Saturday, March 13, 2010

Of Monarchs and Gadgets

While people will certainly have an impression that Blackwings and Gladiator Beasts would take the center stage for this new format, other underdogs are generally neglected.

I'm talking about Monarchs and Gadgets.

Watching the new Monarchs play has certainly made me change my views of them.

They are able to fight on par with Blackwings, and the fact that nobody will expect them gives them an element of surprise.

Like how Samuel won the Starlight Road Tournament yesterday with a Chaos Monarch varient.

Although i don't know his decklist, here's my take on it.


Chaos Monarch

Monsters : 20

1 Gorz , Emissary of Darkness
1 Dark Armed Dragon
1 Chaos Sorcerer
2 Cyber Dragon
3 Caius the Shadow Monarch
2 Mobius the Frost Monarch
2 Gravekeeper's Spy
1 Gravekeeper's Descendant
2 Battle Fader
1 Sangan
1 Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind
1 Plaguespreader Zombie
1 Treeborn Frog
1 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter

Spells : 10

1 Allure of Darkness
1 Foolish Burial
2 Soul Exchange
1 Brain Control
1 Heavy Storm
1 Giant Trunade
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Book of Moon

Traps : 10

2 Bottomless Trap Hole
2 Dimensional Prison
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Mirror Force
1 Call of the Haunted
1 Trap Stun
1 Trap Dustshoot
1 Royal Oppression


As for Gadgets, i've seen many people starting to play it. Its matchup with Gladiator Beast is largely to its favor , while they can take on Blackwings with certain ease.

The Gadgets has been split into two forms :

Machina Gadget and Anti-Meta/Oppression Gadgets

While Anti-Meta Gadgets are proven to be quite better than its counterpart, the large use of promos such as Thunder King Rai-Oh and Doomcalibur Knight has prevented it from performing up to standard in Asia/World Qualifiers since promos are banned.

So, the other option would be Machina Gadgets. The advantage provided by the Gadgets would be able to fuel the summoning of Machina Fortress, while the trap protection provided and the removal which spells provide would make this deck quite a force to be reckoned with.

My take on Machina Gadgets would be ....

Monsters : 18

1 Tragoedia
3 Machina Fortress
3 Machina Gearframe
1 Machina Force
2 Green Gadget
2 Red Gadget
2 Yellow Gadget
2 D.D. Warrior Lady
2 Breaker the Magical Warrior

Spells : 13

3 Fissure
3 Smashing Ground
3Book of Moon
1 Heavy Storm
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Pot of Avarice
1 Limiter Removal

Traps : 9

2 Dimensional Prison
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Mirror Force
1 Trap Dustshoot
1 Call of the Haunted
1 Starlight Road

You can always replace the Tragoedia with Machina Peacekeeper.

Starlight Road can be changed to Trap Stun.

That's all for today.


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