Combined with the usage of Fusion, the summoning mechanic GO focused on, and Jaden’s incredible win-loss ratio is no surprise. That said, though Jaden’s deck was made up of plenty of amazing cards, this list will look at ten of the absolute best.
Up until this point, trap cards basically always meant some form of interaction with the opposing player. It’s unfortunate then that aside from Evil Hero Wild Cyclone, none of Jaden’s fusions seemed to retain a version of this effect.
Once per turn, it allowed Jaden to destroy all Spell and Trap cards on the field. Considering it also had 3000 ATK, this could easily lead to a huge momentum swing in a player’s favor.
Neo-pagan Grand Mole is exactly why people shouldn’t be allowed to make up their own cards. Sure, it steals deals battle damage, but that feels fairly irrelevant when it could take literally any threat off the field, no matter how big it was.
Even the damage part could be negated with the right trap effects, taking away the card’s only real drawback. It was a quick way to make some crazy Rank 4 XYZ like Castle, Number 101, or Heroic Champion Excalibur.
This is the perfect kind of “comeback” card to put a protagonist back into the game after everyone thought they were out. What made Super Polymerization so incredible though is its other clause: spells, traps, and monster effects can’t be activated in response.
It’s a card that instantly offers access to any Elemental Hero monster in the deck, regardless of level or ATK. In the actual card game and used at the maximum amount of copies, it makes any Hero deck crazy consistent.
1 Book of Moon3 Book of Taiyou1 Card Destruction1 Dark Hole3 Future Fusion3 Giant Trunade1 Heavy Storm1 Limiter Removal3 Overload Fusion1 Pot of Greed1 Shield Crash3 Too Table of Contents I usually use Future Fusion to clear my Deck whenever I have the chance... then I will wait for Overload & Giant Trade or Heavy Storm b4 summoning Chimera tech Over dragon... but by the time I get these both cards.... opponent already damaging a lot of my LP...... & soon enough I Lost.
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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. No extra deck is needed at all to play Monarchs, making them attractive for players who don’t tend to enjoy the Link or Synchro mechanics.
Allure of Darkness One for One Kurtz the Light Monarch Majesty’s Fiend Vanity’s End 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. It still hasn’t propelled Shad dolls back into the competitive scene, but this structure deck is great for casual duels and might be valuable in the future.
Having worked many odd jobs, including article writing, he is now a list writer for TheGamer.com. This list will be ranking the best decks based on their peak in their respective format, rather than how they would all fare in the current meta game.
Updated October 12th, 2020 by Johnny Garcia: INAMI has been pushing for over the internet Remote Dueling by the use of webcams. Many more Decks have come and gone through the meta game thanks to set releases like Duel Overload and the Tin Of Lost Memories, so a few more have been added.
The recursion “Uniform” had access to made it incredibly strong against other Decks at the time and was part of the reason many people had grown a hatred for the Pendulum mechanic. “Sky Striker” immediately set its place in the meta upon its release, turning into one of the strongest Control Decks ever.
“Six Samurai” could flood the Field easily which made for absolutely devastating end boards. “Burning Abyss” was a Deck that was released in the incredibly popular Duelist Alliance set.
All “Burning Abyss” cards had powerful Graveyard effects, which could be triggered on the opponent's turn thanks to “Beatrice, Lady Of The Eternal.” Many cards in the “Burning Abyss” Archetype were put on different parts on the ban list due to how powerful it was.
An FT (first turn kill) is a deck that defeats the opponent before they have a chance to play (hence the name). “Substitute” and “Ronintoadin” made it incredibly easy to loop “Frog” cards to get them onto the field.
The “Data Lock” was obtained by having “Chaos Emperor Dragon” and either “Sagan” or “Witch Of The Black Forest” on the field. “Chaos Emperor Dragon” would activate its effect, which sends all cards on the field and both players' hands to the graveyard.
This meant that the victim of the “Data Lock” would be unable to draw and have no cards in their hand to play with. “ The deck was capable of setting up incredibly powerful boards with cards that could easily loop their effects.
“Telexed” is a deck based around the cards “Emergency Teleport” and “Dark Armed Dragon.” This effect was not once per turn, meaning if you had 3 “Dark Armed Dragons” in your hand you can summon all 3.
Being able to skip an entire step in the XYZ summoning process was begging to be broken. “Zodiac Trident” can destroy any card on the field during either player's turn, proving to be much too powerful for the game to handle.
All the “Dragon Rulers” are currently banned, with only the “Wind” type “Tempest” being limited. “Pepe” was so good, an emergency ban list had to be made to keep the meta fun and healthy and six different cards in the deck would be hit by it.