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  1. What do you guys think about this card? In this format where Zoodiacs easily spit out 3-4 monsters, you get to wipe the field. Infernoids, Mermails, Paleozoics, Lightsworn, ABC, are other decks that spam right now. There are probably decks like Subterrors that can benefit from being facedown (remember Geargia and Ghostricks of days past), or maybe even Fire Kings or Kozmo. (This is before Link format, but you have 2 extra zones, and before people go into ED monsters, nothing on the field is really protected).
  2. So this deck got Top 8 at a CT regional: 1) Can make Trap monster boards going 1st (ABC, Ultimaya, CDI), and can OTK going 2nd 2) Plays around Dimension Barrier because you XYZ, Fuse, and Ultimaya Synchro in the same deck. And this is only going to get better once we get the Invoked monsters, because you can Power Bond Merkabah at 5000 ATK.
  3. Was referring to quotes like this, But it's a valid thought considering people don't think of maining them so early in the format. Cards like MBAAS are countered by Lava Golem, not to mention XYZ Universe and Forbidden Apocrypha. MBAAS does nothing to Kaijus themselves outside of Slumber, and there are other ways to search Kaijus like Resonance Insect in Metalfoes. ------------------ I think a difference-maker between Zoodiac decks could be Exodius, because it is Pot of Avarice for the deck that doubles as Rank 10 and Allure fodder. I mean if you're playing Ixchel (also doesn't use your NS), you've got a Super Dora or Ravenous Tarantula you need to contend with. Your alternative is just Jar of Avarice or Zoodiac combo and those are slow Traps.
  4. So as it turns out, Darklords have some advantages when playing Zoodiacs over other decks. Namely, they actually benefit from playing Exodius to recycle your Zoos, and have the drawpower to dig for it. Beyond Allure of Darkness, Exodius being LV 10 means you can Rank 10 with Ixchel for Super Dora (protect Vanity's Fiend), Ravenous Tarantula OTKs, etc. You can also search Beast King Barbaros with Broadbull so you have a searchable LV 8 Normal Summon, for more Trade In targets! Which means you can Giantrainer with Contact Superbia into Zerato (that BKB could have been a Bearman for the standard Zoo combo). And if you Rank 8 into Felgrand you can negate/reset BKB to 3000K attack. This is in addition to Kagatsuchi for milling 5, and stealing Zoos to stack.
  5. One interesting thought I had was how they can't Kaiju you if you have Gozen Match or Rivalry of Warlords out. So a deck like Wind Witches, Speedroids, Symphonics can bring out destruction proof Crystal Wing, and the opponent can't Kaiju it. Probably benefits a lot of other decks as well.
  6. Some interesting defensive XYZ (Trap monsters) you may want to consider are Ragnazero and Cairngorgon. Obviously, Tenki + Ragnazero in the mirror match. I think the effectiveness of Ragnazero, is really notable because most folks haven't caught onto MBAAS vs Slumber, GoSR, Raigeki, Dark Hole, but even if they did, you can MBAAS their MBAAS. Cairngorgon shuts down Drident and it protects vs targeting while MBAAS takes care of destruction, so read MBAAS.dek. ---------- There are probably some ways of playing Lunalights (or maybe LV 4 DARKs, e.g. Abyss Actors Drident to pop Wild Hope) for Evilswarm Nightmare or Mother Grizzlies for Bahamut Shark and Treetoad (keep in mind you can Lunalight Sheep for Polymerization into Norden + Grizzly for Shark).
  7. I think the Red Resonator Caribou Rooster interaction is pretty strong on its own. See http://yugioh.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=4372 But the deck gets even better because LV 6 Synchros + LV 2 Tuners is Crystal Wing nowadays. (Shiranui Spectralsword is another LV 2 FIRE Tuner), and they have a lot of cool Gold Sarc interactions as well. --------------- But the best part about Fire Fists is not Horse Prince but rather how Cattle Call lets you go into Broadbull and Drident. So dead FFs have value now. And Painful Escape lets you search, setup, and reuse Wolfbarks for 1 card XYZ.
