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Galactic Overlord



Konami have formally announced Galactic Overlord (the next core booster set) and posted a bunch of card info to go along with it.

Source: Konami

Thousands of years ago, the ancient city of Heliopolis was guarded by nine ancient Dragons – the Hieratic Dragons!

Together, these Hieratic Dragons – Nuit, Gebeb, Eset, Nebthet, Tefnuit, Su, Asar, Sutekh, and Atum – defended civilization against threats you cannot even imagine.

Wielding the power of their mysterious Hieratic Seals, none could challenge the power of the Hieratic Dragons. Especially when they called down the ultimate power of the sun itself, by Summoning the Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis!

Now, after several millennia, the Hieratic Dragons of Heliopolis have finally been reborn. But this time, they have come to defend YOU - against your opponents!

Power of the Sun

The Hieratic Dragons consist of 12 monsters in total: 8 Hieratic Dragon Effect Monsters, 2 Hieratic Xyz Monsters, and 2 Hieratic Seal ‘Normal’ Monsters (but one of these is actually a Gemini Monster!).



The eight Hieratic Dragon Effect Monsters have lots of different powers. But in addition to their unique abilities, they also share a few things in common:

Most have ways to Special Summon themselves.
They have high Attack Points.
Most can Special Summon a Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. (Usually happens when they’re Tributed.)
Your Dragon-Type Normal Monsters are your Hieratic Seal monsters: the Level 8 Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord, and the Level 6 Hieratic Seal of the Dragon King. (Although the latter monster is actually a Gemini Monster, so it only counts as a Normal Monster while on the field or in your Graveyard.)

Since your Hieratic Dragons can Summon these Normal Monsters easily, these Normal Monsters are the tools you need to build your ultimate Xyz Monsters:

Hieratic Seal of the Dragon King (Level 6) can help Xyz Summon Hieratic Dragon King of Atum (Rank 6), which has the power to Summon MORE Dragons from your Deck.
Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord (Level 8) helps Xyz Summon the Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis (Rank 8), which lets you Tribute monsters from your hand or field to destroy an equal number of cards on the field.
(Remember: Every time a Hieratic Dragon is Tributed, it Summons a Dragon-Type Normal Monster. So if you use the power of the Sun Dragon Overlord and Tribute your Hieratic Dragons to do it, you’ll just end up getting MORE Dragons on the field afterwards. Which you can use to do even MORE Xyz Summons!)

Here’s an example showing one of many possible routes you can use to Xyz Summon your noble Hieratic Xyz Monsters! MANY such combinations are possible. See how many you can come up with, once you collect your own Hieratic Dragons!


The Hieratic Seals

The Hieratic Dragons kept evil at bay for millennia with the power of their Hieratic Seals. As you have seen, two of these Seals take shape in monster form. But many other Seals are available as Spells and Traps, each with unique powers.

Use Hieratic Seal of Convocation to fetch a Hieratic monster from your Deck, or Hieratic Seal of Supremacy to Summon a Hieratic monster from your hand. Like its name implies, Hieratic Seal of Banishment will banish an opponent’s monster from the Duel. And Hieratic Seal of Reflection will stop any Spell, Trap, or monster effect – as long as you control a Hieratic monster.

But the most versatile Seal of all may be the Hieratic Seal From the Ashes. This Continuous Trap Card has three powers. First, it lets you send 1 Hieratic monster from your Deck to your Graveyard during each of your opponent’s turns. This lets you place your Hieratic Seal monsters into the Graveyard, from which you can easily Summon them using your Hieratic Dragon effects. (The best part is that while it’s in your Graveyard, your Hieratic Seal of the Dragon King Gemini Monster counts as a Normal Monster, so it can be Special Summoned by your Hieratic Dragons.) Second, Hieratic Seal From the Ashes can recover one of your banished Hieratic monsters during each of your turns, returning it to your Graveyard. And third, should this Trap Card ever be destroyed, a Hieratic monster from your Graveyard will emerge from its ashes, and be Special Summoned to the field.


The Power of the Dragons, Working for YOU

Galactic Overlord has many other Dragon-boosting cards that don’t just power up a Hieratic Deck, but also work in MANY other Decks.

Draconnection exchanges one Dragon from your hand with one from your Deck, as long as they both have the same Level. If you’re playing with different Dragons that share the same Level, Draconnection lets you exchange what you have for what you need, when you need it. And best of all, it works in ANY Deck that uses Dragons.

Hieratic Dragons do a lot of Tributing, and get a lot of free effects when they’re Tributed. Trial and Tribulation is the ultimate Spell Card for rewarding a Tribute-heavy Deck. This Spell Card gives you different effects based on the number of monsters you Tributed this turn (even if they were Tributed from your hand, like for the Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis). Tribute 1 monster, and you’ll draw a card. Tribute 2 monsters, and you’ll get back 2 monsters from your Graveyard, instead. Tribute 3 monsters, and you can destroy up to 3 cards on the field, instead. Trial and Tribulation works great for Hieratic Decks, Ritual Decks, Tribute Summon-heavy Decks, and many other Decks, even if they don’t use Dragons at all!


Lightray Monsters

Some of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG monsters have seen the light! Now they’ve been converted into Lightray monsters – LIGHT versions of their former selves. Each of the five Lightray monsters in Galactic Overlord has a built-in way to Special Summon it, plus amazing new powers. Lightray monsters are a natural fit with your Lightsworn, Hieratic, Photon, or any other LIGHT Deck you’re building.




Lucky Number Seven!

Are you feeling lucky? Then try out one of these Rank 7 Xyz Monsters from Galactic Overlord.

Number 7: Lucky Straight lets you roll the dice to decide how strong it is, and if you roll 7, it gains incredible extra powers! With the right roll of the dice, you can send everything else on the field to the Graveyard, Special Summon a monster of your choice, or cycle through the top 3 cards of your Deck.

They say fortune favors the bold, but if you want a little safer bet, use the hypnotic gaze of Number 11: Big Eye to lure your opponent’s monsters over to your side of the field to fight for you! By detaching one of its Xyz Materials, Big Eye will permanently take control of one opponent’s monster. Big Eye’s got 2600 Attack Points, too!




Why No Orcs in ORCS?
Galactic Overlord is the sequel to March’s Order of Chaos booster set, which had the set abbreviation ORCS. So why were there no Orcs in ORCS? Maybe because this poor guy missed the bus…



These are just a few of the highlights in Galactic Overlord. There are also new cards for Inzektors, Evols, Photons, and many other Decks, plus some cool new cards from the TV show, including new monsters like the Bounzers!





Product Title: Galactic Overlord
Product Type: Booster Pack
Set Size: 100
Launch Date: 5/8/2012
Konami Tournament Legal Date: 5/8/2012
MSRP: $3.99 per pack

Galactic Overlord contains 100 cards:

48 Common Cards
20 Rare Cards
14 Super Rare Cards
10 Ultra Rare Cards
8 Secret Rare Cards