[Deck Recipe] “Steelswarm” Deck

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Instructor Created Deck (#1) “Steelswarm” Deck

Using Cards from Duelist Pack -Legend Duelist 5-!!

3 Steelswarm Caucastag
2 Steelswarm Girastag
3 Steelswarm Caller
3 Steelswarm Gatekeeper
3 Steelswarm Sting
1 Steelswarm Sentinel
3 Dark Spirit of the Spiteful
2 Dark Spirit of the Stricken

3 Dark Occultism
3 Ties of the Brethren
3 Arrivalrivals
2 Recurring Nightmare
1 March of the Monarchs

3 Back to the Front
3 Escalation of the Monarchs
2 Dark Factory of More Production

“Steelswarm” Deck Commentary

A “Steelswarm” Deck that uses cards from “Duelist Pack -Legend Duelist 5-“.

Special Summon “Steelswarm Caucastag” with the effects of “Dark Spirit of the Stricken” and “Dark Spirit of the Spiteful”, which you can then use to Tribute Summon “Steelswarm Caucastag” and “Steelswarm Girastag”.

For example, during your opponent’s turn, you can Tribute Summon with “Arrivalrivals” and “Escalation of the Monarchs”, allowing you to fight by surprising your opponent.

If you Tribute “Steelswarm Caucastag” for a Tribute Summon, you’ll be able to add “Dark Spirit of the Stricken” and “Dark Spirit of the Spiteful” from your GY to your hand, allowing you to fight in a tenacious bare-knuckle manner.

– Knight of Hanoi

[Key Points]

A rather charming Deck that aims to play combos using “Steelswarm Caucastag” and how it interacts with “Dark Occultism”.

First, you start off by using “Ties of the Brethren” to assemble various Level 4 monsters on your field, while also aiming to Tribute Summon during your opponent’s turn.

For your Level 3s to use with “Ties of the Brethren”, bring out “Dark Spirit of the Stricken” and “Dark Spirit of the Spiteful”, who when in the GY when “Steelswarm Caucastag” is sent to the GY, can be returned to the hand, and then their effects can be used to bring back “Steelswarm Caucastag”.

This creates a very drag-down style, and you can use “Dark Factory of More Production” to use “Steelswarm Caucastag” on your field OR “Dark Spirit of the Stricken” and “Dark Spirit of the Spiteful” in your hand as the cost to draw, letting you draw the other vital cards you need.

This set up lets you draw “Recurring Nightmare” and high Level “Steelswarm”, allowing you to prepare to Tribute Summon.

[Advice]

The Deck only has 1 “Steelswarm Sentinel”, but it’s a perfect target for “Ties of the Brethren”. But if it gets destroyed first, you won’t have a Level 3 to use with “Ties of the Brethren”.

For that reason, the Deck makes use of “Back to the Front”, but it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to also consider “Doomdog Octoros”. Not only is it another card worth Special Summoning with “Ties of the Brethren”, but if it’s sent from the field to the GY for something like, say, “Dark Factory of More Production”, you’ll be able to add “Steelswarm Caucastag” from your Deck to your hand.

However, there aren’t any other Level 3 “Steelswarm” monsters, so it’s important to note you won’t be able to activate the effect of “Steelswarm Caucastag” that requires 2 “Steelswarm” be Tributed, but as the items in the [Key Points] section noted, you’ll be able to halt your opponent’s attacks in a sufficient enough manner.

Also, personally, I think using “Barrier Statue of the Abyss” is a good idea, as it’s a very useful card for stopping your opponent in their tracks.

– Konami Card Game Station Staff: 佐々木

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