Following on from the first post, here’s my attempt to build a deck that can hold its own against Deskbots.
Given the high ATK values of Deskbots, attacking them head-on is almost guaranteed to go badly. Therefore the best approach seems to be a mixture of;
- cards which can attack directly, as they can avoid confronting Deskbot 003.
- cards which can do damage outside of the battle phase, to avoid setting off Deskbot 009’s effect-negation.
- cards which can prevent other cards from being destroyed by battle.
Alligator’s Sword Dragon (Fusion)- can attack directly if the opponent only controls Earth, Wind or Fire monsters. As Deskbots are Earth, ASD can always directly attack. Requires Baby Dragon and Alligator’s Sword as materials.
Battle Fusion (Spell)- if your Fusion monster attacks an opponent’s monster, your Fusion gains attack equal to that opponent’s monster.
Time Magic Hammer (Fusion)- attaches itself to a monster of your choice, and effectively makes that monster immortal, as all cards which battle it are banished for between 1-6 turns.
Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon (Fusion)- cannot be destroyed by battle. Requires two Blue-Eyes White Dragons as materials.
Rocket Warrior– cannot be destroyed by battle, but only on the player’s battle phase.
Blazing Mirror Force (Trap)- destroys all of the opponent’s monsters and deals half of their combined ATK as damage to each player. If the player damage can be negated, this card would dramatically lower the Deskbot player’s LP.
Barrel Behind the Door– if an effect would deal damage to the player, the damage is done to the opponent instead. Combining this card with Blazing Mirror Force could create an OTK if it succeeds.
Wall of Disruption– the opponent’s monsters lose 800 ATK per monster they control. As Deskbot’s usually run a full field of 5 monsters very quickly, this card would potentially keep Deskbot 009’s ATK at manageable levels.
Honest– when the player’s monster battles an opponent’s monster (in either player’s turn), the player can send Honest to the graveyard from their hand in order to increase the ATK of their monster by the ATK of the opponent’s monster. However, this only works if the player is battling with a Light-attribute monster.
Based on the cards so far, a good deck to use against Deskbots appears to need:
- A strong Light attacker (to use Honest with).
- Dragon-type monsters (who can be protected by spell cards and by Lord of D)
- Fusion monsters equipped with either Battle Fusion or Time Magic Hammer.
- Pendulum Summons to get low-level Fusion Material monsters out.
This sounds like a job for a Blue-Eyes Fusion Deck…
Final Build Idea
2x Performapal Gumgumouton– Pendulum Scale 1. Once per turn, prevents a monster from being destroyed by battle.
2x Dragonpit Magician– Pendulum Scale 7. (This card isn’t specific, any high-scale monster will do.)
3x Blue-Eyes White Dragon
1x Honest– Only one is allowed, so one it is.
2x Rocket Warrior– In theory, it can take off 500 ATK from a Deskbot, and then be fused into Rocket Hermos Cannon later to avoid taking damage.
2x Baby Dragon
2x Alligator’s Sword (these two are needed for Alligator’s Sword Dragon)
2x Lord of D– protects dragon-type monsters from being targeted, and can be used to make Time Magic Hammer.
3x The Dark Hex-Sealed Fusion– acts as a substitute to make Fusions easier. It also allows for summoning fusion monsters by tributing, so reduces the reliance on Polymerisations.
1x Kaiser Sea Horse– it only needs to stay alive for one turn, then can later be used to get Blue-Eyes more easily.
1x Blizzard Dragon
1x Black Dragon Collapserpent
1x White Dragon Wyverburster (the level 4 dragons are to make Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon).
1x Wall of Disruption
2x Crush Card Virus (needed for Doom Virus Dragon)
1x Damage Condenser (allows a high ATK summon)
1x House of Adhesive Tape (in this deck, these two cards do the same thing).
1x Blazing Mirror Force
1x Barrel Behind the Door
3x Fang of Critias
3x Claw of Hermos (both essential for Fusion Summons)
1x Fusion Gate
1x Fusion Sage
1x Power Filter
1x Stamping Destruction (basically a Mystical Space Typhoon with a free 500 damage).
2x Battle Fusion
1x Ultimate Dragon Fusion
1x Dragon’s Mirror
1x Dragon’s Shrine
2x Rocket Hermos Cannon– attaches to a monster and allows that monster to make 2 attacks per battle phase and do piercing damage to defence position monsters.
3x Time Magic Hammer -for immortality.
2x Alligator’s Sword Dragon– for direct attacks.
2x Doom Virus Dragon– destroys all monsters in the opponent’s field and hand with less than 1500 ATK.
3x Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon– detaches two XYZ material to reduce the opposing monster’s ATK by half, then gives that attack to itself.
Two cards which would have been effective, Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon and Starving Venom Fusion Dragon, are not yet in the game so unfortunately can’t be included. However, I’m still reasonably happy with this deck idea, now I just need to test it out.