Hello there, duelists! The summer's really starting to heat up with the release of Rise of the Duelist, bringing forth the new Dogmatika deck, a Spellcaster theme that works fantastically in tandem with existing strategies. Historically speaking, Spellcasters have often stood at the forefront of competitive play, and the Dogmatika cards are no different! Combining tons of utility, consistency and free summons, Dogmatika are poised to take the summer format by storm.

You can build a Dogmatika deck in a few different ways, but before we dive into the various builds it's important we cover the theme's most commonly played cards. Like most archetypes, there are some cards that simply don't get played because they're less efficient and less impactful, but we're going to skip those and focus on the must-runs.

Up first: Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous. You can special summon it from your hand for free, any time a monster that was summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field. That's already awesome on its own since Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous a Level 4 – it can serve as an extender in lots of different scenarios – but that's not all.

If Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous Normal or Special Summoned, you can search any "Dogmatika" card from your deck to your hand except another Ecclesia, and then you're locked out from using your Extra Deck for the remainder of the turn. Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous helps build lots of consistency and stability in conjunction with Nadir Servant, giving you six cards total that can search Dogmatika cards from your deck. That means you'll hard draw a search effect in your opening five cards in just over 50% of your games, and that number goes up as you start to add more search effects and draw power.

Nadir Servant fills the same basic role as Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous, giving you searches by sending a monster from your Extra Deck to the graveyard and letting you get a "Dogmatika" monster or Fallen of Albaz from your deck as long as the ATK of whatever you search, is less than the monster you sent.

Next up, we've got Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted. Wielding a hefty 2500 ATK, as well as a quick effect that lets you summon it from your hand during either Main Phase if a monster that was summoned from the Extra Deck is face-up on the field, its basic effects would make it a pretty solid card.

However, the real value in Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted is its ability to target a monster on the field and negate its effect. You have to control another Dogmatika monster on the field to activate that powerful defensive ability, but it's not a tall order. And if having a free 2500 ATK body with negation wasn't enough, Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted boosts all of your Dogmatika monsters by 500 attack points when you declare an attack with a Dogmatika. Anything short of 3000 ATK won't clear Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted from the field, and the negation effects makes shutting them down even harder.

The final Main Deck monster you'll want to look at is Dogmatika Maximus. A level 8 with 1500 ATK might not seem great at first glance, but once you read the effects that this behemoth is packing it all sort of clicks. You can Special Summon Dogmatika Maximus by banishing a Fusion, an Xyz, a Synchro, or a Link Monster from your graveyard, which is pretty neat.

But the real gas is the second effect. Once per turn you can send two monsters with different names from your Extra Deck to the graveyard, to force your opponent to do the same. Picking apart your opponent's Extra Deck can be enough to win the game outright, if they aren't extremely careful about what to toss. But on top of that, Dogmatika Maximus gives you crazy synergy with cards like Cyber Dragon Nova and El Shaddoll Apkallone, triggering their effects when they're sent to the grave.

The Nova play's particularly interesting as it allows you to counter opposing copies of Dogmatika Maximus by summoning an Invoked Mechaba for free. Titaniklad the Ash Dragon's another monster you'll commonly hurl into the graveyard off of Dogmatika Maximus, giving you a Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss effect to either add a Dogmatika monster to your hand or Special Summon that monster from your deck in the End Phase. It all adds up to even more disruption and advantage from that single Dogmatika Maximus resolution.

The final weapon in the Dogmatika theme's Swiss army knife of options is Dogmatika Punishment. By targeting a monster on your opponent's field and sending another monster from your Extra Deck to your graveyard with higher ATK than the monster you targeted, you destroy the opposing monster. Then, any sort of graveyard trigger on the card you sent comes online.

In terms of raw card economy, Dogmatika Punishment takes a simple 1-for-1 trade and throws that out the door, brandishing the bonus effects of whatever Extra Deck monsters you've decided to sleeve up, like a honeybee wields their menacing stinger. Yes, I just added bees into today's article, because I'm afraid of them. Before you ask, yes, I'm equally afraid of the insanity that is possible due to this card being in the deck.

I digress.

Dogmatika Supplicants

Now that you're more familiar with the most competitively viable Dogmatika cards, we can get to the good stuff! Since the Dogmatika are Light monsters, they naturally pair well with the Invoked engine. Aleister the Invoker's been plaguing the game since 2017, and it looks like this swaggy sorcerer's here to stay. One of the long-standing challenges to the Invoked deck is that they've often struggled to find good Light monsters that won't clog their Normal Summon. Well that's a problem no longer, since you now have an incredibly strong suite of cards that not only offer extenders, but defensive interruption as well.

