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Krawler: deck recipe [Sept 2020]

Duel Links Krawler deck, Krawler in the current meta, how to use.
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Overview

“Krawler” is an archetype of mostly Level 2 EARTH Insect-Type monsters that has recently been introduced in Duel Links. The “Krawler” archetype primarily consists of Flip monsters that all share the ability to Special Summon more monsters of their own archetype when they leave the field because of an opponent’s card effect while they are face-up.

The strategy of this deck revolves around swarming the field with various Flip monsters, slowly depleting your opponent’s resources and then finishing them off with Deus-X-Krawler before they have a chance to recover.

Required Card Boxes

Generation Next Servants of Kings Blazing Rose Judgement Force

Example Deck

Standard Version

Deus-X-KrawlerKrawler SpineKrawler SpineKrawler SpineKrawler AxonKrawler Axon
Krawler AxonKrawler GlialKrawler GlialKrawler ReceptorKrawler ReceptorFloodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleWorld Legacy PawnWorld Legacy PawnWorld Legacy PawnWall of Disruption
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Shadow Game
At the end of their respective turn, each player will lose LP equal to "100" times the number of cards in their own graveyard.
Yami Marik
Yami Marik

Parasite Infestation Version

Lava GolemLava GolemDeus-X-KrawlerKrawler SpineKrawler AxonKrawler Axon
KiteroidKiteroidKrawler GlialKrawler GlialKrawler GlialKrawler Receptor
Retaliating CRetaliating CFiendish ChainFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap Hole
World Legacy PawnWorld Legacy PawnWorld Legacy PawnWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionWall of Disruption

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Parasite Infestation
After starting hands are dealt, 1 or 2 "Parasite Paracide" cards are added to your opponent's deck face up. This Skill can only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that has 4 or more Insect-Type monsters with different names.
Weevil Underwood
Weevil Underwood

How to Use

Deus X-Krawler

Deus-X-Krawler
Deus-X-Krawler
EARTH Insect ★9
ATK 2000 / DEF 3000
Blazing Rose [UR]
When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets this face-down monster (Quick Effect): You can change this card to face-up Defense Position; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. After this card was flipped face-up, while it is in the Monster Zone, negate all monster effects activated on your opponent's field. If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can add, from your Deck to your hand, 1 Level 9 monster with a different original Type and Attribute than this card. You can only use this effect of "Deus X-Krawler" once per turn.

When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets your face-down Deus X-Krawler, by changing it to face-up Defense Position, you can negate the activation of that card or effect and then destroy it.

You can use this effect to prevent Snipe Hunter, Koa'ki Meiru Maximus, and Koa'ki Meiru Ice from destroying your main monster. After Deus X-Krawler is flipped face-up, all monster effects on your opponent’s side of the field are negated, so, even if Maximus or Ice were not destroyed because of Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru, you will not have to worry about them anymore. With this effect and 3000 DEF, Deus X-Krawler is definitely able to stick around for a few turns and, even if your opponent manages to destroy it, you can still bring it back via Kraler Glial’s effect.

“Krawler” Monsters

Krawler Spine
Krawler Spine
EARTH Insect ★2
ATK 300 / DEF 2100
Blazing Rose [UR]
FLIP: You can target 1 monster on the field; destroy that monster.
If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Spine". You can only use each effect of "Krawler Spine" once per turn.If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Spine". You can only use each effect of "Krawler Spine" once per turn.
Krawler Axon
Krawler Axon
EARTH Insect ★2
ATK 500 / DEF 1800
Blazing Rose [SR]
FLIP: You can target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; destroy it.
If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Axon". You can only use each effect of "Krawler Axon" once per turn.

If a “Krawler” monster leaves the field because of an opponent’s card effect, you can Special Summon two “Krawler” monsters with different names from your Deck. While it’s true that you can use this effect to Special Summon Deus X-Krawler directly from your Deck, which definitely sounds more appealing than using Krawler Glial’s effect, it’s unlikely that your opponent will ever make one of your face-up “Krawler” monsters leave the field, unless they are forced to. Krawler Spine does have 2100 DEF, so it’s slightly more difficult to get rid of, but all of your other monsters are really not that hard to get over.

Retaliating “C”

Retaliating C
Retaliating C
EARTH Insect ★4
ATK 1400 / DEF 1400
Tetsu Trudge Unlock Event [SR]
During either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell Card that includes an effect that Special Summons a monster(s): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If Summoned this way, while this card is face-up on the field, any card sent to the Graveyard is banished instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 EARTH Insect-Type monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand, except "Retaliating "C"".

When your opponent activates a Spell Card that would Special Summon a monster, you can Special Summon Retaliating “C” from your hand. If it was Special Summoned this way, while Retaliating “C” is face-up on the field, any card that would be sent to the Graveyard is banished instead.

If your opponent activates Neos Fusion, you can Special Summon Retaliating “C” from your hand and banish their Elemental HERO Neos, preventing them from using it for Miracle Contact or Miracle Fusion, Bacon Saver and even Neos Fusion itself. Retaliating “C” can also be Special Summoned in response to the activation of Red-Eyes Fusion, Destruction Swordsman Fusion, Silver's Cry, Ancient Rules and Asceticism of the Six Samurai, just to mention the most relevant ones.

