"Sylvan Peaskeeper", "Sylvan Stoolhouette" and "Sylvan Leaflow"
"Sylvan", known as "Shinra" (
All of the non-Xyz Monsters introduced thus far have the common effect of reveal a number of cards from the top of the Deck, and sending any revealed Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard. In turn, their other effects activate when they are revealed from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard.
Their basic playing style involves revealing other "Sylvan" monsters from the Deck and sending them to the Graveyard, in turn activating their effects, ranging from card destruction to monster revival. So far, the "Sylvan" monsters between Levels 1, 2, and 3 generate field advantage when sent from your Deck to the Graveyard, while the Level 4 and higher monsters rearrange the top of your Deck for more efficient use. Their effects also let you, if no Plant-Type monsters were revealed, send potentially dead draws to the bottom of the Deck, thus allowing good draw advantage.
When playing "Sylvan", there is a tendency not to rely on Normal Summons allowing the use of "Miracle Fertilizer" without heavy repression. Such plays could include dropping a "Sylvan Spiritree Regia" with "Sacred Sylvan Peak" and then having the advantage placing the card desired by its owner. Then activating Miracle fertilizer to revive "Sylvan Spiritree Regia" to draw and activate a "Sylvan" effect.
One of the advantages of "Sylvan" is the lack of adding cards to the hand, instead of adding cards to the hand "Sylvan" cards put desiered cards on the top of the deck, whille this may seem disadvantageous, by using cards like "Shared Ride" or "Mistake" one can punish the opponent for adding cards or stoping them altogether, thus keeping with the pace of the duel or slowing the opponent down without affecting the Playing Style of "Sylvan", this advantage becomes aparent against decks that rely on adding cards to the hand such as "Madolche" or "Bujin". Like "Lightsworn" Decks, "Sylvan" relies alot in the Graveyard, cards like "Macro Cosmos" or "Dimensional Fissure" can cripple "Sylvan" decks, to deal with this situation it is adviced to side "Imperial Iron Wall"
"Fragrance Storm" Also works very well in this deck, you destroy one of your own plant type monsters but you can draw 1 card and if it was a monster you can reveal it to draw one more card.
As with most decks nowadays, "Sylvan" relies alot in the Graveyard, so cards like "The End of Anubis", "Soul Drain" and "Macro Cosmos" will cripple the Deck and are to be prepared against if using a "Sylvan" Deck.
Since "Sylvan"s primarily have an effect that allows one to peer at the top card(s) of their Deck in order to activate the effects of other revealed "Sylvan"s (if any,) cards like "Card Shuffle", "Grave Protector" and "Peeking Goblin" can send "Sylvan"s further "down" the Deck in an attempt to prolong their effects from being sprung. "Ancient Telescope" and "Convulsion of Nature" are superb assists here as one can better time when to use such card effects to shuffle or re-locates "Sylvan"s in a Deck. If "Convulsion"'s not being used, "Grave Lure", combined with "Sylvan" monster top-decking tactics and a good eye, can also interdict "Sylvan"s by not only also sending would be "Sylvan" monsters further down a Deck but also discarding the revealed "Sylvan" via the said Trap as soon as it is drawn. To similarly cease and desist their use this way, "Sylvan"s can also be intercepted in the Hand with cards like "Card Destruction", "Dragged Down into the Grave", "Drop Off", and "Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord" before they are Summoned and their effects trigger.
"Sylvan" Decks will also have a hard time facing Decks focused on milling. With all self milling, Decks using a deck destruction tactic will have an easier Duel; to counter this, cards like "The Transmigration Prophecy" and "Sylvan Treefender Oark" can help you recycle milled cards.
Finally, "Sylvan" monsters have very assorted Attributes (so far, there is yet to only be a DARK "Sylvan" monster), making them a cinch to assuage their Field presence via "Gozen Match" and "Battle of the Elements".