Yu-Gi-Oh Gold Series 3 Overview

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Gold Series 3

This booster brings us easier access to several archetypes, some highly desired staple cards, and reprints of some Yu-Gi-Oh video game exclusive cards. This set contains the consolidation of Blackwing cards, easier access to Infernity cards, and a comeback of Amazoness archetype. Of course, there’s a fresh batch of Gold Rare cards amongst this set of 50 cards to top it all off.

Blackwings:

The most crucial cards of a Blackwing deck have finally been consolidated together in one set to make attaining them easier. In this set, we have Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind, Blackwing – Bora the Spear, Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, Blackwing, Blizzard the Far North, Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame, Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow, and Icarus Attack. A great line up of Blackwings, giving easier access to the swarm inducing Blackwings – Blizzard, Shura, and Bora, which easily allows for Blackwings to practically control the match for Blackwing players. There’s also Sirocco, which can be used to take advantage of all the Blackwings that have swarmed the field and pump up any Blackwing monster of your choosing to completely overpower even some of the most powerful monsters. Blackwings are definitely going to take over the meta game with this set.

Amazoness:

Amazoness archetype has not been widely seen or used since Magician’s Force but this may very well be a comeback for Amazoness decks. While Amazoness decks were not typically the best they did have some pretty useful cards amongst them. Amazoness Swords Woman, which appears in this set, is a nifty little staple that can deal back all battle damage you would have taken from a battle involving this card. This is one of the best ways to stop an opponent’s high attack monster in it’s tracks, whether they attack your Amazoness Swords Woman or you ram her into an opposing monster. There’s also Amazoness Chain Master, which allowed you to claim a monster from your opponent’s hand for yourself at the cost of 1500 lifepoints when Amazoness Chain Master is destroyed by battle and sent to the graveyard. Amazoness Chain Master can potentially be used to take away a game changing monster from your opponent or it can be absolutely useless if the opponent doesn’t have any worthwhile monsters. Amazoness Chain Master is a double-edged sword but does have its nice little perk if the effect works to your favor.

Infernity:

There isn’t anything too special with Infernity, except a reprint of Infernity Archfiend. Infernity Archfiend was originally from Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2009 DS Game and that was the only way for Infernity players to find it. Now that is has been reprinted into Gold 3, Infernity players will be able to easily get more copies of this card to add to their decks and continue to improve upon Infernity World (Infernity + Dark World) or Infernity Control decks, especially with Infernity Launcher restricted to 1. This makes searching out all the necessary Infernity cards during a duel much easier and Infernity Archfiend doubles up as an easy synchro fodder.

Staples:

This set contains highly desired and necessary staples for various decks. Smashing Ground, Elemental Hero Prisma, Vice Dragon, Plague Spreader Zombie, Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Stardust Dragon are some of the staple cards that can be found in this set. Smashing ground allows for easy monster destruction to get rid of any monster obstacles. Elemental Hero Prisma makes fusion summoning in Elemental Heros or Gladiator Beast decks a lot easier and effective allowing an extra fusion monster to be summoned out quicker. Prisma helps with fusion monster swarming exceptionally well or can be just a quick game changer. Vice Dragon can easily be used to create a quick synchro summon situation due to it’s effect of being able to special summon itself at the cost of half it’s attack and defense points. This can easily be used to summon a Black Rose Dragon or Stardust Dragon when used in conjunction with tuners like Plague Spreader Zombie or Dark Resonator. There’s also Thunder King Rai-Oh, which can be very useful in stopping synchro summons, especially the pesky Stardust Dragon a player will have to prevent their cards from being destroyed by effects. Finally, there’s a reprint of Stardust Dragon, which players still desire due to its ability to negate any card effect and destroy the card when an effect targets and destroys a player’s cards.

All in all Gold 3 has produced very good cards and essentially made a lot of player’s lives easier. This set with its reprints of many desired cards will keep players happily enjoying the game due to the easy access of staple cards.

Benson Chen

Benson Chen is a contributing writer for Nerd Reactor. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

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