Deck of the Week: Harpies

This week I tried Harpies and they are very powerful when you know how to use them. Unlike fairy’s, harpies take some understanding of the cards and their effects. I would find myself confused at times and other times I would just leave the duel out of anger but once I started playing more and more with them I got the hang of it and I was beating decks like Six Samurai, Blue Eyes, and Exodia.

The Harpies aren’t very strong but they have decent attacks around 1400 – 1950. The field spell “Harpies Hunting Ground” only gives the harpies a 200 attack boost but the second effect is “When any “Harpie Lady” or “Harpie Lady Sisters” are Normal or Special Summoned: The player who conducted the Summon targets 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target.” I found that effect very useful when dealing with the type of decks with more traps than monsters as in Final Countdown or Exodia decks.

The card “Hysteric Sign” was very useful and kind of over powered at times because of its effect “When this card is activated: Add 1 “Elegant Egotist” from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand. During the End Phase of the turn this card was sent from the field or hand to the Graveyard: Add up to 3 “Harpie” cards with different names from your Deck to your hand. You can only activate 1 “Hysteric Sign” effect per turn, and only once that turn.” Now having multiple harpies’ in my hand that would lead to dozens of combos.

I find Harpies’ kind of like six samurai in special summoning; one moment you have one monster on the field another you have all 5 slots filled. I will keep this deck and I wish for more Harpie cards to come out in the future. I would recommend this deck for a more advanced player in Yu-Gi-Oh. Keep on dueling and have fun.