Creative Deck Profile: Heavy Metal Raiders – Desperado Barrel Machina

Bring on the onslaught of destructive DARK Machines!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for another casual profile, this time centered around utilizing Desperado Barrel Dragon alongside the Machina monsters. Desperado is a DARK machine that synergizes with DARK machines being destroyed, which is perfect when you have the Machina theme on-hand which has grown increasingly corrupted by the DARK attribute. Machina Ruinforce is their new leader, a Level 10 boasting 4600 ATK that can Special Summon itself from the GY by banishing Machines whose total levels equals 12 or more. This also returns back to Desperado, since it is Level 8 and it searches Twin-Barrel Dragon upon being sent to the GY, a Level 4. Together, these Barrel Dragons give you more fodder to keep summoning back your Ruinforce, and your deck is all the better for it. If you’re wondering how to get Ruinforce into the GY in the first place, look no further than Machina Unclaspare, which can easily Special Summon itself from the hand and mill a Machina monster to the GY! Finally, Machina Possesstorage serves a vital role, constantly recurring your Machina back from the GY while also boasting a unique way to trigger Unclaspare’s Summon effect.

While this is far from the first time I’ve used the Machina theme within my profiles, it’s definitely leaning much more heavily into the destruction. With the help of BM-4 Blast Spider, you can destroy your Ruinforce for heavy damage, only to trigger Ruinforce’s last effect to Special Summon banished Machina monsters back to your board. Finally, the namesake of this profile, Heavy Metal Raiders, helps you Special Summon even more DARK machines from your hand to keep the flow of mechanized monsters strong. And since you’re running such powerful Machines, it only made sense to throw in E.M.R. too for some fun, a Trap that can destroy up to 4 cards on the field by tributing a Ruinforce. Turn it into a Machina Overdrive with the Heavy Machina Raiders, featuring Ruinforce!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 26
| Machina Ruinforce
|| Machina Citadel
||| Desperado Barrel Dragon
||| Machina Irradiator
|| Machina Air Raider
| Machina Cannon
| Machina Fortress
||| Machina Unclaspare
| Gold Gadget
| Twin-Barrel Dragon
||| Machina Possesstorage
| Silver Gadget
||| BM-4 Blast Spider
| Machina Resavenger

Spells: 9
| Upstart Goblin
| Monster Reborn
||| Machina Redeployment
| Machina Defense Perimeter
||| Heavy Metal Raiders

Traps: 5
||| E.M.R.
|| Machina Overdrive

| The Undead Vampire
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
| Arc Rebellion Xyz Dragon
| Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
| Gear Gigant X
| Raider’s Knight
| Abyss Dweller
| Unchained Abomination
| Topologic Zeroboros
| Knightmare Unciorn
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Umbral
| Akashic Magician
| Platinum Gadget
| Underclock Taker



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: Barian, Dragonmaid, Gusto, Zombie World, Lightray. 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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