Go back in time with the BES archetype. This Machine archetype is extremely unique in that it centers around Boss Rusha continuous spell that summons a new BES or big core monster from the draw pile during the End Phase of a turn in which one of them was destroyed. As a key legacy support to make this theme work, it has received BEF Zelos, a land spell that teaches Boss Rush upon activation. Additionally, Zelos allows you to remove BES monsters from your hand and place them on your board, which used to be the problem since they are all level 6 or higher. Let’s talk about monsters – not all BES monsters can be destroyed in battle and operate on a counter system – each time they battle they lose 1 counter. If they cannot, the BES monster is destroyed. BES Big Core MK-2, BES Big Core MK-3and BES Blaster Cannon Core all gain 3 counters when Special Summoned, while BES Covered Core and BES Tetran only gain counters when normally summoned, so they are forced to rely on Zelos’ extra counter. This theme’s playstyle is true to its main map – Boss Rush – by simply rushing as many boss machines at the opponent until they collapse.
So let’s talk about the second half of my combination – the Kaiju. These monsters are essential in clearing singular threats from the opponent’s board, forcing them to take their place. Gameciel, the Kaiju sea turtle and Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju are your main options for this. A side benefit is that they are also Tier 8, unlocking some ability to access Xyz Monsters, such as Tier 8 or Tier 9, when you factor in Thunder King, the Lightningstrike Kaiju. This theme works best when paired with their key spell, Kaiju Sleep Interrupted, which destroys all monsters on the field before summoning a Kaiju to both boards. Although this destruction can be used to unlock Boss Rush, it is more important to set up your opponent with an ATK position monster to smash with your BES bosses. As the final core element of this strategy, all of your effects are largely inconsequential, so you can easily turn to Skill Drain to lock down the opponent’s board and rely on the relentless tide of Machines for victory…or just look to a good time Removal of the limiter. Hurry like a Boss with the BES!
Monsters: 18 | Thunder King, the Lightningstrike Kaiju ||| BES Blaster Cannon Core ||| BES Big Core MK-3 || Gardarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju || Gameciel, the Kaiju sea turtle | BES Covered Core ||| BES Big Core MK-2 ||| BES Tetran
Spells: 16 | Terraforming ||| Prosperity Jar ||| Kaiju Sleep Interrupted ||| Removal of the limiter ||| Boss Rush ||| BEF Zelos
Traps: 6 ||| Torrent tribute ||| Skill Drain
In addition: | Enterblathnir Ghost Fortress | Jormungandr, Generaider Boss of Eternity | Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy | Dingirsu, the evening star orchestra | Issue 39: Utopia Beyond | Constellar Ptolemy M7 | Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax | Unleashed Abomination | knight unicorn || pentestag || Barricadeborg Blocker || I:P Masquerena
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