So, I thought I’d open with a deck type I’ve had some fun with recently: Chronomaly! Similar to wind-ups, they have an excellent engine for producing quick rank 3 and 5 Xyz monsters, which this deck uses to abuse the effects of Zenmaines and Tiras to generate card advantage, before using the Machu Mech Mini-Guts OTK to finish.
-3 Chronomaly Colossal Head
-3 Chronomaly Crystal Bones
-3 Chronomaly Crystal Skull
-3 Chronomaly Golden Jet
-3 Chronomaly Moai
-1 Tour Bus From the Underworld
-2 Tour Guide From the Underworld
-2 Chronomaly - Pyramid Eye Tablet
-1 Dark Hole
-1 Heavy Storm
-1 Monster Reborn
-2 Mystical Space Typhoon
-1 Pot of Avarice
-2 Pot of Duality
-2 Bottomless Trap Hole
-1 Mirror Force
-1 Solemn Judgement
-2 Solemn Warning
-2 Stonehenge Methods
Extra Deck: 15
-2 Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut
-1 Leviar the Sea Dragon
-1 Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
-2 Wind-Up Zenmaines
-1 Number 39: Utopia
-1 Number 50: Black Corn
-2 Number 33: Machu Mech
-3 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis
-1 Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis
-1 Number 25: Force Focus
So as I said earlier, this deck excels at summoning rank 3 and 5 Xyz monsters, but lets take a closer look at the cards in the chronomaly archetype.
As you can see, Colossal Head’s main use is in being affected by Golden Jet, who we’ll get to in a minute. But his own effect is very useful by it’s lonesome, acting similarly to a Book of Moon once it’s been sent to the grave. Flipping a Shi En face down to stop it’s negation effect, so you can drop that Dark Hole in your hand? Priceless. However, it’s not necessary in a non-dedicated build, and should only be run 0-2 in most builds.
This is part of a pair of easily abusable effects that form the core of the rank 3 engine. Packing the Cyber Dragon inherent special summon, Crystal Bones is easy to get onto the field and use his effect to summon a Crystal Skull for an instant rank 3, or a Golden Jet/Moai to combo with a Moai in your hand for an instant rank 5. Absolutely essential in a dedicated build, or a build using Chronomaly monsters as an xyz engine. Run 2-3.
Crystal Skull is incredible. Search for any Chronomaly, then load the graveyard to make an instant Zenmaines with Crystal Bones later. Sadly, his effect prevents you from getting that rank 3 in a single turn, but it does give you that extra option when you special summon Crystal Bones after a field wipe. Run 3 just for the searching abilities.
THIS CARD. Golden Jet is the card that makes the rank 5 engine work. Summoned by Crystal Bones, searchable by Crystal Skull, and pairs with Colossal Head, Moai or even itself to make 5 by timing the use of it’s effect. It’s also crucial if you plan on using the rank 6 Atlandis, with a Jet/Jet or Jet/Moai/Moai combination making a pair of level 6 monsters. Run 3.
Moai is used to gain field advantage, and makes an easy tribute for Mini-Guts. Pair with a Golden Jet for a free rank 5. Notably, it’s searchable with Crystal Skull, so this is a really easy card to combo with. Run 2-3.
So, that’s the Chronomaly engine laid out. I’ll explain the workings of the Machu Mech OTK later, but this should be enough to get you started! Comments and Criticism welcome!