Verz Rabbit

This is the part 2 of my Dino Rabbit/Verz Rabbit post. The first decklist here is not a real big impact, I just changed 3 Kabazauls to 3 Evilswarm Heliotrope, 1 Dolkka to 1 Evilswarm Ophion and 2 Thunder King Rai-Oh for 2 Effect Veiler (because Ophion often falls prey to Monster effects, rather than S/T destruction). Just to mention it again, I still don’t call them Evilswarm, but Verz, cause Evilswarm sounds stupid to me.

Verz Rabbit (Dino Focus)

Decklist

Verz Rabbit Decklist September 2012

Monster (18)

3x Evilswarm Heliotrope (LV 4)

3x Sabersaurus (LV 4)

2x Rescue Rabbit (LV 4)

3x Jurrac Guaiba (LV 4)

2x Tour Guide From The Underworld (LV 3)

1x Sangan (LV 3)

1x Spirit Reaper (LV 3)

2x Effect Veiler (LV 1 – Tuner)

1x Gorz The Emissary Of Darkness (LV 7)

Spell (12)

1x Heavy Storm

1x Dark Hole

1x Monster Reborn

2x Pot Of Duality

3x Forbidden Lance

3x Mystical Space Typhoon

1x Book Of Moon

Trap (10)

2x Compulsory Evacuation Device

1x Starlight Road

1x Mirror Force

1x Torrential Tribute

2x Bottomless Trap Hole

2x Solemn Warning

1x Solemn Judgment

Extra (15)

1x A.O.J. Catastor (LV 5)

1x Stardust Dragon (LV 8)

1x Wind-Up Zenmaines (R 3)

1x Leviair The Sea Dragon (R 3)

1x Daigusto Emeral (R 4)

1x Maestroke The Symphony Djinn (R 4)

1x Blackship Of Corn (R 4)

1x Photon Papilloperative (R 4)

1x Gem-Knight Pearl (R 4)

1x Number 16: Shock Master (R 4)

1x Evilswarm Ouroboros (R 4)

2x Evolzar Laggia (R 4)

1x Evolzar Dolkka (R 4)

1x Evilswarm Ophion (R 4)

Side (15)

1x Hanewata (LV 1 – Tuner)

2x Maxx “C” (LV 2)

2x Thunder King Rai-Oh (LV 4)

1x Snowman Eater (LV 4)

2x Forbidden Chalice

2x Dimensional Prison

3x Macro Cosmos

1x Skill Drain

1x Mind Crush

Strategy and Explanation

There isn’t that much to explain except the Verz part, as I think. The rest is pretty similiar to the Dino Rabbit deck. Well first of why Verz (Evilswarm)? Just because of one single card:

Evilswarm Ophion

Evilswarm Ophion

While this card is on the field no player can Special Summon monsters with LV 5 or higher (Has to have at least 1 Xyz material to apply this effect). Does it ring a bell? Yes? Yeah, probably: This card doesn’t affect you at all (except maybe your Gorz and Stardust Dragon) and stops many decks when it’s out, especially Hieratic, Chaos Dragon, Dark World (Still gets blown up by a discarded Grapha – Debunk as a side deck choice??). Too bad that it’s still unknown when it will come out in TCG or if it will ever come out. The reason why I don’t play Pandemic Contagion Infestation: I just have 3 Heliotrope and 1 Ophion, so if I draw Infestation Pandemic Virus it’s pretty dead in my hand, therefore no Infestation card in this build; just using it in the more Verz focused build, which I will present you now.

Verz Rabbit (Verz Focus)

Decklist

Verz Rabbit Decklist September 2012

Monster (18)

3x Evilswarm Heliotrope (LV 4)

3x Kabazauls (LV 4)

2x Rescue Rabbit (LV 4)

3x Evilswarm Castor (LV 4)

1x Evilswarm Mandrago (LV 4)

2x Tourguide From The Underworld (LV 3)

1x Sangan (LV 3)

1x Spirit Reaper (LV 3)

1x Effect Veiler (LV 1 – Tuner)

1x Gorz The Emissary Of Darkness (LV 7)

Spell (12)

