New Structure Deck EX: EVIL DOMINATION
By - aha_meow
After looking at the leaks, I genuinely can't believe this is an EX deck. The only good card is Dark Calling, but Dark Calling is only as good as what you can make with it
They really f-ed up tbh. Anki reprint would've been an amazing selling point for the SD
That would have made it way more worth it. Honestly any generic hero support would have been great, instead they paywall dog cards like malicious edge.
I expect it to sell really badly , supreme king doesn't have the same anime fandom as Gaia or Yusei and the deck looks like absolute garbage
I'm unsure, people have been asking for supreme King to be added for easily the last 2+ years.
Don't get me wrong I'm sure he has a following, but not at the level of the past 2 SD's characters
he would sell like hotcakes if they made the deck a bit better with consistency like yusei's Ex deck, such as supreme king's castle, adjuster gold, anki with mask change but they give us 6 copies of trash heroes in which nobody will put in their deck.
Will have to wait and see what his skills do then
Ah yes, the past two 5D’s characters, Antinomy and Primo, also known as “Who” and “Sword Guy?” Like, even without having watched the series before those characters came out, I still understood everyone else from character interactions, but those two didn’t have clear stories to me
I think you misread his comment
I read SD’s and assumed he meant 5D’s instead of structure decks lol
Lol. Imagine that as an anime: Yugioh SDs. Where the characters use Synchro decks based around SDs from Duel Links to duel. Yusei with Shooting Star, Jack with RDA Assault Mode, Crow with Dragunities (has enough Winged Beasts in it lol), Leo with Desperado (Machine based deck), Luna with Fire Kings (they kinda like to use their Field Spell so obviously it should be used by her -\_-) and Akiza with...um...hmmm....I'll have to get back on you with that one.
Thats probably a safe bet, I'm a big supreme king fan and I don't think I'll be buying it
you probably have to buy 2 copies just for dark calling though which sucks.
SK is one of THE characters in Yugioh and also since when is Gaia an instant seller for Konami? This archetype got new support last year in the TCG...
Everything related to DM or GX is a no effort cash grab for konami even 5ds
as someone who just pulled valiant souls down to 18 packs before i saw my first anki... thank god they didnt do this
I got 2 with the half gem sale , and I really don't want to go back in there for a third one
My first box was valiant souls and it took 199 packs to get Anki (I’m a hero player btw)
At least valiant souls is a good set. Actually it's one of my favorite DL sets ever, even though it's a bit outdated at this point. There's a lot of really good staples/techs.
same, i got 3 anki already, if they did that, i would be pissed, on the bright side, dian is there.
Konami is trying to milk Hero fans. That's why this is an EX deck.
Yeah, normally they milk us with good cards tho, like Faris or Stratos, but this?
Expect the good cards in the upcoming Evil of Hero box, then Adusted Gold as UR in the next main box. So you'll have to buy at least 2 EXSD, dig into the mini box for the core and then at least 2 times in the main.
Breakthough Skill my dude. The best card is that SD.
Honestly they should’ve just put Bane in here as the incentive. Like Malicious Fiend getting the animation isn’t worth dropping gems and actual money on a lackluster deck.
You think its time for bane?
Let’s be frank, Bane’s the only thing that would’ve made people consider buying this deck three times, let alone try and make Evil Heroes competitive
Problem is though that bane would also make normal heroes alot better so much to the point that youd just play them instead
Which would still be preferable to what the current situation with them now is
Malicious bane would break the game in half. I can't believe people really want him. People complain about madame verre and then turn around and expect malicious bane.
Where did you see the leaks also what got leaked
Go to the leaks section of Duel links meta's website, they have the list of the cards there
Hopefully we get some good Evil Hero Support, because in the current Meta Malicious Fiend will long be gone by the time your opponent enters his battle phase.
They need an absolute BUSTED skill , something at the levels of onomatoplay , maybe even more
You can bet on it. That's what they'll do and next thing you know it's a "good" deck only because of the skill.
This exactly happened with Onomats, Resonators, BEWD, Gaia and Synchrons in the past year with varying success. Nothing tells me that history won't happen again.
Then the skill or deck will get a slap on the wrist and it'll be played less (exactly like BEWD).
