It feels good to be the best.
The newest Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack throws back to the halcyon days of 2004’s Yu-Gi-Oh GX and the arrogant Chazz Princeton. In the show, his decks go through several changes, including high damage archetypes like Chthonians and WVXYZ, but his best, most interesting decks combined elements of the 0 ATK Ojamas and the destructive Armed Dragons.
The new Blazing Vortex adds several cards to Chazz’s signature archetypes including nine new Armed Dragons and a pink Ojama friend some 13 years after Chazz’s last anime appearance.
That Ojama, by the way, is an interesting addition, whose ability allows its owner (and opponent) to discard a card, setting up Ojama support cards like Ojama Duo (allowing you to special summon from your graveyard) or Ojamassimilation (creating fodder for a fusion summon), though broader support for Ojama’s heaviest hitting cards, its fusion monsters, is somewhat lacking.
That complaint is rectified, somewhat, by the booster’s inclusion of a new take on Polymerization called Greater Polymerization, which allows a fusion monster summoned with it using three or more materials to become immune to destruction by card effects while picking up piercing battle damage. Such an effect is likely to bolster a number of fusion monsters including Ojama King.
Archetypes like S-Force and Springans return from the last set, Lightning Overdrive, while updated takes on monsters like Maha Vailo, Light of the Heavens, re-creates a classic.
Blazing Vortex hits storefronts on February 5th.
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