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Yu-Gi-Oh/Lightsworns April 2015


Hi Exo,

With the recent banning of the dragon rulers, I was hoping for your input into updating my lightsworn deck as competitively as possible. Advanced format, no budget limit.

My current deck is:

Monster - 35
3 Judgment Dragon  
2 Lightray Diabolos
1 Blackluster Soldier Envoy
1 Gorz
3 Dragon Rulers :(
3 Eclipse Wyvern
2 Black Dragon Collapserpent
2 Necro Gardna
3 Kuribandit
3 Raiden
3 Lumina
2 Lyla
2 Honest
1 Ryko
1 Garoth
1 Felis
1 Minerva
1 Ehren

Spells - 6
1 Charge of the Light Brigade
3 Solar Recharge
2 Monster Reincarnation

Side - 15
1 Star Eater
1 Leo
1 Crimson Blader
1 Black Rose
2 Michael
1 Yazi
1 Goyo
1 Dracossack
1 Big Eye
1 Master of Blades
1 Castel
1 Exciton
1 Honor Ark
1 Diamond Dire Wolf


Without Dragon Rulers I kinda feel that the current deck is just no longer viable - Eclipse Wyvern isn't going to be getting banished to by anything other than BLS really, so half the time you're just going to be banishing your win conditions...

I'm not precisely sure how Lightsworn's going to work. Perhaps a throwback to the way it was originally, milling the deck and using Beckoning Light to finish up with 3 Judgment Dragon:

3 Judgment Dragon
3 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
3 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner
3 Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn
3 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress
2 Necro-Gardna
2 Honest
1 Felis, Lightsworn Archer
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk
1 Jain, Lightsworn Paladin
1 Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior
1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
1 Lightray Diabolos

3 Upstart Goblin
3 Solar Recharge
2 Forbidden Lance
2 Charge of the Light Brigade
1 Raigeki
1 Soul Charge

2 Beckoning Light
1 Crush Card Virus

Which I think is a good starting point. May need Effect Veiler to deal with Valkyrus, though if you have a 2200 ATK monster then Felgrand can help you out there.

I'd give something like that a go, see what you think.


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