Genesis Impact drops Friday, and like previous "deck builder" packs before it, the set introduces three new themes, each bringing something fresh to the game. If you remember sets like The Secret Forces, Dark Saviors, or The Secret Slayers, then you'll know that new themes in sets like these can often become the next deck-to-beat. Sometimes it might take a while for those new strategies to click, but when they do, these sets have a history of shaping formats.

Today we're going to take a look at Drytrons, the new Machine-based Ritual deck. With very unique cards, the Drytron playstyle brings a whole new perspective to Ritual Summoning, and how we think of Ritual decks. Drytrons are flexible and pair with lots of other themes, so I think they can really change up the way we play with Ritual Monsters moving forward.

Decks that play Ritual Monsters largely prioritize searching for the necessary combo pieces for their Ritual Summon, and Rituals have been getting constant support over the years. The mechanic's similar to Fusion Summoning, requiring a spell card to get things started. Using the Ritual Spell, you'll need tributes that add up to the same Level as the Ritual Monster you want to bring into play. Historically, it's usually been a 3-card investment.

Three-card combos don't sound too appealing to most competitive players. But over the years, R&D's really tried to design new and stronger Ritual support cards so that it doesn't feel so complicated, or at least so over-invested. From cards like Ritual Raven that fulfil an entire tribute, to Advanced Ritual Art so you can send the tributes from your deck, there's a clear awareness that Rituals - as they were first conceived - were just too costly and overly complex for competition.

Nekroz broke that mold when it debuted in 2015, in The Secret Forces: it was a game-breaking deck that ruled Yu-Gi-Oh for over a year, remaining competitive to this day.

Nekroz had everything that makes Ritual Summoning fun! From cheating tributes from your Extra Deck and potentially summoning multiple Rituals with Nekroz Kaleidoscope, to reviving Ritual Monsters with Nekroz Cycle, the Nekroz theme bent the rules of Ritual Summoning as we knew them. Not to mention that each spell had a graveyard effect to search for another Ritual Spell to follow up when your board was cleared. The Nekroz theme's immense search power really established a lot of the groundwork for how Rituals would be seen going forward.

There were other unique Ritual decks with their own quirks, too. Shinobirds is a "Spirit" Ritual deck. Gishki's Ritual Monsters always came back to the hand because of Gishki Aquamirror. Megaliths are Ritual Monsters with effects to Ritual Summon themselves, or other Ritual Monsters. And Impcantations were designed to be really good Ritual support, more than a standalone deck.

Then there are older decks like Relinquished, Herald of Perfection, and Demise, King of Armageddon. They played to the more traditional style of Ritual Summoning, but they each saw updates with legacy support throughout the years, and they all got an immense boost when Pre-Preparation of Rites was released. Heralds in particular work really well with Cyber Angels, since Cyber Angel Benten can search for any Fairy in the game when it's tributed.

So where does Drytron fit in? Well, I think you can say they're sort of like Impcantations, but better. They support Ritual Summoning as a whole, while also having a strong theme-stamped boss monster all their own.

Now enough of my rant about Rituals. Let's take a look at the new cards!

What Do Drytrons Do?

We'll start with the non-Ritual monsters, the minions. They're all Level 1 Light Machines, each with 2000 ATK! But they can't be Normal Summoned or set. Instead, you have to Special Summon them with the effect of a Drytron card.

Each of the Level 1 monsters can be Special Summoned from your hand or graveyard by tributing another Drytron or any Ritual Monster from your hand or field. Unfortunately, this effect Special Summons those monsters in defense mode, keeping their 2000 ATK in check. Their attack points are still important for a different reason which we'll get to later.

Along with their Special Summon effect, each Level 1 Drytron offers a unique benefit.

One you use any of these effects, you can't Special Summon any other monster that can be Normal Summoned or set for the turn. This condition's unique to this theme and it's a real challenge to build a deck that works around it, when you're trying to figure out how to create combos. The condition doesn't stop you from Special Summoning from the Extra Deck like Impcantations do, but it stops you from Special Summoning Main Deck monsters unless their effect text reads, "This card cannot be Normal Summoned/Set."

Next up are the Drytron spells and traps.

Drytron Fafnir is a Field Spell, and on activation it searches your deck for any other Drytron spell or trap. While it's on the field, the activation and the activated effects of your Ritual Spells cannot be negated. It's very similar to Magical Meltdown. If another monster's Normal or Special Summoned while you control a Drytron monster, you can reduce that monster's Level by 1 for the rest of this turn, for every 1000 attack points it has.

