Tuesday, March 6, 2012

[Deck Profile] Wind-Up Monarchs

You're reading right, folks. Wind-Ups and Monarchs.

I illustrated it for ya! Dat took long, goddammit.

A Caius, eating a rabbit, how funny!
And for the YCS Leipzig article. It will come soon.

So, let's start with the deck list!

Monster (30):
3x Caius the Shadow Monarch
3x Raiza the Storm Monarch
3x Wind-Up Rabbit
3x Wind-Up Rat
3x Tour Guide From the Underworld
3x Dupe Frog
3x Swap Frog
3x Maxx "C"
2x Treeborn Frog
1x Wind-Up Hunter
1x Sangan
1x Ronintoadin
1x Effect Veiler

Spells (10):
2x Enemy Controller
2x Soul Exchange
1x Pot of Avarice
1x Book of Moon
1x Foolish Burial
1x Monster Reborn
1x Heavy Storm
1x Dark Hole

Extradeck (15):
1x Stardust Dragon
1x Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Ally of Justice Catastor
1x Scrap Dragon
3x Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
2x Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
1x Leviair the Sea Dragon
1x Wind-Up Zenmaines
2x Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
1x Number 96: Dark Mister
1x Inzektor Exa-Beetle



Oh yes!

Ok ok, tell me about it.

The first thing you see when you look at the decklist is that we play a pretty normal Frog Monarch with the addition of playing with Wind-Ups. Now the question is, why are we playing with Wind-Ups anyway?

That's why I'm so confused in the first place. I'd rather play just Wind-Ups, tbh.

Well, that would be kinda boring. It's a cool deck, and I love playing it (speaking of Wind-Ups), but we came up with an idea how to produce an infinit amount of material for our Monarchs.

Ok, now, what's the combination you're talking off?

It requires some setup, but after that your fine to go. The setup is:
- Have 1 Wind-Up Rabbit ready to activate it's effect or in your graveyard, while you didn't use your Normal Summon yet.
- Have 1 Wind-Up Rat in your hand.

Now summon your Rat, and summon back Rabbit. Use Rabbits effect to banish Rat. Now your Rabbit may just die, while your Rat returns back each Standby Phase to provide more fodder.

With two Rabbits and two Rats you can even use them to summon a Rank 3 each turn.

(Unless you get Veilerd, obviously)

I still included 1 Hunter for the sake of having the possibility to do the Hunter-Loop.

Wow...wow...wow, ok. Erm, why do you still play with Frogs then?

Let's call it consistency reasons. With Swap Frog I'm still able to thin out my deck by some part. With Treeborn Frog I have another consistent material for my Monarchs. With Ronintoadin and Swap Frogs I have the possibility to search for Gachi Gachi. With Dupe Frog I can search out Swap Frog. And with Swap Frog I can bounce back Monarchs.

Well then, you try to use the full potential out of this deck?

Yes, this is the reason. You have possibilities to summon Xyz, you can use the Hunter Loop and you can summon Monarchs easily. It is somewhat a toolbox full of possibilities.

So people, this is the deck review for last weekend. This week we should have a Deck Profile on time.

And again, here we have a video from Trollvlogger to my deck profile.





  1. Is this even possible? Rat will return in defense.

    1. Yes it is possible:

      You CAN change the Battle position of a monster "manually" if it was returned to the field because of "Dimensionhole", because it does not Summon the monster (as long as none of the 3 exceptions apply.

      You CAN always change the Battle position of a monster with a card effect, even if any of the above exceptions prevent you from changing its Battle position "manually".

      So you can just turn it the same turn it returns to attack position and activate it's effect to turn it to defense position again.

    2. Im not sure about the changing battle position by its own effect, since u get rabbit with rat its in def, then banish-> rat was banished in def. so you have to get rat back in Defense and so u cant use rats effect.
      But yeah u can just change its bp manually, so it works. and it works great!
      by TrollVlogger

  2. It works

    The change to Atk to Defence is the cost to activate the effect, whilst the special summoning of a monster is the effect itself.

    The same can be used with Lyla of the Lightsworn.