There was a time when Machinas were downright unfair.

Thanks to Machina Fortress and Machina Gearframe, Machinas made an immediate impact when they first appeared in the Machina Mayhem Structure Deck way back in 2010, and its influence in tournaments stretched over the next several years. Machina bounced between a meta deck and a tough rogue pick thanks largely to the splashability and the high-for-its time power level of Fortress; not only did it have an insanely easy summoning condition, but it took down your opponent when it fell, in battle or not. At a time when small, flexible engines weren't the norm, Machinas occupied a unique role.

Oh, how times have changed…

Whether it's the Machina Gadget deck or Karakuri Machina Plants of the early 2010s, or even more recent builds like Bobby Kenny's Top 16 finish at the UDS Invitational in 2019, Machina Fortress and Machina Gearframe were solid picks that either brought more power to an existing deck, or acted as a centrepiece anchoring a strategy all on their own.

And it turns out, getting a few more cards makes the Machina deck really good.

Structure Decks Can Be The Meta
When Machina Mayhem first dropped, you could count the number of actual "useful" Machina cards on the fingers of one hand. Now in 2020, the Mechanized Mayhem Strructure Deck introduced a staggering seven new Machina cards, makibng the Machina theme something to contend with. And that's not all: a few more Machina cards are coming our way soon.

I know it's been a crazy few months, but remember Shaddoll Showdown? You could mash-up another strategy with Shaddolls, and the Invoked Shadoll deck ended up being wildly popular last format. But even on their own, three Structure Decks by themselves made a pretty amazing 40-card deck, that even came with the building blocks of a solid 15-card Extra Deck.

If you're not familiar with the new Machina cards, most of them are different forms of search power or Special Summoning to support other Machina, culminating in the new boss monster Machina Citadel. Machina Gearframe searches a Machina from your deck, Machina Air Raider Summons a Machina from your deck, and Machina Overdrive recycles fallen Machina. But the main feature is definitely the Citadel, which blows up everything your opponent has on the board. It literally weaponizes other monsters into little shrapnel bombs and then physically chucks them at your opponent, which is pretty killer flavor-wise.

Mechanized Mayhem mirrors Shaddolls in terms of in-house functionality, but with no Machina Extra Deck, building a budget Machina deck with only three copies of the sealed product is pretty straightforward. You want to flood the field with Machina monsters, try for an OTK, and use Machina Citadel as much as you can.

With the goal of building to a budget in mind, check out this first Machina deck. It works a bit with the Extra Deck to keep you running on all cylinders, but there's nothing here that'll threaten your future kid's college fund.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas' Budget Machines by Loukas Peterson

'Loukas' Budget Machines' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Loukas Peterson

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Market Price: $75.88

Cards

Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe

Market Price: $7.62

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3 Level 11 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe" by using 1 Rank 10 Machine Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; it gains 2000 ATK/DEF, also for the rest of this turn, you can only declare an attack with this card. During each Battle Phase, this card can make attacks on monsters up to the number of Xyz Materials it has +1.

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Machina Cannon

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Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending one or more Machine-Type monsters from your hand to the Graveyard. This card gains 800 ATK for each card sent to the Graveyard for this Special Summon.

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Machina Fortress

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You can discard Machine monster(s) whose total Levels equal 8 or more, then Special Summon this card (from your hand or GY). If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the GY: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Before resolving an opponent's monster effect that targets this face-up card, look at your opponent's hand and discard 1 card from their hand.

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Machina Redeployment

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Activate 1 of these effects.

• Discard 1 card; add 2 "Machina" monsters with different names from each other from your Deck to your hand.
• Discard 1 "Machina" card; add 2 "Machina" cards with different names from each other from your Deck to your hand, except "Machina Redeployment".
You can only activate 1 "Machina Redeployment" per turn.

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Naturia Beast

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1 EARTH Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner EARTH monsters 

During either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can send the top 2 cards of your Deck to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.

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Iron Draw

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If you control exactly 2 Machine Effect Monsters and no other monsters: Draw 2 cards. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you can only Special Summon once. You can only activate 1 "Iron Draw" per turn.

