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Written by CK
Friday, 16 April 2010 18:40
Plant Synchro Cat
Plants are amazing. They have the best recruiter in Lonefire Blossom
and the best equip card in Mark of the Rose. Soon they will have their
own version of Plaguespreader Zombie in Spore. This deck was born out
of the idea to search and fuel Mark of the Rose, which is done through
the use of Power Tool Dragon. The main deck Power Tool Dragon is used
in is Gigavise. This deck is much more efficient. It uses the Synchro
Cat engine in order to gain easy access to level seven synchros.
The deck generates massive card advantage by using the normal ways Cat
Synchro gains advantage but, also uses Power Tool Dragon's effect to
generate more plus ones. Mark of the Rose is Brain Control on
steroids. It takes the opponent's monster for either a tribute or
Mystic Tomato is the deck's catalyst. He sets up Mark of the Rose
while searching Sangan or Summoner Monk. The best opening the deck has
is to set a Mystic Tomato. Here is a combo that only requires a Mystic
Tomato and a spell card and protection (My Body as a Shield, Heavy
Storm, etc.[optional depending on if they set something).
- Player A is playing this deck. Player B is playing any other deck.
- Player A: Set Mystic Tomato. Ends turn.
- Player B: Summon a monster and attack to destroy the Mystic Tomato.
- Player A: Searches Summoner Monk.
- Player B: Ends turn.
- Player A: Draws.
- Player A: Send a spell to the graveyard for Summoner Monk's effect.
Search Rescue Cat.
- Player A: Send Rescue Cat to the graveyard for it's effect. Search 2 X-
- Player A: Synchro one X-Saber Airbellum with Summoner Monk for Power
- Player A: Activate Power Tool Dragon's effect, shows Player B 3 Mark
of the Rose. Player A gets a Mark of the Rose.
- Player A: Plays Mark of the Rose removing the Mystic Tomato and taking
the opponent's monster.
- Player A: Attacks for at least 3900 damage (add the monster that was
stolen). X-Saber Airbellum's effect discards a card.
- Player A: Synchro X-Saber Airbellum and the stolen monster for another
Power Tool Dragon and use it's effect. Get either a DDR, Mark of the
Rose, or Autonomous Action Unit as the situation calls for.
- Player A now has massive card advantage, field advantage, and life
That is just one of the combos that the deck pulls off. It makes lots
of aggressive pushes that require protection, that's why there are 2
My Body as a Shield and 1 Royal Decree. The Autonomous Action Units
are for Power Tool Dragon and are another way to steal monsters.
The Extra deck is cramped. This deck can throw out any level synchro
needed and since Power Tool Dragon and Arcanite Magician are needed in
at least 2s if not 3s. Mist Worm is great. It generates a lot of
advantage and is a good out to Gladiator Beast Heraklinos/Synchros
where destruction is not an option. When Trishula, Dragon of the Ice
Barrier comes out it becomes a good option. It takes out 2 cards that
are immediately affecting the game and one that might. Ally of Justice
- Decisive Arms is another good addition when released. It destroys
light decks and is a mammoth in attack power. The deck is gaining a lot
of options soon.
The deck has one major matchup flaw. Gladiator Beasts rip the deck to
shreds. They can kill the recruiters with Gladiator Beast Murmillo and
remove important cards with Gladiator Beast Retiari. In addition,
Gladiator Beast Heraklinos is a pain to deal with. The only real outs
are Ryko Lightsworn Hunter, Sea Koala and X-Saber Airbellum (if the
deck runs Sea Koala), Mist Worm, and Trishula Dragon of the Ice
Boundary (when released).