Something's been bugging me about Pot of Extravagance since its release.

Unlike the similar-but-not-really-the-same Pot of Desires, the cost associated with Pot of Extravagance drastically changes your options. You can casually throw Pot of Desires into plenty of strategies and be successful with it, no muss no fuss. Unless the deck collapses with the removal of a few Main Deck cards, Pot of Desires is pretty reasonable and pretty easy to use. Pot of Extravagance is different, effectively something you have to build around or only play in specific decks.

Also, I've literally never spelled "extravagance" correctly, so I'm a tad biased.

Dan wrote on some of the most overrated cards in competition this format, and I wasn't too surprised to see Pot of Extravagance on the list. However, its place at the top got me thinking. Instead of giving up your Extra Deck for the uncommon possibility to draw an extra card here or there - which might or might not be useful - why not use the Extra Deck in a more direct way? And not like, throwing it at your opponent in the hopes of knocking them out for a quick victory.

Taking a page from Nekroz and Dogmatika, imagine your Extra Deck as a resource you can tap into, even if it doesn't mean actually using those Extra Deck monsters the way they're conventionally "supposed" to be used. Whether it's Nadir Servant or Nekroz Kaleidoscope, leveraging your Extra Deck with unconventional methods could support your strategy in new ways… and those techniques could be better than just banishing all those cards facedown for a couple draws!

You're Off The Hook: There Is No Best Answer!

I'll always be of the opinion that we still haven't come up with the best strategy for any given format or deck. Case in point: close to two decades later, it's actually been widely accepted that the best deck for Goat Format was Empty Jar, not Goat Control. Even in cases that seem solved, I believe there's always potential for growth.

What I'm getting at is that I've been working on a new way to abuse the Extra Deck. And to be clear, this is one part strategy and one part thought experiment, designed to shift your thinking – the core question is, "How can you best use your Extra Deck when you weren't going to summon the actual monsters in it?" You don't have to settle for Pot of Extravagance when you know there are better options.

Obviously, some of the best uses of the Extra Deck that doesn't end with a board full of Extra Deck monsters are the aforementioned Nekroz and Dogmatika plays. By sending cards straight from the Extra Deck like Herald of the Arc Light, Elder Entity N'tss, Titaniklad the Ash Dragon, and Toadally Awesome, you'll destroy cards your opponent controls or gain some plusses in card economy.

But beyond just throwing your Extra Deck monsters away, you might want to create some convoluted finishing board that has weird requirements. Take for example Dragon Knight Draco-Equiste or even Naturia Exterio. The Fusion Materials for those cards traditionally come from the Extra Deck, so if you have a big enough boss monster in the end, you can use your Extra Deck as a stepping-stone to end on some set-ups.

Similarly, by totally omitting an Extra Deck, cards like Domain of the True Monarchs and The Monarchs Erupt become wildly usable. That's still technically leveraging your Extra Deck, you're just trading all the potential utility of the cards that would be in your Extra Deck otherwise, for additional effects. You're using those "blank spaces" to your advantage.

Lastly, you can shut down your opponent by Tribute Summoning Zaborg the Mega Monarch, effectively cutting off your opponent's Extra Deck from play. A bit of work goes into that last one, but hey, it's worth the effort. My point is this: for a lot of strategies, there are much better ways to use your Extra Deck than banishing it for Pot of Extravagance.

Combos Are Fun, Right?

I don't think I'd need to convince anyone that Nekroz decks can abuse Herald of the Arc Light, or that Monarch decks love Domain of the True Monarchs. I couldn't even write half a page, much less an article on those extremely revolutionary and controversial ideas. Instead, I think the most creative ways to abuse the Extra Deck might be obscure, unbeatable end boards you can transplant into an already-winning strategy.

Basically, take a deck that uses Pot of Extravagance, remove that piece of trash, and put in something with flair and impact.

