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Crystron SSA: deck recipe [Post-Banlist]

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Overview

Valiant Souls Abyss Encounter Cybernetic Rebellion Spirit of the Beast

Example Deck

Crystron SulfefnirCrystron SulfefnirCrystron SulfefnirGenex UndineGenex UndineGenex Undine
Citadel WhaleCrystron ThystvernCrystron ThystvernCrystron ThystvernCrystron SmigerCrystron Smiger
Scrap RecyclerScrap RecyclerCrystron CitreeCrystron CitreeCrystron RosenixCrystron Rosenix
Crystron RionCrystron PrasiortleGenex ControllerGenex ControllerCosmic CycloneCosmic Cyclone
Cosmic CycloneBallista SquadCrystron ImpactSea Stealth AttackSea Stealth AttackCrystron Entry
Crystron QuariongandraxWhite Aura DolphinSamurai DestroyerPowered InzektronCrystron AmetrixCrystron Ametrix
[Skill] descriptionUser
Mythic Depths
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.
Mako Tsunami
Mako Tsunami

How to Play

Graveyard Setup

Genex Undine
Genex Undine
WATER Aqua ★3
ATK 1200 / DEF 600
Selection Box Vol. 03 [UR]
Stardust Acceleration [UR]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can send 1 WATER monster from your Deck to the Graveyard; add 1 "Genex Controller" from your Deck to your hand.
Scrap Recycler
Scrap Recycler
EARTH Machine ★3
ATK 900 / DEF 1200
Espa Roba [SR]
Special Pack Vol. 02 [SR]
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can send 1 Machine-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. Once per turn: You can shuffle 2 Level 4 EARTH Machine-Type monsters from your Graveyard into the Deck; draw 1 card.

Get your plays going by summoning Genex Undine or Scrap Recycler and putting the non-Tuner Crystrons in your graveyard. Crystron non-Tuners have effects that activate in the graveyard, which either give deck searching or field presence. More on the non-Tuners' effects will be explained in the section below, but generally you want to pitch Crystron Thystvern first.

Genex Controller
Genex Controller
DARK Machine ★3
ATK 1400 / DEF 1200
Stardust Acceleration [R]
As a master of all powers and elements, this is one of the few Genex monsters that can communicate with its companions.

Of the two, Undine is the better setup card because aside from pitching Crystrons she can also pitch Citadel Whale to start your SSA setup. Additionally she searches Genex Controller for free which is the only reason we run Genex Controller in this deck. Genex Controller an be used as Synchro material, or occasionally as discard fodder to Special Summon Sulfefnir if you don't have non-Tuner Crystrons on hand.

Of the two, Undine is the better setup card because aside from pitching Crystrons she can also pitch Citadel Whale to start your SSA setup. Additionally she searches Genex Controller for free which is the only reason we run Genex Controller in this deck. Genex Controller an be used as Synchro material, or occasionally as discard fodder when Special Summon Sulfefnir if you don't have non-Tuner Crystrons on hand.

Non-Tuners

These monsters are combo pieces to lead into your SSA board setup or a Synchro Summon. All of them, except Sulfefnir, share the effect of Special Summoning a Crystron Tuner from your deck and a unique effect that activates while in the graveyard.

Crystron Thystvern
Crystron Thystvern
WATER Machine ★3
ATK 1500 / DEF 1500
Spirit of the Beast [SR]
You can target 1 face-up card you control; you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except Machine-Type Synchro Monsters, also destroy that card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Crystron" Tuner from your Deck. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Crystron" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Crystron Thystvern". You can only use 1 "Crystron Thystvern" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

Crystron Thystvern should always be the monster you pitch to the graveyard whenever possible, and you should always banish it from the graveyard to search Sulfefnir.

Crystron Sulfefnir
Crystron Sulfefnir
WATER Machine ★5
ATK 2000 / DEF 1500
Cybernetic Rebellion [UR]
If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can discard 1 "Crystron" card, except "Crystron Sulfefnir"; Special Summon this card in Defense Position, then destroy 1 card you control. If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Crystron" monster from your Deck in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Crystron Sulfefnir" once per turn.