So Drytron Fafnir searches for another card, it protects your spells from being negated, and it can disrupt certain combos that involve Levels! That's really good! It's probably my favorite card in the theme. Sadly, it doesn't come in Collector's Rare.

Meteonis Drytron is a unique Ritual Spell that doesn't tribute monsters according to their Level, instead tributing Machine-types with total ATK that equals or exceeds the ATK of the Ritual Monster you want to summon. That's why all the minions' attack points are so high.

Using Meteonis Drytron and sacrificing one Drytron monster lets you Ritual Summon anything with 2000 or less ATK! Tribute two Drytrons and you can Ritual Summon anything with 4000 attack or less, and so forth!

The other benefit to using this spell is that you can Ritual Summon the Ritual Monster from your hand or your graveyard! It reminds me of Nekroz Cycle, and it means that whatever Ritual Monsters you offer as tribute will often become your next summons with Meteonis Drytron.

The second effect kicks in when Meteonis Drytron is in the graveyard and you control a Drytron Monster: you can lower your Drytron's ATK by 1000 to return Meteonis Drytron to your hand. This graveyard effect is once-per-turn, but the effect to Ritual Summon isn't! So not only does Meteonis Drytron revive Ritual Monsters, you can recycle it and keep using it. The Drytron monsters are loaded with revival abilities, so your followups are very clear: just bring back the Drytrons so that you can get a benefit, then retrieve Meteonis Drytron to Ritual Summon something from your graveyard.

Drytron Nova another spell you can search with Drytron Fafnir. It lets you special summon a Drytron minion directly from your deck, destroying the monster at the end of the turn if you don't do anything with it. Unlike Quick Launch and Emergency Teleport, Drytron Nova a once-per-turn card. And it also sticks you with the condition of only Special Summoning monsters you can't Normal Summon or Set.

If you can search for any of the minions you can eventually search for the pieces to your Ritual Summon. If you want that minionn to hit the graveyard immediately, you can just use it to Link Summon a Linkuriboh or use another Drytron to sacrifice it from the field.

Next up, some utility cards that are also searchable with Drytron Fafnir. Drytron Eclipse lets you get back a Drytron from your graveyard, and next turn you can banish it to boost your Drytron's attack by another 2000 points.

Drytron Eclipse seems very redundant because the Drytrons can already revive themselves. The Ritual Spell can also Ritual Summon Drytrons from the graveyard anyways, so Drytro Eclipse probably isn't important.

Drytron Asterism is a Quick-Play Spell that destroys a face-up monster your opponent controls by lowering the ATK of your Drytrons or Ritual Monsters. This type of removal card isn't bad, because it's also a form of interruption. But you need to have a body on board to play it, so it might be too situational.

Drytron Meteor Shower is a searchable Counter Trap. While you control a Ritual Monster and your opponent attempts to Normal or Special Summon, you can negate the summon with Drytron Meteor Shower and shuffle it back to the deck! That may seem very strong, but it can conflict with other Ritual support card like Extra-Foolish Burial to send Herald of the Arc Light.

Finally, the boss monsters. Drytrons have two of them, one being very strong against a board of monsters while the other is almost unbeatable by backrow. Both of them have 4000 ATK! That means you can either Ritual Summon them using two of the Level 1s, or use their 4000 attack points to Ritual Summon anything else.

Your opponent can't target Drytron Meteonis Draconids with monster effects. If the total Levels of the monsters used for its Ritual Summon are 2 or less, Drytron Meteonis Draconids can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls once each.

During your opponent's turn, as a Quick Effect, you can also banish monsters from your graveyard with combined attack points equaling exactly 2000 ATK or 4000 ATK, then target one face-up card your opponent controls for every 2000 ATK of that total. You'll send those targets to the graveyard, and the effect's once-per-turn.

Your opponent can't target Drytron Meteonis Quadrantids with spell or trap cards, or effects. Quadrantids has multiple once-per-turn effects: if the total Levels of monsters used for Drytron Meteonis Quadrantids Ritual Summon were 2 or less, you can destroy all of your opponent's spells and traps. If it's Ritual Summoned and destroyed, you can Special Summon Drytrons from your graveyard with a combined ATK of exactly 4000 (except Drytron Meteonis Quadrantids).

