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List of Sets
It is composed of sets released between June 21, 2008 and March 20, 2009.
It also features promotional cards from Year 7.
Unlike previous events, the events of sengoku saga take place in a peacetime period where creatures simply competed with each other for entertainment, led by the Samurais and Knights. Little do they know that a particular creature's actions will bring the world back to war once again.
The new races of Samurai, Knight and Shinobi appeared on each of the 5 civilizations. The new card type of Castle, cards designed to be played and fortify shields also appeared. While Samurai creatures focused on Cross Gear's, the Knight's focused on Spells.
While the beatdown decks had been gaining strength for a while, the DM-29 addition of Ninja Strike appeared and gave further control and defense to decks, slightly weakening beatdown.
With Inferno Sign being a Shield Trigger, control decks that were being beaten by beatdown were given resistance to rush decks. Decks using Metal, Dragon God and Heavy, Dragon God were given a further boost, as well as Darkness Mana Destruction decks.
King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia and Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality together were used together causing a game state where creatures needed to have more than 9000 power to destroy as well as being multicolored.
In the 2008 Galaxy Master League, the main decks were beatdown decks: "Marco Beatdown", "Darkness Marco"," "W/F/N Beatdown", as well as "F/N Rush". Control decks using the reanimate cards and King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia were also frequent, as well as Darkness Mana Destruction decks and "W/D/N Control" decks using Dolgeza, Veteran of Hard Battle. Some "Madness" rogue decks with Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade also appeared to be a surprise in the usual meta, to counter the use of Soul Advantage.
In October 2008, Dark Hydra, Evil Planet Lord and Skeleton Vice entered the Premium Hall of Fame while Bajula's Soul entered the hall of fame, causing Race and Mana Destruction decks using Soul Advantage and Jenny, the Dismantling Puppet to be weakened somewhat.
Winners of the Galaxy Master league in the Open Class were a "L/D/N Galaxy Control" deck, with a "Counter Baiken" deck winning in the Regular Class.
This set featured additional support to the races of Giant, Samurai and Knight creatures.
Since the start of Duel Masters, this saga has probably had the most varied amount of decks in the metagame. It contained multiple types of Rush, Beatdown, Control, Reanimate, and Mana Destruction decks. Even in these decks, there was a wide variety of different tactics used.
- Fire Nature rush
- Marco Beat
- Marco Black Beat
- Dolgazer (W/N)
- Jack Valdy beatdown
- Perfect Galaxy Control (L)
- King Alcadieas (L/D)
- Black Mana Destruction (D/F/N)
- Heavy Death Metal (D/F/N)
- Romanov Sign
- Romanesk Sign
- Counter Baiken (W/D)
- Five Color Faerie Miracle
- 5-civ Mana Destruction (L/W/D/F/N)
- Huckle Kirin Sawyer, Jungle Governor
- Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality
- King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia
- Emperor Marco
- Soul Advantage
- Vacuum Crawler
- Romanov the 1st, Lord of the Demonic Eye
- Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard
- Inferno Sign
- Miraculous Plague
- Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade
- Dolgeza, Veteran of Hard Battle
- Hustle Castle
- Submarine Fortress Lair