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 Master of Shadows Deck Garage

 

JULY 2008

Deck Fix: The End is just Beginning - Master of Shadows

 

Ah, yes. Another deck fix, people. I don't think I've done a Dark deck here. I know I've done a few Fiend decks (which are mostly Dark) but not something like this. This should be fun.

hey there master' i saw your fixes and they are great. I was hoping you could help me with mine. I only go to locals and no one there runs GB or DAD or anything meta-ish, so I dont worry about that. The decks purpose is to fill my grave for the begginning of the end using searchers (also for stall). I use armaggeddon knigh to dump my dasher in the grave. Then i use monster gate on my excess germs or whatever i have on the field to hopefully get out DLZ or DMoC. I start out slow then i can get monster fields in one turn with dashers effect and reasoning and stuff it gets pretty powerfull. It is prone to some very terrible hands though, and anything you can do to make it more consistent or effective would be greatly appreciated. I do not have any more DLZ or allure.
 
MOns x21
 
1x darklord zerato
1x DMoC
1x DDM
2x D hero dasher
3x jinzo
3x armageddon knight
2x doomsday horror
3x giant germ
2x mystic tomato
1x grand mole
1x sangan
1x spirit reaper
 
spells x14
 
1x heavy storm
2x lightning vortex
2x monster gate
1x monster reborn
1x MST
1x premature burial
3x reasoning
3x beginning of the end
 
traps x6
 
1x mirror force
1x return from the diff dimension
3x threatning roar
1x torrntial tribute
 
i was contemplating addi DDR and taking out DDM... all help is greatly appreciated thank you.

I just love this deck. It makes use of a very powerful draw card if used correctly - The Beginning of the End. Surprisingly, few people actually use this card. The cost isn't too terrible if you're loading your Graveyard so quickly, and I know just the thing.

Cards to cut:

- 1 D.D.M. - Different Dimension Master

- 1 Jinzo

- 2 Mystic Tomato

- 1 Neo-Spacian Grand Mole

- 1 Reasoning

- 1 The Beginning of the End

- 1 Threatening Roar

Just 8 cards? I have got to do better. 

D.D.M. - Different Dimension Master can be a useful card at times, but with just 1700 attack, it will easily be run over by a lot, and being a 1-Tribute monster doesn't help. It's useful in the right deck, but this isn't it. Not being Dark also hurts it a little in that it doesn't help in the way of fueling The Beginning of the End.

Jinzo is also a great card, but 3 is just overkill. Besides, we need a bit of space here, and you only need 2 Jinzo since you're drawing so much and thinning even more.

Mystic Tomato is great for thinning as well, searching out Armageddon Knight to dump something. Unfortunately, not too much dies in battle these days (except very small monsters and a few big monsters that can't die otherwise) unless you ram it yourself. I like Mystic Tomato (and am using it in my Broken Circle deck - poor man's PC), but it's not the best choice for this deck. Besides, we need some room here.

Neo-Spacian Grand Mole is a great card to use, but it's purpose is best in a Giant Rat Toolbox deck that can access it very quickly. Here, it would prove to be more of a liability than a help since you can't access it as quickly as most decks and it can be easily played around, not to mention being able to leave you wide open. That, and it's Earth and it's not loading the Graveyard. 

Reasoning, while it would help you get a monster on the field, calling levels for this deck would be way too easy, especially once your opponent sees what you're doing here. Your monsters' levels don't vary too much. I kept two of them, though, because they do help you get through your deck rather quickly. Using three just isn't necessary here, not with all the deck thinning you're doing (and will be doing - you won't have any monsters left to hit with Reasoning).

The Beginning of the End is your central draw card here, I know. I have to cut one, however, because of the fact that you'll, at most, get it off twice. The first time is almost guaranteed as loading seven monsters into the Graveyard is the easy part. Reloading the Graveyard for the second one will prove to be a bit difficult, even with Doomsday Horror's effect. The third time, though, will be almost impossible as you'll have already exhausted your options for reloading the Graveyard. Fortunately, we have options.

I cut a Threatening Roar simply because we need a bit of space, and this card is somewhat expendable. Don't worry, you'll like what I do.

Cards to add:

+ 2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter

+ 2 Burial from a Different Dimension

+ 1 D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation

+ 2 Reinforcement of the Army

I added 7 cards, bringing you to 40, though I'm not quite sure what my fixes will do in the way of consistency.

Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, although it's a Light monster, will help in loading the Graveyard for you as well as destroying something when flipped. It's useful in almost any deck that's not OTK or Burn or a Turbo deck of sorts.

Burial from a Different Dimension will help you to reload the Graveyard with the monsters you removed to make using The Beginning of the End easier to use the second time around (and possibly third if you want to add it back in).

D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation will help to bring back whatever you removed for another round like Dark Magician of Chaos and that Darklord Zerato or even Dasher or Jinzo.

Reinforcement of the Army is to search out Armageddon Knight to dump something. Even though you only have 3 targets for it here, if people are willing to toss in 2 Reinforcement of the Army and 2 E - Emergency Call into a Gladiator Beast deck with 1 Stratos and 3 Elemental Hero Prisma, then you can get away with something similar here.

Other cards that you could use:

Destiny Hero - Disk Commander - I really wanted to include this card in this deck, but I couldn't make it fit. I would've added this, 2 Destiny Hero - Fear Monger, and 2 Limit Reverse along with 2 Reinforcement of the Army. In fact, I think that could work here. If you want to, you could replace the D.D.R., Burials, and Rykos with the Disk Commander, Limit Reverse, and Fear Monger. That would add quite a bit of draw power to your deck with all the Disk Commander abuse, and getting it to the Graveyard would be easily done through Armageddon Knight (another card I need to get for my Broken Circle deck). After it's dumped, let the crazy drawing begin.

Caius the Shadow Monarch - This card could also help your deck by being something to remove what your opponent has as well as being a big beater of sorts. You could even remove a card of your own (possibly a Dark monster for 1000 points of damage) and just bring it back or make room for an extra monster by Return from the Different Dimension.

Enemy Controller / Book of Moon - Just defensive cards here. Nothing more. Chainable defensive cards with so much versatility. Nothing to get excited about.

Bottomless Trap Hole - Another defensive card to remove whatever your opponent may drop.

Dark Grepher - It can either be used in place of Armageddon Knight or used right along side it to load the Graveyard up. It also has 300 more attack, so it'll kill something at least once.

Dark Nephthys and Trade-In - I initiallly wanted to include these cards in here as well to give you a bit of draw power, but I know that using Dark Nephthys's effect to put her in the Graveyard would actually take away from using The Beginning of the End (though I have seen a deck work them both together). Just an idea.

Hand Destruction - While it does set you back a card, you do get to dump cards into the Graveyard (to either load it or get rid of dead cards). Plus, it speeds things up a bit.

Well, that's all I have for now, people. Comments, suggestions, etc. can be sent to darkdestructionv30@yahoo.com

Until next time....

 


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