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Sylvan: deck recipe [Jun 14 Updated]

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.

Example Deck

(Post-Banlist)

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan HermitreeWorld Carrotweight ChampionWorld Carrotweight Champion
World Carrotweight ChampionSylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafNaturia PineappleAmaryleaseAmarylease
AmaryleaseSylvan GuardioakSylvan GuardioakSylvan GuardioakSylvan LotuswainUltimate Providence
Ultimate ProvidenceUltimate Providence

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300. This skill can only be used once per turn
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba

Card Advance Version (Pre-Banlist)

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoRose LoverRose LoverRose Lover
World Carrotweight ChampionWorld Carrotweight ChampionSylvan GuardioakSylvan GuardioakSylvan GuardioakSylvan Marshalleaf
Sylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafSylvan HermitreeSylvan LotuswainCard AdvanceCard Advance
Card AdvanceTreacherous Trap Hole

Sample deck (with Magical Merchant) (Pre-Banlist)

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafSylvan Marshalleaf
Sylvan FlowerknightSylvan BladefenderSylvan GuardioakSylvan HermitreeSylvan HermitreeSylvan Hermitree
Magical MerchantMagical MerchantMagical MerchantRose LoverRose LoverRose Lover
Raging Mad PlantsRaging Mad Plants

Sample Deck (Without Magical Merchant) (Pre-Banlist)

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoRose LoverRose LoverRose Lover
World Carrotweight ChampionWorld Carrotweight ChampionSylvan HermitreeSylvan HermitreeSylvan GuardioakSylvan Guardioak
Sylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Ultimate ProvidenceUltimate Providence

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Yugi Muto
Yugi Muto

How to Use (Post-Banlist)

Low-Leveled Sylvans

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.

Summoning

To summon these high-leveled monsters consistently, using the low-leveled Sylvans as tribute would not be enough. Send Naturia Pineapple to the graveyard so that he can be revived every turn to use as tribute. Amarylease is like a worse Rose Lover, you can banish him from the graveyard to summon a monster for 1 less tribute. (0 tributes if it originally required only 1 tribute.)

World Carrotweight Champion

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.

Ultimate Providence

Negating monster effects with Ultimate Providence is really good as it also destroys the monsters. And with so many monsters in this deck you will almost always be able to use Ultimate Providence on your opponent's monster. Another great thing about this, is that you can use this discard to put Naturia Pineapple or Amarylease in your graveyard for later use. Monsters you can negate include Amazoness Princess to stop Amazoness decks from setting up, Spellbook Magician of Prophecy to stop Spellbooks from using Spellbook of the Master and Spellbook of Fate, and Masked HERO Anki to stop Masked Heroes from extending their attacks.

How to Use (Pre-Banlist)

When you start to duel you’ll want to Restart to look for cards like Sylvan Komushroomo, Sylvan Marshalleaf and Magical Merchant, so that you can start excavating cards as soon as possible.

The optimal way this deck works is you excavate cards with the effects of Magical Merchant, you get rid of your opponent’s cards with the effect of Komushroomo and Marshalleaf (when they are excavated), you maybe excavate a Rose Lover so you can special summon a high attack monster and draw into Raging Mad Plants with Magical Merchant’s effect, which should make you able to defeat your opponent very quickly.

Because the Sylvan cards have a lot of text, we’ll add a very short TL;DR (Too Long Didn’t Read) after we talk about each Sylvan card.

Sylvan Komushroomo, Marshalleaf & Magical Merchant

The best cards to have in your opening hand are probably Magical Merchant and Sylvan Komushroomo. Magical Merchant can excavate a large amount of cards at times, because the deck only runs two cards to stop the excavating (Raging Mad Plants).
With Sylvan Komushroomo you’ll want to excavate 5 cards in most situations, and with Sylvan Marshalleaf you want to excavate 2 cards.

Sylvan Komushroomo and Sylvan Marshalleaf have the most powerful effects of all the Sylvan monsters available when they are excavated themselves because you can destroy a spell/trap and monster respectively.

Sylvan Guardioak, Sylvan Hermitree & Rose Lover

The only two monsters in this deck that normally would require (a) tribute(s) in order to be summoned, but since this deck runs three copies of Rose Lover, you have a high chance of sending some of those Rose Lovers to the graveyard thanks to all the excavating you’ll be doing. That way you can special summon those high level monsters easily to apply huge amount of pressure on your opponent.

Sylvan Hermitree can excavate one card per turn, and if it was a plant you can draw one card. If he was excavated you look at the top three cards in your deck and place them in any order.

Sylvan Hermitree can excavate one to three cards each turn, and if he was excavated himself you can place one plant on the top of your deck.

Sometimes you’ll want to tribute summon Sylvan Guardioak so you can get rid of useless monsters on the field like Sylvan Komushroomo (after he is flipped face-up) .