No, I'm not going to use a ton of slots in the Extra Deck for a Six Samurai build that wins with Exodia like I did here. This theory of subbing in a combo over Pot of Extravagance needs to be as compact as possible to work, detracting as little as it can from the deck's real focus to work. Otherwise it won't fit anywhere.

Of all the combos I could come up with, I wanted to make one that can be plugged into a lot of decks, abusing easily accessible Extra Deck monsters. What fits the bill? Crystron Halqifibrax, of course. So we'll start this combo with a Level 4 or higher monster in hand and Crystron Halqifibrax freshly summoned:

While not unbeatable, you can pop basically every card your opponent has white protecting Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate, banishing Zoodiac after Zoodiac on your way to victory.

At first glance that may look convoluted and like a giant waste of space. But step back and consider exactly how many cards you're actually "wasting" to achieve this combo - about half a dozen in the Main Deck. Keep in mind, you're playing as if the Extra Deck is made up and effectively not a factor for the rest of the deck; this isn't the "goal" of the deck, it's an alternative to Pot of Extravagance.

I'm not looking to build convoluted combos for the fun of it. I want to insert minimally invasive combos into decks that can function without them, decks that would benefit from them and wind up better off.

Applications Aplenty

Now, this wouldn't be a very fun thought experiment if you couldn't insert it into decks that actually use Pot of Extravagance. The first two that come to mind were Altergeist and Monarchs, but both decks succeed in other ways and often need their full five cards to function.

Ultimately, could the Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate combo work in both those decks? Considering how easy Tuners are to get onto the field, I'd honestly say yes. Some decks that are so dependent on the Normal Summon would have to choose between a crazy combo and consistency, but if you're tired of having your Extra Deck be 15 cards of dead weight, you now have a more illustrious option.

Better yet, focus on decks that can already make Crystron Halqifibrax all the time like Dinosaurs…

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Catoblepas Dinosaurs by Loukas Peterson

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Cards

Nekroz of Unicore

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can discard this card, then target 1 "Nekroz" card in your GY, except "Nekroz of Unicore"; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz of Unicore" once per turn. Negate the effects of face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck.

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Babycerasaurus

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If this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck.0

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Zoodiac Chakanine

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2 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Chakanine" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, but for the rest of this turn, it has its effects negated, also it cannot be used as an Xyz Material for a Summon.

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Overdone Burial

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Activate this card by discarding 1 monster, then target 1 monster in your GY whose Level is lower than the discarded monster's original Level; Special Summon it and equip it with this card. The equipped monster has its effects negated. You can only activate 1 "Overdone Burial" per turn.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap or monster effect is activated: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Vylon Cube

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard for a Synchro Summon of a LIGHT monster: You can add 1 Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Jurrac Aeolo

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During your Main Phase, you can Tribute this card to select and Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Jurrac monster from your Graveyard, except Jurrac Aeolo.

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Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate

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When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), you can remove from play 1 monster with ? ATK from your Graveyard to destroy that Special Summoned monster(s).

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Lost World

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All monsters on the field lose 500 ATK and DEF, except Dinosaur-Type monsters. Once per turn, if a Dinosaur-Type monster is Normal or Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 "Jurraegg Token" (Dinosaur-Type/EARTH/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) to your opponent's field in Defense Position. While your opponent controls a Token, they cannot target monsters on the field with card effects, except Tokens. Once per turn, if a Normal Monster(s) on the field would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can destroy that many Dinosaur-Type monsters in your hand and/or Deck instead.

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Sauravis, the Ancient and Ascended

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Sprite's Blessing". When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a monster you control (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate the activation. When your opponent would Special Summon a monster(s) (Quick Effect): You can return this card to the hand; negate the Special Summon, and if you do, banish that monster(s).

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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

If this card is Link Summoned: Place Spell Counters on this card, equal to the number of Spells on the field and in the GYs. While an "Endymion" card(s) is on the field, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Spell Counters from your field; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, to your zone this card points to.

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Zoodiac Drident

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4 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Drident" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it.

