What is Chaos Recruiter?
Chaos Recruiter is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Goat Format deck distinguished by its 3-4 chaos monsters (1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Chaos Sorcerer) and 5-6 "recruiter monsters" (Mystic Tomato and Shining Angel). It plays Sangan, Newdoria, D.D. Warrior Lady, or others to search with these recruiter monsters.
Chaos Recruiter Strategy
Chaos Recruiter is an aggressive deck that seeks to pressure its opponent with recruiter monsters and then later take over the game with its chaos monsters. It has a very consistent early game and does well in topdecking wars. The deck's gameplan is to start off strong to get in damage, make 1-for-1 trades, and then pull ahead further with a chaos monster. It plays quite differently from other chaos decks in Goat Format due to its aggression.
Chaos Recruiter Core Interactions
Chaos Recruiter's most important interaction is to use Mystic Tomato and Shining Angel to fill up the graveyard with light and dark monsters. You can do this by waiting for them to be attacked or just ramming them into your opponent's monster yourself. You'll then have a fully stocked graveyard to summon your Chaos Sorcerers.
Chaos Recruiter is also known for its Creature Swap combos. Creature Swap can be used to give the opponent a recruiter monster, which can then be triggered after it's destroyed in battle. Creature Swap can also be used with Asura Priest, which will return to your hand in the end phase. Creature Swap is also great for stealing opposing chaos monsters, because it can just banish whatever monster you give them.
Chaos Recruiter Deck Skeleton
1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
2 Chaos Sorcerer
2 Mystic Tomato
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior
2 Shining Angel
1 D.D. Warrior Lady
1 Pot of Greed
1 Graceful Charity
1 Delinquent Duo
1 Heavy Storm
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Snatch Steal
2 Nobleman of Crossout
2 Creature Swap
1 Mirror Force
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Ring of Destruction
Chaos Recruiter Example Decklists
Chaos Recruiter with Dustshoots: https://www.duelingbook.com/deck?id=2845546
Chaos Recruiter with Returns: https://www.duelingbook.com/deck?id=2845790
Strengths and Weaknesses of Chaos Recruiter
Chaos Recruiter has a straightforward gameplan that is pretty easy to play: attack with monsters, summon Chaos Sorcerer. This makes it a good starting choice for newer players to Goat Format as well as people who just prefer to be more aggressive. Like other aggressive decks in the format, it has the ability to take advantage of slow starts from the format's control decks, which is always valuable.
Chaos Recruiter's biggest weakness is that it has trouble dealing with walls such as Gravekeeper's Spy and Legendary Jujitsu Master. These are both fairly common sidedeck cards. If the opponent plays defensive monsters all game, Chaos Recruiter won't be able to get its recruiter monsters in the graveyard for Chaos Sorcerer. However, this can be potentially mitigated by using Creature Swap to steal these walls and give the opponent a recruiter monster.
Unlike some of the other chaos decks in the format, Chaos Recruiter can't effectively take advantage of the power cards Card Destruction and Metamorphosis. However, it can make up for this by playing Return from the Different Dimension in order to get an edge in chaos mirrors. If you expect to see a lot of opposing chaos decks, Return can be a good meta call.
Common Misconceptions About Chaos Recruiter
Chaos Recruiter is sometimes confused with a different deck, Angel Chaos Control. While both decks typically play 3 copies of Shining Angel, they use entirely different strategies. Chaos Recruiter prefers to be aggressive with its recruiter monsters and Creature Swap, whereas Angel Chaos prefers to be controlling with cards like Metamorphosis. Both decks are viable choices in Goat Format.
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