Welcome, Acolytes, to Deck Check! Each week I will show you a powerful new deck from around the world of Kaijudo and provide a brief summary on how to best use it to strike down your enemies. These decks can come from anywhere on the internet, so check back. You never know — it could be your deck that shows up next!
Now that DragonStrike Infernus is on store shelves, Kaijudo’s best and brightest have started to build decks using the brand new set. And where better to start than harnessing the power of dragons — and the set’s namesake itself, Infernus!
This week we’re going to look over Carl Miciotto’s Light-Water-Fire dragon deck. Carl — also known by many of you as EarthP0w3R on Youtube — assembled some of the most powerful dragons and dragon enablers available in the set. Let’s take a look!
As you might immediately notice, there are dragons everywhere! Over a fourth of this deck is made up of dragons. Normally, jamming your deck full of dragons is a dangerous strategy because of how high-level they are, but DragonStrike Infernus helps smooth out that wrinkle with one crucial cycle of cards: the fire birds!
The Light and Water firebirds, Lux and Nix respectively, each make your dragons require less mana to summon. You can play a turn two Lux, a turn three Nix, and then play a turn four Lyra, the Blazing Sun… and because of Nix’s ability, you even draw a card to boot!
To help shut down the really aggressive decks, Carl has included plenty of cards to combat strong aggressive draws. Between blockers like Keeper of Clouds and Sun-Stalk Seed, alongside powerful shield blasts like Tornado Flame and Barrage, this deck can buy the little bit of time it needs to land its dragon of choice.
Best of all, sometimes this deck won’t even need to reach the mana required to play a dragon. Herald of Infernus can put any dragon from your hand into the battle zone whenever it wins a battle for free! You can play a turn three Nix into a turn four Herald, and then, as long as you manage to win a battle with the Herald on the next turn, Infernus can come down and stomp your opponent to bits. It’s a truly brutal combination!
If you’re looking to try out much of what DragonStrike Infernus has to offer, this is a great deck to try building. It certainly gives you a taste of the power that awaits in this set!
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this look at a brand new deck using DragonStrike Infernus. I’ll be back in two weeks with another deck spotlight! If you see any interesting decks out there on the web with the new set that you think should be featured, let me know by sending an e-mail to Kaijudodecks@wizards.com with “deck spotlight” in the subject line so I can check it out. Who knows — your deck might just be next!