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Double Headed Anger Knuckle

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2 Machine monsters

Cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Double Headed Anger Knuckle" per turn, and only once that turn.
• During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can send 1 monster from your hand or field to the GY, then target 1 Level 10 Machine monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but negate its effects.
• If this card is in your GY: You can send 1 card from your hand or field to the GY; Special Summon this card.

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Limiter Removal

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Double the ATK of all face-up Machine-Type monsters you control, until the end of this turn. During the End Phase, destroy all monsters that were affected by this effect.

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Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; this turn, its effects are negated, but it is unaffected by other card effects.

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Deskbot 001

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

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Heavy Freight Train Derricrane

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If an EARTH Machine-Type monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, but its original ATK and DEF become halved. You can only use this effect of "Heavy Freight Train Derricrane" once per turn. If this card is detached from an Xyz Monster and sent to the Graveyard to activate that monster's effect: You can target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it.

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Pot of Desires

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Banish 10 cards from the top of your Deck, face-down; draw 2 cards. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Desires" per turn.

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Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X "Bureido"

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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, when the battle position of a face-up "Karakuri" monster you control is changed, draw 1 card.

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Abyss Dweller

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2 Level 4 monsters

While this card has an Xyz Material attached that was originally WATER, all WATER monsters you control gain 500 ATK. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; any card effects that activate in your opponent's Graveyard cannot be activated this turn.

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Knightmare Phoenix

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it, then, if this card was co-linked when this effect was activated, you can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Knightmare Phoenix" once per turn. Co-linked monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle.

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Machina Gearframe

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Machina" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Machina Gearframe". Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 Machine 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.

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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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Scrap Dragon

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can target 1 card you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them. When this card in your possession is destroyed by your opponent's card and sent to your GY: Target 1 non-Synchro "Scrap" monster in your GY; Special Summon that target.

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Machina Overdrive

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Target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon 1 "Machina" monster with a different name from your hand or Deck, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 3 of your Machine monsters that are banished and/or in your GY; shuffle them into your Deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use 1 "Machina Overdrive" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Machina Irradiator

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You can discard 1 other "Machina" monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. You can target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon from your GY, 1 "Machina" monster with a different name and an equal or lower Level than that monster, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can only use each effect of "Machina Irradiator" once per turn.

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Ancient Gear Ballista

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2 EARTH Machine monsters

If this card is Link Summoned: You can add 1 "Ancient Gear" monster or 1 "Geartown" from your Deck to your hand. You can target 1 Spell/Trap you control and 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that card you control, and if you do, change that opponent's monster's ATK/DEF to 0 until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Ancient Gear Ballista" once per turn.

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Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector

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2 Level 8 monsters // Once per turn: You can declare 1 card name; excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is the declared card, add it to your hand. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. If a card is sent from your Deck to the Graveyard by a card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 card on the field; place that target on either the top or bottom of the Deck. You can only use this effect of "Alsei, the Sylvan High Protector" once per turn.

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Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max

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2 Level 10 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

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Machina Peacekeeper

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When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the GY: You can add 1 Union monster from your Deck to your hand. Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 Machine 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.

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Qliphort Genius

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2 Machine monsters

This Link Summoned card is unaffected by Spell/Trap effects and the activated effects of other Link Monsters. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up card on each player's field, except this card; both those cards have their effects negated until the end of this turn. When 2 monsters are Special Summoned at the same time to the zones this card points to: You can add 1 Level 5 or higher Machine monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Ancient Gear Box

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If this card is added from the Deck or Graveyard to your hand, except by drawing it: You can add 1 EARTH Machine-Type monster with 500 ATK and/or DEF from your Deck to your hand, except "Ancient Gear Box". You can only use this effect of "Ancient Gear Box" once per turn.

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Machina Possesstorage

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 "Machina" monster in your GY, except "Machina Possesstorage"; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. You can target 1 other "Machina" monster you control and 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; return them to the hand. You can only use each effect of "Machina Possesstorage" once per turn.

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Armory Arm

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters // Once per turn, you can equip this card to a monster OR unequip it to Special Summon this card in face-up Attack Position. While equipped to a monster by this effect, that monster gains 1000 ATK. When the equipped

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Machina Air Raider

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You can discard 1 other "Machina" monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon from your Deck, 1 "Machina" monster with a different name and an equal or lower Level than that monster, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can only use each effect of "Machina Air Raider" once per turn.

