Welp, this is my first post, more than likely not my last. Someone told me about Rikka and I immediately fell in love with the artwork and theme and pretty much cooked up this list immediately, in no way should this list be considered a final build. I noticed Rikka by themselves orient more towards control, but you can definitely turn them into a monster combo deck that can set you up insane board presence to wipe out your opponent or hold the line with their tribute effects. Also there's plenty of room with their typing, being water AND plants opens up insane options, I wanted to lay more into the plant side of things but there's plenty of water support to be considered as well. I had a ton of fun brewing with these cards and I plan on crafting this deck on Master Duel to see how it fares against the world! This one's for Horohoro and his endless field of butterbur! ... Or Something. Anyways, here's the list.
1x Tytannial, Princess of Camelias: One of the star techs of the deck, I'm a huge fan of the Plant Princesses and even though they aren't in archetype, all of them being Level 8 Plants allows them to synergize well with the main cast with relative ease. Tytannial works as a target negate, and is based after one of my favorite flowers. you can replace this with other cards like any of the other Princesses we don't run or something else like Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light.
1x Talaya, Princess of Cherry Blossoms: My other Princess tech and my favorite of the 4. Provides extra effect destruction protection which I always like to have more of, but feel free to experiment with other options.
1x Hellebore the Rikka Fairy: even though she's my personal favorite main deck monster, multiples will feel cloggy and we already run Camelia anyway. It is nice that she summons herself back for a tribute, I just wish it was a quick effect. You COULD get away with not running her, but just imagine how sad she'd be if you didn't use her at all. :'(
1x Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy: Extends and sets up your xyz plays, you could run more than 1 but it's not entirely necessary.
1x Erica the Rikka Fairy: Rikkas have a battle handtrap! That summons itself back! How cool is that?!
1x Mudan the Rikka Fairy: Adds a Rikka spell or trap to hand when you summon her, probably why she doesn't float back?
3x Cyclamen the Rikka Fairy: Tributes itself to reduce 2 levels, also brings itself back. you could replace this with another water level 4 to make Bahamut Shark but I decided to stick in house for theme-based fun.
3x Primula the Rikka Fairy: Summons itself from hand when another card gets tributed, also increases the levels of your plants by 2, this with evil thorn or lonefire is insane and she's really useful for facilitating other combos as well. arguably the most important Rikka card mechanically so definitely run her at 3
1x Rose Girl: Recyclable Halq target, level 3 for access to level 7 synchro plays.
3x Lonefire Blossom: The ultimate enabler for plants. tributes itself to summon ANY plant from the deck.
1x Ash Blossom and Joyous Spring: feels necessary but not in multiples since Called by hits Maxx C.
1x Spore: Same as Rose Girl but you can make Queen of Thorns with it. also an excellent One for One target.
3x Evil Thorn: Does petty burn damage and pulls 2 from deck making it a free Jasmine most of the time. this is what you;re aiming for with Lonefire and one for one if you don't get a copy in hand.
1x Copy plant: Extra Halq target but can realistically be anything. Go nuts.
1x Rikka Petal: Wittle beebee Rikka! Searches for a Rikka monster and summons itself if you only control plants, not terrible, basically a plant Treeborn Frog.
1x Rikka Flurries: Oh how fickle can they be, amirite? *shot* Forces your opponent to tribute a monster if you tribute a rikka but if you decide to go further into the extra deck it'll destroy itself at the end of your opponent's turn, definitely think before dropping this card, another spell could be reduced for this but I wouldn't try to rely on this one as amazing as the artwork is.
1x Harpies Feather Duster: Wipe up that backrow hate, skill drain is at 3 and vanity's is legal in Master Duel so we definitely want to keep the opponent's reverse cards in check.
1x One for One: One card in hand for a level 1, very fair trade considering 1 level 1 = huge profit. EZ math.
1x Monster Reborn: clutch extender or can revive a Princess
1x Pot of Avarice:Shuffe 5 monsters in grave to the deck or extra to draw 2. Recursion and draw, why be Extravagant?
3x Rikka Glamour: Searches a Rikka and lets you tribute to search any plant. It's really in here more for the second effect than the first to get out a Princess.
2x Called By the Grave: My favorite quick play spell currently since it checks so many things by removing a monster in grave from play AND negating that card's effects. Eldlich and Striker hate this card along with every handtrap amongst other things.
2x Enemy Controller (?!): this can be anything, I just figured it'd be fun to steal my opponents' things mid combo. a better card might be trade-in, ice dragons prison, imperm, but this is for the brave.
2x Twin Twisters: chainable hate for backrow hate.
2x Rikka Sheet: Catch your opponent's monster slippin' and negate its effects, or tribute a plant to make it slide on over to your side of the field for the turn and turn it into a plant.
1x Rikka Tranquility: Rikkursion (see what I did there?). If you tribute a plant you can get another one with the Rikka you summon off this, meaning you can spot dodge amongst other things.
1x Borrelload Savage Dragon: this can be anything else but since you'll probably send jasemine to make needlefiber why not turn it into 2 monster negates?
1x Perrialis, Empress of Blossoms: Can net you a princess or more fuel to tribute
1x Queen of Thorns: Burn your opponent for playing the game. I might switch Tytannial to Marina to protect this because it makes the other player stop to think for a second, 1000 LP is a lot
1x T. G. Wonder Magician : can be any other tuner synchro, it's just nice to be able to pop things.
1x Sacred Beast Hyperyton: Can detech an xyz to negate a card as the same one attached and can attach something from grave every turn, even more reason to try ouy Marina Princess of sunflowers. We make this by tributing Strenna with an xyz material
1x Teardrop the Rikka Queen: That art. <3 That aside her effect to target and tribute anything on either player's turn is amazing. might drop the bahamut shark gimmick for another one of her and Strenna
1x Kanzashi the Rikka Queen; turns herself into a literal monster reborn if something gets tributed, also protects your board further which is nice
1x Bahamut Shark: makes Toad. that's it.
1x Bagooska the Terribly Tired Taper: make everything take a nap in an emergency.
1x Rikka Queen Strenna: lets you pick up a Rikka monster in grave and if she's tributed makes a bigger xyz with her as material. Hyperyton is her best buddy
1x Toadally Awesome: Shark makes this. this negates things. that's kind of it.
1x Hope harbinger Titanic Galaxy: Negates spells and forces your opponent to target it for attacks. If only he was a plant.
1x Aromaseraphy Jasmine: the link we aim for. lets you tribute a plant for any plant like lonefire.
1x Crystron Halqufibrax: Sets up synchro plays, also summons Wonder magician in emergencies'
1x Saryuja Skull Dread: this can be any link 4 but I have this one, also the 4 monster effect can come in handy in a bind.
...and that's it! all you really need to know to get started is Evil thorn is your way into jasmine and just pay attention to what you may need. Happy Dueling!