1x Heavy Storm

1x Dark Hole

1x Monster Reborn

1x Book Of Moon

2x Pot Of Duality

1x Forbidden Lance

3x Mystical Space Typhoon

2x Infestation Pandemic Infection

Trap (10)

2x Compulsory Evacuation Device

1x Mirror Force

1x Torrential Tribute

2x Bottomless Trap Hole

2x Solemn Warning

1x Solemn Judgment

1x Starlight Road

Extra (15)

1x A.O.J. Catastor (LV 5)

1x Stardust Dragon (LV 8)

1x Wind-Up Zenmaines (R 3)

1x Leviair The Sea Dragon (R 3)

1x Daigusto Emeral (R 4)

1x Maestroke The Symphony Djinn (R 4)

1x Blackship Of Corn (R 4)

1x Evilswarm Bahamut (R 4)

2x Evilswarm Ophion (R 4)

1x Gem-Knight Pearl (R 4)

1x Number 16: Shock Master (R 4)

1x Evilswarm Ouroboros (R 4)

1x Evolzar Laggia (R 4)

1x Evolzar Dolkka (R 4)

Side (15)

1x Hanewata (LV 1 – Tuner)

2x Maxx “C” (LV 2)

2x Thunder King Rai-Oh (LV 4)

1x Snowman Eater (LV 4)

2x Forbidden Chalice

2x Dimensional Prison

3x Macro Cosmos

1x Skill Drain

1x Mind Crush

Strategy and Explanation

Normally Verz players use Evilswarm Thunderbird instead of what I use, but I’ll explain all my choices later. This build is a much more Verz focused deck as you can see, so I use 2 Pandemic Contagion Infestation, cause the card isn’t a dead hand card anymore in this deck; there are more than enough Verz monster you can protect with this card. I think the strategy will become a bit more understandable, when you read the effects of the monsters I used.

Evilswarm Castor

Evilswarm Castor

This guy is your Double Summoning engine (to call out Ophion), I do think that you can’t Veiler the effect away, as it is a condition for being able to summon like Swap Frog and in addition to that look at this ruling:

If Skill Drain is activated after this card is Normal Summoned, the effect that performs an additional Normal Summon can be applied.[1]  (Source: Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia)

That means that if your opponent chains Skill Drain to the Normal Summon of your Catastor you will still get your additional Normal Summon, so I think it’s the same with Veiler, too.
BUT: Don’t mix it up with Skill Drain already being active BEFORE you Normal Summon Castor this is different from the ruling before:

If this card is Normal Summoned while Skill Drain is active, the effect that performs an additional Normal Summon cannot be applied.[1]  (Source: Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia)

Because of that I didn’t use Skill Drain in my Side Deck, but added 1 additional Mind Crush. Castor is according to the wikia the counterpart of Constellar Pollux (the infected twin brother of Constellar Pollux to be exactly).

Evilswarm Mandrago

This card’s pretty cool, it is a bit like Photon Thrasher or Cyber Dragon, but much better for Rank 4 Xyz. You can even Special Summon this card, if you have a monster on your field. The only condition you have to fulfill is having less monsters than your opponent, so a really awesome card to call out your Ophion or Bahamut. According to the wikia Mandrago is an infected grown-up Naturia Cosmobeet.

Pandemic Contagion Infestation

Pandemic Contagion Infestation

Strange name there on DuelingNetwork Infestation Pandemic Infection … Sounds weird lol. Nonetheless a great card in a Verz deck as it protects your monsters from almost all Spell/Trap threats and doesn’t have a bad side effect too (only that you can’t use your own spell/trap on them). The important thing to remember here is that it just Pandemic Contagion Infestation only protects cards that are already on the field, so if you have 2 Heliotrope on the field and play Pandemic Contagion Infestation, then summon Ophion, your Ophion won’t be protected by Pandemic Contagion Infestation. This card is searchable with Ophion, so don’t forget to search for it after you’ve summoned Ophion, as it will protect your Ophion. As we already talked about Ophion before in the other decklist, I’ll skip Ophion and go straight to Bahamut. Pandemic Contagion Infestation seems to be the virus responsible for all monsters evolving into corrupted Verz monsters, but I’ll tell you the story later.

