I don't know about you guys, but I love legacy support — and I especially love it when it's based on some of my favorite deck themes. It almost always comes in a form that I least expect. 

Last year, Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon came out as a Fusion monster for both the Dark Magician and Red-Eyes themes. Dragoon was one of those cards that nobody really wanted to come to the TCG, but we all knew would eventually. The same is the case for the newest piece of legacy support to come in Burst of Destiny: Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer. Check out what it does.

That...is a super strong effect. While it isn't as powerful or as game-ending as Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon was last year, Destroyer Phoenix is still crazy strong. Unlike Dragoon, Destroyer Phoenix can be destroyed by card effects, and can also be targeted. In fact, that's the main strategy behind the card.

How to Beat Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer

The main idea before Destroyer Phoenix's effect is that it keeps coming back from the graveyard. While the card's effect can target other Destiny HERO monsters in the graveyard to be reborn in the next Standby Phase, you'll typically only bring the Phoenix back to abuse the effect in the next turn. 

Since Destroyer Phoenix has a Quick Effect to destroy cards on the field, it's important to learn the ways to play around it, as your opponent will often use the effect on the first impactful summon that you place onto the board. With that in mind, it is possible to play around Destroyer Phoenix's destructive effect. The easiest method is using some form of monster negation that you can put up without devoting resources to the field that could just be traded with it. 

Infinite Impermanence, Forbidden Droplet, and Dark Ruler No More all come to mind on cards that can be used to stop Destroyer Phoenix. Forbidden Droplet is still on the expensive side, so it's out of the question for many duelists. Another functional alternative on the slightly cheaper side is Forbidden Chalice. Chalice is super strong right nowm and is rising in popularity BECAUSE of Destroyer Phoenix, since it can be chained to the destruction effect while cards are on the field (unlike Infinite Impermanence). 

The annoying thing about dealing with Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer is that it always has the chance to come back at the next Standby Phase. So even if you destroy it, by battle it still has the chance to come back and wreak havoc on the next turn. The best way to permanently get rid of it is by banishing it from wherever it is as quickly as you can. Most decks nowadays have an out to it, although it is a Limited card: Called by the Grave. Losing the ability to stop your opponent's hand traps in exchange for getting rid of Destroyer Phoenix seems like a pretty good trade-off. If you get the chance to negate it, you can also just banish it from the field with a card like Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen

The important thing to know about Destroyer Phoenix is that its effect activates immediately upon destruction. So if for some reason your opponent forgets to declare that they're activating the effect right when it gets destroyed, you can use that to your advantage — they won't be able to revive it during the next Standby Phase. 

Called by the Grave and Sky Striker Mecha - Shark Cannon both work wonders, although anything to banish the card from the graveyard before it has the chance to come back will do the job. Tri-Brigade decks can use Called by the Grave or D.D. Crow, since it is searchable. Heck, even Adamancipators have Adamancipator Risen - Raptite as an option. All sorts of strategies have ways to deal with the card once it makes an appearance. 

The Best Strategies

Just like with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, countless decks have access to Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer. What makes Destroyer better, however, is the fact that if you draw your fusion spell, it isn't considered a brick. Fusion Destiny has a nifty little restriction to its activation that only locks you into Dark HERO monsters for the rest of the turn. Unlike Red-Eyes Fusion, which has to be the only summon you make, Fusion Destiny — if drawn — can be activated at the end of all your combos. 

Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Dark Magician normally wouldn't see play in competitive tournaments because they're both Level 7 Normal Monsters — they'd just appear in their own respective deck types. The main fusion materials that are used with Fusion Destiny are Destiny HERO - Dasher and Destiny HERO - Celestial. Both are decent when they show up in your hand, and have effects that can be used after they've hit the graveyard. 

Dasher was popular during Tele-DAD format (and if that doesn't say how old I am, I don't know what does!). When it's in the graveyard during the Draw Phase, if you draw a monster, you can reveal it to Special Summon it. That effect can only be used once while Dasher is in the graveyard. Having the ability to throw that extra monster on the board is awesome, and can help many decks in their later plays since Dasher doesn't care about the level of the monster that comes out through the effect. Celestial is also great because it gives you a free Pot of Greed style effect, and we all know what that does. 

Each deck that uses Destroyer Phoenix has a different way to abuse its effect. Sky Strikers have the ability to summon it and can use it as an extra form of spot removal. YCS Portland champion Brian Chen did that recently at my local store, taking 1st Place in one of Area 51's  Burst of Destiny case tournaments.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Sky Striker by Brian Chen

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

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Sky Striker Mecha - Shark Cannon

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If you control no monsters in your Main Monster Zones: Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; banish that monster, or, if you have 3 or more Spells in your GY, you can Special Summon that monster to your field instead, but it cannot attack.

