Creative Deck Profile: Gusto with Whirlwinding WindWitch

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Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to a windy profile, this time focused on the Gusto archetype. This beloved WIND theme hailing from the reboot of the Duel Terminal World has gotten some new tricks since the last time you picked them up, so let’s give it a whirl, eh? Tailwind of Gusto is first up, the theme’s new Equip Spell, that gives them the easiest path towards any Synchro play. Simply equip it to any Gusto, then you can use its effect to Special Summon a Gusto with a different Type, or a tuner, from your deck. This gives you a Psychic Gusto with any tuner you summon, such as Gusto Egul or Gusto Gulldo, often times being Pilica, Descendant of Gusto. However, it also carries a GY effect to banish itself and discard a WIND monster to tutor a new Gusto Spell or Trap. In the case of my build, that’s just another copy of Tailwind, but you can use this effect optimally by discarding Gusto Griffin, which then Special Summons any Gusto monster straight from your deck. Griffin may have been considered a ‘win-more’ card before, but it certainly is essential to the Gusto deck now, especially with the help of Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and Wynn the Wind Channeler. The Gusto theme isn’t worth describing without their ace boss, Gusto Sphreez, which makes your opponent take all the Battle Damage from Gusto battles in your stead. Combine that with their ability to float, and this can lead into a chain of damage that escalates out of control.

If you haven’t figured it out yet from the aggressive build, this take on Gusto is an OTK-heavy playstyle, with the specific goal of breaking through boards. If the Kaiju didn’t give it away, look to Forbidden Droplet as another indicator. This is also supported by the one-card Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon engine – the Windwitch archetype. All you need is a copy of Windwitch – Ice Bell, as it can summon itself and a Windwitch – Glass Bell from the deck, use that card’s effect to tutor Windwitch – Snow Bell, then just Synchro ladder your way up to Crystal Wing. And yes, this makes Crystal Wing on the 5th summon, protecting you from Nibiru if you go first! Finally, to round out today’s build, I’m also running a Speedroid engine for more extenders, to keep your plays going even longer and truly blowing your opponent’s gameplan sky high, specifically both Speedroid Taketomborg and Speedroid CarTurbo. Channel and hone your inner Psychic with the Gusto!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 32
||| Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju
| Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
| Harpie’s Pet Dragon – Fearsome Fire Blast
||| Wynn the Wind Channeler
|| Ca’am, Serenity of Gusto
| Windwitch – Glass Bell
||| Pilica, Descendant of Gusto
||| Windwitch – Ice Bell
|| Speedroid CarTurbo
||| Speedroid Taketomborg
||| Gusto Vedir
| Gusto Gulldo
| Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
||| Gusto Griffin
| Gusto Egul
| Windwitch – Snow Bell

Spells: 13
|| Foolish Burial Goods
| Upstart Goblin
| Monster Reborn
||| Forbidden Droplet
||| Emergency Teleport
||| Tailwind of Gusto

| Baronne de Fleur
| Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen
| Hi-Speedroid Kitedrake
| Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
| Windwitch – Diamond Bell
| Clear Wing Fast Dragon
| Wind Pegasus @Ignister
| Virtual World Beast – Jiujiu
|| Diagusto Sphreez
| Diagusto Laplampilica
| Diagusto Gulldos
| Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess
| Wynn the Wind Charmer, Verdant
| Hi-Speedroid Rubber Band Shooter


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 with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Dragonmaid, Dragunity, Felgrand, HERO, Neos, Labrynth, Time Thief, Lady of Lament, Danger!. Some of my prior requests was covered by participants in CDSS6 and even more were re-covered in CDSS7, so I highly suggest checking those out and subscribing to my channel for all of my latest profiles on YouTube!

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