YGOrganization | CDP: Simorgh Tri-Brigade 2024, ft. Swallow’s Cowrie


The Lord of the Storm still packs a punch!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome to today’s CDP, this time featuring the ancestry of the Simorgh archetype. This theme consists of WIND and DARK Winged Beast monsters, led by Simorgh, Lord of the Storm and Simorgh of Darkness. Each can tribute a WIND Winged Beast when a Spell/Trap or effect is activated, but Lord can shuffle a card on the field back into the deck while Darkness gets to negate its activation. To serve these two boss monsters, the theme has 4 Simorgh chicks that each carry an effect to Special Summon themselves from the GY while the opponent controls no cards in their S/T zone. Of course this effect serves as great fodder when Tribute Summoning your Simorgh bosses, but it also can be turned into effective Link Fodder to go into the Tri-Brigade side of the deck.

Speaking of the Tri-Brigade, this is the archetype that turns Beasts, Beast-Warriors, and Winged Beasts in your GY into link fodder, banishing them from your GY to summon a monster of one of those types, of equal LINK from your Extra Deck. Most importantly, Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen is the LINK-4 Winged Beast option, which banishes a card on the field when it or another monster of those types is Special Summoned to your field. Since the last time I’ve featured the Simorgh, the Tri-Brigade have also received a LINK-5 Winged Beast, Tri-Brigade Arms Bucephalus II, which can banish all cards your opponent controls when a monster declares an attack! The last major piece to the Tri-Brigade side of the deck is Tri-Brigade Revolt, a Trap Card that lets you Special Summon monsters of those Types from your GY or banishment, then immediately Link Summon with them. Of course this is great for springing a Shuraig on the opponent, but it also puts your Simorgh chicks back in the GY to Special Summon again on future turns.

Now all of this is well and good, but let’s talk consistency – how well does this archetype actually fair? And honestly, not too bad. Between Simorgh, Bird of Bringing to tutor any Simorgh card, Simorgh Onslaught which tutors both a WIND and DARK Simorgh monster, and Simorgh, Bird of Perfection which tutors any Simorgh S/T, you have plenty of consistency to get the cards you need to make your plays. All that, and they just got a new support card in Swallow’s Cowrie, a Quick-Play Spell that lets you Tribute a Winged Beast from your hand or field to tutor another with the same Level. This works great with the Simorgh, as you can tribute one Special Summoned from your GY to grab a new copy, such as if you want to tutor something with Bringing, but didn’t have a new copy in your hand yet. Enter the Simorgh Sky Battle, backed by the Tri-Brigade Roar!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 23
| Simorgh of Darkness
| Simorgh, Bird of Ancestry
| Simorgh, Lord of the Storm
| Dark Simorgh
||| Tri-Brigade Fraktall
||| Simorgh, Bird of Perfection
| Simorgh, Bird of Protection
| Cocatorium the Heavy Metal Avian
| Simorgh, Bird of Calamity
| Tri-Brigade Kerass
||| Simorgh, Bird of Bringing
| Tri-Brigade Kitt
|| Tri-Brigade Nervall
||| Simorgh, Bird of Beginning

Spells: 16
| Wing Requital
||| Simorgh Onslaught
| Simorgh Repulsion
||| Tri-Brigade Roar
| Tri-Brigade Rendezvous
||| Swallow’s Cowrie
| Tri-Brigade Showdown
| Tri-Brigade Stand-Off
|| Elborz, the Sacred Lands of Simorgh

Traps: 4
|| Tri-Brigade Revolt
| Tri-Brigade Oath
| Simorgh Sky Battle

Extra Deck:
| Lyrilusc – Recital Starling
||| Tri-Brigade Arms Bucephalus II
||| Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen
| Scareclaw Tri-Heart
| Hraesvelgr, the Desperate Doom Eagle
| Tri-Brigade Rugal the Silver Sheller
|| Harpie Conductor
| Tri-Brigade Bearbrumm the Rampant Rampager
| Tri-Brigade Ferrijit the Barren Blossom
| Ancient Warriors Oath – Double Dragon Lords

Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Fluffal, Aroma, BLS, Traptrix, Valkyrie, U.A., Railway, Ancient Gear

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