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Sky Striker Ace - Shizuku

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1 non-WATER "Sky Striker Ace" monster

Monsters your opponent controls lose 100 ATK/DEF for each Spell in your GY. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned this turn: You can add 1 "Sky Striker" Spell from your Deck to your hand with a different name from every card in your GY. You can only Special Summon "Sky Striker Ace - Shizuku(s)" once per turn.

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Sky Striker Mecha Modules - Multirole

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Once per turn: You can target 1 other card you control; send that card to the GY, also your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to your Spell Card activations for the rest of this turn (even if this card leaves the field). (You can only gain the previous effect once per turn.) Once per turn, during the End Phase: You can Set "Sky Striker" Spells with different names from your GY, up to the number of "Sky Striker" Spell Cards you activated this turn while this card was face-up on your field, but banish them when they leave the field.

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Pot of Prosperity

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Banish 3 or 6 cards of your choice from your Extra Deck, face-down; for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, any damage your opponent takes is halved, also excavate cards from the top of your Deck equal to the number of cards banished, add 1 excavated card to your hand, place the rest on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Prosperity" per turn. You cannot draw cards by card effects the turn you activate this card.

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Artifact Scythe

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, when this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. If this card is Special Summoned during your opponent's turn: Your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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Solemn Judgment

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Pay half of your Life Points. Negate the activation of a Spell Card / Trap Card / Normal Summon / Flip Summon / Special Summon and destroy the Spell Card, Trap Card, or Summoned monster.

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Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians

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2+ monsters, including a Spellcaster monster

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

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Artifact Sanctum

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Special Summon 1 "Artifact" monster from your Deck. You can only activate 1 "Artifact Sanctum" per turn. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase the turn you activate this card. If this card in its owner's possession is destroyed by an opponent's card: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.

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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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Fusion Destiny

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck that lists a "Destiny HERO" monster as material, using monsters from your hand or Deck as Fusion Material, but destroy it during the End Phase of the next turn, also for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except DARK "HERO" monsters. You can only activate 1 "Fusion Destiny" per turn.

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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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Sky Striker Ace - Roze

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If a "Sky Striker Ace" monster(s) is Normal or Special Summoned, except "Sky Striker Ace - Roze" (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If an opponent's monster in the Extra Monster Zone is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of your card effect, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card, then you can negate the effects of 1 face-up monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Sky Striker Ace - Roze" once per turn.

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Sky Striker Mecha - Widow Anchor

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If you control no monsters in your Main Monster Zone: Target 1 face-up Effect Monster on the field; negate that face-up monster's effects until the end of this turn, then, if you have 3 or more Spells in your GY, you can take control of that monster until the End Phase.

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Terraforming

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

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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

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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Effect Veiler

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

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Cosmic Cyclone

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Pay 1000 LP, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; banish it.

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Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones

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If you control no monsters in your Main Monster Zones: Special Summon 1 "Sky Striker Ace Token" (Warrior/DARK/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) in Defense Position, which cannot be Tributed, and if you have 3 or more Spells in your GY when this effect resolves, the Token's ATK/DEF become 1500 instead.

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Sky Striker Maneuver - Afterburners!

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If you control no monsters in your Main Monster Zone: Target 1 face-up monster on the field; destroy it, then, if you have 3 or more Spells in your GY, you can destroy 1 Spell/Trap on the field.

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Reinforcement of the Army

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

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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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Ally of Justice Cycle Reader

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During either player's turn, you can discard this card to select and remove from play up to 2 LIGHT monsters from your opponent's Graveyard.

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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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Sky Striker Ace - Hayate

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1 non-WIND "Sky Striker Ace" monster

This card can attack directly. After damage calculation, if this card battled: You can send 1 "Sky Striker" card from your Deck to the GY. You can only Special Summon "Sky Striker Ace - Hayate(s)" once per turn.

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Sky Striker Ace - Kagari

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1 non-FIRE "Sky Striker Ace" monster

If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 "Sky Striker" Spell in your GY; add it to your hand. Gains 100 ATK for each Spell in your GY. You can only Special Summon "Sky Striker Ace - Kagari(s)" once per turn.

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Accesscode Talker

Market Price: $64.05

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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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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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Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!

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If you control no monsters in your Main Monster Zone: Add 1 "Sky Striker" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!", then, if you have 3 or more Spells in your GY, you can draw 1 card.

