In the final storyline of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime, Yusei Fudo has to stop Z-one and his Timelords to save the world, but the Timelords’ mastery over the fabric of reality make them tough monsters to take down. We haven’t seen any new Timelords since 2011, but Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge has five brand-new cards for the theme!
The Timelords cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck, and at Level 10, they may seem hard to Summon. But if you control no monsters, you can Normal Summon them without Tributing. They also cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. You take no battle damage from attacks involving the Timelords, so you don’t have to worry about them having 0 ATK and 0 DEF. Each of the Timelords has a unique effect that activates at the end of the Battle Phase if it has battled, so you can take advantage of them not being destroyed as well as their effects preventing you from taking damage. While the Timelords may bend many rules to their will, they will run out of time during your Standby Phase as each Timelord also shuffles itself back into the Deck. Battle of Legends: Light’s Revenge gives you four new Timelords to choose from, and because they all work the same way, it’s their bonus effects that you want to pay attention to.
Lazion, the Timelord will shuffle all the cards from your opponent’s Graveyard into their Deck during the end of the Battle Phase after it’s battled, so you can disrupt your opponent if they’re planning to do something tricky with their Graveyard. It also has an effect that will inflict 1000 damage to your opponent when they draw a card, and while it will only activate once per turn, it is great in a burn-centric strategy. Kamion, the Timelord will shuffle a card your opponent controls back into the Deck and then inflict 500 damage. Getting rid of a powerful Extra Deck Monster your opponent controls with ease is what Kamion does best. Kamion doesn’t target, so your opponent doesn’t know what they will lose until you resolve its effect, and your opponent can’t activate cards or effects in response to its activation either. The extra 500 damage Kamion tacks on has solid synergy with Lazion if you’re looking to continue the burn theme, but having a monster that can remove the biggest monster your opponent has on the field is something every Deck can use.
Next up is Sadion, the Timelord, which can really help you out in a pinch. If Sadion battles and your Life Points are less than 4000, they jump up to 4000. If you’re constantly on the ropes and you’re looking for a way to stabilize and get back into the Duel, having a defensive monster that will not only survive battles but also pump your Life Points back up is great.
Last but not least is Zaphion, the Timelord, which will shuffle all Spells and Traps your opponent controls into the Deck after it battles, making it a real all-star against Trap-centric strategies. Zaphion has great utility as a monster that can fill the role as spell and trap removal, and even comes equipped with a bonus effect if it is sent from the field to the Graveyard. If your opponent manages to deal with your Zaphion, you will get to draw a card! Having such a strong option against heavy Trap strategies is great, but one that also gets you a free draw if your opponent takes it down really puts it over the top.
To help you Summon your Timelords more regularly, you can use the new Time Maiden as well. If you control no monsters, you can Special Summon Time Maiden from your hand. It can be treated as two tributes for a Tribute Summon of a Timelord, but you probably won’t use it that way. Instead, you can tribute Time Maiden to add a Timelord with 0 ATK from your Deck to your hand. This effect lets you find whatever Timelord you want for a particular situation, so you don’t have to load your Deck up with lots of extra copies of each Timelord. In addition, you can banish Time Maiden from your Graveyard to Special summon a Timelord monster with 0 ATK from your Deck ignoring its Summoning conditions. You can’t Special Summon other monsters the turn you activate that effect, but the Timelord you Special Summon will likely be able to hold down the fort on its own.
What makes the Timelords so awesome is that not only do they work well together, but you can choose which Timelord works best with your Deck and incorporate it into your strategy. Make sure to check out the new Timelords and more in Battle of Legends: Light’s Revenge , in stores now!
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