ZANE TRUESDALE

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Updated June 4, 2018 - Added New Farm Deck

Event Information

  • Zane Truesdale is set on a dark path to victory and only you can stop him!
  • This event takes place from June 4th to June 11th.
  • Dueling in Ranked Duels and against Legendary/Standard Duelists or the Vagabond in any Duel World will increase the chance of him appearing, but the Regional Representative Qualifiers has no effect.
  • Zane Truesdale will only appear in Duel World (GX) - not in DM!
  • He will not appear at the gate and the chance of him appearing is not affected by dueling at the gate.

Drop Rewards

Chimeratech%20Overdragon
Cyber%20Dragon%20Zwei
Cybernetic%20Fusion%20Support
Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Infernal%20Dragon
Cyber%20Kirin
Proto-Cyber%20Dragon
Damage%20Polarizer
Cybernetic%20Zone
Kaiser%20Dragon

Event Missions

Mission Reward
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale Cyber Barrier Dragon
Win 3 Duels against Zane Truesdale Attack Reflector Unit
Win 7 Duels against Zane Truesdale Infernal Dragon
Play 15 Duels against Zane Truesdale Chimeratech Overdragon
Achieve 1 No Damage win in Duels against Zane Truesdale Damage Polarizer
Successfully perform 3 Fusion Summons in Duels against Zane Truesdale Cybernetic Zone

Top Player Council Thoughts

“What are your thoughts on Infernal Dragon?”


3K All Day says:

Just seems so much extra to have any sort of impact 🚮.

Super Vegito says:

Trash!


“What are your thoughts on Cybernetic Zone?”


3K All Day says:

I go through all this work to fusion summon just to have my double ATK monster get thwarted by Enemy Controller and then destroyed 🚮.

Super Vegito says:

Useless!


“What are your thoughts on Damage Polarizer?”


3K All Day says:

Has zero impact on the current meta.

Super Vegito says:

Effect damage hasn’t been relevant in the meta for a while, it won’t see any play.


Farm Decks

Lvl: 40 Dark Paladin Farm - credit: Jadehex

skill Restart
King%20of%20the%20Swamp
King%20of%20the%20Swamp
King%20of%20the%20Swamp
Buster%20Blader
Buster%20Blader
Buster%20Blader
Gravekeeper's%20Vassal
Dark%20Magician
Dark%20Magician
Dark%20Magician
Union%20Attack
Union%20Attack
Polymerization
Polymerization
Polymerization
Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Pot%20of%20Benevolence
Secret%20Pass%20to%20the%20Treasures
Dark%20Paladin
Dark%20Paladin
Strategy
  • Summon Dark Paladin as soon as possible and use his effect to negate all Zane’s troublesome spells: Power Bond, Polymerization and Flash Fusion. You can discard key cards (Gravekeeper’s Vassal, Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures) as the cost as you can recover them later with Pot of Benevolence.
  • Use King of the Swamp + Emblem of Dragon Destroyer to thin your deck.
  • Use Pot of Benevolence to prevent Zane from decking out and/or to add one of your key cards back to your deck.
  • Only attack defense position monsters so you don’t lose the “Effect Only Damage” bonus.
Last Turn
  1. You will need 2 Dark Paladin on the field, summon another if you only have one.
  2. Summon Gravekeeper’s Vassal.
  3. Target Vassal with two Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures.
  4. Enter the Battle Phase and attack directly for victory!
Replacements
  • King of the Swamp can be replaced for Fusion Sage or Fusion Recycling Plant.
  • The second Dark Paladin can be replaced by Elemental HERO Neos Knight/Dark Flare Knight, but be sure to keep a fusion substitute monster on hand so you can summon him.

Lvl: 40 Ra-Temple Farm - credit: Plaininsane

skill LP Boost α
The%20Winged%20Dragon%20of%20Ra
Kiseitai
Kiseitai
Kiseitai
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Planet%20Pathfinder
Planet%20Pathfinder
Cosmic%20Compass
Double%20Summon
Storm
Temple%20of%20the%20Mind's%20Eye
Defense%20Draw
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Wall%20of%20Disruption
Massivemorph
Massivemorph
Massivemorph
Strategy
  • Search Temple of the Mind’s Eye with Planet Pathfinder and activate it as soon as possible.
  • Activate Golden Ladybug each turn to gain LP.
  • Set Kiseitai if you draw it but don’t set a third one if you already have two in your spell/trap zone. You can target the monster that Kiseitai has latched onto with Massivemorph to gain double LP each turn.
  • Use Wall of Disruption and Massivemorph to protect your LP and stall.
Last Turn
  1. Activate Storm to destroy your field spell.
  2. Summon Cosmic Compass and activate its effect to special summon two tokens.
  3. Activate Double Summon and tribute summon The Winged Dragon of Ra using your three Monsters.
  4. Activate Ra’s effect when prompted to pay your life points to increase its attack and to obtain the “LP on Brink” bonus.
  5. Enter the Battle Phase and attack the monster with the lowest ATK!
Replacements
  • The skill can be replaced for Restart, but I like having the 1000 LP buffer for Temple of the Mind’s Eye if needed.
  • Double Summon can be swapped for Arrivalrivals.
  • Wall of Disruption/Defense Draw can be substituted for Draining Shield, Floodgate Trap Hole, Windstorm of Etaqua, Curse of Anubis etc.

