The second Remote Duel Invitational Qualifiers (RDIQ) were held this past weekend! And unlike the first time these Qualifiers were offered back in January, where all the players were split into eight individual tournaments groups, this time the field was only split into two events!

And for good reason. The last North American Remote Duel Invitational event just ended in early February. Konami released info on the next Yu-Gi-Oh Remote Duel Extravaganzas just days afterward, and the scheduling sent some strong signals suggesting when the next RDIQs were likely to occur. There was already a January Extravaganza event planned a week after that RDIQ, plus a February one to follow up.

With so many tournaments taking up limited weekend slots, there were only two events that could qualify you for this latest round of RDI Qualifiers. Each event qualified the Top 64 finishers. So with two qualifying tournaments, a maximum of 128 players could earn their invite.

I didn't actually count how many players were on the invite list, but I'm willing to guess that was the logic that led to the differences in the qualifying process. It also seems players were assigned to the two RDI Qualifiers based on whether they were located on the East Coast or the West Coast: as an East Coast player myself, all the Canadian competitors I knew were all in the same pool as me (Group B), except Mr. Thomas Cheung, AKA Tombox of MST.TV . He was in group A and the only reason I can think of was because he's in British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada.

Maybe that was due to timezones, or maybe it had to do with shipping times for the prizes players would be winning. Oh, "What prizes?" you ask? Well, Top 16 got the exclusive Remote Duel Invitational playmat featuring the alternate art of Aleister the Invoker (Alternate Art) and the many Invoked Fusions, including card zones.
Top 8 got the original Blue-Eyes White Dragon OTS Field Center as well, and they each qualified to compete in the next Remote Duel Invitational live-streamed event. They also got a set number of packs of the latest set, depending on where they placed.

But! If you were the last duelist standing after the Top Cut, and the winner of your entire RDI Qualifier, you didn't get packs: instead, the winner was awarded a brand-new Nintendo Switch, with a copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, as well as an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh-themed Switch case!

And that's not all: remember that when it's time to throw down in the actual Remote Duel Invitational, the competitors get lots of other goodies like more playmats, those collectible Yu-Gi-Oh dice, Yu-Gi-Oh-themed poker chips to use as tokens, and more!

Anthony's going to be writing about what happened in the "Group A" West Coast RDI Qualifier, but since I competed in Group B, I'm going to be covering that one. And I've gotta say, it was a super stacked event! A lot of big names were in my pool, like Ryan Yu, Jesse Kotton, Ryan Levine, Kamal Crooks, Paulie Aronson, and Pak Pamornsut just to name a few. Heading into a field like that, I wasn't exactly loving my chances.

So What Happened?

Long story short, I didn't do well this time. But instead, I'll tell you who did make it!

Gabriel Vargas won the entire RDI Qualifier with Burning Abyss. That's right, Burning Abyss in 2021! I guess the recent banlist changes allowing more copies of Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss really helped raffirm Burning Abyss as an independent deck, instead of just a supporting engine. We've all seen BA used as a supplementary suite in Phantom Knights - those cards are great for Link Climbing - but to actually see a "pure" version of the strategy winning a tournament like this was a big surprise!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Burning Abyss by Gabriel Vargas

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

Created By: Gabriel Vargas

Event: Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Group B

Rank: 1st

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Cards

Number 49: Fortune Tune

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2 Level 3 monsters // During each of your Standby Phases: Gain 500 Life Points. This card cannot be targeted by card effects. If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: Target 2 Level 3 monsters in your Graveyard; shuffle them into the Deck, and if you do, shuffle this card from your Graveyard into the Extra Deck. You can only use this effect of "Number 49: Fortune Tune" once per turn.

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Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay

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If your opponent Special Summons a Link Monster(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, draw cards equal to the number of Link Monsters your opponent controls +1, then shuffle cards from your hand into the Deck equal to the number of Link Monsters they control. When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a monster(s) you control (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You can only use each effect of "Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay" once per turn.

