Lair of Darkness Trickstar

Deck Information
Deck Type: Meta Decks
Deck Master: Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair
TCG/OCG: TCG
Submission Date: October 29th 2018
Author: Oreo Gravy
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Lair of Darkness, splashed with Trickstars and sprinkled with Sky Strikers. Each component can buffer or create a synergy for Lair of Darkness and it's boss monster, Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair.

Main Deck:

The Lair of Darkness cards included are Diabolos, Ahrima, Lilith, and the Lair field spell. The monsters revolve around tributes to get Diabolos and virus trap support on the field, and the field spell provides superb monster removal. It's slow to start and needs a lot of non-archetypal support to engage it's engine. Once, it gets moving, Diabolos can replace itself as a tribute target, granting you additional tribute resources to build up Lair tokens.

The virus trap support includes Eradicator Epidemic, Grinning Grave, and Deck Devastation, for better control and flexibility.

Non-archetypal spell support for Lair of Darkness can include Allure, Foolish Burial, Downbeat, Terraforming and Monster Reborn. These cards greatly speed up Lair of Darkness. Non-archetypal monster support includes Destrudo, Phantom Skyblaster, and Abyss Actor Curtain. These provide free resources that can be used as targets for Downbeat/Lair of Darkness.

In addition to all that dark support, there is a lot of support coming from Trickstars and Sky Strikers.

Trickstars do not directly support Lair of Darkness, but Lair of Darkness and the non-archetypal spell support can greatly support Trickstars. At a small splash of 6 monsters, they provide a massive buffer to buy you time and slowly but surely chip away at your opponent's life points. Candina is highly reliable and should be prioritized for your normal summon. Add Lycoris to pull Candina back, or Lilybell to begin an offensive board set up. Lilybell becomes very powerful as Trickstar cards start to pile up in your GY; use Reincarnation's 2nd effect to capitalize on replenishing your board with Lycoris. Reincarnation can be paired with any of the virus cards, or chained before Droll & Lock to shut down the opponent's hand.

Sky Strikers can provide an abundance of free resources with Hornet Drones, and Raye's self-tributing quick-effect can stack up Lair of Darkness or pull Diabolos out from the grave.

Extra Deck:

Police Patrol was made with Lair of Darkness in mind, but it isn't a terrible card overall. There are other Link-2 monsters that can better fulfill other needs, if you don't need her protective effect.

Kagari if you're going first, Hayate if you're going second.

To get Omega or Beelze out on the field, you'll need to manage your level 3 and level 4 monsters with Destrudo, or use Downbeat on Diabolos along with the Hornet token or a desperate Droll normal summon.

Side Deck:

Designed to lock out your opponent, because this deck can't beat 'em all. If swinging with full power isn't working, banish more of your opponent's key cards and chip away more of their health. Twin twisters is a superior choice for S/T removal, but this deck has only 4 target cards that can benefit from the cost.

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Deck List
MonsterDarkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair x2
Ahrima, the Wicked Warden x3
Lilith, Lady of Lament x2
Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson x1
Phantom Skyblaster x2
Abyss Actor - Curtain Raiser x1
Trickstar Candina x3
Trickstar Lycoris x2
Trickstar Lilybell x1
Sky Striker Ace - Raye x1
Droll & Lock Bird x2
SpellsLair of Darkness x3
Downbeat x3
Allure of Darkness x2
Foolish Burial x1
Monster Reborn x1
Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones x1
Trickstar Light Stage x2
Terraforming x1
TrapsDeck Devastation Virus x1
Eradicator Epidemic Virus x1
Grinning Grave Virus x1
Trickstar Reincarnation x3
ExtraPSY-Framelord Omega x1
Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons x1
Dark Strike Fighter x1
Black Rose Dragon x1
Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir x1
Borreload Dragon x1
Sky Striker Ace - Hayate x1
Sky Striker Ace - Kagari x1
Saryuja Skull Dread x1
Knightmare Unicorn x1
Knightmare Phoenix x1
Masterking Archfiend x1
Link Spider x1
Police Patrol of the Underworld x1
Linkuriboh x1
SideD.D. Crow x2
Effect Veiler x2
Radian, the Multidimensional Kaiju x1
Soul Release x2
Cosmic Cyclone x2
Called by the Grave x2
Enemy Controller x2
D.D. Dynamite x2

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