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Deck Profile: Christopher Krause’s Fairy Circle

October 9th, 2010

Fairies have been gaining popularity since September 1st, as Counter Fairies continue to be innovated in a number of different directions after seeing some success at YCS Toronto.  Today, previous YCS Indianapolis Top 8 competitor Christopher Krause is trying his hand at a Fairy Deck, but he’s not playing Counter Fairies; instead, Krause is running a Deck he calls “Fairy Circle.”  With a deep lineup of LIGHT Fairy-Types, Krause runs Gold Sarcophagus and Soul of Purity and Light to remove them from play which then let him add them to his hand with the Fairy-Type Dimensional Alchemist.  That lets him search out, use, and reuse powerful monsters like Archlord Kristya, Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Honest, as well as letting him fetch more surprising choices like Gellenduo and Herald of Orange Light.

Check back after the event is over for the full Deck List.

Check back after the event is over for the full Deck List.

Christopher Krause’s Fairy Circle: 40 Cards

Monsters: 24

3 Dimensional Alchemist

3 Thunder King Rai-Oh

2 Shining Angel

3 Cyber Dragon

1 Soul of Purity and Light

1 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter

2 D.D. Warrior Lady

2 Honest

1 Neo-Spacian Grand Mole

1 Effect Veiler

1 Herald of Orange Light

1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

1 Archlord Kristya

1 Sangan

1 Gellenduo

Spell: 7

2 Pot of Duality

2 Book of Moon

1 Gold Sarcophagus

1 Monster Reborn

1 Dark Hole

Trap: 9

2 Solemn Warning

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Dimensional Prison

1 Mirror Force

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Torrential Tribute

Triple Cyber Dragon, Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Dimensional Alchemist give this Deck a total of 9 high-powered attackers, while Shining Angel, Honest, and D.D. Warrior Lady allow for plenty of monster-based defense.  The Warrior Ladies are especially important, because along with Soul of Purity and Light and Gold Sarcophagus, they represent another way to remove monsters and make use of the Alchemist’s ability.

From there, the bulk of the Deck’s monster lineup is filled with 1-of tech cards.  Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, Effect Veiler, and more help create an unpredictable series of play patterns that most opponents are going to have a tough time anticipating.  A single copy of Archlord Kristya helps power up Krause’s late game: “Running a 40-card build I get to Kristya pretty quick.  I have Gold Sarcophagus, and a lot of cards that thin my Deck like Shining Angel and Pot of Duality.  I tested more copies, but just playing the 1 was the right call.”  Kristya bolsters the theme itself, allowing for even more reuse of powerful Fairies like Honest.

Krause believes that his biggest matchups are all favorable.  “Sabers aren’t really a problem because I’m maxed on Thunder Kings, and Effect Veiler and Herald of Orange Light can shut down their big Cold Wave plays.  Gladiator Beasts are a bit tougher due to my recruiters,” he noted: Shining Angel doesn’t do much of anything in that matchup, actually presenting a liability to Krause, and an opportunity to a Gladiator-wielding opponent.  “But I still have at least an even matchup with all my big attackers.  Cyber Dragon and Thunder King, along with D.D. Warrior Lady and Ryko help out in that matchup.  Infernities have trouble with Thunder Kings as well, and Krysta shines against them.  And against Blackwings, all my Summon-stopping cards keep them from resolving Black Whirlwind’s effect.  When I do force out an Icarus Attack, they often have to destroy my Alchemist or my Kristya, which doesn’t really solve much for them in the long run.”  Bold and confident statements by Krause, which if proven true, could lead to a strong performance in today’s field.

Krause is playing a simple Deck with a lot of unpredictable individual pieces.  With a core of strong, high-ATK monsters to rely on, he may have a winning combination this weekend!