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MaltNEXT
モルト NEXTネクスト (Moruto Nekusuto)
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MaltNEXT is a one-shot kill beatdown deck type.

It is very similar to the Malt "King" deck.

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It focuses on putting 5 Fire Civilization dragons into the mana zone as fast as possible and bringing out MaltNEXT, Super Battle Dragon Edge and Heart Burn, Battle General Galaxy Fortress to make a combo that can one-shot the opponent all by itself.

It is one of the top tier meta decks that persisted since the end of Dragon Saga and boasts with its powerful ramp abilities with Mendelssohn and Child Festival of Faerie Fire as well as its insanely powerful offensive powers and swarming capabilities.

Powerful Dragons such as Ryusei Kaiser, the Eternal give resistance over discard decks, Dogiragon, Legendary Legend provides beatdown resistance and Dogiragon Buster, Blue Leader, when used with Ryusei the Earth, provide extra lethal hit points, and it can also be used to initiate an infinite dragon spam "loop" by trying to Revolution Change with Batorai Bushin, Blazing Deluxe.

Forbidden Creatures, namely Dokindam X and Dormageddon X can be implemented in the deck easily due to the huge amount of Command Dragons that this deck has, and can be used for both offense and defense. But as this deck has no way to protect forbidden creatures, one must beware of them being removed which leads to defeat.

In Revolution Final, it can utilize Mega Manalock Dragon and Scramble Change which allows it to lock down many decks perfectly, and Scramble change also allows lethal dragon spams via Batorai Bushin, Blazing Deluxe to be performed in turn 3 or 4. While both Scramble Change and Manalock are restricted, it does not change the meta status of the deck.

It is not as affected by Onikamas, Strange Flow or Senno, Brainwash as many revolution change rushes and mass cost trample decks do due to the presence of Mega Magma Dragon, but Deathmatch Beetle can be troublesome for decks without Final Dogiragolden.

However, despite its immense offensive powers and swarming capabilities, it has no trigger resistance and some triggers such as Arcadia Spark, Ragnarok, the Clock and Heaven's Gate can result in the player's defeat. It also has no resistance against faster rushes and loops such as Jokers and Goemonkey Loop and often fails to outrun them if Mana Acceleration with Mendelssohn fails to net at least 1 dragon, or even worse, when Mana Acceleration spells and cost reduction are not drawn at all. In extreme cases, it is easily beaten even by Mono-Fire rush or other budget rush decks.

Shinobi Dolgeza and Light Nature Metallica counters this decktype well because the former stops all offenses with Shinobis while the latter stops ramps with DG ~Time of Judgment~. The latter is destroyed by Mega Magma Dragon, however.

Also as it relies on come into play effects and dragons, it is very bad against various types of ramp decks such as Five Color Faerie Miracle and Gale Vesper which often have VAN Beethoven, Zenith of "Shura" or Wald Brachio, Absolute World King to totally lock out the player.

Codeking Mozart also easily locks the template build unless the player stalls until Dormageddon's forbidden big bang or removes it with a slayer Batocross Battle.

It is a very easy to use deck that even beginners can easily use, but the expensive price of the dragons and secret/promotional cards makes them less ideal to people who do not want to spend huge sums of money on decks.

However, after the March 2018 Hall of Fame update, the deck has fallen from the top of the meta due to MaltNEXT no longer being able to use Batorai Edge, Blazing Sword, which results in it no longer having the stampeding abilities it did previously and greatly weakening its would be versatile card pool. As so, it became into a Dorgan Churis buster variant which uses Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard to give huge amounts of mana at the beginning.

Recommended cards

Recommended cards: Reason:
MaltNEXT, Super Battle Dragon Edge Main finisher.
Heart Burn, Battle General Galaxy Fortress
GuyNEXT, Super Battle Victory Dragon
Main Dragheart. Gives speed attacker to all your Dragons. Has no real counters once it appears.
Glenmalt "Head", Dimension Dragon Edge Secondary finisher.