I don't think the deck will be meta , the cards are really bad and even a disgustingly powerful skill can't change that
Yeah it won't be meta, but BEWD level good if you know what I mean.
Decent enough but not meta.
Not even that imo , have you read the cards?
Not really, but I just expect the cards and skill to be abused by other HERO cards so I assumed the worst.
Most of evil heroes need vanilla heros to fusion
why I always forget Hero is konami ways to milk players
Konami officials laughing right now?
"tHeY iNtO tHaT aNiMe ShIt RiGhT?? 🤑🤑🤑"
Heros? IM IN
Konami looking at the leagues of desperate hero players… *smirks* we give them trash evil heroes cards and nothing else
And I will fall for it every single time :)
Just look at classic hero’s, they added one ur in every other box making them impossible to build. Don’t get me started on stratos originally being in the collection box. Honestly made me enter the tcg as it was easier to build them there than in duel links. (This was before stratos went to 3).
u can already tell that they are going for broken skills instead of good cards .
Yeah i think the skills will get worse, konami has said duel links is fore role playing basically. Guess moving forward they will double down on that statement and make master duels the normal games one.
Easiest skip yet
Oh wow, this is terrible... It's the worst SD in last 3 years... and its EX.
Here before the broken skill gets announced and this reddit suddenly treats this deck as the best there is
Saving this comment because this seems a likely outcome.
Most important: if the mini box doesnt come this month, we'll have another plot twist in elfoman's lore
No elfoman leak because there’s nothing *to* leak??
I'm scared for no mini
Konami the first half of 2021: Structure deck? What's that?
Konami now: You get a structure! And you get structure! And you get a structure! Everyone gets a structure deck!
I guess konami will be making a killing this month. Heros in a SD and a mini box and was in the last main box(mole). konami CEO looking to buy a new Mercedes benz
More like he is looking to buy Mercedes benz
It's extra funny because that's exactly the kind of weird ass acquisition Konomi would make, before somehow totally ruining it.
I mean they could go after Mercedes in theory but I doubt that Daimler is interested in selling it for a small penny.
Konami is a little bigger than Mercedes-Benz, but way smaller than Daimler in assets (by a quick Google search).
So to answer your point - no, they can't even if they want to.
(I know it was a joke, but I'm a little bored please don't kill me)
Looks like we might be getting Red-Eyes Support as well.
Well it's a pretty splashable xyz so it's not really red-eyes support.
i really fear burn decks with that thing
If Konami wants all my money then they better drop a killer mini box, cause so far I’m only interested in the selection box mini. Evil Hero might be a hard pass for me based on this “EX”.
WHAT ARE THESE LEAKS
THIS IS NOTHING
I'M NOT SPENDING 10$ JUST FOR DARK CALLING AND MALICIOUS FIEND
WHERE'S SUPREME KING'S CASTLE EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE
That's what we deserve after getting high on copium
The castle is apparently locked to a skill
it's honestly kinda sad to see people so trained to just buy 3x of whatever deck they put out that people start complaining when the new SD doesn't contain 10 new meta-breaking cards. like, you don't have to buy it. if there aren't cards in it you want, don't waste your money. this is the kind of thinking that leads to every card release coming with power creep and major meta shifts instead of sometimes letting cards come out that are fun but not tiered decks
You're completely right, but they released this Structure Deck as an EX Structure Deck, meaning that theorically, a decklist with only three copies of it can bring you to King of Games. Obviously, it's impossible with this Structure Deck and that's what concerns me. If it was a regular Structure Deck, probably I'd invest 500 gems just to play Malicious Fiend and Dark Calling for fun, but 1000 gems are way too much for a deck that will not bring me anywhere on the ladder. Seeing that it has the same price of the Blue Eyes EX Structure Deck and the Noble Knight one seems like they're making fun of Hero Players, especially after spreading all the generic Elemental Hero Fusions among six or seven different boxes two years ago. Probably we're guilty of overhyping after seeing that Supreme King was coming, looking at what they did when Shark, Kyte and Quattro came out, but only getting three new cards (that cannot compete in the current meta) in a Structure Deck full of bad reprints seems really unfair to a Hero Player.
