Today marked the arrival of REDU, which introduces the OOParts, Magical, H-C, Madolce and Geargia archetypes. Well not really Geargia since they had one piece of it made a long time ago.
Being the first pack of Series 8 it is expected to shape the meta like it's predecessors TDGS and DREV, while there are some interesting components of the new archetypes, none of them look to be more than Tier 2 as of yet.
Some highlights of the pack include of course the cover card and the new archetypes.
Looks to be extremely combo based, a dangerous thing to do in a format with two Torrentials. However, does not look to require to many traps and with level manipulation abilities can make some synchro plays as they do not hav the "cannot be used as Synchro material" condition.
Looks to the potentially the next Tier 1 deck. Revolving around the use of "Book of Magic" spells, the monsters itself boast 4 foils, including a toolbox and a boss mob, as well as a boss Exceed and a ???WTF Exceed. Odds of this topping are the highest IMO.
It jus kinda looks trashy.
Looks to be interesting, could start showing in the meta, although whether or not Konami will promote this deck is another question, as they do not rely on Exceeds.
Having one of the most hyped about boss Exceed due to its versatility, this deck seems to lack support but if you think about it Inzecters also simply took Hornet, Damsel, Centipede and Mantis to play in the beginning, expect more potential in future support to push this to Tier 1.
Does not yet seem viable. Hard to tell, as they seem bent on milling and bringing out their boss mob, but it's a defensive mob, so perhaps more offensive support could give this deck a push up to at least Tier 2.
It's strong, nothing more needs to be said about a 4k beater.
Gear-Gigant Cross X
Splashable and makes teching a few Machina here and there viable. You can also search Proto Cyber to Fortress people (LOL)
God of Snow Capped Mountain
Alot of potential in this staller, extremely defensive. I like it.
Galaxy Queen's Light
Tech into Spellcasters to make Hairpn more viable.
Book of Magic cards
Only Grimore and Necromonicon are good, the other two are meh....
Compulsory Withdrawal Device
I think this is good, LOL.
Doesn't destroy stuff, but buys the turn against Inzecters anyway.
Purgatory Trap Hole
Will they stop making shit that kills Shi'en? EDIT: Looks like can't kill Shi'en, who can negate the activation of this thing anyway. Negate activation = negate effect of effect negation. If you get what I mean.
That's about all I hav to say for now, may update soon.