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Pegasus League Deck Profile: Sean Patt’s Fortune Ladies

January 9th, 2010

Fortune Ladies are one of the Decks seeing major play today in the “New Year’s Resolution” format of the Pegasus League Deck Challenge. Since all of the Fortune Lady cards were released in Ancient Prophecy and Stardust Overdrive, a lot of Duelists found it to be pretty easy to build. Even a lot of the cards that might be played alongside a Fortune Lady lineup in regular Advanced Format competition are available here: “Compulsory Evacuation Device” is available as a Duelist League card, and both “Magical Dimension” and “Terraforming” were reprinted in the Spellcaster’s Command Structure Deck.

Sean Patt is running a Fortune Lady Deck in today’s Pegasus League that is a good example of this.

Monsters: 18

1x “Dark Simorgh”

3x “Fortune Lady Light”

3x “Fortune Lady Dark”

2x “Fortune Lady Water”

2x “Fortune Lady Wind”

1x “Fortune Lady Fire”

3x “Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate”

2x “Deep Sea Diva”

1x “Magical Exemplar”

1x “Earthbound Immortal Aslla piscu”


Spells: 16

3x “Future Visions”

3x “Fortune’s Future”

2x “Allure of Darkness”

2x “Magical Dimension”

2x “Fissure”

2x “Time Passage”

1x “Terraforming”

1x “One for One”


Traps: 6

1x “Mirror Force”

2x “Dark Bribe”

3x “Compulsory Evacuation Device”

While most Duelists are playing a similar core group of Fortune Lady monsters, the monsters they choose to add to that is varying pretty wildly. Patt has opted to play “Dark Simorgh” and “Deep Sea Diva” for added attack power, with “Magical Exemplar” and “Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate” for control over the flow of the Duel.

“Future Visions” (searched by “Terraforming,” which is allowed because it was Spellcaster’s Command) combines with “Compulsory Evacuation Device” to build the engine that makes “Fortune Lady Light” work. By removing “Fortune Lady Light” from play with either card, Patt will trigger her effect and Special Summon another Fortune Lady from his Deck. He can pick “Fortune Lady Water” to draw cards, “Fortune Lady Fire” to destroy an opposing monster, or “Fortune Lady Dark” to hit the field as a 2000 ATK heavy hitter. Like all Fortune Ladies, she’ll get bigger each turn, too. In a tournament where high-ATK monsters aren’t quite as easy to Summon as they would be in others, the sheer attack power of “Fortune Lady Dark” is really noteworthy.

Because “Fortune Lady Dark” packs a top-notch Special Summon effect, it makes her an integral counterpart to “Fortune Lady Light,” too. While Light pulls Fortune Ladies out of your Deck, Dark pulls them out of your Graveyard – both can Summon Water or Lady to claim their effects, and Dark becomes invaluable once Patt has already stripped the majority of his Fortune Ladies out of his Deck.

Dark isn’t the only monster that benefits from Fortune Ladies in the Graveyard. One card we haven’t seen much of in the Advanced Format, but that’s proving quite popular here, is “Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate.” Catoblepas destroys monsters when they’re Special Summoned, by removing a Fortune Lady from the Graveyard. Patt can send Fortune Ladies there in one of three ways. First, he can let them be destroyed: a pretty common end for “Fortune Lady Light” when she’s returned to the field by “Future Visions.” Second, he can Tune “Deep Sea Diva” to a Fortune Lady for a Synchro Summon. Third, a Fortune Lady removed from play by “Future Visions” or “Allure of Darkness” can be sent to the Graveyard to draw 2 cards with “Fortune’s Future.” All three situations occur naturally as the Deck is played out.

One of the Deck’s coolest plays revolve around “Future Visions” – but maybe not quite in the way you would expect. Sean Patt is packing one of Carly’s signature combos from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s – “Future Visions” and “Earthbound Immortal Aslla piscu”! Controlling “Future Visions” means Patt has the Field Spell he needs to keep an Earthbound Immortal alive. But since “Future Visions” will remove Aslla piscu from play when it’s Summoned, and Aslla piscu’s effect triggers when it’s removed from the field, Patt will blow away all of his opponent’s monsters and then deal 800 damage for each! It’s an awesome combo that’s really difficult to stop.

“Magical Exemplar” combos with a lot of Patt’s easy-to-activate Spell Cards, too. “Fissure,” “Terraforming,” “Magical Dimension,” and several other Spells can be activated at almost any time, granting useful effects while also placing Spell Counters on Exemplar. “Time Passage” is similar, acting as an easy ATK boost for the bigger Fortune Ladies that can easily result in an opposing monster being destroyed, while placing Counters on Exemplar to score a free Special Summon. That Special Summon power can be leveraged right into “Fortune Lady Water,” whose effect can be triggered no matter what Special Summons her.

“Future Visions” can cause big trouble for the more aggressive Decks we’re seeing in the “New Year’s Resolution” format. Combined with “Fortune Lady Fire,” “Fortune Lady Dark,” and quick cards like “Compulsory Evacuation Device,” “Fissure,” and “Magical Dimension,” this Deck may come to be known as a top control strategy in Pegasus League!