Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Structure Deck Review: Masters of Pendulum


Last month I bought Masters of Pendulum to check out the awesome and new cards in the structure deck. Masters of Pendulum's themes are focusing on every type of summon from the Extra Deck, and feature Odd-Eyes Dragon as the main archetype. The structure deck includes Fusion monsters, Synchro monsters, and XYZ monsters. The structure deck includes 43 cards. Two cards are ultra rare cards and three cards are super rare cards. You can find Master of Pendulum at your local retail stores and hobby shops.

New Monsters in the Extra Deck

Two of the new monsters in the Extra Deck are new forms of Odd-Eyes Dragon. Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon is a rank seven XYZ monster with 2800 attack points and 2500 defense points. Absolute Dragon is able to negate any monster's attack and special summon an Odd-Eyes monster from your hand or graveyard! The first skill is simply amazing. You can special summon any of your fallen Odd-Eyes monsters from the graveyard. The second skill special summons an Odd-Eyes monster from your Extra Deck except for Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon when Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon is sent to the graveyard. You are able to special summon Odd-Eyes Meteor Burst Dragon from your Extra Deck. You can maintain a strong presence on the board.

Odd-Eyes Meteor Burst Dragon is a cool Synchro Monster.  Meteor Burst Dragon's ability to special summon a card from your Pendulum Zone to your Monster Zone. Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon can easily be special summon from your Extra Deck. Then you can use your two Odd-Eyes Dragons to XYZ summon Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon! Use you Odd-Eyes Dragons to special summon each other to overwhelm your opponent with their amazing effects!

Magician Pendulums!

Magicians get five new monster cards and three of them are super rare cards! Nobledragon Magician, Oafdragon Magician, and Wisdom-Eye Magician are the super rare cards. Each Magician has a special effect to give your Odd-Eyes Dragons an advantage. Wisdom-Eye Magician is so good that he is limited to one copy per deck in Japan. Wisdom-Eye Magician's Pendulum Effect destroys Wisdom-Eye Magician if you have another Magician or Performapal in a Pendulum Zone and you place one Magician Pendulum Monster from your deck to the Pendulum Zone. Its Monster Skill discards this card and you can return a Pendulum Monster's scale to its original number.

Reprints

As always I need to take a look at the structure deck's best reprints. There are a few notable reprints. Mystical Space Typhoon, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, and Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon are the three best reprints in the deck. Most new structure decks include one copy of Mystical Space Typhoon. It is one of the best cards in the game's long history. Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon is arguably the best reprint in the deck. It fits in the deck's theme on Odd-Eyes Dragon. Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon is the deck's fusion monster to complete the Extra Deck with every type of monster in it.

The Final Word

I highly recommend Masters of Pendulum to new and experienced players. New players can learn how to activate nearly every summon in the game. The structure deck includes a few key reprints to help every player build their perfect deck. There are more than enough cards to make an Odd-Eyes deck. It is also great for collectors because it has five foiled cards. Buy three Masters of Pendulum structure decks and you will have a nice Odd-Eyes Dragon deck. You have all of the key Odd-Eyes monsters to make a consistent deck with the new Magician Pendulums.

Structure Deck Rating: 4.5 out of 5