Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Unoriginal & Boring Part 4 - Christmas Dragon Rulers!

Having not played yugimonz in a long while, getting back into the game was hindered by the rustiness of my skills. Even playing a simple deck like Dragon Rulers posed plenty of problems to the recollection of my memories of the game, and I made several misplays and mistakes.

However, practice makes perfect! Having played the newest build of Dragon Rulers on DuelNet today (well, minus the few instances of me switching back to Inzektors), I found a build that I liked a lot. So for today's "The Unoriginal & Boring" post, introducing Christmas Dragon Rulers!!

Well, Christmas in this deck name has no significant meaning, but rather serves as a reminder to everyone that Christmas is just round the corner, get ready for the festive celebrations! Decklist is as follows and it will be in TCG format since DuelNet does not allow OCG builds now:

Monsters (23):
[3] Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
[3] Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
[3] Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
[3] Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
[1] Mythic Tree Dragon
[1] Mythic Water Dragon
[3] Maxx "C"
[2] Effect Veiler
[2] Dragunity Corsesca
[2] Flamvell Guard

Spells (9):
[3] Dragon Ravine
[1] Gold Sarcophagus
[2] Dragon Shrine
[3] Mystical Space Typhoon

Traps (9):
[1] Bottomless Trap Hole
[1] Compulsory Evacuation Device
[1] Return from the Different Dimension
[2] Phoenix Wing Wind Blast
[3] Skill Drain
[1] Solemn Warning

Extra (15):
[2] Number 11: Big Eye
[2] Mecha Phantombeast Dracossack
[1] Number 74: Master of Blades
[1] Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand
[1] Number 46: Dragluon
[1] Jeweled Red Dragon Archfiend
[1] Colossal Fighter
[1] Crimson Blader
[1] Stardust Spark Dragon
[1] Scrap Dragon
[1] Black Rose Dragon
[1] Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei"
[1] Ally of Justice Catastor

Although Dragon Rulers have taken a tumble from their throne following Konami's decision to ban the cute baby dragons several months ago, the newest build by Japan has lifted the fallen dragons back to their rightful place again, and that is, at the pinnacle!

Well, my build isn't exactly the Japan build, since I incorporated several other ideas and adapted it to the TCG format (DuelNet! When are you going to allow OCG decks again, don't discriminate against us!), but it still works pretty fine for me.

Without the baby dragons, other cards have to take their place, and that includes increasing both "Flamvell Guard" and "Dragunity Corsesca" from one copy to two copies. Other changes would also include the awesome "Mythic Tree Dragon" and "Mythic Water Dragon" as targets for both Redox and Tidal (we can't just leave all the fun to Blaster and Tempest right?).

The inclusion of "Mythic Tree Dragon" and "Mythic Water Dragon" also allows Rank 8 Xyz, one of them being the awesome "Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand" which serves as a one turn "Skill Drain" by detaching one of its Xyz materials.

"Dragon Ravine" has also become more relevant than ever, from the one copy in previous builds to the current three copies. Another new team member would be "Dragon Shrine". Since the baby dragons have already been banned, there must be a substitute to load the graveyard with dragons, and "Dragon Shrine" would do just the trick! By sending in "Flamvell Guard", which is a normal monster, we would then be able to send in another dragon monster, leaving two dragons to banish to special summon a dragon ruler monster from your hand! Quite a neat trick in my opinion.

Finally, for the Main Deck lineup, a new inclusion is also "Skill Drain". As usual, the gameplay for dragon rulers have changed a lot since the banning of the baby dragons. Without the baby dragons, going for Xyz Summon would be a lot tougher, and Synchro Summons just isn't required every single time. Therefore, what would be the best way to not waste the banishing of the dragons to special summon a dragon ruler.....hmm.....that's right! Letting them remain on the field by negating their effects with "Skill Drain"!

For the Extra Deck lineup, nothing much has changed except the newest additions of the Rank 8 Xyz.

Well, that's all for today's post. Do try out the above deck and let me know if I can improve on anything!

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