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14th Main Box: Gaia Genesis

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The Ultimate RisingAge of DiscoveryNeo-ImpactFlame of the TyrantValkyries Rage
Wonders of the SkyChaotic ComplianceLand of the TitansCrimson KingdomDawn of Destiny
Electric OverloadEchoes of SilenceServants of KingsGalactic Origin
Blades of Spirit Primal BurstSelection Box Vol. 01Resonance of ContrastAbyss Encounter
Rampage of the ForestValiant SoulsVisions of IceSelection Box Vol. 01 MiniCrusaders Battleground
Clash of WingsBurning NovaEmpire of ScarletGaia GenesisStardust Acceleration
Power of BraveryBlackstorm RisingSecrets of the AncientsSelection Box Vol. 02Revolution Beginning
Tornado of PhantomsAbsolute InfernoDimension of the WizardsWarriors UniteLords of Shining
Blazing RoseGuardians of RockCybernetic RebellionCurse of DreadValhalla Calling
Dark DimensionSpirit of the BeastAerial AssaultSoul of ResurrectionFuture Horizon

Overview

Rating (Versatility)
B
Strengthened decks
  • Aquactress
  • Dark World
  • E.HERO
  • Gemini
  • Koa'ki Meiru
  • Mermail
  • U.A
Status
Aug 27 2018

Decks

Aquaactress

Mermail, Atlantean & Abyss

Overview

The archetype everyone was either excited for or afraid of is here, Mermails have been officially announced, but do they have what it takes to be a viable deck in the current meta?

While a lot of cards are certainly still missing, Mermails can utilize Atlantean Marksman and Atlantean Heavy Infantry to get rid of both face-down and face-up cards and, by opening the entire Box, you will get two copies of each, which is great.

Marksman and Heavy Infantry and comparable to Recon, Scout Fur Hire and Donpa, Marksman Fur Hire as their effects are similar, but they are not identical:

AtlanteansFur Hires
  • “Target 1 set card your opponent controls; destroy that target.”
  • “Target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; destroy that target.”
  • “You can target 1 set card on the field; destroy it.”
  • “You can target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it.”

What is the difference? If the opponent, for example, chains a face-down card to the effect of Recon, Scout Fur Hire, the card is destroyed, but, if Atlantean Marksman is the one targeting that set card and the card is chained, the card is not destroyed.

The “Abyss-” Spell/Trap Cards are very underwhelming and a Mermail Deck would probably rather run something like Hey, Trunade! or Treacherous Trap Hole instead, despite the fact that Mermail Abyssmegalo can add them from the Deck to the hand when he is Special Summoned by its own effect.

From what I can see, the deck will likely struggle with consistency due to the fact that the main Boss Monster of the deck, Mermail Abyssmegalo requires you to discard two other WATER monsters from your hand to be Special Summoned, which is honestly how you’re going to get him on the field.

Look Forward to ...

In this section I’ll name a few cards that could fix the main issues this deck has.
Mermail Abysslinde and Abyss-sphere can Special Summon monsters from the deck, they can both generally be set on Turn 1, where the deck seems to lack options, and the latter can also be searched.

Mermail Abyssteus is a secondary Boss Monster that is much easier to get on the field compared to Abyssmegalo and that is also able to search a Level 4 or lower “Mermail” monster from the Deck when he is Special Summoned by its own effect.

Conclusion

The deck is already playable, but it will be difficult for it to face more well-rounded and complete meta decks with its current issues; as always, it’s up to the player to decide whether or not they want to invest in a Box, but, unless you can afford it, I would avoid Gaia Genesis.

U.A (Ultra Athlete)

Overview

The second main archetype featured in the box is also lacking a lot of cards, namely all of the defensive monsters; one of the most important cards, U.A. Midfielder is an UR, which means that, in order to play a “U.A.” Deck, you will have to reset this Main Box twice.

