(This is a guest post by Aaron from YouTube Channel TheShuckleTamer29 )
Most people in the yugioh community are very unaware of the fact that for every generation of the YuGiOh Television Series (not including season 0), the signature monster(s) have been either a warrior or a dragon.
Yugi saga: Blue-Eyes White Dragon
GX saga: The Elemental Hero Group
Zexal saga: Number 39: Utopia
This trend is also reflected within the real life card game. For a very long time and still today, Elemental Hero decks are very good and consistent. Guess what monster type they are, yup! Warriors!!
Do you know what monster type is in the top tier deck today? Let me give you a hint, they fly and have very scaly skin. Ding! Ding! Ding! Your Right! Dragons!!!! Dragon rulers seem to be ruling the rest of this format.
Let’s not forget about the announced Blue-Eyes synchro. So more dragons are coming to a local deck near you!
So warriors and namely dragons are stealing all of the attention from other types.
I’m very happy that Konami diversely made spellcasters great with spellbook and prophecy cards. As well as beast-warriors with the Brotherhood of the Fire Fists. It just upsets me though to see them completely undermining the underdogs of yugioh.
2 examples are:
Plants basically died when Glow-Up Bulb was banned. Winged-beasts faded away as The Blackwing archetype went out of its prime.
I’m sure if Konami made more archetypes focusing on the underdogs, like plants and winged-beasts, they could introduce the game to an audience of yugioh players that are new or who have retired and are interested in getting back into the game.
Plants are a ton of fun and winged-beasts are very formidable. They would shine for a long time, if and only if, Konami slows down on the warriors and the dragons.
This is an important food for thought. Yugioh is losing its diversity. Lets rebuild it!
What do you think about this? Leave you thoughts below.