Considering it’s an anime about a card game, one might expect the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series to feature and reflect the cards within the trading card game. However, the needs of the series aren’t always met by printed cards, and this need has resulted in many interesting, exciting, or just plain different monsters and spells being used in the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series that still haven’t appeared in players’ deck boxes.
Well, the Duelist Pack line has been working toward rectifying that problem, releasing playable cards of signature events from the anime storylines. And the next opportunity for fans to wield the awesome storyline monsters and spells comes with Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh this September. This set is inspired by the Pharaoh’s toughest opponents throughout the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
Seto Kaiba claims his first words were, “Neutron Blast,” which is the signature move of his own signature monster: Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. Most monsters have one head and one attack each, but the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s three heads have had to take turns all these years. Finally, the Neutron Blast spell card will let them all attack in a single turn!
For over a decade, fans have been envious of Bakura’s Dark Sanctuary field spell, letting him create an environment in which the enemy’s attacks have a fifty-percent chance of completely backfiring. Well, the time for jealousy is over. Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh finally introduces the Dark Sanctuary in cardboard glory.
In Yugi’s duel against the Pharaoh, to free the Pharaoh’s soul from imprisonment within the Millennium Puzzle, Yugi’s Silent Swordsman enhanced into a more powerful version, growing just as Yugi’s character had over the course of the season. New monster cards of both Silent Swordsman and Silent Magician can grow throughout the course of a duel, thus allowing duelists to wield the kind of power Yugi did with some of his key monsters.
Even more anime-inspired cards include the Lullaby of Obedience and cards used by Maximillion Pegasus and Marik Ishtar in their climactic battles. Forty-six reprints join eleven brand-new cards this September. Are you prepared for the Rivals of the Pharaoh?
- Item Code: KON82936
- MSRP: $71.64
- Release: September 16, 2016
Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh contains 11 brand-new cards, and 46 cards in all: 24 Commons, 10 Rares, 6 Super Rares, and 6 Ultra Rares.
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