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Sylvan: deck recipe

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.

Sample deck (with Magical Merchant)

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)

Sylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan KomushroomoSylvan MarshalleafSylvan MarshalleafSylvan Marshalleaf
Sylvan FlowerknightSylvan FlowerknightSylvan FlowerknightSylvan BladefenderSylvan HermitreeSylvan Hermitree
Sylvan HermitreeRose LoverRose LoverRose LoverEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Dark CoreFloodgate Trap Hole

Sample Deck ( With Guardioak)

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 this deck

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 Komushroomo

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
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.

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 Guardioak

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 Hermitree

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 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).

Sylvan Flowerknight

Sylvan Flowerknight
Sylvan Flowerknight
EARTH Plant ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 1000
Rampage of the Forest [R]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is a Plant-Type monster, send it to the Graveyard. 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: You can choose 1 "Sylvan" card from your Deck and place it on top of your Deck.

Sylvan Bladefender

Sylvan Bladefender
Sylvan Bladefender
EARTH Plant ★4
ATK 1900 / DEF 700
Rampage of the Forest [R]
When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is a Plant-Type monster, send it to the Graveyard. 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: You can add this card from your Graveyard to your hand.

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

You can also run this deck without the Magical Merchant engine, in which case you should add some defensive spells/traps.

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 latest
I heard Sylvan user got orgasm when tapping yes
<< Anonymous
Anonymous latest Reply
U r one of those porn perverts aint ya?
dandy 7hour ago
Ye hate hate more on sylvans u losers when harpie lady deck was out everyone started using it and so it is with sylvans just wait till the meta end or try to build the deck ..
Anonymous 1days ago
This deck ruined the game for me. Not because it's OP, but it's really the most boring deck. I have to sit there for 3 min while the AI flips through their whole deck. Then most players take forever to make a decision. So I'm sitting here just watching cards flip. Boring af.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
^ THIS. And if you cant play competitively without Sylvan you wont get far when using other deck. No hate tho, it's the fact
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Yep I agree don,t play PvP anymore because sylvan deck !!!
Boring af n waiting made u time limit loss or connection error
Jim 1days ago
konami made sylvans because duel links is a retarded friendly game and so is konami as a compani
Anonymous 2days ago
The best way to play Sylvan

3x Komushroomo
3x Marshalleaf
3x Guardioak
3x Rose Lover
2x Hermitree
2x World Carrotweight Champion
2x Enemy Controller
1x Tribute To The Doomed
1x Treacherous Trap Hole

skill : Grit
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Thanks a lot dude I used this deck and got to king of games for the first time
Anonymous 1days ago
Anybody that uses this deck is saying a lot about what kind of person they are in real life
Anonymous 1days ago
Sylvan deck is unbeatable! I just started playing last week and am already legend rank 3! Amazing!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
If you cant reach KoG before the new box release although youre playing sylvan then i recommend you to hang yourself for good sake
Anonymous 1days ago
I love this deck, it's luck based even those lame cheaters with cards peek can't guess what's coming next. :B
vendoros 2days ago
cant wait for this cancerous meta to be over.
Anonymous 30days ago
The only moment sylvan players uses their brain is when they try to defend their deck from nerf
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
^ this 100% correct while I'm in legend and my opponents history is gold/silver they are always using sylvans. The deck is pretty much rng
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Us brain dead players finally have a chance to get to KoG, and you try ruin it? Please don't. Sincerely, Sylvan Player
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
DUH WE GET KOG USING A DECK THAT REQUIRES A SKILL YOUR OPTIMAL PLAY IS TO SET KUSHMOOSHRUN AN THEN MILL 5 AN WIN....THATS NOT SKILL THAT BRAINDEAD ALL YALL DO IS PRESS YES AN WIN YALL ARE IN GOLD RUNNING DECKS WITH EQUIPS AN BLUE EYES HELLNO U DONT BELONG IN KOG
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
nice bait
Anonymous 28days ago
Please release this konami in card trader of course to cancerous sylvan
<< Anonymous
Geo 14days ago Reply
It is cancer coz 90% of PvP decks can't deal with it...
<< Anonymous(AK-47 Gold)
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
Definite 'good' Sylvan players. How is a player even good when they are playing such low IQ deck which relies on luck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Hate to tell you, buddy, but Komushroomo ISN'T a flip monster. If you actually read the card, you would see that it doesn't have 'FLIP:' at the start of it's effect. Ergo, not a flip monster.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Only Monsters whose effect text starts with "FLIP:" are considered flip effect monsters per the effect of this card. You know less about this game than you think you do.
Anonymous 2days ago
hi cancer

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Where are the new decks from the tier list? Too early to categorize?
U r one of those porn perverts aint ya?
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