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    Zane Truesdale
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    Gusto Guide

    Post  Zane Truesdale on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:56 am

    Gusto Guide:
    Right now, I'm going to explain all cards of the Gusto Archetype, as well as support, both directly and indirectly. The higher in the list the card is, the better it is, according to my judgment.

    If anyone disagrees on my rating of a card, please tell me, and explain how I did not do the card justice, or overrated it.

    Explanation:
    The Gusto Archetype: One of Yu-Gi-Oh's few Wind archetypes, it relies on destruction of the monsters in order to get new ones. Most require destruction by battle, while a few just need to be sent to the graveyard. And the other engine it runs is shuffling cards fron your graveyard back into the deck (Gusto Monstercards). This way, it always keeps the infinite flow of monsters going. In the following paragraphs I'll be explaining the Monsters, Spells and Traps of the Gusto Archetype one by one, and giving them a rating on how good they are.

    Monsters:

    Caam, Serenity of Gusto:

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    Once per turn: You can shuffle 2 "Gusto" monsters from your Graveyard into the Main Deck; draw 1 card.

    The card is one of Gusto's best, since it replenishes the meatwall the deck has, and gives you a draw. Also being one of the Gusto's strongest Effect Monsters, it really is a credit to the Archetype.

    All Gusto builds: 2-3

    Gust Gulldo:

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    When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower "Gusto" monster from your Deck.

    Main Gusto Tuner. If used for Synchro, it misses timing on his effect, but is very good when Torrentialed or Dark Holed, attacked or those things. It's a real good adition to the meatwall as well, since it has many outs for using his effect. And being a level 3 Tuner also helps it a lot.

    All Gusto builds: 1-3

    Winda, Priestess of Gusto:

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    When this card is destroyed by battle with an opponent's attacking monster and sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Gusto" Tuner monster from your Deck.

    Also one of the meatwall's chains. It allows you to easily Synchro for level 5 with Gulldo, or you use it for protection, and have it Summon Gulldo or Egul. Shame it has to be destroyed by battle, otherwise it'd be a real beauty, which by the looks it already is.

    All Gusto builds: 1-3

    Gusto Egul:

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    When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower non-Tuner "Gusto" monster from your Deck.

    The card that can get Caam on the field if you need it. Being a level 1 Tuner it also opens options for Formula Synchron, and level 5 Synchro with Caam or other cards.

    All Gusto builds: 1-3

    Kamui, Hope of Gusto:

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    FLIP: Special Summon 1 "Gusto" Tuner monster from your Deck.

    Nice effect, sloppy stats, but makes up by being level 2, allowing you to get Gulldo and Synchro for level 5 instantly. Only thing is, it's a bit slow, since it has to flip for its effect to activate.

    All Gusto builds: 0-2
    Gusto Psychic build: 1-3

    Gusto Falco:

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    When this face-up card on the field is sent to the Graveyard, except by battle: You can Special Summon 1 "Gusto" monster from your Deck in face-down Defense Position.

    Works like a charm with Kamui, but shouldn't be destroyed by battle. Best if used with Scrap Dragon's effect.

    All Gusto builds: 0-1

    Windaar, Sage of Gusto:

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    When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Level 3 or lower "Gusto" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target in face-up Defense Position.

    A good card, spams your gustos back from the graveyard, but why, why in gods name does it have to be level 5, and have those stats? If it were level 4, it’s be no more broken the Jurrac Guaiba. And the 2000 ATK doesn’t really help, for needing 1 tribute.

    All Gusto builds: 0-1

    Musto, Oracle of Gusto

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    Once per turn: You can target 1 "Gusto" monster in you Graveyard and 1 face-up monster on the field; shuffle the first target into the Deck, and if you do, negate the second target's effects until the End Phase.

    Gusto’s level 4 beatstick with 1800 ATK, a decent effect, but nothing too special. Only a negater, nothing more, and since it’s ignition, you don’t really want to use its effect to negate opponent’s monsters effects, but rather to return the card you have.