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Zoodiac Hammerkong

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3 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Hammerkong" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. While this card has Xyz Material, your opponent cannot target face-up "Zoodiac" monsters on the field with card effects, except this one. Once per turn, during the End Phase: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Shooting Riser Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monster

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY with a Level lower than this card's on the field, and if you do, reduce this card’s Level by the sent monster's Level, but you cannot activate the effect of that monster, or cards with the same name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Shooting Riser Dragon" once per turn. Once per Chain, during your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon using this card you control.

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Linkross

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1 Link-2 or higher Link Monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon a number of "Link Tokens" (Cyberse/LIGHT/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) up to the Link Rating of the monster used for this card's Link Summon, also you cannot use "Link Tokens" as Link Material for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Linkross" once per turn.

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Souleating Oviraptor

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can take 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or send it to the Graveyard. You can target 1 other Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster on the field; destroy it, then Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Graveyard in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Souleating Oviraptor" once per turn.

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Animadorned Archosaur

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can destroy 1 Dinosaur monster in your hand or face-up field, except "Animadorned Archosaur", then add 1 Reptile, Sea Serpent, or Winged Beast monster with the same original Level as that destroyed monster, OR 1 "Evolution Pill" Spell, from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Animadorned Archosaur" once per turn.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Fossil Dig

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Add 1 Level 6 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Petiteranodon

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If this card is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or higher Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck, but it cannot attack this turn.

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Cockadoodledoo

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If there are no monsters on the field, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) as a Level 3 monster. If your opponent controls a monster and you control no cards, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) as a Level 4 monster. If this face-up card would leave the field, banish it instead.

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Nekroz Kaleidoscope

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" Ritual Monsters. Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field, or send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, also, after that, Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" monsters whose total Levels exactly equal the level of that monster. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Kaleidoscope" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banishthis card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 "Primal Being Token" (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent's field. (This Token's ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of "Nibiru, the Primal Being" once per turn.

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Evolzar Dolkka

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters // When an Effect Monster’s effect activates: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the activation and destroy it.

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Giant Rex

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Cannot attack directly. If this card is banished: You can Special Summon this card, and if you do, it gains 200 ATK for each of your banished Dinosaur monsters. You can only use this effect of "Giant Rex" once per turn.

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Double Evolution Pill

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Banish 1 Dinosaur monster and 1 non-Dinosaur monster from your hand and/or GY; Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher Dinosaur monster from your hand or Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You can only activate 1 "Double Evolution Pill" per turn.

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Cross-Sheep

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2 monsters with different names

If a monster is Special Summoned to a zone this card points to: You can apply the following effects, in sequence, based on the card types of the monster(s) this card points to.
• Ritual: Draw 2 cards, then discard 2 cards.
• Fusion: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your GY.
• Synchro: All monsters you control gain 700 ATK.
• Xyz: All monsters your opponent controls lose 700 ATK.
You can only use this effect of "Cross-Sheep" once per turn.

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Miscellaneousaurus

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During either player's Main Phase: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; during this Main Phase, Dinosaur-Type monsters you control are unaffected by your opponent's activated effects. You can banish any number of Dinosaur-Type monsters from your Graveyard, including this card; Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck with a Level equal to the total number of monsters banished to activate this effect, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only use this effect of "Miscellaneousaurus" once per turn.

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Evolzar Laggia

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2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters // When a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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When a card or effect is activated that includes any of these effects (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate that effect.

• Add a card from the Deck to the hand.
• Special Summon from the Deck.
• Send a card from the Deck to the GY.
You can only use this effect of "Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring" once per turn.

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Zoodiac Tigermortar

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3 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Tigermortar" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Xyz Monster you control and 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; attach that "Zoodiac" monster to that Xyz Monster as Xyz Material.

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Living Fossil

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your GY; Special Summon it and equip it with this card, but banish it when it leaves the field (even if this card has left the field). When this card leaves the field, banish the equipped monster. The equipped monster loses 1000 ATK/DEF, also its effects are negated. You can only activate 1 "Living Fossil" per turn.