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Torrential Tribute

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Activate only when a monster is Summoned. Destroy all monsters on the field.

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Karma Cut

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Discard 1 card. Remove from play 1 face-up monster your opponent controls. Then, Remove from play any cards in your opponent's Graveyard with the same name as that monster.

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Dimension Shifter

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If you have no cards in your GY (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; until the end of the next turn, any card sent to the GY is banished instead.

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Fiendish Rhino Warrior

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Fiend-Type monsters you control, except "Fiendish Rhino Warrior", cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can send 1 Fiend-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, except "Fiendish Rhino Warrior". You can only use this effect of "Fiendish Rhino Warrior" once per turn.

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Imperial Order

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Negate all Spell effects on the field. Once per turn, during the Standby Phase, you must pay 700 LP (this is not optional), or this card is destroyed.


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Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your hand, but its effects are negated.

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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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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon “Dinowrestler Pankratops” once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 “Dinowrestler” monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of “Dinowrestler Pankratops” once per turn.

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Trap Trick

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Banish 1 Normal Trap from your Deck, except "Trap Trick", and Set 1 card with the same name directly from your Deck, also it can be activated this turn. You can only activate 1 Trap Card for the rest of this turn after this card resolves. You can only activate 1 "Trap Trick" per turn.

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Knightmare Unicorn

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; return it to the Deck, then, if this card was co-linked when this effect was activated, you can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Knightmare Unicorn" once per turn. While any co-linked "Knightmare" monsters are on the field, for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, draw 1 card for each different card name among those co-linked "Knightmare" monsters, instead of drawing just 1 card.

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Red-Eyes Black Dragon

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A ferocious dragon with a deadly attack.

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Downerd Magician

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2 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters

During your Main Phase 2, you can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 3 or lower Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If this card attacks or is attacked, after damage calculation: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Absolute King Back Jack

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During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from the GY; excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is a Normal Trap Card, Set it to your field. Otherwise, send it to the GY. That Set card can be activated during this turn. If this card is sent to the GY: You can look at 3 cards from the top of your Deck, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order. You can only use each effect of "Absolute King Back Jack" once per turn.

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Paleozoic Dinomischus

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Target 1 face-up card on the field; discard 1 card, and if you do, banish it. Once per Chain, when a Trap Card is activated while this card is in your Graveyard: Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Aqua-Type/WATER/Level 2/ATK 1200/DEF 0). (This card is NOT treated as a Trap Card.) If Summoned this way, this card is unaffected by monster effects, also banish it when it leaves the field.

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Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? During the End Phase, if this card was sent to the Graveyard this turn: You can add 1 Level 3 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss".

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Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss

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2 Level 3 monsters

Monsters this card points to cannot be destroyed by card effects. If this card would be destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect, you can send 1 other card you control to the GY instead. You can send 1 Level 3 monster from your Deck to the GY, then target 1 "Burning Abyss" monster on the field; it gains ATK/DEF equal to the ATK/DEF of the monster sent to the GY, until the end of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss" once per turn.

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Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal

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2 Level 6 monsters / You can also Xyz Summon this card by sending 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, then using 1 "Dante" monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If Summoned this way, the following effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; send 1 card from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card in your possession is destroyed by your opponent's card (by battle or card effect) and sent to your Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Accesscode Talker

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2+ Effect Monsters

Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this card's effect activations. If this card is Link Summoned: You can target 1 Link Monster that was used as material for its Link Summon; this card gains ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating x 1000. You can banish 1 Link Monster from your field or GY; destroy 1 card your opponent controls, also for the rest of this turn, you cannot banish monsters with that same Attribute to activate this effect of "Accesscode Talker".

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Evenly Matched

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At the end of the Battle Phase, if your opponent controls more cards than you do: You can make your opponent banish cards from their field face-down so they control the same number of cards as you do. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Harpie's Feather Duster

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Destroy all Spell and Trap Cards your opponent controls.

