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Sylvan: deck recipe [August 2020]

Duel Links Sylvan deck, Sylvan in the meta, Sylvan Skill.
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Overview

The most likely archetype to be viable from the newest box “Rampage of the Forest” is the Sylvan archetype. This plant based deck revolves around excavating cards from the top of your deck, and if Sylvan monsters get excavated they have effects that can be activated.

Most Sylvan deck lists you’ll see will only run a few spells/traps because your strategy will be to clear your opponent’s backrow and monsters with the help of your Sylvan monsters and to consistently excavate Sylvan monsters you need to run a lot of them.

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Rampage of the Forest

Example Deck

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSporeSporeSylvan Marshalleaf
Sylvan HermitreeSylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafSylvan GuardioakSylvan GuardioakSylvan Guardioak
Sylvan LotuswainSylvan LotuswainWorld Carrotweight ChampionRose LoverRose LoverUltimate Providence
Ultimate ProvidenceUltimate Providence----
Vermillion Dragon MechCoral DragonBlack Rose DragonHTS PsyhemuthStardust Charge WarriorSamurai Destroyer

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
The Tie that Binds
Until the end of you turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters on your field times 100. This skill can only be used once per turn.
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How to Play

Low-Leveled Sylvans

Sylvan Komushroomo
Sylvan Komushroomo
FIRE Plant ★2
ATK 100 / DEF 2100
Rampage of the Forest [SR]
When this card is flipped face-up: You can choose a number from 1 to 5, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, also place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target.
Sylvan Marshalleaf
Sylvan Marshalleaf
WATER Plant ★3
ATK 1500 / DEF 1200
Rampage of the Forest [R]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can choose either 1 or 2, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, also place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can target 1 monster on the field; destroy that target.

Low-Leveled Sylvans excavate only once with their effects, Komushroom when he is flipped face-up and Marshalleaf when he is summoned making them less useful to keep on the field. But being easier to put on the field makes them good opening plays. The best opening play would be to set Komushroom and wait for your opponent to attack into it and excavate 5 cards from your deck.
Additionally, these two monsters have the best effects when they are excavated. Komushroom destroys a spell/trap card on the field while Marshalleaf destroys a monster, and chaining them together with other Sylvan effects makes them impossible to negate.

High-Leveled Sylvans

After using their excavate effects they have little use on the field. Komushroom can stay as a wall and Marshalleaf is a below average beater, but it would be best to tribute them into your high-leveled Sylvans. Hermitree is your biggest beater and allows you to draw cards while excavating your deck, although needing 2 tributes makes him the most difficult to summon of the bunch. Guardioak and Lotuswain allow you to excavate multiple cards from the top of your deck, with the number of cards Lotuswain is able to excavate depending on the number of cards your opponent controls.
When excavated, these monsters have effects to help you manage the arrangement of your deck that you only excavate what you need and not unnecessarily excavate cards you might want to draw.

Sylvan Hermitree
Sylvan Hermitree
FIRE Plant ★8
ATK 2700 / DEF 1800
Rampage of the Forest [R]
Once per turn: You can excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is a Plant-Type monster, send it to the Graveyard, and if you do, draw 1 card. Otherwise, place it on the bottom of your Deck. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: Look at up to 3 cards from the top of your Deck, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order.
Sylvan Guardioak
Sylvan Guardioak
EARTH Plant ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 1500
Rampage of the Forest [N]
Once per turn: You can choose a number from 1 to 3, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, also place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can target 1 other Plant-Type monster in your Graveyard; place that target on top of your Deck.
Sylvan Lotuswain
Sylvan Lotuswain
WATER Plant ★5
ATK 2300 / DEF 1100
Rampage of the Forest [R]
Once per turn: You can excavate a number of cards from the top of your Deck, equal to the number of cards your opponent controls, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, also place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can target up to 5 "Sylvan" cards in your Graveyard, except "Sylvan Lotuswain"; place them on the bottom of your Deck in any order.

World Carrotweight Champion

World Carrotweight Champion
World Carrotweight Champion
DARK Plant ★4
ATK 1900 / DEF 0
Rampage of the Forest [R]
If this card is in your Graveyard: You can send 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your field to the Graveyard, except "World Carrotweight Champion"; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "World Carrotweight Champion" once per turn.

