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Ritua is a new archetype being released in Duel Terminal - Raid of the Inverz!! It's focused around massive card advantage and Ritual Summons with two big Ritual Monsters - Eviritua Mind Ogress and Eviritua Soul Ogre. So let's get cracking! I, Runer5h, and Akiza'sRose66 will each post our Ritua decks. Mine comes first.
OK, here's the line-up. Ritua Abyss is first, and it can search out Shadow Ritua, Ritua Chain, and Ritua Vanity. So it's pretty good. Shadow Ritua works as the whole tribute for the ritual summon, and can search the ritual spell. Ritua Erial can search ANY Ritua monster, and has nice DEF to back it up. Ritua Chain can potentially score me a Ritua Ritual monster or a Ceremonial Water Mirror, and it's a beatstick to boot - of course I'll use it. Ritua Marker is also pretty useful, because I can return monsters and spells to my hand from the graveyard. Finally, Ritua Vanity protects my Rituals when they're summoned.
I also used a spare few non-Ritua monsters. Mother Grizzly is another good searcher, and I'll mostly be using it to search Ritua Abyss. But if Shadow Ritua does indeed have 1200 or 1300 ATK, and not 1800 (the picture is unclear) it will be able to also search that. It can also search Treeborn Frog, which I decided to run one of. It can revive itself, providing added advantage over my opponent.
Then there's the two Ritual monsters of the archetype. Soul Ogre has 2900 ATK, and can send one of my opponent's cards packing back to the deck once per turn, by discarding a Ritua monster (which I should be able to manage easily). Ebiritua Mind Ogress, meanwhile, can send a bunch of my opponent's in-grave cards back to their deck. The reason I use 2 Soul Ogre and only 1 Mind Ogress is that Soul Ogre is actually easier to summon in the absence of Shadow Ritua - I would need to combine Abyss and a level 4 for Mind Ogress, whereas Soul Ogre takes any two level 4s.
The first spell card here is the ritual spell card, Ceremonial Water Mirror of Ritua. It is FANTASTIC - not only does it ritual summon the Rituas, it can then retrieve a Ritua from my graveyard by putting itself back into the deck for further use! It's a +1! Moray of Greed, meanwhile, is better in this deck than in just about any other WATER deck, because this deck focuses so heavily on adding WATER monsters to the hand. So I can send them back really easily! Salvage, meanwhile, gives me an easy way to recycle Abyss, Erial, Vanity, Mother Grizzly, and (probably) Shadow Ritua. There's also the staple spell and trap removers of Heavy Storm, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Giant Trunade - they prevent my opponent from messing up my Rituals when I don't have Vanity.
Phoenix Wing Wind Blast is my first trap, and it also takes advantage of all the hand advantage I'm creating. Spiritual Water Art - Aoi works really well with all the retrievable WATER monsters in the deck. I can tribute a Ritua Abyss or a Ritua Erial whose effects are used up. Finally, Bottomless Trap Hole is a staple and a good card.
I got 1 thing to say to you, R5h. You are insane!!! The card pages have only been created and the info only recently found and you still manage to make a deck in less than a day. The deck looks good. Awesome job, You always know how to exceed expectations. You can try running Skreech as it can dump Treeborn Frog and the other WATER monsters so you can access them from the graveyard.-- (Talk) 20:09, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, I might be a bit mentally unstable... anyways, Skreech might indeed work well in the deck. But I don't have a clue what I'd be removing for it. Runer5h (talk • contribs) 20:17, July 16, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h
- Nah. Preparation of Rites only searches out one card in the deck. Though it has the ability to increase my card advantage, I'll have to say no. As for Ritual Foregone... that just won't do. Loss of 1000 LP, and the monster can't attack? Won't really work. Runer5h (talk • contribs) 22:12, July 16, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h
Skreech can also dump monster into the graveyard so you can add them to your hand with Salvage. It kinda works like a pseudo-draw engine. It can help you get the necessary cards into your hand at the right time.-- (Talk) 02:37, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
- I figure I can do that pretty well already. Runer5h (talk • contribs) 02:42, July 17, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h
Wow, very nice. I think this archetype will become popular and widely played once it's released outside of the Duel Terminal. Can't wait to see Akiza's. Maybe you two should Duel to see who has the superior Ritua Deck? Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk • contribs) 03:03, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
I'm making a change. I've been ending up with too many Water Mirrors in hand, so I'm dropping one. I also haven't gotten use out of Treeborn, so that's gone too. Instead, I'm using 2 Abyss Soldier. Runer5h (talk • contribs) 00:44, July 19, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h
All right, the basic strategy here is.... Wait a second, you already know what the point of the deck is, thanks to Runer's explanation! That sure saved me some typing. I will, however, explain the .... very minute differences between our builds.
I decided to exclude Vanity, although it has one of the better artworks of the group. Although the deck gains card advantage like mad, I believe a discard at the chance of keeping your Rituals safe isn't worth it, especially when it doesn't protect them after they're safely Summoned. I replaced said Vanity with an earlier mentioned Skreech, since it easily dumps Treeborn and other searchable Rituas to the Graveyard, where Salvage fishes them out. The other edits, were removing a copy each of PWWB and the Spiritual Water Art. I replaced the Wing Blast with Lightning Vortex, because sometimes there are swarms that spinning a card just won't fix. Vortex can clear the field relatively easy, and has the same cost as the Trap. I removed Aoi because the most useful targets I see are either Abyss or Treeborn Frog. I also added Torrential Tribute, because it seems that these sea-dwellers can recover easily enough, with Salvage and their Ritual Spell.
- Wow, yours looks a lot like mine. Let me say, however, that another good target for Aoi is Erial. It's not that useful after its effect has been used. Runer5h (talk • contribs) 23:40, July 17, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h