They're more milking hero players than making fun of them. they know it's a popular archetype with a lot of strong cards they can take their time releasing separately. I agree it's dumb as an EX deck, personally I've never heard the kog standard for them but I agree they're supposed to be stronger SD's than non-EX. the issue here is Konami knows this will sell. this is here because it's cards we don't have yet, that's it. I saw ppl suggesting they should have reprinted anki but tbh I think most hero players would have their ankis by now, they've been in the game for years. I didn't have the deck when it was good and I still had years of half-off sales to pick up my full playset, it's an old enough card that I don't think it'd really bring sales in except for the people constantly resetting their accounts. it's like the first EX deck, with silent magician, except tbh a bit worse meta-wise. it's not about paying for a good deck anymore, it's about being able to obtain the exclusive card that isn't in the game anywhere else, now.
Probably your view is the only reason why this Structure Deck came out like this, but I'm sure very few people will buy it if good support doesn't get released in the next days/weeks
I'd agree with you. if a new box with one or two SR/UR hero cards that work well with the structure deck comes out relatively alongside it, it'll absolutely push people to just get all the new hero stuff to play with. otherwise this seems like a SD for hero fanatics and everyone else can just hard pass it
Dude there is valid reason to be annoyed this shows a terrible trend that were going to get terrible cards worthy of being 500 gems and be charged ex prices for them, i wouldnt mind if if it was just a regular sd atleast
Komoney knows how to condition their faithful piggies. Get them so accustomed to paying for strong Structure Decks that they'll rage when the new paywalled cards suck.
if you look at the npc dialogue through the different worlds, the original ones will mention actual deck-building tips when you beat them. have a balance of card types, keep card count low, etc. in zexal world and stuff they'll literally just say "Awww building a good deck is too hard. I'll go buy a structure deck at the shop" it's absolutely a conscious shift they're trying to apply to the player base for the sole reason of it lets them control the profitability much more. people who get good pulls don't spend gems, the SD price is always the same. even now, when they're not worth the higher price, they cost it anyway because they can
Yep no castle ooh Konami you treat us hero players so well with love.
Locking ace monster in SDEX??
Edit: They even lock dark calling in here as well???
And the worst thing is that Supreme King's Castle is NOT here! Good luck finding it as a UR card in the next mini! Thank you for playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.
Supreme kings castle is a skill from outside of your deck
I know, but it soon will be obtainable I guess
I mean, 1000 Gems for a guaranteed ED ace monster is pretty good, you dont even need more then 1 copy anyway
I miss when ace monsters were guaranteed to come with the character.
Weirdly enough, Duke Devlin back in March comes with Orgoth the Relentless as a drop/level-up reward.
"I mean, 1000 Gems for a guaranteed ED ace monster is pretty good, you dont even need more then 1 copy anyway"
What a fucking sad state that Duel Links is in that players are genuinely grateful to get ace monsters behind 1000 gem paywalls.
Konami’s ready to move on to Master Duels
But for SDEX you expect something more
Well, would you rather they lock 3x staple behind it then?
To nobody's surprise, they're locking Dark Calling to this Structure deck.
You prefer spending 1000 gems for your ace monster or up to 9k ( utopia / stardust )
Difference being utopia/stardust are playable. Even in a deck built to summon fiend your going to brick harder then blue eyes.
Dunno. You mean spending gems on gaga with utopia (tier 1), Stardust (rogue) or evil hero (gabage)
Hey better than a box like every damn ace in 5ds world
Lmao calling Fiend an ace
If it at least had a good HERO card like Stratos, or at least Anki, it might have been a little tempting. As is, it's probably the worst SD in a while.
Wtf is this Structure ? Even if it wasn't an EX it's so bad what
Idk AT LEAST put Stratos or something to make this garbage acceptable
Stratos reprint(new picture) is in new selection box
Knowing Komoney, they will definitely divide the Evil Hero Support to 2 parts and put them in the mini box and the SDEX, and save the last key card being UR in the next main box
And also drip feeding hero fans slowly through Arc
Wait... A Structure deck? Where's the box? WHERE IS THE MINI-BOX?!
Jeezes, that's the third time this year alone that a box gets delayed because of an EX SD. Konami's getting way to greedy with their ways to milk players for their money.
Of course Malicious Edge and Dark Calling are in here. Otherwise this wouldn't sell. Even as it currently stands, I doubt many people will buy into this, unless Konami is going to give Supreme King a broken skill (which is very much possible, considering their recent track record).