  8. I think some combination of Zoodiacs Shaddolls and Paleozoics are good. I.e.
  9. This is a sidenote and besides the point, I think in other decks you would play MBAAS to offensively take out Drident, Ghost Ogre, Slumber, Dark Hole, Raigeki (the cards folks play to beat Vanity's Fiend). ------------------ But on point, you could play Left Arm Offering in here so you can banish your hand + search Desires for even more RFG. I suppose you can banish Necroface as well, and play Gold Sarcs, you have Allures, and so on. You could also play One Day of Peace. One benefit of an Goyo Defender like Infernoid deck is you can play Decatron, Pirmais, or Instant Fusion for Restrict, and have Where Arf Thou's to search Eater of Millions. Scapegoat, Battle Fader, Cyber Valley are interesting as well, but maybe too slow. Re-cover has super cute synergy with Eater of Millions, but not sure what you'd do with it...
  10. The deck can play 3 Allure, 3 Trade In, 3 Pot of Desires, 3 Ixchel, and 3 Banishment, and Upstart, plus the copy effects, so you play 15+ draw cards. Those are the key ones but you can also play LV 8 Zeratos and Superbias with Contact (Monster Reborn in DEF mode for Darklords), and Advance Draws, for even more drawpower. The deck typically doesn't have a Normal Summon, which typically has been used for Vanity's Fiend, but also Psi-Blocker, Denko Sekka, others - in this case, that Normal Summon is used for a 6k beater. This is a Normal Summon that goes in, after Vanity's Fiend or Kristya locks down the field. And your field can't be Slumbered or Kaiju'd. I mean people thought about the Calculator as the Normal Summon with Superbia + LV > 8, but Gren Maju does better. -------------- Other benefits include Turbo-ing for Full Force Virus or using that NS on King Tiger Wanghu vs Zoodiacs.
  11. Wouldn't you play Red Resonator and Horse Prince to bring Gren Maju out? You can also Shiranui Solitaire and Spectral Sword for Horse Prince. ------------- Darklords have the best draw engine to dig for Eater.
  12. I was thinking back to one of my old thread ideas and how it becomes better now that Broadbull can search Beast King Barbaros and Coach Captain Bearman, as LV 8s for Trade In. I mean Fire Formation Tenken protects BKB and Bearman from Drancia, et al. and you reset them to their original stats. And we have Forbidden Scripture now, in addition to Chalice. And Felgrand can negate and reset those monsters as well now. It's too bad that Skill Drain is at 1 now, but getting ~3000 ATK on board without DBarrier or Solemn Strike being able to do anything about it, makes 6 cards in almost every deck dead.
  13. You do realize that you can search Lullaby of Obedience , take their Rat and go off, right? They now have 2 Rat so they can't go off as strongly after that. There are other cards like Instant Fusion for Norden, so you're not just playing Soul Charge.
  14. +1 Zoodiacs are so good that even if Rat and Barrage got hit, there's so many things that they open up, you can still do pretty incredible things. 1) Stack a Zoodiac for Broadbull to search Lunalight Black Sheep so you can search Poly in Shaddolls as you're making your plays: 2) Doing stuff like Astral Force of any Zoodiac into Shogi Rook - I mean think Drident +1, followed by Shogi Rook (+2), and you've destroyed 3 cards for free. I can go on but even if they hit Rat and Barrage, there would still be decks that would play Zoodiacs. That mechanic is like Dragon Rulers in a sense, benefits a wide range of decks, as long as you have the Extra Deck space, there are decks who would benefit from a BW search and destruction, even without any real ATK.
  15. +1 Zoodiacs are so good that even if Rat and Barrage got hit, there's so many things that they open up, you can still do pretty incredible things. 1) Stack a Zoodiac for Broadbull to search Lunalight Black Sheep so you can search Poly in Shaddolls as you're making your plays: 2) Doing stuff like Astral Force of any Zoodiac into Shogi Rook - I mean think Drident +1, followed by Shogi Rook (+2), and you've destroyed 3 cards for free. I can go on but even if they hit Rat and Barrage, there would still be decks that would play Zoodiacs. That mechanic is like Dragon Rulers in a sense, benefits a wide range of decks, as long as you have the Extra Deck space, there are decks who would benefit from a BW search and destruction, even without any real ATK.