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.
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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.
“Spell books” were so strong, they were the single thing that prevented “Dragon Rulers” from being a Tier 0 Deck. The winning deck from the 2007 “World Championship,” Monarchs was when Yu-Gi-Oh started to make the shift from a mix-mash of cards to focusing on monsters apart from archetypes (meaning they share a theme as well as a naming convention).
“Super Polymerization” fuses from either side of the field, and no card in the game can react to it. 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. Once there, cards like “Mass Driver” were used to do “Burn” damage to your opponent's “Life Points” until they had no more.
While “Frogs” themselves still see some play with “Paleozoic” cards, the FT version would be taken out of the game with the banning of “Substitute” and “Mass Driver.” “Nero” is without a doubt the most powerful “Ritual” deck in all of Yu-Gi-Oh, and dominated the early 2015 meta game.
“Data Lock” was one of the earliest decks in the game and is also directly responsible for the introduction of the Yu-Gi-Oh ban list (before cards were only limited). 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 would trigger the floating effects “Sagan” or “Witch Of The Black First” to add “Yata-Garasu” to the hand.
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” is short for “Performance Perform age” which was a series of “Pendulum” monsters. “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.
Weirdly enough, certain cards can be worth more than what you paid for the whole structure deck after a year or two! Whether you’re just looking to get started in Yugo or trying to earn a bit of money, structure decks are for you.
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.
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. Top Decks | Yugo Top Decks We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.