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Creative Deck Profile: Nirvana Performapal Magician, ft. Pendulum Encore

Strike a chord with Yuya’s Pendulum monsters in full swing!


Strategic Summary:

The Peformapal monsters constituted the menagerie of Yuya’s deck in ArcV, but today they are just a player joining our performance. Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer is the one at the center of the ring, destroying your cards and converting them into other Performapal monsters whenever it is Special Summoned. Combine this with the draw engine of Performapal Guitartle and Performapal Lizardraw, and you can let this initial summon accumulate into a snowball of advantage. On the other hand, this build also heavily features the Pendulum Magicians, a set of Spellcaster pendulums that benefit from destruction. Wisdom-Eye Magician can set any other Magician to your scale in its place, so long as you have a Performapal or Pendulum magician in the other zone, and Double Iris Magician headlines as a key player searching out your Pendulumgraph support cards.

Where this deck truly begins to shine above the rest is when you factor in the extra deck and the variety of options available to this combination. Fusions, Synchros, Xyzs, and Links are all within grasp, many of which offer unique benefits to pendulum themes. For example, Nirvana High Paladin can treat a Pendulum Summoned monster as a tuner, and when you do for its Synchro Summon, you can add any card from your GY back to hand! On the more aggressive side, Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing wipes your opponent’s board, and if anything survives, it can destroy another monster while inflicting heavy damage! On the Fusion front, Performapal Gatlinghoul continues the burn damage with destruction theme, accessible through either Muddy Mudragon or Performapal Odd-Eyes Dissolver. Lastly, Timestar Magician holds everything else together by searching the DARK Spellcasters you need at any point of the duel, such as Performapal Odd-Eyes Synchron. Harmonize your scales to answer the Pendulum Call!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 28
| Performapal Odd-Eyes Dissolver
| Oafdragon Magician
| Acrobat Magician
| Black Fang Magician
| White Wing Magician
||| Wisdom-Eye Magician
| Double Iris Dragon
|| Performapal Celestial Magician
||| Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer
| Purple Poison Dragon
||| Performapal Secondonkey
|| Harmonizing Magician
|| Performapal Lizardraw
| Performapal Extra Slinger
|| Performapal Odd-Eyes Synchron
|| Performapal Guitartle
| Performapal Five-Rainbow Magician

Spells: 9
||| Duelist Alliance
|| Pendulum Paradox
|| Pendulum Call
| Monster Reborn
| Star Pendulumgraph

Traps: 3
|| Pendulum Encore
| Time Pendulumgraph

| Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
|| Performapal Gatlinghoul
| Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon
| Nirvana High Paladin
| Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing
| Metaphys Horus
| Muddy Mudragon
| Herald of the Arc Light
| Martial Metal Marcher
| Timestar Magician
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
|| Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
| Cross-Sheep


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. As of now, I have 3 outstanding requests that I am considering: Amazement, Armed Dragon, and Symphonic Warrior. Some of my prior requests was covered by participants in CDSS5, which recently completed on my Channel, so I highly suggest checking that out and subscribing for all of my profiles on YouTube!

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