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Carrotizer on YuGiOh
Our Everyday Tsunami…
September 5, 2006

           

            I’ve been thinking, and the return of the Ring of Destruction really hurts the effectiveness of Demise, King of Armageddon. However, as I mentioned in that article, Levia-Dragon – Daedalus is another card that wipes the field out (except him/her/itself ^_^). Yet unlike high 2000 LP, you have to give up a Field Spell Card as a cost. By sending Umi (or, A Legendary Ocean, which is far better), you can destroy all cards on the field except Levia.

 

            Now, Levia doesn’t have a lot of support for its own. Although there are quite a few monsters that gains incredible effects while ALO is on the field, those are support for ALO, not Levia. Therefore, understanding the fact that you cannot, absolutely not, search Levia from your deck, we shall start.

 

OMG TSUNAMI!!!

 

Monsters:

 

2 Levia-Dragon – Daedalus

1 Magician of Faith

1 Sangan

1 Night Assailant

1 Treeborn Frog

1 Breaker the Magical Warrior

3 Hydrogeddon

3 Mother Grizzly

1 Jinzo

 

Spells:

 

1 Heavy Storm

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

3 A Legendary Ocean

1 Nobleman of Crossout

1 Graceful Charity

1 Premature Burial

1 Book of Moon

 

Traps:

 

1 Ring of Destruction

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Call of the Haunted

1 Mirror Force

 

            Hydrogeddon are really good monsters…Tomatoes won’t stand a chance. We just have to run 3 of them while using A Legendary Ocean, and your opponent’s chaining Scapegoat to your Breaker suddenly looks lovely instead of hideous. Your opponent can’t use Hydrogeddon’s effect in case he or she acquired it through Creature Swap or other measures, so he won’t hurt you that bad. Mother Grizzly will provide defenses, while searching out crucial Water monsters.

 

 

            Now, the reason that I didn’t run 3 Levia-Dragon – Daedalus was because our deck revolves around A Legendary Ocean, not Levia-Dragon – Daedalus. Daedalus will be our power house, but we need to push opponent’s LP down enough that Levia, with 2800 ATK without ALO, can end the game easily. ALO will be opponent’s priority target.

 

 

            In case you haven’t realized, A Legendary Ocean CAN be searched by Terraforming, or we could use An Owl of Luck. Yet, Flip Effect can’t be so reliable if we are not gaining immediate advantage. The owl merely ensures that you would draw a certain card during your next draw. I’d rather use Terraforming and then set something useful, such as Nightmare Penguin, than setting a weak own that is built for mainly Gravekeeper deck.

 

 

            Hydrogeddon is a tricky monster; destroying a monster leads to +1 advantage, but those airy dinosaurs turn them into +2. “Battle searchers” are used because they will reduce that –1 disadvantage into 0, while bringing out an appropriate monster of your choice, thus working as flexible tool. Yet drawing 2 Hydrogeddon won’t work so well, since first, you don’t want to Special Summon anything from your hand if you are able to do it from your deck, and second, you CAN’T special summon them from your hand, so…to make full use of double Hydrogeddons stuck in your hand, we’ll use 2 Abyss Soldier. Ability to ditch anything that you don’t want to remove any card from the field is awesome. Treeborn Frog can now get from hand to graveyard immediately without Graceful Charity

 

 

            Speaking of Hydrogeddons, we can reuse them with Pot of Avarice. That will teach your opponent not to have so many monsters on the field. Once, it was very situational, though I topdecked into 1 Hydrogeddon while my friend had 2 Broww in ATK position. I won the duel because from having 2 opposing monsters, suddenly I had 3 1600 ATKers. Also, to stop any Cyber Dragon or Asura Priest from bringing Hydrogeddons towards extinction, we’ll use 1 Rush Recklessly and 1 Enemy Controller. With Frog, Enemy Controller won’t be so bad.

            So, we have a Water beatdown in front of us, but we need some boosts. How a bout…1 Ceasefire? That would first, work well with Nightmare Penguins, which will add 200 ATK to all Water monsters, including itself, and second, not work very well with Night Assailant. Night Assailant is usually 1 for 1, because even if you discard it for Graceful Charity, Graceful Charity is earning you +1, not Night Assailant, which merely trades itself for another Flip, which we don’t run a lot here. I think we can use 2 Nightmare Penguins.

 

 

            Using those Nightmare Penguins just tells us that we should use 1 Mermaid Knight and 1 Amphibious Burgoth. Mermaid Knight, with 1 ALO + 1 Rush Recklessly can attack for total of 4800 LP! That’s even more than Mataza + United We Stand! Amphibious Burgoth will end the game quickly. You know what? I think I’ll add another Amphibious because 1700 direct attack per turn isn’t so pretty to your opponent. AND you can search it straight out from deck because it has exactly 1500 ATK while in deck.