Sulfefnir is a combo extender generally played after you search him out with Thystvern. You will usually Special Summon him with his own effect to destroy himself and Special Summon another Crystron from your deck. Because Crystron monsters share the same effect on the field, the one you Special Summon with Sulfefnir will only depend on their graveyard effect or the level of Synchro you want to make. The discard cost when Special Summoning Sulfefnir can load Crystrons from your hand into the graveyard.

Crystron Smiger
Crystron Smiger
WATER Machine ★3
ATK 1000 / DEF 1800
Cybernetic Rebellion [SR]
You can target 1 face-up card you control; you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except Machine-Type Synchro Monsters, also, destroy that card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Crystron" Tuner from your Deck. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Crystron" Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Crystron Smiger" effect per turn, and only once that turn.
Crystron Prasiortle
Crystron Prasiortle
WATER Machine ★2
ATK 500 / DEF 2000
Cybernetic Rebellion [N]
You can target 1 face-up card you control; you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except Machine-Type Synchro Monsters, also destroy that card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Crystron" Tuner from your Deck. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 "Crystron" monster from your hand. You can only use 1 "Crystron Prasirator" effect per turn, and only once that turn.
Crystron Rosenix
Crystron Rosenix
WATER Machine ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 1000
Cybernetic Rebellion [R]
You can target 1 face-up card you control; you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except Machine-Type Synchro Monsters, also destroy that card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Crystron" Tuner from your Deck. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 "Crystron Token" (Machine-Type/WATER/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0), but it cannot be Tributed. You can only use 1 "Crystron Rosenix" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

The rest of the Crystron non-Tuners are used for level and effect variety. Get them into the graveyard with Undine/Recycler, Sulfefnir's cost, or by using them to summon Citadel Whale or a Synchro monster. Crystron Smiger lets you search Crystron Impact, Crystron Prasiortle puts a Crystron on the field to extend combos, and Crystron Rosenix puts a token on the field to destroy with Crystron effects, use as Citadel Whale fodder, or synchro material.

SSA combo

Citadel Whale
Citadel Whale
WATER Fish ★7
ATK 2350 / DEF 2150
Abyss Encounter [SR]
If this card is in your hand or GY: You can Tribute 2 WATER monsters; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Citadel Whale" once per turn. If this card is Special Summoned: You can Set 1 "Sea Stealth Attack" directly from your Deck. Once per turn, when your opponent activates a card or effect that targets 1 WATER monster you control (and no other cards) (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

Special Summon Citadel Whale which searches Sea Stealth Attack to establishes a powerful board state. Citadel Whale is a decent beater which also provides your WATER monsters protection against single target effects such as Dark Magic Circle, Raigeki Break, and Karma Cut. SSA essentially gives non-targeting removal effects to all high-leveled WATER monsters, while also protecting itself and Umi. SSA can also be used to protect your weaker monsters by banishing them with its first effect.

Sea Stealth Attack
Sea Stealth Attack
Continuous Trap
Abyss Encounter [SR]
When this card is activated: You can activate 1 "Umi" from your hand or GY. While "Umi" is on the field, this face-up card gains these effects.
● Once per turn: You can banish 1 WATER monster you control until the End Phase; this turn, face-up Spells/Traps you control cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects (even if this card leaves the field).
● At the start of the Damage Step, if your WATER monster whose original Level is 5 or higher battles an opponent's monster: Destroy that opponent's monster.

Your bread-and-butter combo would go something like this: Normal Summon Undine/Recycler and pitch Crystron Thystvern to the graveyard. Banish Thystvern to search Sulfefnir. Special Summon Sulfefnir which will target himself for destruction.

Special Summon Smiger from your deck with the destroyed Thystvern's effect and use Smiger's effect to destroy Umi and Special Summon a Tuner of your choice. (The destroyed Umi can be retrieved by SSA.)

At this point you have two choices: Ideally you have a Citadel Whale which you can Special Summon to search SSA. If not, use the monsters you have on the field to make a Synchro monster. In both cases banish Smiger in your graveyard to search Crystron Impact.

Tuners

Crystron Tuners are very self sufficient and unconventional. They Special Summon non-Tuners to pair with themselves, but do this during the opponent's turn which can be great disruption with their in-archetype Synchros.

