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Building a deck on a budget: Hieratic Dragon - Philadelphia Card Games



Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit is one of the main monsters of the Hieratic Dragon deck.

Most of the popular decks in the October 1, 2014 format are expensive to invest in. There are some decks that are inexpensive to build for the format. One of those decks is Hieratic Dragon. The deck focuses on winning in one turn. Here is a potential Hieratic Dragon deck list for the current format:

Monster cards (18):

x3 Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit

Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit is a level 6 light attribute dragon-type monster with 2100atk/1400def.

If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). This card cannot attack during the turn it is Special Summoned this way. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, also make its ATK and DEF 0.

x3 Hieratic Dragon of Su

Hieratic Dragon of Su is a level 6 light attribute dragon-type monster with 2100atk/1000def.

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Hieratic" monster. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Hieratic" monster, except this card, from your hand or your side of the field, to target 1 Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy that target. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0.

x3 Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet

Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet is a level 5 light attribute dragon-type monster with 2000atk/1600def.

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Hieratic" monster. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Hieratic" monster, except this card, from your hand or your side of the field, to target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy that target. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0.

x3 Hieratic Dragon of Eset

Hieratic Dragon of Eset is a level 5 light attribute dragon-type monster with 1900atk/1200def.

You can Normal Summon this card without Tributing, but its original ATK becomes 1000. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up Dragon-Type Normal Monster on the field; the Levels of all face-up "Hieratic" monsters currently on the field become the Level of that monster, until the End Phase. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0.

x1 Wattaildragon

Wattaildragon is a level 6 light atrribute dragon-type monster with 2500atk/1000def.

x1 Labradorite Dragon

Labradorite Dragon is a level 6 dark attribute dragon-type tuner monster with 0atk/2400def.

x1 Curse of Dragon

Curse of Dragon is a level 5 dark attribute dragon-type monster with 2000atk/1500def.

x1 Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon

Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon is a level 10 dark attribute dragon-type monster with 2800atk/2400def.

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by Tributing 1 "Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon" equipped with "Magic-Reflection Armor - Metal Plus". This card gains 400 ATK for each Dragon-Type monster in your Graveyard. You can negate the effect of Spell Cards that target this card. You can discard 1 card to negate the activation and effect of any Spell Card your opponent controls and destroy it.

x1 Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos

Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos is a level 7 fire attribute dragon-type monster with 2800atk/1800def.

If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 FIRE and/or Dragon-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon this card. During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Return it to the hand. You can discard this card and 1 FIRE monster to the Graveyard, then target 1 card on the field; destroy that target. If this card is banished: You can add 1 FIRE Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

x1 Genex Ally Birdman

Genex Ally Birdman is a level 3 dark attribute machine-type tuner monster with 1400atk/400def.

You can return 1 face-up monster you control to the hand to Special Summon this card from your hand, and this card gains 500 ATK if it was a WIND monster you returned. If this card is Special Summoned this way, remove it from play when it is removed from the field.

Spell cards (19):

x3 Pot of Duality is a normal spell card.

Excavate the top 3 cards of your Deck, add 1 of them to your hand, also, after that, shuffle the rest back into your Deck. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Duality" per turn. You cannot Special Summon during the turn you activate this card.

x3 A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon

A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon is a normal spell card.

Return 1 Level 5 or higher Dragon-Type monster you control to the hand, and if you do, destroy all Spell and Trap Cards on the field.

x3 Mystical Space Typhoon

Mystical Space Typhoon is a quick-play spell card.

Target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target.

x3 Upstart Goblin

Upstart Goblin is a normal spell card.

Draw 1 card, then your opponent gains 1000 Life Points.

x2 Hieratic Seal of Convocation

Hieratic Seal of Convocation is a normal spell card.

Add 1 "Hieratic" monster from your Deck to your hand.

x1 Raigeki

Raigeki is a normal spell card.

Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.

x1 Dragon Shrine

Dragon Shrine is a normal spell card.

Send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, then, if that monster in your Graveyard is a Dragon-Type Normal Monster, you can send 1 more Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. You can only activate 1 "Dragon Shrine" per turn.

x1 Card Advance

Card Advance is a normal spell card.

Look at up to 5 cards from the top of your Deck, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order. You can Tribute Summon 1 monster in addition to your Normal Summon/Set this turn. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.)

x1 Monster Gate

Monster gate is a normal spell card.