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…Or that already use high-Level monsters like Nekroz…

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Catoblepas Nekroz by Loukas Peterson

'Catoblepas Nekroz' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Preparation of Rites

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap or monster effect is activated: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Reinforcement of the Army

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Add 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior-Type monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Zoodiac Drident

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4 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Drident" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it.

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Sauravis, the Ancient and Ascended

Market Price: $1.17

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Sprite's Blessing". When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a monster you control (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate the activation. When your opponent would Special Summon a monster(s) (Quick Effect): You can return this card to the hand; negate the Special Summon, and if you do, banish that monster(s).

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PSY-Framegear Gamma

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Neo Space Connector

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Neo-Spacian" monster or 1 "Elemental HERO Neos" from your hand or Deck in Defense Position. You can Tribute this card, then target 1 "Neo-Spacian" monster or 1 "Elemental HERO Neos" in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Neo Space Connector" once per turn.

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Nekroz of Trishula

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned without using any Level 9 monsters, and can not be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Trishula" once per turn. 

• During the player's turn, when a card or effect is activated that targets a "Nekroz" monster(s) you control: You can discard this card; negate the activation.
• When this card is Ritual Summoned, you can: Banish exactly 3 of your opponent's cards, 1 each from their hand, field, and GY. (The card in the hand is chosen at random.)

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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

If this card is Link Summoned: Place Spell Counters on this card, equal to the number of Spells on the field and in the GYs. While an "Endymion" card(s) is on the field, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Spell Counters from your field; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, to your zone this card points to.

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Nekroz of Valkyrus

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned without using any Level 8 monsters, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Valkyrus" once per turn.

• When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can banish 1 "Nekroz" card from your GY and discard this card; negate the attack, then end the Battle Phase.
• During your Main Phase: You can Tribute up to 2 monsters from your hand and/or your side of the field, and if you do, draw the same number of cards you Tributed.

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Nekroz of Unicore

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can discard this card, then target 1 "Nekroz" card in your GY, except "Nekroz of Unicore"; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz of Unicore" once per turn. Negate the effects of face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck.

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Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights

Market Price: $2.31

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2 Warrior monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 Warrior monster from your Deck to your hand, but for the rest of this turn, you cannot Normal Summon/Set or Special Summon monsters with that name, nor activate their monster effects. You can send any number of Equip Spells with different names from your Deck to the GY; Special Summon 1 Warrior monster from your Deck, whose Level equals the number of cards sent to the GY. You can only use each effect of "Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights" once per turn.

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Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate

Market Price: $0.26

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When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), you can remove from play 1 monster with ? ATK from your Graveyard to destroy that Special Summoned monster(s).

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Nekroz Kaleidoscope

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" Ritual Monsters. Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field, or send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, also, after that, Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" monsters whose total Levels exactly equal the level of that monster. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Kaleidoscope" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banishthis card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz

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If you Ritual Summon exactly 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster with a card effect that requires use of monsters, this card can be used as the entire requirement. If this card is Tributed by a card effect: You can add 1 Warrior-Type "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz" once per turn.

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Nekroz of Clausolas

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Clausolas" once per turn. 

• You can discard this card; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
• During the player's turn: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck; until the end of this turn, that target's ATK becomes 0, also that target's effects are negated.

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Nekroz of Brionac

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned, without using "Nekroz of Brionac", and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only use each of these effects of "Nekroz of Brionac" once per turn.

• You can discard this card; add 1 "Nekroz" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Nekroz of Brionac".
• You can target up to 2 face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck; shuffle them into the Deck.

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Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin

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Once per turn: You can discard 1 card; look at your opponent's hand and choose 1 monster. If you control a monster with ATK greater than or equal to the ATK of the chosen card, destroy the chosen card, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent. Otherwise, take 500 damage.

