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Old 11-03-2023, 02:51 AM   #201
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Researching how awesome Dawn Dragster is and why it isn't used anymore, I found Cimoo video talking about it. Cimoo pointed out that Dawn Dragster is incredibly broken with Destrudo, and a lightbulb went off.

I didn't use Destrudo in earlier versions of TDS because I didn't see the value. I wasn't interested in burning LP and Destrudo isn't searchble.

Not the case anymore with the current TDS builds! With PEP as one of my main win conditions, Destrudo helps make PEP live. It combines with basically every main deck monster to be a free tuner, although it isn't searchable with Dharc. I can grab Destrudo with Magnamhut and mill it with Chaos Ruler.

It's basically just what the doctor ordered - a body that's always summonable that is useful no matter where it is.

The only issue thus is how to fit Destrudo in the deck. Right now I'm running a crazy 24 (!!!) monsters. That seems bricky, but isn't in practice for some reason?
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Old 11-09-2023, 07:19 AM   #202
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Finally got Cross-Sheep to work.

I found that with how the deck is played now, using Dharc to Link up isn't really happening a lot. Dharc ends up as kind of useless actually.

Cross-Sheep becomes useful then because I can proc both Synchro and Fusion effects, and then I can banish the Cross-Sheep for the likes of PEP.
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Old 12-10-2023, 11:52 PM   #203
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Anyone want to form a team for Duelist Cup?
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Old 12-19-2023, 01:03 PM   #204
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It's banlist season it's banlist seasonnn

Banned:
Agido the Ancient Sentinel
Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard
Mathmech Circular
Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights

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Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
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Unchained Soul of Sharvara
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Old 12-23-2023, 08:29 PM   #205
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It's a cool list, but they banned mah boy Chaos Ruler, so I won't be touching TCG with a ten foot pole position.
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Old 12-28-2023, 04:40 AM   #206
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Chaos Ruler banned...I guess I quit YGO now, as there is no good replacement for it anymore.

Time to start Regameing again I guess!
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Old 01-25-2024, 02:08 AM   #207
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Yesh, now Master Duel limited Saronir. Not the worst hit in the world since I only ran x1, but it's not good seeing Bystials in the crosshairs since that's still all I have left for this really janky build for TDS.
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Old 02-03-2024, 07:03 AM   #208
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Old 02-07-2024, 03:41 AM   #209
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I really, really hope we actually get a Sky Striker anime lmao
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Old 02-07-2024, 07:53 PM   #210
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Can anyone take my code?

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I'm still in Platinum, so it'll be a long time before I derank far enough to Rookie to use code myself. But I'd apprecite it if someone used mine here.

I'll use Swordsoul in the Duelist Cup since my deck is basically dead. =3=
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Old 02-19-2024, 06:47 PM   #211
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So despite Chaos Ruler being banned and my deck being gutted, I'm still around doing Master Duel things.

I took advantage of the one quirk of MD and put Spright Elf back in the deck, replacing Junk Speeder.

The reason being I was thinking to myself that one of Chengying's biggest flaws is being targeted by something, and another flaw I have is a lack of being able to summon another non-Tuner when all I have are Tuners.

Elf is one of the biggest ways around that since I can turn a Link into a Level 8 Colossus.

It follows one of the trends I've noticed with Extra Decks in that one either ends on bosses or "reborns" to ladder into those bosses. Like my Links are:

1. Dharc
2. Cross-Sheep
3. Elf

All 3 of these reborn in some way, as did Chaos Ruler and Shenshen.
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Old 02-19-2024, 08:00 PM   #212
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I guess to add to that, the main problem I'm facing is that there's almost no way to progress into the end stage of my plays without a decent Level 7-8 DARK Synchro Dragon.

Assume I start with x2 Tuning, x1 Gold Sarc and mill Lubellion.

If one has Thunder Dragondark on the field, the two possibilities of play are:

1. Assault Synchron - Level 7
2. Revolution Synchon - Level 8

If Chaos Ruler were legal, you go into it with Revolution Synchron, tribute for Lubellion, have Lubellion place Branded Regained, summone Assault Synchron, then summon Baronne, Colossus, and Shenshen (using Revolution Synchron) when then summons back Chaos Ruler again.

