Composition Nightmare! (lock down 02)


If you have not noticed this yet you can cripple attribute and type composite decks with two specific cards, Rivalry of Warlords and Gozen Match. With these two cards combined you could cripple any composite deck, just keep your deck specific to one type and attribute. With Gozen Match you and your opponent must send monsters to the graveyard if you and your opponent control(s) more than one monster attribute. Rivalry of Warlords is the same way, only though the effect deals with monster types. As well I decided to throw in Imperial Custom as a sort of life insurance for these two continuous trap cards. 

I must say that these cards can cripple archetype decks for certain. To make an example The Six Samurai decks, Neo and Classical are effected by Gozen Match simply because they are composited of all six attributes: Water, Fire, Earth, Wind, Light and Dark. 

An example for Rivalry of Warlords is the Ice Barrier Deck. That deck is pure water, but in monster types Rivalry of Warlords hurts it. It ranges in monster types of Spellcaster, Aqua, Warrior and Dragon. 

To really put a crimp in your opponent’s plans the field spell, Array of Revealing Light helps out in the monster type region as well. When Array of Revealing light is activated declare a monster type and the monster of the declared type cannot attack in the turn it is normal, flip or special summoned. 

Lastly to use this these cards and not effect yourself, I would suggest for archetypes decks like the Blackwing deck that are composed specifically of dark attribute winged-beast type monsters. 

I hope this helps!


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Ice Barrier Deck

There are many really tough decks and some of the toughest are the water decks. The Ice Barrier deck is one of those water decks.

  • Strategy # 1 – Play the monster Secret Guards of the Ice Barrier, and with its effect Ice Barrier monsters cannot be targeted by your opponent’s monster card effects. Equip it with the equip spell card Mist Body and with its effect your Secret Guards cannot be destroyed by battle. Use Monster Reborn to special summon Dai-Sojo of the Ice Barrier from your graveyard to your side of the field in face-up defense position. Dai-Sojo’s effect states that Ice Barrier monsters cannot be destroyed by your opponent’s spell/trap effects. With this monsters you control cannot be destroyed by monster, spell and trap effects.
  • Strategy # 2 – Play the field spell card A Legendary Ocean and boost the  ATK and DEF of water monsters by 200 and downgrade their levels by 1 in the hand and on the field. Play the continuous spell card Water Hazard, and with its effect once per turn while you control no monsters special summon 1 level 4 or lower water monster from your hand. You special summon Defender of the Ice Barrier and with his effect monsters with a higher ATK than its DEF (of which is now 1800 thanks to A Legendary Ocean) monsters 1800 and higher your opponent controls cannot attack. For security equip Defender with Mist Body. Normal summon Samurai of the Ice Barrier and his new ATK thanks to A Legendary Ocean become 2000.