The Amazoness theme is one of those archetypes that never really had muchto hold it together; many of the Amazoness cards have had literally nothingto tie them together outside of a shared name. It's one of the mostdiversified themes ever printed, and until Legendary Duelists lastyear, Amazoness Village and Amazoness Archers were about the closest thingto cohesion you could find.

But we don't shy away from challenges! Today's submitter taps into thisexpansive theme and pulls it together into something new…

I should say up front that while I'm writing to you from Sicily, Idon't live there all the time. I'm on an extended vacation rightnow, and for whatever reason, my Inspiration for this deck came tome one night on the beach. I didn't think that a lot of Amazonesscards were very good, but the new ones are sick! It's enough tomake a mean fighting machine!

The Fusions are the best cards I've seen in a while, and they'rereally easy to summon. Amazoness Baby Tiger's really cute, andbeyond that the effect is really good. I thought about making aRank 2 deck with the cards, but it's not that good. It's better tofocus on the fusions. I wish Amazoness Spy was a bit better, andthen we'd have some fun with Metalfoes. I'm curious to see anychanges you make!

-Thom F. currently in Sicily, Italy

At the very least, I appreciate the abundance of Legacy support. Thom pullsa lot of it together in his deck.

Here's what it looks like.

DECKID=108268Looking back at some of the older artwork, I think it's fun to compare thechange in art style to what you'll see today on the Amazoness cards.They've really come along way, but those first cards definitely had theircharm.

Regardless, it's great to see them working together in a modern strategy!

Yes, The Others…
For whatever reason, it's really easy for me to mix up the Amazonessmonsters in name. The pictures are drastically different, definitelydifferent enough to distinguish between each of them, but you could say"Amazoness Sword Archer" and depending on the day of the week, my mindwould jump to seven different cards while failing to remember that"Amazoness Sword Archer" isn't even a card in the first place.

Splintering off and looking at all the Amazoness cards, many of them arebasically just Normal monsters without the added benefit of being a targetfor things like Unexpected Dai. Sadness. The game's changed so much sincemany of these cards were released, that you simply don't have time to waitaround for your opponent to attack into Amazoness Chain Master. Thankfullythere's a lot more support that you can capitalize on!

Amazoness Princess and Amazoness Call are exactly what the deck needed. Youalways had tons of decent cards in theory, but there weren't many ways toactually use them. Amazoness Queen was fantastic for protecting all yourmonsters, but it was such hard work to get it on the field. The same can besaid of Amazoness Scouts. Who wouldn't want to protect all their Amazonessmonsters, right? The only problem was actually fielding the Level 2 monsteras well.

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And the cycle kind of goes on like that - you'll either use Amazoness Callto search Amazoness Princess or use Amazoness Princess to search the spell.Both secondary effects come into play to OTK your opponent or field one ofthe aforementioned cards, and while that might seem like an added bonus,you'll find those effects actually tie in well with the core of yourAmazoness strategy and reap major benefits when using both effects.

Amazoness Call combined with Amazoness Princess' ability to field any ofyour Amazoness monsters lets you play niche copies of just a few, insteadof trying to cram in everything you'd like to do just in case. Even thoughAmazoness Princess acts as Amazoness Queen on the field, the Queen'sability merits one copy, and the same extends to other Amazoness cards likeAmazoness Sage and Amazoness Swordswoman.

Even if they're all really specific, the Amazoness monsters all have uniqueeffects that are extremely good in the right situations, even ifthose situations themselves are rare. Facing down a hoard of monsters,Amazoness Swords Woman could steal a victory for you if you combine it withan Amazoness Call for banishing. Amazoness Fighter combos well withAmazoness Onslaught in keeping your Life Points safe. At the very least,Amazoness Sage is something to summon with Amazoness Village, but it cantake out spells and traps in a pinch as well.

The other Amazoness monsters - Amazoness Tiger, Amazoness Chain Master –aren't really worth a spot in this deck since we have other options thatsimply do more. I like my Super Rare copy of AmazonessPaladin, but do I need a monster whose best characteristic is a meager ATKboost?