Endboard:

1. Baronne
2. Colossus
3. Shenshen
4. Chaos Ruler
5. Branded Regained

All this is still possible with the RDA support (Scarred Dragon Archfiend) which isn't out yet. But as you can see the use of Assault Synchron is kind of inefficient. You summon back a Dark Dragon that does nothing. You ideally want to convert it into a negate or disruption. My ideal would be x2 spell negates alongside Colossus and Shenshen.

But for the Level 7 lines, it's less clear.

One possibility is instead of using Revolution Synchron you would make a Level 7, summon Junk Synchron, make Elf, elf summons back Assault Synchron, make Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss, tribute it for Lubellion, Assault summons back Abyss, then you place Regained and summon Colossus.

Endboard:

1. Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss
2. Spright Elf
3. Thunder Dragon Colossus
4. Bystial Lubellion
5. Branded Regained

But the thing is, one could just as easily tribute Lubellion earlier in the combo, have Junk make Elf, summon Assault for Baronne with Assault Synchron in the Graveyard.

1. Baronne
2. Spright Elf
3. Colossus
4. Branded Regained

Another possibility is runnning Bystial Dis Pater, with Junk Summoning Assault then gong into Dis Pater, summon back Thunder Dragonroar, tribute for Lubellion...but at this point the Extra Deck is filled with a lot of situational nonsense.

As one can see, I'm really struggling to find a situation where Assault can be used properly. Even in the Chaos Ruler case, it wasn't used all that efficiently either without another extender in hand.

Incidentally, in the Level 7 case Elf isn't even needed since Cross-Sheep can also summon either Junk or Assault from the Graveyard, and while that field is still defendable with Colossus + Cross-Sheep + Lubellion + Baronne + Regained it's still not good. In fact, I would probably make Elf off that instead since Lubellion does nothing but have a big booty.
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Old 02-28-2024, 12:08 PM   #213
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I had ignored Bystial Dis Pater for a while since it seemed unnecessary and hard to summon. In light of the Chaos Ruler ban though, I finally found a way to make Dis Pater/Accel Stardust work within my deck.

One just has to ignore Accel Stardust's second effect.

Dis Pater makes for a 2 negate combo with Tuning + Bystial Lubellion, namely

1. Search Saronir
2. Use Saronir to banish Lubellion
3. Summon Assault Synchron
4. Synchro Summon Accel Stardust
5. Revive back Assault Synchron
6. Saronir sends another copy of Lubellion to the Graveyard
7. Synchro Summon Dis Pater
8. Tribute Dis Pater for Lubellion
9. Assault Synchron resummons Dis Pater
10. Place Branded Regained
11. Summon back Assault Synchron
12. Make Baronne

This is nifty, as now there's a Lubellion banished to make Dis Pater's destroy live. However, the extension ends here, without tapping into the Thunder Dragon cards.

When Chaos Ruler was legal, I would be able to turn this into x3 Synchros assuming I was able to add Junk Synchron off Chaos Ruler. The combo would proceed as such:

1. Search Saronir
2. Use Saronir to banish Lubellion
3. Summon Assault Synchron
4. Synchro Summon Chaos Ruler
5. Add Junk Synchron
6. Saronir sends another copy of Lubellion to the Graveyard
7. Tribute Chaos Ruler for Lubellion
8. Add Branded Regained
9. Normal Summon Junk Synchron
10. Special Summon Assault Synchron
11. Synchro Dis Pater
12. Special Summon Chaos Ruler
13. Synchro PEP
14. Activate Assault Synchron
15. Special Summon back Chaos Ruler
16. Activate Dis Pater
17. Special Summon back Assault Synchron
18. Synchro Baronne

The key distinction here is that while PEP isn't necessarily useful, I had an extra Level 8 non-tuner to work with.
Junk Synchron summoning Assault Synchon can still happen in scenario 1, but I'm out of non-tuners and need to supply them from the hand. The followup is also stronger (with a live Assault Synchron + Chaos Ruler in the Graveyard) and I don't necessarily have to tribute Dis Pater, so it's more resistant to interruption.
On the other hand, Chaos Ruler can whiff. Junk Synchron is run at x1 in my deck now so it's not a guaranteed pull. Yes one can grab Bystials and Thunder Dragons with it, but it's far from a slam dunk.

What I believe is that I will need SP in the future and might end up replacing PEP with her. I'm still not certain if I should run x3 Lubellions to maximize going first or not.
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:30 PM   #214
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Absolutely insane.