Since you want Naturia Pineapple and Amarylease in your graveyard, it would be bad if they got stuck in your hand. As a solution you can send them to the graveyard to special summon World Carrotweight Champion from your graveyard. Carrotweight can then be used as a beater or as tribute to summon Sylvan Hermitree in combination with Amarylease.
You can also send the low-leveled Sylvans to the grave to revive Carrotweight after you are done using their excavation effects.

Rose Lover

Rose Lover
Rose Lover
EARTH Plant ★1
ATK 800 / DEF 800
Card Trader [SR]
You can banish this card from the Graveyard; Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand, and if you do, it is unaffected by your opponent's Trap effects this turn. You can only use this effect of "Rose Lover" once per turn.

Tuners

Spore
Spore
WIND Plant ★1
ATK 400 / DEF 800
Aerial Assault [SR]
If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 other Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon this card from your Graveyard and increase its Level by the Level of that banished monster. Each player can only activate the effect of "Spore" once per Duel.

Ultimate Providence

Ultimate Providence
Ultimate Providence
Counter Trap
Crimson Kingdom [R]
When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated: Discard the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap); negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

Extra Decks

Vermillion Dragon Mech
Vermillion Dragon Mech
FIRE Machine ★9
ATK 2700 / DEF 1800
Blazing Rose [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn: You can banish 1 Tuner from your hand, field, or Graveyard, then target 1 card on the field; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished Tuners; add it to your hand.
Coral Dragon
Coral Dragon
WATER Dragon ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 500
Chronicle of Glory [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. If this Synchro Summoned card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Coral Dragon" once per turn.
Black Rose Dragon
Black Rose Dragon
FIRE Dragon ★7
ATK 2400 / DEF 1800
Blazing Rose [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can destroy all cards on the field. Once per turn: You can banish 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 Defense Position monster your opponent controls; change that target to face-up Attack Position, and if you do, its ATK becomes 0 until the end of this turn.
HTS Psyhemuth
HTS Psyhemuth
EARTH Psychic ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 1800
Valhalla Calling [SR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters After damage calculation, when this card battles an opponent's monster: You can banish that monster, also banish this card.
Stardust Charge Warrior
Stardust Charge Warrior
WIND Warrior ★6
ATK 2000 / DEF 1300
Warriors Unite [SR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monstersWhen this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Stardust Charge Warrior" once per turn. This card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls, once each.
Samurai Destroyer
Samurai Destroyer
EARTH Machine ★7
ATK 2600 / DEF 1400
Dark Dimension [R]
1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters
If this card battles an opponent's monster, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step, also that opponent's monster has its effects negated during the Battle Phase only. If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can target 1 Machine monster in your GY; Special Summon it.

Additional Notes

In the TCG/OCG you can decide in which order you want to activate effects from excavated Sylvans, however in Duel Links the order of activation will be decided in what order they were sent to the graveyard (first on send to the graveyard; first one to activate).

Magical Merchant is an insect monster, so when it is excavated with the effects of a Sylvan monster it will be placed on the bottom of your deck.

Sylvan effects only activate when they are “excavated” , so it doesn’t work with cards like “That Grass looks greener”.

Activate Raging Mad Plants in your damage step to play around cards like Enemy Controller, Windstorm of Etaqua, Curse of Anubis, …

The deck is listed as expensive because you need three copies of Sylvan Komushroomo in an optimal build, and since it’s an SR in a box with 80 packs this can be hard to obtain.

Other Cards Option

Assault Blackwing - Onimaru the Divine Thunder
Assault Blackwing - Onimaru the Divine Thunder
DARK Winged Beast ★12
ATK 3000 / DEF 2000
Aerial Assault [R]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
If this card is Synchro Summoned using a "Blackwing" monster as Material, it is treated as a Tuner while face-up on the field. Cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can target 1 "Blackwing" monster in your Graveyard; this card's Level becomes the same as that monster's. You can only use this effect of "Assault Blackwing - Onimaru the Divine Thunder" once per Duel. If this card that was Synchro Summoned using only Synchro Monsters attacks, this card gains 3000 ATK during the Damage Step only.
Raging Mad Plants
Raging Mad Plants
Quick Spell
Land of the Titans [SR]
All Plant-Type monsters you currently control gain 300 ATK for each Plant-Type monster currently in your Graveyard, until the end of this turn. During the End Phase, destroy all Plant-Type monsters you control.

