Sunday, 20 February 2011

Karakuri Gadgets -First Draft Decklist-

Some may have sighted me talking about this build before. Here is a beta build, which uses cards from the OCG - but to make it TCG-able, I guess you could swap a Cannon for a Machina Force, and the two Komachis for a third Soldier/Strategist. In short, the idea of the deck is a combination of the Gadget archetype and the Karakuri monsters, of which I am a big fan. I've yet to playtest this, so I am expecting more than a few bugs, haha.

Monsters [24]
[3] Machina Gearframe
[2] Machina Fortress
[1] Machina Cannon
[1] Glow-Up Bulb
[2] Green Gadget
[2] Yellow Gadget
[2] Red Gadget
[2] Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan"
[2] Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick"
[2] Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi"
[2] Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 "Nishipachi"
[2] Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu"
Spells [10]
[1] Limiter Removal
[1] Book of Moon
[2] Pot of Avarice
[2] Mystical Space Typhoon
[1] Monster Reborn
[1] Dark Hole
[1] Giant Trunade
Traps [7]
[3] Ultimate Offering
[2] Seven Tools of the Bandit
[1] Solemn Judgement
[1] Solemn Warning
[1] Mirror Force
Extra Deck [15]
[1] Ally of Justice Catastor
[1] Naturia Beast
[1] Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
[1] Black Rose Dragon
[1] Naturia Landoise
[1] Ancient Fairy Dragon
[3] Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei"
[3] Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X "Bureido"
[1] Stardust Dragon
[1] Colossal Fighter
[1] Scrap Dragon

Obviously, this is a work in progress - the idea is that the Gadgets, as Level 4 monsters, make good Synchro Material. The Karakuri tuners (Watchdog 313, Strategist 248, Komachi 224) can then tune with them to form Shogun 00 or Steel Shogun 00X. While I'd love to go on about this in a meandering fashion, here's an example scenario - here, it's done with three Watchdogs. The third'd be in the Side Deck, most likely. You still get advantage even if, in Step 6, you get Strategist instead - it's just less. You also end up with two Burei's.

On field: Ultimate Offering. In hand, a Gadget and Watchdog 313.

1. Summon Watchdog 313.
2. Activate Ultimate Offering, pay 500LP.
3. Summon Gadget, search out another.
4. Watchdog + Gadget = Steel Shogun 00X, who summons a Watchdog 313 from the deck.
5. Pay 500LP, summon Gadget, search out another.
6. Watchdog + Gadget = Steel Shogun 00X, who summons a Watchdog 313 from the deck.
7. Pay 500LP, summon Gadget, search out another.
8. Watchdog + Gadget = Steel Shogun 00X, who summons a Strategist 248 from the deck. Strategist shifts it's own battle position; draw three.
9. Pay 500LP, summon Gadget, search out another.
10. Gadget+Strategist = Burei, who summons out another Level 4 Karakuri from the deck. TCG players can grab a Muso 818 or something.

That's the deck's primary principle. Thanks to the Gadgets, you +1 every time you Synchro Summon, and you then get three draws from the three Bureido draws. As for the build... Seven Tools are subjective. Basically, anti-negation is good, since this deck can't really run Trap Stun or Giant Trunade. Thoughts on the build?

Tangentially Related

Speaking of Gadgets, the above build was made when considering if a Exceed Gadget build was possible. Ultimate Offering makes summoning three Rank 4 Exceed Monsters a breeze with Gadgets.


  1. We should have a rematch to see of those 7 Tools will help at all ;)

  2. Heh, wouldn't be a bad idea. Might want to try out my other Karakuri builds as well (Machinakuri Town might be a good idea...).

  3. okay...thats pretty sweet. not gonna lie.

  4. Psychic splash with this should be fun.

    1x Mind Master, 1x Psychic Commander, 1x Emergency Teleport.

    Commander turns Gadgets into Burei's, Mind Master turns Burei into Bureido and Gadgets into Catastors. Hmmm.

  5. Why is it that the Apple iPad 64GB wifi 3G is not included in your list of gadgets?