I know I’m hyper late on the D/D/D Structure deck, anything on it. Let’s take a look at what’s new in the deck and what a build would look like now that the structure deck is out. Let’s jump right in, no filler. Let’s go.
D/D/D Dragonbane King Beowulf
This guy is really good. His effect is just Heavy Storm during your Standby Phase except it doesn’t affect cards in the Pendulum Zones or Field Spells. Usually, this won’t matter but if it does, it’ll be a downside. Since all the Dark Contracts start their own chain, you can activate Beowulf first. Do not forget that Beowulf gives all of your D/D monsters piercing.
Play one. Necro Slime can summon it out of nowhere.
D/D/D Cursed King Siegfried
You can use whatever Tuner you want, I like Glow-Up Bulb. As for non-Tuners, it’s usually Genghis+Kepler/Necro Slime or just D’Arc. You’re not going to be playing more than one Siegfried because the space is pretty tight but he’s easier to summon than Kali Yuga or Hope Harbinger and negates Spells/Traps, even your own. I do really like that Kali Yuga, Beowulf, Siegfried and D’Arc allow you to somewhat mostly bypass the damage from your Dark Contracts.
Play one. You don’t have space for more.
D/D/D Chaos King Apocalypse
There are some good D/D cards and some sweet D/D cards. This guy is sweet and only amounts to summoning a Level 7 D/D/D that doesn’t do anything. Yes, it’s a D/D/D and that matters sometimes and sometimes it being Level 7 will matter but between D’Arc and Alexander, you have more than enough Level 7s.
Play zero in a competitive build. More if you like the card and are okay with not having the best D/D/D deck possible.
D/D Savant Newton
Newton is a cool card. It’s not particularly good. You can play some amount if you want to get back stuff but there’s nothing you particularly want in your hand. I suppose Ragnarock if you have Swirl Slime in your grave.
D/D Savant Copernicus
Quick, who is Copernicus? Everyone was named after some historical dude. Who’s Copernicus? Wikipedia tells me that he’s the guy that proposed that we live in a heliocentric universe. Not quite right, but our galaxy is heliocentric. The art is even a little star inside of some thing. Copernicus is actually quite good and is just Armageddon Knight for D/Ds. You use the 0/0 Copernicus over Amageddon Knight with 1400 ATK because you want to be able to discard it to Lamia and trigger Genghis and Alexander.
Play at least two, likely three.
This is not a card a lot of people are high on but I really like Orthros. First, it’s a D/D you can pitch to Lamia or use to trigger Genghis/Alexander or banish with Allure of Darkness, which is always just fine. Orthros is not a combo piece, so you don’t really mind if you banish it. While the monster effect might come up once every hundred game when you take damage, summon it, then trigger Genghis, the real reason you play Orthros is to destroy Vanity’s Emptiness. You can’t do anything about Anti-Spell Fragrance but outside of the Gate you don’t care about Anti-Spell. Okay, you do, you have a bunch of Spell Cards that get you moving and whatnot but Orthros is an answer to Emptiness.
This is the card we’ve needed for some time. It’s a Level 1 Tuner that revives itself when you want. We all know how those go, right? Glow-Up Bulb, Spore, Fishborg Blaster, and somewhat Mind Master. Those were all actually good, generic cards. Lamia is not generic but is quite good. You kind of need to play with the card to understand exactly how good it is.
Play three, no exceptions.
D/D/D Doom King Armageddon
I wouldn’t. He’s Level 8 for Trade-In if you run it, a DARK for Allure, a D/D for typical synergies and a D/D/D for those fusions but he doesn’t do much. A 3000 ATK body that’s semi-indestructible is cool, though.
Play zero. One if you’re into that sort of thing.
I didn’t think that this was new but that’s what happens when there’s a split in the TCG/OCG and this card was spoiled, like, 27 years ago.
Same thing about this being new goes for this one.
This is fine. Most lists aren’t playing any because it’s only on Normal Summon and you’ll typically use that for Kepler or Copernicus.
Probably play zero. I could be wrong.
D/D/D Supreme King Kaiser
I thought this another not new card. It is. He’s cool but I wouldn’t bother with it.
D/D Proud Ogre
Another card that is new and I thought it wasn’t. I would not be proud to be playing this ogre.
D/D Proud Chevalier
No thank you. Pass.
Cool, not seeing any play. Play it if you like.
See above. It’s neat that these are the D.D. monsters being recruited by the Different Dimension Demons.
Those are all of the new cards. Here’s a list.
I’m not a fan of the D.D. Crow. Copernicus could go to three, but it’s fine at two. I prefer Veiler over Ghost Ogre. Soul Charge is sweet but I’ve found it’s often dead or unnecessary. Playing Soul Charge is still respectable.
In the Extra Deck, I’d still include Wave Oblivion King, which comes up a small amount of the time and you have just enough space for it.
Here are my suggested changes. I didn’t top 8 a regional with D/Ds but I’ve played the deck and used my own brain to come up with these changes.
-1 D.D. Crow
-1 Ghost Ogre
-1 Soul Charge
+2 Effect Veiler
+1 Glow-Up Bulb
-1 Coral Dragon
+Ally of Justice Catastor
+Wave Oblivion King
-2 Anti-Spell Fragrance
+1 Ghost Ogre
+1 Book of Eclipse
I don’t like the one-of Crow in the main and would prefer both it and Ghost Ogre just be Veiler. Veiler is worse against ABC but I like it better against D/Ds, flavors of Metalfoes and then Zoodiacs. Soul Charge is often unnecessary or you don’t see it. I don’t have a problem with the one copy. Bulb is just a sweet card that you can Normal Summon after turn one to do things with, pitch or summon with One for One or dump straight with Foolish Burial. It’s kind of a second Lamia that doesn’t trigger Genghis/Alexander and can’t make Alexander.
I actively dislike going through the effort to summon Tzolkin, which requires Coral Dragon and Genghis. Possible, yes but probably not the best play. All you get out of it is Crystal Wing, which is an amazing card, though. Ally of Justice Catastor is just a generic Level 5 that I can make with Copernicus and Lamia in turns where that comes up, which is fairly often. Coral Dragon doesn’t come up much for me but Level 5 does.
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