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Zoodiac Hammerkong

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3 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Hammerkong" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. While this card has Xyz Material, your opponent cannot target face-up "Zoodiac" monsters on the field with card effects, except this one. Once per turn, during the End Phase: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Nekroz Mirror

Market Price: $0.16

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Nekroz" Ritual Monster. Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or banish "Nekroz" monsters from your GY, then Ritual Summon 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your hand Level exactly equals the total Levels of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Mirror" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banish this card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" from your Deck to your hand.

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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Zoodiac Tigermortar

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3 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Tigermortar" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Xyz Monster you control and 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; attach that "Zoodiac" monster to that Xyz Monster as Xyz Material.

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Linkross

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1 Link-2 or higher Link Monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon a number of "Link Tokens" (Cyberse/LIGHT/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) up to the Link Rating of the monster used for this card's Link Summon, also you cannot use "Link Tokens" as Link Material for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Linkross" once per turn.

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Grappler Angler

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When this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent by a direct attack: You can target 1 monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position.

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Shooting Riser Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monster

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY with a Level lower than this card's on the field, and if you do, reduce this card’s Level by the sent monster's Level, but you cannot activate the effect of that monster, or cards with the same name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Shooting Riser Dragon" once per turn. Once per Chain, during your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon using this card you control.

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Living Fossil

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your GY; Special Summon it and equip it with this card, but banish it when it leaves the field (even if this card has left the field). When this card leaves the field, banish the equipped monster. The equipped monster loses 1000 ATK/DEF, also its effects are negated. You can only activate 1 "Living Fossil" per turn.

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Cross-Sheep

Market Price: $1.60

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2 monsters with different names

If a monster is Special Summoned to a zone this card points to: You can apply the following effects, in sequence, based on the card types of the monster(s) this card points to.
• Ritual: Draw 2 cards, then discard 2 cards.
• Fusion: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your GY.
• Synchro: All monsters you control gain 700 ATK.
• Xyz: All monsters your opponent controls lose 700 ATK.
You can only use this effect of "Cross-Sheep" once per turn.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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Zoodiac Chakanine

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2 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Chakanine" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, but for the rest of this turn, it has its effects negated, also it cannot be used as an Xyz Material for a Summon.

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Nekroz Cycle

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Nekroz" Ritual Monster. Tribute monsters from your hand or field, then Ritual Summon 1 "Nekroz" Ritual Monster from your hand or Graveyard whose Level exactly equals the total Levels of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Cycle" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banish this card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your Graveyard; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Overdone Burial

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Activate this card by discarding 1 monster, then target 1 monster in your GY whose Level is lower than the discarded monster's original Level; Special Summon it and equip it with this card. The equipped monster has its effects negated. You can only activate 1 "Overdone Burial" per turn.

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Elder Entity N'tss

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster 

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Effect Veiler

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During your opponent's Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; negate the effects of that face-up monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn.

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Vylon Cube

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard for a Synchro Summon of a LIGHT monster: You can add 1 Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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…Or decks accustomed to layers combos on top of their plays like Eldlich.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Catoblepas Eldlich by Loukas Peterson

'Catoblepas Eldlich' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Loukas Peterson

Event:

Rank:

Advanced

Market Price: $479.22

Cards

Righty Driver

Market Price: $0.11

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For a Synchro Summon, you can substitute this card for any 1 "Synchron" Tuner. If this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Lefty Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY. You can only use this effect of "Righty Driver" once per turn.

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Eldlich the Golden Lord

Market Price: $73.21

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You can send this card and 1 Spell/Trap from your hand to the GY, then target 1 card on the field; send it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 Spell/Trap you control to the GY; add this card to your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your hand, and if you do, until the end of your opponent's turn, it gains 1000 ATK/DEF and cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each effect of "Eldlich the Golden Lord" once per turn.