That kind of power is what often leads to formats where one particular engine ends up being played in everything. Remember Zoodiacs? While Dogmatikas aren't nearly as ridiculous, the flexibility both themes share definitely begs the comparison.

Sam did a great deck profile last week showcasing the Invoked Dogmatika pairing together, in a terrifyingly concise, efficient deck as seen below.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Sam's Dogmatika Deck by Sam Arunnaveesiri

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Cards

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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Nadir Servant

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Send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, then add 1 "Dogmatika" monster or "Fallen of Albaz" from your Deck or GY to your hand, that has ATK less than or equal to that sent monster in the GY, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Nadir Servant" per turn.

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El Shaddoll Winda

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1 "Shaddoll" monster + 1 DARK monster

Must first be Fusion Summoned. Cannot be destroyed by an opponent's card effects. Each player can only Special Summon monster(s) once per turn while this card is face-up on the field. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 "Shaddoll" Spell/Trap in your GY; add it to your hand.

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Salamangreat Almiraj

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1 Normal Summoned monster with 1000 or less ATK

(Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 1 monster you control; it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects this turn. When a Normal Summoned monster you control is destroyed by battle, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Salamangreat Almiraj" once per turn.

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Secure Gardna

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1 Cyberse Link Monster

After this card is Special Summoned, you take no effect damage for the rest of this turn. Once per turn, if you would take battle or effect damage, you take no damage. Cannot be used as Link Material. You can only control 1 "Secure Gardna".

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Effect Veiler

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

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Magical Meltdown

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Aleister the Invoker" from your Deck to your hand. The activation of your cards and effects that include an effect that Fusion Summons a Fusion Monster cannot be negated, also your opponent's cards and effects cannot activate when a monster is Fusion Summoned this way. You can only activate 1 "Magical Meltdown" 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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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

Once per turn, when a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can send the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap) from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, banish that card.

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Fossil Warrior Skull Knight

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1 Rock monster + 1 Level 5 or 6 monster

Must first be Special Summoned with "Fossil Fusion". If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage. When this attacking card destroys a monster by battle: You can activate this effect; this card can make a second attack in a row. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 monster on the field; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Fossil Warrior Skull Knight" once per turn.

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Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted

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During the Main Phase, if a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, then, if you control another "Dogmatika" monster, you can negate the effects of 1 face-up monster on the field, until the end of this turn. When your "Dogmatika" monster declares an attack: You can make all "Dogmatika" monsters you currently control gain 500 ATK. You can only use each effect of "Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted" once per turn.

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Shaddoll Schism

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During the Main Phase, you can: Fusion Summon 1 "Shaddoll" Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, by banishing Fusion Materials listed on it from your field or GY, but it cannot attack directly. Then, you can send to the GY 1 monster your opponent controls with the same Attribute as that Fusion Summoned monster. You can only use this effect of "Shaddoll Schism" once per turn.

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El Shaddoll Construct

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1 "Shaddoll" monster + 1 LIGHT monster

Must first be Fusion Summoned. If this card is Special Summoned: You can send 1 "Shaddoll" card from your Deck to the GY. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card battles a Special Summoned monster: Destroy that monster. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 "Shaddoll" Spell/Trap in your GY; add it to your hand.

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Aleister the Invoker

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During either player's turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard, then target 1 Fusion Monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK and DEF until the end of this turn. If this card is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up: You can add 1 "Invocation" from your Deck to your hand.

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Triple Tactics Talent

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If your opponent has activated a monster effect during your Main Phase this turn: Activate 1 of these effects;

• Draw 2 cards.
• Take control of 1 monster your opponent controls until the End Phase.
• Look at your opponent's hand, and choose 1 card from it to shuffle into the Deck.
You can only activate 1 "Triple Tactics Talent" per turn.

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Invoked Augoeides

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 Fusion Monster

If this card is Special Summoned, or a monster(s) is Special Summoned to your opponent's field: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Invoked Augoeides" once per turn. Once per turn: You can banish 1 Fusion Monster from your GY; this card gains ATK equal to that banished monster's ATK, until the end of your opponent's turn.