This deck can be quite bricky even with the help of Cyber Style; just like Mermails, Ultra Athletes are playable, but they will certainly have trouble with consistency.

U.A. Stadium is an incredibly powerful card that, especially when combined with Midfielder, but the chance of starting with both in your hand is not exactly high.

U.A. Penalty Box will probably not be enough to make the deck relevant, but, paired with U.A. Mighty Slugger, it can be pretty powerful.

Look Forward to ...

U.A. Perfect Ace would make a Feast of the Wild LV5 U.A. Deck very good; he is similar to Wiz, Sage Fur Hire, but his effect does not state that you need to discard a card of his own archetype.

U.A. Goalkeeper and U.A. Blockbacker have very good protection effects that can prevent destruction by card effect and negate the effects and change the battle position of a monster that was Special Summoned respectively.

U.A. Signing Deal allows you to Special Summon from the Deck and U.A. Powered Jersey is an incredibly powerful card when paired with U.A. Mighty Slugger or U.A. Dreadnought Dunker.

Conclusion

Unless KONAMI decides to reprint some of these cards, the “U.A.” archetype will be extremely expensive, especially considering the remaining monsters will likely have higher rarity than the Level 5 or higher ones we’ve got so far: another reason not to invest in this Main Box, if you have a limited amount of Gems.

You easily just get two copies of Mermail Abyssmegalo and still have a decent deck, but, in this case, three copies of a UR are pretty much needed.

Koa’ki Meiru

Overview

It’s true that the archetype features a lot of cards, but that shouldn’t be a reason to just randomly release a bunch that can barely be played together.

Koa'ki Meiru Ice’s alternative maintenance condition can be fulfilled by revealing a Continuous Spell in your hand, so you could just ignore Iron Core and run some of the Fire Fist cards just to abuse his destruction effect;

Koa'ki Meiru Urnight can Special Summon any other Level 4 or lower Koa’ki Meiru monster from the deck by revealing an Iron Core in your hand;

Koa'ki Meiru Maximus is a decent Boss Monster, but he is difficult to get on the field and even more difficult to maintain;

Iron Core Armor is a decent Equip Spell and Koa'ki Meiru Shield is essentially a Mirror Force with a very specific requirement.

Aside from the first card I mentioned, none of these can be used effectively in other decks.

Look Forward to ...

KONAMI decided to release two Rock-Type monsters together with Sandman that are honestly not particularly great, making the SR difficult to run, but, if Koa'ki Meiru Wall, Koa'ki Meiru Guardian and Koa'ki Meiru Overload are ever released, it will be worth it to come back to this Box;

Koa'ki Meiru Drago is a great card that would completely shut down Masked HEROes and give trouble to Silent Spellbook;

Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru would make a Koa’ki Meiru deck worth running as it essentially gives you access to all of the Monster Cards and also to Iron Core.

Conclusion

There is nearly no point in investing in this Box for Koa’ki Meiru support so far, they could be fun to play around with, but I don’t see them being particularly competitive.

Gemini

UR Card

Gemini SparkGemini Spark

Overview

Gemini Spark is an incredibly versatile Quick-Play Spell and it might be the only reason why Gemini monsters will see some play after this Box has been released. We still need to see how good an updated Gemini Deck with Heavy Knight of the Flame, Evocator Chevalier and possibly Dark Valkyria would be, but so far I can say that building it will be very expensive, so that alone may dether some players from trying it out.

We really need to look at the overall value of this Box: we have a pretty good Battle Trap, some form of backrow removal, a few incomplete archetypes that may become relevant, a bunch of random support HERO cards, some of which are only available at one copy (Clayman), and some more support for older archetypes. Is this really worth investing?

Look Forward to ...

KONAMI has been trying to push this archetype in Duel Links for a long time, but it really currently needs is Skill they can work well with rather than more support.

It’s really difficult to find something that would fit their “playstyle” or strategies in general, so maybe the developers have been going in the wrong way.

