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DinoZords!
By GeneralZorpa
October 4, 2012

It’s Morphin Time!

 

One of the most dominant decks from last format was of course the Dino-Rabbit deck, using Rescue Rabbit to make an army of Evolzar monsters and using Leviair the Sea Dragon to retrieve it from the removed from play pile and do it all over again. The great thing was the deck only needed one card in order to start the combo and one more to keep it going and you could overextend to the field because your Dragons would stop retaliations from your opponent. The problems were many with the deck however as the deck had relatively low ATK points and could easily get run over by just a small window where an opponent gets a stronger monster to the field, thus it was forced to play a plethora of defensive options to minimize that risk.

 

The drawbacks were many though. You had to run 6 Normal monsters (3 Kabazauls and 3 Sabersaurus) which would be pretty bad if drawn in multiples since you want them in the deck to be brought out with Rabbit. They also were not particularly strong in and of themselves. Thus sometimes the players would run Jurrac monsters in order to balance out the Normal Monsters. What you ended up with was a mish-mash deck that could answer many situations well, but could not really capitalize on those weaknesses.

 

Thus with the Rabbit brought to 2 the players of this deck have 2 choices. They could either abandon the deck or try to innovate. I have chosen to try to innovate and build an aggressive deck that forces through damage as well as make cheap XYZ monsters without drawing terrible Normal Monsters while still keeping some of the utility of the original deck.

 

Dinozords Version 2.0

 

Monsters-21

 

3x Jurrac Guaiba

3x Jurrac Velo

3x Thunderking Rai-Oh

3x Hydrogeddon

2x Tour Guide From the Underworld

2x Effect Veiler

2x Snowman Eater

1x Sangan

1x Gorz, The emissary of Darkness

1x Tragoedia

 

Spells-10

 

3x Forbidden Lance

2x Mystical Space Typhoon

2x Enemy Controller

1x Dark Hole

1x Heavy Storm

1x Monster Reborn

1x Book of Moon

1x Pot of Avarice

 

Traps-9

 

2x Bottomless Trap Hole

2x Solemn Warning

2x Torrential Tribute

2x Mirror Force

1x Solemn Judgment

 

Extrta-15

 

3x Evolzar Laggia

2x Evolzar Dolkka

2x Number 16: Shock Master

1x Number 39: Utopia

1x Number C39: Utopia Ray

1x Gem-Knight Pearl

1x Number 91: Thunder Spark Dragon

1x Leviair the Sea Dragon

1x Number 17: Leviathan Dragon

1x Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction

1x Wind-Up Zenmaines

 

Zordon!

 

This deck finds itself in the mystical place between combo based decks and mult-purpose decks that allow it to function fairly well as both. It has a lot of utility in Thunderking, Snowman Eater and Effect Veiler while your opponent will be wasting most of their defensive options to keep your self-replacing dinosaurs off the field. I found that an opponent ran out of defense before I ran out of dinos and my own defenses made it fairly easy to stave off counterattacks.

 

I like having Tragoedia in the deck as it allows for another defensive option should Gorz choose not to come out of the deck to help me. The Traps and Spells are fairly standard except for Enemy controller, which allows me to make awesome spell speed 2 plays as well as force through avenues of attack to my opponents monsters to replicate a dinosaur and make an Evolzar or to my opponent's lifepoints directly. Forbidden Lance is in here in a similar capacity, keeping my Dinosaurs alive and stronger than my opponent's monsters so that they can then replicate and make an Evolzar or to save my own monsters from destruction.

 

This deck is definitely not as fast as the Dino-Rabbit deck, as it lacks the rabbit part. It does have much more consistency and is able to deal with multiple threats more than almost any other deck out there. It thrives fairly well against the Laval, Wind-Up and Samurai decks but can struggle against Chaos Dragon and rock Stun, as both decks can easily get out stronger monsters than my Evolzars.

 

Well that is going to be it for my article! I am going to be trying a few more things for my articles, including player interviews, Fan Fiction, Deck Garages and more! So email me at alarbios@live.com if you have any questions/ideas/comments/decks. I love getting emails from readers and you just might spark an idea that could become an article!

 

Thanks for reading!

GZ

 

 


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