Most themes these days have long-winded combos, big win conditions and even a bevy of boss monsters… but not ABCs. In a game that feels like it gets more and more complicated every month, the ABC deck's simplicity is actually a tremendous strength. All you want to do is banish three specific monsters to summon ABC-Dragon Buster… and…well, that's about it.

Kelly Locke featured a World Legacy Deck just this week, and it's a great example of how expansive one theme can be. Zachariah Butler showed us a Salamangreat Deck last week too, packed with flashy theme-stamped combos. But ABCs are something entirely unique these days, for both what they are and what they aren't.

And what I can tell you right now is that contrary to popular belief, ABCs aren't dead. Not by a long shot.

Union Hangar Is Its Own Combo
Thanks to a few new card releases, Union Hangar's a self-contained combo that nets you some insane results. Obviously the recursion and search power of the ABC cards is nice, and really helps you out in grind games, but I believe ABC is still a viable deck just based on the sheer power level of some of its individual cards.

Depending on what you have in your hand, Union Hangar can create certain boards with varying levels of ease, but to start I want to focus on using just Union Hangar. If one card can be so powerful and consistent, adding a supporting cast only proves tha the deck can be a contender.

-Activate Union Hangar, searching B-Buster Drake. Normal Summon Buster Drake and equip it with Union Driver

-Banish Union Driver to equip C-Crush Wyvern to B-Buster Drake, then Special Summon it right away

-Link Summon into Barricadeborg Blocker, triggering B-Buster Drake and C-Crush Wyvern to search and Special Summon A-Assault Core. (You'll need another Union monster in hand to activate C-Crush Wyvern's effect in this case, but that extra card isn't used in the play so I'm still calling it a 1-card combo)

-Link Summon Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon, Summoning 3 Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens to your field

-Tribute Auroradon and a Token to Summon Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion from your deck

You'll finish this base combo with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and Tokens, opening up tons of possibilities. Some combos require you to get back a Union monster with A-Assault Core, but at the bare minimum, you've placed all the pieces you need for ABC-Dragon Buster locked and loaded in your graveyard!

Unauthorized Reactivation Is… Also The Combo
The above combo only takes one card, either Terraforming or Union Hangar itself. Thanks to Unauthorized Reactivation from Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness, you'll get the same results with just two cards: B-Buster Drake or C-Crush Wyvern with Unauthorized Reactivation.

-Normal Summon B-Buster Drake and equip Union Driver to it with Unauthorized Reactivation

-Banish Union Driver to attach C-Crush Wyvern, then Special Summon it and follow the same steps from the first combo

Given that you play B-Buster Drake and C-Crush Wyvern in triplicates, it's mostly a matter of drawing Unauthorized Reactivation to gett the same results as Union Hangar. You can call it a 1.5-card combo if you want to get cute about it. But yeah, turns out, there's another way to get the same results outside of the core ABC cards on their own.

Yes, Scrap Recycler's The Combo Too
Scrap Recycler continues to be played everywhere. While it's not as self-contained as Union Hangar, the combo requirements devolve to just Scrap Recycler plus another card on the field. Let's say you open with Scrap Recycler and Upstart Goblin.

-Set Upstart Goblin and Normal Summon Scrap Recycler, yarding Crystron Rosenix

-Banish Crystron Rosenix to summon a Crystron Token and Link into Scrap Wyvern

-Scrap Wyvern revives Scrap Recycler, destroys it, then Special Summons Scrap Golem from the deck to destroy your set Upstart Goblin

-Scrap Golem Summons back Scrap Recycler, yarding A-Assault Core

-Link Summon Union Carrier with both Scrap monsters, attaching Union Driver to Union Carrier

-Banish Union Driver to attach and summon B-Buster Drake from your deck

-When you Link Summon Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon, B-Buster Drake adds your C-Crush Wyvern to your hand

The difference with this combo is an extra Mecha Phantom Beast Token on the field and C-Crush Wyvern in your hand, but you've effectively arrived at the same setup as the other combos. Keep in mind in the first two, A-Assault Core can add back C-Crush Wyvern, which will be important later.

