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Black Luster Soldier Ritual: deck recipe [Apr 2020]

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  • Crimson Fox Deck Version Added
  • Lightsworn Deck Version Updated

Overview

This deck consists of high-leveled monsters to use as beaters and low-leveled monsters to serve as support.

Example deck

Standard Version

Black Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierEnvoy of ChaosEnvoy of ChaosEnvoy of Chaos
Beginning KnightBeginning KnightEvening Twilight KnightEvening Twilight KnightSonic BirdSonic Bird
Cosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneGateway to ChaosGateway to ChaosSuper Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier SynthesisSuper Soldier Synthesis----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Master of Rites II
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell "Ritual Cage" activated.
Alexis
Alexis Rhodes

Crimson Fox Version

Black Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierEnvoy of ChaosBeginning KnightBeginning Knight
Beginning KnightEvening Twilight KnightEvening Twilight KnightEvening Twilight KnightLunalight Crimson FoxLunalight Crimson Fox
Cosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneGateway to ChaosGateway to ChaosSuper Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier SynthesisSuper Soldier Synthesis----

Lightsworn Version

Black Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierBlack Luster SoldierRaiden, Hand of the LightswornRaiden, Hand of the LightswornEnvoy of Chaos
Lumina, Lightsworn SummonerLumina, Lightsworn SummonerLumina, Lightsworn SummonerBeginning KnightBeginning KnightBeginning Knight
Evening Twilight KnightEvening Twilight KnightCharge of the Light BrigadeCharge of the Light BrigadeCharge of the Light BrigadeSuper Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier SynthesisSuper Soldier Synthesis----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Master of Rites
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000.
This Skill can only be used twice per Duel.
Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck and choose 1 of the following:
• Add random Ritual Monster to your hand from your deck.
• Add random Ritual Spell Card to your hand from your deck.
Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus

How To Play

Charge of the Light Brigade

Charge of the Light Brigade
Charge of the Light Brigade
Normal Spell
Judgement Force [SR]
Send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard; add 1 Level 4 or lower "Lightsworn" monster from your Deck to your hand.

Use Charge of the Light Brigade to set up your Graveyard for Super Soldier Synthesis (you can Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier from the Graveyard) and Envoy of Chaos (you can add it from your Graveyard to your hand by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY).

The charge allows you to search Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn, which you can use to send 2 more cards from the top of your Deck to the GY, or Ehren, Lightsworn Monk. Other “Lightsworn” monsters you might want to consider running are Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter.

Super Soldier Synthesis

Super Soldier Synthesis
Super Soldier Synthesis
Ritual Spell
Card Trader [R]
This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Bluck Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard. You must also send 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster (1 from your hand and 1 from your Deck) to the Graveyard, whose total Levels exactly equal 8. You can only activate 1 "Super Soldier Synthesis" per turn.

Use Super Soldier Synthesis to Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier from your hand or Graveyard by sending 1 Beginning Knight and 1 Twilight Evening Knight (1 from your hand and 1 from your Deck) to the Graveyard. You can also use Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn (or Ehren, Lightsworn Monk) as the LIGHT monster and Envoy of Chaos as the DARK monster, but ideally you want to use Beginning and Twilight Evening Knight.

Search Super Soldier Synthesis using Sonic Bird or Beginning Knight, or add it to your hand via Gishki Chain’s effect.

Beginning Knight & Evening Twilight Knight

  • If you Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier using Beginning Knight, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target and then banish 1 monster your opponent controls, and to make a second attack when it destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the GY.

  • If you Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier using Evening Twilight Knight, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target and then banish 1 monster your opponent controls, and to, once per turn, banish 1 random card from your opponent's hand face-down, until your opponent's next End Phase.

If you use both Beginning and Evening Twilight Knight to Ritual Summon Black Luster Soldier, then you will be able to banish 1 monster your opponent controls twice, since they are treated as two different effects.

If you banish Beginning and Evening Twilight Knight from your Graveyard to add Envoy of Chaos from your Graveyard to your hand or to Special Summon Chaos Sorcerer, then they will allow you to search 1 Ritual Spell and 1 Ritual Monster respectively.

Skills Suggestion

Ritual Cage will protect your monsters from the effect of Blue-Eyes Alternative Dragon, Elementsaber Molehu, and even Black Rose Dragon.

Use Cosmic Cyclone to remove problematic Spell/Trap Cards from the field and to activate this Skill. Add BLS or Super Soldier Synthesis from your Deck to your hand by returning any card in your hand to the Deck.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Master of Rites II
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell "Ritual Cage" activated.
Alexis
Alexis Rhodes
Master of Rites
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000.
This Skill can only be used twice per Duel.
Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck and choose 1 of the following:
• Add random Ritual Monster to your hand from your deck.
• Add random Ritual Spell Card to your hand from your deck.
Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus

Weaknesses

  • No reliable way of protecting Black Luster Soldier that wouldn’t also significantly lower the already not stellar consistency of the deck.

  • Ritual Summoning requires a lot of resources and these resources can easily end up being wasted when your BLS is welcomed by a Floodgate Trap Hole or a Treacherous Trap Hole.

  • If Envoy of Chaos is not available, then BLS will struggle to deal with high ATK monsters. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, just to make a relevant example, ties with BLS and can safely trade with it because of its deck’s ability to swarm the field and even Special Summon from the Graveyard.