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There Can Be Only One

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Each player can only control 1 monster of each Type. If a player controls 2 or more monsters of the same Type, they must send some to the GY so they control no more than 1 monster of that Type.

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Destiny HERO - Celestial

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When this card declares an attack: You can target 1 face-up Spell your opponent controls; destroy it, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent. While you have no cards in your hand, except the turn this card was sent to the GY: You can banish this card and 1 "Destiny HERO" monster from your GY; draw 2 cards. You can only use this effect of "Destiny HERO - Celestial" once per turn.

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Sky Striker Ace - Zeke

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2 monsters, including a "Sky Striker Ace" monster

Must be Link Summoned. You can only Special Summon "Sky Striker Ace - Zeke(s)" once per turn. If this card is Link Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; banish it until your opponent's next End Phase. Once per turn: You can target 1 other card you control; this card gains 1000 ATK, then, send the targeted card to the GY.

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Sky Striker Ace - Raye

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(Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 1 "Sky Striker Ace" monster from your Extra Deck to the Extra Monster Zone. While this card is in your GY, if a face-up "Sky Striker Ace" Link Monster you control is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use each effect of "Sky Striker Ace - Raye" once per turn.

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Sky Striker Airspace - Area Zero

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You can target 1 other card you control; excavate the top 3 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated "Sky Striker" card to your hand, also shuffle the rest into the Deck, then, if you excavated a "Sky Striker" card, send the targeted card to the GY. If this card in the Field Zone is sent to the GY by a card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Sky Striker Ace" monster from your Deck. You can only use each effect of "Sky Striker Airspace - Area Zero" once per turn.

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Dinowrestler Pankratops

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If your opponent controls more monsters than you do, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn this way. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 "Dinowrestler" monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Dinowrestler Pankratops" once per turn.

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Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer

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1 Level 6 or higher "HERO" monster + 1 "Destiny HERO" monster

Monsters your opponent controls lose 200 ATK for each "HERO" card in your GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer" once per turn. (Quick Effect): You can destroy both 1 card you control and 1 card on the field. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can activate this effect; Special Summon 1 "Destiny HERO" monster from your GY during the Standby Phase of the next turn.

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Destiny HERO - Dasher

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Once per turn, by Tributing 1 monster, this card gains 1000 ATK until the end of this turn. If this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. While this card is in the Graveyard, one time only, when you draw a Monster Card during your Draw Phase you can show it to your opponent and Special Summon it.

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Sky Striker Ace - Kaina

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1 non-EARTH "Sky Striker Ace" monster

If this card is Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; it cannot attack until the end of your opponent's turn. Each time you activate a "Sky Striker" Spell Card, or its effect, gain 100 LP immediately after the card or effect resolves. You can only Special Summon "Sky Striker Ace - Kaina(s)" once per turn.

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The whole strategy behind Chen's deck was to abuse Destroyer Phoenix as much as possible with its recursion and disruption effects. Luckily, that's what Sky Striker is well known for! Getting to wipe cards from the opponent's board, set up recursion, and also clear out your Main Monster Zone to turn on Sky Striker spells is incredibly strong.

Destroyer Phoenix also gives cards that would normally be bricks the potential for use when drawn, the best example being Artifact Scythe. You can set Scythe in your Spell/Trap Zone and then pop it during your opponent's turn. Sure, you lose your chance to clear a card from your opponent's field, but you trigger the Scythe, which was previously a dead draw. This has been super popular with Phantom Knight strategies lately. One of them also made Top 4 at the same tournament that I was just mentioning, losing to Chen in the semi-finals. Here's the deck Sam Formato played to the Top 4.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Phantom Knights by Sam Formato

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

Created By: Sam Formato

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Market Price: $1014.13

Cards

Artifact Dagda

Market Price: $7.90

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2 monsters with different names

When the effect of another card on the field is activated (Quick Effect): You can Set 1 "Artifact" monster from your hand or Deck to your Spell & Trap Zone as a Spell, but destroy it during your opponent's next End Phase. During your opponent's turn, if this Link Summoned card is destroyed: You can Special Summon 1 "Artifact" monster from your GY in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of "Artifact Dagda" once per turn.

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Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk

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2 Level 4 monsters
You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control; equip this monster you control to that target. It gains 1200 ATK. You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 card in your opponent's Graveyard; banish that target. You can use this effect of "Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk" up to twice per turn.

