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Yu-Gi-Oh/Pendulum Update


Hey Exo, we're about a week or so into the format and I was curious if you could help me update my Rescue Pendulum deck? The elimination of  Skill Drain, Vanity's Emptiness, and Snatch Steal was a bit of a blow but it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Anyway if you can just help update my Rescue Pendulum to accommodate the loss of those traps that'd be great. Here's how the deck looks like since last we worked on it.

Rescue Pendulum 40
Monsters 15
3 Dragoons of Draconia
3 Lancephorynxus
3 Foucault's Cannon
3 Flash Knight
1 Dragon Horn Hunter
2 Rescue Hamster

Spells 18
3 Upstart Goblin
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
3 Forbidden Lance
3 Summoner's Art
2 Fire Formation - Tenki
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Fossil Dig1 Raigeki
1 Snatch Steal

Traps 7
3 Skill Drain
2 Vanity's Emptiness
2 Mirror Force

Hope you can help and I await your response.

I don't think this one's going to recover from that hit if I'm honest.
The main Floodgates left to counter Nekroz are Mistake, Rivalry of Warlords and Anti-spell Fragrance.
This deck can't play any of those.

you could probably go with a Trap line like this:

3 Mind Crush
1 Solemn Warning
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Skill Drain
1 Vanity's Emptiness
1 Ring of Destruction

8 in place of the 7 and Snatch Steal.
But that's the best you're likely to get.


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