You can use Revendread Evolution to Ritual Summon any “Vendread” Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard. You must also Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or send a “Vendread” monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, whose total Levels equal the Level of the Ritual Monster you intend to Summon. The Ritual Summoned monster is destroyed during the End Phase of the next turn, but, since you can Ritual Summon it from the Graveyard, it isn’t that big of an issue.
In order to fully take advantage of Revendread Evolution, you can use it to Summon Revendread Slayer. Revendread Slayer is a Level 6 Ritual Monster that, if sent to the Graveyard, allows you to add a Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand and then send a “Vendread” monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. You can use Slayer’s effect to add Revendread Origin or Revendread Evolution to your hand and then send a “Vendread” Ritual Monster, Vendread Houndhorde, Vendread Strikes, Vendread Core or Vendread Anima to the Graveyard.
Once per battle, if Revendread Slayer battles an opponent’s monster, you can banish a Zombie monster from your Graveyard to increase its ATK by 300. Revendread Slayer will not lose this ATK boost unless it’s flipped face-down, and you can activate this effect multiple times during the same Battle Phase.
Revendread Origin is another Ritual Spell that can be used to Ritual Summon any “Vendread” Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard. You must also Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or banish Zombie monsters from your Graveyard, whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the Ritual Monster you intend to Summon.
If a Revendread Slayer(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can banish Revendread Origin from your Graveyard instead. Since Revendread Executor’s name becomes “Revendread Slayer” while it’s on the field, you can use Revendread Origin to protect it. It’s also notable that you can use Origin’s effect to protect multiple copies of Revendread Slayer, which is relevant against Desperado Barrel Dragon and Treacherous Trap Hole.
If Vendread Core is in your Graveyard, you can banish another Zombie monster from your Graveyard to Special Summon it. All non-Ritual “Vendread” monsters can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard, but, when they leave the field, if they were Special Summoned by their own effect, they are banished.
Having these monsters face-up on the field is really important because, if they are used to Ritual Summon a “Vendread” monster, that monster gains an additional effect. If a “Vendread” monster is Ritual Summoned using a face-up Vendread Core, your opponent cannot target that monster with card effects. Note that, if your Ritual Monster is flipped face-down or is banished via World Legacy Clash, it’s going to lose any additional effect.
If Vendread Houndhorde is in your Graveyard, you can discard a “Vendread” card to Special Summon it. If a “Vendread” monster is Ritual Summoned using a face-up Vendread Houndhorde, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target a Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls and banish it. You can use this effect to get rid of your opponent’s back row or to banish cards like Geartown and Ancient Gear Fortress.
If Vendread Revenants is destroyed by battle or by an opponent’s card effect and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon it.
If a “Vendread” monster is Ritual Summoned using a face-up Vendread Revenants, it gains the ability to, once per turn, target a Special Summoned monster your opponent controls and banish it. Say goodbye to Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En, Elemental HERO Brave Neos and Desperado Barrel Dragon.
Vendread Nights is a great Field Spell that has great synergy with the rest of the archetype. Once per turn, you can discard a card to add a “Vendread” monster from your Deck to your hand.
It’s unfortunate that Vendread Nights cannot search Revendread Evolution and Revendread Origin, but it does allow you to add any “Vendread” Ritual Monster to your hand without expending your Normal Summon and it can also be used to search non-Ritual “Vendread” monsters.
Aside from giving you access to any monster of the archetype, Vendread Nights also allows your “Vendread” monsters to attack multiple times during the same Battle Phase. You do need to banish a “Vendread” monster from your Graveyard in order to activate this effect and you can only do it if your opponent controls another monster that you can attack, but it’s still a nice addition to what would already be an undeniable inclusion.
Revendread Executor is the highest ATK monster in your Deck. 3000 ATK is respectable, but, with monsters like Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon still around, it’s not exactly enough. Beatdown will make your monsters more threatening and give more value to Vendread Nights’ secondary effect.
How does Summoning the Level 8 Revendread Executor using only the Level 1 Vendread Core sound? Now that’s a 3000 ATK monster that cannot be targeted by your opponent’s card effects and that can also prevent other cards you control from being targeted.
Always opening with at least a Ritual Monster means that you only have to worry about the Ritual Spell. Heavy Starter notably increases the consistency of the Deck, but it also forces you to run Vendread Battlelord or Vendread Chimera.