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Creative Deck Profile: Deep Combo Gishki HandKill

Embrace the Aquamirror and join the depths with the Gishki archetype


Strategic Summary:

Best known for its ability to loop Gishki Gustkraken, a Level 6 Ritual that spins your choice of 2 revealed cards from your opponent’s hand back to the deck, the Gishki Archetype is a force to be reckoned with now that it is back to full power. Gishki have a reliable set of search options in Gishki Abyss and Gishki Shadow, but a Deep Sea engine featuring Neptabyss and his Atlantean Dragoons give even more access to these ritual searchers, since they are both Sea Serpents. Finally, with the help of Lappis Dragon and Crystron Halqifibrax, the combo potential through Link and Synchro monsters allows for even more search power in addition to negations to stop whatever your opponent happens to topdeck after ending with a depleted hand. While other Halqifibrax combo variants may just loop around your field for an absurd number of negations, this deck goes deeper by spinning the opponent’s hand as well! Dive straight into the combos, and wash away your opponent’s options with this combo deck!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 25
| Lappis Dragon
||| Atlantean Dragoons
|| Mecha Phantom Beast Coltwing
||| Gishki Shadow
| Deep Sea Minstrel
| Gishki Vision
||| Deep Sea Diva
||| Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince
|| Deskbot 001
| Evigishki Mind Angus
||| Evigishki Gustkraken
||| Cyber Angel Benten

Spells: 15
| One for One
| Upstart Goblin
||| Deep Sea Aria
| Monster Reborn
||| Preparation of Rites
||| Salvage
||| Gishki Aquamirror

| Borrelsword Savage Dragon
| Shooting Riser Dragon
| F.A. Dawn Dragster
| Superheavy Samurai Swordmaster Musashi
|| Herald of the Arc Light
| Martial Metal Marcher
| Formula Synchron
| Number 60: Dugares the Timeless
|| Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon
| Crystron Halqifibrax
| Barricadeborg Blocker
| Linkross
| Linkuriboh


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