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The 1st turn endboard was: Dis Pater, Lubellion, S:P Little Knight, Regained.

What I did was make S:P with Anima, then banished Anima and recycled with Regained. That drew Tuning, which I used to add Junk Synchron, who milled Lubellion.

Adventue bot hard drew Fusion Destiny, so while they did not have access to the Adventure cards, they had x2 1 card combos with Fusion Destiny and Sangan.

Still. The grind power of this deck is insane. I think it might exceed Branded.
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Old 03-11-2024, 11:57 PM   #215
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I ended up incorporating PSY-Framelord Omega back into my deck after listening to a YouTuber describe Evenly Matched as bad because a certain deck (Snake-Eyes?) doesn't commit to the field and keeps cards in hand.

I was able to resolve Omega three times in one turn against the Mayakashi bot, converting special summons into card disadvantage is definitely a thing. Using Omega like this though does deny floodgate access, so I need to learn when's the best time to abuse both.

Omega fits nicely being a second Level 8 after Accel Stardust. He used to be the centerpiece to the 2015 (?) era version of Stardust Stun that focused on a whole handrip, resolving Trishula twice, Omega once, and Dark Law twice to end on Quasar, double Dark Law.

I don't like that Omega has a cut-in animation though,with how often it's summoned that gets old real fast.
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Old 03-21-2024, 05:34 AM   #216
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So uh, Performapal Popperup?
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OK, I finally made it to DL Max in the newest DC Cup. It was a real struggle this time without Chaos Ruler, but somehow.

I've made a bunch of changes and they seem to be working out. The first is I went for way more extenders which massively improved my turn 1, making it OK now to go turn 1 instead of just wait for turn 2 to sack wins with Evenly/Droplet.

The caveat is I had to sacrifice one of my Radian copies to do it. I normally run 7 breakers (x2 kaiju, x2 droplet, x3 evenly). Evenly/Droplet takes care of most things but kaijus are important for the towers or Arise-Hearts of the world.

Generally, to handle Kashtira I would use x2 Radian and x2 Imperm. But I don't like imperm because it's too low impact. And you would use Evenly first, necessitating having 2 breakers in hand to actual clear the Kashtira board (assuming they also don't open Maxx "C").

But with Snake-Eyes as the other threat, and them being able to put monsters in S/T, droplet is really good against them, as is Evenly. So one has to "choose your checks" as Smogon would say.

So the current build is only running 6 breakers. I am also not running the full Maxx "C" package (x3 Maxx, x3 Ash, x2 Called, x1 Crossout) because:

1. Crossout kinda sucks
2. Shifter is stronger than Maxx "C" during the turn 1's one is most likey to drop it.

So I am using x2 Maxx, x1 Shifter and x0 Crossout. And the performance difference has been massive.
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I dropped Ready Fusion.

This is a card I introduced way back during the Tearlaments format, as Thunder Dragon struggled with getting started and Ready Fusion was a good option for that.

It gave one the option of going into either Allvain or Kaminari Attack, so when Chaos Ruler was legal I could go into Chaos Ruler immediately if I had no Thunder Dragons, go into Titan, or go into Allvain as an extender.

However, some key problems arose:

1. Chaos Ruler was banned.
2. Titan doesn't do enough anymore to justify cheating its Fusion summon

While Ready Fusion can unbrick a hand that's just 1 TD, it's dependant on banishing Dark, not Roar.

Banishing Roar = I have to make a Link, then search either Thunder Dragon Fusion or Hawk.

Link 2 + Titan + followup
versus
Colossus + Titan

#1 is only better if SP is legal and the opponent already has some field presence. Not the case right now. Also, if I use SP in that situation I can't attack directly anyway.

Additionally, this presumes modern boards have few enough interactions that they can't stop all these effects. One Ash on the banished Thunder Dragon stuns the board basically, since Titan is too big to do anything on its own: I can make PEP with Unknown Synchron or SP, but that's it. Titan is just a beatstick with some outdated protection.

While Allvain is good, it's not essential, and both cards in the Extra Deck were really constraining.

So I dropped it for Super Poly, and replaced Allvain and Kaminari Attack with Mudragon and Garura.

After Evenly Matched, Super Poly is by far the next best breaker in the game. It's also not dead going first and can extend into engine. There's just too many threats now to justify restrictive go-second or go-first cards, and Super Poly fits that bill nicely.
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