|Deck Master:||Merkabah the Eidolon Beast|
|Latest Revision Date:||3rd January 2017|
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Divine Comedy Structure
Credit to thomasihkim for Deck and Strategy submission.
DISCLAIMER: THIS DECK DOES NOT USE BURNING ABYSS, I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONFUSION THE NAME MAY HAVE CAUSED.
Remember tonight…for it is the beginning of always.” – Dante Alighieri
For some background behind the name, I will very briefly give a gist of what the actual Divine Comedy is. The Divine Comedy (La Divina Comedia) was a poem written by Dante Alighieri which described his experiences traveling through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Heaven (Paradiso).
To match this title, this deck is a mix between Lightsworns which represents Heaven, Eidolons which represent Purgatory, Shiranui which represent the Living, and Zombies which represent Hell.
Now you may be thinking, “this ain’t no Zefra deck! This is going to be bricky as Hell and will be totally boring to play with!” Don’t fret my friends, as this deck isn’t nearly as bad as you think!
Let me begin my explaining the small Lightsworn engine (3 monsters, 2 spells) which is very simple in its function: mill cards.
1.) First up is Raiden, a staple for any Lightsworn deck and it is necessary in this one as well. Raiden’s effect lets you mill up to 4 cards in one turn which is very useful in sending your Shiranui’s (namely Spectralsword) and Zombies (namely Mezuki) to the grave. I run 2 of these and this number has worked with me very well.
2.) Lyla is the remaining monster, and its effect acts as a MST while letting you switch it to defense position, and mills 3 cards in the end phase. I run 1 of this card as I have plenty of other ways to remove the backrow, and also since I wanted to make this deck 40 cards.
3.) Charge of the Light Brigade is a great mill card. No need to explain more.
Next, I will talk about the Zombies which are very important in this deck (though, all the archetypes are important). There are only 7 cards (6 monsters, 1 Field Spell) in the main deck: 3 Uni-Zombies, 3 Mezukis, and 1 Zombie World.
1.) Mezuki is a key player as you can banish it to SS a Zombie-type monster from the grave (most notably Shiranuis).
2.) Gozuki is another way to dump Mezuki or Shiranui Spectralsword.
3.) Uni-Zombie is great for dumping Mezuki into the grave and is a Tuner which can easily give you access to lvl 8 summons such as PSY-Framelord Omega or Shiranui Shogunsaga.
4.) I also run Zombie World as it lets you utilize Mezuki to the fullest, by letting you summon your dead powerful monsters from the grave. Furthermore, Zombie World prevents Kaijus which everyone hates.
Then you have Shiranuis which are useful for both utility and easy SS. There are 10 cards (8 monsters, 2 traps): 3 Shiranui Sage, 2 Shiranui Spectralsword, 3 Shiranui Spiritmaster, 1 Shiranui Style Swallow’s Slash, and 1 Shiranui Reincarnation.
1.) Solitaire is a great search card for Uni-Zombie which can dump Mezuki into the grave as mentioned before, or Spectralsword if you want to set up a Synchro Summon in the turn after.
2.) Spectralsword is a lvl 2 tuner lets you banish it to Synchro Summon from the grave.
3.) Spiritmaster is a wonderful monster as it is essentially a Shiranui-restricted version of Goblindbergh while letting you pop a card if you banish it.
4.) Swallow’s Slash triggers Shiranui with a potential destruction of 3 monsters on the field. Plus, if you tribute Mezuki, you can send it to the grave for free.
5.) Reincarnation is essentially a draw engine and also allows you to avoid damage.
Last but not least are Eidolons (8 cards, 3 monsters and 5 spells). Eidolon is an archetype I threw in there because of how perfectly it raises the consistency of this deck while granting you access to powerful fusion monsters such as Eidolon Beast Merkabah. 3 Aleister are run which can be searched by the 2 Reckless Magic Circle.
1.) Aleister searches for one of the 3 Eidolon Summoning Magics which is wonderful as you can banish monsters with it from the grave to summon, thus providing synergy with Shiranuis.
2.) Eidolon Summoning Magic allows you to banish cards from both you and your opponent’s grave to fusion summon a Eidolon Beast. You can also summon a Dragonecro with this card. It has a recycling effect that is wonderful.
