OCG 2016.10 with Red-Eyes

At the 46th Aichi CS with Hatti CS Individual Battle, Kuro-Shika (黒鹿) played with a Red-Eyes deck and finished in the Top 7.

While Blue-Eyes had dominated the OCG 2016.04 format, and Dark Magician had some minor appearance, this is a first for Red-Eyes.

 

Deck List

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黒鹿 @deer-ryo
Swiss Round 1: ABC XOO
Swiss Round 2: ABC OO
Swiss Round 3: D/D XOO
Swiss Round 4: Darklord XX
Quarter-Final: Darklord XOX

 

Deck Strategy

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  1. Activate Red-Eyes Fusion, send Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon and Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact from the deck to the graveyard to fusion summon Meteor Black Comet Dragon.
  2. When Meteor Black Comet Dragon is special summoned, trigger its effect and send Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon from the deck to the graveyard, inflicting 1200 damage to the opponent.
  3. During the opponent’s turn, activate Eradicator Epidemic Virus and tribute Meteor Black Comet Dragon.
  4. Trigger the effect of Meteor Black Comet Dragon, revive Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon.

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  1. During your turn, activate Dragon’s Mirror, banish Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon and Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact from the graveyard to fusion summon Meteor Black Comet Dragon.
  2. When Meteor Black Comet Dragon is special summoned, trigger its effect and send Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon from the deck to the graveyard, inflicting 1200 damage to the opponent.
  3. Activate Return of the Dragon Lords, revive Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon.
  4. Normal summon one of the Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon to have it become an Effect Monster.
  5. Attack with all for tons of damage.
  6. If the opponent is still alive, xyz Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon + Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon to special summon Red-Eyes Flare Metal Dragon.

This Red-Eyes deck is focused on crippling the opponent with an early Eradicator Epidemic Virus. With no Spell or Trap cards to protect themselves, the opponent is left helpless against an onslaught of Red-Eyes dragons.

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Depending on the metagame, Deck Devastation Virus or the new Shadow Spread Virus could be played as well.

 

Conclusion

 
In a metagame concentrated with ABC, Kuro-Shika seized the opportunity and built his Red-Eyes deck to beat ABC.

Chaos Hunter does quite well in preventing ABC-Dragon Buster from being special summoned, and it also has great synergy with the deck. Its trigger effect helps to discard Red-Eyes monsters so they could be revived later on. Being a Level 7 Monster, it could be used with Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon to summon Rank 7 Xyz Monsters.

However, the deck has an extremely linear strategy and does poorly against other decks.

While Red-Eyes is unlikely to be a top competitive deck for the time being, its potential to utilize the various Virus cards is something to watch out for.

The blue dragon brings victory. However, the red dragon does not bring victory; only the potential for it. But only for one with the courage to fight.

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  1. You do realize your first combo is an illegal activation and does not work? As soon as you play red eyes fusion it prevents your from doing any more normal or specail summoning so when you activate Eradicator Epidemic Virus and tribute Meteor Black Comet Dragon its effect to special summon WILL NOT GO OFF due to you activating red eyes fusion so you have empty bored with no protection?

    • Main Deck (40)
      1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
      3 Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon
      3 Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact
      3 Chaos Hunter
      2 Effect Veiler
      3 Maxx “C”

      3 Red-Eyes Fusion
      3 Red-Eyes Insight
      3 Allure of Darkness
      3 Return of the Dragon Lords
      2 Dragon’s Mirror
      2 Twin Twisters
      1 Dark Hole
      1 Monster Reborn
      1 Harpie’s Feather Duster
      1 Card Destruction
      1 Super Polymerization

      1 Return of the Red-Eyes
      3 Eradicator Epidemic Virus

      Extra Deck (15)
      3 Meteor Black Comet Dragon
      1 Metalfoes Crimsonite
      1 Elemental HERO Absolute Zero
      1 First of the Dragons
      1 Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
      3 Red-Eyes Flare Metal Dragon
      1 Number 11: Big Eye
      1 Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
      1 Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon
      1 Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon
      1 Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Blade Dragon

      Side Deck (15)
      1 Toadally Awesome
      1 Masked HERO Dark Law
      1 ABC-Dragon Buster
      3 Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries
      3 Lightning Vortex
      3 Cosmic Cyclone
      3 Drowning Mirror Force