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Creative Deck Profile: Prolific Penguins, ft. BODE Support

Slide your way to victory with these aquatic adventurers!


Strategic Summary:

The Penguin theme has been quite the casual deck for quite some time now, and although the new support doesn’t change that, it definitely gives the theme a new lease on causal life. Before we get into the new cards, we have to acknowledge the key monsters for this theme – The Great Emperor Penguin and Nopenguin. Emperor can tribute itself to summon 2 other Penguin monsters from your Deck, and once per turn, Nopenguin summons itself from the GY whenever the effect of a Penguin monster is activated. These two provide a significant boost in advantage to get the deck ahead and moving, but there was one problem – it was hard to summon Emperor due to it being Level 5 and it was hard to get the initial Nopenguin into the GY. Enter the first new card, Royal Penguins Garden (YGOrg Translation). This Continuous Spell searches any Penguin card upon activation, then it lets you reduce the level of a Penguin in hand (or field), then you discard a card. In other words, Garden solves both of the problems with the Penguins strongest existing support cards! Fun!

But there was an entire second side to Penguins, and that was FLIP effects offering removal. You see, that was all built off of Penguin Soldier, the iconic older threat that bounced two monsters to hand when flipped face-up. Supporting this aspect of the deck is Penguin Champion (YGOrg Translation), a Level 5 tuner that can Special Summon itself from the hand whenever a monster is Set on your field, then reduce its level by 1 or 2. Then, it has a second ability to flip your face-down monster faceup, triggering its effect if it is a Penguin monster. In other words, set Soldier, flip it face-up with Champion, then reap the benefits. Its tuner status is also important, setting up Synchro Summons for Penguin Brave, a great Synchro monster I’ve utilized before with the penguin theme. Lastly, I round out today’s build with more Penguins and generic WATER support, so be sure to check some of those great cards in action. Let the icy breeze become your strength with the Penguins!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
||| The Great Emperor Penguin
||| Penguin Champion
| Gazer Shark
| Nightmare Penguin
||| Nopenguin
|| Penguin Ninja
|| Glacial Beast Polar Penguin
| Penguin Priest
| Penguin Torpedo
|| Penguin Soldier
||| Puny Penguin

Spells: 10
||| Pot of Desires
| Upstart Goblin
| Foolish Burial
| Monster Reborn
||| Royal Penguins Garden
| Penguin Sword

Traps: 8
|| The Ice-Bound God
||| Ice Barrier
||| White Howling

| Trishula, Zero Dragon of the Ice Barrier
| Shooting Star Dragon T.G. EX
| Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
| Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys
| Adamancipator Risen – Dragite
| White Aura Whale
| Deep Sea Prima Donna
||| Penguin Brave
| Hi-Speedroid Chanbara
| Crystron Quandax
| Valiant Shark Lancer
| Marincess Coral Anemone
| Crystron Halqifibrax



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