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Yang Zing
DragonstarMaterialization
"Bian" and "Bixi" being Summoned by "Constellar Sombre" in the artwork of "Cosmic Dragon Incarnation".
Japanese

  • (りゅう)(せい)
  • 竜星 (kanji)
  • りゅうせい (furigana)
  • Ryūsei (rōmaji)
  • Cosmic Dragon (translated)


Sets


"Yang Zing", known as "Cosmic Dragon" ((りゅう)(せい) Ryūsei) in the OCG, is an archetype of monsters that debuted in Duelist Alliance. They resemble Dragon-like creatures, but with a slight appearance of Beasts, either by having a mane and/or tiger stripes, as well as Beast-like paws and claws; also, they have a bead inside a triangle on their chest and 3 others on their horns. So far, all the monsters of this archetype are Wyrm-Type, which is a new monster Type that also debuted in Duelist Alliance.

Story

A group of Wyrms who dwell inside the "Stars" of the Heavens and Earth. They are incarnations of elements found on the planet and the power of the bright stars in the sky brought forth by "Constellar Sombre", who has the same amount of power as a god. It's said that when the "Yang Zing" come together, a shining radiance will consume everything.[1]

Playing style

The Main Deck monsters focus on maintaining field presence by Special Summoning one another when they are destroyed. In addition, each of the non-Tuners is capable of Synchro Summoning during your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase, like "Urgent Tuning" or "T.G. Wonder Magician", and give extra abilities to the Synchro Monster that they were used to Summon, as follows:

"Yang Zing" monster Attribute Level Additional effect given to the Synchro Monster
Pulao WIND 1 Unaffected by Spell Cards
Bixi WATER 2 Unaffected by Trap Cards
Bian EARTH 3 Cannot be destroyed by battle
Suanni FIRE 4 Gains 500 ATK and DEF
Taotie DARK 5 Control cannot be switched

The Tuner monsters of the archetype, "Chiwen, Cosmic Dragon of Light" and "Jiaotu, Darkness of the Yang Zing" are LIGHT and DARK-Attributed, respectively, and their effects tend to speed-up Synchro Summons even more: the first one follows the trend of many Tuner monsters, such as "Plaguespreader Zombie", "Scrap Mind Reader" and "Soaring Eagle Above the Searing Land", by Special Summoning itself from the Graveyard in order to assist a Synchro Summon and being banished when it leaves the Field, if Special Summoned by its own effect; this effect can be triggered when a "Yang Zing" monster you control is destroyed. The second one can instantly set up a Synchro Summon, by Special Summoning 2 "Yang Zings" from your Deck by the cost of 2 "Yang Zing" cards in your hand: you can use its effect to Special Summon, for example, "Bixi, Cosmic Dragon of Water" alongside with "Suanni, Cosmic Dragon of Fire", for a quick Synchro Summon of "Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing", or alongside with "Bian, Cosmic Dragon of Earth" to quickly bring "Yazi, Wickedness of the Yang Zing" out.

The aforementioned monsters are the two "Yang Zing" Synchro monsters released thus far; the former can shuffle cards from the Field into the deck, up to the number of original Attributes of Wyrm-Type monsters used for its Synchro Summon; its second effect lets it destroy 1 card you control in order to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster from your Graveyard, setting up more Synchro Summons by not only bringing back a possible "Yang Zing" but also by destroying a "Yang Zing" and triggering its effect. The latter cannot be targeted by your opponent's card effects and can act like a "Yang Zing" version of "Scrap Dragon", destroying 1 of those monsters you control and 1 of your opponent's cards; it moreover can Special Summon, not only a "Yang Zing" monster, but any Wyrm-Type monster from your Deck when it is destroyed.

Another feature is the diversity of Attributes, that is emphasized in cards like "Cosmic Dragon Leyline" and one of the aforementioned Synchro Monsters; you can use this to you advantage by using cards like "Fuh-Rin-Ka-Zan".

Among general cards that can help the Deck, are highlighted "Imperial Iron Wall" and "Supply Unit". The former prevents "Chiwen" from being banished every time it is Special Summoned by its own effect, while also protects "Yang Zing" monsters from cards that would prevent their searcher effect from being triggered, such as "Bottomless Trap Hole", "Dimensional Prison" and "Macro Cosmos", and the latter makes you draw a card every time a "Yang Zing" monster is destroyed. You can also use "Solidarity" and "Masked Chameleon" in order to increase their ATK and set up more Synchro Summons, respectively.

Due to the high Chain Links that can be achieved, cards like "Accumulated Fortune" and "Miraculous Rebirth" and "Chain Strike" can be useful.

The Deck as a whole can be used to perform any Synchro Summon, so you can use the Quick Effect of the non-Tuner "Yang Zing" monsters to perform Synchro Summons during your opponent's turn, choosing to Summon the monster that is more appropriate depending on your opponent's move.

In this Deck, generic Synchro Monsters can be even more powerful than they are normally, as they will gain additional bonuses when Summoned by using the "Yang Zing" monsters as Synchro Materials; the Tuner monster in these scenarios is always "Chiwen":

  • "Star Eater" - If Summoned by using "Pulao", "Bixi", "Suanni" and "Bian", its immunity against Spell and Trap Cards will be extended beyond the Battle Phase, as well as rendering it unable to be destroyed by battle and give it a 3700-point ATK total.
  • "Drascension the Supreme Sky Dragon" - Due to the above-average Draw power of this Deck, because of "Supply Unit" and "Cosmic Dragon Comet Trail", this monster can have a huge ATK boost when Summoned; in addition, if somehow it be destroyed by your opponent, you will also recover all "Yang Zing" used for its Synchro Summon. The fact that their effects will be negated will not be a drawback, unless you are intending to use their Quick Effect, during your opponent's turn.
  • "Giganticastle" - If Summoned by using, for example, 2 "Suannis", it will have a smashing 4300 ATK and 4200 DEF; if you substitute one of the "Suannis" by 2 "Pulao" and 1 "Bixi", it will have 4200 ATK, 4100 DEF and will gain immunity against Spell and Trap Cards.
  • "Red Dragon Archfiend" - When summoned by using "Pulao", "Bixi", and "Suanni", gains immunity against Spell and Trap cards and increases its ATK to 3500. You can also use its effect to destroy your "Yang Zing" monsters during your End Phase so that you can trigger their effects; this can give you greater control over your Synchro Summons during your opponents turn. You can also summon "Red Nova Dragon" using two "Jiaotu" as the required Tuners.

Recommended cards

Recommended cards

Weaknesses

Trivia

  • The Yang Zing are based on the Nine Offspring of the Dragon, characters of Chinese mythology. "Yang Zing" may be a misspelling of "Yang Xing", which may be interpreted as either 阳星 yáng xīng, literally meaning "sun star", or 阳性 yáng xìng, meaning "positive" or "masculine".
  • The Japanese name 竜星 ryūsei literally translates to "dragon star". It may also be based on 流星 ryūsei, "meteor", and 竜生九子 Ryūsei Kyūshi, "Nine Offspring of the Dragon".
  • According to Sheng'an waiji by Yang Shen, the "9 sons of the dragon" are listed as the following order:
# "Yang Zing" monster Respective Son of the Dragon
1 Bixi Bixi
2 Chiwen Chiwen
3 Pulao Pulao
4 Bian Bi'an
5 Taotie

Taotie or Chaofeng

6 Baxia Baxia or Gongfu
7 Yazi Yazi
8 Suanni Suanni
9 Jiaotu

Jiaotu

References

  1. YGOrganization - [Lore] Shadoll and Ryuusei

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