While Union Hangar, Unauthorized Reactivation and Scrap Recycler aren't congruent on all fronts, it's proof ABC decks don't 100% live and die by Union Hangar. It's nice to have everything neatly packaged into one Field Spell, sure, but now over a quarter of your deck is suddenly a good starter card. Check out the deck list before we get into any crazy combos.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas' ABC Deck by Loukas Peterson

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Cards

Upstart Goblin

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Draw 1 card from your Deck. Your opponent gains 1000 Life Points.

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Scrap Golem

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Once per turn, you can select 1 Level 4 or lower Scrap monster in your Graveyard and Special Summon it to either player's side of the field.

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Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Gains 500 ATK/DEF for each card in your hand. You can only use each of the following effects of "Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys" once per turn.
• If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw cards equal to the number of non-Tuners used for its Synchro Summon.
• (Quick Effect): You can discard 2 cards, then target 1 card on the field; destroy it.

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Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess

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2+ monsters with different names, except Tokens

You can only control 1 "Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess". The original ATK of this card becomes 800 x the number of Link Materials used for its Link Summon. Once per Chain, when your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can make this card lose exactly 800 ATK, and if you do, negate the activation.

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Scrap Wyvern

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2 monsters, including a "Scrap" monster

You can target 1 "Scrap" monster in your GY; Special Summon it, then destroy 1 card you control. If another face-up "Scrap" monster is destroyed by card effect, while you control this monster (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 "Scrap" monster from your Deck, then destroy 1 card on the field. You can only use each effect of "Scrap Wyvern" once per turn.

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Union Carrier

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2 monsters with the same Type or Attribute

Cannot be used as Link Material the turn it is Link Summoned. You can target 1 face-up monster you control; equip 1 monster to it from your hand or Deck with its same original Type or Attribute. The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK. If you equipped it from the Deck, you cannot Special Summon monsters with that Equip Card's name for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Union Carrier" once per turn.

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F.A. Dawn Dragster

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Gains ATK equal to its Level x 300. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage. Each time a “F.A.” Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated: You can increase this card’s Level by 1. Once per turn, when your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card or effect (Quick Effect): you can reduce this card’s Level by 2, and if you you do, negate the activation, and if you do that, destroy that card.

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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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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 Graveyard is banished instead. During either player's turn, when a Spell Card, Trap Card 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 Graveyard: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Jet Synchron

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If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can add 1 "Junk" monster from your deck to your hand. If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 card from your hand to the GY; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use 1 "Jet Synchron" effect per turn , and only once that turn.


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B-Buster Drake

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Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 LIGHT Machine-Type monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. A monster equipped with this card is unaffected by your opponent's Spell effects, also if the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 Union monster from your Deck to your hand.

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I:P Masquerena

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2 non-Link Monsters

During your opponent's Main Phase, you can (Quick Effect): Immediately after this effect resolves, Link Summon 1 Link Monster using materials you control, including this card. You can only use this effect of "I:P Masquerena" once per turn. A Link Monster that used this card as material cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects.

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Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion

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You can banish this card from your Graveyard; immediately after this effect resolves, Normal Summon 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster from your hand. While you control a Token, this card cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast Token" (Machine-Type/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). You can only use this effect of "Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion" once per turn.

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Unauthorized Reactivation

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Target 1 Machine monster you control; equip 1 appropriate Machine Union monster from your hand or Deck to that monster, but the Union monster you equipped cannot be Special Summoned this turn. You can only activate 1 "Unauthorized Reactivation" per turn.

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Daigusto Emeral

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then activate 1 of these effects .
• Target 3 monsters in your GY; shuffle all 3 into the Deck , then draw 1 card.
• Target 1 non-Effect Monster in your GY; Special Summon that target.

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Barricadeborg Blocker

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2 monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card; during the End Phase of this turn, add 1 Continuous or Field Spell from your GY to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Barricadeborg Blocker" once per turn. Face-up Spells you control cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects.

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Called by the Grave

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish it, and if you do, monsters with the same original name as that banished monster have their effects negated until the end of the next turn.

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Union Hangar

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 LIGHT Machine Union monster from your Deck to your hand. Once per turn, if a LIGHT Machine Union monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 of those monsters; equip 1 appropriate LIGHT Machine Union monster, with a different name, from your Deck to that monster, but the Union monster you equipped cannot be Special Summoned this turn. You can only activate 1 "Union Hangar" per turn.

