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Creative Deck Profile: Invasion of the Krawlers

Make new big brain connections with the Krawlers!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to another flipping profile, this time centered on the Krawlers when properly supported by a World Legacy Engine. The Krawler archetype consists of EARTH Insects that carry beneficial effects when FLIP summoned, such as Krawler Receptor to search a Krawler or Krawler Glial to summon another from your hand or GY. Additionally, whenever a face-up Krawler leaves the field due to an opponent’s effect, it summons 2 Krawlers with different names directly from your Deck, punishing your opponent’s transgressions. However, this theme isn’t just a FLIP theme – it is also a Link spam deck. X-Krawler Qualiark gains effects based on the number of Krawlers you control, while X-Krawler Neurogos and X-Krawler Synaphysis increase the potency of Krawlers they point to. This theme is led by Deus X-Krawler, a Level 9 behemoth that can negate all monster effects activated on your opponent’s field after it is flipped up.

All those pieces are great, but it means nothing without a way to tie all of them together. Enter Girsu, the Mekk-Knight Orcust. This Orcust monster can send a World Legacy card from the deck to the GY when summoned, plus summon a token to both players fields. This gives you a setup World Legacy’s Mind Meld (which can tutor Deus X-Krawler from anywhere), 2 materials for the Link Summon of Lib the World Key Blademaster, and Lib will eventually nab you a copy of World Legacy Pawns set, which lets your Krawlers flip up and down at your will. To get to Girsu effectively, I’m employing a Small World engine, as that gets you to Girsu with ANY Level 2 Krawler monster, by using PSY-Framegear Gamma as a bridge. Embrace the World Legacy of the Krawlers as they swarm their way to victory!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
| PSY-Frame Driver
||| Lord of the Heavenly Prison
| Deus X-Krawler
|| Mekk-Knight Purple Nightfall
||| Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight
| Krawler Ranvier
||| PSY-Framegear Gamma
||| Krawler Receptor
||| Krawler Glial
| Krawler Axon
| Krawler Spine

Spells: 14
||| World Legacy Survivor
||| Worm Bait
| Upstart Goblin
| Monster Reborn
||| Small World
| World Legacy Succession
|| World Legacy in Shadow

Traps: 5
|| World Legacy’s Mind Meld
||| World Legacy Pawns

| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax
| Accesscode Talker
|| Lib the World Key Blademaster
||| X-Krawler Qualiark
|| X-Krawler Neurogos
| X-Krawler Synaphysis
| Inzektor Picofalena
| I:P Masquerena
|| Link Spider


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, Gusto, Odgoadic, Libromancer. 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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