    All Gusto builds: 0-2
    Gusto Control build: 2-3

    Gusto Thunbolt:
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    At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card is in the Graveyard because it was destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard this turn: You can banish 1 "Gusto" monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 WIND Psychic-Type monster with 1500 or less DEF from your Deck.

    An ok effect, even though it costs a lot, and requires to be destroyed by battle and having a Gusto in your graveyard. But you can also banish himself, so that’s not much of a problem. Still would prefer Gulldo, Egul or Winda over Thunbolt.

    All Gusto builds: 0-1

    Gusto Squirro:

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    When this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Level 5 or higher "Gusto" monster from your Deck.

    Nothing personal, but seriously, what the F? First, it has to be destroyed by card effect. Well, with this meta, that ain’t hard. But then it has to go to the graveyard. Well, knowing that Inzektor usually have a Dimensional Fissure, and not to mention the massive increase in Macro Decks, I can see that go wrong plenty of times. And after all that, you get to summon a level 5 or higher Gusto monster from your deck. I’m wondering why people would run level 5 or higher to begin with, so this card is not only situational, but also plain crap. Level 2 Tuner, Thunder-type, not gonna happen.

    All Gusto builds: 0-1

    Gusto Codor:

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    When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 WIND Psychic-Type monster with 1500 or less DEF from your Deck.

    Ok, Lemme get this straight. A monster with 1000 ATK should destroy opponents monsters by battle, to get a WIND Psychic monster from your deck. Which most likely is not even a Tuner. Yeah, I’d buy that. Trashcan, please.

    All Gusto builds: 0

    Gusto Grif:

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    If this card is sent from the hand to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Gusto" monster from your Deck. The effect of "Gusto Grif" can only be used once per turn.

    If I read this card, I’m just crying. The entire Gusto archetype is build around returning from graveyard to deck, and spamming after being destroyed by either battle or card effect. But no, they gotta make cards that have NOTHING to do with the build. It’s like making a card for Inzektor that activates when an Inzektor is returned to the hand. I know it was meant to widen the window of possibilities for Gusto, but this is just bad. Period.

    Gusto builds: 0
    Fabled Gusto: 1-2

    Reeze, Whirlwind of Gusto

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    Once per turn: You can return 1 card from your hand to the bottom of the Deck to target 1 monster your opponent controls and 1 face-up "Gusto" monster you control; switch control of both monsters.

    Creature Swap. A spell in level 5 monster form. I believe I need not say more.

    All Gusto builds: 0

    Synchro Monsters:

    Daigusto Eguls:

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    1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Gusto" monsters
    Once per turn, during your End Phase: You can banish 1 WIND monster from your Graveyard to target 1 face-down card your opponent controls; destroy that target.

    One of the leading Gusto Synchro cards. It’s a good one, has considerable stats, and is made quite fast (Gulldo + Caam/Musto). Popping face-down cards (note: cards, not monsters or spell/traps. Any face-down card) at the cost of banishing a wind monster (again, a wind monster, not necessarily Gusto). A must in every Gusto Extra deck!

    All Gusto builds: 1-2

    Daigusto Gulldos:

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    1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Gusto" monsters
    Once per turn: You can shuffle 2 "Gusto" monsters from your Graveyard into the Main Deck to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that target.

    Nice card, shuffle 2 Gusto back into the deck, and trash a face-up monster. And easily made with Kamui + Gulldo. Also restores a part of, in case needed, the meatwall.

    All Gusto builds: 2-3

    Daigusto Sphreez:

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    1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Gusto" monsters
    When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 "Gusto" card in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand. Your opponent takes any Battle Damage you would have taken from battles involving a face-up "Gusto" monster you control. This card cannot be destroyed by battle.

    Indestructible by battle, and your opponent takes all battle damage. Good card, very good card. Just a shame it’s only OCG, which is also why I put it only third. But if it comes out in TCG, it’s going up to place 1.

