For me, deck building is one of the most fun aspects of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Discovering new combinations and interactions is one of the most rewarding parts of playing this game for me. So when a deck gets a new piece of support, it gives me a chance to create something new and see what it does. When Ghosts From the Past released and I cracked my usual number of packs, one card caught my attention: Vampire Voivode.

Vampire Voivode was the only Zombie card released in Ghosts From the Past, but there's already a very healthy base of both Vampire and Zombie cards. So after I sorted through the GTFP cards, my first thought was, "ok, how can I put this thing to work?"

And there began my short quest to figure out what Vampire Voivode can do, and where it would best fit.

So let's look at Vampire Voivode. It's a Level 8 Dark Zombie with 2800 ATK and 2100 DEF, and it has an on-Normal Summon effect to Special Summon two monsters from your opponent's graveyard, whisking them away to your field. It's also got a negation effect that applies to monsters with the same name as a card in the graveyard, and an effect to revive itself from the graveyard.

So first up, because it has the word "Vampire" in its name, Vampire Voivode benefits from all of the Vampire support cards – which incidentally also unlocks all of the Zombie support cards too. In testing, its negation effect came up more often than you'd think, and the Special Summon effect came up almost never.

Vampire support comes in the form of cards like Vampire Sorcerer, which can search for Vampire Voivode when it's destroyed by an opponent's card – which includes battle. It also has a graveyard effect that lets you Normal Summon a Vampire without tributing. As a Vampire, you can also search Vampire Voivode with the effect of Vampire Familiar. And if you're using Vampire's Domain, you can use your additional Normal Summon on Vampire Voivode. Through a sequence of actions involving fielding both Vampire Familiar and Vampire Retainer – which is the Vampire searcher for spells and traps – you can drop Vampire Voivode without needing monsters on the field first.

Being a Zombie gives Vampire Voivode a huge amount of support. Vampire Sucker can tribute the opponent's Zombie monsters for the tribute Summon of Vampire Voivode, providing a Kaiju-like out to problematic monsters (assuming your opponent lets you field the Zombie Sucker in the first place, and something like Zombie World is making all of your opponent's monsters Zombies.)

You can include Zombie classics like Mezuki to revive it from the graveyard; Gozuki or Uni-Zombie to send it from the Deck to the graveyard; and Book of Life to revive it from the graveyard, banish a monster from the opponent's graveyard at the same time, and perhaps more importantly, Special Summon Vampire Voivode with any of the Eldlixir cards if you already control Eldlich the Golden Lord.

The Normal Summon effect bringing back two monsters from your opponent's graveyard in Defense Position with their effects negated, gives you monsters to use for a Link Summon, or even a Synchro Summon if you revived a monster like Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. But regardless of what you Special Summoned, those monsters can be Xyz Material for the Xyz Summon of Dhampir Vampire Sheridan, which, if you're using a monster owned by the opponent for its Xyz Summon, you treat that monster as a Level 6; convenient for a Rank 6 Xyz.

So using Vampire Voivode and making Dhampir Vampire Sheridan results in 5400 total ATKm plus a Dhampir Vampire Sheridan effect, which is non-destruction removal and another revival. By the way, none of Dhampir Vampire Sheridan effects, including its Xyz Summon, are hard once per turns. If you can field a second monster from your opponent's graveyard after you revive something with your first Dhampir Vampire Sheridan, you can make a second Dhampir Vampire Sheridan, send something else to the graveyard, and have 8000 ATK on the field.

Being a Level 8 monster, Vampire Voivode works with Trade-In too, which you could also run if your deck includes Doomking Balerdroch. Or if you're feeling extra spicy, Kasha.

Decks You Can Play Vampire Voivode In

As mentioned before, Vampire Voivode fits well into a dedicated Vampire Deck, setting up an 8000 ATK turn if you have an additional revival effect to follow it up. Vampire Voivode can also go into any general Zombie deck, especially ones that use the Shiranui Solitaire / Uni-Zombie suite of monsters. If you ignore the Zombie and Vampire synergies, you can probably splash this into any deck that can field two monsters and make Vampire Voivode your Normal Summon without any special tricks, like Vampire Sorcerer or Vampire Sucker. That gives you a Vampire Voivode and a single Dhampir Vampire Sheridan which also sends an opponent's card to the graveyard.