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Psychic Tracker

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If you control a Level 3 monster other than "Psychic Tracker", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Defense Position. You can only Special Summon "Psychic Tracker" once per turn this way. A Synchro Monster that used this card as material gains 600 ATK.

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Leviair the Sea Dragon

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2 Level 3 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 banished Level 4 or lower monster; Special Summon that target to your field.

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Crossout Designator

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Declare 1 card name; banish 1 of that declared card from your Main Deck, and if you do, negate its effects, as well as the activated effects and effects on the field of cards with the same original name, until the end of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Crossout Designator" 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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Reinforcement of the Army

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

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Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 Level 3 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your hand, but its effects are negated.

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Fusion Destiny

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck that lists a "Destiny HERO" monster as material, using monsters from your hand or Deck as Fusion Material, but destroy it during the End Phase of the next turn, also for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters, except DARK "HERO" monsters. You can only activate 1 "Fusion Destiny" per turn.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

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

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Phantom Knights' Wing

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Target 1 face-up monster on the field; it gains 500 ATK, also the first time that target would be destroyed by battle or card effect this turn, it is not destroyed. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "The Phantom Knights" monster in your GY; Special Summon it, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of "Phantom Knights' Wing" once per turn.

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Link Spider

Market Price: $2.81

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1 Normal Monster

Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from your hand to your zone this card points to.

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Psychic Wheeleder

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If you control a Level 3 monster other than "Psychic Wheeleder", you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) in Defense Position. You can only Special Summon "Psychic Wheeleder" once per turn this way. If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can target 1 monster on the field with less ATK than the Synchro Monster that used this card as material; destroy it. You can only use this effect of "Psychic Wheeleder" once per turn.

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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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The Phantom Knights of Ragged Gloves

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A DARK Xyz Monster that was Summoned using this card on the field as Xyz Material gains this effect.

• If it is Xyz Summoned: It gains 1000 ATK.
You can banish this card from your GY; send 1 "Phantom Knights" card from your Deck to the GY. You can only use each effect of "The Phantom Knights of Ragged Gloves" once per turn.

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Tour Guide From the Underworld

Market Price: $2.30

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When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 3 Fiend-Type monster from your hand or Deck. Its effects are negated, and it cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster.

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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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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Knightmare Unicorn

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2+ monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 card on the field; return it to the Deck, 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 Unicorn" once per turn. While any co-linked "Knightmare" monsters are on the field, for your normal draw in your Draw Phase, draw 1 card for each different card name among those co-linked "Knightmare" monsters, instead of drawing just 1 card.

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Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring

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

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

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Kagemucha Knight

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When you Normal Summon a Level 3 monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. Cannot be used as Synchro Material.

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Destiny HERO - Dasher

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Once per turn, by Tributing 1 monster, this card gains 1000 ATK until the end of this turn. If this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. While this card is in the Graveyard, one time only, when you draw a Monster Card during your Draw Phase you can show it to your opponent and Special Summon it.

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Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss

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2 Level 3 monsters

Monsters this card points to cannot be destroyed by card effects. If this card would be destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect, you can send 1 other card you control to the GY instead. You can send 1 Level 3 monster from your Deck to the GY, then target 1 "Burning Abyss" monster on the field; it gains ATK/DEF equal to the ATK/DEF of the monster sent to the GY, until the end of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss" once per turn.

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The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche

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2+ DARK monsters

During your Main Phase: You can send 1 "The Phantom Knights" monster from your Deck to the GY, then Set 1 "Phantom Knights" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck to your Spell & Trap Zone. If a DARK Xyz Monster(s) is Special Summoned to a zone(s) this card points to, while this monster is on the field (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only use each effect of "The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche" once per turn. Cannot be used as Link Material.

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The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak

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If this card is in Attack Position: You can target 1 DARK monster on the field; change this card to Defense Position, and if you do, that monster gains 800 ATK/DEF until the end of your opponent's turn. You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 "The Phantom Knights" card from your Deck to your hand, except "The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak". You can only use each effect of "The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak" once per turn.

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Artifact Lancea

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, if this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. During your opponent's turn: You can Tribute this card from your hand or face-up from your side of the field; neither player can banish cards for the rest of this turn. (this is a Quick Effect).

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Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 "Burning Abyss" monster in your Graveyard, except "Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss"; Special Summon it.

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The Phantom Knights of Stained Greaves

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If a "The Phantom Knights" monster(s) is Special Summoned to your field (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, then you can increase the Level of this card by 1. You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 "The Phantom Knights" monster from your hand, except "The Phantom Knights of Stained Greaves", then you can increase its Level by 1. You can only use each effect of "The Phantom Knights of Stained Greaves" once per turn.

