Deck Doctor #33: Spellbook and Vanilla Synchros

Hey readers, it’s that time of the year again, though it seems this time of the year is going to be coming twice as often as it used to. Starting off, I’m going to update Christian Gonzalez’s Spellbook list to the next format: [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]2 Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer:2 High Priestess of Prophecy:1 World of Prophecy:3 Spellbook Magician of Prophecy:3 Temperance of Prophecy:2 Mystical Space Typhoon:1 Book of Moon:3 Spellbook Library of the Crescent:3 Spellbook of Secrets:2 Spellbook of the Master:2 Spellbook of Eternity:2 The Grand Spellbook Tower:2 Spellbook of Fate:1 Spellbook of Life:1 Spellbook of Power:1 Spellbook of Wisdom:2 Phoenix Read more


Hey readers, First up this week, we’re going to take a look at Armando Guzman’s pretty cool brew: Monsters: 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 1 Chaos Sorcerer 1 Dark Armed Dragon 1 Tragoedia 2 Plaguespreader Zombie 3 Destiny Hero – Malicious 1 Archfiend Heiress 1 Dark Grepher 1 Armageddon Knight 1 Krebons 1 Psychic Commander 3 Black Dragon Collapserpent 3 White Dragon Wyverburster 2 Photon Thrasher 1 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner 2 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress 2 Raiden, Lightsworn Assailant Spells: 1 Book of Moon 1 Reinforcement of the Army 1 Foolish Burial 1 Charge of the Light Read more


Hey readers, this week we’re going to start off by taking a look at James Drake’s Frog Monarch list: [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]2 Tragoedia:2 Light and Darkness Dragon:1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness:1 Jinzo:1 Vanity’s Fiend:3 Caius the Shadow Monarch:3 Raiza the Storm Monarch:1 Dark Dust Spirit:3 Swap Frog:2 Ronintoadin:2 Dupe Frog:2 Treeborn Frog:3 Battle Fader:2 Effect Veiler:1 Dark Hole:2 Soul Exchange:1 Foolish Burial:2 Pot of Duality:2 Mystical Space Typhoon:3 Enemy Controller:1 Compulsory Evacuation Device[/ccDeck] For me, this deck has always been incredibly interesting in theory. The late game plan of dropping a monarch every turn seems absolutely incredible, however, in actuality, the Read more


Hey readers, this week we’re going to start off by taking a look at Ethan Solms’ Chaos Dragon deck. [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning:2 Card Trooper:1 Chaos Sorcerer:1 Dark Armed Dragon:3 Darkflare Dragon:3 Destiny Hero – Malicious:1 Eclipse Wyvern:3 Effect Veiler:1 Gorz, Emissary of Darkness:1 Honest:3 Lightpulsar Dragon:3 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress:1 Night Assailant:2 Plaguespreader Zombie:1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon:2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter:2 Tour Guide from the Underworld:2 Tragoedia:1 Allure of Darkness:1 Charge of the Light Brigade:1 Dark Hole:2 Mystical Space Typhoon:1 Return from the Different Dimension:1 Sixth Sense[/ccDeck] Aside from the Malicious copies, this looks Read more


Hey readers, first up this week is Eric Hennig’s Battlin’ Boxer list: Monster: 16 1x Thunder King Rai-Oh 1x Masked Chameleon 3x Battlin’ Boxer Glassjaw 3x Battlin’ Boxer Headgeared 3x Battlin’ Boxer Sparrer 3x Battlin’ Boxer Switchitter Magic: 15 3x Pot Of Duality 3x Upstart Goblin 3x Mystical Space Typhoon 2x Forbidden Lance 1x Rank-up Magic Numeron Force 1x Book of Moon 1x Dark Hole 1x Reinforcement Of The Army Trap: 9 3x Fiendish Chain 2x Vanitys Emptiness 1x Compulsory Evacuation Device 1x Bottomless Trap Hole 1x Torrential Tribute 1x Solemn Warning Boxers are a cool deck that came out Read more


