Drytrons December 2020

Deck Information
Deck Type: Non-Meta Decks
Deck Master: Drytron Meteonis Draconids
TCG/OCG: OCG
Submission Date: December 1st 2020
Author: PinkZoneAmy
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So here we go, expierementing with a ritual deck. Here's Drytons, with a lot of the pieces taken from Eric Meadow's article. His article was a great help for this, so go check it out: https://ygoprodeck.com/drytron-your-guide-to-the-ritual-monster-galaxy/ Back on topic, this is more so an in depth guide on my deck with a playing guide.
Deck list
2x Gamma- Gamma is one of the first smaller Drytons, this time capable of reviving Drytons from the gave. This is great for extending plays as you can use Drytons you already used for ritual summons and the like. I opted to run it at 2 because it could be bricky at 3, although some variants can run it at 3.
2x Alpha- Alpha searches out our ritual monsters, although not just the Drytons, but any ritual. That effect makes it amazing, as it can snatch up any ritual neccesary. I opted to run at 2 for ratio reasons, but in a deck trying to run more regular monsters, Alpha should be run at 3.
1x Beta- Beta recovers cards banished by Draconids and Quadrantis, making it fairly good for recovering resources mid to late game. Although, you want to draw into this card after using their effects, so Beta is best at 1.
1x Delta- Delta, at the cost of revealing a card the opponent will probably already be expecting us to have,  allows us to draw a card. This can be fairly good as long as we get a nice top deck.
1x Zeta- Zeta, as the parralel to Alpha, searches out any ritual spell. Although we're only running 1 ritual spell, this is still a great effect for searching it out.
3x Manju- Manju is the deck's only normal summon, which you'll want to do before you go through the minituare Drytons, as they lock you out of the normal summon for the rest of the turn. Manju gives you a ritual or a spell, basically filling in the gaps of your hand and giving you whatever you need.
3x Dawn Knight- Dawn Knight is a very interesting card in this deck. The core idea of it is to summon Union Carrier, and equip it to Union Carrier, then tribute the Union Carrier for a ritual. Since Dawn Knight was equipped, it'll go to the grave and send a card. It's basically a long winded but still great foolish burial. This combo is quite strong and reliable, although in emergency situations you can normal summon Dawn Knight and tribute him directly for a ritual to get his search.
3x Draconids- Draconids is basically the deck's boss monster, and a fantastic one at that. It's a 4k beater that's easy to get out, since the miniature Dryton's add up to 4k without a problem. It's also able to banish monsters from the grave to send an opponents monster. While it does target, sending it directly to the grave is great, as it dodges tons of destruction effects. Draconids also has monster eff protection, which helps it dodge a lot of the plentiful monster negates and such in the current meta.
2x Quadrantids- Quadrantids is basically a secondary boss monster, as I prefer Draconids to it, but it's still fairly strong. Quadrantids has a Harpie's Feather Duster effect, which doesn't target, making it a great counter to decks like Altergeist (get fucked Doug Dzeef). It also has protection against spells and traps, dodging cards like Imperm. And, on destruction, it specials Dryton's from grave who's attack equal 4000.
1x Brionac- Brionac is the first card of the small Nekroz package. Brionac removes extra deck special summoned monsters, which can clear out problem monsters from the field or draw out negates. It can also discard to search out a Nekroz card in order to fill in the gaps of your current hand.
2x Unicore- Unicore negates all effects of extra deck special summoned monsters on the field, which makes it a fantastic one sided Skill Drain on legs. In addition, it can discard itself to add back a Nekroz from your GY, recovering valuable resources.
2x Trishula- Trishula banishes cards from the opponent's hand, field, and grave, all without targeting, making it a fantastic card for removal. Afterwards, it's just a 27k beater to OTK alongside Draconids. Although, it can also discard itself to protect a Nekroz from an opponent's card, which can help protect something weaker like a Unicore or Brionac.
2x Natasha- Natasha is the only Cyber Angel card in here, as I decided to cut down on the amount of Cyber Angels that were originally chosen in the article, in favor of more splashable Nekroz. Anyway, Natasha's on field effects are very forgettable and not worth mentioning. in the grave, though, she can banish another Natasha to ss herself and take control of an opponent's card with no downsides. This effect is amazing, as it's a Snatch Steal on legs with no downsides. It's easy to get multiple copies of Natasha in the grave, with Dawn Knight, Foolish Burial, and using her as fodder for Ritual summons, so that makes this effect even better.