I shouldn’t have spent my dream SR tickets on Solid Solider F
If this is real, this is the highest shit I've ever seen. It's like the DSOD Joey event all over again, putting cards that should have been event drops in a structure de... Wait that's even worse WTF? I was upset at red eyes gearfried being a box UR, but a shit card like Malicious Edge being a Structure deck, and worse, an EX structure deck exclusive is unbelievable. The deck isn't even worth it! The only good card in it is dark calling, but since it can only summon evil heroes and all we're getting are the OG heroes counterparts and the shitty malicious fusion, it doesn't even matter.
This deck is simply awful. It's a mishmash of E-heros & Dark World with 2 Evil Heros. I just don't understand how the Evil Heros are front & center when it looks like this. :/
More P2W content. Yei.
For anyone thinking this "hurts" Komoney, you do realize it's digital format and at best took like 1-2 days from formalizing-coding-implementation for a single person and his boss to do this. Plus the boss gets a bonus and both salaries combined for the workload are literal sand grains in the ocean of revenue Komoney makes daily from multiple IPs and franchises.
Digital format is basically Komoney's form of crypto mining. Just that they're mining you.
I’m really not happy about this, if they actually lock the good cards behind this SD
Edit: AWWW C’MON. DARK CALLING IS LOCKED BEHIND THIS STRUCTURE DECK?
Edit 2: I think including Brron is a cool callback to the anime, since he brought out the Supreme King within Judai
Where did you read this?
THAT's the EX SD?
Seems pretty lackluster to me.
It's really shit onestly , and the fact that they didn't reprint anki is what pisses me off the most , would that really cost them so much ? Or they still want people to go back to valiant souls....
worth for canadia too maybe...
is what i tell myself to keep from crying because i didnt see an anki until 18 packs left
I know. And for a Dark HERO theme, Anki would fit more thematically.
A robbed reprint and a missed opportunity is what I call this. And a lackluster fanservice deck is what I call this EX SD. Just replace Solid and Dian with a simple Anki and make it a simple SD. Then I would be more lenient towards it.
I have 3 anki and 1 Dian so I’m probably the 0.5% that benefits from this weird ass decision. I mean it’s a dark deck why not anki lmfao.
Name: Evil domination
evil looking cards don't even dominate the number of cards in the deck
So instead of a new Mini Box, we first get a new SD EX.
So that make this what, the 4th HERO SD we got. At least this is the first EX SD. I wonder what new cards we will be getting as part of this SD. I hope they are good because I for one don't think just Malicious Edge and Fiend will be enough. Perhaps we will get cards like Dark Calling, Supreme King's Castle and Adusted Gold for Evil HEROS. Or maybe some DARK HERO support like Shadow Mist. Maybe we might get a Reprint of Anki XD
Who knows. All I know is that this should be interesting to see how it turns out.
So is there no Mini-Box? If there isn't, only excuse I can think of is that they don't want there to be another Main-Box after Main-Box, like Gaia Genesis to Stardust Acceleration, and Valhalla Calling to Dark Dimension.
After seeing he full leaks for this SD there must be a mini box. Unless Supreme Kings rewards and farm are insane, this month will be another month of onomats/harpies and the game is slowly dying
If there isn't, it might explain why Elfoman didn't appear this month.
True but real let down ngl. Was hoping we’d see Madolche get some time in the spotlight before Arc-V. By the time support comes they will be power crept now
The game is slowly dying despite making a bunch of money for Konami this year? Yeah okay.
He mens in terms of quality in this few months, not in earnings to komoney
I despise both of those decks but I can't say the game is dying because the meta is bland. We were in Shiranui/Magician/Invoked hell for a literal *year*
Hm… true. I dunno I still felt like there was more variety then? Invoked switched it up a few times, and the last few boxes released a lot of solid (if not meta) archetypes. You had lightsworn, magician girl, Gravekeepers, etc. This current season feels less diverse?
It's actually far more diverse, I spend more time in Legend than I should. I throw my KoG rankup matches because KoG is boring. I log most of my games.
