Masked HERO cards will never go out of date, they bring so much to the table and can topple countless strategies of a multitude of decks. In all fairness, Dino smasher’s Fury released a ton of new dinosaur cards and support to go with them.
Generic zombies are now an exceptional rogue choice, topping local tournaments is now possible for such a small price! Dooming Balerdroch is the main culprit, being an absolute nightmare to deal with for the opponent.
I will always recommend it, but a new structure deck has recently been released which has insane value for money. As recently as February, a Salamangreat build topped a Regional event which is pretty crazy.
So not only does the Soul burner structure deck provide awesome value for money, it has upgrade potential to become tournament level. Providing a number of great staples, it utilizes past support for Spell casters too.
While they aren’t currently played competitively, Monarchs have seen their consistency boosted by the lenience of support cards on the forbidden list. INAMI tends to love this archetype too, so no doubt there’ll be support in the future.
With the print of the Rocket Revolt structure deck, you can get many of the important cards for a small price. Each of the sacred beasts got individual support cards, as well as an entire new play style in the form of low level fiend type monsters with 0 ATK/DEF.
Summoning the sacred beasts is now pitifully easy, supporting them is a breeze with all these new fiend type monsters. El Shad doll Alkaline is a nutty new card, released with the structure deck.
Image via yugiohtopdecks.comAdamancipator is a versatile summon deck that oppresses the enemy to pull off crazy combos. It’s a deck that gives you many options due to the versatility of Emancipator Leonine, Rapt ite, and Drag ite.
Triple Miscellaneousaurus is an extremely deadly card, as it utilizes the graveyard so well. This deck’s archetype relies on pulling cards in and out of the graveyard, negating many of your opponent’s stat reduction effects.
It’s also one of the most aggressive decks on this list, consistently pressing the enemy at all stages of the match. With this archetype, you want to play Ehrlich as early as possible and use the rest of your traps and summons to control the board.
You won’t need to pull off crazy combos like Emancipator, but rather play versatile consistent cards that get the job done independently. Dino smasher’s Fury brought the Dinosaur type into the spotlight and improved on their abilities in big ways.
As a result, the Dino smasher’s Fury is one of the best structure decks you can find, as it gives you access to amazing cards outside just the dinosaur ones. This is the oldest structure deck in the game, and while it is centered around Monarchs that have seen themselves slip into the background, there are still plenty of supports out there that can help make it effective.
With four different worlds and thousands of cards to choose from, how can any duelist build the right deck ? 5d’s, this deck clearly teaches the unique mechanics of synchro summoning; to seasoned players, this deck is full of familiar cards from Yuma Judo, including Junk Warrior.
Use Speed Warrior wisely: It receives double ATK during its first Battle Phase, so don’t summon him if you go first. This deck also has specific trap and spell cards that bring Red-Eyes back from the graveyard or fuse them into more powerful dragons.
This deck not only has dragons but warriors as well, giving it a rounded set of monsters to draw from. Use with Joey Wheeler’s “Fusion morph: Red-Eyes” to add more dragons to the deck, or “Red-Eyes Fusion” to bring out powerful monsters when in dire need.
The Red-Eyes Spirit trap card can bring any Red-Eyes monster back from the Graveyard. Play as Akita and search for her ace monster, Black Rose Dragon.
5d’s: it has both Copy Plant and Akita Link’s ace monster, Black Rose Dragon. While this is a Synchro deck, what makes it powerful is how the special abilities of Plant-Type monsters work together.
This Archfiend deck has more than power on its side; it uses tuner monsters with low ATK but with impressive abilities. This deck also has several monsters to synchro summon, including Laval val Dragon.
Dragons aren't the only thing in this deck : it also has Chaos King Archfiend, which switches the ATK and DEF of any monster it attacks. Works great with Jaden Yuri’s skills: “Miracle Fusion Time” adds a Miracle Fusion card to your hand, “Where the Heroes Dwell” lets you play a Skyscraper field spell, “Fusion Time” adds a Polymerization and a fusible monster to your hand, and “A New Power” adds more Elemental Heroes to your deck.
Blacking Armed Wing gains 500 ATK when attacking a monster in defense position, and deals battle damage. While it is a deck with high leveled monsters, it is full of spell and trap cards to bring Magicians to the field without a tribute.
The trick with this deck is the spell cards: with them, Dark Magician monsters can be summoned without a tribute. Understandably, this deck favors spell and trap cards and has fewer monsters.
Magician of Dark Illusions is instantly special summoned to the field when a trap card is played on the opponent’s turn. Dark Magician can be fused with any warrior monster to create Dark Cavalry, which gains 200 ATK for every spell or trap card on the field and in the graveyard, and deals damage to monsters in defense position.
The Dark Side of Dimensions, these are the cards used by Tea Gardner (DSO). Because this deck relies so heavily on monster abilities, if your opponent destroys your spell and trap cards, it will barely affect your strategy.
Witchcraft er Madame Verse gains 1000 ATK for every different spell card revealed. A classic, but a good deck, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon is still a favorite of long-standing fans and newbies alike.
This deck is designed to support Set Kaaba’s ace monster, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon Blue-Eyes White Dragon has different summoning animations for the different versions, unlocked by both Set and Yoruba Kaaba.
For those who want to take it further, summon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon for one of the strongest monsters in the game. As Yoruba Kaaba (DSO) takes after his brother, he has abilities that work well with this deck also, including “Gem Dragon Go!” that increases the chance of having dragons in your opening hand.
Cosmos Brain has a high defense of 2450 DEF, creating a wall few monsters could breach. Every time the opponent draws a card, Silent Magician LV4 increases their ATK.
In a few turns, these monsters become tanks; few cards have as high attack power as Silent Magician LV8. This deck takes planning and strategy, but you can quickly get the hang of it and defeat any opponent.
For any spell caster fan, this deck feels overpowered, as Silent Magician LV4 grows stronger when the opponent draws cards. Paired with spell cards that instantly level up monsters or allow each player to draw more cards, allowing monsters to increase their ATK, this deck quickly raises your attack power, ensuring victory.
Silent Magician LV4 starts with 1000 ATK, but every time the opponent draws a card, the magician gains 500 ATK: within a few short turns, it quickly becomes one of the most powerful monsters on the field. Gold Sarcophagus allows you to banish any one of your cards from the game for two turns, enabling you to set up your victory long in advance.