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Creative Deck Profile: Fairy Tail Rella and Friends, ft Star Seraph, Bamboo Sword & Guardian Chimera

These friends don’t have a midnight curfew.


Strategic Summary:

Today’s profile is a modernization of one of my prior CDS articles from years ago, which you can find here. In one sentence, this deck aims to make the most of Fairy Tail – Rella. Rella here works perfectly with the Bamboo Sword archetype, so I’m going to start there. Centered around Cursed Bamboo Sword, this archetype of Spells aims to disrupt your opponent while advancing your gamestate. For example, Golden Bamboo Sword lets you draw 2 cards whenever you control a Bamboo Sword Equip Spell and Burning Bamboo Sword skips your opponent’s next Main Phase 1 whenever you activate a Bamboo Sword card. Holding this together is the aforementioned Cursed Bamboo Sword, which tutors a Bamboo Sword card whenever sent to the GY by any means. Such as by Rella’s effect, which can discard any Spell to Equip an Equip Spell from the Deck or GY to Rella. If you would discard a Cursed Bamboo, this means you can Equip another Cursed Bamboo from your deck, tutor a Golden Bamboo, then draw 2 cards for your troubles. While this is a basic combo, it even works similarly when you factor in Summoner Monk, which can discard a slew of Spells to bring out your Rella and begin your friendly combos!

Speaking of combos, let’s move over to the primary win condition of the deck, the Star Seraphs. This centers around Star Seraph Scepter, to tutor a Star Seraph on summon, and Star Seraph Sovereign, which summons itself from the hand and draws you a free card whenever you summon another Star Seraph. With these two, the goal is simple – spam level 4s to the field, then Xyz Summon using 3 or more materials. With Summoner Monk grabbing your Scepter, you actually have quite good consistency, even before you factor in all the draw power the Bamboo Swords get you. Now I’ve talked about a lot of monsters so far but they all share one important characteristic – they all have types that can be Special Summoned from the hand by Wonders of Nature (YGOrg Translation), another Equip Spell gives you card advantage after being sent to the GY! For this case, Wonders of Nature tutors a Fusion or Polymerization Spell Card during the End Phase of a turn it is sent to the GY. While this usually isn’t helpful for your primary combo turn, it definitely factors into play for your subsequent turn when you need to go for the killshot. Also, it’s primary effect is always helpful when you have so much draw power and just need another way to get a monster out of your hand! Speaking of Fusions, I’ll end here by mentioning Greater Polymerization and Guardian Chimera – a match that lets you use any Star Seraph Sovereign you couldn’t throw into an Xyz Summon as Fusion Material, giving you an additional solid way to end the duel. But my personal preference is relying on Firewall eXceed Dragon, as that can be a flashy way to end a duel as well! Embrace the weirdness of Fairy Tails with Rella and all her friends!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 12
||| Fairy Tail – Rella
||| Star Seraph Scepter
||| Star Seraph Sovereignty
||| Summoner Monk

Spells: 25
| Instant Fusion
| Change of Heart
|| Greater Polymerization
|| Foolish Burial Goods
| Upstart Goblin
| Terraforming
||| Golden Bamboo Sword
| Monster Reborn
| Burning Bamboo Sword
|| Fairy Tail Tales
||| Wonders of Nature
| Broken Bamboo Sword
||| Cursed Bamboo Sword
||| Ritual Sanctuary

Traps: 3
||| Horn of Olifant

Extra Deck:
|| Guardian Chimera
| Millennium-Eyes Restrict
| Stellarknight Delteros
| Firewall eXceed Dragon
| Primathmech Alembertian
| Abyss Dweller
| Firewall Dragon
| Accesscode Talker
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Lyna the Light Charmer, Lustrous
| Akashic Magician
| Knightmare Cerberus


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: Danger!, Star Warrior, Morphtronic, Trap Monsters.

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