Unfortunately the new box doesn't have any archetypes that even are able to scratch the surface of High Potential. The Megalith archetype is decent however struggles in the face of any form of relevant interruption. Loading... is being tested in Crystrons and can facilitate Loading... plays if you use the Loading... token and Loading... . However, as a whole this box is not Top Tier

Tier 1

TPC Comments


Blackwings remain Tier 1 because of their extremely high ceiling with the ability to flat out blow your opponent away. Blackwings have been here for a while and are one of the most aggressive decks to ever hit Duel Links. Now with another favorable matchup in Blue-Eyes reaching more popularity, Blackwings will be able to capitilize. It will be interesting to see how certain decks like Witchcrafter adjust their techs for Blackwings while also taking into account other matchups. Its no secret that cards like Loading... and Loading... keep this deck in check, however, most other decks can push through those cards. Only time will tell...

Tier 2

TPC Comments


Blue-Eyes performed really well this week even when players knew that it's coming, which is a good sign for the deck. It has had good results in every tournament thus the promotion to Tier 2. I expect players to respect it even more now and start building their side with Blue-Eyes in mind along with other decks in the meta and if they continues like this then they could move to Tier 1.

Shiranui's consistency got hit, but Loading... and Loading... are also good starters for the deck. However, when going second, Loading... is the card that is able to pressure the opponent with an instant Synchro Summon and setup for next turn and that's harder to do now, so going 1st is even more important for the deck now thus the demotion to tier2 cause other decks have an easier time going 1st or 2nd.


Fan favorite Blue-Eyes is really strong right now thanks to its good matchup against one of the most represented decks in the format, Witchcrafters. Having access to Loading... and good engine cards really makes this deck one of the best options to play this format. Despite all of this pros, the deck is quite inconsistent and suffers from a bad Blackwing matchup.

Luke Tyler

Through its 30-card Lightsworn variation, Witchcrafter has been performing quite well in the competitive scene recently. Loading... is a formidable boss monster to have to stare down for many relevant decks, and the Lightsworn engine allows for Witchcrafter to get to established boards faster as well as give the deck access to the Synchro toolbox - allowing Witchcrafter to play even more strong cards such as Loading... . Bricking is certainly an issue for the deck, but not a massive one. The deck commonly uses the skill Show of Nightmares to grab back a tech card to turn the tide of a Duel with, or at the very least will add back a Spell to use for Witchcrafter plays in the form of discarding or revealing with Verre for more attack strength.