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Mike's Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Dojo
Deck Profile : Dark Scorpion Control
January 2, 2006

Happy New Year !!! To celebrate the new year I thought I would honor the great viewers of Pojo.com with another one of my articles since I'm getting a little behind in reviews/articles/e-mail replys. Now I will be doing replies to all the e mails that people have sent me but the whole holiday season and my birthday (12/29/85 - hooray I'm 21 soo legal drinking age in the USA) had me a little busy =/. Now CDIP ( or Cyber Dump Impact by local YGO players ) has only given us two decent player cards ( e mail me your complaints but its true one of the worse.... sets.... every ! - comicbook guy voice- ) which are Chain Strike and the very hyped Snipe Hunter. Now first off Snipe Hunter is no Tribe Infecting Virus ( TIV ) replacement the effect isn't gauranteed plus we are lift with no good resource management cards like Sinister Serpent or semi Night Assailant but there is one way to fully abuse Snipe Hunter while not losing massive amount of cards in hand. Now lately I have been seeing this unique deck type traveling around the message forums since it adds another dimension on the old Warrior Toolbox idea soo I give credit to the fine Pojo viewers for this one soo don't e mail me saying I stole ideas =/.

Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn
Dark/Lv 4
1000 ATK / 1800 DEF
When this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent's life points, you can select and activate 1 of the effects.
1- Select 1 card that includes " Dark Scorpion " in its card name, or is named " Cliff the Trap Remover ", from your deck to your hand.
2- Add 1 card that includes " Dark Scorpion " in its card name, or is named " Cliff the Trap Remover ", from your Graveyard to your hand.

Now being Lv 4/Warrior she already has the amazing searching powers of Reinforcements of the Army ( RoTA ) plus being 1000/Dark she also be fetched out with Mystic Tomato. Now like Hydrogeddon or the OCGs E-Hero Airman this Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn works on the same "Gadget" style effect of searching out more copies of itself but in this case she can also return another copy to your hand that creates a loop if she keeps on doing dmg, Now the way that fits in with Snipe Hunter is to have both it & Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn on the field plus 1 in hand. Discard the one in your hand for Snipe Hunters effect cost ( remember Snipe Hunter is a COST so it can't trigger Dark World effects ) then hope you get 2-5 on the dice roll then attack with the Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn on the field hopefully doing dmg to use the 2nd effect to return the Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn you just discared... sounds pretty simple right ??? =P. Now 1000 ATK isn't really going to take down very much in battle but the whole 1800 DEF makes up for the ATK since she only needs to do battle damage so opposing weaker monsters ( example Hydrogeddon ) attacking the face down Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn deals damage ( 1600 vs 1800 = 200 dmg ) then search out another or return one to your hand.

Dark Scorpion Control = 41 card deck

[003] Cyber Dragon
[003] Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn
[002] Snipe Hunter
[002] Mystic Tomato
[002] Exiled Force
[002] Don Zaloog
[001] D. D. Assailant
[001] D. D. Warrior Lady
[001] Asura Priest
[001] Breaker the Magical Warrior
[001] Sangan
[001] Spirit Reaper

[001] Gracefull Charity
[001] Heavy Storm
[001] Mystical Space Typhoon
[001] Premature Burial
[001] Confiscation
[001] Nobleman of Crossout
[001] Scapegoat
[001] Pot of Avarice
[001] Creature Swap
[002] Reinforcement of the Army
[002] Smashing Ground

[003] Sakuretsu Armor
[002] Bottomless Trap Hole
[001] Ring of Destruction
[001] Mirror Force
[001] Torrential Tribute

Now the layout is pretty much a fancy Tomato/Warrior Toolbox Control with a tech Creature Swap since one well timed Swap can really shut down your opponents lead on your by taking their Jinzo or random Monarch. Now most people I play against hate the whole Asura Priest idea but with many using the whole Apprentice Magician/Old Vindictive Magician engine or Hydrogeddon to keep field control plus lots !!! of tribute fodder for Monarchs this spirit can really annoy people. Now this deck can also keep monsters on the field long enough with the double Mystic Tomato to search out key cards in this deck mainly Snipe Hunter/Dark Scorpion - Meanae the Thorn but also Don Zaloog/Spirit Reaper to total hand control. Now the Spell line up is pretty easy to grasp since with 9 Warriors it would be insane not to run double RoTA plus reusing Warriors with Pot of Avarice. The lone Creature Swap is in for personal preference since it kind of makes up for lack of tributes sooo with Sheep Tokens, Sangan, Tomato, and Asura Priest just steal opposing stuff =D. Now looking at my deck profiles you tend to see the same stuff since I like all my Traps to be monster removal and I find CoTH ( Call of the Haunted ) kind of slow in my opinion and I prefer BTH ( Bottomless Trap Hole ) over Widespread Ruin since it can remove Hydrogeddon screwing up the whole " need triple " plus removing Monarchs so your opponent can't reuse their effects later with Pot of Avarice.

Now for the people that sent in ideas on what I should do next article, I have after much thinking decided to do my old fav Scared Phoenix of Nephthys and for the people that want deck help give me a few days while new people if you have Regionals or Local Tournaments and need fast ideas or help need to mention that in the e mail Thank You ~.^






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