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We all know that the Meta is about one thing, right? Synchro Summons, Synchro Summons, and more Synchro Summons. A deck these days can't get by without including a couple of Tuners, unless the deck is %100 Anti-Meta. WRONG. I'm here to show you that Tribute Summoning isn't a world just ruled by Monarchs.

That's right, an archetype based on Tribute Summoning! Here, we're going to use some weak fodder for Tributes, to allow the big boys to play. I really like this archetype, because I believe it demonstrates what a Fiend deck is all about. "In the game of conquest, who cares about the pawns, if the king yet reigns?"

Monsters: Scout of the Inverz is almost like Treeborn Frog, but it can only be Summoned during the beginning of the Main Phase, and if I use its effect, I can't Special Summon this turn. For this reason, I'm only including 1. Evil Cell is like a mini-Cyber Dragon, but it's a DARK Fiend, and I can target it with Recurring Nightmare. I think it deserves 3 spots, because I'm going to love getting opening hands with it. Gatekeeper of the Inverz allows me an extra Normal Summon each turn, as long as I've Tribute Summoned an Inverz. Plus, with 1900 DEF, he can usually take a hit for himself. Now, let's look at Inverz Caller. His effect is very nice: Whenever I Tribute Summon using him as a sacrifice, I get another free Inverz from the deck! Maybe a Gatekeeper, to allow me that extra Normal Summon, or even another copy of himself. That's card advantage I can't pass up. It'll be nice though, if he ends up having 0 DEF along the way. Inverz Morth can tell those new-fangled Synchro Monsters to get the hell out of my way, and he combos very nicely with Cold Wave. Madith allows me to resurrect an Inverz when he's Summoned through a Tribute, and that's just brutal. Now, for the really big guys. Gilafer is the reason this deck is called "insane". For a single Tribute, I get a 2600 beatstick that sends one of my opponent's cards to the Grave, AND i get a 1000 LP boost. That's something even Stardust or Starlight Road can't get in the way of. Did I mention he has 0 DEF, like most Inverz? Lastly, we have Gasath. He's a bomb. When I Tribute Summon him using two Inverz, I get either a free Heavy Storm, or an almost-Dark Hole. That's going to leave a mark, especially if I played Cold Wave first, then decide to eradicate each and every monster on the field.. Sangan can search stuff like Evil Cell to keep up my tempo, while Treeborn Frog and Level Eater make perfect Tribute fodder.

Spells: Cold Wave makes sure that this deck's archenemey stays down, while MST, Giant Trunade, and Heavy Storm do the same. My Body as a Shield can protect against other annoying destruction effects, whereas Forbidden Chalices just tells certain Synchro monsters or Infernities to go away. Foolish Burial can dump some of my "useless" fodder to the Graveyard. Recurring Nightmare is amazing in a deck that has a bunch of 0 DEF point monsters, plus it moves them to my hand, where I'd rather have them.

Traps: Bottomless screws with my opponent, while it won't be screwing with me. Trap Dustshoot catches early threats, and Overwhelm destroys Infernities, Solemns, or any other threatening Trap/Effect.

Please gives suggestions on how to improve this deck!--Akiza Izayoi 12:45, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe Aggressive Moves and Aggressive Waves since they are (at time of my post) the only actual support they have?--Helix-king 13:00, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe one or two Waves, since it can save my big monster and break a card, but I don't think I need Move. Bouncing one of my own creatures to draw a card hardly seems aggressive to me, anyway.--Akiza Izayoi 13:05, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

It lets you summon it again... aggressively...--Helix-king 14:44, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Still, I don't think it's worth the speed loss. Anyway, I dropped Double Summon for Ultimate Offering, and My Body as a Shield for a Dark Eruption.--Akiza Izayoi 14:53, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Upate: Inverz Caller's ATK and DEF have been announced, and they are... 1700 and 0, respectively! This is excellent, since he can now be used as a decent attacker, and be brought back through Recurring Nightmare when needed.--Akiza Izayoi 18:10, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Cool, this is how tribute summoning is supposed to be. >:D Also Cold Wave isn't in your decklist... lol u5h3ra1i' Relished Saber Player 18:27, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for that. Fixed. Any other suggestions?--Akiza Izayoi 18:32, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe Double Summon if you can't get Ultimate Offering out yet or Cost Down incase you lack any level 4 or lower monsters on the field or in your hand. even though the abilities of the Inverz monsters won't activate, you can use them as beat sticks. also possibly Life Absorbing Machine because you will be paying alot of LP to activate effects of the powerful Inverz monsters often in a duel. Adamtheamazing64 19:54, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Gatekeeper is already a nice Double Summon. Cost Down is terrible for card advantage, and I can already Summon Gilafer with one Tribute anyway. Not to mention Gasath only bombs the field when two Tributes are offered. Life Absorbing Machine would be useless most of the time, I won't be paying that many Life Points, plus Gilafer actually GAINS me LP for removing an opponent's threat.--Akiza Izayoi 19:58, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Sry then, maybe Puppet Magic of Dark Ruler or Monster Reincarnation for monster recovery? Adamtheamazing64 20:10, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

