Unveiling Mario Kart, the Deck!
Welcome back to another hybrid CDP, this time featuring the Gold Pride with their two new support cards and a slew of supporting engines. The Gold Pride archetype consists of monsters of various Types and Levels that each facilitating the summoning of a different monster from the Extra Deck, and if you use the effect of one of those Extra Deck Gold Pride monsters, it returns itself there during the End Phase and summons its base form in its place. For example, Gold Pride – Captain Carrie tutors a Gold Pride Trap on Summon, and is a Level 3 to leverage into the Xyz Summon of Gold Pride – Chariot Carrier, which can detach a material to tutor any Gold Pride Spell. In the upcoming LEDE set, Gold Pride was revealed to receive two new monsters: their first Level 5 Tuner and a new Level 8 Synchro! Gold Pride – Assassinator (YGOrg Translation) is their new Main Deck option, able to banish another Gold Pride monster from your hand, field, or GY to Special Summon a Gold Pride Token with its Level. For example, a spent Gold Pride – Leon turns into the Level 3 you need to Synchro Summon Gold Pride – Annihilator (YGOrg Translation) ! Annihilator carries a Quick Effect to destroy an opponent’s Extra Deck monster, or two if you have less LP, giving you yet another way to disrupt your opponent and control the flow of the duel.
Now that we’ve covered the new Gold Pride, let’s talk about the second primary archetype, the Goblin Bikers. These Level 3 monsters are all about Special Summoning themselves from the hand, making R3NK Xyz Monsters, and detaching/attaching Xyz Materials to your benefit. Of course they can be used to make a Chariot Carrie, but they also have Goblin Biker Big Gabonga, which tutors a Goblin monster on summon and can attach a face-up monster as Xyz Material whenever any card is detached from an Xyz. This is a fairly consistent engine once you factor in Goblin Biker Grand Entrance and Goblin Biker Dugg Charger, and supports the theme well in place of the more traditional pairing of P.U.N.K. monsters with the Gold Pride.
Let’s move on to the final archetypes in play today – and that’s the Nemeses monsters and the Horus archetype. For the first case, the Nemeses share an affinity for Special Summoning themselves from the hand; however, they get to do so by shuffling banished monsters back into the deck. This allows you to recycle your spent Gold Pride monsters, banished with Captain Carrie or Assassinator, as well as generate plenty of monsters for Link Summons. They also lead to the boss monster, Archnemeses Eschatos, which can lock down Special Summoning of a single Type of monster, something you can easily play around with the 14 different Types of monsters in your deck! On the other side of the coin, the Horus theme punishes your opponent for removing your cards from the field by card effect, with Imsety, Glory of Horus exacting immediate revenge by sending a card on the field to the GY and Hapi, Guidance of Horus recovering 2 cards from your GY or banishment. At any rate, enjoy this high-speed Grand Prix, with this unified strategy of Gold Pride, Goblin Bikers, Nemeses, and Horus monsters!
| Archnemeses Eschatos
||| Imsety, Glory of Horus
| Hapi, Guidance of Horus
| Gold Pride – Nytro Head
|| Gold Pride – Roller Baller
|| Gold Pride – Assassinator
| Nemeses Corridor
||| Goblin Biker Dugg Charger
|| Gold Pride – Leon
| Nemeses Umbrella
| Goblin Biker Clatter Sploder
| Goblin Biker Mean Merciless
| Goblin Biker Boom Mach
||| Gold Pride – Captain Carrie
|| Nemeses Flag
||| Upstart Goblin
||| Goblin Biker Grand Entrance
||| Gold Pride – The Crowd Goes Wild!
| Gold Pride – That Came Out of Nowhere!
| King’s Sarcophagus
||| Gold Pride – Better Luck Next Time!
|| Gold Pride – Start Your Engines!
| Gold Pride – Pin Baller
| Gold Pride – Annihilator
| Gold Pride – Star Leon
| Goblin Biker Big Gabonga
| Ashura King
|| Gold Pride – Chariot Carrie
| Leviair the Sea Dragon
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Salamangreat Raging Phoenix
| Worldsea Dragon Zealantis
| Promethean Princess, Bestower of Flames
| Gold Pride – Nytro Blaster
| S:P Little Knight
| Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss
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