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X-Saber Normal Synchro: deck recipe

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Overview

It can't be denied that the introduction of Synchros has not been successful so far—the new summoning mechanic still takes too many resources compared to the value it can ultimately bring.

There already is a viable X-Saber Deck, but this one, rather than focusing on the newly added XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and XX-Saber Boggart Knight, takes a different approach, taking advantage of the various support for Normal Monsters that is present in the game.

Example Deck

Knight of the Red LotusKnight of the Red LotusKnight of the Red LotusX-Saber Anu PiranhaX-Saber Anu PiranhaX-Saber Anu Piranha
Galaxy SerpentGalaxy SerpentUnexpected DaiUnexpected DaiUnexpected DaiPainful Decision
Painful DecisionPainful DecisionPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaBirthright
BirthrightBirthright----
Stardust DragonStardust DragonXX-Saber HyunleiXX-Saber HyunleiGravity Warrior-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

How to Use

Knight of the Red Lotus

If you have exactly three Normal Monsters in your Graveyard, you can banish two and Special Summon Knight of the Red Lotus from your hand; you can send X-Saber Anu Piranha or Galaxy Serpent from the Deck to the Graveyard with Painful Decision or just use them as material for a Synchro Summon.

Once per turn, Knight of the Red Lotus can Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from the Graveyard; you can Special Summon Galaxy Serpent and then Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon.

Unexpected Dai

This Spell Card allows you to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from your Deck, it’s a great way of getting two monsters on the field on your first turn and bring out XX-Saber Hyunlei; keep in mind that you can only activate Unexpected Dai if you control no monsters.

Painful Decision

Painful Decision allows you to add a copy of X-Saber Anu Piranha or Galaxy Serpent to your hand by sending another copy of the same card from your Deck to the Graveyard, giving you something to Special Summon with Birthright.

Paleozoic Canadia

Paleozoic Canadia is here for protection, it's a great card against some of the current most popular decks like Fur Hire.

You can Special Summon Canadia from the Graveyard as a Level 2 monster by chaining it to a Trap Card on the field; Canadia can then be used for protection or as Synchro Material.

Birthright

This Continuous Trap can Special Summon a Normal Monster from the Graveyard in Attack Position, you can use it for protection to avoid OTKs or to get a monster on the field for a Synchro Summon.

Stardust Dragon

The best—and only—generic Level 8 Synchro Monster, Stardust Dragon can negate the effect of any card that would destroy something on the field by tributing itself and then come back during the End Phase of that turn.

Stardust has a decent amount of ATK and an effect that provides protection against cards like Treacherous Trap Hole and Vampire Kingdom, but it's weak against Spellbook of Fate, Amazoness Onslaught and Vampire Vamp.

XX-Saber Hyunlei

When it's Synchro Summoned, Hyunlei can destroy up to 3 Spell/Trap Cards on the field, so it's essentially able to clear the opponent's backrow by itself.

You can Special Summon Hyunlei using X-Saber Anu Piranha and Galaxy Serpent or even two Paleozoic Canadia and Galaxy Serpent.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

This Skill guarantees a starting hand with at least a Monster, a Spell and a Trap Card, it’s great for consistency.

Matchups

Fur Hire Matchup

Wiz, Sage Fur Hire's “once per turn” negation can be an issue as it can prevent you from activating Unexpected Dai. Paleozoic Canadia is very important as it can slow down the opponent while you are setting up the field.

Amazoness Matchup

While this may look like an easy matchup for this deck due to the fact that X-Saber Hyunlei is able to destroy Amazoness Onslaught together with whatever the opponent has to protect his monsters, there is one glaring issue: Amazoness Queen; this deck has literally no way of getting around the protection from destruction by battle.

Overall Amazoness should not be too difficult to handle, but, once Queen is on the field, you are going to have to win by decking out the opponent, which should be possible if Amazoness Princess searched Onslaught and then Special Summoned Queen.

Vampire Matchup

Vampire Vamp is probably the biggest threat as Vampire Kingdom can be destroyed by Hyunlei and its effect could still be negated by Stardust; after losing the Field Spell, Vampires are a lot less threatening, but any monster with 2000 or more ATK is an easy target.

Masked HERO Matchup

Masked HERO Anki is able to get over Stardust Dragon and Hyunlei naturally, so flipping it face-down with Canadia and then attacking is the only way to get rid of it.

U.A Matchup

Paleozoic Canadia is again crucial because it can prevent the opponent from switching out U.A. Midfielderfor any of the high Level U.A. monsters, which are difficult to handle. U.A. Penalty Box is another issue because Stardust has no protection against it, but you can still destroy it and the Field Spell with Hyunlei.

Yubel Matchup

Stardust can negate Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys or Yubel - Terror Incarnate’s effect, taking you out of the the “Phoenix + Yubel” lockdown, but it's unlikely that you are going to get into that situation in the first place unless you were purposely attacking into Fire King Avatar Yaksha twice.

Silent Spellbook Matchup

Silent Magician’s negation can cause some issues as it can prevent Unexpected Dai and Painful Escape, even though you would still get a monster in the Graveyard with the latter; Silent Magician LV8 is difficult to handle without Canadia and Spellbook of Fate can just get rid of your Synchros.

Comments

Anonymous 13days ago
You actually cant make hyunlei with canadias it requires a non-tuner x-saber monster
Anonymous
You can also play Alector, SoB and negate her ability and most of the time he still a free summon I play two of him and one knight mostly cause I don’t own 3 knights but it’s been working great.
Anonymous
It is worth it?
raye ♡
a variant with saber slash can destroy amazoness queen ;)
<< Anonymous(raye ♡)
ValleCula Reply
Thank you, I'll add it in the next days!

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