Cardfight #71 sees us pit Leon’s Descendant Narukami deck against Brian’s Liberator Gold Paladin deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Descendant deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Liberator 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.
4 Sacred Spear Eradicator, Pollux (Critical)
3 Ionization Eradicator, Capnis (Critical)
1 Eradicator, Yellow Gem Carbuncle (Critical)
4 Eradicator, Dragon Mage (Draw)
4 Worm Toxin Eradicator, Seiobo (Heal)
Strides and G Guardians:-
4 True Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant “Zillion”
4 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Conquest Dragon
2 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VOLTAGE”
2 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VMAX”
3 Lightning King Spirit Emperor, Vritra (G-Guardian)
1 Sky Guardian Supreme Dragon, Bluwerke Dragon (G-Guardian)
- This deck only knows one thing. Hitting your opponent hard and restanding to power up your rear-guards. The old Dragonic Descendant deck is revived up to the G format with Zillion, but with it, some of the same old problems return back.
- Take for instance, the defining feature of Descendant, which its ability to restand, is also it’s most defining weakness. It’s a skill made useless when your opponent lets you hit on its first attack, so it makes you rely on Strides first until the right timing for either Descendant or Zillion to come out. It is something that, if Descendant had been boosted closer to when it was released, would be great for the deck.
- But let’s talk some positives now. Even though the boost for this deck came as late as it did, it is still a very good boost. Lightning Phoenix and the new Grade 1 Seiobo makes the deck more of a powerhouse than before. And while it may look Counterblast-heavy, remember that you do not need to use all of their skills. Run the numbers for that magic number.
- Even if it is Counterblast-heavy, the deck has ways to recover Counterblasts, through the Grade 2 Zuitan and the new Strike Slasher Dragon. The latter is a good support for Descendant, given that its two abilities favor the two states of a Descendant attack, on hit and on miss. Zuitan may be an old card, but any Countercharging the deck can do will help Descendant. That and good Counterblast control.
- All in all, Descendant is fun to play again with the new boosts it has. Combine that with what the rest of the G-BT09 set releases for Narukami and Descendant became fun again. Just remember that to use your G-Guardians abilities, you do need to fit in ways to bind your opponent’s cards, so that you can at least get a Thunderstrike 1 for Vritra.
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