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Machina Citadel

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Machine monster you control; destroy that Machine monster and all monsters your opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to it. If a face-up EARTH Machine monster(s) you control, except "Machina Citadel", is destroyed by battle or card effect while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use each effect of "Machina Citadel" once per turn.

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Solemn Strike

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When a monster(s) would be Special Summoned, OR a monster effect is activated: Pay 1500 LP; negate the Summon or activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

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Akashic Magician

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2 monsters with the same Type, except Tokens

You can only Link Summon "Akashic Magician(s)" once per turn. If this card is Link Summoned: Return all monsters this card points to to the hand. Once per turn: You can declare 1 card name; excavate cards from the top of your Deck, equal to the total Link Rating of the Link Monsters co-linked to this card, then if you excavated any copies of the declared card, add them to your hand, also send the remaining cards to the GY.

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Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card or effect is activated on the field: You can negate that effect, and if you do, attach that card to this card as Xyz Material. When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation. If a face-up Xyz Monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; it gains ATK equal to 1 of those destroyed monster's original ATK.

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Machina Megaform

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You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Machina" monster from your hand or Deck, except "Machina Megaform". If a face-up "Machina Fortress" you control is sent to your Graveyard while this card is in your Graveyard (except during the Damage Step): You can banish that "Machina Fortress" from the Graveyard; Special Summon this card. You can only use 1 "Machina Megaform" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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While I tried to keep everything as cheap as possible, some cards in this build DO cost more than a quarter. But those cards are all pretty common across a wide array of decks, and thanks to their various reprints I can still call Pot of Desires, Knightmare Phoenix, and Naturia Beast "budget". If you've been playing for more than a month or you have… like, friends?... chances are you have those cards already.

Virtually every budget Machina deck you'll see focuses on Machina Citadel and that's it. But with the help of a few extra cards and choosing to go second, you can make this Machina variant cheap, versatile, and good, and you can probably do it without dropping cash on any extra cards. If you're a Machina skeptic this is a great way to give the theme a try.

For starters, this version does everything that cheap Machina decks do but with a little added flair. Machina Cannon, Machina Fortress, Machina Irradiator, and Machina Air Raider all require you to throw away extra monsters to hit the field, so with Iron Draw, Pot of Desires and the extra card economy of going second, you'll have those extra cards you need to power your monsters along, whether you need to attack or make a Rank 8.

In terms of good Normal Summons, keeping Deskbot 003 from the Structure Deck keeps you out of the trap of total reliance on Machina Gearframe, even though it's searchable by Machina Redeployment. Summon Deskbot 003, Special Summon Deskbot 001 and make Ancient Gear Ballista. Ballista searches Ancient Gear Box which searches Machina Peacekeeper, giving you more fodder in your hand to summon your bigger Machina Monsters.

A Few Good Cards Make All The Difference
I want to reiterate that this deck can do all the cheap OTK Machina stuff, but the Extra Deck rounds out your strategy to deal with cards that a single Machina Citadel can't. The aforementioned Ancient Gear Ballista turns the strongest monsters into 0 ATK weaklings, but you have other options for both aggressive and defensive surges that won't break the bank either. Consider this combo of Deskbot 003 and Machina Redeployment.

-Activate Machina Redeployment to search Machina Fortress and Machina Gearframe

-Normal Summon Deskbot 003 and Special Summon Deskbot 001

-Special Summon Machina Fortress from your hand, sending Machina Megaform to the graveyard in the process

-Synchro Summon Karakuri Steel Shogun MDL 00X "Bureido" and Special Summon Karakuri Barrel MDL 96 "Shinkuro" from your deck. Get back Machina Megaform back from your graveyard

-Synchro Summon Naturia Beast with Deskbot 003 and Karakuri Barrel MDL 96 "Shinkuro"

-Tribute Machina Megaform to summon Machina Citadel from your deck

If you were forced to go first, then Naturia Beast stops spells and you have a way to blow up your opponent's monsters. But consider the other low-cost options that Multiply your range of plays. Factor in Scrap Dragon and you can destroy your opponent's cards while reviving your Citadel, or shuffle around the order of plays and you can make a Rank 8 instead.

