God Apex Saga
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God Apex Saga is the 6th block of card sets in the Duel Masters trading card game.

List of Sets

It is composed of sets released between June 23, 2007 and March 20, 2008.

It also features promotional cards from Year 6.

Plot

After the world was in the verge of its demise, the survivors decided to rebuild the world and Gods appeared to help them. However, the Darkness Civilization decided to revolt at this moment and use this chance to gain back force.

Timeline

Details

デュエル・マスターズ6番目のシリーズ。 「極神編」と書いて「バイオレンス・ヘヴン」と読む。 目玉として新たに登場したのは、ゴッドという合体能力G・リンクを持つ種族。 同時に多色カードも大々的に復活。ゴッドは大抵それぞれのコンビが違う文明に属しているということも合わせ、聖拳編以来の多色推奨シリーズとなった。

リスト全体の多色カード比率は全シリーズ中トップ。 とは言っても、意外と単色カードにも目玉が揃っており、特にベリーレア以上のフォイル系にはエキスパンションを代表するようなものも多数。 また、他シリーズに比べて新規キーワード能力が非常に少ないことも特徴。

このセットに当てはまるエキスパンションは、

新種族ゴッドが登場。O・ドライブや文明追加など多色補助が増えた DM-24 「極神編(バイオレンス・ヘヴン) 第1弾」 新登場3色カードや「スーパー」系カードでデッキをさらに強化する DM-25 「極神編 第2弾 人造神の創造(バイオレンス・クリエイター)」 60枚中52枚が多色。まさに多色化の極地と言える構成。活用性の高いカードが多い DM-26 「極神編 第3弾 超絶VS究極(ドラゴニック・ウォーズ)」 5色レインボーカード登場。他のカードも全体的に派手なものが多い DM-27 「極神編 第4弾 完全極神(パーフェクト・ヘヴン)」 の4つ。

多色カードは基本スペックが単色カードより高いこともあり、それを大量に盛り込んでいるどのエキスパンションも全体的に派手な収録。 特に登場直後にプレミアム殿堂コンビ措置がとられた《龍仙ロマネスク》やプレミアム殿堂となった《聖鎧亜キング・アルカディアス》の存在は際立つ。

多色専用種族ロスト・クルセイダーが登場。聖拳編時代の多色専用種族スピリット・クォーツも再来し、光を含む物も遂に登場。

有能な多色カードがさらにこのシリーズで一気に増えたため、長期戦を戦えるコントロールタイプのデッキでは、これ以降ドラゴン・サーガの単色推しまで3色以上で組まれるのが定番となった。ビートダウンでも3色までならザラ。 DM-26の発売時期には、売り上げが聖拳編後期の過去最高の値に並んだ。前2シリーズでやや低迷をしたデュエル・マスターズだが、少なくとも売り上げ的には極神編で復活。ある意味DMの衰退を救ったシリーズでもある。 このシリーズから個々のカードのスペックのインフレ化が顕著になった。多色シリーズはやはり人気が高い。 《ボルシャック・大和・ドラゴン》、《封魔妖スーパー・クズトレイン》、《スーパー・スパーク》、《ダイヤモンド・ソード》など、元となったカードのあからさまな完全上位互換が多いシリーズでもある。

The God race appeared as well as its God Link ability. At the same time, multicolored cards also gained many new cards and support.

With Gods often linking to other creatures in different civilizations, decks based on multicolored cards were encouraged.

Out of all set blocks, God Apex Saga features the largest amount of multicolored cards. Many deck-types started to use more than 1 or 2 civilizations.

Many previously released cards also gained improved versions, usually called Super Cards.

Power Creep of the game starts, causing many formerly useful cards to become obsolete.

Metagame

DM-24 Stage

Decks in the metagame consisted of decks based around:

  • Water / Fire / Nature Beatdown or Mana Destruction decks.
  • Light / Water / Darkness / Fire deckout decks.
  • Haste decks (Mono-Fire, Mono-Nature, Mono-Darkness, Pacific Champion)

With DM-24 bringing multiple multicolored cards to the game, cards such as Dorvolan, the Battle Attacking Dragon Rider and Mugen Ingmar, Mobile Elemental began to appear in control decks.

A combo involving Last Avatar, Poseidon Dragon Spirit and Aqua Patrol was devised that destroyed each of your opponents shields. It was banned 2 months later in August, 2007.

DM-25 Stage

Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard was released, bringing mana acceleration and a new decktype named "Romanesk Turbo" to the metagame. Romanesk Turbo decks quickly dominated throughout the meta. Its dominance was reduced slightly by placing it in the "Duo Premium Hall of Fame" where it could not be used in the same deck as Soulswap or Crest of Mother.

The November Hall of Fame update also brought Judgement of the Flame's Spear and the Water's Blade from 1 to 0 copies, and Cloned Nightmare and Nariel, the Oracle to 1 copy. This weakened L/W/D Guardian Control decks.

DM-26 Stage

DM-26 brought a drastic amount of multicolored cards to the game, including new additions to the previous DM-10 cycle of multicolored creatures with a mana cost of 5 and 2000 power.

This brought a series of Light, Darkness and Nature control decks known as "Necra Guardian" using cards such as Bronze-Arm Tribe, Mist Rias, Sonic Guardian and Triple Mouth, Decaying Savage in order to play King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia.

Rather than continuing to use Mono-Water rush decks based on Pacific Champion, the Fire and Darkness civilizations were added to beatdown decks in order to use Jack Valdy, the Everlasting.

DM-27 Stage

In April 2008, a large amount of metagame cards were placed in the Hall of Fame. Decks such as Nekura Guardian started to fall out of use with the restriction on Soulswap, with Mono-Water decks weakened with only 1 Pacific Champion. Other restrictions such as Überdragon Bajula, Infinity Dragon and Inferno Gate lead to other weakening's of Mana Destruction and Reanimation decktypes.

Decks using God creatures from the "Five Element God" series began to rise, as well as Water Beatdown decks using Emperor Marco. With the Emperor Marco deck also drawing cards and supporting itself like a control deck, it expanded the metagame differing from regular Fire rush or beatdown.

Competitive Decks

  • Red / Green / Blue Beatdown (W/F/N)
  • Red / Green / Blue Mana Destruction (W/F/N)
    • Black Mana Destruction (D/F/N)
    • Delfin / Dual Fang (L/F/N)
    • Bajula Fang (W/F/N)
    • Dragon Mana Destruction (W/F/N)
    • Emperor Marco Beatdown (W)
  • Rush
    • Mono-Red (F)
    • Mono-Blue (W)
    • Blue / Red (W/F)
  • Removal Control
    • Guardian Removal (L)
    • Bolmeteus Control (D/F)
  • Green White Black control.
    • Guardian Removal
    • King Alcadeias
  • Other
    • Last Patrol (L/W)
    • Romanesk Turbo (L/F/N)
    • Jack Valdy beatdown (W/D/F)
    • Five Element God (L/W/D/F/N)

Important Cards

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