In Yugioh, there are duels that can be easily won in about 3-4 turns. Sometimes it might take 7-11 turns if you’re not drawing the right cards. However, some duels can take anÂ eternityÂ to finish or can be lost, if your opponent summons their ace monster. Though spells and traps help you throughout a duel, it is ultimately the monsters that will deal the most damage. So therefore, many spells, traps, and monster effects are used for protecting an ace monster. So how can you overcome a strong monster if your opponent is using everything in theirÂ repertoireÂ to prevent that scenario from happening?
Destroying tough monsters isn’t easy. For a monster to be labeled, ‘strong’, it’s got have powerful stats and a powerful a effect(s). So destroying ‘strong’ monsters isn’t always a task that can be done in a couple of turns. Usually, your opponent will not have what I like to call an Ace deck. This deck’s sole purpose is to easily summon and protect the ‘ace’ monster of the deck. An example is the deck that Yubel uses against Jaden in the final duel of Season Three of Yugioh GX. The main purpose of her deck was to summon the Yubels and completely seal them from destruction. If your opponent does have an ace deck, then they will mainly be using cards that counter spells, traps, and monster summons.
If your opponent does use an ace deck, you must use a counter ace deck. This deck consists of strong level three monsters, such as Jerry Beans Man. This deck revolves around the usage of cards like Gravity Bind and Level Limiter B. Of course, you must also have cards like Mystical Typhoon and Dust Tornado in order to counter spells and traps that would threaten to destroy your level limiter cards (Gravity Bind, Level Limiter B, etc…). This way, all of your opponent’s ace monsters (which would most likely be monsters with six levels or higher) would not be able to attack and would be sealed off. Of course, cards like Yubel would be unaffected by this deck.
If your opponent does not use an ace deck, then more than likely they will not have as many spell/trap counters and you could destroy their ace monsters via spell, trap, monster effects, or by battle (if you can pull out a strong enough monster). Don’t surmise what kind deck your foe has based on their first turn. Every turn, sift your opponent’s card patterns, then conclude what type of deck your opponent has and counter it.