Number of cards: 80
Release Date: 9 / February / 2017
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
Raging Tempest is the name of the 62nd Yu-Gi-Oh! release and it follows Invasion: Vengeance. This makes it the 9th release in the 11th series of the Original Card Game, the Japanese version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. The set is scheduled for a February 2017 release in North America and Europe while the OCG version will already hit the shelves in October 2016.
At this point in time, no information has been published about the TCG exclusive cards, so we will have to focus on the new archetypes that will be introduced in both the OCG as well as the TCG.
Bringing back the burn
Burn decks that try to reduce your opponent’s Life Points exclusively with effects (rather than attacks) have long been absent from the top tables at larger events. This might finally change when the “Wind Witches” will be released, a monster family that has been played by Rin in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime.
Just like the “Speedroid” archetype, all the monsters that make up the archetype seem to be WIND type. They share a common goal with the “Speedroid” monsters as they also try to perform fast Synchro Summons, so it wouldn’t be all too surprising if there was a way to combine those two archetypes somehow.
In the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, the “Wind Witches” can mimic the effects of their fallen comrades that ended up in your graveyard. If the TCG versions of those monsters came equipped with a similar effect, even effects that only inflict small amounts of effect damage could quickly add up as you could trigger them repeatedly to ultimately deal lethal damage.
Support for Yuya’s Pendulum Dragons
The signature monster of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V hero Yuya Sakaki is Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Over time, different versions of the dragon were released, however, few players were able to make a real Pendulum Dragon based deck work. Raging Tempest promises to introduce support cards for the archetype so it should be a lot easier to Special Summon the powerful monsters to the field. So whether you’re a fan of the anime or you just like dragons in general, you can certainly look forward to the release of the set.