Heck, even some weirder cards like Armory Arm and Akashic Magician come in handy. One makes your OTKs that much easier emanating from a single Deskbot 003, and the other is generic monster removal when all you have is leftover Machines. Good stuff.

Budget Isn't Always An Issue
I'm not saying every deck list is the same, but pretty much every non-budget competitive version of Machina I've seen boils down to a single card: that's Number 97: Draglubion. I'm not discounting it, but it's a huge commitment of Extra Deck space that really brings little to the discussion.

The non-budget version's great because the deck generates Rank 8s extremely easily and OTKs your opponent, but there's no one standard for the deck moving forward. If you really want to focus on Number 97: Draglubion that's fine, but there's more to life than summoning a field-clearing Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon or Number 100: Numeron Dragon, all "nearly infinite ATK" aside.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Loukas' Non-Budget Machinas by Loukas Peterson

'Loukas' Non-Budget Machinas' - 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: $206.44

Cards

Abyss Dweller

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2 Level 4 monsters

While this card has an Xyz Material attached that was originally WATER, all WATER monsters you control gain 500 ATK. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; any card effects that activate in your opponent's Graveyard cannot be activated this turn.

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Machina Fortress

Market Price: $0.24

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You can discard Machine monster(s) whose total Levels equal 8 or more, then Special Summon this card (from your hand or GY). If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the GY: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Before resolving an opponent's monster effect that targets this face-up card, look at your opponent's hand and discard 1 card from their hand.

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Number 97: Draglubion

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2 Level 8 monsters

Your opponent cannot target this card with card effects. You can detach 1 material from this card; take 2 Dragon "Number" monsters with different names from your Extra Deck and/or GY, except "Number 97: Draglubion", Special Summon 1 of them and attach the other to it as material, also for the rest of this turn you cannot Special Summon other monsters, or declare an attack, except with that Special Summoned monster. You can only use this effect of "Number 97: Draglubion" once per turn.

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Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy

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2 Level 8 monsters

Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card or effect is activated on the field: You can negate that effect, and if you do, attach that card to this card as Xyz Material. When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; change the attack target to this card and perform damage calculation. If a face-up Xyz Monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; it gains ATK equal to 1 of those destroyed monster's original ATK.

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Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord

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2 Level 8 monsters

If this card has a "Photon" card as Xyz Material, it cannot be destroyed by card effects. You can only use each of the following effects of "Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord" once per turn.
• When your opponent activates a monster effect (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; negate the effect, then, if the detached material was a "Galaxy" card, destroy that card.
• During your opponent’s turn (Quick Effect): You can take 1 "Photon" or "Galaxy" card from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or attach it to this card as material.

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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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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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Machina Possesstorage

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 "Machina" monster in your GY, except "Machina Possesstorage"; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but it cannot activate its effects this turn. You can target 1 other "Machina" monster you control and 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; return them to the hand. You can only use each effect of "Machina Possesstorage" once per turn.

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Machina Overdrive

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Target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon 1 "Machina" monster with a different name from your hand or Deck, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 3 of your Machine monsters that are banished and/or in your GY; shuffle them into your Deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use 1 "Machina Overdrive" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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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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Revolving Switchyard

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If a Level 10 EARTH Machine-Type monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can activate this effect; your opponent takes no battle damage for the rest of this turn (even if this card leaves the field), also you Special Summon 1 Level 4 EARTH Machine-Type monster with 1800 or more ATK from your Deck, and if you do, it becomes Level 10. You can send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard; add 1 Level 10 EARTH Machine-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Revolving Switchyard" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Machina Air Raider

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You can discard 1 other "Machina" monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon from your Deck, 1 "Machina" monster with a different name and an equal or lower Level than that monster, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can only use each effect of "Machina Air Raider" once per turn.

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Borrelsword Dragon

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3+ Effect Monsters

Cannot be destroyed by battle. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Attack Position monster; change it to Defense Position, also, this card can make a second attack during each Battle Phase this turn. Your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to this effect's activation. Once per turn, when this card declares an attack on a face-up monster: You can activate this effect; until the end of this turn, this card gains ATK equal to half that monster's current ATK, and if it does, that monster's current ATK is halved.