Hey readers, this week we’re going to start off by taking a look at Kumar Dave’s Skill Drain Aggro list: [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]2 Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon:3 Beastking Barbaros:2 Cardcar D:3 Fire King High Avatar Garunix:2 Mythical Water Dragon:1 Dark Hole:2 Geartown:2 Mystical Space Typhoon:1 Necrovalley:2 Onslaught of the Fire Kings:2 Pot of Duality:1 Terraforming:1 The Seal of Orichalchos:3 Trade-In:2 Call of the Haunted:1 Compulsory Evacuation Device:2 Dark Bribe:3 Imperial Iron Wall:2 Needle Ceiling:2 Skill Drain:1 Torrential Tribute[/ccDeck] This is an interesting list, and it’s similar to a deck we went over right after Tachyon came out earlier this year. Basically, Read more


Hey readers, this week we’re going to start off by taking a look at Ryan McGonagle’s Wind-Up Ruler deck. Ryan McGonagle [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]1 Wind-Up Magician:3 Wind-Up Shark:3 Wind-Up Rat:3 Wind-Up Rabbit:3 Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders:3 Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos:3 Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls:2 Card Trooper:3 Maxx “C”:1 Swift Scarecrow:3 Wind-Up Factory:3 Sacred Sword of Seven Stars:1 Gold Sarcaphagus:1 Dark Hole:1 Mystical Space Typhoon:1 D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation:1 Return from the Different Dimension:1 Sixth Sense:1 Raigeki Break:2 Vanity’s Emptiness[/ccDeck] This is definitely an interesting take on Wind-Ups. The concept is similar to Dragunity Ruler, where you play Read more


Hello readers, last week I was having some fun with Harpie’s Pet Phantasmal Dragon, but I left out the deck that makes it easiest. Harpies. To start off this week, We’re going to take a look at Kumar Dave’s Harpie decklist. Monsters: 17 3 Harpie Channeler 3 Harpie Dancer 3 Harpie Lady 1 3 Harpie Queen 2 Summoner Monk 1 Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite 1 Harpie’s Pet Dragon 1 Harpie’s Pet Baby Dragon Spells: 9 3 Harpie’s Hunting Ground 3 Hysteric Sign 2 Elogent Egotist 1 Dark Hole Traps: 14 3 Hysteric Party 3 Imperial Iron Wall 2 Icarus Read more


Hey readers, this week we’re going to start off by taking a look at TJ Hiles’ Morphtronic deck: Monsters: 17 3x Morphtronic Celfon 3x Morptronic Boarden 3x Morphtronic Slingen 2x Morphtronic Boomboxen 2x Morphtronic Radion 2x Morphtronic Remoten 1x Effect Veiler 1x Maxx “C” Spells: 13 1x Dark Hole 3x Morphtronic Accelerator 3x Morphtronic Map 3x Pot of Duality 1x Smashing ground 2x Mystical Space Typhoon Traps: 10 1x Compulsory 2x Feindish Chain 2x Mirror Force 1x Warning 1x Torrential Tribute 2x Windstorm of Equata This has always been an interesting deck to me. The Morphtronic theme has only a Read more


Hey readers, getting right into it this week, we’re going to start off by taking a look at Troy Carvale’s “Mono-Blue” deck. [ccDeck=”Main Deck”]3 Dupe Frog:3 Fishborg Planter:3 Flip Flop Frog:1 Mobius the Frost Monarch:2 Mother Grizzly:2 Nimble Anlger:3 Nimble Manta:3 Nimble Sunfish:1 Poison Draw Frog:3 Poseidra The Atlantean Dragon:3 Rage of Deep Sea:3 Ronintoadin:2 Skreech:3 Swap Frog:3 Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls:2 Treeborn Frog[/ccDeck] Yup, that’s the entire list. Just 40 monsters. Definitely somewhat atypical for a high monster brew, not only are there 40 monsters, but all of them are water to help maximize [ccProd]Fishborg Planter[/ccProd]. The card Read more