Are you tired of continuously facing Fur Hire and Amazoness decks and feeling like most games are decided by the coin toss?
What if I told you that there's a single card that can almost completely shut most meta decks down? Numen erat Testudo is the hero we need: its effect prevents players from Special Summoning monsters with 1800 or less, meaning every Fur Hire excpept for the now limited Dyna, Hero Fur Hire and every Amazoness except for Amazoness Queen; A Legendary Ocean allows you to Normal Summon Level 5 WATER monsters and Sea Stealth Attack makes up for Testudo's naturally low stats, providing protection.
Due to the fact that Numen Erat Testudo is a Level 5 monster, it can't be Normal Summoned naturally, but you can utilize A Legendary Ocean to reduce its level by 1 or Soul Exchange in order to Tribute an opponent's monster.
Your primary focus should be getting this monster out as soon as possible and then protect it with your Trap Cards.
Since A Legendary Ocean is treated as "Umi", you can use it to activate Sea Stealth Attack. Its effect reduces the Level of all WATER monsters in both players' hands and on the field by 1, making it possible to Normal Summon Numen Erat Testudo and Deepsea Warrior.
This Field Spell is extremely important, so Warrior of Atlantis' ability to add it from the deck to the hand is very helpful.
This monster is unaffected by Spell Cards while "Umi" is on the field, which prevents it from being switched into Defense Position by Enemy Controller, Destroyed by Super Rush Headlong or banished by Spellbook of Fate.
This Trap Card makes the matchup against Masked HEROes better: Sea Stealth Attack and Legendary Fisherman force the opponent to attack directly, making it possible to activate this card even if you don't have an empty field. Drowning Mirror Force can shuffle back into the deck all Attack Position monsters on the opponent's side of the field, it can be incredibly devastating.
None of the monsters in this deck sport particularly high stats, but the majority can take advantage of this Continuous Trap in order to protect themselves from anything that could naturally get over them.
Once per turn, you can banish one of your monsters in order to protect them from cards like Treacherous Trap Hole or Spellbook of Fate or even to restore their original ATK after your opponent has reduced it with Wall of Disruption.
Balance Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Trap Layer is similar to Balance it's used to increase the chance of starting with Sea Stealth Attack, but you do need to run at least 5 Trap Card with different names in order for it to have an effect.
Paleozoic Canadia and Treacherous Trap Hole are the main threats in this matchup as they can get rid of Numen Erat Testudo.
Masked HERO Matchup
Before the introduction of drowning Mirror Force this was one of the worst matchups: Numen Erat Testudo doesn't prevent any of the Extra Deck monsters from being Special Summoned and Cosmic Cyclone can get rid of Sea Stealth Attack; Masked HEROes are not an easy opponent, but facing them doesn't necessarily mean you are going to lose.
Silent Spellbook Matchup
While Spellbook of Fate can still be a problem, your opponent will have to banish Testudo if he intends on Special Summoning Silent Magician. Overall Silent Spellbook is not too difficult to face with this deck.
It's safe to say that this is the worst matchup for the deck right now: U.A. Midfielder is the only monster affected by Testudo's effect and it's the one that is usually Normal Summoned and U.A. Mighty Slugger shuts down Sea Stealth Attack and Drowning Mirror Force on Attack Declaration.
yes it work too they cannot spec summon bat and retrainer.
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