Orcust Combo Vol.2

Volume 1 covered the basic opening using the minimal 2-card to start the combo.

In Volume 2, we will be covering the 3-card combos that extends into Borreload Savage Dragon.

 

Orcust Opening with Crystron Needlefiber

To bring out Borreload Savage Dragon, the combos goes into Crystron Needlefiber for Jet Synchron, before continuing with the standard Knightmare Mermaid combo.

This puts an additional requirement for the 1-card → Link-2 in that it needs to consist of a Tuner monster for Link Summoning Crystron Needlefiber.

Like the previous article, we will be using Armageddon Knight and Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson.

These combos would also work for many other 1-card → Needlefiber combinations, such as:

  • Deskbot 003‘s effect to Special Summon Deskbot 001.
  • Genex Undine sending Crystron Rosenix to add Genex Controller to hand. Banish Crystron Rosenix to Special Summon a “Crystron Token” and then using it to Link Summon Link Spider, whose effect will then Special Summon Genex Controller from hand.
  • Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince sending Atlantean Dragoons to add another Atlantean Dragoons to hand. Atlantean Dragoons‘ effect will add Lappis Dragon, whose effect will Special Summon itself from hand.

 

Combo 6: Armageddon Knight + any 2 cards

  1. Normal Summon Armageddon Knight.
  2. Armageddon Knight ① effect, send Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson from deck to graveyard.
  3. Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson ① effect, pay half your LP, target Armageddon Knight, Special Summon itself from from graveyard.
  4. Armageddon Knight + Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s FrissonCrystron Needlefiber.
  5. Crystron Needlefiber ① effect, Special Summon Jet Synchron from deck.
  6. Crystron Needlefiber + Jet SynchronKnightmare Cerberus.
  7. Knightmare CerberusKnightmare Mermaid.
  8. Knightmare Mermaid ① effect, discard 1 card, Special Summon Orcust Knightmare from deck.
  9. Knightmare Mermaid + Orcust KnightmareGalatea, the Orcust Automaton.
  10. Jet Synchron ② effect, send 1 card to the graveyard, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  11. Orcust Knightmare ② effect, banish itself, target Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, send Orcust Harp Horror from deck to graveyard, Galatea, the Orcust Automaton +400 ATK.
  12. Orcust Harp Horror ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck.
  13. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton ① effect, shuffle Orcust Harp Horror, set Orcustrated Babel from deck to Field Zone.
  14. Activate Orcustrated Babel.
  15. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton + Orcust Cymbal SkeletonThe Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche (Left EMZ).
  16. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ① effect, send The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak, set The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine from deck to Spell/Trap Zone.
  17. The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak ② effect, banish itself, add The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from deck to hand.
  18. Special Summon The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from hand.
  19. Activate The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine, Special Summon itself.
  20. Jet Synchron + The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots + The Phantom Knights of Shade BrigandineBorreload Savage Dragon (1st MMZ).
  21. Borreload Savage Dragon ① effect, equip Knightmare Cerberus, place 2 Borrel Counters.
  22. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton from graveyard.
  23. Galatea, the Orcust AutomatonDingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star (3rd MMZ).
  24. Chain 2: Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect, attach Orcust Cymbal Skeleton as Xyz Material.
  25. Chain 1: The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ② effect, target Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star, destroy it.
  26. The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots ② effect, banish itself, add Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from deck to hand.
  27. Set Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from hand to Spell/Trap Zone.

 

During the opponent’s turn,

  1. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star from graveyard (3rd MMZ).
  2. Chain 2: Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect, send 1 card your opponent controls to the graveyard.
  3. Chain 1: The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ② effect, target 1 card on the field, destroy it.

 

This 3-card combo creates 4 disruptions:

  • Borreload Savage Dragon negates 1 card or effect
  • Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star sends 1 card to the graveyard
  • The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche destroys 1 card
  • Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade negate 1 monster effects

By having a Tuner Monster to go into Crystron Needlefiber and an additional card for Jet Synchron‘s cost, this opens up the option to bring out Borreload Savage Dragon.

A key point to note is to Special Summon Jet Synchron from the graveyard before activating any Orcust monsters’ graveyard effects.