Crystron Citree
Crystron Citree
WATER Machine ★2
ATK 500 / DEF 500
Cybernetic Rebellion [SR]
During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase: You can target 1 non-Tuner monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, but it has its effects negated (if any), and if you do, immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon 1 Machine-Type Synchro Monster using only that monster and this card (this is a Quick Effect). These Synchro Materials are banished instead of being sent to the Graveyard. You can only use this effect of "Crystron Citree" once per turn.

Crystron Citree banishes the monsters she uses as Synchro materials which set you up to use Citree for Crystron Impact and the non-Tuner to be used with Crystron Rion. When using Citree's effect, you usually want to revive Sulfefnir to go into Samurai Destroyer or revive Undine/Recycler to go into Ametryx. This is because most non-Tuner Crystrons want to be banished by their own effect.

Crystron Rion
Crystron Rion
WATER Machine ★3
ATK 500 / DEF 500
Cybernetic Rebellion [N]
During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase: You can target 1 of your banished non-Tuner monsters; Special Summon it, but it has its effects negated (if any), and if you do, immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon 1 Machine-Type Synchro Monster using only that monster and this card (this is a Quick Effect). These Synchro Materials are shuffled into the Deck instead of being sent to the Graveyard. You can only use this effect of "Crystron Rion" once per turn.

Crystron Rion serves as a recovery card by returning banished Crystrons to your deck, which you can later pitch to the graveyard with Undine/Recycler. Without Citadel Whale on hand/graveyard or if it is already on your field, You can use Crystron Rion along with the Crystron Smiger that Special Summoned him to make a level-6 Synchro such as White Aura Dolphin or Nekroz of Brionac.

Crystron Impact

Crystron Impact
Crystron Impact
Normal Trap
Spirit of the Beast [SR]
Target 1 of your banished "Crystron" monsters; Special Summon it, and if you do, if your opponent controls any face-up monsters, change their DEF to 0. During either player's turn, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard, when a card or effect is activated that targets a "Crystron" monster you control: You can banish this card from your Graveyard; negate that effect.

Crystron Impact combos really well with Crystron Ametrix especially during your opponent's turn. Citree is an ideal monster to revive with Impact because she already puts herself in the banish zone. So the combo would be to revive Citree with Impact, and reduce your opponent's DEF to 0 at the start of their Battle Phase. Then use Citree to revive Undine/Recycler to make Ametrix and effectively end their Battle Phase and leaving their monsters exposed.

Crystron Impact can also be used to revive a banished Sulfefnir and using Sulfefnir as a removal card with SSA.

Crystron Entry

Crystron Entry
Crystron Entry
Normal Trap
Cybernetic Rebellion [N]
Special Summon 2 "Crystron" Tuners (1 from your hand and 1 from your Graveyard). During either player's turn, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 "Crystron" monster you control; send 1 "Crystron" monster from your Deck to the Graveyard whose Level is different from that monster, and if you do, that monster becomes the Level of that monster sent to the Graveyard. You can only use this effect of "Crystron Entry" once per turn.

Crystron Entry's first effect is for enabling Synchro plays. Simply putting Crystron Tuners on the field is enough to setup a Synchro Summon with their inherent effects. This can also set you up to make Crystron Quariongandrax.

Another way to use the Special Summoned Crystrons is tributing them to Special Summon Citadel Whale, setting up your SSA combo.

The graveyard effect of Crystron Entry lets you adjust a Crystron monster's level for summoning a specific Synchro monster. More importantly this mills a Crystron to your graveyard, setting up Thystvern or Smiger's search effect.

Comments

Anonymous
Crystron has been Tier 2 on gamea for a while and was just bumped to Tier 1, matching duel links meta's ranking of it.

My question is why though? Almost nobody in KC GT or monthly ladder run these. They also run a high risk of timer loss
<< Anonymous
OTK whalordius Reply
Its tier 1 because it does alot. I havent bothered using it and tbh if i go back on my old account i coild easily build this. Its one of those decks where you watch a video of it and learn from that.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Almost nobody? Crystrons were the most played deck in the top 100 of the KCGT by far lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You must be typing that thing without even seeing the KC result.
Anonymous
What does it mean SSA?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nah, it's one of those but I don't tell you which one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSA
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sea Stealth Attack

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