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Deck Profile: Anthony Alvarado & Paul Levitin’s Planetary Deck

June 19th, 2011

Master Hyperion arrived in a big way this weekend, taking plenty of different Fairy strategies to Day 2.  Anthony Alvarado and Paul Levitin are long-time friends who both played virtually identical builds of this planetary strategy!  We saw each competitor win Feature Matches today, and both finished out Day 1 with 7 wins out of 8 rounds total.  Here’s what their build looked like:

1 Darklord Desire
2 Archlord Kristya
3 Master Hyperion
3 The Agent of Creation – Venus
1 The Agent of Miracles – Jupiter
2 Genex Ally Birdman
1 Honest
3 The Agent of Mystery – Earth
2 Herald of Orange Light
3 Mystical Shine Ball

3 Cards from the Sky
2 Pot of Duality
1 Dark Hole
1 Mind Control
2 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Monster Reborn
1 Book of Moon
2 Enemy Controller
3 Forbidden Chalice

3 Royal Decree
1 Royal Oppression

As we saw in Alvarado and Levitin’s Feature Matches, this Deck can win in a bunch of different ways.  Archlord Kristya and Master Hyperion are both big beatsticks that are easily Special Summoned thanks to their effects.  The Agent of Miracles – Jupiter is another big attacker once it’s buffed by its own ability, and it can be searched out with The Agent of Mystery – Earth (the Elemental Hero Stratos for Fairies).  The Agent of Mystery is a Level 2 Tuner, as is Herald of Orange Light, while Genex Ally Birdman is a Level 3 with a powerful Special Summon effect that combos perfectly with some of this strategy’s key cards.

With 1600 ATK, The Agent of Creation – Venus boasts a powerful effect that lets its controller pay 500 Life Points to Special Summon a Mystical Shine Ball from the Deck or hand.  The Shine Balls can be used in alot of different ways. As Level 2 non-Tuners, they make anywhere between 2 to 6 Levels’ worth of Synchro Materials.  With 500 ATK each, they can be used as attackers to clear away Token monsters; we saw Paul Levitin do that in his Feature Match against Josh Graham, destroying Graham’s Fluff Tokens.  The Shine Balls can be used as Tribute Fodder for the Tribute Summon of the Deck’s bigger monsters, like Kristya and Darklord Desire, and they combo with Genex Ally Birdman.  Alvarado can pay 500 Life Points to Special Summon a Shine Ball from his Deck, then return it to his hand to Special Summon the Genex Tuner.  From there, he can Tune Birdman to The Agent of Creation for a Level 6 Synchro Summon like Brionac, in which case he can discard the Shine Ball for Brionac’s effect; or pay another 500 Life Points to Special Summon the same Shine Ball again (this time from his hand), and make a Level 8 instead.  He can even bring out all 3 Shine Balls; bounce 1 for Birdman; Special Summon the Shine Ball from his hand; and Tune Birdman to all 3 Shine Balls for Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier.  The Shine Balls are chump blockers, Graveyard filler for Kristya’s Special Summon, and they can be sent to the Graveyard for Herald of Orange Light’s negation ability.  They’re even just a handy way to thin the Deck, making it easier to draw into Master Hyperion with Pot of Duality and the new draw Spell, Cards from the Sky.

As stated previously, we’re seeing a vast number of different takes on the new Fairy cards from The Lost Sanctuary Structure Deck. If you’ve heard about this strategy before, and didn’t quite realize just how good those Shine Balls really are, this Deck will make you understand.