Sunday, 16 July 2017

Chaos Dragon in July 2017 OCG

Chaos Dragon was my first deck that I created from scratch. It was a real fun experience, finding any viable LIGHT and/or DARK monsters to splash into the deck during a simpler time in Yugioh. No traps, little spells, the deck carries itself with the monsters in the graveyard and floods the field.

Now that Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning is Unlimited at three, I felt that it is obligatory to upload something Chaos Dragon related as a tribute to my initial days playing comepetitive Yugioh. So here it is:

Introducing, the LIGHT and DARK:

Inspired by: @2477Rose

Decklist


============ Main Deck : 43 ============
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon x1
Judgment Dragon x3
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning x3
Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End x3
Dark Armed Dragon x1
Gorz the Emissary of Darkness x2
Lightpulsar Dragon x3
Darkflare Dragon x1
Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn x2
Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress x2
Eclipse Wyvern x2
Debris Dragon x2
Phantom of Chaos x2
Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner x1
Minerva, Lightsworn Maiden x1
Card Trooper x1
Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x2
D.D. Crow x1
Effect Veiler x2
Harpie's Feather Duster x1
Primal Seed x1
Monster Reborn x1
Charge of the Light Brigade x3
============ Extra Deck : 15 ============
Trident Dragion x1
Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon x1
Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend x1
Hot Red Dragon Archfiend x1
PSY-Framelord Omega x1
Blackfeather Darkrage Dragon x1
Dark End Dragon x1
Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn x1
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon x1
Black Rose Moonlight Dragon x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Coral Dragon x1
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x1
Constellar Ptolemy M7 x1
Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn x1
============ Side Deck : 9 ============
Tragoedia x3
D.D. Crow x1
Solar Recharge x3
Trade-In x2



For those who are unaware, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon forms a soft lock with Lightpulsar Dragon. If Lightpulsar Dragon is destroyed, it can revive Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. And if the DARK Dragon falls first, when Lightpulsar Dragon is sent to the graveyard, (carefully without missing its timing), it can revive Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon.

That was my favourite aspect of the deck and having Chaos as a summoning method felt very cliche and fun.

This decklist exploits Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning to attack twice and banish opponent's threats. The deck will have to beware of backrows, since I neglected backrow destruction and removal.


A 60-card deck variant is also possible but it is not really my preference since I first played it at 40-43 cards.


The Extra Deck doesn't consist of Link Monsters as I felt there isn't a need to, for now. There isn't a specifically useful Link Monster which ties into the Chaos theme. If I really had to choose, Decode Talker at one is really all the deck needs. After all, the Effect Monsters does the heavy lifting.

There are plenty of Extra Deck monsters that I would wish to include, such as Rank 8s and more Synchro Monsters. I am a personal fan of Synchro summoning, which is why the deck is tuned more towards that summoning method. (pun intended)

I was thinking of a Synchro Summon performed using LIGHT and DARK monsters (E.g. Effect Veiler + Darkflare Dragon) and then immediately summoning a Chaos monster after that. Phantom of Chaos is amazing in this deck. It allows you to access your milled monsters to gain their effects again, be it your Lightsworn monsters or something like Dark Flare Dragon. I like copying Dark Armed Dragon's effect when I was unable to summon it.


The deck relies heavily on luck, on what is milled and what isn't. But it was part of the fun, not knowing what is milled and the possibilities. At least this was what I felt back then.

My favourite combo of the deck would include having Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and two Lightpulsar Dragon already on the field.
  1. Summoning Debris Dragon, Synchro Summon Trident Dragon using Debris Dragon + Lightpulsar Dragon.
  2. Trident Dragon destroys Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and the second Lightpulsar Dragon.
  3. Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon is then revived by Lightpulsar Dragon.
  4. Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon then revives Lightpulsar Dragon.
  5. Trident Dragon can attack thrice.  (9000ATK Damage)
  6. Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon + Lightpulsar Dragon (2800+2500ATK Damage)
  7. And even if they survive it all, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and Trident Dragon can overlay into  Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max for 2000ATK damage. Tragedia would also be played to make a Rank 10 summon easier in the deck.
In an era where Xyz Monsters were still slowly being released, Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max was one of my favourites and first of the few purchased cards.

Evidently, the current proposed decklist is unable to replicate this play since the Extra Deck has insufficient slots for both. However, fans of Chaos Dragon can feel free to tweak and have fun with the deck. Debris Dragon + Chaos Duo will also be a fond memory of mine.

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