Yugioh Defensive Tactics

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 an eternity 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 their repertoire to prevent that scenario from happening?

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 an eternity 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 their repertoire 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.

Elemental Hero Deck

Recently, one of my readers, Dragoncommander, created a competitive Elemental Hero deck and gave a spoiler of his cards on Youtube. He wanted my advice on his Elemental Hero deck, and I gave him some. However, I want to see how some of you other guys think about his Elemental Hero deck and how he can improve it. Here’s his Elemental Hero deck list:

Recently, one of my readers, Dragoncommander, created a competitive Elemental Hero deck and gave a spoiler of his cards on Youtube. He wanted my advice on his Elemental Hero deck, and I gave him some. However, I want to see how some of you other guys think about his Elemental Hero deck and how he can improve it. Here’s his Elemental Hero deck list:

Now what I told him about his Elemental Hero deck was this: 

“You don’t have Grand Neos, plus Grand Mole is neither an Elemental Hero or supports an Elemental Hero so just replace it with Elemental Hero Knopse. Take away Neos Alius and replace it with a trap card, preferably Hero Barrier or Hero Counterattack. Neo Alius is pretty useless, considering you don’t have a Neos fusion. Take away your Fusion Recoveries, because you already have Woodsman, and replace them with traps. Next, replace Necroid Shaman with Wild Wingman. Other than that, you just need to add up to 5 more traps. Overall though, you have strong deck. I’ll write a post about this and see what others think.”

Is there somethings you guys want to add to? Should he keep somethings in his Elemental Hero deck that I told him to take out or replace. Give Dragoncommander your opinions!

Creating a Good Yugioh Deck

Creating a Yugioh deck is simple. The basic rule of making a Yugioh deck is simple: keep your Yugioh deck balanced. This post teaches beginners and some veteran duelists the basic steps on how to make a good Yugioh deck.

While I was searching for new topics for my blog, I found that many duelists need help to make a new Yugioh deck. Well, making a Yugioh deck is simple, you just have to have balance in your cards. Your Yugioh deck will lose in a duel if you have too many spell cards, traps, monsters, and especially high level monsters. Here’s a trick I used to make a good Yugioh deck when I was a kid.

I loved (still do) to play Yugioh when I was a kid. I would play Yugioh with all my friends! So by dueling with them and building decks with them, I learned a good trick to use when making your Yugioh deck. Now, many of you might know/remember this trick, so it will be a mind refresher.

  1. When you’re make your Yugioh deck, separate all of your traps, spells, monsters, and high level monsters (level five+, includes ritual, fusion, and synchro) into three different piles.
  2. Now choose your deck theme (read here for a basic list).
  3. Based on your theme, select traps and spells that would contribute to the theme.
  4. Now, based on your theme you selected, as well as the traps and spells you chose, get monsters that would be strongly assisted by the spells and traps, and contribute to the theme. For example, if the theme for my Yugioh deck is to use weak monsters with great effects and use equip cards to raise their attack/defense points, one monster I would select for my deck is Maha Vailo.
  5. Finally, try out your Yugioh deck in a duel and see if it’s good. If you need to make changes in an area of your deck, repeat the previous steps and keep dueling until you are completely satisfied with your deck.

Now I know that advanced duelists already have special tactics on making a Yugioh deck, but for beginners, this is the basic steps you must take when you are creating your Yugioh deck.

How to Make a Strong Yugioh Deck

Creating a Yugioh deck is simple and I have seeing that duelists are having a hard time making one. Follow these tips and I guarantee you that you’ll have a beast Yugioh deck.

As I searched the web to find new topics for my blog, I found a very interesting topic that might be useful to any duelist. Many people were having trouble making a good Yugioh deck. Making a Yugioh deck is very simple. I’ve been noticing duelists are making it more complicated than it really is.

Once you’ve gathered up the cards you might want to use for your deck, sort them based on the type of card. Create a pile for effect monsters, normal monsters, spell cards, and trap cards. Ideally you keep on analyzing each deck you make and see if it has good combos and strong monsters, but what I’ve done in the past is I have made the deck and then tested its strength in a duel. If you find your deck and its cards flow together, that’s definitely the deck you want to use.

The most basic rule of making a deck is never put to many high level monsters. I would recommend adding four 5-6 level monsters, and two 7-10 level monsters. Also, you never just throw in l-4 leveled monsters. You have to make sure there effects match your deck theme, that they are strong effect-wise, offensively, and defensively. Chain effects help a lot in a duel as well.

The trap cards that you put in your deck must be a great defensive card. You need to be able to rely on your trap cards for instant defensive. Spell cards however can be offensive or defensive. Think of your spell cards as power-ups for your monsters. They should be able to help your monsters defeat your foe’s monsters.

Whether it’s a burn or a theme, the type of deck you want is ultimately your choice. These are just tips on how to format your deck. As long as you can win with your Yugioh deck, you know that is your deck.