Evilswarm Bahamut

Evilswarm Bahamut

Bahamut is so good if you are in a pinch and your opponent has a board full of monsters, just steal away your opponents BLS lol. Don’t forget that it’s a permanent stealing, the cost of dropping one Evilswarm for that effect should be peanuts, right? 😀 Bahamut is the infected Brionac, who was infected by the Pandemic Contagion Infestation (a virus; I’ll post the story behind the Verz later)

Evilswarm Ouroboros

Evilswarm Ouroboros

Effect:

3 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; activate 1 of these effects. Each of these effects can only be used once while this card is face-up on the field. ● Target 1 card your opponent controls; return it to the hand. ● Send 1 random card from your opponent’s hand to the Graveyard. ● Banish 1 card in your opponent’s Graveyard.

Just to round up our Verz monsters: This card can activate 3 different effects, but only one of them each turn and you can only activate each of them once while it is face-up. This card is like I said in the Dino Rabbit post the infected Trishula and their effects do resemble, did you notice that?

Evilswarm Thunderbird

Evilswarm Thunderbird

The last part of our Verz guide that I found worth mentioning. I didn’t use this guy, cause I think he’s too slow and your opponent can play around his banishing effect or you have to waste resources to make him banishing. Therefore I replaced him with a Mandrago, but he’s a good card.

Additional Comment

Ophion alongside with Laggia/Dolkka are one of the best lockdowns you can have, so I think there will be some decks in OCG coming up once Dolkka is released in OCG. Finally we’re at the end of this post and as I promised here’s the storyline of the Verz and how they came to life and were defeated. This was originally a post of akoe2 on pojo regarding the Gusto, but it also explains everything else really good, so I’ll just use this post here.

Once upon a time…

there were the Gusto, a tribe that lives with the wind and worships the bountiful land they’ve lived on since ancient times. Against their various outside enemies they link their hearts together with and battle along animals that live around in order to protect their land through the generations. Whilst the Gem-Knights and Lavals war was interrupted by the Vylons, the Gusto face a new foe, one the likes of which they’ve never face; the Gishki. The Gishki wanted the bountiful resources of the Mist Valley marshlands, the home of the Gusto. To this end, they invaded the Marshlands to take these resources by force. In the midst of this intense battle, the Steelswarm rose from the depths of the abyss to regain their lost power.

With the Steelswarm threat ravaging the land and no way to stop it, the Gusto joined forces with the other tribes under command of the Vylons. The Vylons offered power to a selected few from each tribe to increase fighting potential. Among them, was Reeze, Whirlwind of Gusto who combined with Vylon Sphere to create Daigusto Sphreez. And so, the final battle began.

After the great battle, the Vylons saw the Tribes go back to war immediately afterward. They ruled that if the world could not change, it would be destroyed. Facing anihilation, the four tribes once again banded together to survive. In doing so, they shared among each other the great powers they had kept secret among themselves. Chasing the Vylons back to the heavens from which they came, war broke once more.

However, though the Steelswarm was gone, their plague spread like Wild Fire. Members of all nation, including Gusto Falco were infected. This new Virus gave rise to the Verz, and they began to wreak havoc on the war torn land. With the tattered remains of the Lavals finished off by the Gishki, the Gishki in a panic do to their dwindling resources and the Gem-Knights locked in battle with the Verz, the Gusto prayed to the heavens that the ancient Messiahs would descend. Some lent aid to the Gem-Knights, though it seemed all for naught until the descent of the Constellar. The Constellar was evenly matched with the Verz giving the Gem-Knights and Gusto time to retreat. As war raged between light and darkness, the Gishki gave in to the Verz in order to survive. The Gem-Knights joined the Constellar in battle to defend Justice. As all hope resting on the last of the Gem-Knights and the power of the Constellar and the Verz threat looming ever so close to the Marshlands, the Gusto sent out a final prayer. As some of the worn-out Gusto prepared for battle to defend themselves, their last hope went to their Diety. Hell broke loose around the Shrine of the Mist Valley, and the Gusto’s last prayer was answered by the Genesis Star God, Sophia. Seeing as how there was no hope left, Sophia reset the world.

Additional additional Comment 😀

Thx for reading this much and I hope you liked it.

All images are taken from Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia and DuelingNetwork.

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