The Beetles are back, this time with less Bees!
“Why More Extenders” was a common theme across various YGO forums and sites whenever the newest batch of Beetrooper monsters was revealed as TCG World Premieres. If nothing else, hopefully this build explains to you why those make this deck so exciting to play. The Beetrooper archetype features an array of Beetle Insect monsters that swarm the field, before exceling at Link Summoning Insects. Beetrooper Scout Buggy summons another copy of itself when summoned, Beetrooper Scale Bomber can be Special Summoned from the hand when another Insect is Summoned, and Beetrooper Sting Lancer can summon itself from the hand by shuffling a monster back into the Deck from both GYs. But those were the beginning, now they also have Beetrooper Assault Roller, which summons itself from the hand by banishing an Insect from the GY, Heavy Beetrooper Mighty Neptune, which summons itself from the hand by shuffling banished Insects back into the Main Deck, and Beetrooper Descent, which summons an Insect Token (then destroys a Spell/Trap on the field, if you control an Insect with 3K+ ATK)!
All of these monsters summon themselves easily, but why is that important? It’s because this theme synergizes so well with generic Insect support. Look no further than Resonance Insect, as it can be used to search any Level 5 or higher Beetrooper, or any other Insect, when it is sent from the field to the GY. When it’s banished, you get to send any Insect to the GY. If you send Gokipole with that second effect, it’s effect then triggers tutoring a Level 4 Insect from your Deck, such as Assault Roller, plus you already have an Insect in the GY to banish. With all of these extender options, it is extremely easy to access the Link boss of the deck, Giant Beetrooper Invincible Atlas, which boasts 3000 ATK and is difficult to remove from the board. But the newest wave of support gave this theme an even stronger boss monster – Ultra Beetrooper Absolute Hercules. This 4000 ATK insect is unaffected by other card effects the turn it is summoned all the way through your next turn, plus it can be used to recover fallen Insect monsters at the End of each Battle Phase along the way. With a themed Fusion Spell as well in the form of Beetrooper Landing, this theme is ready to crush the competition. Take to the skies and Bug Out with the cool new Beetroopers!
| Heavy Beetrooper Mighty Neptune
| Doom Dozer
|| Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju
|| Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju
||| Beetrooper Sting Lancer
| Beetrooper Light Flapper
| Scary Moth
| Battlewasp – Arbalest the Rapidfire
|| Beetrooper Assault Roller
||| Resonance Insect
|| Beetrooper Scale Bomber
| Battlewasp – Twinbow the Attacker
||| Beetrooper Scout Buggy
||| Battlewasp – Sting the Poison
| Battlewasp – Pin the Bullseye
| Beetrooper Landing
| Upstart Goblin
| Monster Reborn
||| Beetrooper Descent
||| Beetrooper Formation
|| Beetrooper Fly & Sting
|| Ultra Beetrooper Absolute Hercules
| Number 3: Cicada King
||| Giant Beetrooper Invincible Atlas
|| Seraphim Papillion
||| Beetrooper Armor Horn
|| Shinobi Insect Hagakuremino
|| Inzektor Picofalena
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