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Flower Cardian: deck recipe [May 2020]

Duel Links Flower Cardian deck, Flower Cardian in the current meta, how to use.
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Overview

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.

Required Card Boxes

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Example Deck

Standard Version

Sphere KuribohSphere KuribohFlower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Maple with DeerFlower Cardian Clover with Boar
Flower Cardian Clover with BoarFlower Cardian Clover with BoarFlower Cardian PineFlower Cardian PineFlower Cardian PineFlower Cardian Zebra Grass
Flower Cardian Zebra GrassFlower Cardian Zebra Grass with MoonFlower Cardian Zebra Grass with MoonFlower Cardian Peony with ButterflyFlower Cardian Peony with ButterflyRecardination
RecardinationRecardinationFlower Stacking---
Flamvell UruquizasStardust Charge WarriorPowered InzektronSamurai DestroyerFlower Cardian BoardeflyFlower Cardian Boardefly

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Draw Sense: Low Level
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. In the Draw Phase, instead of conducting a normal draw, draw a random monster of Level 4 or lower.
Carly Carmine
Carly Carmine

How to Use

Sphere Kuriboh

Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
DARK Fiend ★1
ATK 300 / DEF 200
The Ultimate Rising [UR]
When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.

Flower Cardian Pine

Flower Cardian Pine
Flower Cardian Pine
DARK Warrior ★1
ATK 100 / DEF 100
Valhalla Calling [R]
If this card is Normal Summoned: Draw 1 card, show it, then send it to the Graveyard unless it is a "Flower Cardian" monster. You can only use this effect of "Flower Cardian Pine" once per turn. If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or if this card in your possession is destroyed by an opponent's card effect and sent to your Graveyard: You can draw 1 card.

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.

Field Control

Flower Cardian Clover with Boar
Flower Cardian Clover with Boar
DARK Warrior ★7
ATK 1000 / DEF 1000
Valhalla Calling [R]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Clover with Boar". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, you can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard.

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.

Flower Cardian Maple with Deer
Flower Cardian Maple with Deer
DARK Warrior ★10
ATK 1000 / DEF 1000
Valhalla Calling [R]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Maple with Deer". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, you can destroy 1 Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard.

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
Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly
DARK Warrior ★6
ATK 1000 / DEF
Valhalla Calling [N]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, look at the top 3 cards of your opponent's Deck, then place them all on the top or bottom of the Deck in any order. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. When this card is used as Synchro Material, you can treat it and all other Synchro Materials (that have a Level) as Level 2 monsters.

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
Flower Cardian Zebra Grass
DARK Warrior ★8
ATK 100 / DEF 100
Valhalla Calling [N]
While you control a Level 7 or lower "Flower Cardian" monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Flower Cardian" monsters. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can reveal any number of "Flower Cardian" monsters in your hand, shuffle them into the Deck, then draw the same number of cards.

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
Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon
DARK Warrior ★8
ATK 2000 / DEF 2000
Valhalla Calling [N]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Level 8 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Zebra Grass with Moon". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then you can Special Summon it if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. Once per turn, if this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can draw 1 card.

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.

Reincarnation & Flower Stacking

Recardination
Recardination
Normal Spell
Valhalla Calling [R]
Target 1 "Flower Cardian" monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions. If this card is sent to the Graveyard by a "Flower Cardian" monster's effect: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated Spell/Trap Card to your hand. Place the remaining cards on top of your Deck in any order.
Flower Stacking
Flower Stacking
Normal Spell
Valhalla Calling [N]
Choose 3 "Flower Cardian" monsters from your Deck and place them on top of the Deck in any order. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 "Flower Cardian" monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Hanazumi" once per turn.

