Summon Steelswarm Mantis by tributing a face-up Steelswarm monster on your field. When summoned this way you can revive any Steelswarm monster in your graveyard. Since Steelswarm Caucastag can only activate his effect immediately after he was summoned, therefore he is just treated as a regular beater while face-up on the field. You can tribute Causcastag to summon Mantis, and then revive Caucastag with Mantis’ effect to get 2 beaters on the field. A situation you might want to do this is when your Caucastag is afflicted with a negative effect like Mask of the Accursed or Wall or disruption, so that you can remove them by resummoning Caucastag. You can also tribute Steelswarm Caller to summon Mantis. Caller will special summon a level 4 or lower Steelswarm monster from your deck, while Mantis revives Caller or any other Steelswarm monster from your graveyard.
Steelswarm Caucastag is the big boss monster of this deck with the ability to clear all spell/trap cards or all monsters except himself from the field when he is summoned. The easiest way to summon him is by using Steelswarm Genome as tribute, he will count as 2 Steelswarm tributes meaning you will still be able to activate Caucastag’s effect. Another way to summon him is by swarming the field with Mantis and Caller’s combo, but keep in mind if you choose to destroy all monsters that it would also destroy any monsters you control except Caucastag. Choosing whether to destroy all monsters or spell/trap cards depends on the deck and situation you are facing, but usually destroying all monsters would be the better choice, like when dueling Sylvan decks.
When tributed to summon a Steelswarm monster, Steelswarm Caller special summons a level 4 or lower Steelswarm monster from your deck. Steelswarm Genome counts as 2 tributes for the summoning of a Steelswarm monster, but has terrible stats and must be tributed into Caucastag as soon as you can. You can combo by tributing Caller for Steelswarm Mantis to swarm your field with monsters. With Caller’s effect special summon Steelswarm Genome from your deck to prepare for Caucastag’s summoning. If summoned after this combo, it might be preferable to activate Caucastag’s backrow destruction effect.
Since all Steelswarm monsters in this deck have 0 defense, Recurring Nightmare is able retrieve any 2 monsters from the grave. Keep in mind if you want to tribute summon Mantis, you want your powerful Steelswarm monster in the graveyard to revive.
Use Escalation of the Monarchs to gain an extra tribute summon every turn, you can also activate this effect to summon during your opponent’s turn. Summon Steelswarm Genome and then, during your opponent’s turn, tribute him to summon Steelswarm Caucastag and destroy your opponent’s monsters or backrow. Do this during the battle phase for very effective disruption.
Mills a Steelswarm monster from your deck that you can revive with Mantis' effect. The monster revived can then be used for a tribute summon. The 800 attack boost could be nice for getting over monsters you battle.
Started from this: https://youtu.be/c-CGuHQcTKI
Tweaked based on what I faced.
Dropped 1 Mantis, 1 Ripples, 1 Tool and Arrivalrivals. Added 1 sphere, 2 Gyokkou and Card Advance.
I've hoovered alot between 21 and 22, haven't tried Monstermorph evo yet, but you could do some shennenigans with that and Hercules. It's a fun deck wich can dominate fairly easy or brick so hard.
Anonymous 29days ago
To be honest the deck is rather slow for some reason.. Haven't got any success with the deck so far. Anyone had a better luck? :(
Honestly, there's a lot of archetypes that are good in one, bad in the other, or good in both, or bad in both. Allies of Justice are bad in both, for example. Aliens and Hazy are good here, but bad in the TCG/OCG. Lightsworn is good in the TCG/OCG, but fairly bad here.