The release of Valkyrie's Rage box has strengthened some monster types that needed support because they were rarely seen in play. Increasing the chances and consistency of decks based only on Fairy and Dark type for example, with cards like Sky Scourge Enrise, Dunames Dark Witch, Escape from the Dark Dimension and the addition of Spirit monsters with its support cards. It has many versatile cards which can fit in different deck ideas.
Soul Exchange makes tribute monsters more viable and might make some changes in the meta game. Running multiple copies of this card in a deck with high level monsters might turn a duel around, since not only can you summon a big monster for a cheaper price, but you also destroy an opponent monster, regardless of level, type/attribute, or stats. You won't be able to attack the turn you use it, but this weakens their defense while strengthening your attack.
Negating some card effects:
With cards like Angel O7 and Divine Wrath, you can effectively negate or prevent enemy monster's effects, while Xing Zhen Hu is used to lock down 2 cards that your opponent set, preventing them from being used.
This new pack introduces a new monster type with its own unique style. Spirit monsters are monsters that always return the turn they are summoned, but this pack also includes their support cards, cards like Mirror of Yata and Shinobird Power Spot will empower them and also covers their weaknesses.
This pack is lackluster IMO. Maybe it's not as bad as Flame of the Tyrant, because that pack was filled with Fire Attribute cards that had no competitive potential because of the Water meta deck, but this pack doesn't really boost any characters besides Yugi, and you'd rather get FotT for The Golden Apples if you're serious about playing Yugi anyway. If Soul Exchange were not an UR, I might have considered it, as that is indeed a potentially meta warping card, but as is, 9/10 players aren't going to have more than 1, which kills its potential. I still see no reason to drop the Dinosaur deck as my go-to.
Susa is being overlooked with that 7.0 rating using the magical mist card with him can easily wipe out an enemies full line up of monsters, when combined with the shonobird shrine makes his attack 2500 and he benefits from both kiaba and mako field spells giving him 2700 not alot of monsters out there that will have higher defense
then he'd just return back to your hand the turn you summon him, enemies will just direct attack you. If you say use mirror so he doesn't go back, then it just makes him mostly viable in a spirit deck.
The Spirit Spirits are a powerful deck right now h pair with Cereb for a high score deck. So what if you need Mirror if you wanna keep Susa on the field (although free draw Shinobird is a better choice)? If it gets destroyed next turn, Susa still remains able to kill about anything.
Nobleman at 7.0? Really? I feel like with the current meta it deserves at least an 8.0