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Machina Citadel

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by a card effect. (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Machine monster you control; destroy that Machine monster and all monsters your opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to it. If a face-up EARTH Machine monster(s) you control, except "Machina Citadel", is destroyed by battle or card effect while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use each effect of "Machina Citadel" once per turn.

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Heavy Freight Train Derricrane

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If an EARTH Machine-Type monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, but its original ATK and DEF become halved. You can only use this effect of "Heavy Freight Train Derricrane" once per turn. If this card is detached from an Xyz Monster and sent to the Graveyard to activate that monster's effect: You can target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it.

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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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Number 100: Numeron Dragon

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2 "Number" Xyz Monsters with the same name and Rank

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; this card gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters currently on the field x 1000, until the end of your opponent's turn. When this card is destroyed by card effect: You can destroy as many monsters on the field as possible (min. 1), then each player Sets 1 Spell/Trap Card from their Graveyard to their field. When an opponent's monster declares an attack while this card is in your Graveyard and you have no cards in your hand or field: You can Special Summon this card.

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Super Express Bullet Train

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Cannot declare an attack unless you send 2 other cards you control to the GY. You can only use each of these effects of "Super Express Bullet Train" once per turn.

• If all monsters you control are EARTH Machines (min. 1): You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
• During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can target 1 Machine monster in your GY, except "Super Express Bullet Train"; add it to your hand.

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Machina Irradiator

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You can discard 1 other "Machina" monster; Special Summon this card from your hand. You can target 1 Machine monster you control; Special Summon from your GY, 1 "Machina" monster with a different name and an equal or lower Level than that monster, and if you do, destroy that targeted monster. You can only use each effect of "Machina Irradiator" once per turn.

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Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe

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3 Level 11 monsters

Once per turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe" by using 1 Rank 10 Machine Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; it gains 2000 ATK/DEF, also for the rest of this turn, you can only declare an attack with this card. During each Battle Phase, this card can make attacks on monsters up to the number of Xyz Materials it has +1.

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Ruffian Railcar

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Once per turn: You can inflict 500 damage to your opponent. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase the turn you activate this effect. During the End Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard because it was sent there this turn: You can add 1 Level 10 EARTH Machine-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Ruffian Railcar" once per turn.

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Urgent Schedule

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower and 1 Level 5 or higher EARTH Machine monsters from your Deck in Defense Position, but negate their effects. You cannot declare attacks the turn you activate this card, except with Machine monsters. If this Set card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 Level 10 Machine monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Urgent Schedule" once per turn.

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Machina Redeployment

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Activate 1 of these effects.

• Discard 1 card; add 2 "Machina" monsters with different names from each other from your Deck to your hand.
• Discard 1 "Machina" card; add 2 "Machina" cards with different names from each other from your Deck to your hand, except "Machina Redeployment".
You can only activate 1 "Machina Redeployment" per turn.

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Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend

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1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters

This card's name becomes "Red Dragon Archfiend" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard. Once per turn: You can destroy as many Special Summoned Effect Monsters on the field as possible with ATK less than or equal to this card's (other than this card), then inflict 500 damage to your opponent for each monster destroyed.

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Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon

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3 Level 9 monsters // Cannot be destroyed by battle. Your opponent takes any Battle Damage you would have taken from battles involving this card. During your opponent's End Phase: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; banish all cards that your opponent Normal Summoned, Special Summoned, or Set this turn. If this card is destroyed while it has an Xyz Material: You can Special Summon it from the Graveyard. When you do: It gains 1000 ATK for each card currently banished.

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Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede

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If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 EARTH Machine monster in your GY, except "Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede"; Special Summon it in Defense Position, but negate its effects. You can target 1 other face-up monster you control; the Level of that monster or this card becomes the Level of the other. You cannot declare attacks the turn you activate this effect, except with Xyz Monsters. You can only use each effect of "Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede" once per turn.

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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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Machina Cannon

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Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by sending one or more Machine-Type monsters from your hand to the Graveyard. This card gains 800 ATK for each card sent to the Graveyard for this Special Summon.

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Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max

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2 Level 10 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

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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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Machina Gearframe

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When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Machina" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Machina Gearframe". Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 Machine 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.