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Union Driver

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Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 face-up monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. If the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead. While this card is equipped to a monster: You can banish this Equip Card; equip 1 Level 4 or lower appropriate Union monster from your Deck to the monster this card was equipped to. You can only use this effect of "Union Driver" once per turn.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Deep-Space Cruiser IX

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by sending 1 other Machine-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard.

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Karakuri Gama mdl 4624 "Shirokunishi"

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This card must attack, if able. If this card is targeted for an attack: Change the battle position of this card. (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Karakuri" monster you control; change its battle position. You can only use this effect of "Karakuri Gama mdl 4624 "Shirokunishi"" once per turn.

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Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei"

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Machine-Type monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 "Karakuri" monster from your Deck. Once per turn, you can select 1 monster on the field, and change its battle position.

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Borreload Savage Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can equip 1 Link Monster from your GY to this card, and if you do, place Borrel Counters on this card equal to that Link Monster's Link Rating. This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster equipped to it by its effect. When your opponent activates a card or effect (Quick Effect): You can remove 1 Borrel Counter from this card; negate the activation. You can only use this effect of "Borreload Savage Dragon" once per turn.

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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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Photon Thrasher

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) while you control no monsters. Cannot attack if you control another monster.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon

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2+ Machine monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can activate this effect; Special Summon 3 "Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens" (Machine/WIND/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0), also you cannot Link Summon for the rest of this turn. Once per turn: You can Tribute up to 3 monsters, then apply 1 of these effects, based on the number Tributed;.
• 1: Destroy 1 card on the field.
• 2: Special Summon 1 "Mecha Phantom Beast" monster from your Deck.
• 3: Add 1 Trap from your GY to your hand.

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Crystron Rosenix

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You can target 1 face-up card you control; you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn, except Machine-Type Synchro Monsters, also destroy that card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Crystron" Tuner from your Deck. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 "Crystron Token" (Machine-Type/WATER/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0), but it cannot be Tributed. You can only use 1 "Crystron Rosenix" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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ABC-Dragon Buster

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"A-Assault Core" + "B-Buster Drake" + "C-Crush Wyvern"

Must first be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by banishing the above cards you control and/or from your GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; banish it. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 3 of your banished LIGHT Machine Union monsters with different names; Special Summon them.

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Accel Synchron

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can send 1 "Synchron" monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, then activate 1 of these effects;
• Increase this card's Level by the Level of the sent monster.
• Reduce this card's Level by the Level of the sent monster. During your opponent's Main Phase, you can: Immediately after this effect resolves, Synchro Summon 1 Synchro Monster, using Materials including this card you control (this is a Quick Effect). You can only Synchro Summon "Accel Synchron(s)" once per turn.

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A-Assault Core

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Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 LIGHT Machine-Type monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. A monster equipped with this card is unaffected by your opponent's monster effects (except its own), also if the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 other Union monster from your Graveyard to your hand.

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True King of All Calamities

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2 or more Level 9 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and declare 1 Attribute; this turn, all face-up monsters on the field become that Attribute, also all monsters in your opponent's possession with that Attribute cannot activate their effects or attack. Monsters that "True Draco" and "True King" monsters in your hand would destroy with their effects can be chosen from your opponent's field.

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Scrap Recycler

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When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can send 1 Machine monster from your Deck to the GY. Once per turn: You can shuffle 2 Level 4 EARTH Machine monsters from your GY into the Deck; draw 1 card.

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C-Crush Wyvern

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Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 LIGHT Machine-Type monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. A monster equipped with this card is unaffected by your opponent's Trap effects, also if the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Union monster from your hand.

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That first combo's simple but powerful, in all of its iterations. All of the following combos pick up at the end of that one, with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and two Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens on board. First up, you can play for Borreload Savage Dragon with ease.

-Synchro Summon Borreload Savage Dragon with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and both Tokens, attaching Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon to it for three negates

-Banish A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern to summon ABC-Dragon Buster

It's not rocket science, but it's evidence that without many ancillary cards, you can set yourself up with at least two answers to your opponent's plays.

F.A. Dawn Dragster + Herald of the Arc Light? Check and Check
This time around you'll Synchro Summon Accel Synchron with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and a Token, so O-Lion leaves a second Mecha Phantom Beast Token in its wake.

