Exploit all the Level 8 monsters!
Welcome to today’s CDP, a casual fun build meant to end duels quick and dirty. Kicking us off is the Danger! archetype, a theme of various cryptids that reveal themselves then often Summon themselves from the hand should your opponent fail to find them. Danger! Bigfoot! and Danger! Thunderbird! are the primary culprits here, but they certainly add a sense of dread to any opponent awaiting their appearance. On the other end of things, we have the Swordsoul archetype. Traditionally used to benefit purely from Synchro Monsters, the Swordsoul theme consists of Wyrm monsters and 1 Spellcaster. In today’s build, I’m relying upon Swordsoul of Mo Ye, which creates a Level 4 Tuner Token and facilitates the summoning of Swordsoul Grandmaster – Chixiao. Other options from the Swordsoul family include The Iris Swordsoul, a Level 8 Spellcaster that can Special Summon itself from the hand while a monster whose effects are negated is on the field, and the new Swordsoul Dragon of the Abyss (YGOrg Translation), a Level 8 Wyrm that can Special Summon itself from the hand or GY whenever any monster is banished by a card effect… which transitions nicely to the Bystial theme.
The Bystial archetype consists of predominantly Level 6 DARK Dragons that can Special Summon themselves from the hand by banishing a LIGHT or DARK monster from the GY. Combine Bystial Magnamhut or Bystial Druiswurm with Swordsoul Dragon and that can be all she wrote. However, this archetype is led by The Bystial Lubellion, a Level 8 LIGHT Dragon that can discard itself to tutor another Bystial monster and that can tribute a Level 6 or higher DARK Dragon to Special Summon itself from the hand or GY. This gives the theme yet another way to a Level 8 monster, which can be used to Xyz Summon Number 97: Draglubion. Number 97 in turn can summon for either offense or defense – offensively it can cheat out Number 100: Numeron Dragon from the Extra Deck with absurd ATK points, or you can be more defensive by going for Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy. The final Level 8 of note is the Fusion Monster, Grand-Guignol the Finale Dragon (YGOrg Translation), a Level 8 Spellcaster Fusion made with Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous and any LIGHT or DARK monster. When Fusion Summoned, Grand-Guignol sends any Level 6 or higher LIGHT/DARK monster from the Deck or Extra Deck to the GY – a perfect way to get Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher into the GY for a Rank 8 Xyz Summon. Embrace all the powers of Level 8 monsters, with Dangerous Swordsouls!
| Swordsoul Dragon of the Abyss
||| Alpha, the Master of Beasts
||| Danger! Bigfoot!
||| Sauge de Fleur
|| Danger! Thunderbird!
| The Bystial Lubellion
| The Iris Swordsoul
||| Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher
| Dinowrestler Pankratops
|| Bystial Druiswurm
| Bystial Magnamhut
| Bystial Baldrake
| Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan
||| Swordsoul of Mo Ye
||| Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous
|| Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
|| Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill
|| Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
|| Effect Veiler
||| Swordsoul Emergence
| Swordsoul Sacred Summit
| Despian Proskenion
| Mysterion the Dragon Crown
| Grand-Guignol the Finale Dragon
| Geomathmech Final Sigma
| Psychic End Punisher
| Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying
| Baronne de Fleur
| Adamancipator Risen – Dragite
| Swordsoul Grandmaster – Chixiao
| Yazi, Evil of the Yang Zing
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Number 97: Draglubion
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
| Number 100: Numeron Dragon
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