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Paleozoic: deck recipe

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Overview

Introduced in the Valiant Souls box are the Paleozoic cards, which are monster trap cards that play differently than the tiki trap cards. On their own they can be pretty weak, but boost them with Wetlands, and having Vision HERO Witch Raider in the deck can make them very strong.

Example Deck 1

SkillRestart
Essential cards
CostMid - Expensive
Pack
(Box reset)
Valiant SoulsValiant Souls
Selection Box Vol. 01 MiniSelection Box Vol. 01 Mini
Vision HERO Witch RaiderAmulet of AmbitionAmulet of AmbitionWetlandsWetlandsWetlands
Paleozoic HallucigeniaPaleozoic HallucigeniaPaleozoic HallucigeniaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic Canadia
Wall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionPaleozoic PikaiaPaleozoic PikaiaPaleozoic PikaiaJar of Greed
Jar of GreedJar of Greed----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Yugi Muto
Yugi Muto

Example deck 2

SkillChain Reaction
Essential cards
CostMid - Expensive
Pack
(Box reset)
Valiant SoulsValiant Souls
Vision HERO Witch RaiderVision HERO Witch RaiderAmulet of AmbitionAmulet of AmbitionWetlandsWetlands
Paleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionPaleozoic Pikaia
Paleozoic PikaiaPaleozoic PikaiaCurse of AnubisHallowed Life BarrierHallowed Life BarrierPaleozoic Marrella
Paleozoic MarrellaPaleozoic Marrella----

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Chain Reaction
Can be used each time you activate a Trap card. Decreases your opponent's Life Points by 200.
Odion
Odion

How to use

Paleozoic trap monsters

The Paleozoic cards are trap cards that can be special summoned as a monster when they are in the graveyard and a trap card is activated. They each have 1 effect when used as a trap, and they all are unaffected by monster effects when they become monster cards, which means that they are not affected by cards like Sphere Kuriboh, or Sylvan monsters. As monster cards, they have low attack, but since they are Aqua level 2 monsters, they can be boosted by using Wetlands to make them have 2400 attack.

Since they are mostly used as high attack easily summonable monsters, the Paleozoic cards can be interchanged with one another. You don't necessarily need to use, or bring 3 Canadia and Hallucigenia in the deck, but adding more copies of Canadia and Hallucigenia can be useful since they are the one that disrupt your opponent's attack. You can switch out the ones you're missing with the other Paleozoic cards like Paleozoic Eldonia, or Paleozoic Leanchoilia, which are just as useful at times.

Clearing back row

You can tribute summon Witch Raider by using your monsters, or your trap card(s), and activate Witch Raider's effect to destroy all spells and traps your opponent controls. This benefits the Paleozoic play style since they need to be in the graveyard to activate their effects anyway, but you won't be able to special summon them this turn due to Witch Raider's effect. Witch Raider is effective against defensive stall decks that relies heavily on their trap effects, and she also destroys field spells to get rid of cards like Temple of the Mind's Eye.

Paleozoic supports

  • Wetlands is a good support card for the Paleozoic monsters since it will make all their attack to 2400, and they aren't even all that difficult to summon.
  • Amulet of Ambition is also quite the amazing support for the Paleozoic monsters since you will often battle monsters that are at least level 4, making them at least 2200 attack, which also scales when you go against a higher level monsters. It also lets you re-use them if they ever get sent to the graveyard.
  • Curse of Anubis can be a good defensive option since you can activate it at the start of your turn to make all your opponent's defense to 0, allowing you to destroy them easily even if you don't have Wetlands active. This also won't affect your Paleozoic monsters since they are treated as normal monsters.

Standard traps

You can put some standard generic backrow protection in the deck. This can give you room for some flexibility in the deck since you can put almost any trap cards to special summon the Paleozoic cards. Wall of Disruption lowers your opponent's monsters so you can survive or attack over them without Wetlands, and Hallowed Life Barrier protects you for a turn while sending a Paleozoic card to the grave. These Trap cards will also be the trigger to special summon your Paleozoic Trap cards as monsters from the graveyard. Jar of Greed is an excellent trigger, because it draws a card when it is activated allowing to gain card advantage when chained with Paleozoic monsters.

You can put some standard generic backrow protection in the deck. This can give you room for some flexibility in the deck since you can put almost any trap cards to special summon the Paleozoic cards. Wall of Disruption lowers your opponent's monsters so you can survive or attack over them without Wetlands, and Hallowed Life Barrier protects you for a turn while sending a Paleozoic card to the grave. These Trap cards will also be the trigger to special summon your Paleozoic Trap cards as monsters from the graveyard. Jar of Greed is an excellent trigger, because it draws a card when it is activated allowing to gain card advantage when chained with Paleozoic monsters.