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Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

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"Dark Magician" + "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" or 1 Dragon Effect Monster

Cannot be destroyed by card effects. Neither player can target this card with card effects. During your Main Phase: You can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original ATK. You can use this effect a number of times per turn up to the number of Normal Monsters used as Fusion Material for this card. Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, and if you do that, this card gains 1000 ATK.

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Needle Ceiling

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Activate only when there are 4 or more monsters on the field. Destroy all face-up monsters.

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Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of these effects of "Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.

• If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 monster on the field; banish it until the End Phase.

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Link Spider

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1 Normal Monster

Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from your hand to your zone this card points to.

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Fiend Griefing

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's Graveyard; shuffle it into the Deck, then you can send 1 Fiend-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Topologic Trisbaena

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2+ Effect Monsters

If a monster(s) is Special Summoned to a zone(s) this card points to: Banish as many of those monster(s) as possible, also as many Spells/Traps on the field as possible, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent for each of their cards banished by this effect.

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Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 "Burning Abyss" monster in your Graveyard, except "Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss"; Special Summon it.

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Tour Guide From the Underworld

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 Fiend monster from your hand or Deck, but negate its effects, also it cannot be used as Synchro Material.

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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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Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; negate its effects until the end of this turn.

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Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Set Spell/Trap Card on the field; return that target to the hand.

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Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss

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2 Level 3 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card and choose a number from 1 to 3, then send that many cards from the top of your Deck to the GY; until the end of this turn, this card gains 500 ATK for each card sent to the GY this way. If this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 "Burning Abyss" card in your GY, except this card; add it to your hand.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

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2 Level 12 monsters

Once per turn, if an Xyz Monster battled this turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" by using 1 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; send all other cards from the field to the GY. Once per turn, if another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can attach 1 card from your hand, Deck, or Extra Deck to this card as material.

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Pot of Prosperity

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Banish 3 or 6 cards of your choice from your Extra Deck, face-down; for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, any damage your opponent takes is halved, also excavate cards from the top of your Deck equal to the number of cards banished, add 1 excavated card to your hand, place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Prosperity" per turn. You cannot draw cards by card effects the turn you activate this card.

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Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.

-f you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
-f this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target up to 3 "Burning Abyss" cards in your Graveyard, except "Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss"; banish them, and if you do, inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each.

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Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your Deck, except "Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss".

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Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss

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3 "Burning Abyss" monsters with different names

Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Cannot be targeted by an opponent's card effects. Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can send 1 "Burning Abyss" card from your hand to the Graveyard; draw 1 card. If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or if this card you control is sent to your Graveyard by an opponent's card effect: You can send 1 random card from your opponent's hand to the Graveyard.

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Dark Magician

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Ice Dragon's Prison

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your field, but its effects are negated, then, you can banish 1 monster from both players' fields that have the same Type as each other. You can only activate 1 "Ice Dragon's Prison" 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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Solemn Judgment

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When a monster(s) would be Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap is activated: Pay half your LP; negate the Summon or activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

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Red-Eyes Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster that lists a "Red-Eyes" monster as Material from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand, Deck, or field as Fusion Materials, and if you do, its name becomes "Red-Eyes B. Dragon". You cannot Normal or Special Summon other monsters the turn you activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" per turn.

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If you don't know who Gabe is, let me recap his achievements for you. His first big accomplishment was winning the 2018 North American World Championship Qualifier, and he followed it up by winning YCS Niagara soon after. He's finished in the Top Cut of YCS tournaments as well as the Ultimate Duelist Series, he scored countless Regional tops while he was grinding for Worlds Qualifying Points, and he's competed in the World Championships twice, in back-to-back years.

By all metrics, Gabriel Vargas is one of Canada's best and most consistent players.

So how'd he do it? How'd he win with Burning Abyss against a field of Dragon Link decks,, Dinosaurs and Eldlich builds? Well luckily for you, I managed to interview him and get him to share his insights and thoughts. Maybe after reading this, you too will pick up Burning Abyss!

