Light Hero Beat (Traps)

First of all, happy 1st of September. From now onwards, there will be no more Substitoad, Rescue Cat and Heavy Storm, set your spell and traps freely, however beware of cards like Black Rose Dragon and Royal Decree. Finally, the game breaking Brain Control has been banned. Now we will have to watch out for cards like Dark Hole and Monster Reborn.

Time for the Trap part of my deck review.

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Starlight Road: Even with Heavy Storm banned, this card can still stop other cards like Black Rose Dragon, Dark Hole, Torrential Tribute and Mirror Force.

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Hero Blast: Really strong in this deck, can easily net you a +1 in terms of card advantage. It also has high synergy with Gemini Spark.

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Solemn Warning: Mostly to control the field, can negate the summons of opposing Blackwings or Gemini monsters, preventing your opponent from activating Icarus Attack and Gemini Spark respectively.

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Trap Dust Shoot: Although many players have decided to drop this card from their main decks, I still kept it in my main deck because I believe that the advantage in terms of card knowledge this card brings is too good for it to be removed. However, when facing spell/trap heavy decks I will probably side it out for something else.

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Mind Crush: Really good when used in conjuction with Trap Dust Shoot, it can also be good against any deck that mains Pot of Duality.

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Dust Tornado: For some extra spell/trap removal other than Mystical Space Typhoon.

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Royal Oppression: Special summoning negation is really useful against Debris Dragon based decks and Herald of Perfection decks.

Mirror Force/Torrential Tribute/Bottomless Trap Hole/Solemn Judgment: Staples

Also, do you guys think I should keep the pictures or remove them. Because I find them pretty messy and they could make reading my posts a hassle with all the scrolling.

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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.