Comments

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Anonymous
Wait until Zexal releases Xyz Sylvans!!
Anonymous
it was kinda op
Anonymous
lol first day of the new banlist and im already dealing with bullsh*t marshalleaf shenanigans. ban this 🔥ing broken 🔥 card already
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Use necrovalley lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Imagine this guy playing real yugioh!
He thinks syvlans are broken!
Yeah magicians soul spyrals, shaddoll and don’t get me started on the decks before the banlist would all lose to syvlans.
A word of advice, NEVER play real yugioh you will hate it!!
ZukitoG5
I am actually surprised that there’s not lotuswain, due that lotuswain can give you maximum 6 excavated cards and tons of sylvan effects and the excavated effect of lotuswain is to recover 5 sylvans from the GY, well, it can be replacement of the tree and guardialoak or even kumoshroomo, due that is SR
<< Anonymous(ZukitoG5)
Anonymous Reply
....Umm, Lotuswain is there in the example deck, even the deck explanation mentioned it.
ZukitoG5
Thank god they un-limited marshalleaf, sylvan are my second favorite deck, like there was a time we’re rose lover and Marshalleaf were semi-limited, I had always to decide or special summon (or swarm the big monsters) or destroy monsters, due that you can only control 2 semi-limited, and in duel links you can only control 2 GENERAL semi-limited cards per deck
honest opinion
I think they are OK now.
Not that deadly nor devastating.

But yeah, I agree with everyone who said Sylvans almost killed Duel Links back in the day, the player base decreased tremendously and it happened so quickly. Maybe the developers shouldn't have released them for this speed duel formats, it was a very BAD idea in my opinion, why? because their playing style is very different from Yu-Gi-Oh! It's too simple.

I know it was countered by Saffira, but even so, It's the only deck I have ever complained about. Fur Hire never bothered me, they were fun to go against and they were easily countered, also, Fur Hires ARE Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sylvans dropped cards from deck to graveyard and that was all. Maybe freeing rose lover and killing sylvans would be idea, plats would have future that way. Gigaplant, Aromage META or any other plant archetype don't bother players.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Decks*
Anonymous
hello sylvan nice to meet ya
Anonymous
my new deck... any tip?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm sure you've been tracking his progress. Show me one (1) of his "official" posts.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
up!
<< Anonymous
BlightSlinger Reply
Ive played sylvans literally non stop since they are my favourite deck. I havent used merchant raging build in a while(dont have 🔥 plants on new account) but the list looks decent. I personally play 3 shroom 3 leaf 3 guardioak 1 hermitree 2 rose lover 1 flowerknight 1 peaskeeper 2 carrot 3 carrot and 2 backrow atm- flowerknight peaskeeper are toolboxes if you mill both without hermitree its op.
<< Anonymous(BlightSlinger)
BlightSlinger Reply
I also have 1 lotuswain to recycle but that was before banlist cos it was super good now we have 3 marshaleaf im testing whether lotuswain is worth cos its dead in hand just for excavate eff
@johnnysonic1
I think Sylvans are still viable. I use this deck with a variation of spell/trap cards depending on the meta. Between rose lover and marshalleaf i would go rose lover. I've been in high/mid plat multiple seasons and can beat the top tier decks about half the time. Easy set-ups.
<< Anonymous(@johnnysonic1)
Anonymous Reply
never gets old
Anonymous
need update
Anonymous
Sylvan is back
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Here we go again, dude
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Them un-limited one card doesnt mean its going to be strong in the current meta game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It makes them playable. Now they can run Marshleaf for 3 card pops AND 2 Rose Lover again
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And it came back with Gigaplant
Anonymous
unlimit sylvan please, so old free-to-play player can compete again on cup.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah sylvan no "op" anymore.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous. Reply

I agree with you, but this is exactly why konami won't do it. They won't make money if they make old decks competitive again. They always want you to buy new packs.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous Reply
Let's make this deck competitive again to make komoney rage.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You’d be doing “Komoney” a favor if you did that :D

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