Cardfight #84 sees us pit Leon’s Vanquisher Narukami deck against ZaCaptain’s Gavrail Angel Feather deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Vanquisher deck profile, we have it in this post.
If you want to check out what’s in the Gavrail 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.
2 Wildrun Dragoon
Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Conquest Dragon
4 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VOLTAGE”
2 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Dragonic Vanquisher “VMAX”
1 Lightning Dragon Knight, Zorras
1 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Voltechzapper Dragon
2 Lightning King Spirit Emperor, Vritra (G-Guardian)
2 Sky Guardian Supreme Dragon, Bulwark Dragon (G-Guardian)
- The deck may not seem like there’s much of a change from previous builds of Vanquisher. That’s because the new boosts from G-BT09 didn’t really add all that much to the deck. Cards like Chain-bolt Dragoon is still a staple, because of his ability to add one more additional bind after you’ve retired a unit, which in turn supports “VOLTAGE”‘s GB3 skill.
- But the thing about the new boost is that while they don’t add anything new fundamentally, they do give the deck some new toys to play with. VMAX provides a nice reward for you for clearing up his rear-guards and/or a dangerous threat to an opponent who tries to play an empty field against you. Trainee Monk also helps to let your Vanguard attack additional targets, and Martial Arts Dragon is a rewarding card to ride up if your opponent plays a rush style.
- Speaking of those that plays an empty field against you, this is the main reason why the deck build doesn’t drastically change. A lot of support for Vanquisher that helps you build up your Thunderstrikes require that you retire a unit and then bind that unit, which is very annoying, as it can stop you right in your tracks. Not being able to stack up your Thunderstrikes means that guarding with Bulwark Dragon useless, “VOLTAGE” not getting enough power from the Bind zone to become even remotely threatening, and the list goes on.
- My way around it is the multiple copies of Wildrun Dragoon, as it is one of few cards in Narukami that Vanquisher decks can use without needing to retire. They may choose to play an empty field, but there should always be a time when they have cards in their drop zone for Wildrun Dragoon to bind. It helps Vanquisher a lot, as achieving the Thunderstrikes you need for cards like Bulwark Dragon becomes easier. This doesn’t save the deck, but it does alleviate a lot of the limitations Vanquisher faces, and I can only hope that future boosts for Vanquisher refocuses on being able to shoot the Thunderstrikes without requiring that you don’t have to retire an opponent’s rear-guard first.
- In terms of play, while it is beneficial to have all 4 “VOLTAGE”s face up in order to make it easier for “VMAX” to activate his Thunderstrike 5. But In this build, the one that will kill better than “VMAX” is “VOLTAGE” himself. As mentioned, Chain-bolt Dragoon is a staple card, because he helps make your field hit like fully loaded trucks. Units like Voltage Horn Dragon, Rockclimb Dragoon, Vanquisher’s Stride skill and even Voltechzapper Dragon covers your empty field needs for VMAX, but if your opponent isn’t set up to be forced to take his 6th damage, the direction to go now is towards power with “VOLTAGE”. 25 cards in the bind is my highest record. Just imagine a dinky Voltage Horn Dragon now hitting for 84000 Power on his own.
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