From my short time testing this in Remote Duels, Vampire Voivode could easily find a home in the Side Decks of Eldlich strategies. It's the easiest fit, and can force Dragon Link into some awkward lines of play. As an example, one of my Dragon Link opponents had to bounce Vampire Voivode with Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres because if he bounced anything else, Vampire Voivode would negate Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres graveyard effect to Special Summon a Dragon from the deck.

My opponent also prioritized banishing his own graveyard with cards like Chaos Dragon Levianeer and Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon to clear his own graveyard, trying to blank Vampire Voivode negation effect… although thinking about it now, I could've used Vampire Voivode negation on effect on the Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon, couldn't I? (This is why I judged for 10 years…)

With Eldlich's ability to Special Summon any Zombie monster with an Eldlixir spell or trap if you already control Eldlich the Golden Lord, and Eldlich the Golden Lord own graveyard effect, Vampire Voivode a solid option. It isn't as much of a brick as you might think if you happen to draw it. Special Summoning Vampire Voivode from the hand with Eldlich the Golden Lord effect is a good choice in the mirror since its original ATK is more than the Eldlich the Golden Lord, making it a prime choice for attacking over your opponent's Eldlich the Golden Lord even if it's at 3500 ATK.

So… with all that out of the way, I'm going to present two decks. The first is my preliminary attempt at a build, avoid some of the bigger, more expensive cards. The second build just goes all out: RIP your wallet. Please keep in mind that this deck can go in a lot of different directions, so don't be afraid to make your own changes!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Joe's Wallet-Friendly Zombie Deck by Joe Frankino

'Joe's Wallet-Friendly Zombie Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Market Price: $432.89

Cards

Glow-Up Bloom

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If this card is sent to the GY: You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 Level 5 or higher Zombie monster from your Deck to your hand, or, if "Zombie World" is in a Field Zone, you can Special Summon it from your Deck instead, also, in either case, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except Zombie monsters. You can only use this effect of "Glow-Up Bloom" once 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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Dhampir Vampire Sheridan

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2+ Level 6 monsters

If you use a monster(s), with a Level, that is owned by your opponent for the Xyz Summon of this card, treat it as Level 6. Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; send it to the GY. Once per turn, if a Monster Card(s) is sent from the field to your opponent's GY by a card effect, or a monster is destroyed by battle and sent to your opponent's GY: You can detach 1 material from this card; Special Summon 1 of those monsters to your field in Defense Position.

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Eldlich the Golden Lord

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

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Mezuki

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You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 Zombie monster in your GY; Special Summon that target.

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Vampire Voivode

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If this card is Normal Summoned: You target up to 2 monsters in your opponent's GY; Special Summon them to your field in Defense Position, but their effects are negated. When a monster effect is activated, if a monster with the same name is in any GY (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation. If a Monster Card(s) is Special Summoned from your opponent's GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Tribute 2 monsters; Special Summon this card from your GY. You can only use each effect of "Vampire Voivode" once per turn.

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Huaquero of the Golden Land

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

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Doomking Balerdroch

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During the Standby Phase, if a face-up card is in a Field Zone and this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card in Defense Position. You can only use this effect of "Doomking Balerdroch" once per turn. Once per Chain, when a Zombie monster, except "Doomking Balerdroch", activates its effect (except during the Damage Step) (Quick Effect): You can apply 1 of these effects (but you cannot apply that same effect of "Doomking Balerdroch" again this turn).
• Negate that effect. • Banish 1 monster from the field or GY.

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Gozuki

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During your Main Phase: You can send 1 Zombie monster from your Deck to the GY. If this card is sent to the GY: You can banish 1 Zombie monster from your GY, except "Gozuki"; Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from your hand. You can only use each effect of "Gozuki" once per turn.

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Necroworld Banshee

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"Zombie World" in the Field Zone cannot be destroyed by card effects, also neither player can target it with card effects. (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your field or GY; activate 1 "Zombie World" directly from your hand or Deck. You can only use this effect of "Necroworld Banshee" once per turn.

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Dark Grepher

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by discarding 1 Level 5 or higher DARK monster. Once per turn: You can discard 1 DARK monster; send 1 DARK monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Link Spider

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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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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Guardian of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 8/ATK 800/DEF 2500) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can make the ATK of 1 face-up monster on the field become 0. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Guardian of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Conquistador of the Golden Land

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

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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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Zombie World

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All monsters on the field and in any Graveyard become Zombie-Type monsters. Neither player can Tribute Summon monsters, except Zombie-Type monsters.

