Yu-Gi-Oh has lengthy been a recreation of “cookie cutter” decks based mostly round highly effective archetypes, solely actually altering with the adjustments within the meta-game as new units are launched. It is extremely true that sure archetypes merely overpower a large majority of others, and match-ups between the High 8 “cookie cutters” versus the extra inventive brews are typically very poor for the latter class. Effectively, Konami has determined, appropriately, to change issues up and stage the enjoying area with the brand new Battle Pack, and hopefully the primary of many, Epic Daybreak.Just like the Mega Packs earlier than it, the Battle Pack is a reprint set, with playing cards relationship again fairly a number of years. In contrast to the Legendary Assortment 2’s Mega Packs or the extra extensively distributed Ra Yellow Mega Packs, nevertheless, Epic Daybreak goes again to the very starting of Yu-Gi-Oh. As you may think, this makes for a really massive and different set, and that it does. Whereas having Airknight Parshath in the identical pack as an XYZ monster like Utopia is a bit of unusual, if you have a look at how the set is constructed, all of it comes collectively.The Battle Pack is particularly designed to be a product that permits you to exit with your folks, purchase a number of packs and immediately make a deck from these playing cards. That is fairly superior when you think about simply how good the playing cards in these packs actually are. Sure, there are loads of “old school” playing cards that do not appear all that related anymore, however man, how lengthy has it been since you have seen a Slate Warrior? With solely 5 playing cards in a pack, sure, you will have to purchase fairly a number of packs, however contemplating they’re going to be promoting for about the identical value as a Duelist Pack (about $2) you possibly can afford to purchase lots on a good funds. Consider that, 50 playing cards, a bit of greater than a primary Yu-Gi-Oh deck, for about $20. That is higher than shopping for a starter deck, actually, if you then see the set listing.Understandably, to make it interesting for a aggressive restricted format there are loads of fascinating playing cards, in addition to very highly effective playing cards. Tour Information from the Underworld (one of the vital widespread monster playing cards within the historical past of the sport) and Fiendish Chain at the moment are very available so that you can use in your Battle Pack deck, to not point out, you possibly can then use them in your precise Constructed Yu-Gi-Oh deck. Much more fascinating is the inclusion of playing cards lengthy banned from aggressive play, equivalent to Raigeki and Harpie’s Feather Duster. These playing cards at the moment are playable within the Restricted Battle Pack match format, since they are going to be pretty widespread (at the same time as rares within the pack) so you possibly can make certain that you will see greater than a pair throughout any given match.What’s nice about this set although is the actual fact you do not even must go to tournaments to have loads of enjoyable. You possibly can simply preserve shopping for packs till you construct a very good and highly effective deck, one which you could possibly really take to a really aggressive Constructed Match and win quite a lot of video games with.How does this have an effect on the secondary marketplace for playing cards like Tour Information? To be trustworthy, it is the starfoil card in each pack that can make this set so extremely wanted. Just like the Pastime League parallels and Duel Terminal foil playing cards earlier than them, the starfoils will be any card in your complete set (both widespread or uncommon). Since each pack has one, you could possibly doubtlessly have a really beneficial assortment of starfoil playing cards in a short time, particularly should you’re getting Pot of Duality, Forbidden Lance or Tour Information frequently in that slot. Sure, you will see an enormous drop in card costs, however the one ones which are actually going to be affected severely is Tour Information (goodbye $100 price ticket) and Fiendish Chain (not $50). The inclusion of the starfoils in such an enormous set goes to make particular person starfoils extremely wanted, and subsequently, they’ll have fairly excessive worth on the secondary market.Yu-Gi-Oh gamers cannot anticipate the Battle Pack tournaments to start out. There will likely be some fairly good prize playing cards for winners, apparently, and never solely that, you can take house some fairly good playing cards simply from the packs you performed with to soup up your individual private deck to assist take it excessive to win you that match that you could possibly by no means appear to high merely since you could not afford Fiendish Chains and Tour Guides. Thanks, Konami.