Despite the name “Tin of Lost Memories”, 2020’s Yu-Gi-Oh! mega tin is indeed full of nostalgic memories.
This week 4 NEW world premiere cards revealed to support Dark Magician, Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Red-Eyes Black Dragon decks, being released in this years mega tins.
Whilst three are great additions to casual decks, the fourth card is about to have the competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! scene sweating harder than a Toilet Paper manufacturer every time Jacinda Adern takes the podium.
Enter the Dragoon.
Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon has all the hallmarks of a modern Yu-Gi-Oh! boss monster.
Cannot be destroyed by card effects.
Neither player can target this card with card effects.
During your Main Phase: You can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster’s original ATK. You can use this effect a number of times per turn up to the number of Normal Monsters used as Fusion Material for this card. Destroy up to 2 monsters AND do burn damage? At least it’s not a quick effect.
Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, and if you do that, this card gains 1000 ATK.
This is one of those bad Vince McMahon memes isn’t it?
It’s very easy to see why Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon warped the entire Japanese competitive format around itself upon release.
Who knew the spawn of Yugi and Joey would prove to be such a powerful progeny?
Any deck with access to Predaplant Verte Anaconda (Can you put 2 monsters of the field? Then you’re Gucci) has the means to summon this Fusion monster behemoth.
For the small price of 2000 Life Points, and having potential brick cards of Red-Eyes Fusion, Dark Magician and Red-Eyes Black Dragon in your main deck, you are rewarded with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon The very definition of Boss Monster.
Coping with Boss.
Stopping Dragoon hitting the field is definitely your preferred option.
Effect negation on the Anaconda (Infinite Impermanence/Effect Veiler etc) is best.
Should the big bad Dragoon hit the field, you do have some options:
Tributing it for a Kaiju summon is one of the simplest methods.
Attacking over it with a big boy of your own is always within reach. Borrelsword and Borreload Savage Dragon are a few commonly played options – Heck crash a Blue-Eyes White Dragon into it for the ultimate bad manners.
Or you can look into the more obscure non-destructive, non-targetting removal options like Orcust Dingirisu.
Which ever path you choose to walk in your duels, be sure to carry a stick big enough to take down a Dragoon.
Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and 2020 Tin of Lost Memories are both available from 27 August 2020.
More info see: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/tin-2020Tin.html