Congratulations Gabe, for winning your Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier! How does it feel to win such a STACKED event!?

It felt pretty great to win the tournament with Burning Abyss! I definitely didn't expect to top, let alone win, but honestly the deck was a lot better than I was giving it credit for. I'm very happy that I managed to secure myself an invite for the Remote Duel Invitational in April; it was really my initial goal when I entered the event.

Why'd you play Burning Abyss?

I decided to play it for a few reasons. I believe playing a rogue deck has many different advantages, one of which is that most of your opponents will have trouble adapting to your strategy throughout the match, which can lead to them making mistakes, which of course benefits the rogue player. I also think Burning Abyss has surprisingly great matchups against basically every deck in the current meta.

With the utility the monsters provide alongside the powerful trap cards, Burning Abyss has proven to be an incredibly powerful strategy, and I was very curious to see how it would perform in tournaments. Playing it in locals and on stream I realized the deck has a lot of potential, and I wanted to be the person to figure it out before anyone else could. I thought it would be hilarious if I played in the invitational with Burning Abyss, on a live stream in 2021.

Can you explain the deck a bit more? What are the goals?

I'd describe it as a slow control deck. Your goal is to use your traps to prevent your opponent from gaining advantage, and you use your monsters for utility. The Burning Abyss monsters provide incredible utility in the form of interruptions, Link fodder, discard fodder, and constant recursion. The trap cards I play all compliment that, which is why I get to take advantage of cards like Torrential Tribute (since all my cards float), and Paleozoic Dinomischus. The BA monsters want to be sent to the graveyard anyways.

By playing this style of deck I also get to take advantage of an incredibly underrated trap card, Fiend Griefing. It acts as an interruption and a starter card all in one trap, and it's single-handedly won me too many games to count. Like I stated, earlier the BA's provide Link fodder and I use this to make one of my ace monsters, Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon especially strong in this deck as it's spot removal, a discard outlet, and an omni negate, which is very important; you need it to negate cards like Harpie's Feather Duster, Lightning Storm, and so on, cards that your typical trap decks would lose to. I realized that by playing Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon I can beat all of those powerful spell and trap removal cards. Your typical end board is either a Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon with backrow, Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal with backrow, or both of them together with backrow support.

I'm sure many players want to know: what do you choose to banish from your Extra Deck when you use Pot of Prosperity?

It really depends on your opening hand. Usually I ask myself a few questions. Do I see myself summoning Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder this game? I then decide to banish Number 49: Fortune Tune, but I almost never banish Downerd Magician. Is there a possibility that Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal is destroyed by battle or cards effects? I then decide to banish Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss. Do I have access to Paleozoic Dinomischus and will I need to Link a token away? Like a Lost World Token in the Dino matchup? I then decide to banish Link Spider.

If I'm playing against a combo deck I'll banish Topologic Trisbaena, but if I'm playing against a trap deck I'll banish Knightmare Unicorn. If I see myself summoning Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon but need to see six cards to fix my hand, I'll usually banish Accesscode Talker. That's risky, but I have Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon to close out games. Sometimes I'll banish I:P Masquerena if I don't foresee a long game ahead. If my hand's already strong I'll usually only banish three cards to ensure I have all the utility I could possibly use, but if your hand's weak I'd go for the full six.

I wish there was a better way to answer this, but it really depends, and I ask myself those same questions every time I activate Pot of Prosperity.

How was Dimension Shifter in the Side Deck, and why did you choose to play it in Burning Abyss?

Dimension Shifter was 100% the best card in my Side Deck . At first glance it seemed like one of the worst ideas I've ever had, but the theory made too much sense: I was looking to play a high impact hand trap that could end a combo player's turn. If I was able to get a turn and set up a Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder or set my traps I could easily win, but I found most hand traps to be really mediocre against the meta.

One of my close friends recommended Dimension Shifter as a joke, which we laughed about. But later I realized it may actually be the answer to all our problems. I realized every combo deck in the meta couldn't set up an impactful Turn 1 board under Dimension Shifter. That meant any time I drew it, I bought myself a turn. which is especially important against Dragon Link.

