Yu-Gi-Oh! Unboxing Breakdown – Maximum Crisis Special Edition – Card Analysis and Review

Unboxing Breakdown of Maximum Crisis Special Edition

Here at Infinite Cards, we don’t stop at the unboxing. We like to break it down, giving tips to help you stay in the game.

We recently did an Unboxing Breakdown video for Maximum Crisis Special Edition pack. If you haven’t seen it, check it out for a complete list of what we pulled. In this article, we will highlight three cards, including a surprise pull – Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring!

Pack Pulls

Maximum Crisis has single-handedly shifted the metagame in big ways. Released on May 5th, this set introduced the now very dominant True Draco archetype that has been dominating every major event since its release. It has 100 unique cards broken down into the following rarities:

  • 48 Common (C)
  • 20 Rare (R)
  • 14 Super Rare (SR)
  • 10 Ultra Rare (UR)
  • 8 Secret Rare (ScR)

So this set is worth adding to any collection but is it for play or pay? Read on and find out.

Special Strategy

As a duelist, I understand that everyone has a unique style of play. In this section, I am offering what I believe are good ways to include these cards in your deck.

Use Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring in your Main Deck.

Ash Blossom & Joyous SpringShe is too good not to. With almost every deck going off with searches, milling, and Special Summons first turn, you want Ash Blossom to stop any shenanigans. This can give you an easier time when your turn comes around, especially if you’re going second.

Most TCG players have been using her in their Side Decks, which is perfectly fine, but Ash Blossom will almost always help you stop your opponent during a critical play. So Main Decking three copies of her can help.

Keep in mind: Definitely, experiment with Ashy in the Main Deck, but if you find she’s not doing enough in the Main or just makes your hand cloggy, keep her on speed dial in your Side Deck.

 

 

Kachi Kochi is a solid aggressive XYZ Monster for a simple budget deck.

Kachi Kochi Dragon

To be fair though, Kachi’s attack points are a bit lackluster, considering it can’t even get over a Wulf. However, when your opponent sets a weak defense Monster because he has no plays then passes his turn, Special Summoning a Kachi on your turn can save your life points.

Sometimes your opponent just needs that one top deck card to win the duel. Every duelist can identify with that painful “Heart of the Cards” moment when the opponent sacked the ONE possible card he needed then proceeded to win – when instead you could have won the duel if you only had that extra attack.

Every duelist has experienced that kind of loss one time or another and hurts the same every time. So, Kachi is a good card to Summon in a tight spot to finish off your opponent and settle the game before they have the chance to come back. So test out Kachi and see how he works for you.

Keep in mind: Use Kachi Kochi Dragon in casual gameplay only, since he can’t do enough against today’s more competitive decks. He’s good for throwing into basic starter decks.

Subterror Fiendess is a mandatory 3-of in any Subterror Deck.

Subterror FiendessFiendess needs to be run at three because she gives your Subterror Monsters good outs to unfriendly situations and the ability to continue your gameplay strategy. Subterrors are on the rise and have a decently growing base of support cards in both the OCG and TCG.

Now Subterrors are not quite anything to sneeze at yet, but play three copies of Fiendess now anyway while you’re testing the Deck and waiting until next year to surprise-defeat the players at your locals.

Now Subterrors are not quite anything to sneeze at yet, but play three copies of Fiendess now anyway while you’re testing the Deck and waiting until next year to surprise-defeat the players at your locals.

Keep in mind: Use Fiendess carefully. You’ll need to understand Chain Links well to get through tricky Chains with her effects, your other Subterror cards, and your opponent’s card effects.

Now let’s say you’re more into making money off these cards to help keep you financially stable in the game. I have some recommendations for you.

Spicy Selling

Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Keep, but not for too long!

Alright, so when we pulled Ashy out the pack in June, she was at $55. Since then, she’s dropped down to the high thirties but has now come back up to about $63. Why is that?

Players are seeing just how necessary it is to have Ash Blossoms ready to pitch against their opponents’ plays that add cards to hand, mill from the Deck, and Special Summon from the Deck. So hold onto her, because a reprint doesn’t look like it’s coming soon. Maybe not until next year’s Gold Series sets, is my hunch. Keep an eye out for the prices on this card. It’s also likely to increase in value these next few months!

Maybe not until next year’s Gold Series sets, is my hunch. Keep an eye out for the prices on this card. It’s also likely to increase in value these next few months!

Kachi Kochi Dragon. Keep.

There isn’t much to say except to hold onto this card. Its price point is so low (around $0.40) and will remain super low probably until the end of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (hopefully that day doesn’t come though!). You might be able to resell Kachi Kochi Dragon later on for a few cents profit, but I wouldn’t recommend going through the trouble.

Subterror Fiendess. Keep. Possible future sell.

Fiendess is around $0.86 at the time of this post and she is likely to go up in value through May 2018. Subterrors are slowly receiving more and more support in the Original Card Game (OCG) in Japan and in the TCG.

So if you have a playset (i.e. 3 copies of her), sit on it and you can resell Fiendess when Subterrors become more viable. Every Subterror player will need 3 copies of this card in his/her deck, so getting this $0.20 card now to resell at $2.00-3.00 a year from now isn’t bad.

Awesome Artwork

For this article, I want to focus on Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring’s artwork, because it is absolutely gorgeous. Let’s look at it for a second.

Ash-Blossom-Joyous-Spring-Artwork

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring’s artwork includes a member of the Ghost Girl series and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game artists have really outdone themselves with this one. This cat-eared Ghost Girl is flying in front of cherry blossoms (known as sakura/桜(さくら)) over a black background and sticking out her tongue playfully. With an excellent mix of cute and kind of ominous, she’s definitely an excellent artwork piece, especially as a Secret Rare card.

Wrap-Up

Alright duelists, so we’ve covered some of what to consider after the unboxing of your Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximum Crisis SE packs. If you have something to share or want some tips on what to do with your card pulls, comment below, email us at info@infinite-cards.com or check out the Infinite Cards web page. That will be all for now, so until next time, keep collecting, keep connecting!