Halloween may have been months ago, but it looks like Ghibo decided we didn't get enough spooky scary skeletons, so he's brought them to today's event! With an impressive 2-1 record in the tournament so far, his Skull Servant Zombie deck seems like it just might have caught our players off guard!
Similar to traditional zombie decks, Skull Servant Zombie uses Pyramid Turtle and Vampire Lord to great effect. However, there are some key differences, as this deck also has a large focus on Skull Servant and his king. Pyramid Turtle makes finding either of them quite simple, so it's not uncommon for King of the Skull Servants to become large enough to go toe-to-toe with likes of Black Luster Soldier.
Ghibo had a lot of valuable information to give when asked about his deck. King of the Skull Servants is one of his favorite cards, after all.
The goal of the deck is to summon the King of the Skull Servants with an attack power of 3000 or more, but it is not always easy. It is good to combine this main strategy with Thousand-Eyes Restrict (TER) to stall the game. Summoning TER with Metamorphosis (Meta) is really easy because the large number of level one monsters included in the deck.
Vampire Lord is good versus some specific strategies, and it can discard important cards from the opponent's deck (I always recommend declaring trap card).
You want to maximize the possibility of calling Skull Servant into the field as soon as possible. This way, you can use it in combination with Metamorphosis or Creature Swap, or tribute for Vampire Lord. Pyramid Turtle is useful for this, or for summoning King or Vampire Lord.
Book of Life is another core card to summon from GY a zombie and banishing a card to the opponent's GY (serpent for example, light or dark monster). Nobleman of Crossout is a big absence from the main deck but I didn't find space. Set monsters are usually the ideal target of Thousand-Eyes Restrict.
As far as his performance in the event so far, Ghibo had this to say:
The tournament is going better than I expected. I won the first game versus Goat Control thanks to 2 King of the Skull Servants with 3000 attack. Then I managed to get to the third game against a Chaos Turbo.
We're excited to see such a novel strategy doing well in the event, and wish Ghibo the best of luck!
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