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PSY-Framegear Gamma

Market Price: $1.75

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. When your opponent activates a monster effect while you control no monsters (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon both this card from your hand and 1 "PSY-Frame Driver" from your hand, Deck, or GY, and if you do, negate that activation, and if you do that, destroy that monster. During the End Phase, banish the face-up monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

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Lefty Driver

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If this card is Special Summoned: You can make this card become Level 3 until the end of this turn. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the GY: You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 "Righty Driver" from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Lefty Driver" once per turn.

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Overdone Burial

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Activate this card by discarding 1 monster, then target 1 monster in your GY whose Level is lower than the discarded monster's original Level; Special Summon it and equip it with this card. The equipped monster has its effects negated. You can only activate 1 "Overdone Burial" per turn.

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Shooting Riser Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monster

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY with a Level lower than this card's on the field, and if you do, reduce this card’s Level by the sent monster's Level, but you cannot activate the effect of that monster, or cards with the same name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Shooting Riser Dragon" once per turn. Once per Chain, during your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon using this card you control.

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Living Fossil

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Level 4 or lower monster in your GY; Special Summon it and equip it with this card, but banish it when it leaves the field (even if this card has left the field). When this card leaves the field, banish the equipped monster. The equipped monster loses 1000 ATK/DEF, also its effects are negated. You can only activate 1 "Living Fossil" per turn.

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Zoodiac Hammerkong

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3 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Hammerkong" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. While this card has Xyz Material, your opponent cannot target face-up "Zoodiac" monsters on the field with card effects, except this one. Once per turn, during the End Phase: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Huaquero of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 5/ATK 1800/DEF 1500) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can banish 1 card from either GY. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Huaquero of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Zoodiac Chakanine

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2 or more Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Chakanine" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, but for the rest of this turn, it has its effects negated, also it cannot be used as an Xyz Material for a Summon.

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Accesscode Talker

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2+ Effect Monsters

Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this card's effect activations. If this card is Link Summoned: You can target 1 Link Monster that was used as material for its Link Summon; this card gains ATK equal to that monster's Link Rating x 1000. You can banish 1 Link Monster from your field or GY; destroy 1 card your opponent controls, also for the rest of this turn, you cannot banish monsters with that same Attribute to activate this effect of "Accesscode Talker".

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Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine

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Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your Deck or GY, but if you control no "Eldlich" monsters, you can only Special Summon "Eldlich" monsters with this effect. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except Zombie monsters. You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Sauravis, the Ancient and Ascended

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Sprite's Blessing". When your opponent activates a card or effect that targets a monster you control (Quick Effect): You can discard this card; negate the activation. When your opponent would Special Summon a monster(s) (Quick Effect): You can return this card to the hand; negate the Special Summon, and if you do, banish that monster(s).

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Deskbot 001

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This card gains 500 ATK and DEF for each Machine-Type monster you control. If 2 or more Machine-Type monsters are Special Summoned at the same time while this card is in your Graveyard (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card.

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Effect Veiler

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During your opponent's Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY, then target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; negate the effects of that face-up monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell/Trap or monster effect is activated: You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Crystron Halqifibrax

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2 monsters, including a Tuner

If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Tuner from your hand or Deck in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. During your opponent's Main Phase or Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish this card you control; Special Summon 1 Tuner Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck. (This is treated as a Synchro Summon.) You can only use each effect of "Crystron Halqifibrax" once per turn.

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PSY-Framelord Lambda

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2 monsters, except Tokens

You can activate the effects of "PSY-Framegear" monsters in your hand even while you control a monster(s). If a face-up Psychic monster you control is banished face-up while you control this monster (except during the Damage Step): You can activate this effect; during the End Phase of this turn, add 1 "PSY-Frame" card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "PSY-Framelord Lambda" once per turn.

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Zoodiac Tigermortar

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3 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Tigermortar" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 Xyz Monster you control and 1 "Zoodiac" monster in your Graveyard; attach that "Zoodiac" monster to that Xyz Monster as Xyz Material.

