The Amazoness archetype received some amazing support with the addition of Amazoness Onslaught. Something important to note however is that we know Elegant Mai is making a return in early May, and from the latest datamines we know Amazoness Princess is added to the game, however we do not yet know if Amazoness Princess will be unlockable or not but it’s safe to assume Elegant Mai will bring with her some new Amazoness Support. If Amazoness Princess is unlockable that would be amazing because it would make the deck more consistent (you could search your Amazoness Onslaught with her). Also the level cap will be increased later this month, so it’s possible that we will get more Amazoness cards by leveling up Mai, who knows maybe Amazoness Village will be obtainable?!
If Amazoness do get new support that would be included in this deck we will revisit this guide when the time comes.
Amazoness right now seem like a good rogue deck. There are a lot of people playing Sylvans so more and more people are picking up a deck that does well against it, like Cyber Angels with Saffira, and this deck has an amazing win rate against Cyber Angels. It also does well against Destiny Heroes (which now run Masked Hero Anki). However it has a hard time against Geargias because they can take out your monsters and backrow without attacking.
The main goal of this deck is to start out with Amazoness onslaught and start banishing your opponent’s monsters with its effect, that’s why you use Restart or Balance to raise that consistency.
Amazoness Onslaught’s effect will activate after the damage calculations, even if your monster was destroyed by battle, which means the way this card is countered is with cards like Super Rush Headlong. This card’s effect activates even if it was your opponent who attacked, so if you don’t have enough life points you can put your monsters in defense and still banish your opponent’s monsters.
This card also has two other effects. The first one being that you can special summon 1 Amazoness monster during your battle phase and it will gain 500 atk this turn if you do so. This means that if you have this card on the field, and an Amazoness monster in your hand, it’s best to not normal summon during your main phase, but rather go to your battle phase and then special summon it for that attack increase. You can also use this effect during your opponent’s battle phase, this can be very useful for survival. Keep in mind however that this effect can not be activated during the damage step, so if your opponent attacks and you want to special summon an Amazoness monster you need to summon it during the battle step.
Its third and last effect is that when this card you control is destroyed, you can special summon an Amazoness monster from your graveyard. So even if your opponent gets rid of this card , you get some last use out of it.
Another new Amazoness card from the latest box. This card can be special summoned from your hand or graveyard whenever you summon an Amazoness monster. Now the most important part about this card is that it can be special summoned from your graveyard, meaning you can bring this card back over and over again and crash it into your opponent’s monsters (while Onslaught is on the field) to gain card advantage, and use your bigger Amazoness monsters to attack your opponent directly.
Only one copy is included because having too much can make you brick, and you really only need one to use multiple times.
This card does have a very low attack, so you’ll have to be careful with your life points if you attack with this monster.
We settled on these three ladies for our main attackers.
If you do not have 3 copies of Amazoness Paladin you could replace her with Amazoness Fighter or Amazoness Tiger.
Amazoness Swordswoman seems to be the most important one of these three, her effect alone can win games even if you don’t have Amazoness Onslaught. You can keep her alive with Impenetrable attack for more damage. You can attack monsters in defense position (for example if you used Curse of Anubis) to make your opponent lose life points, and even bring her back with Powerful Rebirth.
Amazoness Paladin is here for her high attack, she will always at least have 1800 attack, but she can get up to 2000 maximum which gets over the most popular level 4 drops.
The only way you’ll get use out of Amazoness Sage’s effect is if she is paired up with Impenetrable attack, if she can attack directly, or if you used Windstorm/Curse of Anubis and attack a monster in defense position because in most situations her attack will be lower than all other level 4 monsters (even the level 4 destiny Heroes have more attack).
Besides Amazoness Onslaught, this seems to be one of the core traps you could use in this deck. This card allows you to get more use out of Amazoness Onslaught, get in more damage through Amazoness Swordswoman’s effect, make your Amazoness Sage invincible so you can use her effect to destroy backrow and also protects against one of the main counters, Super Rush Headlong. There is just so much synergy in this deck it would be a shame not to run it.
You can also use this card’s effect to take 0 battle damage when you crash in with your Amazoness Baby Tiger.
Although there might be more expensive, better spells/traps, we wanted to feature these cards in our list to make the deck cheaper but also explain why they should be considered and can be amazing.
Normally if you attack a monster in attack position, or your opponent attacks your monster, both will be removed from the field (one is destroyed by battle and the other is banished by Onslaught), so you basically go one for one. However if you can get a Windstorm/Curse of Anubis of against multiple of your opponent monsters, you can then attack into them on your next turn, and because they will be in defense position, your monsters will survive, and theirs will be banished, giving you a lot of card advantage if used at the right time.
Although our version uses two copies of Powerful Rebirth you can use a more budget version with only one copy.
Amazoness Heirloom was also included in the latest box, however this card really isn’t that good and doesn’t add much to the deck, so although in theory it might seem great, in reality it’s useless against the same cards/effects that counter Amazoness Onslaught like Super Rush Headlong. You are better of running other defensive spells/traps.
More copies of Amazoness Paladin can be picked up with the UR tickets you get from doing PvP.
Other good spells/traps to use with this deck would be cards like Ultimate Providence/Forbidden Chalice, mostly to negate the effect of Sylvans, but because you run a lot of traps, Ultimate Providence can be used to negate an opponent’s trap.
With balance, if you want to start (100% of the time) with at least one card of a certain type (monster/spell/trap) you need to run 6 in a 20 card deck. If you want at least two, you need to run 11 in a 20 card deck. So if you run 11 monsters and 9 traps you would be 100% sure to start with 2 monsters and 1 trap (the fourth card will be random).
|A great amazoness card that can get its attack quite high, however keep in mind you cannot control this card and Amazoness Baby Tiger at the same time because they are both treated as Amazoness Tiger, and you can only control one at a time.|
|This card kind of is a weaker version of Amazoness Swordswoman, because both make you not take any battle damage, however Swordswoman inflicts that damage on your opponent.|
|Although it might be situation most times, this card can come in clutch. Imagine having an Amazoness monster with Onslaught on the field, and you have Impenetrable Attack available, you could force your opponent to attack with all monsters meaning they would all be banished.|
|Has the same purpose as Impenetrable Attack, but has additional synergy with Amazoness Swordswoman.|