| Divine Evolution Saga |
神化編 (Shinka Hen)
List of Sets
It is composed of sets released between June 27, 2009 and March 20, 2010.
- DMC-49 Force of Dragon
- DMC-50 Perfect Angel
- DMC-51 Force of Dragon Entry Pack
- DMC-52 Perfect Angel Entry Pack
- DMC-53 Legend Chronicle Shobu
- DMC-54 Legend Chronicle Rival
- DMC-55 CoroCoro Legend 7
- DMC-56 The Samurai Legend
- DMC-57 The God Kingdom
- DMC-58 Mad Rock Chester
It also features promotional cards from Year 8.
The Galaxy Shot - HELL creates a spatial rift where Ancient creatures appear and invade the world, and forces such as the White Knights, Reapers and NEX were set to stop them along with Evolution Creatures.
Many effects based on Evolution were in these sets, leading to the Ultimate evolution and Ultimate evolution MAX abilities. High costing God Link creatures also featured throughout, leading to a series of cards with a High-risk but also High-return elements.
Cards in these sets often focused on higher power on creatures rather than using control.
Graveyard evolution creatures were seen as very powerful due to not needing additional cards in your hand or battle zone to evolve from. The popularity of these cards continued though the sagas after their release.
While DM-32 released Emperor Kiriko and many new deck types based on it were created, it did not yet lead to a powerful decktype.
With Soulswap in the Hall of Fame and Crest of Mother restricted to 1, it led players to experiment with the newly released Sanctuary of the Mother. However, due to it requiring an evolution creature decks were made using King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia and Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard.
The new Hall of Fame changes were declared on December 19. 2009. The restriction of King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia, Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality weakened the "Galaxy Control" deck. With the restriction of Inferno Sign and addition of Inferno Gate on the premium banlist also lead to a decline of "Reanimate" decks.
This caused the mono-water rush and Dolgazer based decks to lead again.
With Bolshack Cross NEX released, the Kiriko / Romanesk deck was enhanced. The additional Emperor Maribel to the Water rush decks caused problems for Dolgazer, due to bouncing back Kirino Giant and slowing them down.
Since decks involving Soul Advantage had shifted to Hand Destruction decks involving Jenny, the Dismantling Puppet, a rise of decks utilizing Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade and Shinobi creatures arose to counter it.
With Fire/Nature, Water and Darkness Nature rush decks no long apparent on the meta, the Hydro Hurricane deck gained popularity in the metagame.
The national tournament Master Class shown that while Emperor Kiriko decks were thought to win, instead 1st and 2nd place were taken by anti-meta control decks: Water/Darkness/Light and Light/Darkness/Nature respectively. This 1st deck used Belfegius, Emperor of Death and Svengali Crawler which caused a small lock on your opponent's creatures.
May 15, 2010 announced additional changes to the Hall of Fame, completely banning King Alcadeias, Holy Gaia and stopping the King-Queen lock. Water decks also started to fall in usage With Paradise Aroma being limited to 1 copy.
This led to Mad Romanoff and Graveyard decks to rise in the meta-game once again. However, in a later May tournament the first place was taken by a Bolmeteus Steel Dragon control deck, second place being a deck based on Fernando the 7th, Emperor of Mystic Light and the third and fourth place taken by Beginning Romanov, Lord of the Demonic Eye decks.
- Mono Water Rush / Beatdown (W)
- Dolgazer / Shinobi (W/N)
- Marshall Queen / Memories combo deck. (L/W)
- Kiriko Romanesk (L/W/F/N)
- Kiriko King Alcadeias lock (L/W/D)
- Hydro Hurricane (L/W/D)
- Heavy Death Metal (D/F)
- Meta Control (L/W/D, L/D/N, L/W/D/N or L/W/D/F)
- Mad Romanoff / Miraculous Meltdown (D/F)
- Bolmeteus Control (L/W/F)
- Sir Virginia / Inferno Gate (D/N)
- Emperor Tina
- Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard
- Emperor Kiriko
- Amaterasu, Founder of the Blue Wolves
- Crest of Mother
- Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality
- Dolgeza, Veteran of Hard Battle
- Rose Castle
- Submarine Fortress Lair
- Lord Reis, Spirit of Wisdom