Light Hero Beat (Spells)

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Pot of Duality: Since the inclusion of this card in my deck, the consistency of my deck has improved a lot. It allows me to get to my key cards easier.

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Gemini Spark: This card is what makes Hero Beat decks that good. It is easily chainable, allowing easy pluses in advantage. I can also tribute my Elemental Hero Neos Alius when it is going to get hit by Bottomless Trap Hole or Dimension Prison, allowing my Elemental Hero Neos Alius to be in the graveyard for later abuse with Hero Blast.

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Book of Moon: Pretty much a staple in most deck IMO, it allows you to preempt your opponent’s synchro summoning and can protect your monsters from attacks.

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Mystical Space Typhoon: Also a staple, helps to get rid of cards like Royal Decree.

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Reinforcement of the Army/ E – Emergency Call: Helps with the consistency of my deck by searching out Elemental Hero Stratos and Elemental Hero Neos Alius.

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Monster Reborn: Staple

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Dark Hole: Staple

Light Hero Beat (Monsters)

Today I will be going through the monster cards in my Light Hero Beat Deck.

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Thunder King Rai-Oh:This card is really good this meta, with the ability to stop searching  from decks it can slow down Herald of Perfection and Machina Gadget decks significantly. Its special summoning negation effect can also stop the summoning of cards like Machina Fortress and Black Rose Dragon. It is the only card that can save me from the Cold Wave – Black Rose Dragon combo.

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Elemental Hero Neos Alius: A core component in this deck.As this card is the only target for my Gemini Spark and Hero Blast, it is very important for me to get this card earlier in the game, luckily it is easily searchable by Elemental Hero Stratos, Reinforcement of the Army and E – Emergency Call.

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Honest: This card is one of my few outs to monsters with high attack points, it can also take my opponents by suprise when they least expect this card in my hand. Its high defense of 1900 can also come in handy at times to block off some damage.

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Elemental Hero Stratos: A searcher for my Elemental Hero Neos Alius, it can also function as a Spell/Trap remover if I have one or more Elemental Hero Neos Alius on the the field.

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Gorz Emissary of Darkness: Gorz Emissary of Darkness is a really strong card, it can stop OTKs while allowing you to make a comeback with its Emissary of Darkness token. In a meta with Dark Hole and triple Black Rose Dragons, the probability of having an empty field while your opponent declares a direct attack is increased. The Emissary of Darkness token is also Light, which means it can be abused with Honest. You can also play mind games with your opponent by leaving your field empty, most likely he would be reading a Gorz Emissary of Darkness in your hand and would refrain from attacking you.

Keep a look out for the Spell section of this deck review tomorrow.

Light Hero Beat Deck

Light Hero Beat

Monsters: 10

3 Thunder King Rai-Oh

3 Elemental Hero Neos Alius

2 Honest

1 Elemental Hero Stratos

1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

Spells: 15

3 Pot of Duality

3 Gemini Spark

3 Book of Moon

2 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Reinforcement of the Army

1 E – Emergency Call

1 Monster Reborn

1 Dark Hole

Traps: 15

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

2 Starlight Road

2 Hero Blast

2 Solemn Warning

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Trap Dust Shoot

1 Mind Crush

1 Mirror Force

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Dust Tornado

1 Royal Oppression

Here is my the decklist of my Light Hero Beat deck, I will most probably be posting the explanations of the card choices I made in this deck by next week.

Lorong Ah Soo Tournament 28/08/2010

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Deck used: Light Hero Beat

Match 1: Shelton (KBK) OO
Game 1: Controlled him with Raiou and Solemn Warning.
Game 2: Was hoping for his Chimeratech Over Dragon to come out through Future Fusion, but he used Overload Fusion instead so I used Torrential Tribute on it, after that I did some beatdown with Raiou and Elemental Hero Neos Alius as and he could’nt do anything since he had no hand.

Match 2: Skye (Quickdraw Dandy Warrior) OXX
Game 1: Controlled with Raiou and other stuff.
Game 2: Got killed by Tyttanial.
Game 3: I think I got killed by Tyttanial again.

Match 3 : Sorry don’t know your name (Anti-Meta Gadgets) XOX
Game 1: He killed me with alot of monster removal.
Game 2: I stalled for quite a while with 3 Snowman-Eaters and soon our decks were getting thin, but I drew just the right cards to win.
Game 3: He had alot of monster removal cards again and I lost.

So, the results I had today were pretty bad and I should be posting my Light Hero Beat decklist tomorrow.

My Body As A Shield

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This card can stop the effects many of the new cards released from the banlist at the cost of 1500LP. It can stop Dark Hole and Black Rose Dragon. In some cases it may even be able to stop Starlight Road, for example if you summon Black Rose Dragon and activate its destroying effect and your opponent chains Starlight Road, you may use My Body As A Shield to negate his Starlight Road and continue using Black Rose Dragon‘s effect, destroying every card on the field in the process. My Body As A Shield can also negate and destroy Royal Oppression if the card is special summoning while on the field, for example when you summon Debris Dragon and activate its special summoning effect and your opponent chains Royal Oppression, you may use My Body As A Shield to negate and destroy Royal Oppression, allowing you to special summon successfully.

PS: Dear readers,I have read your comments and will be posting my new decklist for the next format probably on Saturday or Sunday.

Dark Hole

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Dark Hole has been banned for nine formats and it is now limited. With Dark Hole around, players will now have to play their monster cards more conservatively. This card is pretty much like a Heavy Storm for monster cards and will change the mindsets of many players. While the banning of Heavy Storm promotes overextension of Spell/Trap cards, the limiting of Dark Hole makes players think twice before overextending their monsters.

PS: To my readers out there, could you guys give me some ideas for my next post in the comments of this post?

Mind Crush

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Mind Crush is a very versatile card which I believe should be used in almost every deck, especially if it includes Trap Dustshoot. Mind Crush can hit almost all decks if they include Pot Of Duality, it can also stop decks such as Blackwings, Machina Gadgets and Herald of Perfection decks. You can use it to discard your opponent’s Blackwing monster card which he had just added to his hand through Black Whirlwind, Gadgets and Machina Fortresses and Herald of Perfection. You may also look at his hand if all legal copies of the declared card are not revealed to you, this ruling is further explained here http://duelistcodex.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/mind-crush/#more-330.