Conclusion

I would advise any new player to stay away from this Box until we know exactly how these cards perform in the current meta and what the “current meta” will be from August 29.

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Booster Packs

Available card boxes
The Ultimate RisingAge of DiscoveryNeo-ImpactFlame of the TyrantValkyries Rage
Wonders of the SkyChaotic ComplianceLand of the TitansCrimson KingdomDawn of Destiny
Electric OverloadEchoes of SilenceServants of KingsGalactic Origin
Blades of Spirit Primal BurstSelection Box Vol. 01Resonance of ContrastAbyss Encounter
Rampage of the ForestValiant SoulsVisions of IceSelection Box Vol. 01 MiniCrusaders Battleground
Clash of WingsBurning NovaEmpire of ScarletGaia GenesisStardust Acceleration
Power of BraveryBlackstorm RisingSecrets of the AncientsSelection Box Vol. 02Revolution Beginning
Tornado of PhantomsAbsolute InfernoDimension of the WizardsWarriors UniteLords of Shining
Blazing RoseGuardians of RockCybernetic RebellionCurse of DreadValhalla Calling
Dark DimensionSpirit of the BeastAerial AssaultSoul of ResurrectionFuture Horizon
Masters of ShadowJudgement ForceFortress of GearsTruth UniverseFlames of the Heart
Witchs SorceryChronicle of GloryInfernity DestructionArena of SanctuaryShining Hope
Voltage of the MetalShark Fang---

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Comments

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Saladfingers
I was so disappointed after testing Mermails. U.A. seems to be best we can get from this box but I just don't think it's enough to warrant an investment. Imma wait until 5Ds after all.
<< Anonymous(Another Anon)
Abel Reply
tell me about i cant believe it yet. have about 15k gems and expiring daily. I have 2 cosmic cyclone but have my ur dream ticket still. i like mermails and got one abyssmegalo in the process. dont care too much about other cards in this deck except the cyclone one and mermails look fun but expensive so prolly not going for em.
taking ur advice ill probably buy packs as my gems expire considering
<< Anonymous(Abel)
Abel Reply
syncrhos will come soon, ill decide if i go all in then.
Thanks that helped a lot
btw heres proof, i got nothing but midfielder lol
<< Anonymous(Abel)
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Why does it say "3" next to U.A. Midfielder even though only 1 is contained in the box?
Are you using some sort of an .apk mod?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Ulle Reply
because he selected "card you own" and he hast 3 Midfielder already lol
Harpy Prince
1. I’ve been very patient about these 🔥ing obnoxious Fur Hires and I cannot believe Konami still has yet to ban/limit the 🔥 out of them. (Except I can, because they still have yet to release a new Box, wherein they conveniently introduce a new meta *and* nerf the old meta)
2. This gem cap and daily gem limit is ridiculously unfair. I get they’re a company, but they’d still make millions without doing those changes.
3. Where is a godd*mn Mai Valentine structure deck? Kaiba, Joey, and Yugi —three of the four original legendary duelists— got one. Where is Mai’s? I wanna see more Harpie support!!
<< Anonymous(HarpieHaneboki)
Valencia Reply
The boxes just seem to be mostly about the newer deck types with a couple of really old cards and some random elemental hero stuff thrown in.
<< Anonymous(HarpieHaneboki)
Anonymous Reply
They were only meta for like 2 months and now we never get support! Water decks were meta and they gave them support again. It pains me that they chose amazoness instead of harpies which still continues to be one of the best decks lasting for several months in the meta already! I have been asking them for more support but gave up now duel links. Lets hope ocg makes new cards in real life.
<< Anonymous(Mastika)
Anonymous Reply
Duel Links is not pay to win
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
F2p decks can still win and do good.
It's just that p2p decks can do that easier
Anonymous
No tuner? When synchros will come?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Don’t ruin a good thing by adding all that future generations garbage! Keep it og
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But the first 2 gens had the most garbage summonings
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
We already have "future generations garbage" in DL, so that's kinda too late now.

