Nova Grapplers have obtained a reputation for rushing and dealing out massive damage both in the early and late game. One of the archetypes of Nova Grapplers are the Beast Deities, who specialize in restanding rearguard units with “Beast Deity” in their names and gaining multiple attacks through such a process. This is yet another overlooked deck that enjoys its capability of breaking the current meta by its potential to pressure the opponent through these multiple attacks before either player can stride. Here is the deck list:
Grade 4 Units:
4x Meteokaiser, Vic-Ten
4x Ultimate Beast Deity, Ethics Buster Catastrophe
4x Meteokaiser, Tribut
4x Righteous Superhuman, Blue Prison
Grade 3 Units:
4x Beast Deity, Azure Dragon
4x Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon
Grade 2 Units:
4x Beast Deity, Dragotwist
4x Beast Deity, Golden Anglet
4x Beast Deity, Jackalord
Grade 1 Units:
4x Beast Deity, Solar Falcon
4x Beast Deity, Max Beat
4x Beast Deity, Desert Gator
2x Beast Deity, Blank Marsh
4x Beast Deity, Rescue Bunny (Heal)
4x Beast Deity, Van Paurus (Draw)
2x Beast Deity, Bright Cobra (Stand)
4x Energy Girl (Stand)
2x Red Lightning (Critical)
1x Beast Deity, Riot Horn (Starter)
The deck works by using attack combinations from the moment the player get to attack. The starter, Riot Horn, is a reliable booster as it stands along with the unit in front of it as long as it is a Beast Deity for multiple boosted attacks. The grade one lineup includes Desert Gator as a 10K attacker, which supplies the player a way to apply early game pressure. This lineup also includes units such as Blank Marsh and Max Beat, which both have the potential to stand other units for even more pressure. Blank Marsh is able to supply such Blank Marsh is able to stand a unit with “Beast Deity” in its card name for the cost of one counterblast and putting Blank Marsh to the soul from the rearguard when Blank Marsh boosts a successful attack on the opponent’s vanguard. Max Beat is able to stand another unit with if Max Beat was stood during the battle phase for the cost of one counterblast with a card with “Beast Deity” in the name.
The grade two game is where the real fun begins. To begin with, Golden Anglet and Dragotwist are great targets for the restanding effects found throughout the deck. Golden Anglet gains 3k power whenever it is stood for more power on the next attack. This power gain can stack, meaning that the +3K power to Golden Anglet can keep increasing as long as he is stood over and over again. Even with this in mind, the power stacked on Anglet only remains until the end of the player’s turn. Dragotwist can use his ability to retire a rearguard that has power equal or less than his when he stands for the cost of one counterblast. To aid these units, Jackalord can use his ability to help them restand during the player . Specifically, he gains the ability to restand a rearguard with 3K additional power when he attacks, which can activate the abilities of units in this deck (e.g. Max Beat, Golden Anglet, etc.).
Grade 3 units and grade 4 units supply the player with more ways to restand Beast Deity rearguards and providing the player with multiple ways to finish off the opponent through the use of multiple attacks. Azure Dragon can stand two rearguards when it hits an opponent’s vanguard and the player discards a copy of Azure Dragon from his or her hand. Illuminal Dragon, the cross ride for Azure Dragon, can pay three counterblast when at limit break in order to stand two rearguards with “Beast Deity” in their names. For the cost of flipping over any unit in the G zone, Catastrophe can stand a Beast Deity whenever he drive checks a normal unit with “Beast Deity” in its card name. In addition to this, if there are two or more face up copies of Catastrophe in the G zone, the units that become stand due to Catastrophe’s skill gain 3K additional power. Vic-Ten is able to stand a rearguard and give it 5K additional power when it hits an opponent’s vanguard.
I hope you enjoyed this deck list. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to put them in the comments section.
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