Flower Cardian: deck recipe

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Most Flower Cardian monsters have the effect of Special Summoning themselves by tributing a Cardian monster you control. You will then get to draw a card and, if it is a Cardian monster, trigger the Special Summoned monster's second effect. For this reason Cardian decks must be almost completely composed of Cardian monsters.

Cardians are very bricky, and their high-leveled monsters have very low stats. But in exchange for raw power they offer powerful effects and support that would otherwise be broken in other archetypes. Additionally their effects do not have a "once per turn" restriction, so you are free to summon as much as you can.

Grit will be used to prevent you from dying due to a bricky starting hand because Cardians have no in-archetype way of fetching Flower Cardian Pine.

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Standard Version

Note: We are currently testing this deck's performance.

Flower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Clover with BoarFlower Cardian Clover with BoarFlower Cardian Clover with Boar
Flower Cardian PineFlower Cardian PineFlower Cardian PineFlower Cardian Zebra GrassFlower Cardian Zebra GrassFlower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon
Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with MoonFlower Cardian Peony with ButterflyFlower Cardian Peony with ButterflyFlower Cardian Pine with CraneRecardinationRecardination
Flower StackingFlower Stacking----
Stardust Charge WarriorBlack Rose DragonFlower Cardian BoardeflyFlower Cardian BoardeflyWhite Aura DolphinWhite Aura Dolphin


[Skill] descriptionUser
If you had 4000 or more Life Points at the start of that turn, you Life Points will not fall below 1 for one time only. This Skill will only activate once per Duel.
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Jaden Yuki

How to Use

Flower Cardian Pine

The most important card in this deck and the first monster you always play. Not getting Flower Cardian Pine in your starting hand, or having it stolen by your opponent, is an immediate lose condition if it wasn't for Grit.

Upon Normal Summon Flower Cardian Pine lets you draw a card. This is best comboed by Flower Stacking to put the Flower Cardian monster you want to summon on top of your deck before you Normal Summon Flower Cardian Pine.

Flower Cardian Pine with Crane

Because of its summoning condition Flower Cardian Pine with Crane can only be summoned by tributing Flower Cardian Pine. When Special Summoned, Flower Cardian Pine with Crane lets you Special Summon the Cardian monster at the top of your deck. In turn this will trigger the Special Summoned Cardian monster's effect so this one move could be quite powerful. Flower Cardian Pine with Crane lets you draw a card if it battled during the turn.

Keep in mind if you draw Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon or another Flower Cardian Pine with Crane you cannot immediately Special Summon it with Flower Cardian Pine with Crane's effect because of their innate restrictions.

Field Control

Flower Cardian Clover with Boar and Flower Cardian Maple with Deer can respectively destroy your opponent's monsters and Spell/Trap cards on top of the standard Cardian draw effect. Both effects combined make these monsters great for gaining advantage and controlling the field.

If you control multiple copies, you can alternately tribute and Special Summon between both monsters to clear your opponent's board.

Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly

Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly makes synchro summoning work in a deck with almost all high-leveled monsters, this is because of its effect to treat all Synchro materials as level-2. This level adjustment easily gives you access to level-4 and level-6 Synchro monsters.

You can choose to not activate Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly's level adjustment and simply pair it with Flower Cardian Pine or Flower Cardian Pine with Crane to make a level-7 Synchro monster.

Aside from being a great Synchro enabler, Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly is able to change the arrangement of the top cards of your opponent's deck to put key cards at the bottom.

Flower Cardian Zebra Grass

Flower Cardian Zebra Grass lets you extend your field because he is a no cost Special Summon as long as you control a level-7 or lower Cardian monster. Its effect is not as powerful as the other Cardian monsters but can help you get a better hand. Use him as tribute for other Cardian monsters or as Synchro material.

Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon interacts with Flower Cardian Zebra Grass similar to how Flower Cardian Pine with Crane interacts with Flower Cardian Pine, because of Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon's summoning condition it can only be summoned by using Flower Cardian Zebra Grass as tribute. It then acts similarly to Flower Cardian Pine with Crane with the difference of drawing a card after destroying an opponent's monster.


