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Train
Clockwise: "Ruffian Railcar", "Express Train Trolley Olley", "Lionhearted Locomotive", "Construction Train Signal Red", "Snow Plow Hustle Rustle" and "Heavy Freight Train Derricrane" in the artwork of "Revolving Switchyard".
Japanese
  • れっしゃ
  • 列車 (base)
  • れっしゃ (ruby)
  • Ressha (romanized)
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Train (れっしゃ Ressha),[1][2] also known as Railway, is a series of train-themed EARTH Machine monsters introduced in Galactic Overlord. They are prominently used by both Anna Kaboom in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Allen Kozuki in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

Design[edit]

Each card of this series is based on either trains or railway infrastructure.

Members[edit]

Level 1-4
Card Origin
Construction Train Signal Red Colour light signals / Buffer stop
Express Train Trolley Olley EMD SW1
Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede Railcar / Pegasus train
Lionhearted Locomotive The Little Engine That Could / Steam locomotive
Ruffian Railcar Railcar
Level 10
Card Origin
Heavy Freight Train Derricrane JNR Class DD51 / Derrick / Crane
Night Express Knight Night Express / 700 Series Shinkansen
Rocket Arrow Express Turbojet train
Snow Plow Hustle Rustle Rotary snowplow
Super Express Bullet Train Shinkansen / Turbojet train
Rank 4/Link 2
Card Origin
Double Headed Anger Knuckle Switcher
Heavy Armored Train Ironwolf Wolf, Eagle-class locomotive of the Cornwall Railway
Number 27: Dreadnought Dreadnoid Dreadnought
Rank 10-11 ("Superdreadnought Rail Cannon")
Card Origin
Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora Dora
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max Schwerer Gustav
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe Landkreuzer
Spell/Traps
Card Origin
Barrage Blast Barrage
Revolving Switchyard Railway roundhouse
Train Connection Push–pull train
Special Schedule Train schedule
Urgent Schedule

Playing style[edit]

The series' playing style revolves around Xyz Summoning Rank 10 Xyz Monsters and performing an OTK with their high ATK and aggressive, blunt effects. The series is usually played as a blind-second deck and packed with going-second staples.

The series' Main Deck monsters are divided into Level 4 monsters and Level 10 monsters. The former can provide benefits or resources for the Xyz Summons, such as "Express Train Trolley Olley", "Ruffian Railcar" and "Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede", and the latter generally have low ATK and/or effects that encourage the player to use them as materials for an Xyz Summon, such as "Heavy Freight Train Derricrane", "Night Express Knight" and "Super Express Bullet Train". Both themes can be combined through the effects of "Flying Pegasus" and/or "Revolving Switchyard" to turn the Level 4 monsters into Level 10 ones and facilitate the access to Xyz Summon, that can be further accelerated by some of the aforementioned cards, as well as by "Urgent Schedule".

The series' Rank 10/11 Xyz Monsters, or the "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon" monsters, focus on quickly finishing the game with their high ATKs and damaging effects.

Rank 10/11 Train Effects Notes
Gustav Max (Detach 1 mat) Inflict 2000 damage. Soft-once per turn high burn damage inflicter.
Super Dora (Detach 1 mat) Target 1 monster, it becomes immune to all other effects. Defensive monster with 4000 DEF, and the ability to become unaffected by card effects.
Juggernaut Liebe

Can be Xyz summoned over a Rank 10 Machine.

  • (Detach 1 mat) Gains 2000 ATK, but you can only attack with this monster this turn.
  • Can attack monsters each battle phase, equal to number of materials +1.
OTK focused game finisher, able to reach 6000 ATK and attack multiple times.

Most Train-related support cards only lock the player's attacks (to Machine Xyz monsters), not monster summons or monster effects, meaning that the Deck has access to the game's entire pool of generic Rank 10 monsters for additional utility. Rank 10 monsters of note include "Skypalace Gangaridai" (who itself is also a Machine monster that can bridge into "Juggernaut Liebe") and "Number 35: Ravenous Tarantula" (who can bridge into "Number 84: Pain Gainer" and "Number 77: The Seven Sins").

The series' Link Monster, "Double Headed Anger Knuckle", can be used to Special Summon Level 10 monsters and provide materials for the Xyz Summons, as well as a long-term investment due to its ability to revive itself, providing a slot for an Xyz Summon. It can use "Ruffian Railcar" or "Bullet Liner" as cost for its effects, setting up their effects on the End Phase.

Casual supportive cards that can be combined with this Deck include:

Variations of the Deck also include "Skill Drain", which negates the negative effects of the Level 10 monsters, turning them into easily summonable beatsticks.

Recommended cards[edit]

Weakness[edit]

  • Because of the lack of protection on most monsters, the deck is prone to mass removals and negation effects. Without proper backup plans to special summon new monsters to refill the board (i.e "Urgent Schedule"), this will render the player nearly defenseless from opponent's counterattacks.
  • Due to the deck's potential to summon a large number of powerful Xyz monsters, player may find themselves overextending and were thus at risk of losing several powerful monsters at once.
  • Since the "Train" deck features a large number of high-level monsters, it is also prone to dead draws or hands that can hinders the deck's consistency.

References[edit]

  1. "LINK VRAINS Pack 2". Konami. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. "5つの既存テーマが収録されるスペシャルパック『SELECTION 5(セレクション ファイブ)(仮)』が登場!". YU-GI-OH.jp (in Japanese). Konami. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.