Tribute 1 monster; reveal cards from the top of your Deck until you reveal a monster that can be Normal Summoned. Special Summon it, also send the other revealed cards to the Graveyard.

x1 Book of Moon

Book of Moon is a quick-play spell card.

Target 1 face-up monster on the field; change that target to face-down Defense Position.

Trap cards (3)

x3 Reckless Greed

Reckless Greed is a normal trap card.

Draw 2 cards and skip your next 2 Draw Phases.

Extra deck (15):

x2 Hieratic Dragon King of Atum

Hieratic Dragon King of Atum is a rank 6 light attribute dragon-type Xyz monster with 2400atk/2100def.

2 Level 6 Dragon-Type monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck, and make its ATK and DEF 0. This card cannot attack during the turn you activate this effect.

x2 Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger

Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger is a rank 7 wind attribute dragon-type Xyz monster with 2600atk/2100def.

2 Level 7 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 5 or 6 Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing Battle Damage to your opponent.

x1 Shark Fortress

Shark Fortress is a rank 5 dark attribute fish-type Xyz monster with 2400atk/1800def.

2 Level 5 monsters

Your opponent cannot target monsters for attacks, except this one. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster you control; it can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn.

x1 Number 61: Volcasaurus



Number 61: Volcasaurus is a rank 5 fire attribute dinosaur-type Xyz monster with 2500atk/1000def.

2 Level 5 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect.

x1 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis

Tiras, Keeper of Genesis is a rank 5 light attribute fairy-type Xyz monster with 2600atk/1700def.

2 Level 5 monsters

This card's effects can only be applied/resolved while it has Xyz Material. This card cannot be destroyed by card effects. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card attacked or was attacked: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target. During each of your End Phases: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.



x1 Sword Breaker

Sword Breaker is a rank 6 earth attribute warrior-type Xyz monster with 2700atk/1000def.

2 Level 6 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to declare 1 Monster Type; this card gains the following effect. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card battles a monster of a Type that has been declared: Destroy that monster.

x1 Photon Strike Bounzer

Photon Strike Bounzer is a rank 6 light attribute warrior-type Xyz monster with 2700atk/2000def.

2 Level 6 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a monster effect is activated on your opponent's side of the field: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the effect, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.

x1 Gauntlet Launcher

Gauntlet Launcher is a rank 6 earth attribute warrior-type Xyz monster with 2400atk/2800def.

2 Level 6 monsters

You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it.

x1 Constellar Ptomely M7

Constellar Ptomely M7 is a rank 6 light attribute machine-type Xyz monster with 2700atk/2000def.

2 Level 6 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a "Constellar" Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material, other than "Constellar Ptolemy M7". (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If you do, its effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard; return that target to the hand.

x1 Stardust Dragon

Stardust Dragon is a level 8 wind attribute dragon-type Synchro monster with 2500atk/2000def.

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

During either player's turn, when a card or effect is activated that would destroy a card(s) on the field: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. During the End Phase, if this effect was activated this turn (and was not negated): You can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard.

x1 Scrap Dragon

Scrap Dragon is a level 8 earth attribute dragon-type monster Synchro with 2800atk/2000def.

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can target 1 card you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them. When this card is destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle or by card effect) and sent to the Graveyard: Target 1 non-Synchro "Scrap" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

x1 Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree

Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree is a level 10 earth attribute beast-type Synchro monster with 3100atk1900def.

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

This face-up card on the field cannot be targeted by your opponent's card effects, except during your Main Phase 2.

x1 Star Eater

Star Eater is a level 11 light attribute dragon-type Synchro monster with 3200atk/2800def.

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Must be Synchro Summoned, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card's Synchro Summon cannot be negated. When Synchro Summoned, cards and effects cannot be activated. If this card attacks, it is unaffected by other card effects until the end of the Damage Step.

The side deck is up to the person playing the deck.

The object of the deck is to set up for a one turn win as quickly as possible. There are numerous ways to win in one turn with the Hieratic Dragon deck.

Special summon Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit from hand. If the summon is successful, activate A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon. If the activation of the spell card is successful, special summon Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit again. Then, continue a process until there are 3 to 5 monsters on the field while there are no cards on your opponent's side of the field.

Similar process as described above, except Genex Ally Birdman is in the opening hand. The field would include Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree as well as Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos.

There are more ways than described above to perform the one turn win with the Hieratic Dragon deck. Although this deck is not expensive to build, it is a deck that takes practice to win with.

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