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Deck Profile: Dylan Flood’s Lightsworn Junk/Debris Deck

January 9th, 2010

Decks built around “Junk Synchron” and “Debris Dragon” have proven to be really popular, and for good reason: they’re fun. Bringing out a Synchro Monster every turn is a blast, and after you throw in cards like “Chaos Sorcerer” and “Dark Armed Dragon” to take advantage of your loaded Graveyard, you’ve got a dangerous strategy that can dish out some serious hurt. “Junk Synchron” and “Debris Dragon” make a good combo with Neo-Spacians for their small size, LIGHT and DARK Attributes, and their access to “Cross Porter” and “Convert Contact.” But there are plenty of variants out there, and today Dylan Flood is running a Lightsworn version.

Monsters: 20

3x “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter”

1x “Shire, Lightsworn Spirit”

1x “Rinyan, Lightsworn Rogue”

2x “Debris Dragon”

3x “Junk Synchron”

2x “Tragoedia”

1x “Gorz the Emissary of Darkness”

1x “Dark Armed Dragon”

1x “Cyber Dragon”

2x “Chaos Sorcerer”

1x “Sangan”

1x “Plaguespreader Zombie”

1x “Dandylion”

1x “Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind”


Spells: 16

3x “Charge of the Light Brigade”

3x “Solar Recharge”

2x “Pot of Avarice”

2x “Allure of Darkness”

1x “Heavy Storm”

1x “Mystical Space Typhoon”

1x “Brain Control”

2x “Book of Moon”

1x “Gold Sarcophagus”


Traps: 5

2x “Bottomless Trap Hole”

1x “Trap Dustshoot”

1x “Torrential Tribute”

1x “Mirror Force”

Flood plays just 5 Lightsworn monsters total: 3 “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter,” and 1 copy each of “Rinyan, Lightsworn Rogue” and “Shire, Lightsworn Spirit.” He searches them out with “Charge of the Light Brigade,” then discards them for “Solar Recharge” to get them to the Graveyard. That sets up the big plays with “Junk Synchron” and “Debris Dragon” that fuel the main thrust of this Deck. With the right monsters in his Graveyard Flood can make a Synchro Summon every turn.

The Lightsworn lineup may seem a little strange – Lightsworn Decks are famous for high-ATK monsters like “Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress” and “Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior.” None of the usual suspects are here. But that’s the point – Flood is using four Level 2 Lightsworn (Ryko and Rinyan) so he can Special Summon them back from the Graveyard with “Junk Synchron’s” effect and Synchro Summon a Level 5 like “Magical Android” or “Ally of Justice Catastor.” Since Shire has just 400 ATK before her effect beefs her up, all 5 of Flood’s Lightsworn monsters can be Special Summoned with “Debris Dragon,” too. The Dragon is particularly useful, giving Flood easy access to the attack power of “Iron Chain Dragon,” or the field-destroying effect of “Black Rose Dragon.”

Since this Deck is so combo-driven, it benefits from a pair of “Tragoediae” (the plural of “Tragoedia”???), giving it another way to defend itself from big early attacks. “Sangan,” “Plaguespreader Zombie,” and “Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind” give it enough DARK monsters to run “Dark Armed Dragon,” and the Graveyarded Lightsworn monsters provide LIGHT Attributes for “Chaos Sorcerer.” Those Rykos fend off big attackers while clearing the way for Flood’s own forces, and he can even use Rinyan’s effect to send a Ryko back to the Deck once it’s been used a first time. They also destroy “Royal Oppression,” a big threat to any Deck that aims to Special Summon as often as this one.

“Pot of Avarice” is a big highlight, allowing Flood to send his Tuners, “Chaos Sorcerers,” and “Dark Armed Dragon” back to his Deck. He can even return “Black Rose Dragon” and “Ally of Justice Catastor” to his Extra Deck. It’s easy to activate, too, with “Charge of the Light Brigade,” “Solar Recharge,” and Rykos all feeding the Graveyard. With two copies of Avarice, three Recharge, and two “Allure of Darkness” at his disposal Flood is packing a ton of draw cards, creating a strong long game that can take advantage of slower opponents. “Chaos is an easy matchup since it won’t make huge plays that often. This Deck can do well in slower paced games.”

Dylan Flood’s Deck is a fun twist on a strategy that’s become a favorite for a lot of Duelists out there. It also wins the Cuteness Competition, with those Rykos and Rinyan taking center stage before being turned into big Synchro Monsters. This Deck’s a lot of fun, and if you’re a fan of previous Junk / Debris builds this one’s a cool new take you might want to try out yourself.