Cardfight #102 sees us pit ZaCaptain’s Chronofang Gear Chronicle deck against Dempster’s Oracle Oracle Think Tank deck.
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4 Night-barking Gear Tabby (Critical)
4 Pulsar, Thruster Bison (Critical)
3 Pulsar Tamer, Mara (Stand)
1 Steam Battler, Ur-Watar (Stand)
4 Time Etching Maiden, Uluru (Heal)
2 Pulsar Tamer, Hegardo
3 Pushing Advance Gear Tiger
2 Pulsar, Revolver Dracokid
3 Steam Lynx, Enme
2 Steam Maiden, Sanilar (Sentinel-PG)
2 Steam Scalar, Emellanna (Sentinel-QW)
4 Steam Lynx, Adad-apra
3 Steam Tamer, Nanni
3 Steam Lynx, Nadin
2 Pulsar Tamer, Manish
4 Chronofang Tiger
1 Chronofang Tiger G
2 Quick-accel Dragon
Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Metapulsar, Altered Dragon
2 Interdimensional Dragon, Bind Time Dragon
2 Chronotiger Rebellion
4 Chronotiger Gear Glare
1 Metapulsar, Mystery-freeze Dragon
1 Interdimensional Dragon, Beyond Order Dragon
1 Highbrow Steam, Raphanna (G-Guardian)
2 Retroactive Time Maiden, Uluru (G-Guardian)
1 Time Maiden of Eternity, Uluru (G-Guardian)
- First off, the aim of the deck is to rack up the binds so that you can get Chronotiger Gear Glare’s GB3 fully online as soon as possible. The neat thing about a Chronofang Tiger deck is that through Chronotiger Rebellion and Gear Glare, you have, at maximum guarantee, 6 chances to perform Quadruple Drive, so being able to take advantage of that by getting the binds up as early as possible would only benefit you for the mid-late game, especially if you have Rebellion available after burning through all of your Gear Glares.
- But of course, your battle instincts should not be ignored for formulaic turns. If you are short on the bind, going up to Rebellion or Bind Time Dragon first before Gear Glare is no problem, if you want to force your opponent to guard off a potentially dangerous Vanguard attack.
- Resource-wise, GBT12 did a lot to help give Chronofang a lot of recovery options, with Hegardo being one of the best for Counter Charging and Pushing Advance Gear Tiger for the Soul Charging. Not only that but if you get your binds going, units like Nadin and Adad-apra will reward you with draws and counter charges, respectively.
- I understand that this build includes a couple of promo cards like Altered Dragon and Quick-accel Dragon. They both help with building up the number of cards in your bind zone. (I managed to get 7 in the bind using both of their skills on my first stride)
- An alternative unit I can suggest in replacing Quick-accel Dragon is Chronofang Tiger G to fully guarantee you ride to a Chronofang Vanguard. Alternatively, any Grade 3 that can perform Time Leap from the rear-guard circle will work as well, especially if you have Ur-Watar or Night-barking Gear Tabby on the field.
- Metapulsar, Split Pegasus can effectively replace Altered Dragon. While I used to use Interdimensional Dragon, Warp Drive Dragon to help build up the bind count, Split Pegasus can help you out better with setting up your field on the first stride. Chronofang still suffers a bit with rear-guard presence, and with your new units from GBT12 making it easy to rack up the bind count on their own, you can easily reach 9 in the bind in time. While there isn’t a lot of them in this build, there are a good number of Zodiac Time Beasts in each grade that you can call out using Split Pegasus’ skill, some of which can help with the bind count, like Manish or Mara, or resource recovery like Hegardo.
- And while I’m on this topic, your Perfect Guards can be replaced with Pulsar Tamer, Arka. The fact that only half my triggers are Zodiac Time Beasts in this build is what’s making me weigh my options considerably.
- Metapulsar, Mystery-freeze Dragon may be situational at best, and at times you can’t really guarantee its Quadruple Drive, but what you can hope to count on is that you can stop your opponent’s hand size from guarding, especially if you know there’s Perfect Guards in there to stop and heal triggers to burn out his G-Guardians.
- And Interdimensional Dragon, Beyond Order Dragon, is just there to mess around with your opponent for some good fun.
- And yes, this is the exact same deck I used to fight Ishii Mark, the voice actor for Shindou Chrono in Cardfight!! Vanguard G, at Charaexpo 2017. If you wanna try it, it’s a fun deck I would recommend to anyone looking to have fun figuring out how to make a deck work and putting it in action.
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