Free Fusions Forever!
Ok, so, technically they're not free, but the two Fusions are about asclose to free as you can get while requiring two monsters and some way tofuse them together. Amazoness Pet Liger and Amazoness Empress both requireone Amazoness monster alongside Amazoness Tiger and Amazoness Queen,respectively. Good thing Amazoness Princess counts as Amazoness Queen andAmazoness Baby Tiger counts as Amazoness Tiger while both being Amazonesscards.

Amazoness Baby Tiger has a built-in self-revival effect, and with themultitude of ways to field Amazoness Princess – including AmazonessWillpower – and the final effect of Amazoness Onslaught, the only thingthat's any sort of challenge to obtain is a way to fuse the monsterstogether after getting to them. Thom has three copies of Polymerization,but there's the better alternative in Fusion Substitute.

With the added bonus of Amazoness Spy being able to come down from yourhand for free, virtually every time you want to fuse two Amazoness monsterstogether, you'll be able to put them on the field. And to be honest, you'llprobably be able to do it without your Normal Summon. Either AmazonessWillpower, Amazoness Spy, or even Amazoness Village can field yourAmazoness in addition to the literally-no-strings-attached Amazoness BabyTiger.

That means you don't have to max out on your Fusions, and by putting themback you can draw more cards for future plays. By also adding FusionRecycling Plant, you can turn useless cards in your hand into FusionSubstitute and even get Amazoness Princess back to your hand to throw downon the field with Amazoness Onslaught the following turn.

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Start off your turn with Amazoness Princess to search Amazoness Onslaught,then use Fusion Recycling Plant to pitch Amazoness Baby Tiger for a FusionSubstitute straight from your deck. After you fuse the two together, you'llhave a giant Amazoness Empress dominating the field and get back AmazonessPrincess for the following turn, only to get its effect for more Amazonesssearches!

I talked about Spell Striker being a nice tech choice, and with enoughspells to spare, I think it can help you clear the way for some of yourmore powerful plays. Any time I can have something like The Phantom Knightsof Break Sword, I'll probably gear things to go in that direction. Combinedwith Amazoness Spy, it's an out to any pesky threats your opponent has.While Amazonesses may be good at dealing with bigger monsters and dealingdamage, everyone could use some help getting rid of that one card in yourway.

Enough talking about the changes - let's show em!

-1 Amazoness Swords Woman
-3 Amazoness Chain Master
-1 Amazoness Paladin
-2 Amazoness Pet Tiger
-1 Amazoness Village
-2 Polymerization
-1 Amazoness Onslaught
-1 Amazoness Willpower

-1 Amazoness Empress
-1 Amazoness Pet Liger
-1 Missus Radiant
-1 Decode Talker
-1 Abyss Dweller
-1 Firewall Dragon

+2 Spell Striker
+2 Amazoness Scouts
+1 Amazoness Fighter
+1 Amazoness Sage
+1 Terraforming
+2 Fusion Substitute
+1 Fusion Recycling Plant
+1 Upstart Goblin
+1 Reinforcement of the Army

+2 The Phantom Knights of Break Sword
+1 M-X-Saber Invoker
+1 Soul of Silvermountain
+1 Topologic Bomber Dragon
+1 Sky Cavalry Centaurea

I kept the Solemn Strike and Lost Wind because they're some of the betterdefensive options in terms of card economy. Solemn Strike's 1500 LP costisn't going to cripple your deck, and Lost Wind's two effects make it avery effective card that offers a lot of value.

DECKID=108269I rarely tapped into the power of the Amazonesses before, but I thoroughlyenjoyed playing around with the cards this week! While the deck still isn'tthe most cohesive strategy around, the diversified effects of the Amazonessmonsters mean you can throw everything, including the kitchen sink, rightat your opponent.

Just remember, beat your opponents before they beat you!

-Loukas Peterson


Loukas Peterson lives in Nashville, Tennessee where it's warmer thanwarm, whatever that means. When he's not submitting ideas for Fabledsupport and a Fabled Link monster, you can find making "attempts" at"art" and playing his ukulele terribly, or on Wednesday nights, hangingout with the local broccoli. Hailed as the only person capable ofcooking Minute Rice in 57 seconds, Loukas is always looking atexpanding his apartment to house every dog in the world.


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