Cardfight Coalition

CDP: Vanquish Soul; CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER!, ft. DBWS Support

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Strategic Summary:

Today’s CDP features the last of the DBWS archetypes I had to cover, the Vanquish Soul. This archetype consists of FIRE, DARK, and EARTH monsters of various types, that can reveal a combination of attributes in the hand to activate different effects. For example, Vanquish Soul Dr. Madlove (YGOrg Translation) tutors any Vanquish Soul S/T when summoned, then it carries a Quick Effect to reveal a DARK in hand to reduce a monster’s ATK/DEF by 500, or you can reveal a DARK and an EARTH to return the face-up monster on the field with the lowest DEF back to the hand. The other key starter for the theme is Vanquish Soul Razen (YGOrg Translation), which tutors any other Vanquish Soul monster on summon, and carries a Quick Effect to reveal a FIRE to protect itself from being destroyed by card effects, or you can reveal a FIRE and DARK to destroy all other monsters in its column. As you can see, these monsters boost consistency while also having a bit of disruption, and the upgraded Main Deck boss monsters notch that up to 11! Oh and FYI, for both of these bosses, they can be Special Summoned from the hand during either Main Phase by returning a Vanquish Soul with a different type back to the hand, letting you reload attributes you may need. Vanquish Soul Kaiser Varius (YGOrg Translation) is up first, the EARTH boss, and it can reveal an EARTH monster to become unaffected by your opponent’s effects or it can reveal an EARTH, FIRE, and DARK monster to destroy any card on the field. Lastly, Vanquish Soul Heavy Borger (YGOrg Translation) is the DARK boss, revealing a DARK to draw 1 card or revealing an EARTH and FIRE to inflict 1500 damage to the opponent.

As you can see, these effects give you quite the array of potential, but the standout part of this theme are the supporting lineup. Currently the theme’s only Trap Card, Vanquish Soul – Trinity Burst (YGOrg Translation) can target a Vanquish Soul you control, Special Summon up to 2 others from your hand with different names from each other and different attributes from the target, then all cards your opponent controls in those monster’s columns are returned to hand. As you’ll note in some replays, this can completely end the duel for an unprepared opponent, wiping all of their board development back to zero. Throw in the threat of Vanquish Soul – Dust Devil (YGOrg Translation) which lets you flip your opponent’s monsters face-down with a pseudo-Book of Eclipse effect, and you will have all the disruption you need… But I don’t know where to stop, so I took it up even further by adding in EARTH, FIRE, and DARK hand traps like D.D. Crow, Iron Dragon Tiamton, or Kurikara Divincarnate to give the deck that much more power. There Can Only Be One victor when the Vanquish Soul are involved!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 25
|| Vanquish Soul Kaiser Varius
|| Vanquish Soul Heavy Borger
|| Vanquish Soul Pluton HG
|| Iron Dragon Tiamaton
||| Vanquish Soul Razen
||| Vanquish Soul Panthera
||| Vanquish Soul Dr. Madlove
|| Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
|| Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion
|| Kurikara Divincarnate
|| D.D. Crow

Spells: 11
| Reinforcement of the Army
||| Stake Your Soul!
|| Vanquish Soul – Continue
|| Vanquish Soul – Dust Devil
|| Fire Formation – Tenki
| “Infernoble Arms – Durendal”

Traps: 5
|| Vanquish Soul – Trinity Burst
||| There Can Be Only One

Extra Deck:
| F.A. Dawn Dragster
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Number 82: Heartlandraco
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Accesscode Talker
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze
| Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Linkuriboh
||| Rock of 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: Gunkan, Volcanic, Gusto, Feature Ancient Fairy Dragon

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