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Creative Deck Profile: Lightray Impcantation of the Monarchs

Let the Lightrays shine down upon all.


Strategic Summary:

Serving as my final build under the prior October TCG F/L list, this deck serves to focus on enabling Lightray monsters through the use of Zaborg, the Mega Monarch. Whenever Mega Zaborg is tribute summoned, you can destroy a monster on the field, and send cards from both Extra decks equal to the destroyed monster’s level if that monster was LIGHT. Since Zaborg itself is LIGHT, you can always look to destroy itself to gain this effect. While you can rely upon Edea the Heavenly Squire and Eidos the Underworld Squire to provide tribute material (as in traditional Monarch builds), I’m also using a heavy Impcantation engine for the same purpose. The Impcantation archetype is a set of Ritual support cards – each of the Effect monsters can reveal a Ritual Spell or Ritual Monster to Special Summon themselves from the hand, and another Impcantation from the deck. Additionally, each also carries an effect to add a Ritual Spell or Monster to hand whenever it is summoned from the deck. So, Impcantation Talismandra can reveal a Ritual monster to summon itself from the hand and Impcantation Candoll from the deck, then Candoll’s second effect will trigger to tutor a Ritual Spell from the deck.

For this build, I’m primarily relying upon the Impcantation Ritual monsters themselves, as Impcantation Chalislime can reveal itself from the hand and discard a card to Special Summon any Impcantation from the deck, and Crealtar, the Impcantation Originator can reveal itself in hand and discard a card to Special Summon any number of Impcantation monsters from your GY with a total Level of 10. In other words, even more ways to get tribute fodder. Additionally, I’m running Odd-Eyes Pendulumgraph Dragon (YGOrg Translation) as well, just to ensure that we have an alternative Level 7 Ritual that’s worth summoning. In this case, he offers the ability to negate a Spell card or effect – perfect to protect your Domain of the True Monarchs when needed. So let’s get back to the impetus for this build – the Lightray monsters. Lightray Daedalus requires 4 or more LIGHT monsters in the GY, and Lightray Gearfried requires 5 with different names. One resolution of Mega Zaborg is more than enough to meet these requirements, giving you even more monsters to flood the board with a blinding LIGHT. If that isn’t enough to win you the duel, I’ve also included Predaplant Chimerafflesia to tutor Miracle Synchro Fusion to make either Supreme Arcanite Magician or Coordius the Triphasic Dealmon, both of which are easily primed by Zaborg. Shine bright by combining all forms of tributing, with Impcantation Lightray!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 23
| Lightray Gearfried
||| Zaborg the Mega Monarch
||| Lightray Daedalus
|| Impcantation Talismandra
|| Impcantation Candoll
|| Impcantation Pencilplume
||| Edea the Heavenly Squire
|| Eidos the Underworld Squire
|| Crealtar, the Impcantation Originator
|| Impcantation Chalislime
| Odd-Eyes Pendulumgraph Dragon

Spells: 17
||| Pantheism of the Monarchs
| Reinforcement of the Army
||| Tenacity of the Monarchs
||| Pot of Desires
|| Miracle Synchro Fusion
| Upstart Goblin
| Impcantation Inception
||| Domain of the True Monarchs

Trap: 1
| The Prime Monarch

| Supreme Arcanite Magician
| Coordius the Triphasic Dealmon
|| Predaplant Chimerafflesia
|| Elder Entity N’tss
| Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon
| PSY-Framelord Omega
| Fortune Lady Every
||| Herald of the Arc Light
| Cyber Dragon Infinity
| Cyber Dragon Nova
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous



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