I later realized that under Dimension Shifter effect, I can still summon two Level 3's, overlay into Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss or Number 49: Fortune Tune if they had a monster, attack, climb into Downerd Magician and finally Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder. Then if they have a field I can wipe it, and in most cases I'd still have another wipe for next turn. That means I can pass and set my trap cards while having Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder as a final stand. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to test it all before the event, but since the theory added up I decided I had to play Burning Abyss regardless, and it paid off.

Every time I activated Dimension Shifter I easily won the game and left my opponents stunned. I'm happy I went with my gut on this decision, as all my friends I told about it said it was awful.

Can you give us a rundown of your matchups each round? Any highlights you want to share?

Every game I won, I took it very convincingly, in my opinion. The games I lost were pretty uncontrollable. I got 2-0'd by Numeron opening with a Kaiju and Harpie's Feather Duster two games in a row. And II lost a game to Dragons and Invoked Dolls due to bricking pretty terribly.

Would you give us a general idea of how you Side Deck in and out in against certain matchups?

I think a good rule of thumb to keep in mind is just remember which traps and BA monsters - mainly Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, aren't as impactful in the matchup you're up against. That informs what you want to side out.

For example, I side out three Solemn Strike and and Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss against Eldlich, bringing in Harpie's Feather Duster and Evenly Matched. But against Dragons I need to see as many traps as possible going second, so I cut Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, the Pot of Prosperity, and Called by the Grave for the seven monsters in the side.

Do you plan on making any changes to your deck if you were to play in another event?

I do have a few changes I'd like to make for the invitational! Unfortunately I won't be sharing them at this time.

Are you excited to play in the next live streamed Invitational?

I'm incredibly excited as it was my initial goal in the first place! I want to win the invitational with Burning Abyss because I think it'd be really funny.

Thank you Gabe for your time and deep insight, and congratulations again for winning the Group B RDI Qualifier! If you'd like to follow Gabriel Vargas, he's got a YouTube channel with high quality content. He also streams occasionally, and he hosts events in his Discord.

I also want to take the time and congratulate my friend and fellow Canadian John Wilkin for placing 2nd in this event with Dragon Link!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dragon Link by John Alexander Wilkin

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

Created By: John Alexander Wilkin

Event: Remote Duel Invitational Qualifier Group B

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Black Metal Dragon

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You can target 1 "Red-Eyes" monster you control, except "Red-Eyes B. Chick"; equip this monster from your hand or field to that target. It gains 600 ATK. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Red-Eyes" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Red-Eyes B. Chick".

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Chaos Dragon Levianeer

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 3 LIGHT and/or DARK monsters from your GY. When Summoned this way: You can activate this effect; apply the following effect, based on the Attribute(s) of the monsters banished for the Special Summon, also this card cannot attack for the rest of this turn. • Only LIGHT: Special Summon 1 monster from your GY in Defense Position. • Only DARK: Shuffle 1random card from your opponent's hand into the Deck. • Both LIGHT and DARK: Destroy up to 2 cards on the field. 

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Chamber Dragonmaid

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Dragonmaid" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. At the start of the Battle Phase: You can return this card to the hand, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher "Dragonmaid" monster from your hand or GY. You can only use each effect of "Chamber Dragonmaid" once per turn.

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World Legacy Guardragon

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When this card is activated: You can target 1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand or Special Summon it. Once per turn: You can target 1 Dragon monster you control; move that monster you control to another of your Main Monster Zones. You can only activate 1 "World Legacy Guardragon" per turn.

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White Dragon Wyverburster

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "White Dragon Wyverburster" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Black Dragon Collapserpent" from your Deck to your hand.

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Starliege Seyfert

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You can send any number of Dragon monsters from your hand and/or face-up field to the GY; add 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand, whose Level equals the total original Levels of those monsters sent to the GY. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Level 8 LIGHT or DARK Dragon monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Starliege Seyfert" once per turn.

