Yu-Gi-Oh! is a harsh mistress when it comes to getting the cards you need to finish your decks. In the end it comes down to luck to pull the higher rarity cardswhen you buy a box or a few regular packs, if not your next bet is to try and trade your cards to other duelists but at times can cause you to minus in value but sometimes that better than the last option of flat out buy the card at market price or haggling down a little which can be pretty expensive especially if you need multiple copies.
Konami knows this to be true and have done certain things to help out duelists that are less strapped for cash with Gold Series, Special Edition tins, Duel Terminals and other various ways which is how we got cards like Solemn Warning, Pot of Duality and other once expensive cards running in almost anyone’s deck, but of course it takes time and won’t happen right away.
Well Konami thought of doing things a different way, first of all they thought about a different style of dueling called the seal pack duels, what this involved was buying a box with a few friends and each taking packs to create a 40 card deck with whatever you pulled out of the boxes. Once you were done with sealed play, most of the cards could be added to your actual decks (some are not advance tournament play legal) to be used legally in tournaments and other official Konami events.
All together the Battle Pack: Epic Dawn features 250 cards that include some heavy valued hitters, one main reason people buy this set is for Tour Guide of the Underworld, a card used in many top decks in YCS’s and regionals over the last year, the card has become a staple but since it was a hard to pull Secret Rare as well as a TCG exclusive in Extreme Victory the card sky rocketed in value to nearly $150 each, making a wanted card by everyone but not everyone has that kind of money to spend. Other cards like Forbidden Chalice, Forbidden Lance, Fiendish chains, Mirror Force, Pot Of Duality, Heavy Storm, also appear in this set as a combination of commons and rares which are valuable in decks. Even XYZ monsters like Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon and Tiras, Keeper of Genesis appear along with Utopia, Leviathan, and Gem Knight Pearl.
There are no holographic cards in this set, and there are only 5 cards per pack you get 3 common cards, one rare, and one starfoil rare which is similar to the original duel terminal cards with a glossy shine and stars on the front, all 250 cards come in starfoil rare so chances of getting what you want are tough but not impossible. The best part of this set is the price, roughly each pack costs $2 each making it easily affordable being a cash saver.
Make sure you look around as well for good prices if you buy a complete box, a full box contains 36 packs so some places will charge around 70+ for a box but if you look around you can find them for quite cheaper, especially over at Frank and Sons booth like D. Card Collector, who supplied our review box.