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tbh there should be no deck that cycles through their entire deck in one turn. 🔥 is stupid especially in a game as limited as duel links. cmon now
<< Anonymous
0w0taku 1days ago Reply
Heart of the underdog exodia has the ability to draw the entire deck in one turn xD
cool deck
Hero Chojiro
They really should have waited till ArcV world so I can really show everyone why cardians are king
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply that. But WAYY better.And relevant
<< Anonymous(SCUD)
Anonymous Reply
ok boomer
<< Anonymous(Hero Chojiro)
Anonymous Reply
cardians won't ever be able to make their main bosses since they require 4 and 5 monsters respectively
<< Anonymous(Hero Chojiro)
Anonymous Reply
Is this guy 1NBR3D? I mean, look at that head.
How do I beat flower cardian grit besides maybe praying for sphere kuriboh? All of a sudden it seems like a bunch of people are all using this and I dropped all the way from legend 3 to 1 now. If they don't always get absolutely everything they need to clear my whole field and 🔥 me, then grit will always work for them whenever I am about to 🔥 them and then they just get everything to 🔥 me on their next turn. Please help. This is making me want to quit ranked duels if I keep on running into this everytime I log on.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maybe I could try the parshath engine.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
use Divine Wrath, Forbidden Chalice and Parshath.
Also If you can't beat them, join them.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
- Duel Standby Amano Iwato. First turn Amano = instant surrender for Cardian. But less people would play Amano deck next season after Clash got nerfed.
- Parshath trap. Negate + shuffle the monster back to the deck, preventing your oppenent from using Recardination. But next season Desperado player would switch into fullmachine version instead of Parshath version since Master of Destiny got nerfed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Canadia doesn't work..they still can special summon even the pine is face down
Pure 🔥. Wipe my whole field and otk me in one turn.
RIGHT... this legit needs to be banned. Had a whole field set up (bewd) and it just beat me in one turn afterwards... ONE TURN!! it cycled through its whole deck and summoned everything possible, this is just unfair. How can this be allowed?!?!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
all this whining, y'all git gud
<< Anonymous
MagmaSeraph Reply
>there is nothing to talk about

I gave specific reasons as to why the deck isn't as overpowered as it seems. I gave a list of its weaknesess in terms of its ability to brick.

I got answers like:
"wow ur trying to sabatoge peoples mindset"
"How is this deck bricky i won so many times"

Why do i get the feeling you're the dude who couldn't figure out why i brought up the concept of power creep?
<< Anonymous
Helpful Troll Reply
Darklords beat this deck all day
<< Anonymous(Helpful Troll)
Anonymous Reply
Which isn't hard considering how good this deck at bricking.
Use Aroma strategy skill
<< Anonymous(ZukitoG5)
Anonymous Reply
not bad
Super powerful.
But no limits needed, the OTK doesn't work all the time.
sorry dude but this deck never win again my crystron
>econ takes your pine
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also thank you for your time and sorry for wasting your time and to anyone who read through this
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ugh I don't remember what we argued about already, but Ok, you win.

And you won more than any argument. You won my sympathy.

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
When your opponent respects you, this is the most valuable victory in any dispute or game and you have fully achieved this.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sorry I was wrong about you, and thank you for patience, I think I learned something new today. The internet never ceases to amaze me he heh
This deck is so Pog
After trying Cardian using different skill and different build, let me share my experience:
- Grit is my favorite skill. Really helpful against most deck including mirror match
- Only 2 monsters worthy to put at 3 copies : Pine and Clover
- Crane is garbage. Better not to run any.
- Maple has good effect but it should be enough at 2 copies. Because Clover's effect of destroying monster often forces your opponent to activate backrow by himself (especially those who run World Legacy Clash and TTH). Also Maple's level isn't compatible with Zebra Grass.
- Peony and Boardefly are underrated. You won't go far with Cardian if you only focus on Clover and Maple's effect
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
True. Peony can lock your opponent's moves by arranging their incoming cards properly

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