2x Sauvaris- Sauvaris is a fantastic ritual hand trap that helps to protect your monsters from destruction. While it's rarely summoned, though, it can be summoned going first for a more control oriented style. You can bounce it back to the hand in order to negate a important summon, crippling many combos as long as you know what you're doing.
3x Meteonis- Meteonis is a key card for the deck, as it can summon literally any ritual, not just Drytons. Meteonis also uses monster's attack, not levels, which makes it easier to use cards like Union Carrier for the Dawn Knight combo and such. Meteonis can also recycle itself, by removing 1000 attack from one of your Drytons to bounce it back to your hand.
3x Fafnir- Fafnir is the archetype's obligatory field spell, and one that reminds me of Magical Meltdown somewhat. It adds a Drytron spell upon activation, making it another layer of consistency to get out either Nova or Meteonis. It also adds on another layer of protection for you, making it so ritual spells can't be negated. And, it also allows you to lower the level of monsters by every 1000 attack they have. The last effect, i'm not sure of how to use it, but i'm sure it has a good use in some gimmick.
3x Nova- Nova is another fantastic card for the deck. It allows you to special Dryton's from deck, including the rituals. of course, you'll most likely be wanting to special out the miniature Drytron's, as it allows you to get out more ritual fodder much easier. Although, the only restriction of Nova is that they're destroyed in the end phase. So, you could very well special out a big Quadrantis to get in extra damage, and then you get it's destruction effect in the end phase.
2x Asterism- Asterism is a fairly good piece of monster removal for the deck. You can remove 1000 attack from any Ritual, not just Drytons, to pop an opponent's card. You can easily remove 1000 from one of your worse Nekroz or something less valuable to pop an opponent's boss monster, clearing the board for an OTK alongside Draconid's monster removal.
1x Foolish Burial- Foolish Burial serves as simple graveyard set up, sending either a Natasha for the Snatch Steal eff, or sending whatever minituar Drytron you need to get their SS from grave.
1x Monster Reborn- Monster Reborn is basically insurance as you can revive your rituals and revive the minituare Drytrons to extend plays, getting them out easier than their weird tributing effects.
3x Extrav- Extrav is the deck's main draw power. The extra deck barely matters, aside from Union, so it's just banish fodder.
The extra deck
3x Apollousa- Apollousa is basically just banish fodder. I don't get why you would summon this, as getting out 4 monster sin this deck is insanely hard, but even if you get out 4 you'd rather use them for a ritual than anything. Just banish it
3x Union Carrier- Union Carrier combos with Dawn Knight, which I explained earlier, but i'll explain again. Since Dawn Knight sends when it leaves the field, you'll want to summon Union Carrier and equip it with Dawn Knight. Union Carrier is of the perfect attack stat to be tributed for a ritual, so you tribute him off for a ritual. You then get the search of Dawn Knight, since it was equipped, and send either a Natasha or a miniature Drytron. Remember to shuffle your extra deck heavily when using Extrav, so you don't banish all copies of Union Carrier.
1x Linkuriboh- banish
1x Secure Gardna- banish
1x Nyarla- funny XYZ
Playing guide
After screwing around with this deck, i've come up with somewhat of a strategy. Some of it is taken from the article, but a lot of it is of my own. Basically, you'll first want to normal summon Manju and get off it's search, grabbing whatever you need. Afterwards, you'll  want to use the miniature Drytron's effects to shit them out and get enough out to make tons of Rituals. Then, link-2 into Union Carrier if you have Dawn Knight in hand. Equip the Union Carrier with Dawn Knight, then tribute the Union Carrier along with others for a ritual. That'll get Dawn Knight's search, and you can send either a Natasha if you foolished one earlier or send a miniature Drytron for more combos. Then, simply go into a Nekroz or two to remove as many cards from the opponent's board as possible, and then hit the field with Draconids. Rinse and repeat until you OTK.
Things to note: The side deck is up to you, although I included the Drytron's trap because it's only really useful going first, to control the opponent's board. You'll want to not use it going second, as it's probably a dead card then.
Any suggestions or feedback is appreciated. Thank you, have a good day!





