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Creative Deck Profile: Gradius Spaceship, ft. Underdog

Unleash the Spaceships in this shoot-em-up classic gamplay series!


Strategic Summary:

Today’s profile focuses on a series of monsters has seen sporadic support over the years, most recently in RIRA with Vic Viper T301. It consists of LIGHT/Machine monsters, primarily with 1200 ATK, that activate their effects when successfully destroying an opponent’s monster by battle. Combined with the new TCG World Premiere card Underdog (link), you can shoot your way through the strongest of monsters, negating their effects during your entire turn. But unlike War Rock which exclusively relies on the battle phase to have any impact on the duel, Spaceships can also make use of Inspector Boarder, a Level 4 monster that restricts monster effect activations based on card types on the field. This gives the deck a significant amount of field presence and impact on the duel, even outside of their strong battle phase. On the other hand, to reinforce their strengths while attacking, Underdog is employed to strategically allow your own monster effects to shine without interference when attacking, such as Honest or Vic Viper T301. On the other hand, you can also use it to turn off Boarder for the opponent’s turn to ensure that you win space battles on your opponent’s turn too with Honest! So shoot for the stars with this space-faring casual strategy!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 19
||| Inspector Boarder
|| Gold Gadget
|| Silver Gadget
||| Victory Viper XX03
||| Vic Viper T301
|| Lord British Space Fighter
| FalchionB
||| Honest

Spells: 14
| Harpie’s Feather Duster
| Upstart Goblin
| Foolish Burial
||| Pot of Prosperity
||| Pot of Duality
||| Limiter Removal
| Mordschlag
| Moon Mirror Shield

Traps: 7
|| Titanocider
| Lost Wind
||| Underdog
| Lose 1 Turn

|| Gear Gigant X
| Borreload Dragon
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Accesscode Talker
| Topologic Trisbaena
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Hip Hoshiningen
| Underclock Taker
| Union Carrier
||| Clara & Rushka, the Ventriloduo


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 2 outstanding requests that I am considering: Amazement and Utopia. 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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