Cardfight #66 sees us pit two of Dempster’s decks against each other. His Magus Oracle Think Tank deck, played by ZaCaptain, against his Fenrir Genesis deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Magus deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Fenrir deck, click here.
Take note that this build is one that is used for this cardfight. Changes may have been already made at this point in time by the owner. You are welcome to learn from this deck profile, if you are looking to build one, but we highly encourage you to build yours to fit you.
Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Dragon Destroyer Battle Deity, Kamususanoo
4 Lord of Guidance, Wakahirume
4 One Who Views the Planet, Globe Magus
2 Sunrise-on-high Godhawk, Ichibyoshi (G-Guardian)
1 Metal Element, Scryew (G-Guardian)
1 Dark Element, Dizmel (G-Guardian)
- Relatively speaking, the Magus deck is a psychedelic kind of a deck. What I mean by that is that with abilities like Circle Magus, Paisley Magus and Globe Magus, you can psyche out your opponent, depending on your body language and acting. And without them, you can do the Phoenix Wright thing and bluff your way through and hope you are right on the dot, which can happen more often than not if you remember what’s in the deck.
- But through the latter way, you have to be careful. Revealing the top card means it’s information your opponent also knows of. When you play the Magus deck, it does pay to make sure that you can turn the reveal to your advantage, such as, in the case of revealing a trigger unit, try and force your opponent to guard more than necessary for something that is not revealed.
- Globe Magus is a good stride for the Magus build, as you can use her skill at any time in the turn, even before the end phase and in the middle of the drive check. Use it to your advantage, especially when your opponent gives you a guard for one or two triggers.
- Most of the time, you will be sitting on Hexagonal Magus, thannks to a lack of access to more Pentagonal Magus. Pentagonal Magus is very helpful, when you can’t stride, and combined with the break ride of Hexagonal Magus, hitting her Limit Break becomes very easy. Just be sure your opponent forgets about it.
- Wakahirume is a complementary stride for the Magus deck, thanks to its ability to place any card in your hand on top of the deck. More “psyche” abilities at your fingertips. However, do note that her skill is an Oracle skill. You will need to have 5 cards in hand in order to use it, so plan ahead and make sure you got a way to activate her ability.
- Psychic Bird and Nebula Witch, NoNo may not be a Magus, but the draw power from them can help you get a card you need, especially if you managed to check the top card. They are literally there to help you get that needed card on top.
- Beyond the declaring of the top card for your skills, the deck is a very fun build, but it is quite technical, so practice and remember your card’s skills (and names) and you can enjoy it to its fullest.
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