Monday, July 21, 2014

“Arise from the Abyss of Darkness and Strike Down those who Oppose you Dark Irregulars”

 Hello Cardfighters.  I have returned with another deck profile that I am still enjoying.  I wanted to present this article and another with my two Tachikaze builds that I love to death before I depart to FanimeCon.  To begin, my Dark Irregular build is a high number beat down deck with Master of the Fifth Element and King of Masks, Dantarian.  It also has Doreen the Thruster in the deck too for additional power and very high numbered columns.  Why I like Dark Irregulars personally?  One, I like the clan mechanic of soul charging and getting additional trigger skills from soul charging.  Two, most of the units are Halloween themed, and Halloween is my number one favorite holiday because of candy (LOVE IT!) and cosplaying (LOVE IT!).  Last, some of the units reference Alice in Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland is a personal childhood favorite along with Sleeping Beauty.  I like how Dark Irregulars give them a dark theme.  My most favorite character in Alice is always the Cheshire Cat.  It was kind of sad that there is no actual Alice in Dark Irregulars, but she ended up as a doll in the Pale Moon clan….soo sad.  Without further delay, here is my deck profile, and I hope you enjoy it.    

Grade 0’s:
1x Greedy Hand (starting Vanguard to put a grade 2 or lower Dark Irregulars into my soul [Dimension Creeper] for one counterblast and moving Greedy Hands to the soul)
4x Cheshire Cat of Nightmareland (Heal)
4x Dark Knight of Nightmareland (Critical and a skill that gives a unit a 3k boost by moving Dark Knight into the soul from rear guard circle)
4x Blitzritter (Critical)
4x Hysteric Shirley (Draw and skill to move her into soul to do an additional soul charge)

Grade 1’s:
4x March Rabbit of Nightmareland (perfect guard)
4x Dimension Creeper (take out from soul to drop zone to soul charge 2)
3x Doreen the Thruster (special booster that gains 3k for any card that gets soul charged)
3x Poet of Darkness, Amon (a 9k booster when my Vanguard has 6 or more cards in the soul)

Grade 2’s:
3x Emblem Master (counterblast 1 and soul charge 3 cards when he hits the Vanguard)
2x Gwynn the Ripper (counterblast 2 to retire an opponent’s grade 2 or less rear guard)
3x Werwolf Sieger (10k unit)
3x Demon of Aspiration, Amon (11k unit if my Vanguard has 6 or more cards in the soul)

Grade 3’s:
4x King of Masks, Dantarian (Dark Irregular’s break ride that gives my Vanguard a 10k power boost and gives 3 of my rear guards 1000k for each card in my soul)
4x Master of the Fifth Element (Another power generating unit that gives all my rear guards an additional 3k if I have 10 or more cards in the soul from his limit break, and he soul charges 3 if he hits the Vanguard)

Overall the deck is soo good in getting very high number columns.  Rather than playing Amon or Amon Reverse, I chose a deck that can do work just by combining soul charge with Doreen’s skill to get me really strong attacks along with the break ride and Master that forces my opponent to take damage or drop their entire hand.  Sad that Master is a 10k based unit, but he does have a very good skill with no counter blasting.  The deck is fun, and it takes time and patience to get the combos off at the right time which is challenging, but I love challenging decks/clans.  I was also thinking of putting stand triggers, but that is still in the testing grounds.  I hope you enjoyed this profile and keep fighting Cardfighters. 

“Gold Paladin Bunny Ops Assemble!”

Hello Cardfighters!  I am back with a deck profile that is my personal favorite.  I want to share my old Pellinore/Great Silver Wolf Garmore deck that is my personal favorite gold paladin and my first competitive deck.  I picked the bunny build because bunnies are soo adorable.  Since the Great Silver Wolf Garmore trial deck came out, it was my first Vanguard deck.  When booster set 7: Rampage of the Beast King came out, I love how there were bunnies in the set for gold paladins.  I love the deck build, and I love how fun it is to pull off a Pellinore superior ride to put in an additional Vanguard attack.  I even love how Lop Ear Shooter helps give you an additional unit to help reinforce your field.  I have been playing a lot of locals with this deck when my friends use to take me to certain local shops outside my area, and I have been among one of the top 4 players in certain local shops.  Without further ado, I present to you my throwback gold paladin Pellinore/Garmore deck.

Grade 0’s:
1x Spring Breeze Messenger (starting Vanguard that makes me look at the top 3 cards from my deck and superior call a gold paladin from those 3 in rest position on a rear guard circle and put the rest to the bottom of the deck in any order when an attack hits while spring breeze boosted a unit)
4x Flame of Victory (critical trigger that gives a unit 3k when you move this unit into the soul)
2x Silent Punisher (critical)
4x Falcon Knight of the Azure (draw trigger that gives a unit 2k when this unit is called from the deck)
2x Weapons Dealer, Gwydion (draw)
4x Elixir Sommelier (heal)

Grade 1’s:
4x Halo Shield, Mark (perfect guard)
2x Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth (8k booster)
2x Listener of Truth, Dindrane (a unit that makes you draw a card when she is called from the deck, and the cost for her skill is soul blast 1)
2x Player of the Holy Axe, Nimue (a unit that superior calls the top card of my deck when this unit hits while it is boosted for one counter blast)
2x Charjgal (special booster for Great Silver Wolf Garmore for one soul blast and Charjgal gives the boosted Garmore an additional 5k for a 21k column)
2x Sleygal Dagger (special 7k booster that gains an extra 2k gain for one counterblast)

Grade 2’s:
3x Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains (10k attacker)
3x Lop Ear Shooter (a unit that makes you see the top 3 cards and superior call one of those cards from those 3 when Lop Ear is superior called from the deck and the cost is discarding a card)
3x Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane (a unit that superior calls the top card of the deck to rear guard circle when Vivian hits the Vanguard while it is boosted by another unit)
2x Sacred Guardian Beast, Nemean Lion (a unit that is a 10k shield when it intercepts)

Grade 3’s:
4x Great Silver Wolf, Garmore (When this card is ride on the Vanguard circle and you can counter blast 2 to superior a grade 2 or lower Gold Paladin from your deck to a rear guard circle, and he also gets a 5k gain when he is at limit break)
4x White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore (A superior ride unit that activates when this unit is called from the deck to rear guard circle, and the cost is just to discard a card to superior ride Pellinore.  His limit break is that you return 2 Gold Paladins to the bottom of your deck to give up to two Gold Paladin units a 5k boost)