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The Best of Both Worlds

September 13, 2008

Resistance is Futile
 
Well, I was thinking about our game. Then it occurred to me that the monsters with the most supported attribute happen to be of the DARK type. Then, the most supported monster type is warrior. So a DARK Warrior deck should have the most support, right? Then I went and made a list of all of the decent DARK Warrior monsters out there. I eliminated many of the cards, like the Dark Scorpions, because of low stats. I also didn't want to go D-Hero, as I would run out of space really quick if I wanted to include a complete D-Hero suite of cards.
 
I was also curious about the Treeborn Frog-like effect of D.D. Scout Plane. It doesn't mind getting hit by D.D.Crow, as it will just come back. Any card that can play around the Crow is going to have a decided advantage over deck playing them, as a 100 ATK and DEF Winged Beast is going to be a dead card a lot of the time if your opponent can't use it. I also decided to play around Bottomless Trap Hole, as it would destroy most decks. So I decided that a D.D. Scout Plane and Strike Ninja deck would be rather cool to play around with. This is the first incarnation of this deck.

The Best of Both Worlds
 
Monsters-20
 
3x Caius the Shadow Monarch
3x Jinzo
 
3x Krebons
3x Dark Grepher
3x Strike Ninja
3x D.D. Scout Plane
2x Armageddon Knight
 
Spells-12
 
3x Allure of Darkness
3x Enemy Controller
3x Reinforcements of the Army
1x Shrink
1x Heavy Storm
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Brain Control
1x Monster Reborn
 
Traps
 
3x Solemn Judgment
1x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Crush Card Virus
1x Torrential Tribute

They've Adapted!
 
The deck is made to abuse D.D. Scout Plane, plain and simple. We have the two best DARK one tribute monsters at 3 each so that the Plane can be tributed for something that is worthwhile. We also have Crush Card Virus, Armageddon Knight and Dark Grepher to get it to the graveyard. I was going to use Junk Synchron, as we would have more Scout Plane tricks, but it is a level 3, which is useless in a deck with 4 and 6 monsters.
 
The Scout Plane can also be used as a blocker as well as tribute for Enemy Controller, getting an opponent's monster in order to combine with Krebons to get a powerful Sychro monster to the field. The monsters also have relatively high ATK, not enough to get over Gladiators, but standard for a DARK style deck. Strike Ninja is the Ace for this deck. He removes the Scout Plane for recursion antics as well as dodging opposing Armageddon Monsters (Dark Armed Dragon, Gladiator Beast Gyzarus, Judgment Dragon). His 1700 ATK can even hold it's own against any of the Gladiators except for Laquari.
 
I chose not to include Dark Armed Dragon or even Dark Creator due to the huge expense required in order to acquire these cards. You can modify it to however you see fit, but I do think that if you have some DAD's or TDC's lying around, you should put this together and try it out.
 
When PTDN first came out, people at my local also experimented with a DARK Machine build, using Overload Fusion and Future Fusion to abuse Chimeratech Overdagon as well as the new DARK cards and D.D. Scout Plane. That is a viable route for the deck, as there are many great DARK Machines, like Blowback Dragon and Jinzo.
 
This is just a preliminary deck, but I hope it inspires you to look beyond the cookie cutter. I am going to end this article so I can go to sleep. My next one will be longer and will be all about preparing for Regional Tournaments in my Getting Back In the Game Series. Send all queries to raptor1k@hotmail.com
 
Thanx for reading!
GZ

 

 


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