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MonsterDrytron Gamma Eltanin x2
Drytron Alpha Thuban x2
Drytron Beta Rastaban x1
Drytron Delta Altais x1
Drytron Zeta Aldhibah x1
Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands x3
Dawn Knight x3
Drytron Meteonis Draconids x3
Drytron Meteonis Quadrantids x2
Nekroz of Brionac x1
Nekroz of Unicore x2
Nekroz of Trishula x2
Cyber Angel Natasha x2
Sauravis, the Ancient and Ascended x2
SpellsMeteonis Drytron x3
Drytron Fafnir x3
Drytron Nova x3
Drytron Asterism x2
Foolish Burial x1
Monster Reborn x1
Pot of Extravagance x3
ExtraApollousa, Bow of the Goddess x3
Union Carrier x3
Linkuriboh x3
Secure Gardna x3
Outer Entity Nyarla x3
SideDrytron Meteor Shower x3
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61 thoughts on “Drytrons December 2020


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    December 1, 2020 at 7:20 pm

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    run hungry burger

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:28 pm

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    no

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:31 pm

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    why

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:33 pm

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    this is a serious deck

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:33 pm

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    yes i am aware. run hungry burger.

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

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    it’s a vanilla ritual

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

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    yes i know.

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:36 pm

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    i dont want to run a bad vanilla ritual

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:37 pm

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    yes you do.

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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    When is this out in the TCG?

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm

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    no i dont, also in a few days

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm

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    What what? In what set?

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:44 pm

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    Genesis Impact

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm

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    Omg MAGISTIS IS FINALLY HERE LETSSS GOOO

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm

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    Also yay Drytrons :)

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm

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    @amy what is the trivial end board with this deck, also I am almost done with my build!

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:49 pm

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    Nice! And, the ideal end board for this would most likely be a Draconids, a Natasha with a stolen monster, and a Brionac or Trishula. Of course, that’s as long as it goes best. The Natasha route only has a few ways to dump Natasha so it’s fairly frail to interruptions.

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:57 pm

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    I decided not to play Natasha and play Bentsen instead – sooo

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:58 pm

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    bruh

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:59 pm

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    bruh

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    December 3, 2020 at 4:59 pm

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    ? Isn’t Benten better?

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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    No???

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm

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    Also keep in mind that my deck is Nekroz-Drytrons, no Drytrons ritual monster shenanigans only Nekroz and Drytrons to help get the ritual spells/monsters

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:05 pm

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    You should play a few Draconids in there, Draconids is really good.

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:08 pm

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    benten searches diviner and sets up the gy for meteornis’s effect

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:10 pm

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    ur rarely using Meteornis aside from back-up after Draconids though. Benten is good but Natasha is superior

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

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    use hungry burger

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    December 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

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    wait i already said that here my b

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    December 8, 2020 at 3:38 am

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    BTW benten is the reason why Drytron is good.

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    December 8, 2020 at 3:52 am

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    Natasha is superior in G.O.A.T. format lol. Benten generates 3 times the advantage Natasha could generate at the MAXIMUM. Also why asmerism? The deck doesn’t need asmerism at all. Cut asmerism and play 1 terraforming and one other card.

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    December 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm

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    Benten if the Cyber Angel you want to run. Just watch TeamSam’s video on Drytrons, he shows a combo in there about Benten recycling to link climb and such.