 

Combo 7: Armageddon Knight + any 2 cards

  1. Normal Summon Armageddon Knight.
  2. Armageddon Knight ① effect, send Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson from deck to graveyard.
  3. Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson ① effect, pay half your LP, target Armageddon Knight, Special Summon itself from from graveyard.
  4. Armageddon Knight + Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s FrissonCrystron Needlefiber (Left EMZ).
  5. Crystron Needlefiber ① effect, Special Summon Jet Synchron from deck.
  6. Jet SynchronRelinquished Anima.
  7. Jet Synchron ② effect, send 1 card to the graveyard, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  8. Relinquished Anima + Jet SynchronKnightmare Cerberus.
  9. Knightmare CerberusKnightmare Mermaid.
  10. Knightmare Mermaid ① effect, discard 1 card, Special Summon Orcust Knightmare from deck.
  11. Knightmare Mermaid + Orcust KnightmareGalatea, the Orcust Automaton.
  12. Orcust Knightmare ② effect, banish itself, target Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, send Orcust Harp Horror from deck to graveyard, Galatea, the Orcust Automaton +400 ATK.
  13. Orcust Harp Horror ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck.
  14. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton + Orcust Cymbal SkeletonThe Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche (1st MMZ).
  15. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ① effect, send The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak, set Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from deck to Spell/Trap Zone.
  16. The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak ② effect, banish itself, add The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from deck to hand.
  17. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton from graveyard.
  18. Galatea, the Orcust AutomatonDingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star (2nd MMZ).
  19. Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect, attach Orcust Harp Horror as Xyz Material.
  20. Special Summon The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from hand.
  21. Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star + The Phantom Knights of Silent BootsGalatea, the Orcust Automaton (3rd MMZ).
  22. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton ① effect, shuffle Orcust Cymbal Skeleton, set Orcustrated Babel from deck to Field Zone.
  23. Activate Orcustrated Babel.
  24. The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots ② effect, banish itself, add Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from deck to hand.
  25. Set Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from hand to Spell/Trap Zone.

 

During the opponent’s turn,

  1. Crystron Needlefiber ② effect, banish itself, Special Summon Shooting Riser Dragon from Extra Deck.
  2. Shooting Riser Dragon ① effect, send Maxx “C” from deck to graveyard, reduce its Level by 2 to 5.
  3. Orcust Harp Horror ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck.
  4. Shooting Riser Dragon ② effect, Shooting Riser Dragon + Orcust Cymbal SkeletonBorreload Savage Dragon (Right EMZ).
  5. Borreload Savage Dragon ① effect, equip Knightmare Cerberus, place 2 Borrel Counters.
  6. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star from graveyard (3rd MMZ).
  7. Chain 2: Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect, send 1 card your opponent controls to the graveyard.
  8. Chain 1: The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ② effect, target 1 card on the field, destroy it.

 

This 3-card combo creates 5 disruptions:

  • Borreload Savage Dragon negates 1 card or effect
  • Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star sends 1 card to the graveyard
  • The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche destroys 1 card
  • 2 Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade negates 2 monster effects

For this combo, Shooting Riser Dragon could be replaced with T.G. Wonder Magician to destroy an opponent’s Spell/Trap card.

However, due to the constraint of the Extra Deck space, most Orcust decks could only afford to run either Shooting Riser Dragon or T.G. Wonder Magician.

Shooting Riser Dragon is the preferred Tuner Synchro Monster due to its flexibility.

 

Combo 8: Armageddon Knight + any 2 cards

  1. Normal Summon Armageddon Knight.
  2. Armageddon Knight ① effect, send Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson from deck to graveyard.
  3. Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson ① effect, pay half your LP, target Armageddon Knight, Special Summon itself from from graveyard.
  4. Armageddon Knight + Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s FrissonCrystron Needlefiber (Left EMZ).
  5. Crystron Needlefiber ① effect, Special Summon Jet Synchron from deck.
  6. Jet SynchronRelinquished Anima.
  7. Jet Synchron ② effect, send 1 card to the graveyard, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  8. Relinquished Anima + Jet SynchronKnightmare Cerberus.
  9. Knightmare CerberusKnightmare Mermaid.
  10. Knightmare Mermaid ① effect, discard 1 card, Special Summon Orcust Knightmare from deck.
  11. Knightmare Mermaid + Orcust KnightmareGalatea, the Orcust Automaton.
  12. Orcust Knightmare ② effect, banish itself, target Galatea, the Orcust Automaton, send Orcust Harp Horror from deck to graveyard, Galatea, the Orcust Automaton +400 ATK.
  13. Orcust Harp Horror ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck.
  14. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton ① effect, shuffle Orcust Harp Horror, set Orcustrated Babel from deck to Field Zone.
  15. Activate Orcustrated Babel.
  16. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton + Orcust Cymbal SkeletonThe Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche (1st MMZ).
  17. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ① effect, send The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak, set Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade from deck to Spell/Trap Zone.
  18. The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak ② effect, banish itself, add The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from deck to hand.
  19. Special Summon The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots from hand.
  20. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Galatea, the Orcust Automaton from graveyard.
  21. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton + The Phantom Knights of Silent BootsLongirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator.
  22. Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator ① effect, shuffle Jet Synchron and Orcust Cymbal Skeleton.
  23. Longirsu, the Orcust OrchestratorDingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star (2nd MMZ).
  24. Chain 2: Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect, attach Orcust Harp Horror as Xyz Material.
  25. Chain 1: The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ② effect, target Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star, then use Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ② effect to detach Orcust Harp Horror instead.
  26. The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots ② effect, banish itself, add The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch from deck to hand.
  27. Set The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch from hand to Spell/Trap Zone.