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Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher

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If this card is in your hand or GY (Quick Effect): You can banish 8 cards from the top of your Deck face-down; Special Summon this card. You can banish 3 cards from your Extra Deck face-down, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; destroy it. You can only use 1 "Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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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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Knightmare Phoenix

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it, then, if this card was co-linked when this effect was activated, you can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Knightmare Phoenix" once per turn. Co-linked monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle.

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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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If you hadn't considered it, Revolving Switchyard and Urgent Schedule are absolutely insane in Machina decks. Urgent Schedule summons two Machines for free, and with Ruffian Railcar and Super Express Bullet Train they're the gifts that keep on giving. Revolving Switchyard is a slower version of that, but it either fields free monsters or searches the Level 10s that you need. As long as they don't make your deck less consistent, having more options really raises the ceiling on your plays.

I'm all about versatility, and adding a handful of Train cards takes things way beyond the limitations of Rank 8s and Machina Citadel alone. I've noticed that many Machina decks tend to run out of steam since you're always discarding cards to summon things like Machina Irradiator and Machina Air Raider, so having consistent ways to get to "starter" cards that also offer recursion is a huge blessing.

Consider Machina Citadel with a Revolving Switchyard on your field. Summon the Citadel and you'll Special Summon Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede, reviving a Machine from your graveyard. Revolving Switchyard just turned a standard play into a Rank 4, a Rank 10, or a Link Monster, and next turn you'll garner even more of an advantage.

Sadly, Machinas will pretty much crumble if they're forced to go first and you lose Machina Redeployment to an Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. It's not always correct to play in fear of a possible counter but you should always have a Plan B, so keep that in mind.

Easy Combos? Check
With Urgent Schedule, a Train-flavored Machina deck works better going second, but there are still plenty of ways to make amazing boards on your first turn. You'll notice that while Scrap Recycler comes in the Structure Deck, I excluded it from the budget version because Scrap Golem's more than chump change and chances are you probably don't have one laying around. That said, consider this combo with it, starting with Scrap Recycler, Machina Redeployment, and Urgent Schedule:

-Normal Summon Scrap Recycler and load your graveyard with Machina Citadel

-Activate Machina Redeployment to search Machina Irradiator and Machina Possesstorage, then discard Machina Possesstorage to Summon Machina Irradiator from your hand

-Use Machina Irradiator's effect, target itself and Special Summon Possesstorage from your graveyard. That will also summon Machina Citadel and Machina Irradiator from your graveyard

-Set Urgent Schedule, then Link Summon Scrap Wyvern with Scrap Recycler and Possesstorage. You'll summon Scrap Recycler back, but destroy it and Special Summon Scrap Golem from your deck to destroy your set Urgent Schedule

-Urgent Schedule triggers and lets you search Heavy Freight Train Derricrane

-Use Scrap Golem and summon the Scrap Recycler back from your graveyard, bringing out Heavy Freight Train Derricrane from your hand. Load your graveyard with Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher with Scrap Recycler

-Link Summon Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess with Scrap Golem, Scrap Recycler, Heavy Freight Train Derricrane, and Scrap Wyvern

-Summon Gizmek Orochi and use it to Xyz Summon Number 97: Draglubion, Use its effect to Special Summon Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy

The combo doesn't need Urgent Schedule, but I wanted to highlight that even going first, it's not a dead card thanks to Scrap Wyvern. It's well worth playing if you're willing to commit to a pricier build.

Other Non-Budget Negates
You may have noticed that most of the good Machina monsters are Level 4, Level 8 or Level 10, but Machina Fortress sticks out at Level 7. As in the above combo you can make Level 8 Synchros easily, but in the non-budget list, Scrap Recycler's gives you access to even more cards.

I really like Jet Synchron, probably too much for the average person, but it lets you summon out Borreload Savage Dragon mid-combo for an added Level of negation after you've used Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess in combos like that last one up there. Keep in mind, opening with any Machina cards plus Machina Redeployment multiplies your combo options.

Because Jet Synchron and Machina Fortress can both be sent to the graveyard with Scrap Recycler, and you can summon either of them by discarding a high Level Machine, adding a sneaky Borreload Savage Dragon is seamless in your overall strategy. I know the hype's around Rank 8s and Machina Citadel clearing the way, but don't forget about that extra push your deck's capable of, budget or otherwise.

Just remember: beat your opponents before they beat you.

-Loukas Peterson