Friday, September 10, 2010

Relinquished and some Monarchs

Remember Thousand Eyes Restrict? That stupid card which we abuse with Moon Diviner for endless plus ones each turn?

Guess what? There is a ritual card that many decks totally forgot about:

That's Relinquished! Similar to TER, it absorbs one monster per turn. If Relinquished is destroyed by battle, the opponent's monster dies instead. And, he takes the damage. Sweet!

Okay, so what better deck to run it in than Perfect Herald!

Okay you can abuse Advanced Ritual Art for it, and you can basically do everything once you have Preparation of Rites out, that card is a +1 in card advantage and is incredible. (I just noticed it!!)

Once you keep controlling the field with Kristia and Declarer, you might get bored! So, play relinquished.

Its easy tech really, just one simple copy in there. You will have Preparation of Rites, Sonic Bird, and Manju to search him anyways lol.

Also, Anand wanted a type of Monarch deck. Told him Frog Monarch is best. But, just in's another build!

18 monsters
3x Caius the Shadow Monarch
2x Mobius the Frost Monarch
3x Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch
3x Snowman Eater
3x Gravekeeper's Spy
1x Gravekeeper's Descendant
1x Gorz
1x Battle Fader
2x Debris Dragon

12 spells
1x Cold Wave
2x Pot of Avarice
3x Pot of Duality
2x MST
2x Soul Exchange
1x Dark Hole
1x Monster Reborn

11 traps
1x Torrential Tribute
2x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Royal Oppression
2x Dimension Prison
2x Trap Stun
1x Seven Tools of a Bandit
1x Solemn Judgment
1x Divine Warning

So, on to how to play this deck part of section:

Basically the aim is simple: Mindless playing to gain advantage and kah boom!

Snowman Eater is gold. LOL. Best card in the world. Guys. Maindeck him!

Gravekeeper Spy flip to summon Descendant then Tribute Spy to destroy stuff then tribute Descendant for monarch and kah boom!

Fader and Gorz is tech. Because Black Rose + Cold wave is annoying, true story.

2x Debris is for you to have fun with Snowman Eater, whee Black Rose destruction! High def too for suckers.

I chose Thestalos over Raiza because this deck does alot of field control already. Thestalos is to attack the hand. Also, I choose 2 Mobius because it can destroy 2 spell cards at one time. Its a +2 because the monster you sacrifice for Mobius is usually Spy or Snowman lol. Mobius is like Hyunlei, if you smell Starlight Road, just destroy one lo. 3 Gaius because its self explanatory.

Cold Wave because its fun to Cold Wave then Monarch. Powerfun.

3x Pot of Duality: DUH almost no special summons at all + Staple + good.

2x Soul Exchange is when you dulan or beisong opponent. Soul Exchange into Thestalos wargh!

2x Pot of Avarice? This deck actually goes through monsters like water, no kidding, and guess what? It don't care about it. 2 Pot is to recycle Monarchs, Gravekeeper, SNOWMAN LOL.
I played a very successful build of Monarchs wayy back in Destiny Raida (Perfect Circle) era and I can say that this sort of Monarch builds seriously need 1x Pot for tech.

Royal Oppression because we hardly special summon anyways. Only 2x Debris and Fader and Spy's effect works in damage step so yah.

I chose 2 Trap Stuns and 1 Seven Tools of the Bandit after seeing Roy St Clair spamming 3x in his X Saber deck till I was very very impressed.

Trap Stun will guarantee your Monarch to make it through safely. Monarch plus Trap Stun = Mini Cold Wave + Black Rose. See?

Originally I decided to run 3x Trap Stun but the rise of Divine Warning is incredible so I replaced one for seven tools. Paying 1000 lp and respond to opponent who pay 2k for Warning and 4k for Solemn is fun !

Trap Stun makes sure your monarchs dont get outplayed so I can still have fun with them again with Pot of Avarice.

Okay, have fun with the deck guys and you can give it a try if you wan. Seriously its just a draft on copy and may sound good on paper, but you'll never know till you try it out. Should be able to fight GB , BF but not sure about Quickdraw, Hero Beat and definitely not Herald (unless you lucky godhand and get 3 Thestalos discard their rituals!)

But seriously, this deck is fun and random, and who knows, the simplicity that it provides could turn it into a good tier 1 deck just like how Frog Monarchs ran lol.

Ps: Kudos to LGQ for pointing out on Ice Edge and its seemingly useful effect. HMM pitch Another Neos and destroy a spell and trap, and main phase 2 summon Absolute Zero while graveyard is set up for Hero Blast play. Very creative. Gonna proxy it out.

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