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The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales

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You can discard 1 card; send 1 "Phantom Knights" card from your Deck to the GY, except "The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales". If another "Phantom Knights" card in your GY is banished, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales" once per turn.

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Destiny HERO - Celestial

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When this card declares an attack: You can target 1 face-up Spell your opponent controls; destroy it, and if you do, inflict 500 damage to your opponent. While you have no cards in your hand, except the turn this card was sent to the GY: You can banish this card and 1 "Destiny HERO" monster from your GY; draw 2 cards. You can only use this effect of "Destiny HERO - Celestial" 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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The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine

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Special Summon this card in Defense Position as a Normal Monster (Warrior/DARK/Level 4/ATK 0/DEF 300). (This card is NOT treated as a Trap.) If you have no Traps in your GY, you can activate this card the turn it was Set. You can only activate 1 "The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine" 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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Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer

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1 Level 6 or higher "HERO" monster + 1 "Destiny HERO" monster

Monsters your opponent controls lose 200 ATK for each "HERO" card in your GY. You can only use each of the following effects of "Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer" once per turn. (Quick Effect): You can destroy both 1 card you control and 1 card on the field. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can activate this effect; Special Summon 1 "Destiny HERO" monster from your GY during the Standby Phase of the next turn.

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Emergency Teleport

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Special Summon 1 Level 3 or lower Psychic-Type monster from your hand or Deck, but banish it during the End Phase of this turn.

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Phantom Knights' Fog Blade

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Activate this card by targeting 1 Effect Monster on the field; negate that face-up monster's effects, that face-up monster cannot attack, also monsters cannot target that face-up monster for attacks. When it leaves the field, destroy this card. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "The Phantom Knights" monster in your GY; Special Summon it, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of "Phantom Knights' Fog Blade" once per turn.

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Downerd Magician

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2 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters

During your Main Phase 2, you can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 3 or lower Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If this card attacked or was attacked, after damage calculation: Detach 1 Xyz Material from this card.

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Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your Deck, except "Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss".

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Cosmic Cyclone

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Pay 1000 LP, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; banish it.

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Droll & Lock Bird

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If your opponent adds a card(s) from their Deck to their hand, except during the Draw Phase, you can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard. For the rest of this turn, neither player can add card(s) from their Deck to their hand. (Drawing cards is also considered as "adding a card to the hand".)

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The Phantom Knights of Break Sword

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2 Level 3 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 card you control and 1 card your opponent controls; destroy them. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed: You can target 2 "The Phantom Knights" monsters with the same Level in your GY; Special Summon them and increase their Levels by 1, also you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except DARK monsters.

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

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2 Level 12 monsters

Once per turn, if an Xyz Monster battled this turn, you can also Xyz Summon "Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder" by using 1 Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; send all other cards from the field to the GY. Once per turn, if another card(s) you control is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect: You can attach 1 card from your hand, Deck, or Extra Deck to this card as material.

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Artifact Scythe

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You can Set this card from your hand to your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Spell Card. During your opponent's turn, when this Set card in the Spell & Trap Card Zone is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard: Special Summon it. If this card is Special Summoned during your opponent's turn: Your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn.

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The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots

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If you control a "The Phantom Knights" monster, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots" once per turn this way. You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 "Phantom Knights" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots" once per turn.

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Summoning Artifact Dagda is incredibly easy, and Dagda's effect can chain directly to Destroyer Phoenix. Set Scythe on your opponent's turn and immediately destroy it! That was Formato's main strategy with this deck, as it allowed him to shut down his opponent's players more than Phantom Knight decks have in the past. 

Similar to Chen's Sky Striker deck, Formato's deck not only abuses Destroyer Phoenix, but also has built-in ways to counter it. Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk is extremely powerful. Once Phoenix has been baited out earlier in the turn, it can be banished, along with the Celestial, to keep your opponent from getting the Pot of Greed effect on their next turn. 

Since Predaplant Verte Anaconda didn't get hit on the last F&L List, we need to adapt to the new format and everything that Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer brings with it. Remote Duel Regionals have started up, and people are getting ready for the upcoming YCS in December and January. 

For those flying out to Denver this weekend for the Rocky Mountain Collectibles Charity Case tournaments, I'll see you there! I can't wait for my first big in-person event since the pandemic hit. It is sure to be loads of fun and some awesome competition! If you're going, hopefully you can use some of this information to help you beat down any Destroyer Phoenix decks you encounter!