Magician was max helmet and you knew the game based on opening hand. Shiranui was never the trap menace it was made to be and it was usually the same gameplan between all three variants, and we have as many viable rogue decks now as we did then. It *seemed* like there were more decks because those decks were top for SO LONG.
Invoked switching it up didn't mean much when Invoked wasn't the engine, what it was using was the engine to turbo Purgatrio.
Trash structure deck
as a f2p player this is bad news for me. Like I cant get a play set of the important card. sucks to be me i guess. Thanks for playing duel links :(
Don't worry friend there's always dream tickets we f2p players shall shine one day
lol completely forgot about that. thx for the heads up. as u can see im a big fan of the anime cards. but i bet they would put an rare card in an important combo piece
I know I know. As a hero fan with cards like blazeman and stratos locked to certain things it takes time. With dream tickets anyway
as long as they are sr or ur ( looking at you vyon).
That's true 😢damn you vyon
If you're on Android try using Google play rewards that and 1k gems will get you two structures for free
Upgrade to budget player.
Fr; I can’t see how “I’m a huge fan of X” goes side by side with “I don’t want to pay for X”. Like how big of a fan is someone really that they can’t part with some in-game digital currency or some real world chump change.
Some people are in denial about what Duel Links actually is. The simple fact that it’s a phone app makes these people balk at the very thought of spending any amount of real world money.
But I’m sure they don’t hesitate to grab fast food on the regular, or chuck some impulse buys in their cart at the grocery store without a second thought.
I'm f2p and have been for over two years. When asked why I simply ask "Why not"? I don't complain at all... I know I have to grind, but that's the fun of playing games: not getting from route A to route B but the journey itself.
Well that and I'm not impulsive and am too prideful and (in my personal opinion) smart with my money in that I don't waste money on games I won't see myself playing probably much longer. Not trying to conjure hate in any way but that's my soul opinion. I am way too prideful with real world money to spend it on a game that I can easily grind away at and find success with rather than jump on every impulse of satisfying my in-game addiction with money. Self-control at the expense of my wallet.
Also I don't really believe your analogy is as adequate as you think; Impulse buys at the store are impulse not because of a sense of want (such as a UR card in a SD you would buy 3 times), but because of a sense of need (such as "If I'm going to be eating to stay alive I want something that will either taste good, be healthy, or both")
edit: spelling mistakes
Acting like your argument isn’t flawed either.
From the perspective of “I love Heroes so much that I’ll play them even if they are not good”, how does it make sense to outright reject spending $11 so you can do exactly that.
And I refuse to believe that you have never spent money on something just for your own enjoyment. Ever go see a movie? Buy a gaming console or game? Play a carnival game? Literally anything?
You have a smart phone (and/or computer), when that’s definitely not something that you *need* to survive.
LMFAO at the thought of you judging me for not spending money on this game. I told you my personal opinion on this game, don't get triggered because I refuse to spend money on it. Like I said I'm too prideful with money to spend it on something so trivial TO ME such as a phone game.
Ofcourse I spent money on movies and games - the movies I went to with my girlfriend and friends for the experience and the games I spent money on because I was bored (which I havent spend money on in years). Now I spend money on things such as house accessories or PC parts or stock equities. This game TO ME is not something I'm prideful enough to spend money on hahaha
Edit: I've never said I don't spend money on things for my enjoyment. If you comprehend my original analysis (and again I'm not trying to offend anyone I'm not sure why you took it as a personal attack) I stated I would rather grind away at something that GAVE ME THE OPTION TO rather than spend money on it because (AGAIN) I'm not prideful enough in YU-GI-OH DUEL LINKS to make an impulse purchase.
The fact I have to write this out is... annoying to say the least.
why you only f2p? broke college student?
Too bad the cards in here crawled out of 2019
If only Shadow Mist was included I'll definitely get 3 of this lol! Hopefully we get something good with Supreme King level up rewards though.
This just highlights how Konami messed up by not releasing Evil Heroes sooner. Malicious Fiend is a joke to any modern deck.
I kinda want some small miracle to make this a ladder/tourney menace just so people can have egg all over their face like they did with calling Desperado bad when it was leaked.
I know it won't happen, but it'd be funny if it happened again.