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Accesscode Talker

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2+ Effect Monsters

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

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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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Dark Ruler No More

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Negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls, until the end of this turn, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent takes no damage. Neither player can activate monster effects in response to this card's activation.

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Eldlixir of Black Awakening

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

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Target 1 monster your opponent controls; until the End Phase, take control of that target, but it cannot declare an attack or be Tributed.

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Crimson Knight Vampire Bram

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2 Level 5 Zombie monsters

You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon that target to field, but only that monster can attack for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Crimson Knight Vampire Bram" once per turn. Once per turn, during the Standby Phase of the next turn after this card you controlled was destroyed by your opponent's card and sent to your GY: Special Summon this card in Defense Position.

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Eldlixir of White Destiny

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

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

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Cursed Eldland

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

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

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Vampire Sucker

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2 Zombie monsters

If you would Tribute a monster(s) for a Tribute Summon, you can Tribute a Zombie monster(s) your opponent controls, even though you do not control them. You can only use each of the following effects of "Vampire Sucker" once per turn.
• You can target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your opponent's field in Defense Position, but it becomes a Zombie monster.
• If a Zombie monster(s) is Special Summoned from either GY: Draw 1 card.

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Knightmare Cerberus

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2 monsters with different names

If this card is Link Summoned: You can discard 1 card, then target 1 Special Summoned monster in your opponent's Main Monster Zone; 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 Cerberus" once per turn. Your co-linked monsters cannot be destroyed by card effects.

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I'm using Guardian of the Golden Land to make it easier to Link Summon Vampire Sucker, or Xyz Summon Crimson Knight Vampire Bram. Its on-field effect is sometimes relevant, but you'll generally use it for Link and Xyz Material. Your version may not want to prioritize Vampire Sucker or Crimson Knight Vampire Barm, so the Guardian may be a pass for you. A lot of my Extra Deck doesn't feel optimal yet, as the Main Deck went through lots of revisions and the Extra Deck was only considered after the fact.

Previous versions of this deck that used the Shiranui Solitaire / Uni-Zombie combo with Vampire Familiar and Vampire Retainer also included Trishula, Zero Dragon of the Ice Barrier and Trishua, Dragon of the Ice Barrier in the Extra Deck. The deck also used Vampire's Desire to dump monsters from the deck to the graveyard for Level fixing, and reviving Zombies. It's a good line if you can set it up, but doing quick math on the fly to make Levels add up to 11 or 9 isn't my strong suit.

If you have access to everything you could want, your build might look like this instead:

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Joe’s Optimized Zombie Deck by Joe Frankino

'Joe’s Optimized Zombie Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Joe Frankino

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Advanced

Market Price: $894.21

Cards

Cursed Eldland

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

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

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Doomking Balerdroch

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During the Standby Phase, if a face-up card is in a Field Zone and this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card in Defense Position. You can only use this effect of "Doomking Balerdroch" once per turn. Once per Chain, when a Zombie monster, except "Doomking Balerdroch", activates its effect (except during the Damage Step) (Quick Effect): You can apply 1 of these effects (but you cannot apply that same effect of "Doomking Balerdroch" again this turn).
• Negate that effect. • Banish 1 monster from the field or GY.

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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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Guardian of the Golden Land

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Special Summon this card as a Normal Monster (Zombie/LIGHT/Level 8/ATK 800/DEF 2500) (this card is also still a Trap), then, if you control "Eldlich the Golden Lord", you can make the ATK of 1 face-up monster on the field become 0. During the End Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Set 1 "Eldlixir" Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. You can only use 1 "Guardian of the Golden Land" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Conquistador of the Golden Land

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

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Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine

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

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Huaquero of the Golden Land

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

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Dhampir Vampire Sheridan

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2+ Level 6 monsters

If you use a monster(s), with a Level, that is owned by your opponent for the Xyz Summon of this card, treat it as Level 6. Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 card your opponent controls; send it to the GY. Once per turn, if a Monster Card(s) is sent from the field to your opponent's GY by a card effect, or a monster is destroyed by battle and sent to your opponent's GY: You can detach 1 material from this card; Special Summon 1 of those monsters to your field in Defense Position.

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Accesscode Talker

Market Price: $135.63

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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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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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Shiranui Shogunsaga

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1 Zombie-Type Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Zombie-Type monsters

If this card is Special Summoned: You can banish 1 Zombie-Type monster from your Graveyard; this card gains ATK equal to the banished monster's original ATK, until the end of this turn. If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished Zombie-Type monsters with 0 DEF; return it to the Graveyard. You can only Special Summon "Shiranui Shogunsaga(s)" once per turn.