Extra Decks

Flower Cardian Boardefly
Flower Cardian Boardefly
DARK Warrior ★6
ATK 2000 / DEF
Valhalla Calling [R]
1 Tuner + 2 non-Tuner monsters
If a "Flower Cardian" monster you control attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. Once per turn: You can banish 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your Graveyard; until the end of your opponent's next turn, your opponent cannot activate effects of cards in the Graveyard, also they cannot Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard.
Stardust Charge Warrior
Stardust Charge Warrior
WIND Warrior ★6
ATK 2000 / DEF 1300
Warriors Unite [SR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monstersWhen this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Stardust Charge Warrior" once per turn. This card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls, once each.
Powered Inzektron
Powered Inzektron
LIGHT Machine ★6
ATK 2500 / DEF 1600
Secrets of the Ancients [SR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monstersWhen this card is Synchro Summoned: This turn, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects, also you take no damage.
Samurai Destroyer
Samurai Destroyer
EARTH Machine ★7
ATK 2600 / DEF 1400
Dark Dimension [R]
1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters
If this card battles an opponent's monster, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step, also that opponent's monster has its effects negated during the Battle Phase only. If this face-up card in its owner's control leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can target 1 Machine monster in your GY; Special Summon it.
Flamvell Uruquizas
Flamvell Uruquizas
FIRE Pyro ★6
ATK 2100 / DEF 400
Stardust Acceleration [UR]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monstersDuring battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent. This card gains 300 ATK each time it inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent.

Other Cards Option

Arcana Force XIV - Temperance
Arcana Force XIV - Temperance
LIGHT Fairy ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 2400
Sartorius Kumar Unlock Event [SR]
During damage calculation, in either player's turn: You can discard this card; you take no Battle Damage from that battle. When this card is Summoned: Toss a coin and apply this effect. The effect lasts while this card is face-up on the field.● Heads: Halve all Battle Damage you take.● Tails: Halve all Battle Damage your opponent takes.
Flower Cardian Pine with Crane
Flower Cardian Pine with Crane
DARK Warrior ★1
ATK 2000 / DEF 2000
Valhalla Calling [N]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Level 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Pine with Crane". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then you can Special Summon it if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: Draw 1 card.
White Aura Dolphin
White Aura Dolphin
WATER Fish ★6
ATK 2400 / DEF 1000
Cybernetic Rebellion [SR]
1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes half its original ATK until the end of this turn. If this card you control is destroyed by an opponent's card (by battle or card effect) and sent to your GY: You can banish 1 other WATER monster from your GY; Special Summon this card, and if you do, it is treated as a Tuner.

Comments

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Anonymous
cool deck
Anonymous
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
Fackyoukomoney
Pure 🔥. Wipe my whole field and otk me in one turn.
ZukitoG5
Use Aroma strategy skill
<< Anonymous(ZukitoG5)
Anonymous Reply
not bad
Anonymous
Super powerful.
But no limits needed, the OTK doesn't work all the time.
Anonymous
sorry dude but this deck never win again my crystron
Anonymous
>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
Anonymous
This deck is so Pog
Anonymous
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
ZukitoG5
I really like flower cardians, they are top tier, I have beaten cyberdark, darklord, scrap, destiny heroes with poison, cyber, etcetera. But, they are kinda bricky, people who hate this deck is because they have lost against it, they do not know how to build it or they do not understand it
Anonymous
DARK WORLD DEALINGS +RECARDINATION is another way when you can't have neither pine nor stacking in first turn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
*gets DWD but without Recardination
*still bricks
Anonymous
Why are people complaining about this deck, it’s literally all or nothing. This deck has 6 cards in its 20 card deck to make it work meaning that they only have a 33.3% chance of “winning”. You can argue that you’re chances get greater the longer the game goes so ok let’s do that math. Opening hand 4 cards to draw you have a 37.5% chance of getting pine or stacking (6/16) and next turn (6/15) you have a 40% chance total best case scenario if you have grit assuming that the oppenent can’t 🔥 you 3 times over, or have Econ, or a kuhribo (spelling may be wrong), or a bacon savior etc. If you don’t get it then Other meta decks have a much greater odds than a 40%, need examples look at every tier one or zero deck in the history of this game, all of them have way more consistent setups than this deck, and even if they miss that chance they normally have a backup worst case scenario. The biggest difference is that this deck has at most a 40% chance of winning ASSUMING that the oppenent has NO counter play
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
On top of that, they’re another deck in the format- Amano Stun - that complète hard counters and insta wins against them
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The more messages like this, the more it is clear what kind of people adore this deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The f2p community- the people who matter
<< Anonymous
Noa Reply
This deck is just annoying, still against yubel it base low chances of wining

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