Sunday, March 22, 2009

AKB: an analysis

Today, im reviewing the AKB [ Arcanite Beat]

Firstly lets look at the deck taken from the shriek OCG blog

Monsters [ 21 ]

1 Tragoedia
1 Gorz
1 chaos socerer
3 X-Saber airbellum
2 rescue cat
2 summon priest
1 Gravekeeper Guard
2 Gravekeeper Spy
1 cyber dragon
1 sangan
1 N.S. Dark panther
1 Ryko
1 D.D. crow
1 BF Gale
1 Sea koala
1 Dark Armed Dragon


2 Pot of Avarice
1 Gold sac
2 mind control
2 cold wave
1 Brain control
1 Heavy storm
1 Giant Trunade
1 Monster reborn
1 Forbidden chalice
2 book of moon

Traps: 5

2 Bottomless trap hole
1 Mirror force
1 Trap dustshoot

Side deck:15

1 Ryko
1 Fissure
1 Smashing ground
2 Caius
2 Summon limit
1 Trap stun
2 Dimensional prison
1 Raiou
1 Breaker
1 King tiger Wanghu
2 Dust tornado

Now whats so different between this deck and a regular Beast synchro deck??

As u can see, the difference is that AKB focuses more on fitting the requirements for Dark Armed to come out and has multiple targets for CCV like dark panther, GK Guard and others.
With 2 pot of avarice, chaos sorcerer, ryko and tragoedia this deck could control the graveyard.Combne this control with the usual Beast synchro tactics to gain immense field presence with cards like Natural beast, DDB
and Arcanite Magician, the grave should fill up with Darks soon enough.
Gold sac was added inside to ensure a needed card in hand like DaD, Summon Priest,Pot or Rescue cat.

Beast synchro have always been a very strong decktype, given the fact that even 1 Dark Armed can make the deck competitive with enough Graveyard control then it s possible!

Another thing to note is the amount of field and hand control cards that are present in the deck.

Trap dustshoot,CCV,GK spy and Guard,Book of moon, Cold wave, Gold Sac, Mind control, Brain control.

These cards just makes t feel like a control deck waiting for the right moment to unleash havoc on your opponent!!!

However this is still to be considered a prototype meta deck despite its success as more effective variants could crop up based on this deck.

But it is fair to note that this is a very unique type of Beast synchro deck.

Why call t AKB? because Arcanite Magician cant be bottomless-ed and can blow the field, Maybe.

Monday, March 16, 2009


The Thought may sound funny but what if i didnt write an article UNTIL i did a deck that can work? i mean sure it ll prove that im a lazy bum but it also means i ll be having a new deck to use!

So i decided to make 3 decks

First deck is

Armoured Deformers[ Light ]


3 D. Videon
3 Honest
3 Shining angel
2 Scopen
2 boomboxen
2 boardon
2 pacchin
1 Sangan


3 D&C
3 Junk box
2 creature swap [ for shining angel or sangan]
2 Mage power
1 Limiter removal
1 Heavy storm
1 Axe of despair
1 pot of avarice
1 Lightning vortex
1 Monster reborn
1 United we stand


3 Solemn judgement
1 Mirror force
1 Beckoning light [ recycles Scopen and honest! ]

Total: 40 cards

Extra deck:9

2 Power tool dragon
2 Stardust
1 Goyo [ very rare case ]

This deck's synchros are usually lvl 7 and with all those equip spells, Power tool can really shine!

There are alot of cards that can help maximise this cards power like Arms hole but this current version works quite well, Videon was not really the main Deformer in Raging battle, i thought of making this to show that even he can play a part.
Honest is just Great in this deck! Even the 800 Atk Scopen can defeat something with the help of Honest!

Shining angel? he helps search out videon and scopen, works wonders with creature swap!

Even though Power tool dragon isnt a Light Attribute he can still be used with all these equp cards lying around in the deck.

Weakness: BF. They just swarm too much, however be assured that Delta crow will pose little threat as you only have 5 traps to set!

Thanks for reading !