Yugioh Defensive Monsters

In Yugioh duels, having monsters with a high attack and broken burn effects will not guarantee victory. A simple Mirror Force or Magic Cylinder can break your momentum and change the outcome of the duel instantly. Therefore, just like in basketball or football, every good deck needs a strong defense in order to protect your life points in case of an emergency. I have already talked about Yugioh trap cards and Yugioh spell cards that are a great defensive addition to your deck. In this post, I will talk about key defensive monsters that can stall the duel for you in order to set up a combo to facilitate a come-back.

In Yugioh duels, having monsters with a high attack and broken burn effects will not guarantee victory. A simple Mirror Force or Magic Cylinder can break your momentum and change the outcome of the duel instantly. Therefore, just like in basketball or football, every good deck needs a strong defense in order to protect your life points in case of an emergency. I have already talked about Yugioh trap cards and Yugioh spell cards that are a great defensive addition to your deck. In this post, I will talk about key defensive monsters that can stall the duel for you in order to set up a combo to facilitate a come-back.

Sometimes, you’re foe’s just going to overpower you in even simple level four versus level four match-ups (i.e. your foe plays Vorse  Raider and defeats your Nin-Ken Dog). In these type of situations, you need monsters with high defense points; they don’t need to be effect monsters either. Soul Tiger, Giant Soldier of Stone, Destiny Hero Defender, and Gravekeeper’s Guard are all great options for a quick defense. The purpose of these type of monsters are to stall the duel for you so that you can stock up on cards to unleash a quick, or even deadly combo on your opponent. Monsters like Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster and Total Defense Shogun are powerful monsters that can help you in provide defense and offense… at the same time! Those are two key powerhouse, defensive monsters.

Defense isn’t just limited to a monster’s defense points; monsters with defensive effects are helpful as defense monsters as well. One of my favorite defensive monsters is Blast Sphere. Though Blast Sphere has decent stats, it has a great effect. When Blast Sphere is attacked as a set monster, it equips itself onto the attacking monster. Then, in your opponent’s following standby phase, it destroys the monster (along with it’s self) and inflicts damage to your opponent equal to the attack of the monster Blast Sphere equipped itself onto. It’s effect is similar to Reflect Bounder, another great defensive monster.

Of course, defense also means being able to protect yourself from spell and trap cards. Cosmic Fortress Gol’gar is one of those monsters that many people have heard about but deserves to be in the list of top 10 defensive monsters. Not only is it pretty easy to summon (Alien Ammonite’s effect does it for you basically), it has an effect that can send a number of spell and trap cards back to the controller’s hand (this can be your opponent’s trap and spells only!). Plus, for each spell and trap returned this way, you can distribute A counters among any monsters on the field. You can remove two A counters to destroy a card your foe controls. This monster is very much like DAD, but is an unlimited monster! It’s a great addition to any Alien deck!

Defense helps wins any game. Though in Yugioh, defense mostly appears through traps and spells, it is vital that you have some monsters that can produce defense and stall the duel in order for you to set up a combo. There are so many combos you can unleash in a duel if you just have a line of defense in order to protect your life points and stall the match. The monsters I have listed above are some of the best defensive monsters in the game. Perhaps, you all could give them a try in your deck; trust me, you’ll be having a win-streak in no time with defensive monsters.

Cards Everyone Should Have In a Deck

There are some cards in Yugioh that have to be, and would benefit the user, if they were their deck. Obviously, that list wouldn’t include many monsters because people usually have theme decks and different type of monsters would just disrupt their dueling style. Still, the road to victory is usually achieved by having a balanced deck as well as a diverse one. So here are some cards that you MUST have in a deck (Note: there are five cards per section):

There are some cards in Yugioh that have to be, and would benefit the user, if they were their deck. Obviously, that list wouldn’t include many monsters because people usually have theme decks and different type of monsters would just disrupt their dueling style. Still, the road to victory is usually achieved by having a balanced deck as well as a diverse one. So here are some cards that you MUST have in a deck (Note: there are five cards per section):

Spells:

• Poison of the Old Man/ (tied with) Lightning Vortex

• Rush Recklessly

• Fighting Spirit

• Mage Power

• United We Stand

Traps:

• Sakuretsu Armor

• Dark Bribe

• Mirror Force

• Magical Cylinder

• Draining Shield

Monsters:

• Penguin Soldier

• Gravekeeper’s Guard

• Cyber Dragon

• Man Eater Bug

• Mask of Darkness

Making a Power Deck With Low Level Monsters

Low-level Yugioh monsters are not weak. If used right, they can be deadly monsters. In fact, I created a deck compiled with low-level monsters because I knew how powerful it could be. So when my friend told me that low-level monsters “sucked”, I decided on using my low-level Yugioh monster deck to teach him a lesson. I was going to fix a “Heitmann.”

Low-level Yugioh monsters are not weak. If used right, they can be deadly monsters. In fact, I created a deck compiled with low-level monsters because I knew how powerful it could be. So when my friend told me that low-level monsters “sucked”, I decided on using my low-level Yugioh monster deck to teach him a lesson. I was going to fix a “Heitmann.”

My friend had a nice deck. It consisted of fiend/dark monsters and fiend/dark supporting spells and traps. His deck revolved summoning Raviel, Lord of Phantasms and had other dangerous cards like Helphomer, Dark Jeroid, Goblin King, and Dark Necrofear. Though he had a strong deck, I won!

There were three things that helped me win. One:

  • Was the fact that I had cards like Sangan and Mystic Tomato, which helped me easily play my Relinqushed. Relinquished sucked up my friend’s Legendary Fiend, who had 3600 attack points (from effect), which allowed me to destroy my friend’s other strong monsters as well. Though he activated Torrential Tribute in his next turn in order to destroy Relinquished, Relinquished gave me a direct attack opportunity.

Reason number two:

  • My three Nimble Momongas.  My friend had brought me down to as low as 1300 life points through his  his Goblin King (mostly), who also was equipped with Junk Barrage as well as Big Bang Shot. My Nimble Momongas healed me by 3000 life points to help me stay in the duel!

And the final reason for my victory:

  • Level Limiter B, which only allowed level three or lower monsters to attack. While my whole consisted of those type of monsters, my friend’s didn’t. I was able to dominate with low-level monsters with high attack power like Frontier Wiseman and Jelly-Beans Man. Also, I had Fire Sprite, who could attack directly and gain 1000 attack points a turn, deal a lot of damage! It went great with Level Limiter B because no monster could attack Fire Sprite, and it could keep on attacking even when it reached 3100 attack points! Ultimate Baseball Kid helped me as well.

That’s why no one should make fun of low level Yugioh monsters. They can be extremely powerful if played right.If you guys want, I can email you the list of the deck I used against my friend. I hope those cards teach you a lesson.