Theory-crafting 101: Laser Light Show

Hey everyone!

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for another adventure into the realm of Theory-crafting!

Today we will be taking a look at an MP that saw a tremendous amount of play before Black Devious Mastery was placed on the Frozen List (and very little since), Krillin!

As with many of these TC101 articles, this list is mostly untested and meant to take a look at the current meta to find some hidden potential out there. I have tested other versions of this list, but decided that cutting the Unleashed package makes a little more sense with this list, as you can level surprisingly fast.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look:

The List

MP Levels and Mastery:
1 – Krillin, Ready
2 – Krillin, Energetic
3 – Krillin, Redy For Battle
4 – Krillin, Enraged
M – Red Ascension Mastery

Blocks (12):
3x Red Brace
3x Red Reverse
3x Red Blocking Hand
2x Red Stop
1x Time is a Warrior’s Tool

Setups (5):
3x Red Relaxation
2x Visiting the Past

Dragon Balls (2):
1x Earth Dragon Ball 3
1x Earth Dragon Ball 7

Events (1):
1x Red Observation

Energy Attacks (36):
3x Red Enhanced Beam
3x Red Mischief
3x Red Heating Beams
3x Red Eye Beams
3x Red Hurl
3x Red Energy Blast
3x Red Static Shot
3x Red Trailing Blast
2x Red Tandem Blast
2x Red Downward Burst
3x Krillin’s Destructo Disk
3x Enraged Blast
2x Blinding Energy Move

Physical Attacks (4):
2x Red Mule Kick
2x Heroic Dashing Punch

What Are We Trying To Accomplish?

Like I stated before, we’ve decided to forgo the Unleashed plan in order to focus on MPPV as our primary win condition. Jumping to Krillin’s level 4 with Unleashed could help with the Survival aspect of the deck, but the ability isn’t that impressive otherwise, so jumping to it ASAP without a way to capitalize on it became less and less appealing as I tested that version of the list.

With this version however, we are capitalizing on the large amount of anger present in Red, giving us a reasonable MPPV win condition and still being able to focus on the survival elements with the fast aggressive energy attacks in Red and the great bonus Red Reverse gives. The downside is that you’ll only really be able to get Reverse off of banishing for your Mastery (unless your opponent banishes cards for you), or being able to pay for a Downward Burst after we have used Reverse as a block.

This list should have a nice pressure game to keep your opponent off-balance. Many MPPV lists can fumble slightly when they are lowered levels or have their anger reset, but since Krillin is incredibly aggressive thanks to his high PUR on all levels and having built-in attacks on levels 1-3, even if you can’t burst through levels consistently, your opponent will still have to try and stop the barrage of damage you’ll be presenting them throughout the entire game.

The Power Is Yours!

Thanks for checking out the list. I hope seeing Krillin placed in a high impact deck gets people excited to try running him again. He is one of the better Energy-based MPs in the game IMHO, and I would love to see people running him again.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll below to let us know what you want to see for next week’s “Theory-crafing 101” list!

Until next time, FanZ Warriors!


About DArtagnanMF

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