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Yu-Gi-Oh/Herald of Perfection July 2013


Hey, Exo!

Could you build a Herald of Perfection deck that takes advantage of the Archlord Kristya lockdown? My favorite version of the deck uses level 1 normal monsters combined with the agents and Advanced Ritual Art to summon Herald and Kristya as early as turn 3, but I often lose when I don't get the pieces for the combo, or draw a hand full of mokey mokeys and mystic shine balls....

Do you have a better idea for how this should be built? I'm eager for something different while waiting for JOTL.

Also, out of Vylon, Gem Knights and Gusto, are any of those decks currently worth playing? Should I give them a go? They didn't seem to make much of an impact at all when they were released.


I'm not sure you really need the Archlord Kristya once you have Herald in the current meta. (I mean, you'd include it anyway because it's a semi-automatic win against Dragon, but it's not necessary to win)
I've just tried think of cards that can get rid of Herald of Perfection in Dragons/Spellbooks. I came up with Colossal Fighter/Red Dragon Archfiend for Dragons, and a Star Hall boosted Kycoo for Spellbook.
That's not a lot of cards, and the dragon half can be removed simply by summoning Freya.
The difficulty lies in actually winning the game after your herald locks out all your opponent's cards...
A combination build with Master Hyperion should help do something about that, though you'll still need freya in the end to keep blaster from running it over (as you simply can't afford to be using cards to negate dragon effects every turn...

For the agent build for this meta I think I'd try something like this:

2 Archlord Kristya
3 Master Hyperion
3 Herald of Perfection
3 Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands
2 Senju of the Thousand Hands
3 The Agent of Creation - Venus
2 The Agent of Mystery - Earth
3 Herald of Green Light
1 Honest
3 Mystical Shine Ball
1 Dunames Dark Witch
1 Gyakutenno Megami
2 Freya, Spirit of Victory

2 Advanced Ritual Art
1 Dawn of the Herald
2 Dark Factory of Mass Production
2 Preparation of Rites
1 Heavy Storm
1 Dark Hole
1 Monster Reborn
1 Book of Moon

I'd give something along those lines a go, see what you think.

As for the other 3, none of them are even remotely close to competitive. Most hidden Arsenal Archetypes aren't though (the only major exception to this are X-Saber and maybe con stellar).
Each archetype has its own issues that stop it being top tier - Gem Knights are far too inefficient with their fusions, Vylon relies too much on equip Spells, and Gusto just doesn't do much that other decks actually care about.
Vylon probably comes closest due to its abundance of Thunder Based support, ability to make Level 8 Synchros for Eradicator easily, and immunity to Imperial Iron Wall (Which would have to be played in the maindeck of any of these).

I'm not sure it would be competitive, but I can attempt to find and/or build a vylon deck if you'd like.


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