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Dragonmaid Tidying

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Target 1 Dragon monster you control and 1 card your opponent controls or in their GY; return them to the hand. You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 "Dragonmaid" monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, but return it to the hand during the End Phase. You can only use 1 "Dragonmaid Tidying" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Dragunity Knight - Romulus

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2 Dragon and/or Winged Beast monsters, except Tokens

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Dragunity" Spell/Trap or 1 "Dragon Ravine" from your Deck to your hand. If a Dragon monster(s) is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck to a zone this card points to (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 Dragon or Winged Beast monster from your hand in Defense Position, but for the rest of this turn, its effects (if any) are negated and it cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use each effect of "Dragunity Knight - Romulus" once per turn.

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Artifact Lancea

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, if this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. During your opponent's turn: You can Tribute this card from your hand or face-up from your side of the field; neither player can banish cards for the rest of this turn. (this is a Quick Effect).

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Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres

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2 Dragon monsters

Once per opponent's turn, if this card is in the Extra Monster Zone (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field; return 1 face-up card on the field to the hand. If this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck, but make its ATK/DEF 0. You can only use this effect of "Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres" once per turn.

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Rokket Recharger

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If a DARK monster(s) you control that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can send this card from your hand or field to the GY, then target 1 of those destroyed monsters; Special Summon 1 DARK monster from your GY with a different original name from that targeted monster. You can only use this effect of "Rokket Recharger" once per turn. While you control a DARK monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks.

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Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated LIGHT or DARK monster to your hand, also send the remaining cards to the GY. You can banish 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your hand and/or GY, except this card; Special Summon this card from your GY, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon" once per turn.

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Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

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2+ monsters with different names, except Tokens

You can only control 1 "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess". The original ATK of this card becomes 800 x the number of Link Materials used for its Link Summon. Once per Chain, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can make this card lose exactly 800 ATK, and if you do, negate the activation.

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Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 face-up Dragon-Type monster you control. Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand or Graveyard, except "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon".

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Borrelsword Dragon

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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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Borreload Savage Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can equip 1 Link Monster from your GY to this card, and if you do, place Borrel Counters on this card equal to that Link Monster's Link Rating. This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster equipped to it by its effect. When your opponent activates a card or effect (Quick Effect): You can remove 1 Borrel Counter from this card; negate the activation. You can only use this effect of "Borreload Savage Dragon" once per turn.

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Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay

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If your opponent Special Summons a Link Monster(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, draw cards equal to the number of Link Monsters your opponent controls +1, then shuffle cards from your hand into the Deck equal to the number of Link Monsters they control. When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a monster(s) you control (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. You can only use each effect of "Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay" once per turn.

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Harpie's Feather Duster

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Destroy all Spell and Trap Cards your opponent controls.

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Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss

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1 Tuner + 1 non-Tuner DARK Dragon-Type Synchro Monster

(Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; negate its effects until the end of this turn. When this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can target 1 Tuner in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss" once per turn.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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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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Dark Ruler No More

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Negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls, until the end of this turn, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent takes no damage. Neither player can activate monster effects in response to this card's activation.

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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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Quick Launch

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Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, but it cannot attack, also destroy it during the End Phase.

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Absorouter Dragon

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If you control a "Rokket" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Absorouter Dragon" once per turn this way. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Absorouter Dragon" once per turn.

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Triple Tactics Talent

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If your opponent has activated a monster effect during your Main Phase this turn: Activate 1 of these effects;

• Draw 2 cards.
• Take control of 1 monster your opponent controls until the End Phase.
• Look at your opponent's hand, and choose 1 card from it to shuffle into the Deck.
You can only activate 1 "Triple Tactics Talent" per turn.

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Guardragon Elpy

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon 1 Dragon monster from your hand or Deck to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Elpy" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Elpy(s)" once per turn.

