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Reviewed 12.11.2003

Avg. Standard Rating: 4.63


Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.



In my opinion, the best character in the game at the moment. Able to turn your opponent's character into mush with the powerful Tiger Scream attack is just nice. And if you dont have the cards to do a tiger scream, or they are chu and lowered your attack by 1, you can use Primal Instincts and gain a spirit.


 Byakko is specifically suited for beatdown. His second attack's effect piles up quickly... able to get through most Chars defenses in about one or two attacks. Later on he's able to bust through your opponents defensive items and makes his offensive items that much more potent. But you really want to play him earlier, in the first or second match. In the first match with a +2000 offensive item or a RASH BRAWLING it's a pretty safe bet Double Double. And of course... the big St. Beast bonus. An efficient char that provides for more card drawing is a good choice all around. Outside of team St. Beast he makes a couple cameos in beatdown decks. He's going to empty your hand but he's real easy on the spirit.

4 out of 5


Byakko TR12/22 Primal Instincts: Gain 1 spirit. Tiger Scream: Until the match ends, your opponent's character in the Arena gains -1000 to their defensive value, to a minimum of 1. Character
Byakko is by far my favorite character in set 1.  4K defense is average.  Then it depends on what you need.  Need some spirit energy?  Use Primal Instincts.  This atk cost 1 discard and hits for 4k, and you gain a spirit.  Wanting to go for damage?  Tiger Scream it up.  This atk costs 2, deals 4k, and lowers your opponents defense value 1k each time used. It is one of the most awesome atks available.  Tiger Scream combo'd with Trace Eyes usually equals double damage, which when used with Power Strike or Overwhelming kill means the match is done.  Add in the extra card for the St.Beast bonus and you can gain control of the match pretty easy.  You can join us at #yuyutcg on irc.creativeirc.net to discuss this and/or any other card/strat.  Question & Answer with Adam Sheehan and IQ will be Dec. 17 from 3-4:30 cst.  Hope to see you there.


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