Monday, 13 February 2017

Crystal Beast 'Magician" Pendulum.

Johan would be proud

Deck Recipe : Crystal Beast Magician
Deck List :

Monsters (23)
3 Crystal Beast Pegasus
2 Crystal Vanguard
3 Astrograph Sorcerer
1 Performapal Skullcrobat Joker
1 Stargazer Magician
3 Tune Magician
2 Wisdom-Eye Magician
2 Iris Magician
1 Violet Poison Magician
1 Black Fang Magician
1 White Wing Magician
1 Oafdragon Magician
2 Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King

Spells (11)
1 Crystal Promise
3 Duelist Advent
3 Sky Iris
1 Pendulum Call
1 Pendulumgraph of Ages
1 Harpie's Feather Duster
1 Dark Hole

Traps (6)
3 Crystal Gathering
1 Crystal Raigeki
1 Pendulumgraph of Space-Time
1 Call of the Haunted

Extra Deck (15)
1 Enlightenment Paladin
1 Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer
1 Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend
1 PSY-Framelord Omega
2 Startime Magician
1 Performage Trapeze Magician
1 Number 39: Utopia
1 Number S39: Utopia the Lighthning
1 Abyss Dweller
1 Diamond Dire Wolf
1 Number 103: Ragnazero
1 Number 82: Heartlandraco
1 Elder Entity N'tss
Credits: GONDORA of Yugioh Intro to Expert Players
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The inclusion of only Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus indicated the deck's direction and focus on the Rank 4 toolbox. The Crystal Beast archetype resurface as Continuous Spells in the S/T zone upon destruction in the Monster card zone. This facilitates the summon of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King, which has been included in the "Magician" Pendulum deck to level the playing field against other decks.

Should Imperial Order or Anti-Spell Fragrance stand in the way, one can simply adopt a different game plan and rush out Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King instead.

Crystal Vanguard thins the deck by searching out pieces of your Crystal Beast engine. Being a Pendulum monster, it can be special summoned from the Extra Deck to reuse its on-field effect each turn. With a wide range of targets to search out, it contributes the deck in no small amounts. Being a DARK Spellcaster, it can be searched out by Startime Magician !!! As a Scale 5, it is not that bad either - being capable of bringing out the deck's Level 4 monsters.

Crystal Hoard assists in the flooding by special summoning out Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus from the deck, but its niche ability lies in the secondary effect that can contribute to board disruption.
Once per turn, if a face-up "Crystal Beast" monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Crystal Beast" monster from your Deck. You can send this face-up card from the field to the Graveyard, then target 1 "Crystal Beast" card you control and 1 other card on the field; return them to the hand. You cannot activate these effects in the same Chain.
In the S/T zone, Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus can also serve as a fodder to be used as ammunition when destruction is required, such as Pendulumgraph of Spacetime. Combine it with Crystal Hoard, with both Continous Traps targetting the same Crystal Beast card, you can effectively get rid of 3 cards on your opponent's field, while salvaging a Crystal Beast card back to your hand. Talk about effective resource management!

If things get too cloggy and brick, multiple copies of Crystal Hoard can be used as tribute for the Advance Summon of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King anyway. Used or destroyed copies in the graveyard arm Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King with targets in the grave to be banished for its destruction effect.

Astrograph Sorceror can also work hand in hand with Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus, filtering out copies of it from the deck. Although on its own, Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus brings out another copy of itself to the S/T zone upon its summon.

Sky Iris is interestingly included in the deck, not for its search purposes but to act as a protection barrier, to prevent the Pendulum zones from being targeted by card effects. This is an effective countermeasure against Twin Twisters and the damaging Cosmic Cyclone. On top of that all, it prevents Zoodiac Drident from interferring with your Pendulum Summon, forcing it to react to Sky Iris' activation instead.

The Extra Deck is packed with all the good stuff for Rank 4 and Level 8 Synchros. Elder Entity N'tss is used to shrink your large Level 8 synchros along with another Rank 4 Xyz monster when you need to enter another Xyz Summon. Its special-summoning effect is also useful when one faces a dead end upon meeting with Dimensional Barrier.

Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier is for Tuning Magician, which @JintanShibukawa has removed temporarily, but has since added it back in. Updated decklist here.

Number 82: Heartlandraco is included to sneak in a final 2000ATK damage blow when needed.

Crystal Beast and "Magician" Pendulum resonate at the same frequency and share synergy, allowing them to come together as a deck for the former to complement the latter. I believe this is a real interesting and nostalgic approach to build the deck.

The best part about the deck? Zoodiacs aren't involved. ;)

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