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Counter Baiken
カウンターバイケン (Kauntā Baiken)
Japanese Wiki: 3435

Counter Baiken is a control deck type.

Details

It is a Water Darkness control deck with resistance to Card Discard due to the Madness ability of Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade and focusing on other Shinobi and Ninja Strike.

Regardless of the opponent's deck type, it has varying defenses against them, with strategies such as Card Discard, Madness, Mana Acceleration, Hand Replenishment and Removal.

It was initially named as "counter" due to opposing the Soul Advantage that was running rampant around the time of Baiken's release.

Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade
Water / Creature / 6
Poseidia Dragon + Shinobi / 6000

■ Double breaker

■ When this creature would be discarded from your hand during your opponent's turn, you may put it into the battle zone instead. If you do, you may choose a creature in the battle zone and return it to its owner's hand.

■ Whenever you use the "Ninja Strike" ability of your Shinobi, you may draw a card.


Strategy

Starting Turns

Mid-Late Game

Recommended cards

Recommended cards: Reason
Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade Madness, Draw Source
Genius Janit, of the Hidden Blade Early defense.
Terror Pit Fixed Removal.
Hanzou, Menacing Phantom Shinobi, Removal
Inferno Sign Reanimate
Emergency Typhoon Madness and Reanimate support
Babelginus, Demonic Dragon Reanimate

While it is a defensively built control deck, unless most others, no creatures with blocker are used. The style is to defend while you can attack back with your various Shinobi.

Sample Deck

This deck was the winning decklist of the Galaxy Master Regular Class for the "DM Battle Arena 2008" event. Be noted that this deck is no longer usable due to multiple Hall of Fame restrictions over the years.

Card: Cost: #: Civilization(s)
Kabra Katabra 3 1 Nature
Cursed Totem 6 1 Nature
Bronze-Arm Tribe 3 4 Nature
Soulswap 3 1 Nature
Sanctuary of the Mother 3 1 Water
Aqua Anchor 4 1 Water
Vacuum Crawler 5 1 Water
Genius Janit, of the Hidden Blade 3 3 Water
Baiken, Blue Dragon of the Hidden Blade 6 3 Water
Emergency Typhoon 2 2 Darkness
Cyber Brain 4 1 Darkness
Jenny, the Dismantling Puppet 4 1 Darkness
Babelginus, Demonic Dragon 7 1 Darkness
Gajirabute, Vile Centurion 6 1 Darkness
Dark Hydra, Evil Planet Lord 6 1 Darkness
Hanzou, Menacing Phantom 7 3 Darkness
Heavy, Dragon God 5 3 Darkness
Rose Castle 3 1 Darkness
Inferno Sign 5 2 Darkness
Terror Pit 6 3 Darkness
Hell's Scrapper 7 1 Fire
Metal, Dragon God 7 1 Fire
Miraculous Plague 7 1 Water / Darkness
Kiryu Jilves, Gaia's Roar 5 2 Darkness / Fire / Nature
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