Claudio Kirchmair’s Top 5 Picks From Judgment of the Light

On August 7, 2013 by Claudio Kirchmair


Welcome, my name is Claudio Kirchmair and I want to present five potential cards from the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG set Judgment of the Light. Last weekend there were a lot of Sneak Preview events and it could be that you have seen some of my picks already. Overall, this set doesn’t support us with more “broken” archetypes but instead it gives us more cards for existing strategies or themes. For example Fire Fist will get their missing cards and will be more competitive afterwards.

The first card I want to talk about is a Debris Dragon for monsters with 0 DEF; Masked Chameleon.


Cannot be Normal Summoned if you control a Level 5 or higher monster. When this card is Normal Summoned: You can target 1 monster with 0 DEF in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target in face-up Defense Position. Its effects are negated. You cannot Special Summon any other monsters, except from the Extra Deck, during the turn you activate this effect.

What does this card offer?
First of all it’s searchable with the XYZ monster King of the Feral Imps, which can be played in any deck that can spam level 4 monsters. Then, it’s a Tuner and you can use it to summon different Synchro monsters like Black Rose Dragon, Scrap Dragon, etc. It also enables some access to XYZ monsters if you target a level 4 monster in the graveyard, which is pretty good because it acts as a XYZ toolbox. I think this card can be played in Mermails because you can Special Summon Atlantean Dragoons to go into Abyss Dweller or Atlantean Marksman for either Black Rose Dragon or even Gungnir, Dragon of the Ice Barrier.

What do you have to keep in mind?
It’s more of a control card because you can’t special summon non-extra deck cards, which means you won’t OTK your opponent most of the time if you had summoned this card. But overall it is a good card because it generates card advantage.

And the next card is another Debris Dragon but for Fire attribute Beast-Warriors; Coach Soldier Wolfbark.


You can target 1 Level 4 FIRE Beast-Warrior-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it in face-up Defense Position. Its effects are negated. You can only use the effect of “Coach Solider Wolfbark” once per turn.

What does this card offer?
Like Masked Chameleon, this card is also searchable with another card; Fire Formation – Tenki. This card is designed for either the Fire King Theme or Fire Fist. It’s another card advantage card, which gets even more “broken” if you special summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear with it. Overall, the card is great as it generates card advantage while giving you access to XYZ and Synchro monsters. This card’s value will be determined by the new Limited and Forbidden card list which will be released in the upcoming weeks.

What do you have to keep in mind?
The card is great but it’s restrictive in the sense that it can only be played in two archetypes.

That’s it for the Effect Monsters and the next card is a good Synchro Monster; Angel of Zera.


1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
This card gains 100 ATK for each of your opponent’s banished cards. During the Standby Phase of the next turn after this card was banished: Special Summon this banished card. You can only use the effect of “Angel of Zera” once per turn.

What does this card offer?
It’s another good level 8 Synchro monster with no restrictions for your extra deck. In certain match-ups, this card will gain an insane amount of ATK, a good example being against Dragon Ruler and Spellbook. In the Elemental Dragon mirror match it lets you attack over Redox, Elemental Ruler of Boulders. Its effect also protects itself against popular removal cards like Spellbook of Fate, Bottomless Trap Hole, Dimensional Prison or even Dimensional Fissure.

What do you have to keep in mind?

And now we come to some support for the Evilswarm deck; Number 66: Master Key Beetle.


2 Level 4 DARK monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 card you control, except this card; while this card is face-up on the field, that card(s) cannot be destroyed by card effects. If this face-up card on the field would be destroyed, you can send one of its targets to the Graveyard instead.

What does this card offer?
This card can be used for both Virus cards due the magic 2500 ATK points: Deck Devastation Virus and Epidemic Eradicator Virus. Both cards can turn the game into your favor and that’s the reason why you always look for high ATK dark monsters. Nonetheless, this card has a strong effect which helps you to protect a key card and itself. Sorosh Saberian already mentioned some cool moves with this card and you can read them here.

What do you have to keep in mind?
It can’t be played in many decks.

And now we come to my last card, a good Spell card for different decks; Transmodify.


Send 1 face-up monster you control to the Graveyard; Special Summon from your Deck, 1 monster with the same Type and Attribute as that monster in the Graveyard, but 1 Level higher. You can only activate 1 “Transmodify” per turn.

What does this card offer?
This card has a lot of combo potential and it reminds me of Foolish Burial a little bit. This card can be used in Infernity, Karakuri or any other deck which has monsters with the same Type and Attribute (Dark World, Mermail, Constellar). Here are some simple examples:

  • Summon Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi” and search Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 “Kuick”. Then you activate Transmodify to special summon Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi” and use her effect to normal summon your Kuick. Now you have access to any of your level 7 Synchro monster and that’s great.


  • Use Infernity Necromancer’s ability and afterwards, use Transmodify to special summon an Infernity Archfiend from your deck for more card advantage.


  • Use Transmodify on Inzektor Ladybug to summon either Inzektor Centipede or Inzektor Dragonfly from your deck. Afterwards you can use their effects on Inzektor Ladybug to get things rolling.

As you can see, this card offers a lot of strong plays and this is only a short list of things it is capable of.

What do you have to keep in mind?
This card is a minus one; therefore you have to find a good combination which regains the card advantage.

And that’s it for my top 5 picks from this set and I hope you can utilize some of the ideas I gave you. Overall I think the set offers some great cards for the upcoming format and only time will tell which cards are the best as we have more tournaments.

About The Author:

Claudio Kirchmair is the President of United Gosus and has been a member since 2008. For more information on Claudio check out his member profile.