It holds the record for the largest trading card game (by volume sold) and the largest trading card tournament, both of which are Guinness World Records.
Undoubtedly a cultural and global icon, Yu-Gi-Oh. If the sale of more than 25 billion cards as of 2011 isn’t evidence of its power, nothing is.
What about playing, though? The goal of the game is to use monster, spell, or trap cards to destroy your opponent by depleting all of his or her life points.
The learning curve, however, becomes quite high when you start learning the game’s intricacies, such as building a deck of cards and comprehending how it can assist you to win a fight.
Soulburner not only offers the ideal introduction to the Salamangreat archetype but also a great selection of cards that can form the basis of future decks.
Aside from Slamangreat Balelynx and Salamngreat Foxy, Ash Blossom is one of the metagame’s top generic hand trap cards.
Most casual games can be won with Ash Blossom and Slamangreat Balelynx. When used properly, it can finish off your opponent in a short amount of turns.
But even if you’re a complete beginner, it’s a great deck for clearly explaining combinations to you. Making this one competitive, though, will take some effort.
Parallel Exceed needs also be purchased, as well as Flame Bufferlo or Lady Debug. Access Code Talker and Decode Talker can be combined for significant attack damage if you have a lot of money to spare.
14. Dinosmasher’s Fury
The extremely potent Ultimate Conductor Tyranno card from this construction deck is largely responsible for reviving interest in the dinosaur type in Yu-Gi-Oh!
However, it is not a one-trick pony. Ojama Trio and Twin Twisters are among the cards in the deck, making it a solid addition to any collection and a wonderful reconstructed deck right out of the box.
In recent years, it has suffered losses in the metagame. Even if the Yu-Gi-Oh! banlist has removed some of its most potent cards from play, but the set is still strong.
Evolzar Laggia and Evolzar Dolkka should also be included; they are essentially required.
13. Order of Spellcasters
When Order of the Spellcasters was released in 2019, it generated a lot of buzzes.
The mage-focused set, however, is still competitive because it contains several pillars that go well with more recent Spellcaster support cards.
In terms of mechanics, you’ll be casting Pendulum monsters in potent combinations and using a lot of spell counters.
To make this structure deck competitive if you want to play against others, you’ll need to acquire a few extra cards.
Because they make use of spell counters, mythical creatures like Master Cerberus or the Jackal King are frequently used in Pendulum decks.
Additional spellbook cards, such as Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, will also enhance your draw rate.
12. Shaddoll Showdown
The Shaddoll archetype was revived in the game solely by this structure deck.
It places a lot of emphasis on fusion monsters and flip effects, which are more difficult to execute than conventional aggressive builds but are skillfully taught here for beginner players.
This deck has continued to punch over the year’s thanks to recent Shaddoll support cards.
Remember that Shaddoll Showdown has fallen out of favor with the metagame, so if you want to play competitively, you’ll probably need to buy some more singles.
Shadow Scism and Aleister the Invoker are two tried-and-true choices.
The card lineup in this deck, however, is what attracts many people. You’ll discover a ton of strong cards that work well in other decks, expanding your collection with a bountiful crop.
11. ZOMBIE HORDE
One of the most adaptable structure decks available is the control deck Zombie Horde.
It has several standard cards that work well with other zombie decks, as well as the unique Doomking Balerdroch, around whom players are still creating decks years later.
It does an excellent job of exposing you to the tactics of a control deck, teaching you how to impede your opponent, and modifying the tempo of a duel to suit your draws for new players.
If you want to increase the level of competition, start with Ash Blossom, Vampire Sucker, and Vampire Fraulein.
10. HERO Strike
For anyone who grew up watching Yu-Gi-Oh GX, this is an absolute gold mine of nostalgia.
This deck aims to fusion summon a powerful new type of HERO monster – the Masked HEROs.
Masked HERO Dark Law is one of the best this deck has to offer – it’s a one-sided Macro Cosmos, banishing every card your opponent sends to the graveyard.
The deck you can build from 3 copies of HERO Strike is ludicrously fun – if you want a fusion deck where every single game is different then this deck is perfect for you.
9. Pendulum Domination
This deck is designed to use every extra-deck summoning technique; Pendulum, XYZ, Synchro, Fusion, and Link monsters are all significant components of its strategy.
Additionally, this deck contains ongoing spells and traps known as “Dark Contracts.”
