Thursday, September 20, 2012

Deck Dissection: The Destroyer

Hi guys. I felt bored in the office, so I decided to give you another deck to try out once BT-08 is out this Saturday. BT-08 gives us a plethora of new Dimension Police supports, since they got their major update back in BT-04, when the Enigmans debuted. One of them, without any further explanations needed, is of course, Great Daiyusha. With a combination of both a Limit Break skill and a Crossride skill, DP might be the new meta this upcoming season.

However, there's another thing that caught my eye besides Great Daiyusha, and I think this deck really has potential. The thing that I'm talking about is the Zeal series. Compared to a no-brainer deck like Dimension Robos, Zeal needs a bit more setup and flair to use, because it require a very good sense of timing on when you are able to launch a devastating assault. And as usual, here's my take on the deck:

Grade 0
Larva Beast, Zeal x1 (FV)
Guide Dolphin x4 (Stand)
Cosmo Fang x4 (Stand)
Army Penguin x4 (Draw)
Justice Rose x4 (Heal)

Grade 1
Eye of Destruction, Zeal x4
Diamond Ace x4
Glory Maker x2
Karenloid Daisy x4

Grade 2
Devourer of Planets, Zeal x4
Twin Order x4
Operator Girl, Mika x3

Grade 3
Galaxy Super Beast, Zeal x4
Miracle Beauty x4

This is a very unique deck compared to other types out there. Usually Vanguard is all about increasing your own power to hit harder, and Dimension Police, barring the Dimension Robo series, is usually lacking in power. So to make up for this, they decided to give a Ride Chain that reduces your the power of your opponent's Vanguard instead, making your units easier to land a hit on them. And explanations of the deck below:

Grade 0


Larva Beast, Zeal is the starter for this deck. Similar to all other 4k Ride Chain starters, Zeal allows you to search for the G2 or G3 Zeal from the top 7 cards of your deck when you ride the G1 Zeal on top of it. Otherwise, you'll get a free unit on the field.

As for the trigger lineup, I chose to play more Stands because I wanted to exploit the advantage given by Zeal's power reduction skill. Compared to Criticals, Stands in this deck is way more effective because you can still pile on the pressure with multiple attacks that require at least 10-15k worth of shields just to prevent from taking damage.

Grade 1
Being part of the chain, Eye of Destruction, Zeal is a must at 4x. Not only because of that, but because Zeal also has a triggered skill when the G2 is ridden on top of the G1, which I'll explain later. The rest of the G1 lineup is quite standard, as DP doesn't have much choices unless you're going for Enigmans and Dimension Robos.


4 Diamond Ace is for the defense, Karenloid Daisy is also at maximum to further exploit Zeal's power reduction by making 18k power lines, which becomes from good to deadly when Zeal's skills are online. Glory Maker is also a classic addition, which allows you to have 2 different types of Limit Breakers in the deck.

Grade 2


Your show (or your opponent's nightmare) starts when you ride Devourer of Planets, Zeal. Upon riding, if you have the G1 Zeal in Soul, you can give a power penalty of -3k to your opponent's Vanguard for the turn. Let's assume you start 2nd, and your opponent's VG is a 9k (quite common nowadays). At this instant, it becomes a 6k weakling where you can force 15k shields just by creating 16k lines, which you can make easily. And also, G2 Zeal sets up for the G3 as well.


With the arrival of Operator Girl, Mika, Dimension Police finally has gotten a bit better in terms of card advantage. Mika is a Maiden of Libra clone, which allows you to draw a card upon landing a hit. And since you don't really use your Counterblasts before G3 and hitting LB, you can abuse her together with Zeal's power shrink by providing multiple threats for your opponent.

Grade 3
Finally the main 'MonStar' of the deck arrives. Enter Galaxy Super Beast, Zeal. This Zeal, upon riding, triggers the G2 Zeal's skill. When you ride Super Beast Zeal, and if you have Destruction Zeal in your Soul, Devourer Zeal's skill allows you to shrink your opponent's Vanguard by 3k again.


Not only that, Super Beast Zeal also has a very devastating Limit Break, where you can shrink your opponent's Vanguard by 1k per DP rear guard you have on field, which equals to a maximum penalty of 5k for the turn. And when you Ride Super Beast after you hit Limit Break, you can shrink their VG by up to 8k thanks to both Zeals' skills. Let's have a look at the maths:

13k VG -- 10k (-3k from Devourer Zeal) / 8k (Full field Super Beast LB) -- 5k (Double Zeal LB combo) Pain.
12k VG -- 9k (-3k from Devourer Zeal) / 7k (Full field Super Beast LB) -- 4k (Double Zeal LB combo) More pain.
11k VG -- 8k (-3k from Devourer Zeal) / 6k (Full field Super Beast LB) -- 3k (Double Zeal LB combo) Dying.
10k and below VG = Dead.

