Creative Deck Profile: Souten Style High-Draw

Channel fists and kicks with this new martial arts theme that may surprise you!



Strategic Summary:

The Souten are quite a unique Fusion-Summoning theme that was recently released to the OCG in the Phantom Rage core set. Their signature spell is Souten Calling (YGOrg Translation), which summons a field full of tokens before allowing you to Fusion Summon twice, and their fusion monsters offer a variety of influential effects that can easily disrupt an unwary opponent’s strategy. Lean towards fists, and Gaia the Souten Brawler (YGOrg Translation) can destroy an opponent’s ATK position monster when Special Summoned. Take on kicks instead, and Gaiun the Souten Kicker (YGOrg Translation) can protect your Souten fusions from destruction or negate the effects of a monster summoned from the Extra Deck! Lastly, this theme thrives on self destruction, so this entire build is centered around taking advantage of that! With Supply Unit and High Rate Draw, you will easily draw into all of your combo options. Unleash the exorcism, destroy your own cards, and just overall have a brawl with this new theme that’s sure to shock you with its unique tactical talents!

Note: As many of these cards were only recently released to the OCG, most of the names used below are YGOrg translations of the OCG text. As some of these cards are yet to be backed by official rulings, card interactions as they currently stand cannot be fully guaranteed. As always, I’ve provided links to the Yugipedia pages for all of the non-TCG cards in the decklist. Feel free to use those links to fully explore the Souten theme!


Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 9
| Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju
| Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju
||| Yuuhi the Souten Brawler
||| Soukoku the Souten Kicker
| Performapal Hip Hippo

Spells: 20
| Instant Fusion
| Reinforcement of the Army
| Upstart Goblin
| Terraforming
| Monster Reborn
||| Souten Calling
||| Super Hippo Carnival
||| Souten Exorcism
||| Supply Unit
||| Two as One

Traps: 11
||| Souten’s Return
||| High Rate Draw
|| Souten’s Duty
||| Trap Trick

||| Kongou, Heavenly General of the Souten
||| Gaia the Souten Brawler
||| Gaiun the Souten Kicker
| Unchained Abomination
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Proxy F Magician
| Cross-Sheep


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays rather than through a long article. 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 a couple of outstanding requests that I am looking into: Amazoness, Chronomaly, Neos, Witchcrafter, & The Agent.

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