CDP: Tearlaments Kashtira is Still Good!?!? Visas Lore Hybrid – New OCG F/L List for January 2023

This Hybrid Strategy just won’t die.


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for a special Creative Deck Profile, spurred by the unveiling of the OCG F/L list this past weekend. If you haven’t seen the changelist yet, I’d highly recommend checking it out here:, as it attempted to upheave the entire OCG meta by hitting all major decks at once.

As for today’s strategy, there are two archetypes linked by lore in play here – Tearlaments and Kashtira. On the Tearlaments front, this Fusion archetype breaks the standard Fusion formula by using material from the GY, as Tearlaments Havnis, Tearlaments Merrli, and Tearlaments Scheiren trigger a Fusion Summon when sent to the GY by a card effect. Given this unique quality, the deck also has many ways to mill cards from the top of the deck to the GY, such as any of these monster’s other effects, the effect of Tearlaments Scream, or the effect of Tearlaments Kashtira (YGOrg Translation). While the Tearlaments theme released with a powerful Field Spell, Primeval Planet Perlereino, this had been already limited under the previous OCG F/L List due to the consistency it provided of tutoring any Tearlaments monster on activation. As a replacement, the theme also received a second Field Spell – Tearlaments Perlregia (YGOrg Translation) – which gives the deck an additional way to send any Level 4 or lower Aqua monster to the GY when a Tearlaments monster is sent to the GY. In our case, we’ll primarily be sending King of the Swamp, to prepare for future Fusion Summons!

Beyond a doubt, the biggest change in this OCG F/L list for Tearlaments was the banning of Tearlaments Kitkallos, as it is a named Fusion Material for Tearlaments Rulkallos, a Level 9 Fusion Monster that can negate an effect that would Special Summon. This is actually why King of the Swamp is almost always required now – access to this Fusion is essential, and King is the best Aqua monster providing that substitute Fusion Material. Beyond Kitkallos, I’m also utilizing King of the Swamp to Fusion Summon Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World, to provide additional disruption options, in addition to the effect that Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart brings to the table to spin your opponent’s cards back into the deck.

This brings me to the Kashtira side of this strategy, which also happens to have been affected rather heavily by this new OCG F/L List. Kashtira Fenrir is now Limited, but is still valuable here as a way tutor out your Tearlaments Kashtira, as is Kashtira Unicorn, which grabs Kashtira Birth from the deck, enabling you to recover a Tearlaments Kashtira from your GY. Beyond that, the Kashtira engine just adds additional possibilities for your deck, such as Prime Planet Paraisos (YGOrg Translation) for more consistency.

Finally, the last core element of this hybrid build are all the support cards that mention Visas Starfrost. This includes many of the Tearlaments support Spells/Traps, such as Tearlaments Scream, Tearlaments Grief, Tearlaments Metanoise, Tearlaments Sulliek, Tearlaments Cryme, Tearlaments Heartbeats, or even the Perlereino Field Spell. It also happens that all of these listed support cards are now even more searchable, through the GY effect of Trivikarma (YGOrg Translation), a new Normal Trap that is arguably just another card you want to mill to the GY. With all of this consistency I’ve described, this strategy continues to be a force to be reckoned with – even though the new OCG list hit so many of its components at once. Crash two dimensions together with Visas Starfrost, the Tearlaments, and the Kashtira!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 19
| Kashtira Unicorn
| Kashtira Fenrir
|| Tearlaments Kashtira
| Visas Starfrost
| Tearlaments Scheiren
| Tearlaments Reinoheart
|| Tearlaments Havnis
||| King of the Swamp
|| Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
|| Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries
||| Tearlaments Merrli

Spells: 13
| Polymerization
| Tearlaments Grief
| Foolish Burial Goods
| Terraforming
| Called by the Grave
| Tearlaments Heartbeat
| Set Rotation
|| Tearlaments Scream
| Kashtira Birth
| Tearlaments Perlregia
| Prime Planet Paraisos
| Primeval Planet Perlereino

Traps: 8
|| Trivikarma
||| Infinite Impermanence
| Tearlaments Metanoise
| Tearlaments Sulliek
| Tearlaments Cryme

Extra Deck:
| Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World
|| Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart
| Tearlaments Rulkallos
| Predaplant Dragostapelia
| Mudragon of the Swamp
| Baronne de Fleur
| Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
| Abyss Dweller
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle
| Spright Elf
| Spright Sprind


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 or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Hunder, Evil Eye, Nekroz, ‘Pure’ Crystal Beast

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