Monday, November 26, 2012

The Bright Star Shines Upon the Dragon Lords

After getting pass the emoness from scrubbing yesterday's event, I've decided to review on the deck that I was originally gonna enter Top Shop with. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to get my copy of M7 by yesterday morning, so I did a last minute decision to play E HEROs again. Kyde among others see me running around trying to borrow a copy of M7, which ended up in vein. Before i start my deck review, I originally wanted to play this deck because I know no one would be prepared for it and it would dominate through the swiss rounds. I know the deck has great match ups against Mermail Atlanteans and also Wind-Ups. HEROs is a bit iffy IF they know what you are doing, which I doubt. My Meta call was spot on yesterday, which leads me into even more emoness as I would most likely made top 8 if I had this deck with me.

monster (24) :

3 Hieratic Dragon of Su
3 Hieratic Dragon of Tfenut
2 Hieratic Dragon of Eset
1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
1 Wattail Dragon
1 Emerald Dragon // Luster Dragon
3 Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
2 Tragoedia
1 Gorz the Emmissary of Darkness
1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
2 Cardcar D
2 Effect Veiler
2 Maxx "C"

spell (10):

2 Pot of Duality
2 Hieratic Seal of Convocation
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Heavy Storm
1 Monster Reborn
1 Dark Hole

trap (6):

2 Ninjitsu Art of Super Transformation
2 Solemn Warning
2 Threatening Roar

extra (15):

1 Hieratic Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis
2 Hieratic Dragon King of Atum
2 Gaia Dragoon
1 Constellar Plolemys M7
1 Photon Streak Bounzer
1 Number 25 Focus Force
1 Sword Breaker
1 Inzektor Exa-Beetle
1 Tiras Keeper of Genesis
1 Heroic Champion Excalibur
1 AOJ Catastor
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Ancient Sacred Wyvern

side (15):

2 Koaki Meiru Drago
1 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
1 Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
1 Puppet Plant
2 Nightbeam
3 Macro Cosmos (EDIT)
2 Rivalry of the Warlords
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Malevolent Catastrophe

If your still wondering why M7 plays such an important role to the point that I would NOT play this deck without it, then here's what I have to say. I gives this deck a 3-card-OTK. Hieratic was a deck that was known for their 3-card-OTK. If you have any 3 Hieratics you could put onto the field, it was an OTK. But since the banlist took out our second REDMD, this wasn't possible with 3 dragons alone, until M7 finally came into the picture. This may be old news some, but we only got M7 last week and a majority of the guys here are clueless about Hieratics. Lets say this article is directed towards that crowd.

You need to have any combination of Hieratics you could put out on to the field, ie Su, Su, Eset or Su, Eset, Tfenut. Any combination would do. 

First your gonna take 2 dragons and make Atum, and that Atum brings out REDMD from your deck. Now, special a Hieratic from your grave and tribute it for the 3rd copy in your hand. Then, with the 2 level 6s on your field, make M7. M7 would then uses it's effect to bring REDMD back to hand. Your gonna banish Atum and bring back a Wattail Dragon onto the field.

2800 + 2700 + 2500 = 8000

Well, if your opponent has a monster on board, the your not gonna get an OTK, true. But, even if don't get an OTK, this deck can hold its own very well since your beaters are humongous. I would like to shout out to Kyde who suggested me playing Exodios the Ultimate Forbidden Lord in the deck. The reasoning behind that was solid, it makes Gustav Max and it also lets you recycle your M7's. I would most likely include a copy of that card in my deck soon.

I don't think there is much to say bout the main and extra. Lets go straight to side deck. I've predicted a strong showing of Mermails, Dark Words and HEROs yesterday. While Wind-Ups are powerful, they are just too expensive to have many players playing them, but their presence shall never be discarded. Also, this deck dies hard to Agents, so I have a few cards in the side board to counter that match up.

Drago and Kycoo, along with BTH are Agent hates. It also hits random Chaos Dragons and mirror matches (expect Kycoo). I know all these cards are anti-Krystia, instead of destroying the Krystia on board. But I do not feel Agents as a deck, is fast. The Trooper build might get Krystia out early, but Call of the Haunted in vulnerable. For the DW match up, I would side in Kycoo, Soul Drains and also BTH. "Dark Worlds are not a matchup, its solitaire", I shall not review who said that. For both these match ups, the Maxx "C" and Threathing Roar comes out. Veiler comes out too for DW and Heavy Storm for Agents. (I constantly side out Heavy in both this and my HERO deck)

I have much hate for both Mermail Atlanteans and also Wind-Ups in my main, so I don't really have much in my side. 3 Macro (EDIT) for Mermails and 2 Rivalry and a Malevolent for Wind-Ups. Malevolent is in there mostly for Factory, and the Wind-Ups here are usually pretty trap heavy.

The rest of my side is focused on HERO, arguably this deck's worst match up. I would side in Puppet Plant, BTH, Nightbeam and also the GALAXY-EYES!! I take out the Maxx "C", Veiler, Dark Hole and also a copy of Roar (or 2, depending on the results of game 2). Puppet Plant explains Excalibur in my extra. I wanna drop Plant on a Allius or Stratos and then attack for big damage. But I bet people would be confused with Galaxy-Eyes.

I like Galaxy-Eyes for 2 things. (1) it is a LEVEL 8 DRAGON I could bring out with Atum and (2) it's effect is excellent when your trying to push for game through a Shining or Excalibur. Being a level 8 monster means I could potentially use it to steal a Shining or Zero off my opponent's board with Tragoedia. I know its a very risky move to side in a card just for this, but I would always win the game if I pull this stunt off. Also, Galaxy-Eyes is good against random match ups where my opponent would hide behind Gachi or Zenmains. I could side this in for Agents as well, but I feel Krystia would stop Trago. It's random, I know, but I really like this card.

That's it for my deck review today, thanks for reading. And I am still salty my donkey didn't win me my playmat yesterday. 


SpiceyYanni1 said...

He got the idea of Exodius from me .____. lol I posted a comment on his report asking for a decklist for OCG Hieratics.

Since we are on the topic, how come you run Hanzo version over pure? Isn't pure faster?

Nic said...

Well doesn't soul drain conflicts with your hieratic plays? Since they activate their effects in grave too.

K'yde Ren said...


I've been playing around with Exodius right after the September banned list. Just that i never revealed it in my blog so no i did not get the idea from you. No offense.


I like Galaxy-Eyes! Seems really good in certain match-ups and it works well with Puppet Plant against Heroes. Grab Zero or other Fusion and Exceed into Heliopolis for more bullshit!

GQ said...

@Nic : well, the judge at GA told me the effect activates when its tributed, not when its in the grave. With the example of normal monsters still get summon with Macro out. Since the effect is "when this card is tributed" instead of "When this card is tributed and sent to the graveyard"

I say its pretty safe to say he got his facts right; unless theres a ruling somewhere we missed. If so, please post it :)

GQ said...

@everyone : I just check the rulings, looks like judge man was wrong, need to kill him sometime soon. EDIT!!

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