Everything You Need to Know About Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of Destruction!

Card art for Varudras, Bringer of the End Times in Legacy of Destruction
Credit: Konami

Card art for Varudras, Bringer of the End Times in Legacy of Destruction
Credit: Konami

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of New set releases are a big deal for any Trading Card Game. As one of the big three card games, at least in North America, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is definitely no exception. Legacy of Destruction appears to be the 91st Yu-Gi-Oh set to release and is currently available worldwide. Here’s everything you need to know about the newest Yu-Gi-Oh TCG set!

Legacy of Destruction Release Date

Legacy of Destruction Logo on top of Diabellze artwork from Legacy of Destruction
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While the set technically officially releases tomorrow at the time of writing, product for Legacy of Destruction should be available for purchase worldwide. The official release date for Legacy of Destruction is April 26, 2024. That said, the official store launch date was April 24. Players do need to wait for the 26th for Legacy of Destruction cards to officially become tournament-legal. If you want to see how Legacy of Destruction cards will affect competitive, start paying attention to tournament results this weekend!

Legacy of Destruction Products

Legacy of Destruction Booster Box
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Unlike other trading card games that release a ton of different products attached to one set release, Legacy of Destruction seems pretty straightforward. Since this is a Booster pack release, players can expect the traditional Booster Box and single packs that come with the set. While further products may be released related to Legacy of Destruction in the future, this is all players have for the time being.

This is, honestly, rather refreshing. The chaos of different booster box types and supplementary products with different legalities is not something that will plague the complexity of the Legacy of Destruction set release.

Legacy of Destruction Set Contents

Players interested in trying their luck with Legacy of Destruction Booster Box opening would likely desire to be armed with some information. Knowing the set contents, as well as the opening rates, can help players decide what the best course of action is to acquire their desired cards.

The Legacy of Destruction set consists of 100 brand-new cards. This includes 10 secret rares, 14 ultra rares, 26 super rares, and 50 commons. 24 unique cards in the set also have the coveted Quarter Century Secret Rare treatment. A 25th card is only available at this rarity, which will undoubtedly be one of the most expensive ones in the set. If these Quarter Century Rare cards have similar pull rates to past sets, players can expect one in about 1.5 boxes.

Legacy of Destruction Archetypes

Archetypes that will gain some support from this set are the omnipotent Snake-Eyes, Voiceless Voice, Yubel, Ragnaraika, Melodius, Tenpai, Lightsworn, Centurion, Memento, VaalMonica, Illusion, Sinful Spoils, and more.

Perhaps the most interesting archetype that comes to the TCG with the addition of Legacy of Destruction is the Tenpai archetype. This deck employs a bunch of Fire Dragon cards that really care about the Battle Phase. While this may seem like an underwhelming focus point, potentially even killing an archetype, tournament play in the OCG does suggest that this archetype is the real deal. The OTK going second strategy has a one-card combo that can navigate to over 30,000 damage, capable of killing most duelists three times over.

Nostalgic collectors will be treated to some new variants of Silent Swordsman and Silent Magician cards. Gandora, Dragon of Destruction will also be coming to the TCG in this set. All of these cards focus around the new card Shining Sarcophagus as the glue to hold it together.

Overall, Legacy of Destruction is expected to make a much smaller impact than Phantom Nightmare did, but as mentioned previously, there are some cards to watch out for.

The Tenpai definitely takes the top spot here. As an archetype that can compete with the tier zero Snake-Eye deck according to OCG tournament results. This deck is even capable of ending your life on YOUR Battle Phase (though that’s pretty niche), which makes forcing them to go first, while viable, not as good as it may seem.

Otherwise, some potential additions to existing Snake-Eye archetypes are coming in Legacy of Destruction. Diabellze, the Original Sinkeeper could slot into the Diabellstar versions of Snake-Eye but has not seen a ton of play that way yet. Other Snake-Eye cards are also coming in Legacy of Destruction.

Otherwise, a lot of hype seems to be there for some Yubel support, some Illusionist support, and a new crazy Rank 10 XYZ Monster.

Cards to Consider Picking up for Legacy of Destruction

If you want to prepare for the release of Legacy of Destruction, sadly, you’re likely too late. Most of the cards we would recommend grabbing to get ready for Yu-Gi-Oh!’s newest set relate to the Tenpai archetype, and those cards are already incredibly expensive. Take Trident Dragion, for example. Grabbing one of these cards right now will cost you $100 USD! Considering that the card amounts to 18,000 damage in the Tenpai deck, its price is somewhat understandable. The card has also not had a decent reprint in quite some time. Looking up any winning Tenpai decklist and picking out the odd cards that have not seen a reprint in quite some time is likely the best way to figure this one out.

Have Fun With Legacy of Destruction!

As of the writing of this article, Legacy of Destruction is already available for purchase, and it’s about to become tournament-legal. Will the support for various archetypes put them on the map? Will Snake-Eye decks continue to dominate? Will Tenpai rise up and contest the tier zero threat? We’ll know soon.

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