  • Envoy of Chaos can only be added back to the hand during the End Phase, which means it’s gonna be available during your opponent’s Battle Phase, but it’s not gonna trigger Beginning and Twilight Evening Knight’s effects in time. If you are not able to get a BLS on the field, then you can’t really accomplish anything.

[May 2020] KOG Notes

Thetafreq


Black Luster SoldierThetafreq
IGN: Thetafreq, Skill: Master of Rites, Date Submitted: May 16

Note by Thetafreq:

This is my Black Luster Soldier deck. The skill Master of Rights and the card Super Soldier Soul help make this deck less bricky and can set up some powerful combos.

cartenchu


Black Luster Soldiercartenchu
IGN: cartenchu, Skill: Master of Rites, Date Submitted: May 31

Note by cartenchu:

Cross your fingers to go second, if you go first, set any knight or the bird, dont go with the luster soldier (try to guess your opponent's deck) cause it could be destroyed. On second turn use the skill if you took damage. If you set a knight you could ritual summon the soldier and send envoy of chaos to the gy then banish both knights and get de envoy of chaos to the hand. Chaos sorcerer helps you when you are out of rituals

Comments

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Hunter 23days ago
I manage to make this deck super consistent with 2 neos fusion, but there's a catch, its suck when it comes to deal with backrow. I guess lightsworn ver is the best after all.
<< Anonymous(Hunter)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
And the question is: In case you use the lightsowrn engine, why don't use ALL the other better builds instead of the bricky BLS? Even a pure lightsworn is way better.
<< Anonymous(Hunter)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
ALL BLS builds suffer from the same problem. Backrow. BLS has 0 protection and almost 0 support protection (shield maybe??). And even if you want to run lightsworn engine you will have to wonder: WHY? You can simple remover BLS cards for something way better and more consistent.
Anonymous
What about that other Black Luster Soldier SR in the new minibox with 0 atk and def? How can you use that in a BLS deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Super Soldier Soul is trash. Only its Grave effect is any use. I guess you could use Beginning of Heaven and Earth or Neos Fusion to dump it if you REALLY wanted to use it, but you're better off not.

Don't get why it's SR, even Super Soldier Shield is a better card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You don't use it, it sucks
<< Anonymous
Thetafreq 28days ago Reply
Super soldier soul is a decent beater. You can make it 3000 ATK to protect your lp for a turn. Plus the GY effect helps as well. I like the card and used it often
<< Anonymous(Thetafreq)
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
No, it is just bad. Avoid using it at any cost.
The worst thing about BLS deck is that you cant properly use it with Yami Yugi to see the nice special summoning video... you have either to use he deck with Pegasus or Alexis due to their superior ritual skills... So sad. I believe yugi deserves a ritual skill. After all he has 2 ritual boss monsters in anime, this one and magician of black chaos...
Anonymous
Does this deck suck, or does every I play that uses it is trash? Because they seem to always brick.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
My overall views on this deck
Battle: A
(Due to the support that could double banish and banish from hand.)
Complexity: C
( It is really easy to use and you could get 1tk.)
Defense: D+ to C-
(has some defense with super soldier shield, but it wont trigger if interrupted upon summon.)
Price: Expesive
Support:B
(but needs more def support)
Overall i would say that BLS is a Rogue deck for now.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Competitiveness: C
Has difficulty against highly competitive decks like Elementsaber invokers, Shiranui, Cyber Dragons, and Six Sam.

(This deck can beat a DM deck if you have the right cards to deal with navigation/ Circle i have done it before.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I played with it for about a month after spending about 7000gems just to get those 3 BLS. This deck relies 90% in luck and going second. If you go 1st you either have to summon a Sonic Bird set a CC or a bluff and cross your finger to survive. Next turn cross your finger once again hopping that your opponnent has no traps/hand traps and go for the big hit, which rarely happens.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's fun but it sucks, it can't handle back row and if BLS does it pretty much gameover
Anonymous
I've seen this deck play in KC CUP twice, got beaten cuz they summoned their BLS first turn. Maybe there is a secret build.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The only problem is it has Super soldier shield and that protects it after a successful summon and successfully activates the banishing effect. If you interrupt the summon after it is summoned with floodgate, Dark magical circle,and canadia. If bls returns to hand, is destroyed, banished, or flipped face down BLS loses the effects.
Anonymous
dope
Anonymous
I crated a deck with BLS and hex sealed fusion to quicly summon Dragon Master Knight, and then blue eyes too buff. Any recommendations to make it less janky and more relayable
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just play normal blue eyes instead and add tech poly and hex sealed. At least add some maidens.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's too much work to summon Dragon master knight. Even if you do summon it, it doesn't have much protection from getting destroyed/banished.
Anonymous
epic deck
Anonymous
After you properly ritual summon BLS, if he is returned to the hand, is he still considered as having been properly ritual summoned a first time?
Or does a ritual monster retain its PROPERLY SUMMONED status only if it is banished or sent to the graveyard?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Return to hand doesn't get PROPERLY SUMMONED. Only those sent to graveyard and banish face up.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
think vendreds
Anonymous
heavy starter version?. only 3 high level monsters with different names. either gaia monsters or chaos monsters can be the other two with super soldier synth.
Anonymous
This + power of the guardians.
Anonymous
Looks like they are going to give some support to this archetype and you won't require synthesis in order to summon it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Synthesis is still by far the best Ritual Spell for the Deck anyway. The only advantage to Super Soldier Ritual is triggering Awakened/Charging Gaia. And I guess not being limited to one activation per turn.
Vinix
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