The Speed of a Water Deck Unveiled!

The North American World Championship Qualifier is finally over! I want to personally say congrats to all 6 players who made it to the World Championship! I also want to say congrats to our article writers Jeff Jones and Josh Graham for making it to the top 64 of the event. They both deserve to win the chance to Amsterdam, but luck gets in the way of skill during this format. Jeff’s opponent made 2 misplays but the luck outweighed the skill in that match up. Josh also got the same fate with luck outweighing the skill.

Since the discussion still on nationals, this was the other deck I was considering on taking to nationals this year, it’s an OTK deck based around Fishborg Blaster. Understanding my point of view of this game is pretty important, I’m a very aggressive player, but I like to keep advantage on the field and in hand when I can, but I adapt to situations differently than most over average players. I take to the approach that people save their good cards for the end, well the end may be on the 2nd turn so keeping those cards in hand is not very smart against someone like me. I’ll show you a deck where you HAVE to set 5 backrows or have at least 2 answers ready to go all times in order to counter this deck. The only name I can up with for this deck is a Water deck. Here it is, enjoy!

Monsters 22:

2 Cloudian Smoke Ball

3 Genex Controller

3 Aqua Spirit

3 Cloudian Turbulence

1 Fenrir

3 Fishborg Blaster

3 Genex Undine

3 Swap frog

1 Treeborn Frog

Spells 16:

1 Dark Hole

2 Double Summon

1 Foolish Burial

1 Giant Trunade

1 Monster Reborn

2 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 One for One

2 Pot of Avarice

2 Salvage

3 Upstart Goblin

Traps 2:

1 Solemn Warning

1 Solemn Judgment

Extra deck 15:

3 Formula Synchron

1 Armory Arm

1 Ally of justice Catastor

3 T.G. Hyper Librarian

1 Gaia Knight the Force of Earth

1 Brionac Dragon of the ice Barrier

1 Black Rose Dragon

1 Scrap Dragon

1 Stardust Dragon

1 Trishula Dragon of the ice Barrier

1 T.G. Halberd Cannon

This is not a deck you can simply pick up in no time, it takes at least a few days to learn all the combos and plays you can possibly do in this deck. The one reason why I didn’t play this deck is because everyone is main decking or side decking so many answers to this type of deck.

The main goal of this deck is to send Fishborg Blaster to the graveyard. The next piece of the puzzle requires you to have  2 Aqua Spirits or 1 Cloudian Turbulence + 1 Aqua Spirit. The way to go off is to normal summon your Cloudian Turbulence, then remove the counter it gets to special summon a cloudian smoke ball to the field. By discarding 1 card out of your hand for Fishborg Blaster’s effect, you special summon it back and synchro with Cloudian Turbelence (4+1=5) into T.G. Hyper Librarian. Next up, you remove turbulence out of your graveyard to special summon Aqua Spirit, and since you still have a level 3 or lower water monster on the field (Smoke Ball) you can discard for Fishborg Blaster’s effect to bring it back and synchro with the Aqua Spirit (4+1=5) to make a 2nd T.G. Hyper Librarian and you draw 1 card. Your field will consist of 2 T.G. Hyper Librarian and Cloudian smoke ball. Discard the card you draw off Librarian to bring back fishborg blaster, and synchro the Smoke Ball and the Fishborg Blaster to make Formula Synchron to draw 3 cards. Now you can synchro into T.G. Halberd Cannon, or make Black Rose Dragon and draw 1 card on top of the 3 cards you’ve already drawn, what a turn and it all depends on the scenario! This combo isn’t too difficult to pull off, just do everything you can to send fishborg blaster to the graveyard first. If this combo goes off, your opponent is at a disadvantage by 3 cards already. Adding Pot of Avarice, Solemn Warning, or Solemn Judgment to your scenario makes it an impossible win for the opponent. Always aim for a combo similar to this when going off with this deck.

Double summon is very important in this deck, as genex undine can dump away fishborg, while allowing you to summon your Cloudian Turbulence, or if they negate your summon with Solemn Warning, just summon another Cloudian Turbulence.

The 3 Genex Controllers in there to make sure you send water monsters to the grave, when I played with 2, I always drew them both,  I still draw 2 of them but now I can still send a Fishborg and make all 3 of the Controllers live.

Fenrir is just another Aqua Spirit, but you can Salvage it back to your hand unlike Aqua Spirit, remember that Salvage is for 2 monsters that are 1500 atk or less.

You may be thinking what Swap Frog and Treeborn Frog are in there for. Mostly it’s to bait out moves they might have, you have to make your opponent waste their cards on something let it be the frogs! Treeborn is not entirely useless, so don’t take it too much out of context. Treeborn can be the substitute for Cloudian Smoke Ball, and an Aqua Spirit can be the substitute for Cloudian Turbulence.

This deck is speedy and can normally go off on the 2nd turn, it’s a deck that’s made to win game 1s but if you plan to use this in a bigger event be ready to side an entire 15 card side deck in every game because this combo like infernities is completely shut down by many different cards.

If you have any more questions or don’t understand some card choices be sure to leave a comment below or message me on youtube, facebook, or email.

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Alter Reality Article Writer,

Kevin Silva