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Behemoth's Roar
May 7, 2009

What Did You Think You Were Gonna See?
 
Well, there is a general consensus that bog fatty monsters are really good. They beat over smaller guys and just smash your opponent's lifepoints into a bloody pulp. The problem with these guys is that they cost a lot of resources both in lifepoints and cards in order to get them successfully to the field. But no more!
 
Beast King Barbaros has changed all of that, replacing Fusilier Dragon the Dual Mode Beast in the Dark Skill Drain deck. Now,w e have even more ways to abuse tha awesomeness of these cards.  With Skill Drain becoming a massive force on the battlefield in big competitions, you can even use your opponents own Skill Drain against them.
 
I am talking of course about a deck packing cards that love Skill Drain while destroying your opponent's cards and using their own resources against them. Now that sounds like a deck that could actually do something.
 
It's Big
 
Monsters-20
 
3x Beast King Barbaros
3x Fusilier Dragon the Dual-Mode Beast
2x Destiny Hero Malicious
 
3x Destiny Hero Defender
3x Chainsaw Insect
2x Krebons
1x Plaguespreader Zombie
1x Elemental Hero Stratos
1x Sangan
1x Exiled Force
 
Spells-14
 
2x Allure of Darkness
2x Destiny Draw
2x Book of Moon
1x Enemy Controller
1x Shrink
1x Smashing Ground
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x Brain Control
1x Monster Reborn
1x Heavy Storm
1x Giant Trunade
 
Traps-3
 
3x Skill Drain
3x Proof of Powerlessness
 
Size Does Matter
 
Obviously the deck is packing a ton of monsters as well as Spell cards. The reason for that is simple. In a Skill Drain deck, they rely a lot on other trap cards in order to keep Skill Drain on the field. Dark Bribe and Solemn Judgment do this with aplomb.
 
However, the one card that shuts down the strategy is Royal Decree. You cannot get rid of it without hurting your own spell and trap cards unless you have your own Mystical Space Typhoon. So the deck was made to play around that obvious side-deck choice so that your opponent's side deck becomes essentially useless.
 
The main card that many people will be scratching teir heads about is definitely Proof of Powerlessness. This is an amazing trap card that if you have a level 7 or higher monster on the field will destroy all level 5 or lower monsters on your opponent's field. youc annot attack during the turn it is played, but you can just play it on youropponent's turn to get around that.
 
As Barbaros and Fusilier Dragon are both level 7 or hiher, they will sit back and wipe your opponent's Blackwing field in a heartbeat Or should you want to destroy their Synchro Materials before they become a threat, that is acceptable too.
 
The deck is packing 4 draw spells in order ot get you to Skill Drain as quickly as possible, as your monsters are not nearly as forceful as when Skill Drain is on the field.
 
Exiled Force is an underlooked monster as he can get around Skill Drain as his effect forces him to tribute himself so he is not on the field when his effect resolves. He is great spot removal for opposing indestructible monsters as well as just another big guy that is getting in your way.
 
Fusilier Dragon is pretty much an inferior version of Barbaros but he still has 2800 ATK when Skill Drain is on the field as well as being a DARK monster. Even though he is slightly inferior, his massive power makes up for it.
 
Latent Aggression
 
There are a couple of cards that I thought would be awesome in here, but didn't have time or space to put them in. Here is a list so you can use them to customize your own deck.
 
Cold Wave
Mystical Space Typhoon
Emergency Teleport
Necroface
Reasoning
Monster Gate
Solemn Judgment
Mirror Force
Torrential Tribute
 
All of these cards are great in the deck, but as I wanted ot go a little outside of mainstream with the deck, they did not fit into the general feel of the deck that I wanted to build.
 
This particular deck borrows a lot from the Skill Drain decks from SJC Anaheim, but you can certainly take out many of the cards in the deck in order to get it to fit your playstyle.
 
AS always, youc an reach me at raptor1k@hotmail.com if you have any Yu-Gi-Oh! related questions. Be sure to put YGO in the title or I might not get it in my inbox!
 
Thanx for reading!
GZ

 


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