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DM7FGD's OCG Deck Garage

OCG Deck Help - Burn/Beatdown
June 10, 2005

To begin this article, I would like to state that my OCG Deck Help section is for OCG Decks only. If you submit TCG (English) Decks to my e-mail address, I will not be looking at them. Also, if you list your Side Deck when you submit your Deck, I will also make some Side Deck suggestions if your Deck is chosen for a review.

Now, for my second Deck Help article, I’ll be taking a look at a mixed-theme Deck sent in by TobiasX. So let’s get right to it and take a look at what the Deck looks like as of now.

“Here is a list of cards that, for various reasons, I refuse to run in any of my decks:

- Any Banned Cards (Advanced Format Only)
- Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
- D.D. Warrior Lady
- D.D. Assailant
- Tribe-Infecting Virus
- Breaker the Magical Warrior
- Exiled Force
- Delinquent Duo
- Snatch Steal
- Brain Control
- Enemy Controller
- Creature Swap

Now, here's the OCG deck I'm playing at the moment:

Tribute Monsters: 5

1x Wicked God - Devil's Dread Root (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2005/4-29.shtml )
1x Dark King Dragon - Vandorgaron (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2005/3-14-2.shtml )
1x Jinzo
1x Mobius the Frost Monarch
1x Kaiser Glider

Other Monsters: 11

2x Berserk Gorilla
1x Reflect Bounder
1x Gigantes
1x Sangan
1x Spirit Reaper
1x Cyber Jar
1x Penguin Soldier
2x Kuriboh
1x Sinister Serpent

Spells: 16

1x Pot of Greed
1x Graceful Charity
1x Lightning Vortex
2x Smashing Ground
2x Nobleman of Crossout
1x Heavy Storm
1x Devil's Sanctuary (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2004/5-13.shtml )
1x Premature Burial
3x Shrink (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2004/4-19.shtml )
2x Book of Moon
1x Scapegoat

Traps: 10

1x Waboku
1x Mirror Force
1x Deck Destruction Virus of Death (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2003/11-24.shtml )
1x Call of the Haunted
2x Metal Reflect Slime (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2003/9-29-03.shtml )
1x Ultimate Offering
1x Magic Jammer
1x Seven Tools of the Bandit
1x Divine Wrath

Total Deck: 42

Now, we can certainly have some fun with this one, and I think it would be a good idea to turn this into a nice sort of Burn/Beatdown Deck with Vandorgaron and Dread-Root.

Let’s start out with your Monster lineup. It looks ok, but there are quite a few completely unnecessary Monster inclusions there. Get rid of Kaiser Glider, Gigantes, Penguin Soldier, and the Kuribohs. They won’t be able to help much in here, neither as the Deck is now, or as it will be after my suggestions. Jinzo will be better for the Side Deck, as you’re going to want to be able to use your Traps whenever possible for Vandorgaron, and you don‘t want Jinzo getting in the way. Mobius can stay, as you say you refuse to use Breaker, and it will help you with M/T removal. That along with Vandorgaron and Dread-Root are enough high-level Monsters for this Deck.

Add a second Spirit Reaper to help you more with the stalling and DDVD. It’s going to help a lot with Dread-Root, its ATK isn’t too weak at all, and it can help with Vandorgaron if you have trouble Special Summoning it via a Counter Trap Card. Throw in a Stealth Bird, as well, to help with a Burn theme, and it can be used with DDVD. Add in a Marshmallon ( http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2003/12-28.shtml ) to help with the Burn theme and stalling for Dread-Root/Vandorgaron. A Kycoo would be nice to combat Chaos and opposition Revival, and 1800 ATK isn’t half-bad, so let‘s get a Kycoo in there, too. An Enraged Battle Ox will help out your Gorillas and give you some Trample abilities to work with, so get one of those into the Monster lineup.

As for the Magic Cards, get rid of one of the Shrinks (Shrink is actually a Quick-Play Magic Card, by the way, for those who may become confused from my article listing it as a Normal Magic Card), as three will not be necessary. The Smashing Grounds are alright, but there are better cards to be used in here, so let‘s move one of those to the Side Deck. In their places, add a second Devil’s Sanctuary to help out the Burn theme a little bit. It’ll also help you stall for Dread-Root/Vandorgaron, and work with DDVD. Throw in a Mystical Space Typhoon, as well, for the pretty much necessary added M/T removal. I would suggest moving the Scapegoat to the Side Deck, as well (since it’ll be nice for stalling in here but won’t really help too much and could likely hold you up, which you won‘t have time for), and replacing it with a Magician of Faith to be able to retrieve Magic Cards.

As for the Traps, get rid of the Waboku, Metal Reflect Slimes, Ultimate Offering, Seven Tools and Divine Wrath. Try focusing more on the Burn aspect of Vandorgaron and just use three Magic Jammers. Replace the Slimes with two Dead Spirit - Zomas ( http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2004/10-11.shtml ). They’ll help you out more in being able to do some damage to your opponent and support the Burn aspect of your Deck. Replace the Ultimate Offering with a Monster Reincarnation for your Magic Card lineup (or a Magic Drain if you want to have more options for Vandorgaron. If not, have a Magic Drain in the Side Deck), and replace the Waboku with a Foolish Burial ( http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2003/10-25.shtml ) to speed things up a little bit.

That’s about it. These suggestions will also bring your Deck down to 41 cards, which will be a little bit easier to work with than 42. In such a Deck. Here is what the finished product would look like.

Monster Cards: 16

1x Dark King Dragon - Vandorgaron
1x Wicked God - Dread-Root
1x Mobius the Frost Monarch
2x Berserk Gorilla
1x Enraged Battle Ox
1x Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
1x Reflect Bounder
1x Stealth Bird
2x Spirit Reaper
1x Marshmallon
1x Magician of Faith
1x Cyber Jar
1x Sangan
1x Sinister Serpent

Magic Cards: 17

2x Devil’s Sanctuary
2x Book of Moon
2x Shrink
2x Nobleman of Crossout
1x Pot of Greed
1x Graceful Charity
1x Lightning Vortex
1x Smashing Ground
1x Heavy Storm
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Premature Burial
1x Monster Reincarnation
1x Foolish Burial

Trap Cards: 8

3x Magic Jammer
2x Dead Spirit - Zoma
1x Call of the Haunted
1x Mirror Force
1x Deck Destruction Virus of Death

Total Cards: 41

And that’s what your Main Deck would look like. Now, I’d like to make some Side Deck suggestions for you to consider, as well. You didn’t list your Side Deck in your Deck submission, so I’m just going to think one up for you here that I feel would be ideal for this Deck of yours. Just a nice variety of cards to work with here.

Side Deck: 15

1x Jinzo
1x Airknight Parshath
1x Swarm of Locusts
1x Igzarion Universe (
http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2003/9-10-03.shtml )
1x Dimensional Warrior
1x Stealth Bird
1x Spirit Reaper
1x Enraged Battle Ox
1x Swords of Revealing Light
1x Scapegoat
1x Shrink
1x Smashing Ground
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Magic Drain

That’ll do it for my second OCG Deck Help article. Good luck with your Deck, TobiasX, and as always, I hope my suggestions were helpful to you.

Once again, send in your Japanese Decks to dm7fgd32@hotmail.com and your Deck could be chosen to be featured here.

Until next time..

~ DM7

… And The Path Goes On …


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