Creative Deck Profile: Sylvan’s Rose

Combine Sylvan, Rikka, and Rose monsters for a modern approach to this CAC Competition theme!


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Strategic Summary:

Watch your garden blossom into an explosion of Xyz monsters as you excavate your way to victory! The Sylvan monsters, introducing the key term ‘Excavate’ into the game, are an archetype of Plant-type that typically have multiple effects, one of which that activates when it is excavated and then sent to the GY. For example, Sylvan Princessprout can tribute itself to excavate and send the top card of your deck to the GY to then place a ‘Sprout’ monster back on top of your deck. Separately, whenever it is excavated and sent to the GY, it summons itself to your field as any level of your choosing between 1 and 8. Throw in more cards that mass-excavate, such as Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon and Sylvan Guardioak, and you have the seeds for success! However, the Sylvan are not alone in this fight. A small Rikka engine helps to give greater access to the Sylvan boss Xyz monsters, Alsei and Orea. Finally, to help get the high-leveled Sylvan out of your hand and onto the field for more excavation, White Rose Cloister (YGOrg Translation) and Rose Bell of Revelation add enough of the rose tint to leaf the consistency at a better place! So what are you waiting for, go bloom with this diverse garden!


Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 26
||| Sylvan Hermitree
| Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy
| Sylvan Sagequoia
||| Sylvan Guardioak
| Erica the Rikka Fairy
| World Carrotweight Champion
| Primula the Rikka Fairy
||| Rose Princess (YGOrg Translation)
| Rose Girl
||| Lonefire Blossom
| Rose Lover
| Spore
| Sylvan Peaskeeper
|| Sylvan Cherubsprout
|| Sylvan Princessprout
| Rikka Petal

Spells: 14
| One for One
|| Rikka Glamour
|| Rose Bell of Revelation
| Foolish Burial
|| Sylvan Charity
| Monster Reborn
||| Called by the Grave
| Symbol of Heritage
| White Rose Cloister (YGOrg Translation)

| Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss
| Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon
| Black Rose Dragon
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Teardrop the Rikka Queen
| Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector
| Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter
| Number 39: Utopia Beyond
| Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal
| Kanzashi the Rikka Queen
| Rikka Queen Strenna
| Sylvan Princessprite
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Aromaserphay Jasmine
| Crystron Halqifibrax


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.

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