CDP: Neos Elemental HERO Branded, with Winged Kuriboh LV6

Praise Albaz, the HERO of the lore.


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to today’s Creative Deck Profile, this time taking on the HERO archetype with a Neos flavor once again, but this time, with a Branded twist. The HERO archetype is comprised by a variety of subthemes, from the all-DARK Destiny HEROes to the multi-attribute Elemental HEROes, but this build focuses heavily on letting Elemental HERO Neos shine with his contact Fusions. With the Neo-Spacian archetype in tow, supported by Neo Space Connector of course, Neos can amass an army of wickedly powerful HERO Fusions, whether it is Elemental HERO Shining Neos Wingman, or Elemental HERO Sunrise. Since the last time I covered this theme, a new Favorite Elemental HERO Fusion has emerged – Elemental HERO Flame Wingman – Infernal Rage – which gives the deck even more consistency to tutor a Favorite card when Special Summoned. If you happened to use Neos as Fusion Material, it can even Tribute itself to summon a new Elemental HERO from your Deck or Extra Deck, such as Elemental HERO Sunrise or Elemental HERO Spirit of Neos, to keep the party going. The other major support card to come out since my last coverage of this strategy is Protection of the Elements, a Counter Trap that can be tutored by Spirit and that negates an opponent Spell/Trap.

Now this deck was heavily inspired by the release of one more ‘Favorite’ card, Winged Kuriboh LV6 (YGOrg Translation). This Level 6 monster can Special Summon itself from the hand/GY by banishing an Elemental HERO Fusion from your hand/field/GY, but while it is on the board, it can be tributed to destroy an opponent’s monster that activates its effect on the field. This may not seem like much at first, but since it is also treated as an Elemental HERO itself, it can easily accessed from the deck, as well as constantly recur itself back from the GY to disrupt the opponent even more. Combine its burn damage with something like Elemental HERO Neos Kluger and Neos Wiseman, and you will quickly whittle your opponent down to 0.

The final component of today’s deck is a relatively small Branded engine, headlined by Fallen of Albaz and Branded Fusion. With these support cards, this deck can unlock further boss monsters, such as Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon, as well as look to Fusion Summon another HERO via the effect of Albion the Branded Dragon. It also serves as one final way to get your LIGHT or DARK monsters out of the deck, such as Cross Keeper or Winged Kuriboh LV6, so there’s really a ton of innate synergies here. Enjoy the ride led by Elemental HERO Neos and the Branded theme!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 19
|| Elemental HERO Neos
| Neos Wiseman
| Yubel
|| Elemental HERO Spirit of Neos
| Elemental HERO Honest Neos
| Winged Kuriboh LV6
|| Fallen of Albaz
| Elemental HERO Liquid Soldier
| Elemental HERO Shadow Mist
| Neo Space Connector
| Neo-Spacian Dark Panther
| Neo-Spacian Grand Mole
| Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird
| Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin
|| Cross Keeper

Spells: 18
||| EN Shuffle
||| Neos Fusion
| Instant Contact
| Polymerization
| Reinforcement of the Army
| Miracle Contact
||| Branded Fusion
| Miracle Fusion
|| EN – Engage Neo Space
| Mask Change II
| EN Wave

Traps: 5
||| Infinite Impermanence
| Favorite Contact
| Protection of the Elements

Extra Deck:
| Yubel – Das Ewig Liebe Wächter
| Elemental HERO Nebula Neos
| Elemental HERO Neos Kluger
| Elemental HERO Shining Neos Wingman
| Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon
| Elemental HERO Marine Neos
| Lubellion the Searing Dragon
| Rindbrumm the Striking Dragon
| Albion the Branded Dragon
| Elemental HERO Flame Wingman – Infernal Rage
| Elemental HERO Aqua Neos
| Elemental HERO Brave Neos
| Elemental HERO Sunrise
| Masked HERO Dark Law
| Neo-Spacian Marine Dolphin


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: Fluffal, SPYRAL, Ghoti, Aroma, Ritual Beast, Raidraptor, Mekk-Knight, Master of HAM

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