Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Fun Theory Part 18: Everyday Christmas!

It's the final day of my summer vacation, and tomorrow will be the start of the new semester for me! Well, that means that I would have lesser time for Yu-Gi-Oh!, and blogging especially, so today will be the last post of my summer vacation.

While ending my summer vacation is not something to be happy about, watching my favourite BPL team "Tottenham Hotspur" come off with a 1-0 win over "West Ham United" sure lifted my spirits, so a happy deck for my last summer post of 2014 is in order!

Although my last few Fun Theory Posts have all been OCG catered decklist, I decided to do a TCG deck list this time round for the benefits of my TCG readers. A couple of OCG exclusives have been added to this deck as well so that TCG players can also utilise them once they are released on their side.

Without further ado, introducing......."Everyday Christmas!"

Monsters (18):
[3] Santa Claws
[3] Volcanic Queen
[3] Lava Golem
[3] Cardcar D
[3] Swift Scarecrow
[3] Battle Fader

Spells (12):
[3] Upstart Goblin
[3] Owner's Seal
[3] Creature Swap
[3] Mystical Space Typhoon

Traps (10):
[3] Remove Brainwashing
[3] Reckless Greed
[3] Threatening Roar
[1] Compulsory Evacuation Device

Extra (15):
[3] Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
[1] Ghostrick Dullahan
[1] Shyneet Magician
[1] Photon Strike Bounzer
[1] Number 39: Beyond the Hope
[1] Number 72: Line Monster Chariot Hisha
[1] Gauntlet Launcher
[1] Inzektor Exa-Beetle
[2] Constellar Ptolemy M7
[1] Gaia Dragon, The Thunder Charger
[1] Felgrand The Divine Dragon Knight
[1] Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis

Some background information on this deck, I named it "Everyday Christmas!" due to this deck's ability to reap a lot of advantage by creating minuses for your opponent and pluses for yourself. Furthermore, with one of the main card of this deck "Santa Claws", Christmas seems to be an appropriate name to add to the title :)

The strategy of this deck basically revolves tributing your opponent's monsters for "Santa Claws", "Volcanic Queen" and/or "Lava Golem" and special summoning them to their side of the field, then using "Owner's Seal" and/or "Remove Brainwashing" to regain control of those monsters to utilise their effects or just as a beatstick.

For those who are unaware of "Santa Claws", it is an OCG exclusive that was first released as a Jump Fiesta Promo Card.

Name: Santa Claws
LIGHT/ Fiend/ Effect/ Level 6/ ATK1200/ DEF2500
Effect: You can special summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field in defense position, by tributing one monster they control. If summoned this way, during the end phase of the turn: you can draw 1 card.

While "Santa Claws" has a low attack, it compensates for it with a high defense point (which you can use it as a wall of defense) and an awesome effect! While it must be first special summoned to your opponent's side of the field, by using "Owner's Seal", "Remove Brainwashing" or "Creature Swap", you can regain control of this card and draw 1 card in the end phase!

Do note that "Remove Brainwashing's" effect is continuous, so if your opponent chains for example, "Forbidden Lance" when you activate "Remove Brainwashing", the monster will only return to your side of the field at the start of the next turn when the effect of "Forbidden Lance" no longer applies, meaning that you would not be able to obtain the draw effect of "Santa Claws".

As in the weakness of every "Remove Brainwashing" deck out there, you are a sitting duck if you have no "Owner's Seal" or "Remove Brainwashing", thus, giving your opponent the opportunity to rush you in an OTK move. Therefore, a strong defense is necessary for this deck. Cards such as "Swift Scarecrow", "Battle Fader" and "Threatening Roar" are in place to ensure that you can buy enough time to pull off your combos while utilising draw cards such as "Upstart Goblin", "Reckless Greed" and "Cardcar D" to get the cards you need off the top of your deck.

The Extra Deck is seldom used as it is not necessary for you to achieve a victory. However, should you run out of "Santa Claws", "Volcanic Queen" or "Lava Golem", one card would prove to be extremely useful, and that would be "Constellar Ptolemy M7". As "Santa Claws" and "Volcanic Queen" are both Level 6, you can Xyz Summon "Constellar Ptolemy M7" using them, then utilised its effect to retrieve the tributer monsters with its effect. Furthermore, you can also add back the card that you detached from "Constellar Ptolemy M7".

For example, if you detach "Santa Claws" with "Constellar Ptolemy M7's" effect, you can add back that "Santa Claws", allowing you to reuse the effect immediately!

Well, that's all for today's post! I had loads of fun with this deck. Hope that it's the same for all of you too!

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