Sengoku Saga
Japanflag.png 戦国編バトル・ギャラクシー (Sengoku Hen)
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Sengoku Saga is the 7th block of card sets in the Duel Masters trading card game.

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.

Plot

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.

Timeline

Details

デュエル・マスターズ7番目のシリーズ。

新種族として「サムライ」「ナイト」「シノビ」「オリジン」と各文明に「モンスター」が登場。また、新たな種類のカード「城」が現れた。 その内、サムライの主力武装として転生編以来のクロスギアに焦点が当てられている。

極神編とはうって変わって、新規キーワード能力の宝庫でもある。 全体的にシールド関連の能力を持ったカードが多く、このシリーズの裏テーマとなっている。

文明同士の戦争は終わり、エンターテイメント、つまりは武道会で真の覇者を決める戦いという設定になっている。

このセットに当てはまるエキスパンションは、

新種族サムライとナイトが登場。強力なカードが多い DM-28 「戦国編(バトル・ギャラクシー) 第1弾」 奇襲性抜群の能力を持つ種族シノビ登場 DM-29 「戦国編 第2弾 戦国英雄伝(ロックオン・ヒーローズ)」 第4のカード城が登場。旧種族の復活とサムライ&ナイトの進化出現 DM-30 「戦国編 第3弾 戦極魂(ウルトラ・デュエル)」 新種族オリジン登場。過去に絶滅した種族が多数復帰 DM-31 「戦国編 第4弾 戦国武闘会(グレイテスト・チャンピオン)」 の4つ。

このエキスパンションから目に見えて単色カードのカードパワーが上昇(オーバースペック化)した。 多色シリーズが押しなべて強いデュエル・マスターズの傾向や、全体的にやや弱めだった不死鳥編の事から考えると、単色カードはむしろこのレベルのスペックが妥当と言えなくもない。

ヒーローズ・カードが登場。漫画「デュエルマスターズ」のキャラクターが描かれているホイル使用で、カティノカードと同様の位置付け。 Magic:The Gatheringの神河ブロックの流れを受け継いでいると思われる。和風、西洋風といった古風現実世界を題材にしている点において近い(WoCのデザイナーたちも、神河ブロックで日本のサムライやニンジャといった文化をかなり勉強したらしく、それが反映されている可能性大)。また、未来予知やローウィンの一部コンセプト(要塞化や種族を持った呪文・クロスギア)を受け継いでいる面もある。 後に2018年にMTGで特殊セット「バトルボンド」が登場したが、同特殊セットの舞台となる次元である「ケイレム/Kylem」は戦闘行為が競技化した世界となっており、戦国編の世界観をオマージュしたと言えなくもない。 シリーズの特徴として、後半から環境のビートダウン化を狙ってるような収録が顕著になり、同時に旧種族の復活も目立つようになった。また、エキスパンション毎に「モンスター」種族が各文明必ず1枚ずつ収録されている。 戦国編のCMをよく観るとそれぞれ繋がっている。公式サイトで視聴できるので、興味があれば覗いてみると良いだろう。

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.

Besides a few exceptions in DM-31, cards in the Sengoku Saga focused on cards with only civilization, in comparison to the previous multicolored focus in the God Apex Saga.

Following the Catino Cards came the Heroes Cards, foil cards that had characters from the anime on their artwork.

Metagame

DM-28 Stage

Decks utilizing King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia began to rise, as well as Emperor Marco beatdown deck.

DM-28 released Huckle Kirin Sawyer, Jungle Governor and Max, Crimson Blade Lord giving further speed to Rush and Beatdown decks, as well as boosting mono-Fire and Fire/Nature decks.

Soul Advantage and Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality brought new options to control decks.

DM-29 Stage

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.

Decks involving Inferno Sign started to be made, involving cards such as the Romanov name category, or Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard.

With Inferno Sign being a Shield Trigger.png 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.

DM-30 Stage

In DM-30, the new card type of Castle appeared. With vastly differing effects, certain castles such as Hustle Castle, Rose Castle and Submarine Fortress Lair appeared in many decks.

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.

DM-31 Stage

With Soulswap and Dark Hydra, Evil Planet Lord both limited to 0 copies, Crest of Mother began to be used, even with only 1 copy.

With Mist Rias, Sonic Guardian limited to 1, and Soul Advantage at 0, card draw and advantage was sought out in other methods, with darkness going back to cards such as Lost Soul.

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.

Competitive Decks

Important Cards

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