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Quadborrel Dragon

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2 Dragon monsters, including a "Rokket" monster

You can discard 1 card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; you cannot Special Summon Link-2 or lower monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of the turn, also destroy the targeted monster, then, if it was a Link Monster, you can Special Summon any number of "Rokket" monsters with different names, from your hand or GY, up to its Link Rating. You can only use this effect of "Quadborrel Dragon" once per turn.

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Black Dragon Collapserpent

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "Black Dragon Collapserpent" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "White Dragon Wyverburster" from your Deck to your hand.

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Striker Dragon

Market Price: $6.56

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Boot Sector Launch" from your Deck to your hand. You can target 1 face-up monster you control and 1 "Rokket" monster in your GY; destroy that monster on the field, and if you do, add that other monster from the GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Striker Dragon" once per turn.

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon “Dinowrestler Pankratops” once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 “Dinowrestler” monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of “Dinowrestler Pankratops” once per turn.

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Guardragon Pisty

Market Price: $0.71

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. During your Main Phase: You can target 1 of your Dragon monsters that is banished or in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of "Guardragon Pisty" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Guardragon Pisty(s)" once per turn.

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Cosmic Cyclone

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

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Rokket Tracer

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(Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up card you control; destroy it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Rokket" monster from your Deck, except "Rokket Tracer", also 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 "Rokket Tracer" once per turn.

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Omni Dragon Brotaur

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If a monster you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon this card from the GY (if it was there when the monster was destroyed) or hand (even if not), but banish it when it leaves the field. If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; discard 1 card, and if you do, add 1 monster from your Deck to your hand, with the same Type and Attribute as that target, but a different name. You can only use each effect of "Omni Dragon Brotaur" once per turn.

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Boot Sector Launch

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All "Rokket" monsters on the field gain 300 ATK/DEF.

You can activate 1 of these effects;
• Special Summon up to 2 "Rokket" monsters with different names from your hand in Defense Position.
• If your opponent controls more monsters than you do: Special Summon "Rokket" monsters with different names from your GY in Defense Position, up to the difference. You can only use this effect of "Boot Sector Launch" once per turn.

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Red Reboot

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When your opponent activates a Trap Card: Negate the activation, and if you do, Set that card face-down, then they can Set 1 other Trap directly from their Deck. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent cannot activate Trap Cards. You can activate this card from your hand by paying half your LP.

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Noctovision Dragon

Market Price: $0.56

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When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a face-down card(s) you control (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your GY; negate that effect, also your opponent cannot target that face-down card(s) with card effects for the rest of this turn. You can only use each of the following effects of "Noctovision Dragon" once per turn.

• If a DARK Dragon monster(s) is Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• If this card is sent to the GY as Link Material: You can draw 1 card.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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When a card or effect is activated that includes any of these effects (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect.

• Add a card from the Deck to the hand.
• Special Summon from the Deck.
• Send a card from the Deck to the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring" once per turn.

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Chaos Space

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Send 1 LIGHT or DARK monster from your hand to the GY; add 1 LIGHT or DARK monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set from your Deck to your hand, with a Level from 4 to 8, and with a different Attribute than that monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 of your banished LIGHT or DARK monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set; place that monster on the bottom of the deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use each effects of "Chaos Space" once per turn.

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Dragon Ravine

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Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can discard 1 card to activate 1 of these effects: // *Add 1 Level 4 or lower "Dragunity" monster from your Deck to your hand. // *Send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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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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Rokket Synchron

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 Level 5 or higher DARK Dragon monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, negate its effects, destroy it during the End Phase, also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters.

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John and Gabe, as well as the rest of the Top 8 from Group B will be joining the other Top 8 winners from Group A in the next Invitational, streaming live on the weekend of April 10th! You can check out ALL the Top Cut decklists from Group A and from Group B right here on Infinite to help you get ready for the Extravaganza next weekend, March 27th.

Thank you to all the judges and T.O. staff for making it all possible, and running such a smooth event! I'll see you all at the next Remote Duel tournament.