragon Infinity" by using "Cyber Dragon Nova" you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Gains 200 ATK for each material attached to it. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up Attack Position monster on the field; attach it to this card as material. Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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Union Carrier

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2 monsters with the same Type or Attribute

Cannot be used as Link Material the turn it is Link Summoned. You can target 1 face-up monster you control; equip 1 monster to it from your hand or Deck with its same original Type or Attribute. The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK. If you equipped it from the Deck, you cannot Special Summon monsters with that Equip Card's name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Union Carrier" once per turn.

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Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind

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If you control a Blackwing monster other than Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. Once per turn, you can halve the ATK and DEF of 1 face-up monster your opponent controls.

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Raidraptor - Force Strix

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2 Level 4 monsters

Gains 500 ATK/DEF for each Winged Beast monster you control, except this card. Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; add 1 Level 4 DARK Winged Beast monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Rank-Up-Magic Soul Shave Force

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Pay half your LP, then target 1 "Raidraptor" Xyz Monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, then Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 monster that is 2 Ranks higher than that monster, by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon.)

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Dragon Buster Destruction Sword

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You can target 1 "Buster Blader" you control; equip this monster from your hand or your side of the field to that target. While this card is equipped to a monster, your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. While this card is equipped to a monster: You can Special Summon this equipped card. You can only use this effect of "Dragon Buster Destruction Sword" once per turn.

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Blackwing - Auster the South Wind

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Cannot be Special Summoned. When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 of your banished Level 4 or lower "Blackwing" monsters; Special Summon it in Defense Position. You can banish this card from the GY to activate 1 of the following effects;

• Place Black Feather Counter(s) on 1 "Black-Winged Dragon" you control, equal to the number of card(s) your opponent controls.
• Place 1 Wedge Counter on each face-up monster your opponent controls that does not have one.

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Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe

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1 "Blackwing" Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Blackwing" monsters

You can target 1 Level 5 or higher Winged Beast-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it. During either player's turn, when your opponent activates a card or effect that targets only this card, or when your opponent targets this card for an attack: You can target 1 other "Blackwing" monster you control that would be an appropriate target; that card/effect/attack now targets the new target. You can only use each effect of "Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe" once per turn.

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Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty

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2+ monsters, including a Winged Beast monster

Cannot be used as Link Material. Your opponent cannot target this card or a Winged Beast monster(s) this card points to with card effects. If this card would be destroyed by battle, you can destroy 1 other "Simorgh" card you control instead. During the End Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Winged Beast monster from your hand or Deck, with a Level equal to or lower than the total number of unused Spell & Trap Zones on the field. You can only use this effect of "Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty" once per turn.

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Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor

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While this card is face-up on the field, this card cannot be used as Synchro Material. If this card is in your Graveyard, you can remove from play this card and 1 other Blackwing non-Tuner monster in your Graveyard, and Special Summon 1 Blackwing  Synchro Monster with an identical Level from your Extra Deck. The effect(s) of the Special Summoned monster by this effect is negated.

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Upstart Goblin

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Draw 1 card, then your opponent gains 1000 Life Points.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind

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If you control no monsters and have this card in your hand: You can banish 1 other "Blackwing" monster from your hand; place 1 "Black Whirlwind" from your Deck face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone, then, either send this card to the GY, or immediately after this effect resolves, Normal Summon it without Tributing. You cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters. You can only use this effect of "Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind" once per turn. During the End Phase, send the "Black Whirlwind" placed by this effect to the GY, and if you do, take 1000 damage.

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Allure of Darkness

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Draw 2 cards, then banish 1 DARK monster from your hand, or, if you do not have any in your hand, send your entire hand to the Graveyard.

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Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust

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If you control a "Blackwing" monster other than "Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust" once per turn this way. When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 other "Blackwing" monster you control; increase this card's Level by that monster's.

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Mist Valley Apex Avian

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When an effect is activated, you can select 1 face-up "Mist Valley" card you control. Return that "Mist Valley" card to its owner's hand, negate the effect's activation, and destroy the card whose effect was activated.

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Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite

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If this card is in your GY: You can return 1 face-up card you control to the hand; Special Summon this card, and if you do, take 400 damage. You can only use this effect of "Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite" once per Duel.

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I:P Masquerena

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2 non-Link Monsters

During your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Link Summon 1 Link Monster using materials you control, including this card. You can only use this effect of "I:P Masquerena" once per turn. A Link Monster that used this card as material cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North

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This card cannot be Special Summoned. When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Blackwing monster from your Graveyard in face-up Defense Position.

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Blackwing Full Armor Master

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1 "Blackwing" Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Unaffected by other cards' effects. Each time a monster your opponent controls activates its effect, place 1 Wedge Counter on that opponent's monster (max. 1) after that effect resolves. Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls with a Wedge Counter; take control of it. Once per turn, during your End Phase: You can destroy all monsters on the field that have a Wedge Counter.

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Raidraptor - Wise Strix

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2 DARK Winged Beast monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 DARK Winged Beast monster from your Deck in Defense Position, but negate its effects, also it cannot be used as Link Material. If your "Raidraptor" Xyz Monster's effect is activated: Set 1 "Rank-Up-Magic" Spell directly from your Deck, and if it is a Quick-Play Spell, it can be activated this turn. You can only use each effect of "Raidraptor - Wise Strix" once per turn.

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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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There's a lot to unpack here, so let me swoop into the main points. This deck revolves around Rank 4 plays with Blackwing - Bora the Spear, Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn and other goodies to help you turbo into your Xyz. Your goal is always a field of Cyber Dragon Infinity, Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty, and Mist Valley Apex Avian equipped with Mist Valley Thunderbird thanks to Union Carrier. Pull that off and you'll have an endless number of negates. If you want to see different ways to get to that set-up, our friends over at MST.TV have an extremely in-depth guide on the list shown above , and they explore some of the combo plays to help you take flight in your next set of games.

I want to point ut just how incredibly powerful Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind truly is. Grabbing Black Whirlwind directly from your deck while giving you an extra Normal Summon is just amazing. Along with cards like Allure of Darkness and Called by the Grave you have a much higher chance to resolve your combo plays than you might think. Give it a shot, it's a really fun strategy. Combo decks like this are fantastic for learning proper play sequencing and refining your skills, so if you're looking to improve as a player while the pandemic's still going, this is a great way to do that while you're stuck in the nest.

Battles of Legend: Armageddon also brings another reprint of Black Whirlwind in some cool foil, a card that's definitely deserving of the premium treatment. Offering a powerful search effect on a continuous basis is huge, even if it's locked to Normal Summons. Do I think the Blackwing reprints will really matter for competitive tournament play? Nope. Do I plan to build Blackwings and make some bird jokes? Absolutely.

That's it for me this week, but hopefully you're as excited for these reprints as I am! Let us know over on Facebook or on my Twitter! Until next time.