 

 

            1500 ATK…that reminds me of a card that was restricted last format. Last Will! While sacrificing any monsters, or being destroyed by Mirror Force/Ring of Destruction/Torrential Tribute, Last Will will provide you with protection. Another possible combo is to activate Last Will during Main Phase 1, attack with something during Battle Phase, possibly Mermaid Knight twice! Then, use Ring of Destruction on it to bring out another monster! Hm…I think we should use 2 Mermaid Knights also.

 

 

            Though Pot of Avarice will return any fallen monsters to your deck, Salvage is a card that is immediate +1! You can get back cards such as Mermaid Knight, or any WATER monster with 1500 ATK or less from your graveyard. Big thing is that you get 2 back! That’s like Thunder Dragon except more useful! That will allow you to reuse any monsters…I think we should include 1 Penguin Soldier. Remember that cute little Penguin with tiny weenie sword that is just ANNOYING? MWAHAHA I have Jinzo and Sacred Phoenix, GG, and then Penguin Soldier just flips… OH NOZ! Penguin Soldier doesn’t gain any card advantage yet it is powerful monster.

           

 

             Spirit Reaper will do us good since it will be an impenetrable wall from any strong monsters, and that should be able to disrupt opponent’s hand pretty quick. Speaking of hand disruption, Confiscation gets the job done. Your opponent won’t be able to stop you with so fast tempo! Cyber Dragon? Hydrogeddon pwns it.

 

Monsters: 22

 

2 Levia-Dragon – Daedalus

1 Magician of Faith

1 Sangan

1 Treeborn Frog

1 Breaker the Magical Warrior

3 Hydrogeddon

3 Mother Grizzly

1 Jinzo

2 Abyss Soldier

2 Nightmare Penguin

2 Mermaid Knight

2 Amphibious Burgoth

1 Penguin Soldier

 

Spells: 16

 

1 Heavy Storm

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

3 A Legendary Ocean

1 Nobleman of Crossout

1 Graceful Charity

1 Premature Burial

1 Book of Moon

1 Terraforming

1 Rush Recklessly

1 Enemy Controller

1 Pot of Avarice

1 Last Will

1 Salvage

1 Confiscation

 

Traps: 5

 

1 Ring of Destruction

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Call of the Haunted

1 Mirror Force

1 Ceasefire

 

Total: 43

 

            Whew! Okay…best opening hand would include Confiscation, Graceful Charity, Salvage, and 2 valid targets for Salvage. That would be +1, you know your opponent’s hand, and best thing is that you have at least 2 monsters to attack with!

 

            Main power house would be of course, Levia-Dragon – Daedalus, which will guarantee 2800 damage to your opponent unless it is flipped face-down, destroyed, or removed from play. Furthermore, notice that you have to send ALO (or Umi…) from YOUR side of the field, so unless your opponent has either of those two Field Spells, they can’t use Levia’s effect for their good. Same goes for Hydrogeddon. With added power from ALO, Rush Recklessly, and even Nightmare Penguin, there is nothing to fear! Your opponent should think twice before attacking anything with “geddon” in its name ^_^

 

            Ceasefire will endure that you are attacking right monster with Hydrogeddon/Mermaid Knight. You don’t want them to attack into something like Night Assailant or D.D. Warrior Lady/Assailant. Additional damage is also sweet. You can use Magic Cylinder if you wanted to have Penguins (both Nightmare and Soldier) flip during your own turn. Nightmare Penguin’s effect is NOT flip effect; it just activates when it’s flipped face-up.

 

            With Penguins, Dolphins aren’t so bad either. Abyss Soldier, 2000 ATK with only ALO, and possibly more from Penguin, will get rid of anything that’s in your way for a turn, such as returning that Treeborn Frog to your opponent’s hand every turn! Now, that would be –1 every turn, but this game is about winning, not having 123623 more cards than your opponent! By winning, I mean the goal, not like winning is everything…

 

            I didn’t include Mobius the Frost Monarch because that would mean too many…cookie-cutters. We have enough cards that support the theme while imbuing the deck with valuable removals, such as Abyss Soldier. It also works well with Savage since you get another discard for free.

 

            Use Levia-Dragon Daedalus wisely. You do not want it to be Ringed or Booked. A Legendary Ocean will reduce 2 tributes to 1, but still, it’s almost 3 cards that are required to wipe out an entire field…which isn’t so bad if you think about it. Sacrificing Treeborn Frog that you just threw for Abyss Soldier won’t be bad; that would ensure Frog comes back next turn also. With Ceasefire, Nobleman of Crossout won’t be available to hit Treeborn Frog!

 

            Amphibious Burgoth and Mermaid Knights are 3-star attackers that nearly surpasses Abyss Soldier’s ability. 1700 direct attack, or attack twice? I’ll definitely take it! You don’t have to lose anything because Field Spell stays on the field! Use Pot of Avarice to bring back Mother Grizzly and these weapons of mass destructions to recycle them. You draw 1 extra card, while having all the searchers back to have that needed flexibility for this format. Remember to push without pushing too far; pulling from your opponent will seal your fall!

 

 

By Paul Yeem – Carrotizer @ paulyeem@hotmail.com

 


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