If Retaliating “C” is sent from the field to the Graveyard, you can add 1 EARTH Insect-Type monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand, except Retaliating “C”. With only 1400 ATK and DEF and such a disruptive effect, it’s unlikely that Retaliating “C” will stick around for long, but that doesn’t really matter: you can use its effect to search Krawler Spine, Krawler Axon, Krawler Receptor or Krawler Glial.

Receptor and Glial

Krawler Receptor
Krawler Receptor
EARTH Insect ★2
ATK 900 / DEF 1200
Blazing Rose [R]
FLIP: You can add 1 "Krawler" monster from your Deck to your hand.
If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Receptor". You can only use each effect of "Krawler Receptor" once per turn.

Use Krawler Receptor’s effect to add Deus X-Krawler (or any other “Krawler” monster) from your Deck to your hand.

Krawler Glial
Krawler Glial
EARTH Insect ★2
ATK 700 / DEF 1500
Blazing Rose [R]
FLIP: You can Special Summon 1 "Krawler" monster from your hand or GY, in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Glial".
If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names from your Deck in face-down Defense Position, except "Krawler Glial". You can only use each effect of "Krawler Glial" once per turn.

Use Krawler Glial’s effect to Special Summon Deus X-Krawler from your hand or Graveyard in face-up Attack or face-down Defense Position.

Lava Golem

Lava Golem
Lava Golem
FIRE Fiend ★8
ATK 3000 / DEF 2500
Yami Marik [UR]
Yami Marik event [UR]
Yami Marik Starter Deck [UR]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field by Tributing 2 monsters they control. You cannot Normal Summon/Set the turn you Special Summon this card. During each of your Standby Phases: Take 1000 damage.

Block Direct Attack

Kiteroid
Kiteroid
WIND Machine ★1
ATK 200 / DEF 400
Card Trader [SR]
Activate when you discard this card from your hand during damage calculation after a direct attack. Any Battle Damage you would receive from that direct attack becomes 0. Only once, if you remove this card from the game when it is in your Graveyard, any Battle Damage you would receive from a direct attack becomes 0.

World Legacy Pawn

World Legacy Pawn
World Legacy Pawn
Continuous Trap
Judgement Force [SR]
You can target 1 face-down monster you control; change it to face-up Attack or Defense Position. You can shuffle 1 "Krawler" monster from your GY into the Main Deck, then target 1 face-up monster you control; change it to face-down Defense Position. You can only use 1 "World Legacy Pawns" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

Skill Suggestion

[Skill] descriptionUser
Parasite Infestation
After starting hands are dealt, 1 or 2 "Parasite Paracide" cards are added to your opponent's deck face up. This Skill can only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that has 4 or more Insect-Type monsters with different names.
Weevil Underwood
Weevil Underwood

Weaknesses

  • Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon and Armades, Keeper of Boundaries can prevent your “Krawler” monsters from activating their effects. Skull Meister was added to the Example Deck to try and circumvent one of the main issues you will face on PvP: the Geartown Turbo matchup.
  • The deck is kind of slow and fragile; aggressive decks like Blue-Eyes and Koa'ki Meiru can easily take advantage of that.
  • Lava Golem can punish you for swarming the field with multiple monsters and Amazoness Swords Woman can freely attack your Deus X-Krawler for massive amounts of damage.

Comments

Anonymous
It also goes well with Invoked, since you can recycle your krawlers in the graveyard into 3000+ attack beaters.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
meh it becomes an invoked deck then with a krawler tech
Caos :D
Hey! Nice decklist man.
I know this is a question people ask a lot, but what is the best card to replace the chain?
<< Anonymous(Caos :D)
WoodFrJared Reply
Hi Caos, Maybe you can try to replace with Ultimate Providence since those meta decks have pretty much monster effect activation search or build the combo.
Anonymous
DEUS EX ROACH !
Anonymous
Weevil version is so good! I can finally act like a total asshole again.
Anonymous
I'm pretty sure I've seen these krawlers in half life 2
ValleCula
I'm planning on running Retaliating "C" in my Krawler deck; I might update this tomorrow.
<< Anonymous(ValleCula)
zak Reply
thanks for ur hard work
<< Anonymous(zak)
ValleCula Reply
Thanks man! :)
I wish they had given us a Skill to go with this archetype; Subterrors were so lucky to get Masked Tribute.
<< Anonymous(ValleCula)
zak Reply
agree, or at least they should release World Legacy in Shadow to become valuable as tire 3,
<< Anonymous(ValleCula)
Anonymous Reply
:)
Puki
Krawler Gilal x4?
<< Anonymous(Puki)
WoodFrJared Reply
Hi, actually is Axon x2 and Gilial x3. The issue has been fixed, sry for that
Anonymous
with neos again... so unoriginal
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Neos fusion is a just a good engine.
Not only you get a beater on board you also mill your deck and brave neos has draw power too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, how dare people take advantage of a fusion card to start their plays. Whoops I just dropped a box of Garnets and Brilliant Fusions.
Anonymous
Too bad this deck is bad, Krawlers have some great artwork.

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