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Conquistador of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 5/ATK 500/DEF 1800) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can destroy 1 face-up card on the field. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Conquistador of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Cross-Sheep

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2 monsters with different names

If a monster is Special Summoned to a zone this card points to: You can apply the following effects, in sequence, based on the card types of the monster(s) this card points to.
• Ritual: Draw 2 cards, then discard 2 cards.
• Fusion: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your GY.
• Synchro: All monsters you control gain 700 ATK.
• Xyz: All monsters your opponent controls lose 700 ATK.
You can only use this effect of "Cross-Sheep" once per turn.

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Catoblepas and the Witch of Fate

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When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), you can remove from play 1 monster with ? ATK from your Graveyard to destroy that Special Summoned monster(s).

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Cursed Eldland

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You cannot declare attacks, except with Zombie monsters. You can only use each of the following effects of "Cursed Eldland" once per turn.

° You can pay 800 LP; add 1 "Eldlich" monster or 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
° If this card is sent from the Spell & Trap Zone to the GY: You can send 1 "Eldlich" monster or 1 "Golden Land" Spell/Trap from your Deck to the GY.

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Nekroz of Unicore

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You can Ritual Summon this card with any "Nekroz" Ritual Spell. Must be Ritual Summoned and not special Summoned by other ways. You can discard this card, then target 1 "Nekroz" card in your GY, except "Nekroz of Unicore"; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz of Unicore" once per turn. Negate the effects of face-up monsters on the field that were Special Summoned from the Extra Deck.

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Nekroz Kaleidoscope

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" Ritual Monsters. Tribute 1 monster from your hand or field, or send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, also, after that, Ritual Summon any number of "Nekroz" monsters whose total Levels exactly equal the level of that monster. You can only use this effect of "Nekroz Kaleidoscope" once per turn. If you control no monsters: You can banishthis card and 1 "Nekroz" monster from your GY; add 1 "Nekroz" Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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PSY-Frame Driver

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A Psychic soldier that rides into battle against the Security Forces on currents of lightning, using an autonomic amplifier called "PSY-Frame".

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Vylon Cube

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If this card is sent to the Graveyard for a Synchro Summon of a LIGHT monster: You can add 1 Equip Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Zoodiac Drident

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4 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Zoodiac Drident" by using 1 "Zoodiac" monster you control with a different name as Xyz Material. (If you used an Xyz Monster, any Xyz Materials attached to it also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains ATK and DEF equal to the ATK and DEF of all "Zoodiac" monsters attached to it as Materials. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it.

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Linkross

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1 Link-2 or higher Link Monster

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon a number of "Link Tokens" (Cyberse/LIGHT/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) up to the Link Rating of the monster used for this card's Link Summon, also you cannot use "Link Tokens" as Link Material for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Linkross" once per turn.

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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

If this card is Link Summoned: Place Spell Counters on this card, equal to the number of Spells on the field and in the GYs. While an "Endymion" card(s) is on the field, your opponent's monsters cannot target this card for attacks. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can remove 3 Spell Counters from your field; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster monster from your hand or GY in Defense Position, to your zone this card points to.

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Deskbot 003

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Deskbot" monster from your Deck, except "Deskbot 003". Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 "Deskbot" monster you control; it gains 500 ATK and DEF for each "Deskbot" card you currently control, until the end of this turn.

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Sure, maybe at some point your Extra Deck could be super important, but if there's a crazy combo that makes an impressive board out of the blue… maybe give that a try, too?

And I don't say this lightly - if you're playing some sort of strategy that doesn't really use the Extra Deck, don't lean into Pot of Extravagance and just stop thinking. Instead, try coming up with a different way to leverage the Extra Deck that doesn't include blindly banishing your cards.

To quote Dan directly, "instead of using your greatest weapon you're throwing it away for a below 30% chance to draw a couple of cards randomly from a shuffled pile." I don't know about you, but I'd rather do something cool, flashy, and powerful than roll the dice for something that only might help.

Just remember: beat your opponents before they beat you.

-Loukas Peterson