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Rage of the Torrent- Aquatic Decks in the New Format

Oct 1, 2007

It's Coming...
 
My most successful article ever was one of my early ones on WATER element monsters. The deck is exceedingly powerful and yet no on will use one at a high level event due to the "risk" of running an "unproven" deck. 3 of the WATER deck's main cards are so powerful that they see play in other decks. Mobius the Frost Monarch, Treeborn Frog and Hydrogeddon all are seeing play and two of them have just been re-released in the new Championship Packs. With the loss of so much of the removal spells that people have come to rely on, bouncing away cards has become far more important. My friend Kyle just won a local by basing his deck on bouncing and spinning. Now, Jonathon Labounty has won an SJC with Phoenix Wing Wind Blast.  This format is very different than the last, with very few kill spells and people unwilling to play Sakuretsu Armor because of Breaker the Magical Warrior. So here it is, the new water deck.
 
Monsters-23
 
3x Cyber Dragon
3x Mobius the Frost Monarch
2x Raiza the Storm Monarch
 
3x Abyss Soldier
3x Penguin Soldier
2x Nightmare Penguin
2x Mother Grizzly
2x Yomi Ship
1x Treeborn Frog
1x Breaker the Magical Warrior
1x Magician of Faith
 
 
Spells-11
 
3x Salvage
2x Back to Square One
1x Heavy Storm
1x Premature Burial
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Brain Control
1x Smashing Ground
1x Enemy Controller 
 
Traps-6
 
3x Sakuretsu Armor
1x Mirror Force
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Call of the Haunted
 
 
Torrent of Fury
 
This deck just loves to wash away opposing monsters. Tons of the cards in this deck spin and bounce cards away, rather than destroy them. This allows the washed up cards to either clog your opponent's hand or draws. Since it doesn't destroy the cards of your opponent's the deck has a serious advantage over many of the popular cards being played. Giant Rat, Pyramid Turtle, Treeborn Frog and other cards are made to be next to useless if they are on the deck or hand. I did not include any copies of Phoenix Wing Wind Blast simply because this deck does the exact same thing with it's Abyss Soldiers. You may choose to include it, but in playtesting I have found it to be unreliable at best.
 
The Current is Strong With You Young Seawalker...
 
I have made some changes to the original deck that so many of you loved. First, I did not include Levia-Dragon Daedalus. I decided to make the deck more focused on the bounce and spin mechanics rather than try and make use of all the great WATER cards out there. Here I have a list of cards that are a little bit odd.
 
Raiza the Storm Monarch-what is a WIND monster doing in a WATER deck? Well it does the whole spin thing really well and with the support of Treeborn Frog as well as other cards you will be glad for his 2400 ATK point frame as well.
 
Penguin Soldier- I did not include everyone's favorite penguin in my original build because I thought that Gale Lizard would be better. I was wrong. Zombies will have a fit when they hit this guy after doing their crazy tricks to get multiple monsters on the field. then they are stuck with a hand of monsters and no more tricks...
 
Yomi Ship- This card does what Exploder Dragon does for Dragons. He is searchable, of the WATER attribute and has a decent DEF. This card is here for another target for Mother Grizzly as well as being that sometimes you would just rather destroy some pesky monsters rather than bounce or spin them.
 
Salvage-This card makes the deck, allowing many uses of Abyss Soldier as well as getting back Penguins and other cards for even more bouncing pleasure. It helps to mitigate the card costs of Abyss Soldier and is quite a handy card.
 
Back to Square One- This card is the spell equivalent of Phoenix Wing Wind Blast. I prefer it over Wind Blas because you can play it on your first turn, allowing you to get in direct attacks with your monsters.
 
 
I Sense a Change in the Tide
 
The great thing about this deck is that it uses many of the best WATER cards, but not all. There are very many great WATER support cards out there that can help you immensely. Hydrogeddon is one of my all time favorite monsters. He is a WATER type, but not being able to be recovered with Salvage makes him a less than ideal choice for this deck. Crystal Seer is a great card. It could help to give the deck a boost in draw power, but i opted for copies of Yomi Ship instead, since the deck already sets a large amount of monsters and I like to keep it defensively aggressive. Phoenix Wing Wind Blast could also be used as a substitute for Back to Square One, I just prefer the spell version as it seems far more reliable. The Trap Lineup of the deck is especially generic, simply because it leaves a lot open for shifting by the opponent. I like Sakuretsu Armor, but others might opt for Bottomless Trap Hole instead due to Breaker an Monarch problems. This deck is your oyster so to speak, so conform it to your style and you just might be surprised with the results.
 
I'm beat, so that's all from me today.
 
Contact me at raptor1k@hotmail.com for anything Yu-Gi-Oh! related and not so Yu-Gi-Oh! related.
 
Thanx for reading!
GZ


 

 


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