Shadowverse’s new expansion has been out for a week, so you know what that means: time to make this blog’s subheader even less accurate. I’m here to post a write-up on my favorite new deck of the expansion: Neutral Midrange Forestcraft. I had been expecting to main a Dark Alice deck for the Wonderland Dreams meta, but I’ve been having so much fun with this deck that I might be sticking with it for the rest of the expansion. So without further ado, here’s the deck list and an explanation of my card choices.
Ritual Monsters are my favorite out of the five Monster Card types (Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Pendulum) in Yu-Gi-Oh. Unfortunately, Ritual Monsters have been neglected the most compared to the other Monster types. While Nekroz was everywhere for a while, it became pretty clear that it’s way too powerful and received nerf after nerf until it’s no longer as good as before. After the success of Nekroz, there just haven’t been any strong Ritual archetypes. A friend played a Prediction Princess Shaddolls deck before, but that also got a huge nerf with the banning of El Shaddoll Construct.
So when the Cyber Angels got announced as a Ritual-focused deck, of course I had to try it out. I had encountered Saffira Herald control decks before, and the announcement of Ritual Sanctuary immediately jumped at me: this archetype had the potential to make that deck more usable. And most importantly, they’re hot waifus. There’s no way I won’t be trying this deck out.
After a few tries in messing around with the deck, I finally found a deck recipe that worked out for me. So how exactly do the Cyber Angels fare as an archetype so far?
(Note: This deck was built for the 2016.4 TCG banlist.)
And now for something completely different.
I’ve been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! a lot recently, mostly out of nostalgia and curiosity towards how the game’s evolved in the 8 years that I haven’t played it. While I have to admit that the game is stupidly broken at this point, it still holds the same appeal to me as it did back then: that is, being able to summon a lot of things to wreck your opponent’s shit.
Tying back to that nostalgia, I’ve decided to revisit the classic Yu-Gi-Oh cards and see if any of them can still be used today. I’ve experimented with Blue-Eyes and Dark Magician decks before, so obviously, a Red-Eyes deck would be next in line. Coincidentally, the recent card releases have brought a lot of new cards to the Red-Eyes archetype, expanding it from a small series of cards to a full-fledged playable deck. After a lot of experimentation, I’ve reached a deck build that I’m pretty satisfied with. This post will be about that build.
Note: This deck recipe was designed for use in YGOPro using the TCG format. This deck is usable for the April 2015 banlist.