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Creative Deck Profile: Critias, the Honorary Lady of Lament, ft. Loris, Lady of Lament

Enter a Lamenting Lair, this time with Fangs!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to another profile, this time centered on the Lady of Lament archetype and the Lair of Darkness support series. This DARK Fiend strategy centers around Lair of Darkness, since it enables you to tribute an opponent’s monster as part of the cost to activate your effects. This ranges from tributing them for your Normal Traps such as Crush Card Virus or Ballista Squad, to tributing them with your Lady of Lament Effect monsters. For example, Lilith, Lady of Lament can tribute a monster to reveal 3 Normal Traps for your opponent to randomly select one to Set on your field. Malice, Lady of Lament can tribute 2 monsters to Set a Normal Trap that is banished or in your GY. As for the new members of the crew, Alice, Lady of Lament can inherently Special Summon herself from the hand, in addition to Summoning back a Lady of Lament when Normal Summoned, in addition to tutoring any of your other Lamenting Ladies whenever she is Tributed or destroyed by an opponent’s card. For the most recent addition, Loris, Lady of Lament (YGOrg Translation) can recycle 3 or 6 Normal Traps that are banished or in your GY to the deck to draw 1 or 2 cards, plus whenever another monster is Tributed, she can Set a Normal Trap from your GY back onto your board.

With this new support, it’s only a matter of time that your deck overwhelms the opponent with constantly offering tributes from their board, so let’s talk about the key win condition – attrition. Over time, as you tribute away their resources, your opponent will be left with less and less options to affect the gamestate. This is perfect for you, especially since you can accelerate that end state with the help of Crush Card Virus and Deck Devastation Virus, both of which narrow down the monsters that your opponent will have access to. If they do get a monster onto the board, turn to the tried and true Mirror Force to deter attacks, as well as Trap Trick to tutor all of your Traptastic options. But this build has a key option up its sleeve – The Fang of Critias, a Normal Spell that turns your key Trap cards into Fusion monsters. Mirror Force Dragon, Destruction Dragon, and Doom Virus Dragon are just a Trap away, ready to be sprung on an unsuspecting opponent. Lure your opponents into the traps awaiting them in the lair with the help of the Ladies of Lament!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 15
| Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair
||| Ahrima, the Wicked Warden
||| Lilith, Lady of Lament
||| Tour Guide from the Underworld
| Loris, Lady of Lament
| Malice, Lady of Lament
| Sangan
|| Alice, Lady of Lament

Spells: 8
||| The Fang of Critias
| Terraforming
| Charge Into a Dark World
||| Lair of Darkness

Traps: 17
|| Deck Devastation Virus
|| Mirror Force
||| Crush Card Virus
|| Back to the Front
| Titanocider
||| Trap Trick
|| Ballista Squad
| Loop of Destruction
| Mirror Force Launcher

|| Mirror Force Dragon
| Destruction Dragon
|| Doom Virus Dragon
| Borrelend Dragon
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Knightmare Cerberus
| 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, HERO, Neos, Labrynth, Danger!, S-Force. 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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