Sylvan Flowerknight & Sylvan Bladefender

Although these two monsters are the best Sylvan beatsticks, you don’t actually want to run three copies of each because most of your normal summons/sets will be used for Sylvan Komushroomo and Sylvan Marshalleaf.
However they are both decent targets to special summon with Rose Lover as well in case you don’t have any of your high attack monsters in hand and you can go for game, or get rid of a lot of your opponent’s monsters (which is important in games against Gladiator Beasts for example).

Raging Mad Plants

An extremely powerful card in this deck which will allow you to finish of games very quickly. You’ll consistently draw into this card thanks to the effect of Magical Merchant and because you’ll be sending a lot of Plant monsters to the graveyard this card will easily boost your monsters with more than 1500 attack. (don’t forget it boosts all of your plant monsters on the field).

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 Useful Cards

CardExplanation
Monster Reincarnation
Monster Reincarnation
Good way to get rid of dead cards like Rose Lover and get back a Sylvan monster with a useful effect.
Jar of Avarice
Jar of Avarice
Allows you to put back 5 cards in your deck and draw one card. This can help you if you fear decking out or you want to add fuel again for your excavation effects.
Dark Core
Dark Core
You can use this card to banish one face-up monster on the field, and just like Monster Reincarnation you can use dead cards like Rose Lover as the cost.
World Carrotweight Champion
World Carrotweight Champion
Can be easily special summoned from your graveyard (if it was sent there by an excavate effect for example) because your deck consists of only Plant monsters (beside Magical Merchant if you use him).

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Comments

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Anonymous 18hour ago
How is Gold treating ya?
Yugimanz 9days ago
Haven’t really seen too many sylvans trying to make a come back in pvp since the nurfs. Occasionally, I’ll see a player or two trying to make it work but the most they can hope for is a beat down with their bigger monsters. I guess decks who rely on back row can still be annoyed with komushroom.
Anonymous 17days ago
Sylvan is still KoG viable.
No need to freak out
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
That's not a problem. The reason why sylvan was so strong is because they can nuke and swarm the board at the same time with just a single komushroomo. Being able to bring out guardioak and hermitree is fine, but they don't have any good card to excavate anymore except komushroomo, which makes their excavation's effect pointless.
<< Anonymous
DrillDude 13days ago Reply
Agreed.

I like the post ban list sylvan deck way better than before.
<< Anonymous(DrillDude)
John 13days ago Reply
how do you kill ? since we don't have much attack and marshalleaf only 2 ?
the deck is very sad now, but i keep going :/
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
But then you woke up.
Anonymous 10days ago
Sup sylvan players? Have fun in silver rank?
Anonymous 17days ago
Goodbye Sylvan deck press yes and select high number to win time to build new cancer
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Welcome Furhires
Anonymous 15days ago
after 4 entire boxes, The evil has finally been erazed...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Only to make way for the new evil that is Fur Hires.
Anonymous 2.0 17days ago
Was a disaster for me i am an F2P and finally made a decent sylvan deck by spending my remaining gems to it, only to know that the same day it was about to nerfed. I woke up, opened the app and was like WHAAAAA!!!!! @#@$%%#$@$@$
<< Anonymous(Anonymous 2.0)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
You knew what was going to happen
<< Anonymous(Anonymous 2.0)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
That's why you should've read about their message.
Anonymous 17days ago
Why this shit nerfed when spell book is more broken or konmai need some $$ from fools
Anonymous 17days ago
I bet the next cards to be nerfed is Fur Hire then. Its all just a cycle.
Anonymous 18days ago
stop moaning and use fur hire u brainless pickle sniffers,konami made another retarded friendly deck for u
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Agree, in that case I've purchased FH yesterday lmao. Its cancerous just like sylvan before nerf.
Anonymous 20days ago
I like how duel links completely ruin sylvan image in yugioh community. In tcg, some player consider sylvan as one of the hardest deck to master and here, it is considered as the dumbest deck in duel links lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
It's the community man. All those retards who don't know how to play the real life version come here to grief and show to us how they don't know how to use their brains and run off their mouths proving that they don't deserve a spot in the gene pool.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
stfu tranny
Yonglek 18days ago
So Rose Lover, Sylvan Marshalleaf, and Econ got nerfed pretty hard.

For me I switched Sylvan Marshalleaf with The World Tree because they both have same effect but works different way.

But I'm little bit confused because what is the point of excavating since the strongest card in sylvan afaik was Sylvan Marshalleaf.
<< Anonymous(Yonglek)
Yonglek 18days ago Reply
After the nerf, I haven't found any good card to replace econ, marshalleaf, and rose lover that works decent.

Meanwhile they released Fur Hire that works just the way how Sylvan works before the nerf...

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