This deck has more complicated loops than hieratics.
Don't know if I would say that, but I would say it dead draws less. I also think it's a tad easier to get started, if more normal summon reliant.
The end result is also more versatile, as it could be any level 8 in your extra deck.
The real advantage is that the deck can simultaneously play aggro and control on similar levels (all your beaters create an element of control), and can play Koa'ki Meiru Drago without being hurt by it in the slightest, as opposed to being shut down completely.
Build I ran at YCS Phily.
Why is this thread so dead so much?
What did you side in and out in your matches?
And would change anything about the build now?
In: Veiler, Drago, Typhoon, Bribe, 2 Safe Zone, 2 Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror
Out: Mind Control, Foolish Burial, Cards of Consonance, Legionnaire, Dark Hole, Torrential Tribute, Solemn Warning, Aklys
In retrospect I'm not sure I would still cut the Legionnaire and Aklys, as that's the only reason I lost game 2, and Legionnaire + Aklys works under Dimensional Fissure. I don't bother siding the crow in because I simply didn't feel the need, and there's simply too much going in in the first place. If I saw D-Fissure game 2 I would side in Iron Wall game 3.
In: Dark Bribe, Typhoon
Out: Call of the Haunted, Consonance,
Sort of did this on the fly. Honestly don't even feel I needed to side at all.
In: Veiler, Electric Virus, MST, 2 Imperial Iron Wall
Out: 1 Drago, Consonance, 2 Call of the Haunted, 1 Fiendish Chain
In the future, I'd want to side in the Safe Zones, I think.
Also not sure how I felt about siding out Drago. I think I got a little preoccupied with the Rabbit itself, and didn't really put enough consideration into the rest of the deck, but I honestly just couldn't think of what else to cut. Same thing with Call of the Haunted; really didn't like doing that, but I felt it was a distinct possibility they'd hit Macro before I hit Iron Wall, and that'd suck alot.
Sort of what I get for not really playing for 3 months beforehand and not knowing how to side against Rabbit that well.
Regardless, Imperial Iron Wall is your best friend. This is one of, if not the only competitive deck (at least it is in my mind) that can get away with running it without sacrificing SOMETHING. On the other hand, it renders their rabbits dead, their Macro Cosmos invalid, and BTH and D-Prison both useless.
If you can reach it before they get Laggia on the board, you should win. Just don't feed Guaiba.
In: D.D. Crow, Drago, MST, Dark Bribe, 1 Safe Zone, 2 Shadow Imprisoning
Out: 2 Effect Veiler, Consonance, Book of Moon, Mind Control, 1 Fiendish Chain, 1 Mystletainn
Not the biggest fan of siding out Mystletainn, but I don't expect to see Veilers in that matchup. As it stands, I didn't know what to swap for the second safe zone.
In: 2 Royal Decree, Drago, MST, Dark Bribe
Out: 2 Fiendish Chain, Torrential, 2 Solemn Warning
Kinda straight forward, really.
In: 2 Electric Virus, Drago, 2 Iron Wall, 2 Safe Zone
Out: Heavy Storm, 2 MST, Book of Moon, Torrential, Consonance, Foolish Burial
In: Drago, Typhoon, Bribe, 2 Decree
Out: Consonance, 1 Solemn Warning, Mind Control, 2 Call of the Haunted
In: Typhoon, Bribe, 2 Decree
Out: Mind Control, 2 Effect Veiler, Solemn Warning
Honestly, in the main, there's nothing I'd really change at this point. If I can find space, I'd fit in the 3rd MST, since the deck scoops to Skill Drain.
The side on the other hand, while solid, could use some work. I didn't really spend much time on it, so what you see me side in and out sometimes feels a little funny, and isn't totally precise.