A new tournament season and a new story arc means it’s time for brand new Deck themes and an all-new monster Type! Following their introduction in Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown, Pendulum Monsters appear in full force in the Duelist Alliance booster set! Half Monster Card and half Spell Card, these magical creatures let Duelists swing the tide of battle with Pendulum Summons, the powerful new game mechanic for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, guaranteed to impact Duels like never before. For the first time in six years, Duelist Alliance also introduces a new monster Type to the game: Wyrms! These fearless cousins of Dragonkind can stand up to any monster challenge. Duelists will also be treated to a brand new ongoing Deck theme based on Dante’s Inferno, considered to be one of the great classics of Western Literature.
Duelist Alliance also introduces several other tournament-level Deck themes that will delight Duelists with their intriguing strategies.
Superheavy Samurais show that the best offense is a good defense! These monsters can switch to Defense Position when Summoned, protecting you with their huge Defense Points. And once your Superheavy Samurai Big Benkei hits the field, all your Superheavy Samurais can attack while in Defense Position, using their DEF to attack with!
Stellarknights, based on alpha stars like Altair and Vega, shine with effects that activate each time they’re Summoned, and have all sorts of ways to Summon them from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. Just like the star systems they’re named after, these monsters come in both solitary and binary forms (the “Satellarknight” effect monsters) and trinary forms (the “Stellarknight” Xyz Monsters). In this Deck you’ll find neat tricks like repeatedly Summoning Satellarknight Alsahm to burn away your opponent’s Life Points, or Xyz SummoningStellarknight Delteros to protect all of your Summons from your opponent’s effects.
Shaddolls are dark, marionette versions of monsters that are strangely familiar. This sinister, shadowy Deck uses trickery and Flip Effects to surprise your opponent. Shaddolls are backed up by two new “El Shaddoll” Fusion Monsters, and have their very own way to Fusion Summon them, with the Shaddoll Fusion Spell Card. All Shaddoll monsters also have additional effects when they’re sent to the Graveyard by a card effect, including when they’re used for Shaddoll Fusion! So go for the triple combo: Use their Flip Effects, then use them to Fusion Summon, then get their extra effects when you do!
Meet the first of the new Wyrm-Type Monsters: The Yang Zing! These Chinese dragons embody the different elements of the universe, flowing from one element to the next in an endless cycle of feng shui. Whenever a Yang Zing is destroyed, you can Special Summon a different Yang Zing from your Deck. Yang Zing specialize in Synchro Summoning, and have the ability to Synchro Summon during your opponent’s turn. In addition, each Yang Zing used to Synchro Summon will give extra powers to that Synchro Monster. They also get their own Synchro Monster: Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing. When Summoned, Baxia shuffles 1 card on the field back into the Deck for each different Attribute used to Summon it!