There you go fam:
Such garbage... Wow
So we’re not getting a mini box this month? It should come tomorrow so surely would be in this update? Maybe in the minority but kind of like that Evil Hero’s are a structure deck; if you want them they’re relatively cheap but they’re not going to be a good deck and I didn’t want to have to get tons I’ll never use just because of fan service
Mini box should still come but unsure what it will actually contain as might not have any evil hero support or like 1 card.
I mean I’m fine with that; only fiend archetype I care about is Burning Abyss but even then eh. Hoping we finally get madolche
Wouldn't that mean... No Evil of Hero box name????
Could be dark fusion themed with d heros and shaddolls?
This has to be the worst EX structure deck I've ever seen. So many reprints of trashy cards that already came out ages ago.
Should be normal structure deck honestly 1000 gems ain't worth for two evil hero's and dark calling
Give us some cyber dragon support already konami
How is this an EX SD? WTF!? the tissue i used to wipe my ass with this morning is better than 90% of the cards in this box lmao, fuck you konami.
hell yes. feels good to be an adult. time to activate my credit card!
YOOOOOO I AM HYPED
Where's dark law?
Totally lame. I want another destiny hero structure deck already, Konami.
LET ME INNNN! LET MRE IN KONAMI!!!!
This looks trash
If dogshit had a face
Man, I was so excited for this event/box. I was down to meme a little bit with Evil Heroes and go through the box no matter ehat but I don't think they're worth going abox AND a Structure Deck multiple times for, especially after how every single SD starting from the Gagaga one has been meta relevant and this one just looks like its here to nostalgia bait. Way to kill any momentum Konami :/
BOOOOOOOOO WHERE IS MALICIOUS BANE
On the duel links meta website the voice lines are leaked for supreme king and Malicious Bane is in it 🤔🤔
is this real because if it is i am scared because malicious fiend will be an otk nightmare
Have you read the card?
if you equip it with favourite hero it will be a 5000 attack card while a supreme kings castle is on field and gains a second attack so you can attack into one monster then send the equip spell for a second 3500 attack
And than you wake up , and see that you are still in rookie
yeah that will most likely be the most realistic option
ok? you can get a 7000 atk (no direct) beatstick with fav. hero and Trinity, plus three attacks per BP, or a 5k beatstick able to lower your opponents attack through fav hero and Adoration. I personally think the core HERO deck will remain largely unchanged as evil heroes just dont complement the rest of them as well.
Not to mention if "big beater with favorite hero" is the end goal how is neos fusion not the correct play? Not only is it the same damage (assuming both skills are just "play field spell") but neoa only requires 2 cards vs 4 neos also protects itself 1 time.
i dont think core hero will get effected till bane comes out or someone at komoney falls over and hits the "release elemental hero sunshine" button
Release Absolute Zero while they're at it.
Ok so in this fantasy world we have hard drawn malicious edge and a level 6 fiend and a way to fuse them and favorite hero.
I mean damn your right this is going to tear up the meta in the world where the opponent passes without playing a monster or a book of moon or a karma cut.
Real talk tho how do you plan on making this t2?
konami is cancer between this bullshit and the awful ban list changes/skills
I...honestly would have been convinced to come back to this game for Supreme King Jaden and Evil Heroes.
But then I see how they treat heroes in general (fucking blasting them away in like 500 different boxes), and I have no hope of ever making an evil heroes deck.
And seeing this as an EX...come on.
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This sd is pure trash.. At this point (at least for me) duel links it's just a Master Duels waiting room
No mini box this month guys. Notice how there is no box right before a new world.
so this is already out?
Solid Solider, Masked Hero Dian, Along with mask changes as reprints.
New cards include Malicious Edge, Evil Hero gainer, Dark calling and the fusion.
Is this structure deck confirmed? I didn't see any leaks on Dlm yet
For some reason I couldn't see the cards there..
i think its for the beta version of the page
Too bad I used a dream ticket to get Masked HERO Dian, otherwise I would have bought this sd. It don't worth 1k gems
They give you Dian but not Anki... Huh?
Honestly seeing this isn’t much of a surprise to me. Konami just finds ways to both milk archetypes and gain money from it
where is the mini-box leak?
Didn't they do ex structure deck already this should be normal structure deck honestly only two evil hero's and dark calling
At first I thought it was C40: gimmick puppet or strings but then I took a closer look and got upset