    All Gusto builds: 1-3 (OCG only atm)

    Daigusto Falcos:

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    1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Gusto" monsters
    When this card is Synchro Summoned: All "Gusto" monsters currently on the field gain 600 ATK.

    It’s level 4, so you can make it a bit hard, considering most useful Gusto’s are level 2, 3 or 4. And then the effect. Well, not the best, but I’ve seen worse.

    All Gusto builds: 0-1

    Xyz Monsters:

    Daigusto Emeral:

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    2 Level 4 monsters
    Once per turn, you can activate one of these effects.
    ● Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 3 monsters in your Graveyard; shuffle them into your Deck, then draw 1 card.
    ● Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 Non-Effect Monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it.

    It’s a good card, and really does restore the meatwall, returning 3 monster to the deck. Just a shame it requires 2 level 4 monsters. Gusto barely runs level 4, and those it does run, are better of not being Xyz materials (Caam).

    All Gusto builds: 0-1
    Gusto Gadgets: 2-3

    Daigusto Phoenix:

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    2 Level 2 monsters
    Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up WIND monster you control; this turn, it can attack twice during each Battle Phase.

    No. Just, no. You wouldn’t waste 2 level 2 monsters for something like this. If you would, you can stop reading now and get back to learning basic plays.

    Spells:

    Contact with Gusto:

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    Target 2 "Gusto" monsters in your Graveyard and 1 card your opponent controls; shuffle both targets in your Graveyard to the Deck, then destroy the opponent's target.

    On first sight, an ok card. Requires 2 Gusto’s in grave, and then kills a card, regardless of what it is. Only Spell support they have, and it’s pretty ok.

    All Gusto builds: 0-3

    Traps:

    Whirlwind of Gusto:

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    If you control no monsters: Target 2 "Gusto" monsters in your Graveyard; shuffle both targets into the Deck, then Special Summon 1 "Gusto" monster with 1000 or less DEF from your Deck.

    Not really all that good, but the best of the traps. Restores meatwall, and lets you special summon a Gusto with 1000 or less defense, also including Windaar. But requires no monsters on the field, which is hard with the meatwall going on.

    All Gusto builds: 0-2

    Blessings for Gusto:

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    Target 2 "Gusto" monsters in your Graveyard, plus a third "Gusto" monster in your Graveyard; shuffle both of the first 2 targets into your Deck, then Special Summon the third target.

    Well, like I said about Whirlwind, not very good. The fact why I put this below Whirlwind is because this one requires 3 targets in your graveyard, and with all the shuffling back, that doesn’t happen that often, so it’s inconsistent.

    All Gusto builds: 0-2

    Gusto’s Dust:

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    During the turn you activate this card, when a "Gusto" monster you control declares an attack: Your opponent cannot activate the effects of Spell, Trap, or Effect Monsters.

    Well, the change your opponent has anything left is low, since there are plenty of Gusto Control decks that keep backrow in check, with Trap Stun, Heavy Storm, MST, Decree, Eguls and plenty of others (mainly staples). So this card is kind of useless, not to mention it’s a -1 for protecting your monsters 1 turn. Isn’t worth it.

    All Gusto builds: 0

    Non-specific Support:
    Psychic Support:

    Esper Girl:

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    When this removed from play card is Special Summoned, remove from play the top card of your Deck face-down. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, add the card removed from play by this card's effect to your hand.

    One of the main cards of a Psychic engine. It’s mostly used when banished by either Serene Psychic Witch or Silent Psychic Wizard. Witch makes it be Special Summoned at the next Standby Phase, and Wizard specials it when he’s sent from the field to the graveyard. When banished, it banishes your top card, and when sent from field to grave, you get that card on hand, so also makes a plus again.

    Gusto Psychic build: 1-2

    Serene Psychic Witch:

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    When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, you can remove from play 1 Psychic-Type monster with 2000 or less ATK from your Deck. During the next Standby Phase, Special Summon the monster removed from play by this effect.