 

During the opponent’s turn,

  1. Crystron Needlefiber ② effect, banish itself, Special Summon T.G. Wonder Magician from Extra Deck.
  2. T.G. Wonder Magician ① effect, target Orcustrated Babel, then use Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ② effect to detach Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator instead.
  3. Orcust Harp Horror ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from deck.
  4. T.G. Wonder Magician ② effect, T.G. Wonder Magician + Orcust Cymbal SkeletonBorreload Savage Dragon (Left EMZ).
  5. Borreload Savage Dragon ① effect, equip Knightmare Cerberus, place 2 Borrel Counters.
  6. Activate The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch, target Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star, Special Summon True King of All Calamities (2nd MMZ), attach The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch and Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star as Xyz Materials.
  7. The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche ② effect, target 1 card on the field, destroy it.
  8. True King of All Calamities ① effect, detach Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star, declare an Attribute.
  9. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect, banish itself, Special Summon Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator from graveyard (5th MMZ).

 

This 3-card combo creates 5 disruptions:

  • Borreload Savage Dragon negates 1 card or effect
  • True King of All Calamities prevents monsters with the declared Attribute from activating their effects
  • The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche destroys 1 card
  • Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator sends 1 linked monster to the graveyard
  • Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade negates 1 monster effects

Instead of Special Summoning Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator from the graveyard, Orcust Cymbal Skeleton ① effect can be used to Special Summon Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star to send 1 card to the graveyard.

However, Longirsu, the Orcust Orchestrator ① effect can be used to shuffle Crystron Needlefiber and another Orcust monster back into the deck. This puts both Crystron Needlefiber and Jet Synchron back into the deck for another use.

Optimally just leave Orcust Cymbal Skeleton in the graveyard first and then only activate it when the situation calls for it.

 

Conclusion

Combo 6 is the most standard combo as it has the lowest requirement of running Jet Synchron, Crystron Needlefiber and Borreload Savage Dragon.

Combo 7 requires an additional Shooting Riser Dragon to end with another Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade and Galatea, the Orcust Automaton.

Shooting Riser Dragon‘s effect could send Level 3 monsters such as Orcust Cymbal Skeleton, The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak or The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots, and their graveyard effect could be used on the next turn.

As that would cause Shooting Riser Dragon‘s Level by to become 4, using The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine would still enable it to Synchro Summon Borreload Savage Dragon.

Combo 8 is the ultimate combo that locks out your opponent, but it is largely outdated because it requires running sub-optimal cards like The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch and T.G. Wonder Magician.

A second Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade is heavily preferred as it is very useful against the top decks in the current OCG 2019.01 competitive scene.

Against Salamangreat, Fog Blade hits Salamangreat Gazelle and Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf.

Against Sky Striker, Fog Blade hits Sky Striker Ace – Kagari and Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku.

Against Orcust mirror match, Fog Blade hits Knightmare Mermaid and The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche.

This is the end of our Orcust combo series.

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3 Responses

  1. Stefan0xff says:

    Shooting Riser Dragon sending Maxx “C” to the GY: 200 IQ…

  2. Adrian Loo says:

    Combo 7 error? 22. Galatea, the Orcust Automaton ① effect, shuffle Orcust Harp Horror, set Orcustrated Babel from deck to Field Zone. Instead of orcust harp horror did you mean orcust cymbal skeleton?

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