CDP: Counter Fairy Pendulum Parshath, ft. Harvest Angel of Doom and Pendulumoon

Guiding Ariadne now has another Pendulum Fairy friend!


Strategic Summary:

Today’s CDP focuses on the Counter Fairy playstyle, used throughout the years to take full advantage of the effects of Bountiful Artemis, Meltiel, Sage of the Sky, and eventually Minerva, Scholar of the Sky. Each applies an effect immediately after a Counter Trap card resolves, generally giving you additional card advantage and one step closer to just ending the duel. Combine these cards with disruptive Counter Traps such as Solemn Judgment, Solemn Strike, or Drastic Drop Off, and you can quickly tilt the duel in your favor, especially versus decks that rely on specific combos. This deck changed for the better with the eventual release of Guiding Ariadne, a Level 4 LIGHT Fairy Pendulum that had a Pendulum Effect that allowed you to skip paying LP or discarding to activate Counter Trap Cards. This was huge, as the best Counter Traps (to this day) rely on either resource to fuel their Spell Speed 3 effects. With the arrival of CYAC, this strategy got a number of new cards to help push its evolution even further, as a Pendulum theme in its own right.

The first new card to help with that is Harvest Angel of Doom (YGOrg Translation), a DARK Fairy Pendulum that can tutor a Black Horn of Heaven as a Pendulum Effect, and it can tutor Horn of Heaven through its Monster Effect. With one card potentially searching two Counter Traps, that already sets your deck up for greater success by letting you run fewer Trap Cards and more Monsters, a deckbuilding problem the Counter Fairy deck had always struggled to balance. The second new card from CYAC was Pendulumoon (YGOrg Translation), a Level 1, Scale 0, Pendulum Monster that allows you to recover up to 2 Pendulum Monsters with Levels between your Pendulum Scales, from your Extra Deck. This allows you to keep recovering your Guiding Ariadne that are destroyed or it gives you the ability to Pendulum Summon more monsters, rather than being confined to zones Link Monsters point to. Combine these with the recent Sanctuary in the Sky support, such as The Sacred Waters in the Sky and The Sanctum of Parshath, and you should have enough power to frustrate an opponent while slowly gaining card advantage. It may be a recipe from history, yet this Counter Fairy strategy can still find ways to surprise you with the new support!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 20
| Sacred Arch-Airknight Parshath
|| Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
|| Harvest Angel of Doom
| Performapal Greatest Duelist
||| Guiding Ariadne
| Minerva, Scholar of the Sky
||| Bountiful Artemis
| Meltiel, Sage of the Sky
| Performapal Gentrude
| Performapal Ladyange
||| Pendulumoon
| The Agent of Life – Neptune

Spells: 10
||| Time-Rending Morganite
|| The Sacred Waters in the Sky
||| Duelist Alliance
| The Sanctum of Parshath
| The Sanctuary in the Sky

Traps: 13
|| Drastic Drop Off
||| Draco-Utopian Aura
||| Solemn Strike
||| Solemn Judgment
| Black Horn of Heaven
| Horn of Heaven

Extra Deck:
| Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer
| Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
| Accesscode Talker
| Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess
| GranSolfachord Coolia
| Celestial Knightlord Parshath
| Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
| Protector of The Agents – Moon
|| Beyond the Pendulum
| Herald of Mirage Lights
| Salamangreat Almiraj
| Relinquished Anima


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: D/D/D, Neos, Nephthys, Manadome

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