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GeneralZorpa on Yugioh
Brilliant
November 19, 2009

Hope Springs
 
I have got to say, looking at the top 16 for SJC Columbus makes me mad. Lightsworn have finally done well at a big event. Are you happy Konami? You have been forcing this since LODT, so I don't see why not. We went from one fo the best formats ever with 4 or even 5 decks represented in the top 16, to monochromatic Zombie/Lightsworn/Blackwing hybrids that look like those clones form the latest episode of Family Guy. Sure there are variations on everything, but it is basically the Lightsworn engine supporting whatever it is and backed up by the threat of Judgment Dragon.
 
There was a bit of light at the end of the tunnel though, and that was a player that main decked a copy of Archlor Kristya. He ended up losing in the first round of the finals, but I am so glad that someone has figured out that it is KRISTYA and NOT Dark Simorgh that is the best card from SOVR. As I do have a Kristya, it only made sense for me to go ahead and build a deck around it. So I made a Fairy beatdown deck.
 
Here it is:
 
Brilliance
 
Monsters-20
 
3x Archlord Kristya
3x Athena
2x Tethys, Goddess of Light
 
3x Hecatrice
3x Herald of Orange Light
3x Honest
3x Zeradias, Herald of Heaven
 
Spells-12
 
3x Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen
3x My Body As A Shield
2x The Sanctuary in the Sky
1x Brain Control
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Giant Trunade
1x Heavy Storm
 
Traps-8
 
2x Ultimate Offering
2x Bottomless Trap Hole
1x Mirror Force
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Call of the Haunted
1x Solemn Judgment
 
Legions
 
Valhalla is one of those cards that is seriously underrated. The ability to bring ANY Fairy out for no cost is HUGE. Athena, Tethys and Kristya are the best to bring out with this, but you can include Splendid Venus and Angel 07 in the deck should you decide to. It also allows for massive swarming with Zeradias as a Normal Summon and can actually help you to get off the Ultimate Offering combo on turn 2.
 
Athena is the engine of the deck, allowing you to Special Summon Fairies from the graveyard just by tributing a less desirable one. This allows me to run the rather less well known Fairies in the deck, Zeradias and Herald.
 
Herald is so big in this deck it is not even funny. The ability to turn off your opponent's monster effects just by discarding him and a Fairy is going to make your opponent see stars. The best part is that you are then loading the graveyard up with Fairies for Athena and Kristya and likley many of those Fairies were free if you had Tethys on the field.
 
Zeradias is anotehr addition to the deck. The deck does not really draw cards that much, searching them out is so much better. With Thunderking use at an all-time low, it is not hard to search things out anymore, allowing Hecatrice to get Valhalla and Zeradias to get The Sanctuary in the Sky. Zeradias fucntions as a body on the field as well as loading the graveyard up with Fairies for Kristya. He is also not that bad of a Special Summon with Athena, able to get over pretty much any other non-Synchro or Special Summon monster in the game.
 
Honest is the key to the deck. No joke. I can reuse Honest just about as many times as I want to with Athena and Kristya getting to work and completely shutting down my opponent's Battle Phase. Honest is also the key component of the Athena/Ultimate Offering burn strategy, which is another out should your opponent lock you down with something like Royal Oppression. Every card in the deck is a LIGHT monster, so it should be really no trouble to use him.
 
Kristya is a no-brainer in the deck, allowing you to Special Summon, reuse cards and is basically indestructable. The best part is that you do not HAVE to bring her out with her effect. You can Special Summon her with Valhalla if you do not have exactly 4 Fairies in the graveyard.
 
The combo that I have been speaking of only needs 4 cards and higher lifepoints than your opponent's to win. You go first, setting Ultimate Offering, pitching Hecatrice to search Valhalla, with Athena and Honest in hand. On your next turn, play Valhalla, Special Summon Athena and Normal Summon Honest. You then use Honest's effect to return to the hand, and then activate Ultimate Offering, rinsing and repeating until your opponent's lifepoints are gone. Since your lifepoints are higher, you will win the game beforeyour opponent can mount a counterattack.
 
The deck is really very fun and is an alternative to Lightswornjank.dek that everyone is building around. lso, check out the deck profiles on yugioh-card.com, there are some really good ideas there that just don't have a chance with Lightsworn out there. So that then you will be ahead of the game when Lightsworn are punished.
 
That wraps up this article, I do not have playtest data for you on this deck, as nobody in my area wants to play against it, but that should say something in itself. If you have any questions or ideas or need some help with a deck, email me at raptor1k@hotmail.com and put YGO in the title.
 
Thanx for Reading!
GZ

 


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