-Send Jet Synchron to the graveyard with Accel Synchron to make it a Level 4 Tuner, then Synchro Summon F.A. Dawn Dragster with a Mecha Phantom Beast Token

-Discard the C-Crush Wyvern you got back (back in the Union Hangar combo) or just searched (in the Scrap Recycler combo) to summon Jet Synchron

-Synchro Summon Herald of the Arc Light with your last Mecha Phantom Beast Token and Jet Synchron

-Banish A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern to summon ABC-Dragon Buster

It's a tad different from the first combo but only requires one extra card in each of the Main and Extra Decks. If you're expecting to play against a spell and trap heavy strategy or anything that needs to send cards from the hand or deck to the graveyard, this combo's even better than Borreload Savage Dragon.

Having the ABC-Dragon Buster's a nice treat, too. After all, that is the deck's namesake.

Borreload Savage Dragon + Herald of the Arc Light? Check
Surprise, it's not totally an either/or situation! You can have the best of both worlds, but it takes a little more investment after you've summoned the two Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens and Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion.

-From that starting set-up, Synchro Summon Accel Synchron with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and a Token, and get that second Mecha Phantom Beast Token from O-Lion's effect

-Send Jet Synchron to the graveyard with Accel Synchron to make it a Level 4 Tuner, then Synchro Summon Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" and summon Karakuri Gama mdl 4624 "Shirokunishi"

-Synchro Summon Borreload Savage Dragon with Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" and Karakuri Gama mdl 4624 "Shirokunishi"

-Discard the C-Crush Wyvern you added back or just searched, to summon Jet Synchron

-THEN Synchro Summon Herald of the Arc Light with your last Mecha Phantom Beast Token and Jet Synchron

-Banish A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern to summon ABC-Dragon Buster

This is probably one of the better boards because you finish with a generic negation, a spell or trap negation, you banish cards that are supposed to be in the graveyard, and you've go a way to shoot down a card from your opponent. You don't have to make a crazy investment into the deck, but Karakuri Gama mdl 4624 "Shirokunishi" isn't something you want to draw.

Calamities + Herald of the Arc Light? Check
While all the above combos came from just a Union Hangar, I'll give you a slightly bigger headache and add one more card that gives you more things to do: Deep-Space Cruiser IX. Pitch a card, summon a Level 9 monster. Easy enough, right?

-Synchro Summon Accel Synchron with Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and a Token, gettting that sweet, sweet second Token from O-Lion

-Send Jet Synchron to the graveyard with Accel Synchron to make it a Level 6 Tuner, then Synchro Summon Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys, drawing a card

-Discard your new draw to Summon Deep-Space Cruiser from your hand and overlay it with Ravenous Crocodragon for True King of All Calamities

-Discard the C-Crush Wyvern, however you got it, to summon Jet Synchron

-Synchro Summon Herald of the Arc Light with your last Mecha Phantom Beast Token and Jet Synchron

And yeah, then banish A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern to summon ABC-Dragon Buster. Good times.

Limitless Options? Check
Without being hyperbolic, I'm not even described literally dozens of combos that are just as good; you're only really limited by deck size and cards you're hoping not to draw. If you included every good option here, the deck would be about half full of situational cards that you'd hate to actually see in your hand. But there's a lot of possibilities out there.

For example, consider the Level 9 Karakuri Super Shogun mdl 00N "Bureibu". Adding that and Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" changes the last combo into True King of All Calamities and Abyss Dweller with the same investments, but now you're seeing the problem I ran into. It's really hard to say what the "meta" is without any actual competitive play going on, so judgment calls like "is Abyss Dweller worth it" are tough to make.

Each of the combo permutations I described are great against specific decks, and I believe you can counter just about any strategy if you tailor your list just right. That said, it's important to cover as many matchups as possible. Adding Infinite Impermanence, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, and Called by the Grave covers a lot of ground whether you're forced to go first or second.

Don't sleep on ABCs. Sure, they'll have to adapt to stay relevant in competition, but thanks to some of the ridiculous combos we just discussed I'm excited to keep my build up to date as metagames evolve!

Just remember: beat your opponents before they beat you.

-Loukas Peterson