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Vampire Voivode

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If this card is Normal Summoned: You target up to 2 monsters in your opponent's GY; Special Summon them to your field in Defense Position, but their effects are negated. When a monster effect is activated, if a monster with the same name is in any GY (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation. If a Monster Card(s) is Special Summoned from your opponent's GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Tribute 2 monsters; Special Summon this card from your GY. You can only use each effect of "Vampire Voivode" once per turn.

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Glow-Up Bloom

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If this card is sent to the GY: You can banish this card from your GY; add 1 Level 5 or higher Zombie monster from your Deck to your hand, or, if "Zombie World" is in a Field Zone, you can Special Summon it from your Deck instead, also, in either case, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except Zombie monsters. You can only use this effect of "Glow-Up Bloom" once per turn.

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Crimson Knight Vampire Bram

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2 Level 5 Zombie monsters

You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon that target to field, but only that monster can attack for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Crimson Knight Vampire Bram" once per turn. Once per turn, during the Standby Phase of the next turn after this card you controlled was destroyed by your opponent's card and sent to your GY: Special Summon this card in Defense Position.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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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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PSY-Framelord Omega

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can banish both this face-up card from the field and 1 random card from your opponent's hand, face-up, until your next Standby Phase. Once per turn, during your opponent's Standby Phase: You can target 1 banished card; return it to the GY. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 other card in the GY; shuffle both that card and this card from the GY into the Deck.

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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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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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Link Spider

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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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Vampire Sucker

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2 Zombie monsters

If you would Tribute a monster(s) for a Tribute Summon, you can Tribute a Zombie monster(s) your opponent controls, even though you do not control them. You can only use each of the following effects of "Vampire Sucker" once per turn.
• You can target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your opponent's field in Defense Position, but it becomes a Zombie monster.
• If a Zombie monster(s) is Special Summoned from either GY: Draw 1 card.

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Shiranui Solitaire

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You can Tribute 1 Zombie-Type monster; Special Summon 1 Zombie-Type Tuner with 0 DEF from your Deck. If this card is banished: You can target 1 of your banished "Shiranui" monsters, except "Shiranui Solitaire", or up to 2 instead if "Shiranui Style Synthesis" is on the field; Special Summon them. You can only use each effect of "Shiranui Solitaire" once per turn.

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Uni-Zombie

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You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; discard 1 card, and if you do, increase that target's Level by 1. You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; monsters you control cannot attack for the rest of this turn, except Zombie-Type monsters, also send 1 Zombie-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, and if you do, increase that target's Level by 1. You can only use each effect of "Uni-Zombie" once per turn.

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Eldlixir of Black Awakening

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

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Ice Dragon's Prison

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Target 1 monster in your opponent's GY; Special Summon it to your field, but its effects are negated, then, you can banish 1 monster from both players' fields that have the same Type as each other. You can only activate 1 "Ice Dragon's Prison" per turn.

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Zombie World

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All monsters on the field and in any Graveyard become Zombie-Type monsters. Neither player can Tribute Summon monsters, except Zombie-Type monsters.

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Necroworld Banshee

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"Zombie World" in the Field Zone cannot be destroyed by card effects, also neither player can target it with card effects. (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your field or GY; activate 1 "Zombie World" directly from your hand or Deck. You can only use this effect of "Necroworld Banshee" once per turn.

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Eldlich the Golden Lord

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

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Mind Control

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Target 1 monster your opponent controls; until the End Phase, take control of that target, but it cannot declare an attack or be Tributed.

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If you have Ice Dragon's Prison, they should 100% go in this deck. The value of banishing your opponent's key monsters is obvious, but Special Summoning an opposing monster is an extra bonus if you just need a material for Dhampir Vampire Sheridan. And of course, if you have Zombie World out, Ice Dragon's Prison can remove literally whatever you want without having to worry about matching types.

I didn't include Triple Tactics Talent in this final version; in testing, I found I could never activate it when I had it. Forcing out a monster effect during my Main Phase was not something this deck was able to do reliably. You might have better luck! Because this deck can Synchro Summon Level 8s, and because it's easy to lock yourself into Zombies, you have to include the one-of Shiranui Shogunsaga as an option. If your opponent isn't expecting it, you can hit for a lot of damage with just a Uni-Zombie and a level 5 Golden Land trap.

I'll always say to give new cards a look since you might stumble across something you like. Don't be afraid to try new things!