Vanity's is a small series that focus on preventing Special Summoning. The first "Vanity's" cards were released in Cyberdark Impact in 2006. Then, "Vanity's Emptiness" was released in Starstrike Blast.
"Vanity's" Decks focus on limiting your opponent's Special Summons by using one of the "Vanity's" monsters: "Vanity's Ruler" and/or "Vanity's Fiend". This is usually followed by some other control measure, like Summoning "Light and Darkness Dragon".
The advantage these monster have against other "Special-Summons blockers" like "Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo" or "Jowgen the Spiritualist" is that they can stand their ground in battle. "Archlord Kristya" is good on this as well, but one advantage "Vanity's Ruler" has over him is that it doesn't block your special summons.
Play Style Edit
Since the Vanity's monsters can't be Special Summoned but are not Nomi, one key aspect of the deck is finding ways to quickly summon them. Cards like Photon Sanctuary or Fires of Doomsday are good to get tributes, but Mausoleum of the Emperor is usually better: not only it will allow summon of these monsters, but of other strong monsters as well. (like Light and Darkness Dragon or Dark Simorgh)
Pot of Duality is a staple, since this deck shouldn't have many Special Summons.
There are many variants of focus, but it's usually among these:
- Big Monsters:
- Level 8 monsters which can be discarded by the effect of "Trade-In" to draw 2 extra cards.
- They can be revived by Light and Darkness Dragon effect (if they are Special Summon able).
- They can be normal summoned by Mausoleum of the Emperor.
- Vanity's Ruler and Light and Darkness Dragon belong to this group.
- Light and Fairy:
- Dark Simorgh:
- Twilight :