These cards will speed up access to the boss monsters in your extra deck, but at the cost of 1000 damage during the standby phase.
D/D/Ds is a difficult deck to master, but one that is well worth trying. This is because it requires balancing the costs of the Dark Contracts as well as knowledge of the multiple combo lines this deck has to offer.
8. The Dark Lair
In comparison to the other decks on this list, this one plays a little bit differently.
The Virus trap cards, which honor a Dark monster with a set number of attack points to destroy cards in your opponent’s hand and field each turn, are the centerpiece of Lair of Darkness.
These common traps can be searched from your deck to your hand by monsters like Lilith, Lady of Lament, while the field magic Lair of Darkness lets you tribute your opponent’s monsters for your traps.
The goal of this construction is to send out massive Fusion monsters.
This deck can achieve some insanely high attack stats thanks to cards like Power Bond, which can fusion summon a Machine monster and then instantly quadruple its original attack.
This structure deck’s access to Infinite Impermanence, a card that is a staple in the current format, is another fantastic feature.
The effects of any monster on the field, as well as any spells or traps in the same column, can be neutralized by this potent trap card.
6. Rokket Uprising
Using the Rokket Revolt structure deck, you can go in a lot of different routes. The base Rokket deck is very adaptable, allowing you to use a wide variety of engines and tech cards.
Each of the Rokket monsters has an effect that begins to work when a Link monster targets them.
You can burn your opponent for 2000 damage with one of these effects, send monsters you control to the graveyard, or even take cards out of their Extra deck.
A completely functional Dragon Link deck, one of the best Link summoning decks available, can be created with three copies of this structure deck plus a few extra cards.
5. Emperor of Darkness
When it was first released, this structure deck utterly decimated the metagame. The Monarchs are the focus of Emperor of Darkness, a structure deck that dates back almost as far as Yu-Gi-Oh.
With the help of the potent field spell Domain of the True Monarchs, you can create a Domain-Monarch deck using this structure deck, completely cutting off your opponent’s access to the Extra deck.
The game is yours if you can execute this Extra deck lock before your adversary has a chance to respond.
4. Albaz Strike
Albaz Strike, the newest structure deck for Yu-Gi-Oh, grants users access to the Branded/Albaz line of monsters.
This deck focuses on fusion summoning strong monsters by sending resources directly from the deck to the graveyard with the aid of spells like Branded Fusion.
Albaz Strike is completely jam-packed with essential cards to get you started, in addition to containing some of the best fusion monsters the game has ever seen.
With Albaz Strike, you may count on familiar cards like Pot of Extravagance, which lets you draw more cards, Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, which can deal with face-up cards, and Dark Ruler No More, which can instantly neutralize all of your opponent’s effects.
3. Machina Mayhem
The deck introduces the “Machina” archetype to the TCG for the first time, with a focus on Union Monsters.
The “Power Up With Packs!” supplement suggests combining this Deck with “Shredder” and “Machine Assembly Line” from Absolute Powerforce, “Koa’ki Meiru Power hand” from Raging Battle, “Seal of Wickedness” and “Lord British Space Fighter” from Stardust Overdrive, “Scrubbed Raid”, “Road Synchron”, and “Road Warrior” from Duelist Pack: Yuse In addition, various Tuner monsters and Equip Spells from Power Tool Dragon 2009 Collectible Tin are recommended in support of its main card, “Power Tool Dragon,” as well as “Break! Draw!” from Absolute Powerforce.
2. Lost Sanctuary
Lost Sanctuary Structure Deck is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Structure Deck (TCG). Following Dragunity Legion Structure Deck, it is the nineteenth deck in the TCG’s Structure Deck series.
Structure Deck: Lost Sanctuary is the TCG equivalent of Structure Deck: Lost Sanctuary in the OCG.
The deck has a Fairy-Type Theme. It is a Fairy-Type Deck focused on using “Agents,” with 5 new cards and many reprints.
1. Gates of Underworld
Gates of the Underworld Structure Deck is a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Structure Deck (TCG). Following Lost Sanctuary Structure Deck, it is the twentieth deck in the TCG’s Structure Deck series.
Structure Deck: Devil’s Gate is the TCG version of Structure Deck: Devil’s Gate in the OCG.
The Fiend-Type Theme is included on the deck. It is a Fiend-Type Deck based on the “Dark World” Monsters, with 5 new cards and numerous reprints.