CDP: Vanquish Soul Labrynth, ft. Jiaolong and Snow Devil

Disruptive themes unite for the good fight!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for another CDP, this time throwing the DARK Fiend Labrynth archetype into the ring alongside the Vanquish Soul theme. The Labrynth archetype was designed to do one thing extremely well – work with Normal Trap cards. Led by Lady Labrynth of the Silver Castle, this archetype has a knack for tutoring the exact Normal Trap they need for the situation, and if one doesn’t exist, turning to their own themed Trap Cards to fill the gap. For example, Welcome Labrynth Special Summons a Labrynth from the deck and Big Welcome Labrynth Special Summons a Labrynth from virtually anywhere before returning any monster you control to the hand. With either Trap, if you use them while Labrynth Labyrinth is on the field, you also get a side benefit of destroying a card on the field. With the inherent control factor that comes with running so many Trap Cards, the Labrynth theme just needs a bit more help accomplishing something in a duel, which is where the Vanquish Soul side of today’s build comes into play.

I’ve only ever covered the Vanquish Soul (VS) archetype once before on my channel, but the gist of this archetype is that each monster can reveal a combination of EARTH, FIRE, or DARK monsters in the hand to activate their effects. 1 of each lets Vanquish Soul Caesar Valius destroy a card on the field, while the new Vanquish Soul Jialong (YGOrg Translation) can reveal 2 FIRE monsters to tutor any VS card. Combine that effect with both Vanquish Soul Razen and Vanquish Soul Dr. Mad Love which can tutor VS Monsters and VS Spell/Traps respectively, and you’ve found yourself with a very consistent engine. The VS theme also boasts powerful Normal Trap cards like Vanquish Soul Trinity Burst which can return a ton of your opponents cards to the hand or the new Vanquish Soul Snow Devil (YGOrg Translation) Trap, which can Special Summon a VS, protect your VS from being destroyed by card effects, destroy all monsters on the field, and inflict 1800 damage, all with one activation. In short, this strategy comes together over its mutual abuse of powerful Trap Cards, and despite any Fiend-only restrictions that the Labrynth place you under, you will still have mechanisms to take back control of the duel and conquer your opponents. Fight on, with the Vanquish Soul and the Labrynth!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
||| Lady Labrynth of the Silver Castle
|| Vanquish Soul Caesar Valius
|| Vanquish Soul Heavy Borger
| Vanquish Soul Pluton HG
||| Vanquish Soul Jiaolong
||| Vanquish Soul Razen
| Ariane the Labrynth Servant
| Vanquish Soul Pantera
|| Vanquish Soul Dr. Mad Love
|| Labrynth Chandraglier
| Labrynth Stovie Torbie
| Labrynth Cooclock

Spells: 7
| Reinforcement of the Army
||| Stake your Soul!
| Vanquish Soul – Continue?
| Vanquish Soul Dust Devil
| Labrynth Labyrinth

Traps: 12
||| Welcome Labrynth
| Vanquish Soul Trinity Burst
|| Eradicator Epidemic Virus
|| Dimensional Barrier
|| Big Welcome Labrynth
|| Vanquish Soul Snow Devil

Extra Deck:
| Chaos Angel
|| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
| Evilswarm Exciton Knight
| Borrelsword Dragon
| Accesscode Talker
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable
| Donner, Dagger Fur Hire
||| Rock of the Vanquisher


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: Morphing Jar, Phantom Knight, Cyberdark, Earthbound, Illusion Chimera, Ogdoadic, Shinobaron, Snake-Eyes, Tainted Treasure, Fluffal

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