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September 2007

Deck Fix: Beasts - Ed

 

When Defender of the Forest, Green Baboon was released, everybody started to think of new Beast deck ideas, but with such little support, it's very hard. Then, Billy Brake took an awesome Beast build that no one was expecting to SJC Indy that made Top 16. It's very hard to not seem like I'm netdecking his deck, since Beasts don't have much playable cards and the cards that he chose are the ones that most everyone will choose until some decent Beasts are released.

One thing that I must mention, though, is that the 3 best Crystal Beasts are all Beasts as well.

Let's begin with the Monster Lineup.

3 Giant Rat
1 Defender of the Forest, Green Baboon
3 Nimble Momonga
1 Treeborn Frog
3 Raiza the Storm Monarch
2 Cyber Dragon
1 Neo-Spacian Grand Mole
1 Sangan
1 Magician of Faith
1 Morphing Jar
3 Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus
2 Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger
1 Jinzo
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior

This lineup looks pretty solid, but confusing at the same time. Let's start from the top. Giant Rats are an excellent way to build up a defense for Tribute Fodder, and to search out usedul cards like Neo-Spacian Grand Mole. Defender of the Forest, Green Baboon is an obvious pick, since it allows for a 2700 attack beatstick when a beast is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard at a cost of just 1000 Life Points.

Nimble Momonga was included for almost the same reason as Giant Rat, but not for recruiting a different monster. Nimble Momongas are a great piece of tech and usually get destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, which is good for Green Baboon. The Treeborn Frog I was a little iffy on, but seeing that I have 3 Raizas and a Jinzo included, I needed it. The Raizas are very good tech and help get rid of pesky face-downs or just some monsters that are too big for even The Green Baboon to handle.

Cyber Dragons also provide for some excellent tribute fodder, and an outlet for some aggressive attacks. It swarms very easily and can be used to destroy most threats. The Grand Mole is included because it's easily searched out and can be used to get rid of some annoying threats like a Jinzo or some Monarchs, maybe even an opposing Green Baboon.

Sangan, Magician of Faith, Breaker, and Morphing Jar are all staples in this deck, so I felt they needed to be included. Now onto the strange part. Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus and Topaz Tiger are both excellent attackers, which the Beasts really lack. Their inclusion is a wise choice in my opinion, since they can get rid of Breakers or other 4 star big hitters.

Jinzo was included because I needed to make sure that no opposing threats would ruin Green Baboon's aggressive attacks or any other beasts, even. I didn't include more than one because I have a couple of traps myself, and a Treeborn Frog to reborn.

Next is the Spells.

1 Premature Burial
3 Crystal Promise
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Nobleman of Crossout
1 Scapegoat
1 Brain Control
1 Creature Swap
3 Double Summon
2 Lightning Vortex

Premature Burial, Mystical Space Typhoon, Nobleman of Crossout, and Scapegoat are all staples. Brain Control was included as the new Snatch Steal with many game-ending capabilities, and also for some tribute fodder support. Creature Swap was included for the same reason (with so many searchers, I needed it). Double Summon also allowed for swarming, aggressive attacking, and some more tribute fodder support. There are many deadly combos with this card, so I felt the inclusion of this card was needed. Lightning Vortex is for the opposing threats that need to be dealt with while you might have bad draws or something of that sort. The three Crystal Promises were to get out the Crystal Beasts I would search out with the Pegasuses, since they go directly to the S/T zone, not allowing us to use them. Promise allows us to do just that.

Next are the Traps.

1 Torrential Tribute
1 Call of the Haunted
1 Mirror Force

I didnt include many traps because of the 2 Jinzos and some people with 2 Decrees. Torrential Tribute and Mirror Force were staples. Call of the Haunted, however wasnt. I felt it was needed when Green Baboon or some other high attacker was in the Graveyard and I really needed him back without losing another 1000 lifepoints.
 
Have Fun and Play Fair!
 
Ed



 


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