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 to avoid confronting Deskbot 003.
- cards which can do damage outside of the battle phase to avoid 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 your opponent only controls Earth, Wind or Fire monsters. As Deskbots are Earth, it can always directly attack. Requires Baby Dragon and Alligator’s Sword as materials.
Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon (XYZ) – By detaching its 2 XYZ material, you can halve the current ATK of one monster, and give that ATK to Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon.
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. All cards which battle that monster are banished for 1-6 turns.
Blue Eyes Twin Burst Dragon (Fusion) – cannot be destroyed by battle. Requires 2x Blue-Eyes White Dragon as materials.
Rocket Warrior (Fusion) – cannot be destroyed by battle, but only during your battle phase.
Blazing Mirror Force (Trap) – destroys all of your opponent’s monsters and deals half of their combined ATK as damage to each player. If your incoming damage can be negated, this card would dramatically lower the Deskbot player’s LP.
Barrel Behind the Door (Trap) – if an effect would damage you, the damage is done to your opponent instead. Combining this card with Blazing Mirror Force could create an OTK if it succeeds.
Wall of Disruption (Trap) – your 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 (Monster) – when your monster battles your opponent’s monster (in either player’s turn), you can send Honest from your hand to your graveyard. This will increase the ATK of your monster by the ATK of your opponent’s monster. However, this only works if the player is battling with a Light-attribute monster.
Based on the cards mentioned so far, an anti-Deskbot deck 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 …
Build Idea #1
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 higher-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. As its Level 4, it can also be used for Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon.
3x The Dark Hex-Sealed Fusion– acts as a substitute to make Fusion summoning easier. It also lets you summon Fusion monsters by tributing, which will reduce your reliance on Polymerisations.
1x Kaiser Sea Horse– if it can be protected for one turn, it can be used to summon Blue-Eyes White Dragon more easily. Its also Level 4.
1x Blizzard Dragon
1x Black Dragon Collapserpent
1x White Dragon Wyverburster (these level 4 dragons can 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 (Quaking Mirror Force is also a good substitute).
1x Barrel Behind the Door
3x Fang of Critias
3x Claw of Hermos (essential for Fusion Summons)
1x Fusion Gate
1x Fusion Sage
1x Power Filter
1x Stamping Destruction (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 – When its attached to a monster, that monster can make 2 attacks per battle phase and do piercing damage..
3x Time Magic Hammer – for immortality.
2x Alligator’s Sword Dragon– for direct attacks.
2x Doom Virus Dragon – destroys all monsters in your opponent’s field and hand that have less than 1500 ATK.
3x Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon
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, I can’t include them yet. However, I’m still reasonably happy with this deck idea.