CDP: Horus Destiny HERO Subterror with Synchron and Therion

Talk about a deck of engines, why don’t you?


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to a new Creative Deck Profile, this time taking a bunch of seemingly unconnected archetypes and flowing them all together into a symphony of Special Summoning. It all starts with the Horus theme, a group of Level 8 monsters that easily Special Summon themselves from the GY whenever you control Pharaonic Sarcophagus (YGOrg Translation). With up to 4 free Level 8 monsters per turn, I’m including a couple of options to make the most of that. First up is Coach King Giantrainer for 3 free draws, the second is The Zombie Vampire for milling to the GY and digging for something new, and the third is Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess, because 4 material Apollo is nothing to scoff at. Moving into our second theme, and the one most synergistic with Pharaonic Sarcophagus, is the Destiny HERO archetype. This theme of DARK warriors received a few support cards over the years that love interacting with the GY, such as Destiny HERO – Malicious and Destiny HERO – Denier. But they also received a Trap Card that can be banished from the GY, Break the Destiny, to tutor any Spell/Trap that lists a specific Destiny HERO. In today’s case, we’re running both D – Force, to tutor the iconic Destiny HERO – Plasma, and D – Tactics, to give you an additional removal option when paired with Fusion Destiny and Destiny HERO – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer.

Now those two sides of this deck are pretty easy to understand how they fit together, but now let’s throw in the Subterror. This theme is most known for either its FLIP effects and its powerful control properties, but today, we are using it as an optimal non-Tuner engine to pair with Revolution Synchron. You see, The Hidden City can tutor Subterror Guru on activation, which is a Level 4 Dragon monster. Then, you can even set Guru, then use Hidden City’s 2nd effect to flip it face-up, triggering Guru to search a new Subterror card such as Subterror Fiendess. If you happen to have a Revolution Synchron in hand (or Tuning), you can then Synchro Summon Ancient Fairy Dragon with Guru and Revolution, then use AFD’s effect to tutor a new Field Spell. In most cases, that will be Therion Discolosseum, but I’ve also thrown in a copy of Performapal Dramatic Theater, since it can easily buff your entire board by 1000 ATK by running so many monsters of differing types. Discolosseum tutors Therion “King” Regulus, and after AFD is Synchro Summoned away with your returned Level 1 Revolution Synchron for Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon, you’re all set to dominate the duel. And with that, we’ve pretty much covered the entire deck, so I’ll leave you to peruse the replays and see all of these engines blend together for yourself! Duel on!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 20
||| Imsety, Glory of Horus
| Therion “King” Regulus
| Qebehsenuef, Aegis of Horus
| Hapy, Vanguard of Horus
| Destiny HERO – Plasma
| Duamutef, Blessing of Horus
| Therion “Bull” Ain
|| Destiny HERO – Malicious
||| Subterror Guru
| Destiny HERO – Denier
||| Revolution Synchron
| Assault Synchron
| Subterror Fiendess

Spells: 17
|| Fusion Destiny
| Terraforming
||| Tuning
| Set Rotation
|| D – Force
||| Pharaonic Sarcophagus
||| The Hidden City
| Performapal Dramatic Theater
| Therion Discolosseum

Traps: 4
|| Break the Destiny
| Canopic Protector
| D – Tactics

Extra Deck:
| Destiny HERO – Dominance
| Destiny HERO – Dystopia
|| Destiny HERO – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer
| Baronne de Fleur
| Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
| Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon
| Kuibelt the Blade Dragon
| Ancient Fairy Dragon
| Naturia Beast
| Stellar Nemesis T-PHON – Doomsday Star
| The Zombie Vampire
| Coach King Giantrainer
| Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess
| Cross-Sheep


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: Earthbound, Illusion Chimera, Shinobaron, Fluffal, Yosenju, T.G., Tri-Brigade

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