Thursday, October 6, 2011

[Deck Profile] Steelswarm

ATTENTION DUELISTS! The following DECK PROFILE has been approved for ALL AUDIENCES.

Yes. This is it. This is Steelswarm.

Monster (21):
3x Steelswarm Girastag
3x Steelswarm Moth
3x Dark Grepher
3x Steelswarm Caller
3x Steelswarm Cell
2x Stygian Street Patrol
2x Steelswarm Scout
1x Dark Armed Dragon
1x Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

Spells (16);
3x Pot of Duality
3x Recurring Nightmare
3x First Step Towards Infestation
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x My Body as a Shield
1x Monster Reborn
1x Heavy Storm
1x Dark Hole

Traps (3):
2x Infestation Wave
1x Trap Stun

Extradeck (15):
1x Stardust Dragon
1x Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Orient Dragon
1x T.G. Hyper Librarian
1x Ally of Justice Catastor
1x Ancient Fairy Dragon
1x Black Rose Dragon
1x Avenging Knight Parshath
1x Dark End Dragon
1x Scrap Dragon
1x Colossal Fighter
1x Mist Wurm
1x Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Steelswarm Roach
1x Number 39: Utopia

So, Master, you've build another deck. What do you feature this time?

You start interviewing me without reading what I've...ah well. I'm featuring Steelswarm.

Steelswarm. Wut?

Yes. Those Non-Insect Insect-Like Fiends every Insect-Player hates.

They are pretty egoistic. They don't allow anyone to use their weapons.

Yes, yes I already know that, but I haven't seen any decklist that works.

Well. works.

Hahahaha. Funny. --------------- Noooot.

Okok. Well. I tested it. In real life. Since 1,5 years, since they are released. And I worked out this decklist until today. And god. Either you trust me or not, it's just the decklist I am using.

I'll trust you for now. Tell me about the deck. Gimme a wall of text.

Ok. Let's start with the monsters.

Girastag is LV7, can be summoned by using only 1 Steelswarm monster and has the effect, upon summon, to send 1 card your opponent controls to the grave and gain 1000LPoints. Yes that's right, you get a reward for sending their card to the grave. And it has 2600 ATK.

Then there is Moth. LV6. 2400 ATK. Upon summon, you can pay 1000LPoints to return 2 cards your opponent controls to their hand.

Those two are the monarchs we are using to disrupt our opponents field.

Seriously??!!...Those two are cool! Have we a good possibility to bring them out?

Yes. Yes, indeed. We have 3, to be exactly:

Steelswarm Caller, Steelswarm Cell and Steelswarm Scout.

Steelswarm Caller reminds me somehow of a very, very specific Reborn Tengu. It has 1700 ATK and has the effect, if tributed for a Steelswarm monster, that you can summon a LV4 or lower Steelswarm monster from your deck (even himself).

Steelswarm Cell is a Cyber Dragon kinda guy. The difference is, your opponent doesn't have to have a monster to Special Summon this. Summon Cell, tribute, Summon Moth/Girastag, profit.

Steelswarm Scout is there where it is at. It's a Treeborn Frog with minor differences. You can summon him at the start of your Main Phase 1, but you can't Special Summon this turn, if you did so. Maybe you have already mentioned, that you don't Special Summon very much in this deck.

So, Tengu, Cyber Dragon and Treeborn Frog especially for Steelswarm? Yosh!! But can't I use them in Frog Monarchs? Something like, Steelswarm Monarchs?

Sadly (or maybe Yay) no. They all have a special part that says 'They cannot be used as Synchro Material and can only be used as tributed for a Tribute Summon of a Steelswarm monster'.

Well, ok, we are talking about Steelswarm, so I can live with that. But yeah, cool. Anything more we should know about them?

Well. Yes. They are all Fiend and DARK, so we can use Stygian Streetpatrol to Special Summon Caller, Cell or Scout from our hand. Dark Armed Dragon is used to. Yeah. Well. Kill the opponent.

Let's talk about Spells and Traps. We have 2 special Spells and 1 Trap for Steelswarm.

First we have First Step Towards Infestation (weird name). Let's call it da FIST.It is a Quick-Spell Card, returns as a cost 1 tribute summoned Steelswarm monster and you get to draw 1 card. At first glance it looks like something completely stupid. But think about it, what is more cool then saving your Tribute Summoned monster from almost anything (bare Counter Traps) and then draw 1 card as a reward?

Well, ok. It saves from Bottomless and stuff. But does it save from stuff like Dark Hole or Judgment Dragon?

Yes. As already stated, it is a Quick-Spell Card, so you can just set it, chain whenever you want and be happy.

Then we have a instant +1 with Recurring Nightmare. It is a Normal Spell and returns two monsters with 0 DEF from your graveyard to your hand. And yes, you are allowed to guess. Every Steelswarm monster (except for Steelswarm Guard, filthy shit) has 0 DEF. So you can recycle your big Monarchs, Cyber Dragons, Tengus, even Treeborn Frogs, if you dare so.

Seriously what? +1 just be activating it? This is insane!

Then the last card to mention: Infestation Wave. It's a normal trap and just like da FIST it returns as a cost 1 tribute summoned Steelswarm monster on your side of the field to your hand to destroy one card on the field. It's just Swush Baaam.

Okok, I think I need to see a doctor, because I just got overwelmed by awesomeness. Anything else you want to say before I go?

Nope, that's all folks.

I hope you enjoy this deck, because I very do.



  1. Eeh, @MasterSephirot, you said 3 Scarrs instead for 3 Tourguides in my DW Deck is okay, or not?

  2. Well. Yes. It's just the OCG way of DW.

    But never forget, it's the same as Pot of Duality vs. Upstart Goblin. Yes, you can replace Duality with Upstart, but the replacement is never as good as the replaced card.

  3. Nice deck, really digging the Steelswarm archetype in general :)

  4. Wow, I was pretty clueless how to play these for their awesomeness.
    This helps a bunch.

    Too bad I only got 1 copy of each Steelswarm :\

    1. I'm pleased to help you, but this is the old version, we have a updated version here: