Soar through frozen constellations with the Ursarctic archetype!
Today’s profile features a theme that I covered during CDSS6, but decided to include as it’s own profile for the first time! The Ursarctic archetype features a set of WATER Beast and Beast-Warrior monsters that offer an alternative form of Synchro Summoning – using the difference in levels rather than the sum. The Level 7 non-tuners and the Level 8 tuners can all summon themselves from the hand during either player’s turn, typically at the cost of a Tributed Level 7+ monster from your hand. However, the archetype offers multiple alternative ways to satisfy that cost, such as Ursarctic Big Dipper (Banishing Level 7+ from GY instead of Tributing from hand), Ursarctic Depature or Ursarctic Drytron (either can be banished instead). The beauty of this theme is its versatility, with the Level 8’s offering disruption and the Level 7’s advancing your gamestate. As examples of this, look at Ursarctic Megatanus which flips an opponent’s monster facedown when Special Summoned or Ursarctic Mikbilis which summons another Ursarctic from hand when it is Special Summoned.
But as mentioned in the intro, this is a Synchro theme – Ursarctic Polari is the Level 1 Synchro, activating Big Dipper directly from the deck when summoned and carrying an ability to recover an Ursarctic from the GY. Ursarctic Serpentrion locks down the effects of monsters that do not have levels (i.e. Links or Xyz monsters), and your other boss monster is Ursarctic Grand Chariot. But my build also uses their new Ursarctic/Drytron Fusion monster summoned using the two theme’s Field Spells: Ursatron, the Celestial Polar Illuminaship (YGOrg Translation)! Finally, to round out the build, I slotted in a tiny Icejade engine and used the rest of the slots for burn cards such as Magic Cylinder, Reloaded Cylinder (YGOrg Translation), and Mahamma the Fairy Dragon! Talk about serious Frostbite… With that, be sure to check out the Ursarcitc Assault in action, and maybe even take it for a spin yourself!
|| Ursarctic Megabilis
| Ursarctic Megapolar
|| Ursarctic Megatanus
|| Ursarctic Mikpolar
| Ursarctic Miktanus
||| Ursarctic Mikbilis
| Tremolat of the Icejade
||| Mahamma the Fairy Dragon
| Tinola of the Icejade
| Acty of the Icejade
|| Crystal Girl
||| Reloaded Cylinder
|| Magic Cylinder
| Ursarctic Quint Charge
|| Ursatron, the Celestial Polar Illuminaship
| Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen
| Stellar Wind Wolfrayet
| Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys
|| Ursarctic Serpentrion
| Ursarctic Grand Chariot
||| Ursarctic Polari
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle
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