You can put some standard generic backrow protection in the deck. This can give you room for some flexibility in the deck since you can put almost any trap cards to special summon the Paleozoic cards. Wall of Disruption lowers your opponent's monsters so you can survive or attack over them without Wetlands, and Hallowed Life Barrier protects you for a turn while sending a Paleozoic card to the grave. These Trap cards will also be the trigger to special summon your Paleozoic Trap cards as monsters from the graveyard. Jar of Greed is an excellent trigger, because it draws a card when activated allowing you to gain card advantage when chained with Paleozoic traps in the graveyard.

Other useful cards

CardExplanation
Reverse Glasses
Reverse Glasses
Only lasts until the end phase, but you can activate this at the start of the turn to special summon and get over your opponent's monsters.
Snipe Hunter
Snipe Hunter
Sends your paleozoic monsters to the grave and destroys your opponent's card(s).
Ultimate Providence
Ultimate Providence
Mostly good for negating traps since most of the cards in the deck are traps, but this can negate crucial cards. Divine Wrath can also be good.
Paleozoic Leanchoilia
Paleozoic Leanchoilia
Returns your banished paleozoic monster traps back to the grave so you can special summon again.
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Prevents threatening monsters, and your paleo monsters can often get over them if you have Wetlands active.
Planet Pathfinder
Planet Pathfinder
Since the Paleozoic cards are special summon, you can use your normal summon to help get Wetlands more easily.

Comments

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Valencia
I dueled someone who was running this with Lightsworn.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous Reply
It's called tcg plebs
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Might have been me, I was running this deck with grass and 30 cards.
EXoTiC 20days ago
My Special KoG Deck
Player ID : 218-918-537

Of Course the deck contains 3x Masked Hero Anki xD

This deck have a way around all current meta
If you can build it then Enjoy .
<< Anonymous(Valensia )
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Telling a Paleo deck to not use 3 Canadia is like:

- telling a Fur Hire deck to not use Beat, Dyna, and Wiz
- telling a DARK Hero deck to not use Masked Hero Anki
- telling a Sylvan deck to not use Komushroomo and Marshalleaf
- telling an Amazoness deck to not use Princess and Onslaught
<< Anonymous
Xenon 19days ago Reply
Normally people rage when they see such a stall deck, but well it seems okay to them now.
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Hey, better than another Fur Hire.
<< Anonymous(EXoTiC)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Awsome deck , should be added to deck list above
Holla
You can’t get wetlands so what’s the point in this deck lol
<< Anonymous(Holla)
Anonymous Reply
You won Wetlands during past events. I have 3 copies of it.
<< Anonymous(Holla)
holla Reply
i wasnt playing the game when they released it in that event :/ i guess new players just have to miss out :/
Anonymous
What about using Storm? It can get your traps in the graveyard and destroy the enemy back row cards
Anonymous
I'm confused. It says in the descriptions clearly that they can't be affected by monster effects but any time I try to battle them they stay alive. It says nothing about "can't be destroyed by battle" so...the fuck?
<< Anonymous
Medikando Reply
That occurs when use that hallowed life barrier ( run ocg rules and protect monsters from kill by battle like wabiku)
<< Anonymous(Medikando)
Anonymous Reply
But its not supposed to, it only prevents damage not destruction.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
My guess would be that in Japan it's worded similarly to Waboku. (Remember the old SDY Waboku wording that says it prevents Battle Damage to monsters?) Either way, it's how the card works in Japan that matters in Duel Links. (Fusion Tag's another card that works differently between the TCG/OCG for example.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's the official ruling for the OCG. The one that's "not supposed to happen" is the TCG ruling since they messed it up.
Anonymous
I have a question, if the paleozoics monsters are inmune to monsters efect, this means they can not be affected to the special sumon of lavagolem
sorry for my bad english
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lava Golem doesn't target. It is just a tribute.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Idk you have to try, english is good dont worry.
Anonymous
Tried this deck for fun because it looked cool. Found it inconsistent even against SDs
Anonymous
This deck is better as a burn deck. If you run the right amount of Paleozoics with stall back-row, it becomes next to impossible to lose. Run chain burn and put in 3 Lava Golems for a win condition and removal and this deck is really strong. Not meta, but strong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There's really too much backrow hate for stall/burn to thrive. Sylvan mushroom, geargia attacker and mask change all get around or destroy backrow.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I hosed this deck with spellbooks. Banishing wetlands hurts the deck too much and summoning Blizzard princess robs them of backrow.

But yes, too much backrow hate for the deck to do well.
Anonymous
how is this "mid"-expensive, with 3 hallucigenia, and 3 witch raider
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The version without Hallucigenia is.
Anonymous
Whales unite!!!
Anonymous
Mid - expensive? This deck needs 3 Hallucigenia (UR from SELECTION BOX) and 3 Canadia. And witch Raider.
Anonymous
I find this deck to be quite fun to be honest it can hold its own against Sylvan and Geargia since Paleozoics is not affected by the monster effect. Though Mirror Wall, Wall of D, and Amulet of Ambition is really crucial to face the high atk monster like Masked Hero or big Sylvan monster (when not affected by rose lover)

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