Behold the Gold!
Premium Gold: Infinite Gold is the third of the “new” wave of Gold Series sets, and is set to be super popular with people who like a little bit more bling in their lives.
This set caused a few massive waves when the first few cards were revealed, because some of the BIGGEST cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! were confirmed for a reprint far sooner than the general population was expecting.
What followed was a manic panic of people offloading cards in fear of a massive price drop, throwing the entire trading economy into a spin.
Even though the dust has settled, that doesn’t change the awesome cards lurking within each pack of Premium Gold: Infinite Gold.
Let’s start off with the big one: Number 106: Giant Hand.
Rank 4 Xyz monsters have been a staple of almost every competitive deck for the last 18 months. Giant Hand is definitely one of the stronger Rank 4’s, proving generic monster negation and a solid 2000/2000 attack and defence.
Equally strong has been Giant Hand’s price point…until now! Not just for YCS winners and those with deep pockets anymore, Premium Gold is putting Giant Hand into the hands of duelists everywhere.
2 Level 8 monsters
Once per turn, during either player’s turn, when a Spell Card or effect on the field is activated: You can negate that effect, and if you do, attach that card to this card as Xyz Material. When an opponent’s monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation. If a face-up Xyz Monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; it gains ATK equal to 1 of those destroyed monster’s original ATK.
Wow, so this card only does everything! Once per turn, you can stop a spell OR spell effect, eat that spell as an Xyz material and then use those materials to fuel Number 38’s other effects. You can force your opponent to attack the 3000-strong dragon or have your Xyz monsters gain attack when other Xyz monsters are destroyed.
“But what deck even makes Rank 8 monsters?” you ask. Dracopals are officially on the Rank 8 train. Summoning multiple Ignisters and Dinoster Powers in one turn gives them the option to summon this more reactive monster for their opponent’s turn. Kozmo and Monarchs also have the option of jamming two Dark Destroyers or big Monarchs into Titanic Galaxy as well.
If you have played Yu-Gi-Oh! any time since the release of Dimension of Chaos, you have probably experienced a few losses to “Immortal Giant Spaceships: The Deck” aka Kozmo. The old saying goes “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” and thanks to Premium Gold: Infinite Gold, you can.
So many Kozmo cards are reprinted in this set that I wouldn’t be shocked if someone turns up to my local with an all-gold, all-bling Kozmo deck next weekend. There is even a reprint of Emergency Teleport for all those Farmgirl OTKs!
Another deck with plenty of reprints? Good old Burning Abyss.
After seeing some popularity combined with the new Phantom Knight archetype, Burning Abyss is also featured in some pretty decent solo builds as well. Their ability to generate advantage when sent to the grave and put huge amounts of damage on the board quickly have kept them popular for multiple formats.
And now they are gold baby, gold.
Dante, Traveller of the Burning Abyss has always been the “price hurdle” for players wanting to build a Burning Abyss deck. After this gold reprint though, he will be just as obtainable as the rest of the deck. Which is good, because a new member of the Burning Abyss Inferno is coming to town…
Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal is Dante’s main squeeze, the girl he has trekked into the Inferno to rescue. And boy, was it worth it!
Beatrice can be summoned by discarding a Burning Abyss monster and using a Dante monster (including the fusion or Xyz) as a material. Every turn after the turn she is summoned, you can detach a material to send ANY monster from your deck to the grave, triggering Burning Abyss monsters, Shaddoll monsters and a whole lot more on your turn AND your opponent’s.
Additionally, when Beatrice is destroyed, you can summon any Dante monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring it’s summoning conditions. So even when Beatrice is destroyed, behind every great woman is a man of value.
These cards represent the cream of the crop for Premium Gold: Infinite Gold, but that is not even close to the amount of value packed in these little red boxes. Reprints of previously expensive cards like Ghost Ogre and Snow Rabbit, Galaxy Cyclone, Digvorzhak and more make these cards SUPER affordable, which is awesome for leveling the playing field.
So whether you are chasing the new hotness, the old staples or just want some more bling in your life, make sure you check out Premium Gold: Infinite Gold to fulfill your auric desires.