Waking Up: Orcust Without Knightmare

On July 1st, the new OCG Limit Regulation came into effect, making Knightmare Mermaid Forbidden in Asia. Fans often speculate that a similar decision may be made here in the TCG. Mermaid was a vital piece of the way Orcust decks were being played in the metagame. This is because it allowed consistent access to a powerful combo with almost any two monsters. While the deck’s time in the spotlight may be coming to a close, dedicated fans will find a similar power level can be found with a little creativity. Let’s look at a few ways you can play Orcust without Knightmare Mermaid.

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Knightmare Engines in Orcust

With Dark Neostorm just around the corner bringing Dingirsu, Orcust of Sheol with it, Orcust will become a major metagame threat. The cornerstone of their gameplan is a combo that starts by summoning Knightmare Mermaid and since it can be summoned with a Link-2 Knightmare monster, almost any engine that gets two monsters on the board can be part of the deck. So, with so many options, how do we decide which Knightmare engines are worth playing? In this article I’ll be listing a bunch of different options and explaining their pros and cons.

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