3.) Reckless Magic Circle searches for Aleister and guarantees that your fusion summons won’t get Solemned.
Rest of Main Deck
1.) Twin Twisters are good spells for popping the back-row (which also gets rid of Vanity’s) while also dumping your useless hand cards into the grave.
2.) Burial from the Different Dimension is able to recycle your banished monsters by putting them back into the grave (hence the preference over Pot of Avidity).
3.) Soul Charge is another recovery option as it special summons from the grave.
4.) Foolish Burial for dumping Mezuki, Wulf, or Spectralsword (you can probably tell by now that they are very important).
5.) Raigeki since Vanity’s is very annoying and to wipe your opponent clean of their monsters.
Extra Deck – Fusion Monsters
Now onto the extra deck. To start off, you have the fusion monsters. We’ll begin with the Eidolon Beasts: 2 Merkabah and 2 Purgatorio.
1.) Merkabah is able to negate pretty much anything as long as you have the respective hand card.
2.) Purgatorio lets you attack each of your opponent’s monsters, and increases in attack for each card they possess. Plus, they trigger Shiranui.
Last but not least is Dragonecro Nethersoul Dragon which is fantastic for setting up OTK’s.
Extra Deck – Synchro Monsters
Next are the synchro monsters.
1.) Shiranui Sovereinsaga is able to recycle a Shiranui Synchro monster from the grave while also popping a card on the field.
2.) Nirvana High Paladin is a favorite of mine, and is great for OTK (plus, it fits well with the idea of Heaven).
3.) Shiranui Shogunsaga is able to recycle a zombie-type monster with 0 DEF by sending it back to the grave.
4.) PSY-Framelord Omega does its thing (shouldn’t need to explain this).
5.) Shiranui Samuraisaga is able to recycle banished zombie-type monsters while also turning all of your opponent’s monsters into defense position.
6.) Coral Dragon acts like a Twin Twister (destroys 1 card instead of 2 spells or traps) but also is fine getting destroyed as you can draw one card if it does.
Extra Deck – Xyz Monsters
Last but not least are the rank 4 monsters: Number 101 Silent Honor ARK and Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn.
1.) Castel does its thing.
2.) Minerva is great for milling cards which I don’t think I need to explain the importance of.
Side Deck and My Rating
I don’t give a complete side deck, but I put in some of the really necessary cards in there. For example, Royal Decree shuts down Imperial Iron Wall which can be very troublesome (though no one runs that in the main but w/e).
In my honest opinion, here is what I would rate this deck (after 30 duels based off of my rating system).
Overall: 8.7/10 (Tier 2)
1.) Not too heavily reliant on field for SS. The versatility by using the graveyard for almost half of your summons makes it difficult for your opponent to counter and makes longer games easier to play for you.
2.) The deck is able to control both graveyards due to Eidolons. This can help immensely against decks which are reliant on a certain monster which the opponent may like to revive.
3.) Deck is considerably fast. There is literally next to no problem in getting out Omega, Dragonecro, or and Eidolon Beast out on your first turn. The deck isn’t so fast that you will run out of resources or risk overextending unless you really tried to.
4.) Very consistent deck with very low brick rate. Also, since you can use the grave to SS, you don’t have to worry too much about overextending (unless you overextended the grave as well).
5.) Strong recovery options again due to SS through grave.
1.) Reliant on normal summons. Lose your normal summon and you will have a difficult time and will have to pray that you draw Charge of the Light Brigade or Foolish Burial.
- -1 Gozuki
-1 Lyla the Lightsworn Sorceress
-1 Burial from a Different Dimension
-2 Charge of the Light Brigade
-1 Shiranui Style Swallow\’s Style (put into Side)
-1 Shiranui Reincarnation
-1 Zombie World (put into Side)
-1 Shiranui Shogunsaga
-1 Nirvana High Paladin
-1 Coral Dragon
-1 Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn
+1 Reckless Magic Circle
+2 Gem-Knight Garnet
+3 Brilliant Fusion
+2 Instant Fusion
+1 Gem-Knight Seraphinite
+1 Magallanica the Eidolon Beast
+1 Elder Entitiy Norden
- -1 Gozuki