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CDP: Malefic Malevolence, ft. The Crimson Dragon and Three-Eyed Ghost

Embrace your inner paradox.


Strategic Summary:

Today’s CDP takes a neat idea up to 11 – Let’s abuse high-level Synchro Monsters with the Malefic archetype, as it may just be one of the best users of the new Level 12 Synchro Monster – The Crimson Dragon (YGOrg Translation). Featured in the upcoming DUNE set, this monster can tutor Synchro World (YGOrg Translation) on summon, giving you another avenue to a Field Spell, and it can target another Synchro monster you control to return itself back to the Extra Deck and summon a new Dragon Synchro with the same level as the targeted monster from your Extra Deck. Because this summon is treated as a Synchro Summon, you can very well bring out threats like Cosmic Blazar Dragon, just by targeting another Level 12 Synchro such as Superheavy Samurai Overlord Masurao (YGOrg Translation), or bring out a Hundred Eyes Dragon by targeting Stardust Dragon. Either way, these powerful Synchro monsters are waiting in the wings to support the real star archetype of this build, the Malefic.

The Malefic archetype is a set of DARK monsters that serve as corrupted alter egos of ace monsters, from Malefic Stardust Dragon to Malefic Rainbow Dragon. Each can banish the original version from the Extra Deck or Main Deck to summon themselves from the hand, but you unfortunately can only control 1 and you need a Field Spell on the board, otherwise they’re destroyed… Well, that was until the last round of legacy support when Malefic Territory was released. Not only does this Continuous Spell activate a Malefic World to your Field Zone, but it also removes the 1 Malefic stipulation as well as the restriction preventing other monsters from attacking while a Malefic is on the field. But beyond summoning strong monsters, this theme has great Synchro potential itself due to the existence of Malefic Parallel Gear, which lets you Synchro Summon with a Malefic in your hand, and Malefic Paradox Gear, which can tribute itself to Special Summon a Parallel Gear while also tutoring any Malefic monster. Throw in the new Three-Eyed Ghost (YGOrg Translation), which can tutor any Level 10 DARK monster such as Malefic Cyber End Dragon or Malefic Paradigm Dragon, and you have everything you need to win the duel in crushing fashion. Wield Sin itself with the Malefic!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
| Malefic Truth Dragon
||| Malefic Paradigm Dragon
||| Malefic Cyber End Dragon
| Malefic Rainbow Dragon
| Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon
| Therion “King” Regulus
||| Malefic Stardust Dragon
|| Three-Eyed Ghost
| Plaguespreader Zombie
||| Malefic Parallel Gear
||| Malefic Paradox Gear

Spells: 21
||| Allure of Darkness
| One for One
||| Malefic Selector
|| Pot of Desires
| Upstart Goblin
||| Synchro Overtake
| Malefic Divide
||| Malefic Territory
||| Malefic World
| Synchro World

Extra Deck:
||| Cyber End Dragon
| Cosmic Blazar Dragon
| Superheavy Samurai Overlord Masurao
| The Crimson Dragon
||| Malefic Paradox Dragon
| Bystial Dis Pater
| Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying
| Hundred Eyes Dragon
|| Stardust Dragon
| Archfiend Zombie-Skull


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: Gunkan, Transcendrake without Scrap, Infernoble, Nemurelia, Dream Mirror

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