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Sunday, July 26, 2015

PG's Yu-gi-oh Decks: Dragunity Blue-Eyes

Kept you waiting, huh?

Seriously, though, it's been a while, hasn't it? I kind of got caught by the writing bug this morning and thought, what the hell, I'll do something for the Deck. And that something is... a new Yu-gi-oh deck profile! You're shocked, I know.

Back when Dragon Rulers were a thing, and Konami was still making money off of them, they decided to treat the symptoms rather than the disease by banning Dragon Ravine, which sort of sounded the death knell for the Dragunity archetype. But thanks to Dragon Ravine being at 2 (and the reprinting of Dragunity Knight Vajrayana) Dragunities are back and ready to rumble. The deck I'm presenting for you today is a fun little idea that combines Dragunity with the recent Blue-eyes White Dragon support. 

Competitive? Hell, no. Fun? Hell, yes. 

For those who don't know, Dragunities are an archetype focused on equipping themselves with smaller Dragon-type Tuners and making powerful Synchro monsters. They're probably one of the best Synchro engines of their day, and the release of Dragunity Divine Lance adds some additional consistency. Divine Lance is an Equip Spell that, once per turn, lets you equip a Dragunity monster from the deck, boosts the equipped monster's ATK by 100 for each Level star, and makes it immune to Trap effects. It's a fantastic card that really helps the deck out, allowing easy access to your Dragunity Phalanxes and Aklys when you don't have access to Dragon Ravine.

But we're all about combining old and new with this deck, and there's really nothing older in the game of Yu-gi-oh than Blue-eyes White Dragon. Kaiba's signature boss monster doesn't see much of the spotlight nowadays, but it did recently get some new Structure Deck support, and it does make for a decent draw engine with Trade-in and extra muscle in a dedicated Dragon deck. To that end, we're including the traditional three Blue-eyes White Dragons in this deck, along with two copies of White Stone of Legend and a single Maiden with Eyes of Blue. A great combo with this deck is to use Dragon Shrine to send a BEWD to the Graveyard, then send a White Stone to add another Blue-eyes to your hand. Then, Trade it In to draw two cards, and now you have two Blue-eyes in your Grave to summon back with Silver's Cry or Red-eyes Darkness Metal Dragon.

Other than that, the basic Dragunity core remains the same. There are any number of ways to get the Dragunity Tuners into the Graveyard and abuse Dragunity Dux and Vajrayana to make Level 8 Synchros for practically nothing. There's actually an OTK this deck can pull off if your opponent has a clear field, using Dragunity Arma Leyvaten and Dragunity Phalanx to make Trident Dragion (attacking directly three times with 3000 ATK is usually game). This version of the deck does have a copy of Dragon's Mirror for shits and giggles, so you can play FGD or the Blue-eyes Ultimate Dragon, although those are optional. It's not a very trap-heavy deck due to space constraints, so it might make more sense to dispense with Fusions and include either more defensive Traps or an extra Divine Lance, but that's up to you.

The fun thing about Dragunities is that there are so many ways to build them, so I had a lot of fun putting this together. Here's the deck list!

Monsters x19

Blue-eyes White Dragon x3
Red-eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Dragunity Arma Leyvaten
Dragunity Arma Mystletainn
Blackwing- Zephyros the Elite
Dragunity Dux x3
Dragunity Legionnaire x2
Dragunity Aklys
Dragunity Phalanx x3
The White Stone of Legend x2
Maiden with Eyes of Blue

Spells x19

Trade-in x3
Cards of Consonance x3
Dragon Shrine x2
Dragon's Mirror
Forbidden Lance x2
Silver's Cry x2
Dragunity Divine Lance x2
Dragon Ravine x2

Traps x2

Fiendish Chain x2

Extra Deck x15

Five-Headed Dragon
Blue-eyes Ultimate Dragon
Trident Dragion
Azure-eyes Silver Dragon
Crimson Blader
Scrap Dragon
Stardust Dragon
Stardust Spark Dragon
Dragunity Knight Gae Dearg
Dragunity Knight Vajrayana x3
Armades, Keeper of Boundaries
Thunder End Dragon
Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand

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