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:08 pm

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    I don’t like Benten personally and Natasha is pretty good for monster stealing. I don’t like Team Sam’s build, this build is very different. Asterism is good for monster removal

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm

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    no one likes team sam’s builds

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm

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    He’s loud and annoying and im pretty sure he cheats

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm

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    he’s a defective 5 year old

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

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    that may be true, but that wasn’t my point, he was just the first vid that came to mind.

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:40 pm

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    I generally don’t use youtube vids lol.

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:43 pm

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    Benten gives you card advantage

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

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    it also has the omnitrix

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm

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    Benten’s on field effect is useless because it’s low attack value means it wont be destroying shit. It’s tribute effect is also worthless because
    A) it has an awkward attack stat
    B) this deck barely runs any light fairies, and Manju isn’t worth adding that late into a combo cycle and you want Natasha in the grave, not in the hand
    This isn’t a deck built to run Benten.

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:50 pm

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    It can add itself

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:52 pm

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    i dont want it in the hand though

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm

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    @amy benten can search lancea, diviner of heralds and VANITY’S RULER

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm

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    A) I don’t want to main deck Lancea
    B) I don’t want to run Diviner in this, this isn’t a light fairy ritual deck
    C) I don’t want to run Vanity’s Ruler either
    You guys are completely missing the point of this deck. This deck shits out rituals and nothing else. It doesn’t want to tribute a Vanity’s, that gets in the way.

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    December 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm

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    Alright mabye in this deck benten is not as good but in general or other decks benten should be better – also you will never ritual summon it

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm

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    Yeah of course other variants can run Benten. This variant just doesn’t want to run it, as that’s not what this one is about.

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:03 pm

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    Well fair enough

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:10 pm

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    A) then don’t lol
    B) so?, diviner is generic and is used in most draitron builds to dump herald to the gy, running diviner doesn’t automatically make it a light fairy ritual deck, you need to realise people add cards in a deck for specific purposes and to not push the agenda that that’s what the deck is suppose to be/what you perceive what the deck is or what purpose the card will have
    C) ok

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:10 pm

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    also your ratios of draitrons are off still

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm

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    you don’t ritual summon benten what?, you use it’s floating effect

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm

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    i was just pointing out that it’s first effect is useless, oh my fucking god i already know that

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:15 pm

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    yeah, the effect that no one uses unless you’re actually playing cyber angels or you inhaled car exhaust and smoked 5 grams of weed, no one said you were summoning it, more so you’re using it’s second effect

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:17 pm

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    again this deck doesn’t have enough targets for it’s second effect to bother running it

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm

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    Diviner is the main target which you’re not running but whatever i guess, also run alpha and zeta at 3

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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    I don’t see much of a point in running Diviner, aside from possibly sending Natasha. Alpha and Zeta aren’t at 3 to make space for the rituals and other shit. If you want them at 3 you can cut some stuff like Sauvaris to run more of them although I prefer running less of them

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:26 pm

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    have you been listen to basically anyone or have you ignored just basic advice? you don’t send natasha, you send herald arc of light to search a ritual or ritual spell, also running less of your base starters is basically a bad idea unless you can consistently get them into your hand, which i doubt very much but ok

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:26 pm

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    also if you want more of alpha and zeta just cut some rituals cause most of them here are unecessary and useless

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    December 8, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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    In this deck you want to send Natasha for her snatch steal effect as Natasha is the main goal. I don’t want anymore Alpha and Zeta personally. The rituals here all have a purpose in the deck.

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    December 8, 2020 at 6:01 pm

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    whatever i guess

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    December 8, 2020 at 6:22 pm

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    Benten is one of the reasons why Drytron is good – not running it is like not running Pot of Greed if it is legal

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    December 8, 2020 at 7:21 pm

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    No it’s not, Drytrons can do enough on their own. This deck doesn’t have enough targets for Benten to justify playing her.

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