And by that I'm referring to cards like SSA/Onslaught (from 2017), Fur Hire (from 2018), D-Hero Dangerous/Drilldark (from 2016), and Anki (from 2015).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^^Agree.

They said synchro & XYZ will 🔥 nostalgic feeling.

I guess, some little furries & cards that you've list out doesn't affect their so-called nostalgic feeling
Saladfingers
Finally, we get Mudballman! And Mermails get great support as expected. Drowning Mirror Force and Galaxy Cyclone and my favorite from the set it Gemini Spark! This is gonna be fun :v
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Zane lover Reply
I hope Balance, so I can use my favorite characters, Zane Alexis and I hope Yubel.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover Reply
The Ties That Bind? I don't know. I'm not sure, but that would be cool, because Jaden have it!
<< Anonymous(Sabah)
Zane lover Reply
Cooool! (Me too! ^_^)
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia Reply
My Jaden does not have it yet. It will probably be Jesse.
Makrov krauz
Why is Koa'ki Meiru Ice ranked as B-, is this website for real?, I understand why maximus is ranked as B- since it requires iron core but ice is differently solid B+ at least, that guy can really do some serious Field nuking.
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
makrov krauz Reply
I got ur point anyway, I'm juat saying there are some garbage cards ranked as B+, cards way worse than ice + ice is the only koa'ki card that can work optimally if used in any deck not just koa,ki deck just like snipe hunter, to each their pluses and minuses
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
I just got schooled by Koa'ki Meiru in rankeds
<< Anonymous
Makrov krauz Reply
LoL, what deck were you playing?
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
Koa'ki meiru claps by now.
Anonymous
We get DROWNING MIRROR FORCE already?

Holy cow, dat insane power creep.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Only thing that can be considered p2w is silent magician spell books,you can just try not to buy every pack that was released and save gems.I don't know how people can talk about p2w so strongly when top decks are amazoness and fur hires.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Amazoness is not a cheap deck if you want a strong backrow (without which it's not even that good).
Fur Hire and Sylvans were the two exceptions to the rule.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Amazoness is not a cheap deck if you want a strong backrow (without which it's not even that good).
Fur Hire and Sylvans were the two exceptions to the rule.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Zane lover Reply
Thanks for explain, pal.
Anonymous
In my opinion, i don't recommend to spend in this box your gems, maybe here is a tier 1 even a tier 0 if you're stupid like dkayed, but 5ds is close, and i'm sure synchros gonna change the meta A LOT.
<< Anonymous(makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
It is powerful in the event which is not a meter for strength of decks anyway .... I think they will not be powerful in Ranked matches after box release and Floodgate Trap hole and Canadia will be very annoying to U.A. Players and a lo of ppl run many copies of them in ranked
<< Anonymous
Dkayed Fanboy Reply
U.A is weak...tier 4 at least.
<< Anonymous(Dkayed Fanboy)
Anonymous Reply
and very very expensive .... LMAO
<< Anonymous
makrov krauz Reply
I really hope we don't witness another furhire season, the same boring meta for 3 months is actually the reason why the game is dying, I really wish the new box bring some meta changing decks
Brazilian Guy
NICE! (72 hour promotion)

But a question: How did I get these cards with the recent increase in the price of the pack (promotions) and 60% of the falling gems in the game?

I wonder in countries like Japan that it should be cheap to buy the packs, with whom they will play when most people stop playing.

Konami, or will you expect people to make drastic decisions how to stop playing to make your game cheaper?

