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Creative Deck Profile: Tri-Brigade Last Stand with Zoodiac and Lyrilusc, ft. DABL Support

Unleash the whole Zoo of Beasts, Winged Beasts, and Beast Warriors!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back to a new profile, finally letting me utilize the Zoodiac archetype on my channel for the first time! Side note, it is just downright hard to make a deck when 4 of the 8 usable cards in the archetype are on the Forbidden/Limited List. Sidebar aside, the Zoodiac theme is all about Xyz Summoning with one monster, using Zoodiac Ratpier, Zoodiac Ramram, or Zoodiac Whiptail to Xyz Summon any of your Zoodiac Xyz monsters, then continuing up the chain. From there you have options – Zoodiac Chakanine lets you get a second monster onto the field, enabling Link Summons, or Zoodiac Boarbow can be used to attack your opponent directly, setting up a Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder with 4 materials. Both plays make plenty of Beast-Warriors for your GY, perfectly setting up for the second and primary archetype of the build, the Tri-Brigades!

The Tri-Brigade archetype is all about cheating out Link monsters by banishing pseudo-materials from your GY. Each Main Deck monster, Tri-Brigade Fraktall, Tri-Brigade Kerass, Tri-Brigade Kitt, and Tri-Brigade Nervall, share an effect while they’re on the field to banish any number of Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast monsters to summon a Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Best Link Monster with an equivalent Link Rating. Additionally, Fraktall can discard itself to send a monster with one of those types from the Deck to the GY, while Kitt and Nervall carry additional effects when sent to the GY. All of this summoning is supported by their new Continuous Spell, Tri-Brigade Last Stand (YGOrg Translation), which recovers a banished Tri-Brigade monster when a monster of one of those types is Special Summoned to your field. As an additional source of Special Summoning and Link Material, the Lyrilusc archetype makes a small appearance here as well, giving you more access to more Link Summoning. Speaking of Link Monsters, Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen will be your primary boss, offering great monster removal. Get a victory in your sights with this combination of Zoodiac, Lyrilusc, and Tri-Brigade monsters!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 24
||| Tri-Brigade Fraktall
| Zoodiac Whiptail
| Zoodiac Ramram
||| Rescue Cat
| Zoodiac Ratpier
|| Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
|| Tri-Brigade Kerass
||| Tri-Brigade Kitt
| D.D. Crow
||| Lyrilusc – Turquoise Warbler
||| Tri-Brigade Nervall
| Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow

Spells: 15
| One for One
|| Pot of Desires
||| Lyrilusc – Bird Call
||| Dark Ruler No More
| Called by the Grave
||| Tri-Brigade Last Stand
|| Fire Formation – Tenki

Traps: 2
|| Tri-Brigade Revolt

Extra Deck:
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Zoodiac Tigermortar
| Zoodiac Chakanine
| Zoodiac Boarbow
| Lyrilusc – Recital Starling
||| Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen
| Accesscode Talker
| Hraesvelgr, the Desperate Doom Eagle
| Tri-Brigade Bearbrumm the Rampant Rampager
|| Tri-Brigade Ferrijit the Barren Blossom
| Ancient Warriors Oath – Double Dragon Lords
| Salamangreat Almiraj


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 with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Runick, Poker Knight, Ojama with DAD.

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