With the dominance of Rush-OTK decks (some of which with Delicate Plan tech), Security Control decks have been struggling to rise at the top of the BT-06 meta. Thus, certain tweaks should be done to maintain its viability against the most dominant BT-06 meta decks as possible. Few of the things that should be addressed for the Security Control deck are the Jesmon-Delicate Plan OTK combo and Gabumon – Bond of Friendship (BOF) Rookie Rush attacks.
The picture above is my decklist for the Security Control Deck (inspired from a master tamer named Misao from Japan), which I had used last July 3, 2021, in a local tournament (appreciation to Arken Hobby Center for hosting). I believe the deck was built considering all the existing BT-06 meta decks out there. I had prepared the deck specifically for the Jesmon-Delicate Plan OTK combo and Gabumon – BOF decks, which are some of the most formidable decks used in the area. I will just discuss some of the key cards which secured my wins against Jesmon and Gabumon – Bond of Friendship decks.
Some of the most important cards in this deck, aside from the typical core cards in a Security Control Deck, are the Mekanorimon and Craniamon. Mekanorimon was added to prevent quick depletion of my security pile from rookie rush attacks of the Gabumon BOF or Agumon BOC. Moreover, you already know the reason of adding Craniamon to the deck – removal prevention. However, Craniamon can be removed from the field through minus DP mechanics and bounce-to-hand cards. Although you all should just be vigilant for the minus DP mechanics and Raddle Star (if you have 3 or more Digimons in play), as you can just play Craniamon again in field after the opponent utilizes its bounce-to-hand options such as Cocytus Breath. Of course, observe the game board conditions before hard-playing the Craniamon.
Next key cards added are Gigadramon and Megidramon, these are interesting cards added mainly for cheap utilization of memory (i.e., digivolution from Gigadramon to Craniamon for lower memory cost than hard-playing Craniamon itself into the field) and situational milling of opponent’s deck (i.e., thru digivolution effect of Megidramon from Gigadramon) as for potential opponent deck-out. Megidramon has been vital in winning against Lilithmon Loop and Jesmon-OTK decks by deck-out. This tech is also helpful for Security Control mirror match-ups, as you can manipulate the turns until you can win against the opponent through deck-out
Last but not the least, the addition of Salamon in the deck provides a situational recovery upon deletion (if conditions are met) and extra draw upon digivolution from the yellow digitama. The addition of Sakuyamon in the deck should not be forgotten as it is the essential card to prevent OTK from Jesmon and other red boss cards. Even with the deletion of Sakuyamon by Jesmon thru Judgment of the Blade option, Jesmon cannot perform its OTK attacks even with Delicate Plan. Moreover, Jesmon can be deleted from play thru removal options after its turn – which is, of course, the specialty of Security Control Decks.
Here are the match-ups against my Security Control Deck for the last July 3 local tournament:
Round 1 vs. Purple Lilithmon Loop Deck: Win 2-1
This has been the closest match that I have played against, as I had only won by deck-out with my opponent’s misplay on digivolution into Omnimon Zwart without using Fuse into Ultimate Digimon option. Other than that, the opponent cannot do rush attacks with his rookie digimons due to Mekanorimon present in play. And removal options were utilized as soon as his Level 5 Digimon was raised from the hatching area. I would say Ginkakumon Promote is really dangerous to play with, especially in Lilithmon Loop Decks.
Round 2 vs. Red Jesmon-OTK Deck: Win 2-0
I had won the 2 matches against the Jesmon-OTK deck thru playing Mekanorimon and Craniamon in the field and subsequently removing all the Digimons that can potentially evolve into Jesmon. Unfortunately, Sakuyamon stayed either with the security pile or with the bottom cards of the deck. Mekanorimon is a very good card against potential Sistermon-Hackmon rookie rush attacks, as all of his Sistermon Blancs and Noirs and Hackmons cannot do anything but only watch Mekanorimon blocking their paths in the opposing field. Moreover, it is fortunate that the Jesmon player is void of any Judgment of the Blade option in his deck. Thus, I can confidently play Mekanorimon, Gigadramon, and Craniamon in the field without worry.
Round 3 vs. Red Jesmon-OTK Deck: Win 2-1
This was where Sakuyamon shines the brightest, as it prevented the potential OTK attacks of Jesmon from the hatching area. He had no choice but to raise the Jesmon from the hatching area to prevent waste of resource, which was consequently removed from the field after its turn by a removal option (cannot remember the option card). Moreover, he also had no copy of any Judgment of the Blade option in his deck – same as the Jesmon in the previous round) which gives me the liberty to play Mekanorimon and Craniamon without worry. Also, I had won the game thru deck-out by one and only Megidramon.
Round 4 vs. Blue Ancient Garuru-Gabumon BOF Deck: Win 2-1
This was the most exhausting game to play against, as I was defeated by the opponent due to rookie rush attacks followed by Gabumon BOF warp digivolution and Lobomon spirit digivolution to finish the game. However, Mekanorimon was crucial to the games that I have won as it prevents any rookie rush attacks from the Gabumon BOF player. I gradually exhausted my opponent’s resources by playing Mekanorimon in the field and continuously playing any recovery cards that I have drawn every turn. A bit of luck was added in the final game of this round, as I had checked an Iron-fisted Onslaught to delete his attacking AncientGarurumon in play. Moreover, Salamon and MagnaAngemon were not deleted during their security attacks, with them finishing the game together with Omnimon Zwart Defeat played from security.
Security Control is still a viable deck in BT-06 meta, typically struggling with Rush-OTK decks. However, I can say that Security Control is a very flexible deck which will be always a highly-tiered deck in the future booster sets. Different Security Control deck builds are expected to compete with the most dominant decks for past, present, and future meta of Digimon Card Game.