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Creative Deck Profile: Relinquished Tearalaments of the Swamp, ft. DABL Support

Fusion and Rituals unite… but who’s really pulling the strings here?


Strategic Summary:

Welcome to today’s profile, revolutionizing the Relinquished support and Preparing it for the Rite of combining it with a modern Fusion deck. This hybrid all exists due to Millenium-Eyes Restrict, a Level 1 Fusion that can respond to an opponent’s monster effect activation to Equip 1 monster from your opponent’s field or GY as an Equip card. While any monster is Equipped, Millenium-Eyes negates the activation effects of monsters of the same name. As a result, this can be mighty disruptive to an opponent un-prepared to defeat the Relinquished army, but it is especially disruptive when you throw in Illusionist Faceless Magician and Millenium-Eyes Illusionist, the first allowing Millenium-Eyes to keep floating between the field and GY, and the second which gives you an extra Quick Effect equip. Millenium also returns itself to hand whenever an Eyes Restrict monster or Relinquished is summoned. Finally, throw in Relinquished Fusion for good measure, and you have yet another pathway to Millenium-Eyes that also can equip an opponent’s monster without relying on a monster effect. Now all this Relinquished stuff sounds cool, but it hasn’t been even close enough to breathe on the meta due to one major problem – there was no way to consistently get access to Millenium-Eyes Restrict… until…. *Insert Tearlaments Scream here!*

The Tearalaments archetype makes a return visit to my channel, an archetype of DARK Aqua monsters and a WATER Warrior that have a unique way to Fusion Summon. Whenever one of the primary Tearalaments is sent to the GY by a card effect, you can choose to activate their effect and Fusion Summon by shuffling that monster and any other materials from your GY, Hand or Field back into the deck. Take Tearalaments Seiren (YGOrg Translation) for example – who also has a handy effect to Special Summon itself from the hand, send another monster from the hand to the GY, then also mill 3 cards for your troubles. Since Millenium-Eyes is made with Relinquished + any effect monster, you’re good to fuse it when any of the Tearalaments are sent to the GY. In the latest wave *puns intended* of support for this archetype in Darkwing Blast, the Tearalaments also received a few Spell cards to provide more in-theme consistency, such as Tearalaments Scream (YGOrg Translation), which mills 3 cards when a monster is summoned while you control Tearalaments, and Tearalaments Grief (YGOrg Translation), which lets you summon a Tearalaments from the Deck AND send another you control to the GY all in one swoop. This theme also has a new powerful Fusion of its own in Tearalaments Lulucaros (YGOrg Translation), which can negate effects that would Special Summon. But my personal favorite is to fuse using a King of the Swamp that was sent to the GY, as it can serve as material for Millenium-Eyes Restrict, but also Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World (YGOrg Translation)… For Science. Yeah, that sounds right. Anyways, don’t let Tearalaments Crime (YGOrg Translation) stand in your way – Unleash the Eyes Restrict and absorb everything you deserve and desire!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 20
| Shaddoll Beast
| Illusionist Faceless Magician
||| Tearalaments Seiren
| Shaddoll Squamata
|| Tearalaments Reinoheart
||| Tearalaments Havfenis
| Shaddoll Hedgehog
||| King of the Swamp
| Tearalaments Meirrow
|| Millennium-Eyes Illusionist
|| Relinquished

Spells: 24
| Instant Fusion
|| Fusion Deployment
||| Pre-Preparation of Rites
| Polymerization
| Foolish Burial
|| Preparation of Rites
||| Tearalaments Grief
|| Black Illusion Ritual
||| Relinquished Fusion
| Tearalaments Heartbeats
|| Tearalaments Scream
||| Ruined Realm Perlereino

Traps: 4
| Tearalaments Metanoise
| Shaddoll Schism
| Tearalaments Salic
| Tearalaments Crime

Extra Deck:
| Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World
|| Tearalaments Kaleido-Heart
| Tearalaments Lulucaros
| Predaplant Dragostapelia
|| Tearalaments Chaetocaros
| El Shaddoll Winda
||| Millennium-Eyes Restrict
| Thousand-Eyes Restrict
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Cross-Sheep
| Relinquished Anima


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: Star Warrior, Crystal Beast post SD, Inferno Tempest.

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