See the power of Zeal? Of course not all situations are as ideal as that, but still Zeal can cause a pain in the arse' for your opponent regardless whether you manage to do the combo or not.


The other half of the G3s is none other than Miracle Beauty. Why her? Because she fits perfectly in the role of 'rape' in this deck. I'm sure that you guys remember Beauty's skill, where she can stand the unit behind her when she stands. In this deck, she's basically a powerhouse shouting 'please throw all your hand cards' whenever she attacks with Zeal's LB on.

Hitting for 5 fully powered attacks when your opponent's VG is a weakling is fun for you, and not fun for your opponent. Since I can do it, why don't I do it?

So there you go, my harrassing-happy Zeal deck. I seriously wanted to try it out and see how good it is in action. That's all for today, and hopefully you guys can have fun with this deck once it comes out.

22 comments:

  1. 7k G2 VG -- 4k (-3k from Devourer Zeal) and (Full field Super Beast LB) -- -1k (Double Zeal LB combo
    You have VG?

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  2. I would like to propose an idea why dont u make a segment called budgetless decks ya know decks were we can use in byond so u would unleash full creativity and super pwnage on byond so yea plz consider and accept the idea hope u like it Thanks in advance
    ~Saty

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    1. Good idea, but technically every deck that I've posted here is kinda budgetless already haha... I think if I were to add in another segment, it should be 'Budget Decks' instead for those people that can;t really afford to get nulls and all the other ridiculously priced RRs and RRRs.

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    2. Well what i meant is that u can make this legendary deck that u has infinite budgets and also when are u going to post hybrid decks

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  3. You can't use Zeal's LB twice in one turn :D

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    1. Yeah I know, what I mean by Double Zeal LB combo is when you ride Super Beast when your Limit Break is online.

      Hence: Devourer Zeal -3 + Super Beast Zeal's -5k LB

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    2. Sorry to be a bother but does Devourer's effect persist until your next turn? I don't see how you can shrink the opposing Vanguard by 8k at once, the Double Zeal LB I mean...

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    3. Perfect chain ride - G2 Zeal's ability auto activates: -3k; LB: -5k.

      There you have it, 8k in a turn.

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  4. Hi Homura,

    I'll be visiting e@Curve to take part in the country tournament, on the 6th Oct. Perhaps we can share contact and meet up even?

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    1. Hello , although you asked Homura ,i'd like to meet up with you too :P .
      I am friends with Homura xD

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    2. That's nice. Me and my friend could certainly use the directions. Perhaps you could remember a method that we could and even communicate when we reach there?

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    3. I would be glad to help you with directions . I live very near to e@Curve and also know the place quite well . Perhaps we could add each other in facebook ? :)

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    4. That would be wonderful, thank you. How shall we go about exchanging our Facebook details without divulging it to the cruel and dangerous world of the public?

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    5. Hey there Morris. Glad to hear that you're coming for the tourney. Forgive me for my lateness in replying as I'm really busy with work currently.

      When you're over there, and if you managed to find Jamie, ask him to bring you to me, I should be nearby the area.

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  5. ...If you would build an Underground Beast, Magmalord deck or Enigman Cyclone deck, what would you use Homura-san? All I can put in is:-

    -For Magmalord, use Goyusha to superior ride Great of just Daiyusha, then ride Magmalord for immediate 8 souls.
    -Cyclone, use high power and recyclers... I think.

    Thoughts?

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    1. Magmalord isn't very viable now because its Megablast is almost near to useless as there's not much rear guards that has power of 5k or less, except for Starters and Triggers (and I bet you wouldn't wanna waste your Megablast just to kill those?)

      I'm kinda busy at the moment, but I'll try to come up with more content later when I'm more free. Stay tuned!

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  6. Hey, what would be your opinion on running 12 stands instead of 8 stand and 4 draw?

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  7. Still waiting here for the next post! Any thoughts on viable builds for Pale Moon/Dark irregulars post BT07?

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    1. I'm also waiting for my next post XD

      I think I've posted a Reijy build before, so you can actually refer to that. Alternatively, I can always try to come up with a Dark Lord of Abyss deck list for DI.

      As for Pale Moon, I need to playtest more because I'm not really familiar with it and I wouldn't wanna give inaccurate information to my readers.

      Give me some time, I'll try my best to post more.

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  8. Mika is useless in there. cb 2 for +1? I'd rather have g3 zeal's LB twice, thanks.
    Also there's a second way to run Zeal, with crits. This will usually pressure them to use up more cards since a trigger, or even getting two, will make the opponent's guards much easier.

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