CDP: Virtual World 2023, with Swordsoul, ft. Virtual World Tiger – Huhu

Open the Gates to Kauwloon!


Strategic Summary:

Today’s CDP focuses upon the Virtual World theme, one that I haven’t returned to cover since the early days of my channel. This unique archetype blends WIND Psychic monsters with EARTH Wyrm monsters to make Synchro and Xyz monsters that are Level/Rank 3 or higher, through flurries of Special Summons. The keystone to the archetype is Virtual World Mai-Hime – Lulu, one of the Level 3 Tuners that can target a Virtual World card you control, mill a Virtual World card with a different card type, then it Special Summons itself from the hand and tutors a Virtual World card of the third type. Giving Lulu different card types to target is the name of the game, easily offered up by Virtual World City – Kauwloon, which places any Virtual World Gates on your field before applying additional effects. As far as your gates go, Virtual World Gate – Qinglong can negate a face-up monster’s effects, Virtual World Gate – Chuche can destroy a face-up card by shuffling 2 banished Virtual World cards back into the deck, and Virtual World Gate – Xuanwu can change the battle position of a monster. Each Gate also carries a GY effect, with Qinglong tutoring a Virtual World, Chuche adjusting the Level of a Virtual World monster by 3, or Xuanwu Special Summoning a Virtual World from the GY.

While I won’t go into all of the combo potential of this archetype here, the long story short is to rely on the extra deck. Options like Ultimaya Tzolkin into Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon are easy with so many Level 6 Tuners and non-Tuners. You also have in-theme options, from the Level 9 Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen to the Rank 6 Virtual World Phoenix – Fanfan. Now I won’t kid you – the loss of True King of All Calamities hurt this archetype immensely, but in its place they’ve now received Virtual World Tiger – Huhu (YGOrg Translation) to negate Effect Monsters on the field as a Quick Effect. Finally, with the help of the Swordsoul archetype and Kashtira Fenrir, this strategy can finally call upon Level 8 and Level 10 Synchros as well, from Baronne de Fleur to Swordsoul Grandmaster – Chixiao, without deviating too far from the Virtual World gameplan. Imagine a Virtual World of possibilities, the entire Extra Deck awaits.

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 25
| Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher
|| Kashtira Fenrir
||| Virtual World Kirin – Lili
|| Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan
| Virtual World Oto-Hime – Toutou
||| Virtual World Roshi – Laolao
| Swordsoul of Mo Ye
||| Virtual World Mai-Hime – Lulu
||| Virtual World Hime – Nyannyan
||| Virtual World Xiezhi – Jiji
||| Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

Spells: 16
||| Virtual World City – Kauwloon
|| Pot of Desires
||| Swordsoul Emergence
| Upstart Goblin
| Called by the Grave
||| Emergency Teleport
||| Virtual World Gate – Qinglong

Traps: 4
||| Virtual World Gate – Chuche
| Virtual World Gate – Xuanwu

Extra Deck:
| Geomathmech Final Sigma
| Ultimaya Tzolkin
| Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying
| Baronne de Fleur
| Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen
| Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys
| Cloudcastle
| Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
| Swordsoul Grandmaster – Chixiao
| Stardust Charge Warrior
| Virtual World Tiger – Huhu
| Virtual World Phoenix – Fanfan
| Wollow, Founder of the Drudge Dragons
| Ashura King
| Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow


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: Firewall, D/D/D, World Legacy, Neos, Nephthys, Manadome

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