Building our Deck!

May 19th, 2012

Here’s a full list of what we opened up in our ten Battle Packs. Now we just have to decide how we want to build the Deck!

32 Monsters

1 Obelisk the Tormentor (Rare)
1 Dark Magician of Chaos (Rare)
1 Dark Ruler Ha Des
1 Caius the Shadow Monarch (Starfoil)
1 Ambitious Gofer
1 Insect Knight
2 Zombyra the Dark (1 Starfoil)
1 Botanical Lion
1 Wind-Up Soldier
1 Chiron the Mage
1 Asura Priest (Starfoil)
1 Jurrac Protops
1 Drillroid
1 Twin-Sword Maraurder
1 Card Guard
1 Hardened Armed Dragon
1 Witch of the Black Forest (Starfoil)
1 Stealth Bird (Starfoil)
2 Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts (Starfoil)
1 Greenkappa
1 Des Mosquito
1 Card Trooper
1 Noisy Gnat
1 Muka Muka
1 Fox Fire (Rare)
1 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
2 Level Eater (Starfoil)
1 Cyber Valley
1 Chaos Necromancer

8 Spells

1 Harpie’s Feather Duster (Rare)
1 Change of Heart (Starfoil)
1 Snatch Steal (Rare)
2 Scapegoat (1 Rare, 1 Starfoil)
1 Ante
1 Horn of the Unicorn
1 Axe of Despair

7 Traps

1 Torrential Tribute (Starfoil)
1 Changing Destiny
1 Miracle’s Wake
1 Dust Tornado
1 Inverse Universe
1 Skill Drain (Rare)
1 Pixie Ring

3 Xyz Monsters

1 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis (Rare)
1 Wind-Up Zenmaister (Rare)
1 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon (Rare)

So, looking at all that, we can see a few combos coming together already!

Summoning Tiras

While we technically don’t have any Level 5 monsters, we’ve got a lot of options for bringing Tiras out. First up is Wind-Up Soldier, which can boost its ATK and become Level 5 for the turn. We’ve also got a pair of Level Eaters. Those can be used with our Caius, Ha Des, and Gofer to make them Level 5. We even got a Ryko and a Card Trooper  to potentially get Level Eater in the Graveyard early on. Noisy Gnat does the opposite of Level Eater, boosting our many of our Level 4 monsters to Level 5.  And finally, we got Change of Heart and Snatch Steal, which could take opposing monsters for any Xyz Summon.

All those Tribute Summons

We have so many options to bring out our high level monsters, it’s just all kinds of crazy. Change of Heart, Snatch Steal, Des Mosquito, Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts, Level Eater, and Miracle’s Wake all help to keep your field full of monsters to tribute.  And while it doesn’t help to summon them, Ante is capable of utilizing them when they’re in your hand. Watch your opponent reveal a big monster like Dark Magician of Chaos, only to see it hit the Graveyard when you reveal your Obelisk the Tormentor!

The ever loyal Botanical Lion

While the Lion doesn’t appear particularly special with this set of packs (We didn’t get any other Plants with ours) it’s still noteworthy for its huge ATK and DEF, and its other effect. Once our Lion has hit the field, it simply will not desert you. We can definitely expect to see cards like Snatch Steal or Change of Heart in other players’ decks (We even got both!), and Botanical Lion is immune to those cards.

Making the Cut

So to trim our deck down to 40 cards, we had to make a few cuts. We chose to lose Skill Drain because it doesn’t really fit with our many Effect Monsters, even though it can be used in a pinch to negate something nasty. We also cut Pixe Ring, Ante, Noisy Gnat, Twin-Sword Marauder, Chaos Necromancer, and Muka Muka. (Editor’s Note: Really? You cut Muka Muka? You guys are nuts.) Some of these were very tough choices, but we felt that these were the most situational cards, and we wanted to keep the deck at 40 cards to get our best cards more often.

And there you have it! Battle Pack Public Events will be starting soon, so we’ll get a look at the real action then!