As the company cheapens its game to make it more popular, it makes it 40% more expensive.
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Saladfingers Reply
A sales promotion is meant to spice up purchases, so a F2P playerbase will not see any type of sales promotion directed towards them because they do not spend money, it would literally be like trying to sell a baseball to a fish. The only 'promos' any F2P community will receive are Events, which are in constant motion in DL.
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Saladfingers Reply
Granted, the Events have been declining and the gems are becoming scarce, but that doesn't mean that you won't ever be able to purchase new sets, it's just going to slow down your 'purchases' as a F2P player. The game will continue to be F2P but micro transactions will continue to be favored as they are what keep the game alive.
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Anonymous Reply
Sales promotions targeted to F2P can make sense if Konami wanted to remove a massive number of gems from the game at once. (Perhaps because they plan on introducing a new feature that costs gems, or the like.)
<< Anonymous
Saladfingers Reply
Well, the repetitive promos are quite cheap so I doubt F2P would be interested in buying if they haven't already. I do think they will be changing up the currencies and their uses as you hinted, we may see new features soon enough, I just hope it's not too drastic...I've seen game markets completely flip over new systems being introduced. It'd be nice to have a card Marketplace though.
Reyzarro1175
We need more gems and D-heroes plz. Can there exist a state where all card arctypes are useful? Cyber angels are now basically trashed feels so bad to see some good and fun decks are just a joke now
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous Reply
No one cares about your opinion lol
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Valencia Reply
From what I understand, this is because of some European internet regulation, but Konami could do something to bypass it if they wanted to? (I don't know about the whole situation.)
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
You realize gradually introducing new cards to an archetype over time ends up being MORE expensive than doing it in large chunks, right? The way Gem-Knights were split over 2 sets is already pretty expensive. But imagine if they were over 3 or 4, with SR+ cards in each.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
At least it motivates you to hold on to your deck and you don't end up feeling like you've wasted your money/gems on useless old trash.
Plus, it would provide for IMMENSELY more diverse Ranked ladder.
Finally, you could plan and skip boxes which don't benefit your particular deck, instead of being forced to get the newest meta decks every single month because it completely runs over everything b4.
Anonymous
Before 3 pack + 1 SR was 16.99 and now is 24.99. No more spending money.
<< Anonymous(Valencia )
Saladfingers Reply
I think they'll remain around the same price, it's their most popular sale and will most likely remain so unless they come up with a better deal. I believe the 4 pack promo was more expensive but ultimately worth it in the end because it wasn't too much of a raise. As long as Konami is dealing in USD, their prices should remain the same for that currency.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In Mexico went from $39.00 to $59.00
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Anonymous Reply
On mxn change from 39 to 59 pesos for 3 packs plus 1 sr
<< Anonymous
Saladfingers Reply
Oh, yep...I had a profile error, now I see the 59. It's the exchange rate, it's almost up to 20 MXN : 1 USD, it was pretty cheap a while back, I guess Konami respected the price as long as they could.
Anonymous
I want more Masked Heros, especially Dark Law and Shadow Mist to strenghten my Anki deck
<< Anonymous
Someone Reply
If we get Acid, amazoness will be coocked.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Masked is already a kog deck. Play something else for a change lol “more masked hero’s” don’t know how to use em huh?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
YESSS. Now you talking.just a pinch of Divine Wind,& Koga maybe..? C'mon Konami..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No it's not
Valencia
Can't wait to make my U.A. deck!
<< Anonymous(Cyka)
Valencia Reply
All of them? Idk, do they ever put all of a deck type into one box? XD I don't know a lot about U.A.s yet. I have just been looking at the effects and design and decided that I like them.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Saladfingers Reply
I have Character lines off if I'm facing Mako. Too bad I can't remove the Character's face from my screen...xD
<< Anonymous(Saladfingers)
Valencia Reply
The only ones who annoy me enough to do that are the Paradox Bros. and Odion. Their voices drive me nuts.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Saladfingers Reply
lol Paradox, I hate them too, but they do have one of the best Skill lineups available.

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Shiranui is a lot more interactive than karakuri. When karakuri go first they usually have 3 mons...
Konami has had the physical game for years and never ever balanced it, what makes you think they&...
This deck will probably appear in the banlist even more.
Amd expect to see them more, DM and BE are Konami's biggest cows.
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