    When destroyed, she gets her effect. So also nice with Torrential, Dark Hole, Scrap Dragon, Mirror Force. It’s another of the main cards in a Psychic Engine, and also helps the Gusto’s a lot, since most Gusto non-tuners are Psychic monsters, and you can banish them as well. Including Windaar and Caam.

    Gusto Psychic builds: 1-3

    Silent Psychic Wizard:

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    When this card is Normal Summoned, you can select 1 Psychic-Type monster in your Graveyard, and remove it from play. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, Special Summon the monster removed from play by this card's effect.

    Like I explained with Witch, this is pretty much the same case. When normal summoned, it banished a psychic, and when it’s sent from the field to the grave, then banished card is special summoned. Rebuilding a meatwall that may have been lost before. And is a 1900 beatstick, but deaddraws sometimes with the Winged-Beasts in Gustos.

    Gusto Psychic builds: 0-2

    Ultimate Axon Kicker:

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    1 Psychic-Type Synchro Monster + 1 Psychic-Type monster.
    This monster can only be Special Summoned by Fusion Summon (from the Extra Deck). This card cannot be destroyed by card effects. During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you gain Life Points equal to the destroyed monster's ATK.

    A nice card, it has a good effect, and is a great beatstick. Not too hard to summon in this deck, and can therefore also be used consistently. Pierce and gives you Life Points, basically Thought Ruler on steroids.

    Gusto Psychic builds: 1-2
    Emergency Teleport:

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    Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Psychic-Type monster from your hand or Deck. During the End Phase this turn, remove from play that monster.

    Specials a Psychic monster. Very easy for usage in the deck, since it runs 50% Psychic monsters, usually, and that’s very handy as a savior in certain cases. Also increases deckspeed.

    All Gusto builds: 1-2

    Miracle Synchro Fusion:

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    Remove from play, from your side of the field or your Graveyard, the Fusion Material Monsters listed on a Fusion Monster Card that lists a Synchro Monster as a Fusion Material Monster, and Special Summon that Fusion Monster from the Extra Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon.) If this Set card is destroyed by an opponent's card effect and sent to the Graveyard, draw 1 card.

    With the many Synchro summons the deck has, it’s easy to use this for Ultimate Axon Kicker. Since all Daigusto Synchro monsters are Psychic-type. So you banish one of those, along with another random Psychic, and you get a strong Fusion Monster. Not to mention it also gives you a draw when your opponent destroys it while face-down on the field, so a nice MST magnet.

    Gusto Psychic builds: 1-3

    Winged-Beast Support:

    Dark Simorgh:

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    While face-up on the field, this card is also WIND-Attribute. You can banish 1 DARK monster and 1 WIND monster from your Graveyard; Special Summon this card from your hand. You can banish 1 DARK monster and 1 WIND monster from your hand; Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. Your opponent cannot Set any cards on the field.

    Nice card, helps the deck a lot, gives your opponent a disadvantage, and gives you control, because you destroy face-up monsters with Daigusto Gulldos.

    Gusto Pure builds: 0-1
    Gusto Psychich builds: 0-1
    Gusto Destiny HERO: 0-2
    Gusto Mist Valley: 0-1

    Icarus Attack:

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    Tribute 1 Winged Beast-Type monster. Destroy 2 cards on the field.

    A very nice card for the deck, since all the Tuners are Winged-Beast, well, the ones you use most of the time, that is. Shame the monster you tribute would miss timing (Gusto Gulldo), but it still is a very nice adition to the deck’s concistancy.

    Gusto Psychic builds: 0-1
    Gusto Pure builds: 1-3




    Credits:
    I have done this all by myself. All cards and pictures go to online sites, Konami and YuGiOh Wikia. If any questions, unclearity’s or suggestions arise, please pm me with your points.

    I’d like to devote this to coolgirlshark4, thanks to whom I was able to write this long a te

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