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Monday, August 29, 2011

Deck Construction: Fiend Comedian is No Joke

A random card popped into my head, and as I usually do, I started thinking of ways to use it in a deck. That card is an old trap from Legacy of Darkness, Fiend Comedian.

Fiend Comedian
Trap Card
Toss a coin and call it. If you call it right, all of your opponent's cards in the Graveyard are removed from play immediately. If you call it wrong, send a number of cards equal to the number of cards in your opponent's Graveyard from your Deck to your Graveyard.

In the upcoming format, this card's first effect looks amazing. You banish your opponent's entire Graveyard. That means your opponent will have a hard time summoning their Judgment Dragon, Black Luster Soldier, or Master Hyperion. One of the best things about this card is that it's chainable, so if your opponent activates any card that targets or effects a card in the grave, they lose out big time.

At first look, risk outweighs the reward. What happens if you mill through most of your deck? Well I'll answer that question with another: What deck thrives on milling? Lightsworns, of course! There are several ways to retrieve your important monsters, such as Beckoning Light and Monster Reincarnation, so going through multiple JDs or your BLS shouldn't be a problem. 

I'm going to go backwards this time and list the Trap cards first. I usually don't like to max out on cards that aren't guaranteed to help, but for the sake of testing, we'll use 3 Fiend Comedian. With so much potential milling, we'll also have 3 Beckoning Light.
As for Spell Cards, we'll include the usual staples and Lightsworn support. A single Monster Reincarnation should suffice since we have 3 Beckoning Light as well.
That's 19 cards so far, but since we'll be milling so much, we can go a little over 40. The monster line-up is pretty standard, except for the Wulfs. I usually don't like the inconsistencies that card brings, but it can be Special Summoned if milled off Fiend Comedian, so we'll max on it. I've also cut out Ryko altogether because it seems a bit too slow for this deck.
And there it is. 45 cards of fast milling, Special Summoning, hinder your opponent sackiness. Trimming it down to 40-42 cards would probably make it more effective, but that's what testing is for. Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. I do think that running 3 copies of both Fiend Comedian and Beckoning Light is a bit much, but I think that deck may actually be viable! I agree also that Ryko probably isn't a good fit for that deck. Good luck with it.