CDP: Dinomorphia Despia Branded Albaz, with Trap Track, Dinomorphia Intact, and Guiding Quem

Fan those Ferret Flames.


Strategic Summary:

Today’s profile features the return of the Dinomorphia archetype to my channel, a Trap-loving Dinosaur Archetype. First things first – while this was meant to be the fourth member of the Trap Track (YGOrg Translation) Five-Minute Testing series, my test duels just ended up being so cool that I turned it into a full profile!

This theme functions by Fusion Summoning via two Normal Traps – Dinomorphia Frenzy and Dinomorphia Domain. While the ability to bring out a boss monster in the form of Dinomorphia Rexterm is super cool, it unfortunately comes at a high cost – half of your LP is forfeit for each Trap activation or Fusion Monster effect. Rexterm does turn this LP into a benefit, preventing your opponent from activating the effects of monsters with higher or equal ATK to your LP! This theme also gets a major boost from CYAC in the form of Dinomorphia Intact (YGOrg Translation), which can negate the activation of an activated monster effect, even if it isn’t on the field! Intact also makes any battle damage you take for the rest of the turn equal to half of your LP, so you can’t lose to battle damage during the turn!

Now the second half of this profile is where things get interesting. I’ll start with the Despia archetype, which makes a return as the Fusion DARK Fairy Archetype from the early Abyss lore. Aluber the Jester of Despia gets to tutor a Branded Spell/Trap on summon, while Branded Opening can Special Summon Aluber directly from the deck. Combine this with Despia, Theater of the Branded, which gives you a Fusion Summon each turn via the Field Spell! With these connections to the Branded archetype, I’d be remiss to not mention ‘The Virtuous’ subtheme, a group of LIGHT Spellcasters that directly support Fallen of Albaz, that get a new friend in CYAC named Guiding Quem, the Virtuous (YGOrg Translation). Quem is also treated as a Despia monster, but it can mill a Fallen of Albaz or card that mentions it when summoned, plus whenever a card leaves the Extra Deck, it can target a monsters with the same conditions in your GY to Special Summon! Combine this with all the normal tools of Branded Fusion, such as Albion the Branded Dragon, Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon, or the new Albion the Incandescent Dragon (YGOrg Translation) and you are set to dominate. Just don’t forget to Trap Track your monsters to set Ferret Flames, your Dinomorphia Normal Traps, or your Branded Banishment for additional surprises!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 16
| Dramaturge of Despia
||| Aluber the Jester of Despia
|| Fallen of Albaz
| Guiding Quem, the Virtuous
| Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous
| Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous
||| Dinomorphia Therizia
| Goddess with the Third Eye
|| Dinomorphia Diplos
| Despian Tragedy

Spells: 10
||| Branded Fusion
||| Branded Opening
| Branded Light
| Branded in Red
| Branded Lost
| Despia, Theater of the Branded

Traps: 16
| Branded Banishment
||| Dinomorphia Domain
||| Ferret Flames
| Dinomorphia Alert
||| Trap Track
||| Dinomorphia Frenzy
|| Dinomorphia Intact

Extra Deck:
| Despian Proskenion
| Albion the Incandescent Dragon
| Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon
||| Dinomorphia Rexterm
| Lubellion the Searing Dragon
| Grand-Guignol the Finale Dragon
| Masquerade the Blazing Dragon
|| Albion the Branded Dragon
||| Dinomorphia Kentregina
| Despian Luluwalilith


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: Hunder, Sword Emperor, Therion, Springans, Spirit, Firewall, Virtual World, D/D/D

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