Lvl: 40 Ra-Unhappy Girl Farm - credit: Rezileen

skill LP Boost α
The%20Winged%20Dragon%20of%20Ra
The%20Unhappy%20Girl
The%20Unhappy%20Girl
The%20Unhappy%20Girl
A%20Cat%20of%20Ill%20Omen
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Golden%20Ladybug
Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Rai-Mei
Rai-Mei
Rai-Mei
Shard%20of%20Greed
Shard%20of%20Greed
Pot%20of%20Benevolence
Spirit%20Barrier
Spirit%20Barrier
Spirit%20Barrier
Windstorm%20of%20Etaqua
Strategy
  • Once you have The Unhappy Girl/Cloudian - Turbulence + Spirit Barrier the farm is 100% successful!
  • Activate Golden Ladybug each turn to gain LP.
  • Use Rai-Mei to search for The Unhappy Girl and A Cat of Ill Omen to search for Spirit Barrier.
  • Fill your field will The Unhappy Girl and Cloudian - Turbulence.
Last Turn

You should have three monsters on the field.

  1. Tribute summon The Winged Dragon of Ra using your three Monsters.
  2. Activate Ra’s effect when prompted to pay your life points to increase its attack and to obtain the “LP on Brink” bonus.
  3. Enter the Battle Phase and attack the monster with the lowest ATK!
Replacements
  • Shard of Greed can be replaced by other draw cards (filter by “Drawing” in the Card Editor), for example, Jar of Greed, Legacy of Yata-Garasu, Good Goblin Housekeeping etc.

Lvl: 40 Cloudian Farm - credit: Jadehex

I dont think Cloudians are optimal because triggering Draw Sense: WATER is kind of sketchy but it’s here just in case you can’t make the other farm decks.

skill Draw Sense: WATER
Summoner%20of%20Illusions
Zeradias%2C%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Zeradias%2C%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Zeradias%2C%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Gravekeeper's%20Vassal
Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Magic%20Planter
Union%20Attack
Union%20Attack
The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Dimensionhole
Secret%20Pass%20to%20the%20Treasures
Spirit%20Barrier
Spirit%20Barrier
Spirit%20Barrier
Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Blue-Eyes%20Ultimate%20Dragon
Master%20of%20Oz
Strategy
  • You win if you have Cloudian - Turbulence + The Sanctuary in the Sky/Spirit Barrier combo!
  • If you don’t have Cloudian - Turbulence in your opening hand take 1500 damage so you can activate your skill and draw it.
  • Use Zeradias, Herald of Heaven to search for the field spell.
  • Use Good Goblin Housekeeping to draw into Summoner of Illusions and Dimensionhole - you’ll need them before the last turn so don’t return them to the bottom of the deck!
  • Set Summoner of Illusions second to last turn and activate Dimensionhole banishing it (so it doesn’t get destroyed).
Last Turn

You should only have Cloudian - Turbulence and a facedown Summoner of Illusions in your monster zones.

  1. Flip summon Summoner of Illusions and tribute Cloudian - Turbulence to special summon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon/Master of Oz.
  2. Summon Gravekeeper’s Vassal.
  3. Target Vassal with two Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures.
  4. Enter the Battle Phase and attack directly for victory!
Replacements
  • Good Goblin Housekeeping and Magic Planter can be replaced by other draw cards (filter by “Drawing” in the Card Editor), for example, Shard of Greed, Legacy of Yata-Garasu etc. However, if you replace Good Goblin Housekeeping you’ll need to add Pot of Benevolence to avoid drawing Summoner of Illusions or Dimensionhole last.

Zane Truesdale Lvl: 40 Decklist

Cyber%20Dragon
Cyber%20Dragon
Cyber%20Dragon
Infernal%20Dragon
Infernal%20Dragon
Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Cyber%20Dragon%20Zwei
Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Cybernetic%20Fusion%20Support
Power%20Bond
Polymerization
Machina%20Armored%20Unit
Flash%20Fusion
Rare%20Metalmorph
Cyber%20End%20Dragon
Cyber%20Twin%20Dragon
Chimeratech%20Overdragon


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  • Best drop will have their name posted here
  • Most prismatic cards will have their name posted here
  • Best meme will have their name posted here

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