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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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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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Invoked Caliga

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 DARK monster

If a player's monster effect attempts to activate, none of that player's monsters can activate their effects for the rest of this turn while this card is face-up on the field. Each player can attack with only 1 monster during each Battle Phase.

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Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous

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Cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. You can only use each of the following effects of "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous" once per turn. If a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can activate this effect; add 1 "Dogmatika" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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Dogmatika Punishment

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; send 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from your Extra Deck to the GY, and if you do, destroy that monster. Until the end of your next turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Dogmatika Punishment" per turn.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Invoked Purgatrio

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 FIRE monster

This card gains 200 ATK for each card your opponent controls. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

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Invocation

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand as Fusion Material. If Summoning an "Invoked" Fusion Monster this way, you can also banish monsters from your field and/or either player's GY as Fusion Material. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 of your banished "Aleister the Invoker"; shuffle this card into the Deck, and if you do, add that monster to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Invocation" once per turn.

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Dogmatika Maximus

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You can banish 1 Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster from your GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can activate this effect; send 2 monsters with different names from your Extra Deck to the GY, also your opponent sends 2 monsters from their Extra Deck to the GY, also you cannot Special Summon from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Dogmatika Maximus" once per turn.

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Forbidden Droplet

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Send any number of other cards from your hand and/or field to the GY; choose that many Effect Monsters your opponent controls, and until the end of this turn, their ATK is halved, also their effects are negated. In response to this card's activation, your opponent cannot activate cards, or the effects of cards, with the same original type (Monster/Spell/Trap) as the cards sent to the GY to activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Forbidden Droplet" per turn.

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El Shaddoll Apkallone

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2 "Shaddoll" monsters with different Attributes

Must first be Fusion Summoned. Cannot be destroyed by battle. You can only use each of the following effects of "El Shaddoll Apkallone" once per turn.
• If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up card on the field; negate its effects.
• If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 "Shaddoll" card from your Deck or GY to your hand, then discard 1 card.

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Wind Pegasus @Ignister

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

During your Main Phase: You can destroy Spells/Traps your opponent controls, up to the number of "@Ignister" monsters you control. If another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect, while this card is on the field or in the GY: You can banish this card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; shuffle it into the Deck. You can only use each effect of "Wind Pegasus @Ignister" once per turn.

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Titaniklad the Ash Dragon

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"Fallen of Albaz" + 1 monster with 2500 or more ATK

Gains ATK equal to the combined original Levels of the monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 100. After this card is Fusion Summoned, for the rest of this turn, it is unaffected by the activated effects of any other monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 "Fallen of Albaz" or "Dogmatika" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Titaniklad the Ash Dragon" once per turn.

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Wrapped up in a clean 40-card package, this deck has the foundation of what could become a format-defining strategy. The addition of the new trap card Shaddoll Schism gives you even more disruption than before, letting you play El Shaddoll Winda on your opponent's turn. Knowing you can only Special Summon once per turn is frustrating, but knowing you're your opponent can choose exactly when to spring that sort of control on you feels even worse; that's the level that this deck is operating at.

Sam showcased a pretty sweet combo with this build, starting with nothing but a single copy of Nadir Servant:

From the singular Nadir Servant, you get an El Shaddoll Winda holding your opponent to a single Special Summon; if they have a Dark monster on the field, Shaddoll Schism can send that to the graveyard. You have Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted in hand which you can Special Summon during your opponent's Main Phase, since El Shaddoll Winda was summoned from the Extra Deck. You can also negate the effects of one other face-up monster on the field as well. That effect doesn't even target, so your oppnent must chain before you select which monster will be negated.

Golden Lord? More Like "Get Out Your Gold Card"

The Invoked Dogmatika strategy is concise and pretty easy to play, but you can also run a more combo-centric build using the Eldlich cards and the Crystron Halqifibrax engine. The result is a terrifying mix of power and consistency.

While it might seem like a mishmash of engines, Eldlich Dogmatika's a deceptively cohesive deck that can approach games from a variety of angles. Check out this build from an online tournament over the past weekend.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Zach's Eldlich Dogmatika Deck by Zachariah Butler

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

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Cards

PSY-Framelord Zeta

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls in face-up Attack Position; banish both that monster and this card from the field, but return them in your next Standby Phase. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other "PSY-Frame" card in your GY; return this card to the Extra Deck, and if you do, add that target to your hand.

