I bet you didn’t know Batterymen were this good!
I bet most people probably don’t know much about Batterymen to begin with either actually, and I’m about to tell you that not only are they good now with the advent of Batteryman 9V, they are potentially a competitive deck.
Batteryman 9V is just a lowly common in the new Duelist Alliance pack. I was a little surprised how little most people payed mind to it considering how amazing a card it is. It’s effect really ties together the whole Batteryman deck and makes it magnitudes more consistent. Here’s the card:
Level 4 / LIGHT / Thunder
1000 ATK / 1000 DEF
When this card is Summoned: You can add 1 “Batteryman” monster from your Deck to your hand, and if you do, this card’s ATK and DEF become double its original ATK and DEF, respectively. You can only use this effect of “Batteryman 9V” once per turn. During your End Phase: Destroy this card.
This card is quite simple. Summon it, it searches a Batteryman from the deck. Note, that it can search ANY Batteryman from the deck, even Batteryman Industrial Strength (aka Dark Armed Batteryman). Then, it will always destroy itself during your end phase, and not your opponent’s though.
Batteryman 9V works with just about every bit of Battery support out there. You can simply normal summon it and search the deck for later in the most simple application of the card. You can also special summon it with Battery Micro Cell or Batteryman Charger from the deck to get off his search effect.
Micro Cell in particular makes for an amazing opening play; Micro Cell has a Flip Effect that summons a Level 4 or lower Batteryman from the deck, then when it’s destroyed by battle after being flipped you draw a card. So if the opponent attacks your set Micro Cell you special summon 9V from the deck and get 9V search effect and then Micro Cell is destroyed by battle allowing you to draw a card. This turns 1 Micro Cell into a search for any Batteryman monster from the deck and an additional draw, a simple plus 1, but a very exact plus, getting you exactly what you need and a bonus card.
Batteryman Charger is really an ace when it comes to Batteryman and is significantly boosted by the existence of Batteryman 9V. Charge is a Level 5, when it’s Tribute Summoned you can Special Summon any Batteryman from the deck. You typically will want to summon 9V, which will trigger his search effect allowing you to search Batteryman Fuel Cell. You can Special Summon Fuel Cell from the hand when you have 2 or more Batteryman monsters on the field, which you now do. This gets you 3 Batteryman on the field for the activation requirements of Short Circuit, a Spell that destroys all the cards your opponent controls. Fuel Cell can also tribute a Batteryman to return a card on the field to the hand, typically tributing 9V since it will be destroyed during the End Phase anyways.
Batteryman 9V also works with the few Batteryman support cards there are: Recycling Batteries, Quick Charger, Battery Charger and Portable Battery Pack. Recycling Batteries is a normal spell that adds two 1500 ATK or less thunder monster from the graveyard to the hand, which 9V meets the criteria for. Quick Charger is a quick-play spell that adds two level 4 or lower Batteryman from your graveyard to the hand. Battery Charge is normal spell that revives one Batteryman from the graveyard for 500 lifepoints, which will set off 9V’s effect if summon by this. Portable Battery Pack is a continuous trap that is like a Call of the Haunted except for 2 Batteryman monsters which is a doubly good card with 9V netting you any Batteryman from the deck and another Batteryman monster.
I’ve currently been testing out the deck using Artifacts as a support engine because Artifacts are good and also because they’re LIGHT level 5’s which makes easy Pleiades in combination with Batteryman Charger. The deck is an incredibly fast deck, performing OTKs on turn 3 or 4. Here’s an example, you open with 9V and Call of the Haunted.
- First, Normal Summon 9V and search Charger.
- Set Call of the Haunted, end phase destroy 9V.
- Opponent does stuff, their end phase Call of the Haunted 9V and search Fuel Cell.
- Your turn, tribute 9V for Charger.
- Charger summons 9V from the deck and 9V searches a 2nd Fuel Cell.
- Special Summon both Fuel Cells from hand.
- 2100 + 2100 + 2000 + 3000 = 9100
With two cards it generates 4 monsters and over 9000 damage! Also, both Fuel Cells have the potential to bounce any opposing cards to the hand, ideally Extra Deck monsters. You also end with two level 6 monsters allowing for a Rank 6 XYZ. Overall, very powerful and I’m quite excited to try playing this deck in the future.
QOTW? Question of the Week:
What do you guys think of the new U.A. (Ultra Athlete) archetype? At first I was expecting Battlin’ Boxer all over again in terms of lame art and concept, but they actually look pretty cool and have very good effects. I’m pretty confident that if they get any other good cards this deck will be meaningful for the meta.
Also, how was your pre-release, any good pulls?
Written by: Kyle Oliver
Decks retarted, played it at our sneek peek yesterday went X-0 in swiss and lost in top-4 seriously thinking about running it in seattle next month. Im running 2 coppies of the monarchs storm fourth and only 1 charger, 2 fuel cell and 2 industerial. Through testing im down too 1 recycleing batteries because u dont need it alot
I wasnt playing artifacts in my build simply because i dont have them, i think this decks an amazing choice for a regional, i has otk’s, can grind well, its consistant and has that masssive rogue/suprise factor people dont know what is happening until its too late and u win game 1… ive been considering playing decree and duality what do u think?
2-Thunder Sea Horse
2- Micro Cell
2- Fuel Cell
2- Industerial Strenght
2-Monarchs Storm Fourth
1-Book of Moon
Looks like a solid deck, your build reminds me of Hunders in that it uses AAA to make Rank 4 abuse I assume. 3 Battery Charger seems a little excessive, and why that over the Trap one? Also, isn’t Quick Charger better than Recycling Batteries because it’s a Quick Play?
The build I’ve been liking is a build based on Batteryman Charger OTKs with 3 9V, 3 Micro Cell, 3 Charger, 3 Fuel Cell, 3 Stormforth and 3 Call of the Haunted. It OTKs like crazy.
Wouldnt it suffer for bein more brick hands due to 3 & 3 of the tributes? i play charger because it has the simple advantage of bein a spell, the 500 lp doesnt mean much, and they cant wiretap, 7 tools or trap stun it, i do believe u may be right about the 3 bein overkill tho, and i honestly overlooked quick charger.. ive been really wanting 3 fuel cell but i want it to stay as consistant as possiable.
So far it’s been quite conistent. Tribute monsters are alleviated by Stormforth, Artifacts and Call of the Haunted, which all provide fodder for Charger summons.
He is probably playing Recycling Batteries since you can grab other targets, such as thunder seahorse.
Cant grab sea horse, hes 1,600atk kyle is right i just overlooked quick charger all togrther its a much better card you can grab mirco cell in addition to 9V and AAA giving u slightly more versitlie plays such as add a AAA and a cell instead of 2 AAA giving u basically a +2 cuz the AAA U added can SS the one in grave
Recycling Batteries can also add all the same things in Batteryman deck as Quick Charger that you mentioned, the only real difference is that it’s a Quick-play Spell. That means you can make weird chains with it to stop graveyard poking like D.D. Crow or Rhapsody in Berserk. It also can be set as MST bait since it’s chainable.
If you where to run one of the Hunders then Recycling Batteries would probably be better though since it can add that.