Posted by : Abdalaziz al-shammari Apr 14, 2010
As we count down the days to the 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship in Edison, New Jersey, one of the top new Decks to keep an eye on is Quickdraw Dandywarrior! This Yusei-inspired strategy packs Quickdraw Synchron and Debris Dragon, Tuning them to Dandylion and its Fluff Tokens to unleash big Synchro Monsters. Strong defense, easy Tribute Summons, and plenty of cool plays make this Deck a serious competitor, so let’s take a look at how it works.
Quickdraw Synchron takes center stage in starting up this Deck’s best combos. By sending Dandylion from your hand to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon Quickdraw Synchron plus two Fluff Tokens (from the effect of Dandylion). From there, you can Tune Quickdraw to a Fluff Token to Synchro Summon Turbo Warrior or Drill Warrior.
Turbo Warrior halves the ATK of Level 6 and higher Synchro Monsters when it attacks them, making it easy to defeat bigger monsters like Goyo Guardian in battle. Its second effect protects it from the effects of Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and Gladiator Beasts. It can’t even be targeted by the effects of Gladiator Beast Murmillo or Gladiator Beast Gyzarus!
Drill Warrior is different – its first effect lets you avoid battle completely, halving Drill Warrior’s ATK but letting it attack directly for the turn. Its second effect lets you discard a card and remove Drill Warrior from play – it comes back in your next Standby Phase. Here’s why that’s really good for you:
-If your opponent controls a bigger monster, removing the Warrior from play will keep it safe from battle.
-If you halved Drill Warrior’s ATK for its first effect, it’ll return to the field with its original 2400 Attack Points.
-When Drill Warrior returns, you can put any monster in your Graveyard back in your hand. Because the last part of the effect brings that monster back to your hand, your opponent doesn’t get a chance to respond to Drill Warrior’s Special Summon. That protects it from cards that most Duelists like to play, like Bottomless Trap Hole or Torrential Tribute.
The best part is that if you discard Dandylion to remove Drill Warrior, you’ll Special Summon two Fluff Tokens. The Tokens will protect you from attacks, and monsters like Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame and Flamvell Firedog won’t get their effects if they destroy your Tokens. When Drill Warrior comes back, you can return Dandylion to your hand. Keep discarding the same Dandylion each turn, and you can score plenty of Fluff Tokens to use for Synchro and Tribute Summons. Here are the cards that usually go in this Deck:
Tytannial, Princess of Camellias
Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter
Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind
Caius the Shadow Monarch
Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
Pot of Avarice
Charge of the Light Brigade
Mystical Space Typhoon
Book of Moon
Bottomless Trap Hole
Red Dragon Archfiend
Black Rose Dragon
Ancient Fairy Dragon
Iron Chain Dragon
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Ally of Justice Catastor
This Deck does most of its attacking with Caius the Shadow Monarch, and Synchro Monsters Summoned with Quickdraw Synchron and Debris Dragon. All three monsters use Dandylion and its Fluff Tokens to set up big attacks, so you want to get Dandylion to your hand or Graveyard as fast as you can. You can do that in lots of different ways:
-Foolish Burial will send Dandylion straight to the Graveyard, Special Summoning 2 Fluff Tokens.
-Lonefire Blossom can Special Summon Dandylion to the field.
-Sangan can search Dandylion and add it to your hand.
-Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and Charge of the Light Brigade can send Dandylion from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard.
Ryko is especially useful, because it can destroy big monsters, clear away Set cards, or get rid of Royal Oppression. Lonefire Blossom can also unleash Tytannial, Princess of Camellias, too: she’s a 2800 ATK monster that uses Plant-Type monsters (like your Fluff Tokens) to negate your opponent’s card effects. As a bonus, filling your Graveyard with monsters sets up Pot of Avarice. It lets you draw extra cards, and it recycles Tuner monsters so you can keep Synchro Summoning.
The plan is to Summon Drill Warrior, use it to start your Dandylion combos, and then Summon another big monster each turn – a Synchro Monster or Caius. Your opponent’s going to have a hard time surviving the dual-threat of Drill Warrior and another big attacker. Remember, Quickdraw Synchron and its Synchro Material Monsters can all be Special Summoned, so sometimes the smart move will be to Normal Summon Debris Dragon or Caius first to draw out a defensive card, then immediately follow up with Quickdraw Synchron and a Synchro Summon while the field is clear.
One of the coolest things about this Deck is that you can build it so many different ways. We’re going to see a lot of different versions in Edison, including the following tweaks:
-Different Tribute Monsters: Raiza the Storm Monarch, Light and Darkness Dragon, Prime Material Dragon, and Jinzo are all useful.
-Cyber Valley: You can remove this monster and a Fluff Token from the Duel to draw 2 cards.
-Mystic Tomato: You can Special Summon it with Lonefire Blossom and use its effect to Special Summon monsters like Sangan and Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind. It also gives you an extra monster in your Graveyard to put back in the Deck with Pot of Avarice.
-More Plants! Cards like Lord Poison and Pollinosis can help you get the most out of Dandylion.
-Enemy Controller: With plenty of Fluff Tokens around to Tribute, Enemy Controller can block attacks or take control of opposing monsters.
With so many different ways to build it, this Deck can be really unpredictable. A lot of competitors aren’t familiar with these cards yet: that makes it a great pick for any Duel, and a strong contender at SHONEN JUMP Championship Edison. Yusei Fudo would be proud!
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