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Dogmatika Maximus

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You can banish 1 Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster from your GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can activate this effect; send 2 monsters with different names from your Extra Deck to the GY, also your opponent sends 2 monsters from their Extra Deck to the GY, also you cannot Special Summon from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Dogmatika Maximus" once per turn.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion

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You can banish this card from your GY; 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 GY: 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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Formula Synchron

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1 Tuner + 1 non-Tuner monster

When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can draw 1 card. 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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Martial Metal Marcher

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Tuner in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but negate its effects. You can only use this effect of "Martial Metal Marcher" once per turn. A Synchro Monster that used this card as material is treated as a Tuner while face-up on the field.

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Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

If this card is Synchro Summoned: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated LIGHT or DARK monster to your hand, also send the remaining cards to the GY. You can banish 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your hand and/or GY, except this card; Special Summon this card from your GY, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon" once per turn.

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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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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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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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Nadir Servant

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Send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY, then add 1 "Dogmatika" monster or "Fallen of Albaz" from your Deck or GY to your hand, that has ATK less than or equal to that sent monster in the GY, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Nadir Servant" per turn.

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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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Tuning

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Add 1 "Synchron" Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand, then send the top card of your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous

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Cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. You can only use each of the following effects of "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous" once per turn. If a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is on the field: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can activate this effect; add 1 "Dogmatika" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous", also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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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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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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Titaniklad the Ash Dragon

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"Fallen of Albaz" + 1 monster with 2500 or more ATK

Gains ATK equal to the combined original Levels of the monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 100. After this card is Fusion Summoned, for the rest of this turn, it is unaffected by the activated effects of any other monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 "Fallen of Albaz" or "Dogmatika" monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Titaniklad the Ash 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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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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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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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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Dogmatika Punishment

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; send 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from your Extra Deck to the GY, and if you do, destroy that monster. Until the end of your next turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Dogmatika Punishment" per turn.

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Linkuriboh

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1 Level 1 monster

When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can Tribute this card; change that opponent's monster's ATK to 0, until the end of this turn. If this card is in your GY (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 Level 1 monster; Special Summon this card. You can only use this effect of "Linkuriboh" once per turn.

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Eldlich the Golden Lord

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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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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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Take a moment to appreciate just how ridiculously expensive these decks are.

…Okay, now that you've had a cardiac episode over the sheer cost of this thing, let's move on.

Personally, I feel this is probably the most powerful way to play the Dogmatika engine, since it lets you grind out games with the efficiency of the Eldlich cards, along with the combo plays of the Synchro package. I'm not going to go over the standard Crystron Halqifibrax combo since we've seen it everywhere for months, but you can easily end on Borreload Savage Dragon and Herald of the Arc Light with other forms of interruption thanks to the Eldlich and Dogmatika cards.

While I don't expect to see this version too often in remote duels, since you'll need to own the cards to play it in those tournaments, it's certainly worth respecting going forward. If you have a chance to face a deck like this, or even just watch it in action, you should!

Honorable Mentions

While I haven't seen any of the following, the general consensus is that basically any deck with consistent access to a Link 1 can use the most common Dogmatika cards.

Salamangreat comes to mind, as their small core engine offers a lot of room for innovation. Like the Eldlich suite, you're going to have lots of deck slots for hand traps and other defensive cards. Dogmatika might be the new way to play Salamangreat Gazelle and friends going forward, as they've struggled for relevance in the fast-hitting formats of the summer.

Dragon Link's another possible pairing, given how easy it is to make Striker Dragon. From there you can simply do your combos, and if anything's stopped you can just drop Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous for more disruptions. Crusadia could be an interesting pairing as well, since any Crusadia monster can become Crusadia Magius, and Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous can serve as an extender to trigger it.

While it's probably not a competitive idea, it's certainly cool to see that level of splashability in a newer theme. Even Magical Musketeers could work with Dogmatika! Summoning Magical Musketeer Max, then dropping Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous toward the end of the turn sounds pretty cool to me.

When I first sat down to read the Dogmatika cards, I was actually pretty uninterested. But by the end of my research I was hooked. The level of flexibility, utility, and random synergies make the marquis theme of Rise of the Duelist one of the coolest to hit tables this year. Hopefully we see a lot of innovation and experimentation; now's the best time to try new ideas.

Let me know over on Twitter if you've found any success with some crazy ideas of your own. I know I'll be trying some when I get my hands on these cards. Until next time!