Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! Today,
I've decided to continue my deck building series with Sacred
Phoenix of Nephthys.
Can this deck be competitive in todays meta? We're going to
Obviously, the purpose of this deck is to get Sacred Phoenix
on the field and keep him there. If you can do that, you are
definately going to be in command of the duel. Sacred
Phoenix is strong, but your whole strategy can go down if
she is destroyed or removed from play.
Tribute monsters x4
Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys x2
Non-tribute monsters x18
Enraged Battle-Ox x3
Beserk Gorilla x2
Vorse Raider x3
Mad Dog of Darkness x3
Chiron the Mage
Hand of Nephthys x2
Neo Spacian Grand Mole
Magic cards x14
Pot of Avarice
Mystical Space Typhoon
Solemn Judgement x3
Ring of Destruction
Now, this deck, like the Dark Paladin deck I built is a bit
bigger than usual, here we are at 44 cards, but that still
is just within the realm. If your deck is much bigger than
44 or 45 cards, you may start having problems.
For your tribute monsters, it is pretty straight forward.
Sacred Phoenix is included in a pair, as three is overkill,
and a second gives you a better chance of drawing and
playing it. I believe Jinzo was also necessary in this deck.
Airknight doesn't belong necessarily, but it is a good draw
option to help the deck speed up a bit.
As for non-tribute, all the powerful monsters are
Winged-Beast, Beast, or Beast-Warrior to help combo with
Enraged Battle-Ox for some extra damage. Beserk Gorilla,
Vorse Raider, and Mad Dog of Darkness all add power and some
beatdown. Chiron the Mage is for power and destruction,
while Sangan can search out the rest of the monsters. Hand
of Nephthys is for easier summoning of the Phoenix, and the
rest are obvious.
Magic cards are pretty good also. It's a nice balance of
drawing, resource replenishment, and destruction or
offensive and defenseive protection.
The Traps are mainly for protection, again with 3x Solemn
Judgement, Divine Wrath, Mirror Force, and Ring of
Destruction. Torrential Tribute will help and Icarus Attack
can be well done with Sacred Phoenix.
The only real problem is still Sacred Phoenix vs. Monarchs.
Monarchs and Sacred Phoenix both have 2400 attack. If
someone suicides you, you don't get to revive you Sacred
Phoenix which sucks, but we are in a fairly heavy
destruction meta currently.
Can this deck hold its own? Certainly, but with Monarchs,
Gadgets, Demise, and Diamond Dude Turbo, it sadly is
probably just hovering below the top, at Tier 1.5 or so.
Well, that does it for today, please as always feel free to
e-mail me with anything @ email@example.com
I'm not sure what I'm going to build next, as I said, I'd
like to build a Blue Eyes deck. Your ideas are always
welcome. Also, in about a couple of weeks, I've got finals
coming, so I'll probably be a ghost that week. However,
summer is nearly here, and that's when I'm able to divert
the most of my time to you loyal fans and readers!
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)