Invoked

A certain magical Invoker who recklessly summons the Invoked.

In this article, we will review the Invoked archetype and combos.

Standard Play

The Invoked archetype answers consistency issues with its searching capabilities. A simple Terraforming can fetch their field spell, Reckless Magic Circle, which in turn retrieves Aleister the Invoker.  Summoning it triggers its ability to search out the archetype fusion spell – Eidolon Summoning Magic. This also sets the stage for Aleister the Invoker to be appropriately banished when it is sent from the field as a fusion material.

On top of that, Reckless Magic Circle provides protection for the fusion monsters.

When Aleister the Invoker is banished, you can activate Eidolon Summoning Magic‘s effect to add it back to your hand while shuffling the spell back to the deck. During your next turn, you can normal summon Aleister the Invoker again to repeat the process.

Eidolon Summoning Magic also has a broad range of locations to choose its fusion materials from, extending to either player’s graveyard. This makes the fusion summoning process easier while branding the archetype unique fusion summoning method.

With access to Aleister the Invoker and a Light monster available for fusion summoning, the play can end with Merkabah the Invoked on field and Aleister the Invoker back in hand. Not only can you allow your fusion monsters to potentially gain 1000ATK and DEF, it also provides you with a monster in hand as a discard fodder to negate any monster effects with Merkabah the Invoked‘s effect.

Invoked has commonly been touted as a control-based deck. However, the deck does have capabilities for a power play when combined with the Zoodiac engine.

 

Combo 1

Required cards in hand: Photon Thrasher Aleister the Invoker. Do note that both cards have their searchers. Photon Thrasher can be searched out by Reinforcements of the Army, and the latter can be fetched by Reckless Magic Circle, and by extension, Terraforming.

  1. Special Summon Photon Thrasher from hand.
  2. Normal Summon Aleister the Invoker. Activate its effect to search out Eidolon Summoning Magic.
  3. Xyz summon Zoodiac Broadbull using Aleister the Invoker and Photon Thrasher.
  4. Detach Aleister the Invoker to search out Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck.

  1. Activate Eidolon Summoning Magic to summon Magallanica the Invoked, using Aleister the Invoker and Zoodiac Marmorat as Fusion Materials.
  2. Activate Eidolon Summoning Magic‘s effect from the grave, retrieving your banished Aleister the Invoker back to your hand and shuffling the fusion spell back to the deck.

  1. Xyz summon Zoodiac Boarbow using Zoodiac Broadbull as an xyz material.
  2. Xyz summon Zoodiac Tigress using Zoodiac Boarbow as an xyz material.
  3. Activate Zoodiac Tigress‘ effect, detaching Photon Thrasher to attach Zoodiac Marmorat from the graveyard as an xyz material onto Zoodiac Tigress.

  1. Activate Zoodiac Tigress‘ effect, detaching Zoodiac Broadbull to summon out a second copy of Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck or hand.
  2. Xyz summon Zoodiac Broadbull using Zoodiac Tigress as an xyz material.
  3. Activate Zoodiac Broadbull‘s effect, detach Zoodiac Marmorat to summon out a third copy of Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck or hand.
  4. Activate Zoodiac Broadbull‘s effect, detach Zoodiac Boarbow to search out Zoodiac Viper.

  1. Xyz summon Gagaga Samurai using the two copies of Zoodiac Marmorat on the field.
  2. Detach Zoodiac Marmorat, targeting Gagaga Samurai for its own effect, allowing it to attack twice this turn.
  3. Attach Zoodiac Viper to Zoodiac Broadbull as an xyz material.
  4. Attack with your monsters. Aleister the Invoker can add1000ATK points to Magallanica the Invoked.

(1900×2) + 1200 + 3300 + 1000 = 9300

 

Combo 2

An alternate path of plays can be extrapolated from step 13, searching out a different Beast-warrior and xyz summoning into a different monster.

  1. Activate Zoodiac Broadbull‘s effect, detaching Zoodiac Tigress to search out Lunalight Black Sheep.
  2. Discard Lunalight Black Sheep to search Polymerisation.
  3. Xyz Summon Daigusto Emeral using the two copies of Zoodiac Marmorat on the field.
  4. Activate Daigusto Emeral‘s effect, targeting two copies of Zoodiac Marmorat and one copy of Zoodiac Tigress. Shuffle them back for to draw one card.
  5. Activate Polymerisation, fusing Magallanica the Invoked with Daigusto Emeral to summon out Elysion the Invoked.
  6. Xyz summon Zoodiac Drancia, using Zoodiac Broadbull as an xyz material.

This alternate play ends with a field of Elysion the Invoked and Zoodiac Drancia, a suitable Turn 1 set up that will prove to be a tough board for your opponent to break.

 

Combo 3

Required cards in hand = Photon Thrasher + Aleister the Invoker

  1. Special Summon Photon Thrasher from hand.
  2. Normal Summon Aleister the Invoker. Activate its effect to search out Eidolon Summoning Magic.
  3. Xyz summon Zoodiac Broadbull using Aleister the Invoker and Photon Thasher.
  4. Detach Aleister the Invoker to search out Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck.

  1. Xyz summon Zoodiac Boarbow using Zoodiac Broadbull as an xyz material.
  2. Xyz summon Zoodiac Broadbull using Zoodiac Boarbow as an xyz material.
  3. Activate Zoodiac Broadbull‘s effect, detaching Photon Thrasher, search out Zoodiac Viper.

  1. Activate Eidolon Summoning Magic, fusing both monsters in the graveyard to summon Merkabah the Invoked.

  1. Activate Zoodiac Viper‘s effect from hand.
  2. Chain Merkabah the Invoked‘s effect to negate it, discarding Zoodiac Marmorat from hand as cost. Zoodiac Viper is hence banished.
  3. Xyz summon Zoodiac Tigress using Zoodiac Broadbull as an xyz material.
  4. Activate Zoodiac Tigress‘ effect, detaching Zoodiac Broadbull to attach Zoodiac Marmorat from the graveyard as an xyz material.
  5. Activate Zoodiac Tigress‘ effect, detaching Zoodiac Broadbull to summon out a second copy of Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck or hand.

  1. Xyz summon Zoodiac Drancia using Zoodiac Tigress as an xyz material.
  2. Detach Zoodiac Marmorat to summon out a third copy of Zoodiac Marmorat from your deck or hand.
  3. Xyz Summon Daigusto Emeral using the two copies of Zoodiac Marmorat on the field. Activate its effect to shuffle any three monster cards in grave to the deck and draw 1 card.

  1. End off by activating Eidolon Summoning Magic from grave, returning Aleister the Invoker back to hand.

This third possible play brings Merkabah the Invoked onto the field instead, while earning a draw off Daigusto Emeral to compensate for the resources used. With Aleister the Invoker returned to hand, you have at least one monster card as a discard fodder to negate monster effects. This play does, however, costs a Zoodiac Viper to be banished.

 

Conclusion

In the next article, we will introduce the trend of Thunder Dragon and explain how it contributes to the deck.

One thought on “Invoked”

  1. Boomsterbroom says:

    WOW! Negating Viper with Rat to get it into the grave. Genius idea Sir Ken

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