“Gusto” is an archetype of WIND monsters that was originally introduced in Visions of Ice back in May 2018 and that is yet to see any competitive play. One of the main things this archetype was previously lacking was a good Extra Deck to complement the various Special Summoning effects and this exactly what the new Mini BOX Tornado of Phantoms is seemingly trying to provide.
When Normal Summoned, this Level 3 Tuner allows you Special Summon a Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard. Thanks to What Grows in the Graveyard, you will begin the Duel with a copy of Dark Verger already there, so Junk Synchron will instantly give you access to a Level 5 Synchro (Daigusto Gulldos or Armades, Keeper of Boundaries).
When Gusto Gulldo is sent from the field to the Graveyard, it allows you to Special Summon a Level 2 or lower “Gusto” monster from your Deck.
You can Set Gusto Gulldo on Turn 1, wait for your opponent to destroy it with a Koa'ki Meiru Maximus, Vampire Kingdom or simply by battle and then Special Summon Winda, Priestess of Gusto from your Deck in Defense Position. When Winda is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, it allows you to Special Summon a “Gusto” Tuner from your Deck (Gusto Gulldo).
Neither Gusto Gulldo nor Winda has limitations when it comes to how many their effects can be activated during the same turn: use this opportunity to set up your Graveyard for Daigusto Gulldos and thin your Deck at the same time.
Keep in mind that, if you use Gusto Gulldo as Synchro Material, its effect will miss the timing because it’s optional (“When...you can…”).
When it attacks or is attacked, Armades prevents your opponent from activating cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step. This Level 5 is able to nullify popular Battle Traps such as Drowning Mirror Force and Wall of Disruption together with the floating effects of cards like Silent Magician and Silent Swordsman.
Another Level 5 Synchro with a pretty powerful effect: once per turn, by shuffling two “Gusto” monsters from your Graveyard into your Main Deck, Daigusto Gulldos allows you to destroy a face-up monster your opponent controls, essentially giving you a way to deal with high ATK monsters such as Koa'ki Meiru Maximus and Cosmo Brain while also preventing you from decking out before your opponent.
You can Summon Junk Destroyer by using Junk Synchron and Armades, Keeper of Boundaries or Daigusto Gulldos. When Synchron Summoned, Junk Destroyer allows you to destroy a number of cards on the field equal to the number of non-Tuner monsters used to Summon it. Junk Destroyer’s effect doesn’t require you to have any particular monsters in the Graveyard and it activates on Summon, which means your opponent won’t be able to use Floodgate Trap Hole or Paleozoic Canadia to prevent it.
Since Pilica, Descendant of Gusto’s effect requires some prior setup and also pretty much forces you to run a Level 2 Tuner, Junk Synchron + What Grows in the Graveyard is the easiest way to Summoning Daigusto Gulldos.
Without Gusto Gulldo, you will likely be completely open to an OTK from Koa'ki Meiru on Turn 2. Your backrow can also be negated by Koa'ki Meiru Sandman, which is why we would advise running Sphere Kuriboh or even Kuriboh.
Koa'ki Meiru Ice together with Koa'ki Meiru Maximus can get through the Gusto Gulldo + Winda, Priestess of Gulldo combination.
There are a lot of monsters you can’t get over naturally with anything in your deck: Wall of Disruption is highly advised to solve this issue. We are also running Enemy Controller in the Example Deck to take advantage of the various Special Summoning effects.
I'm currently playing this deck and it has quite a nice defense factor even against koa'ki meiru. They would have to hit your monsters with Maximus' effect, which they often do not, because they focus on the backrow first. So they defeat your face down Eagle and you keep summoning guys to avoid damage. Then you synchro summon and can actually win the duel with econ or some other tech.
Dkayed actually build a pretty decent deck around the Gusto archetype and if I remember correctly it wasn't very expensive.
Anonymous 16days ago
Actually if you just fill your deck with pure archetype floaters (and 2 Reeze) and run 3x Blessings for Gusto, this deck isn't half bad. It's a kind of a Monarch-style deck, just patiently wearing though your opponent's resources and doing what you can with a steady stream of mid-grade beaters. Reeze is also a fantastic non-destruction removal card.
I don't think that it is supposed to be an accurate representation of your gusto deck. But you could post it so that we could compare them.
Anonymous 17days ago
It's actually very *(relatively) cheap to make a full Gusto build. They don't really need Staples, either.
2-3x Shrine of Mist Valley(open with it)
2x Future Glow
1x Blessings for Gusto
1-2x Brain Hazard
I like a Limit Reverse, but there's like 2-3 slots that can be filled with drowning, tth, Space-time Police, thunbolt(those together) Trap stun, Mana dragon, econ,mystic box or... IDK, another Caam.
It's important to understand how powerful Future Glow and Brain Hazard are.
So let me leave you all with this..
What happens to little Winda when you banish one of your synchros(I'll let you decide which one) for Future Glow?
I like how they are fairly competitive without being expensive at all. I just saw a Playmaker video featuring this deck and the dude totally kicks ass. They can win even against Koa'ki Meirus. Not a weak deck at all.
This deck profile is called 'Gusto Synchro'. I can see why somebody brought up the fact this deck build many relies on JunK Synchron + What Grows In The Graveyard instead of the Gusto archetypes. The deck profiles name is misleading. At the same Gusto's are booty and dont really have much to work on.