In terms of Monster recovery, I have three Madith, three Recurring Nightmare, and a Dark Eruption. Treeborn Frog, Level Eater, and Scout bring themselves back too.--Akiza Izayoi 20:25, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't bother with either Treeborn Frog or Level Eater because Inverz monsters don't like having tributes besides other Inverz monsters. I'd also include some Mystic Tomatoes because they can be resurrected with Treeborn and search your Inverz monsters. Also, where's that Allure of Darkness that could speed this deck up? Finally, maybe a Dark Grepher to really take advantage of some of your graveyard revival effects, such as Scout, Madith, and the retrieval effects like Recurring Nightmare. Runer5h 21:52, June 18, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h

I suppose I can live without Level Eater, but Treeborn can come in handy. Scout's Special Summon lock can actually get irritating, especially when I want to use Caller or Madith. Also, what did you mean that Mystic Tomatoes can be resurrected by Treeborn...? Anyway, for edits, I dropped both Forbidden Chalice for a Mirror Force and Allure, while removing Torrential Tribute and Level Eater for two mystic Tomatoes.--Akiza Izayoi 02:43, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

Wow, typo of the century. I meant that they can be resurrected with Dark Eruption. And I would seriously put in at least an Armageddon Knight, to mill Scout. Runer5h 03:14, June 19, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h

Scout usually finds his way into the Graveyard one way or another, whether it be searching through Caller, Mystic Tomato, or dumping with Foolish Burial. As you said before, Inverz don't like non-Inverz Tributes, so I really have zero use for Armageddon Knight once he's on the field, other than a 1400 beatstick. In addition, I don't always like Scout in the Graveyard, being that his effect is mandatory.--Akiza Izayoi 03:20, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

I don't know - I'd check rulings on that before assuming. Runer5h 03:38, June 19, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h

You know, after dueling this deck, it doesn't seem like Gasath - the Dark Hole or Heavy Storm - will be all that useful. He requires two tributes, and his effect is likely to just walk right into a Starlight Road. Goodness knows the archetype has enough field clearing without its help, with Morth and Gilafer. I'd replace it with something else... perhaps an Armageddon Knight? Or perhaps Allure of Darkness, to speed it up.

Also, I would like to once again advocate the removal of Treeborn Frog. Why? Well, you have all sorts of ways to gather tribute fodder anyways, and since your monsters require tributing other Inverz monsters for their effects, Treeborn won't work. Runer5h 18:32, June 21, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h

Actually, I've never drawn Gasath while using this deck. EVER. So I don't really know if he works or not, but I see your point. Oh, and Allure is already in there... but I guess I'll throw in Armageddon Knight. And I'll replace Treeborn with a third Morth, since he's worked so beautifully.--Akiza Izayoi 20:19, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

You know what you could try? Dark Armed Dragon. You seem to have pretty good control over how many DARKs are in the graveyard at any given time, so it would work. Runer5h 00:28, June 24, 2010 (UTC)Runer5h

That works. Well. It also provides the deck with more "swarm/OTK" potential.--Akiza Izayoi 01:38, June 24, 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, i don't believe i like the idea of overwhelm in this deck... maybe some other card like divine wrath or dark bribe. There is only oThree monsters to use it with. ~ TSD, The Envoy Of Light and Darkness ~ 02:15, June 24, 2010 (UTC)

i recommend aggresive move for avoiding cards like mirror force, icarus attack etc

I think you should add Stygian street patrol and more graveyard control. Street patrol is great for graveyard control for DAD and turning every small Inverz into an Evil CellMegacyber (talkcontribs) 00:47, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

do you think maybe Battle Fader would be a good card in the deck because u can just drop him then tribute him next turn...