Other candidates

Recommended cards: Reason
Mettagils, Passion Dragon
Batocross Battle, Passion Dragon
Mega Blade Dragon
Shield Trigger Dragons. Mettagils can be used against Dragheart Fortresses and Battocross Battle can be used to remove a creature up to 7000 power. However, Battocross Battle does not stay in the battle zone while Mettagils does.
Scramble Change Hall of fame card that lower Dragon's cost and spam dragons such as Mega Manalock Dragon and Onimaru "Head", can lower MaltNEXT's cost by 3 and give it SA, giving MaltNEXT the potential of Drama via Batorai Keep loop.
Mega Manalock Dragon Hall of Fame powerful mana freeze against multi-civilization decks. May have no real counters depending on the opponent's deck. Powerful combo with Scramble Change
Mega Magma Dragon Anti-psychic and/or anti-weenie meta.
Diehard Ryusei of Invincibility Shield burn, defeat prevention if things get awry. May be used to loop with Batorai Keep to burn all of your opponent's shields by combining with Buster.
Dorgan Churis Revolution Change into Dogiragon Buster, Blue Leader to bring out Romanesk in turn 3.
Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard Mass Mana boost on turn 3 combined with Dolgan Churis and Buster.
Ryusei Kaiser, the Eternal Anti discard.
Zark Taiser, Passion Admiral
Ryusei the Earth
Anti discard & hand replenishment.
Onimaru "Head", Victory Rush Hall of Fame finisher, has no real counters.
Shadow Sword "Yagyuu" Dragon Mana untap.
Bolbalzak Ex Hall of Fame mana untap.
Forever Princess, Eternal Ruler Cost trampling measures.
Faerie Life
Child Festival of Faerie Fire
Gachinko Roulette
Mendelssohn
Reap and Sow
Bolshack Dragon / Duelist Charger
Mana acceleration. Reap and Sow can also mana burn.
Mitsurugi Boost, Matchless Dragon Demon
Johnny Walker, Exploding Mask
Yell Life
Mana acceleration and removal.
Tenshukaku, Dragon King Keep
Hero Mystery, Burning Galaxy
Shield trigger removal. Tenshukaku can be used to search a finisher and Hero Mystery can be used against Dragheart Fortresses and D2 Fields
Explosion!! Hardrack Super Shield Trigger removal that cost tramples creatures.
Jackpot Entry, Dragon Secret Formation
Dogiragon Entry
Gaimusou, Angry Hero
Pseudo Drama, can be used to cost trample MaltNEXT
Explosive Ninpo, Phoenix Jutsu Reuse Come Into Play abilities and remove seals.
Bolshack Dogiragon Revolution 0 Trigger life saver, counter to Rush type deck.
Forbidden ~The Sealed X~ / Dokindam X, The Legendary Forbidden
FORBIDDEN STAR ~World's Last Day~ / Dormageddon X, Forbidden Armageddon
Command Support, does fixed direct attacks.
Dogiragon Buster, Blue Leader
Final Dogiragolden
Shin Gaiginga
Revolution Change finishers.
Dorago the Great, Dragon World Dragon limitation lock can be easily spam out with Batorai Kaku/Bushin or Scramble Change

Darkness additions

Recommended cards: Reason:
Evil Heat, Screaming Demon Dragon Hall of Fame SA Dragon with a graveyard recycling ability. Can Revolution Change into Dogiragon Buster, Blue Leader.
Bolmeteus Black Dragon Cost 8 Dragon with fixed removal. Can burn shields.
Dark Masters, Demon Dragon Heavy discard choice.
Codeking Wilhelm Triple breaker that comes with mana burn effect. It can also be used to accelerate mana and start spamming 2 dragons or more, starting with the next turn.
Codeking Mozart Heavy removal, destroying all non-dragon creatures, and locks down the opponent's dragons.

Water additions

Recommended cards: Reason:
Nicol Bolas Mass Discard.
Bolmeteus Blue Flame Dragon Speed Attacking Shield Burner.

Light additions

Recommended cards: Reason:
Katsuking Jr, Kung Fu Generation
Puchohenza, Mia Moja
Revolution Change finisher, Puchohenza with powerful Final Revolution effect, Katsuking Jr can increase your own shield and decrease foe's shield
Top of Romanesk
Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard
Blocker dragon with powerful mana accel ability
Meteorite Ryusei the Flash Tap All + Revolution Change Bait.
Falconer, Lightfang Ninja Strong one-time attack block.
Rafululu, Sound Faerie Prevents casting of spells when sent out by Dogiragon Buster, Blue Leader.

Recommended Draghearts

Recommended cards: Reason:
Gaiheart, Galaxy Sword
Gaiginga, Passionate Star Dragon
Secondary finisher to be equipped with MaltNEXT. MaltNEXT can dragsolution it in one go as well.
Gigaheart, Invincible King Sword
Ohginga, Strongest Passion
Give speed attacker and invincibility to Malt "Head".
Gaial, Leader Dragon Sword
Gaiburn, Furious Leader Dragon
Force battle.
Gaiohburn, Head General Sword
Gairaioh, Victory Head
Force battle and +3000 power.
Protoheart, Galaxy Sword Grant two attacks to Malt "Head", does not trigger during the turn it is put into the battle zone.
Proto Gigaheart, Invincible Sword Grant resistance to removals.
Tenshukaku, Dragon King Keep ~Fighting Spirit Mode~
Gaishukaku, Passion Dragon
Grant +2000 power.
Forefront Double Cross Shogunate
GENJI "Heaven", Passion Dragon
Blocker removal.
Gaial Horn, Iron-slashing Sword Aid unsealing creatures.
Joan Mizell, Revolution Spear
D'Arc-en-Ciel, Holy Spear Dragon Elemental
Creature Tapper.
Javeleon, Beast Lance Defense against rushes.
Endless Heaven, True Holy Church
Neverend, True Destiny King
Shield defense. It can be dragsolutioned into a secondary finisher.
Judaiou, Jurassic Jungle
Sauzaurupio, Terror Ancient King
Prevent creatures that have power 4000 or less from attacking. Nice counter against Glenmalt, Dragon Edge.

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