Their effects really say it all. One is like Ultimate Conductor Tyranno and wants to attack all of your opponent's monsters, while the other's basically Harpie's Feather Duster. One is untargetable by monsters, so it's immune to cards like Zoodiac Drident, while the other is untargetable by Spells or Traps. Drytron Meteonis Draconids can also banish face-up cards for every minion you remove from your graveyard during your opponent's turn, while Drytron Meteonis Quadrantids revives minions if it's destroyed.

They're polar opposites, but if I had to pick one, Drytron Meteonis Draconids is probably better since it can do more damage, as well as offering disruption.

How Do They Play?

Like I said before, the Drytrons are more of an engine to search for your Ritual pieces and help you summon Ritual Monsters, moreso than a standalone deck. The Drytron cards all need another Drytron or a Ritual Monster to summon themselves, so you'll want to see multiple Drytrons in your hand. Luckily, their typing and the fact that so many of them are Level 1 makes them very searchable with cards like Cyber Emergency, Where Arf Thou? and Jack-In-The-Hand.

As a sidenote: if you're planning to play Drytrons in Remote Duels, be sure to ask your T.O. or judge and see if you're allowed to play with Jack-In-The-Hand. It's one of the few cards that gives a card directly to the opponent's hand, similar to the list of cards that "should not be used" in the Remote Duel Best Practices Guide, such as Lullaby of Obedience and Exchange.

But the point is, each of the Drytrons are super searchable with around six kinds of cards which you'll see in my list. And that's good, because the hands you want to build require multiples of them. You can't do anything big if you only open with just one Drytron, and no second Drytron or Cyber Angel Benten.

After you get the minions onto the field you'll have a Ritual Monster fetched with Drytron Alpha Thuban and a Ritual Spell from Drytron Zeta Aldhibah. From there you can Ritual Summon with Meteonis Drytron! That's the simple way to play the deck. There are definitely more fun and more optimal ways to use the cards.

It took me a while to figure this deck out, and even now I don't think I've found the best way to play it. Drytrons are so good for so many Ritual strategies, that the Drytron engine's potential is only limited by its condition restricting your Special Summons. It will take time for someone to figure out the "best" way to play these cards, but this is what I've seen and tested so far.

Currently I believe that Herald of Perfection with Cyber Angel Benten is one of the strongest Ritual Strategies, chiefly because of cards like Pre-Preparation of Rites and Preparation of Rites. Cyber Ange Benten search effect is just amazing, especially when the Drytron minions need to tribute a Ritual Monster sometimes to summon themselves. Tributing multiple Cyber Angel Benten means you're able to get multiple Drytrons on board. Without the Cyber Angel Benten you'd only have one or two Drytrons on board because you'd have to sacrifice the ones on the field to summon more. So tributing Cyber Angel Benten to search for itself is very helpful.

I wrote an article about Vanity's Ruler turbo a while back, because in Yu-Gi-Oh, searching out a negate and a floodgate is super strong in my eyes. So with Drytrons, I plan to do it again.

Sadly you can't play Drytron cards with Impcantations because their conditions conflict with one other. I do miss Impcantation Chalislime ability to fetch either a Ritual Monster search with Impcantation Talismandra or a Ritual Spell search with Impcantation Candoll. But with the number of ways to get to Drytron Zeta Aldhibah or Drytron Alpha Thuban, I think it's still a pretty consistent strategy.

Here's my list that I've been running so far.

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Drytron Alpha Thuban

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Alpha Thuban" once per turn.

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Zeta Aldhibah" once per turn.

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY.

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2 or more Level 1 monsters

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"Dark Magician" + "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" or 1 Dragon Effect Monster

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Drytron Meteonis Draconids

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Meteonis Drytron". Your opponent cannot target this card with monster effects. If the total Levels of monsters used for its Ritual Summon are 2 or less, this card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls once each. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can banish monsters from your GY whose combined ATK equals exactly 2000 or 4000, then target 1 face-up card your opponent controls for every 2000 ATK of the total; send that card(s) to the GY. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Meteonis Draconids" once per turn.

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster with 2000 ATK from your GY, except "Drytron Gamma Eltanin". You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Gamma Eltanin" once per turn.

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Downerd Magician

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2 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters 

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Striker Dragon

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1 Level 4 or lower Dragon monster

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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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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "White Dragon Wyverburster" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Black Dragon Collapserpent" from your Deck to your hand.

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Black Dragon Collapserpent

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT monster from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only Special Summon "Black Dragon Collapserpent" once per turn this way. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "White Dragon Wyverburster" from your Deck to your hand.

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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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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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Pre-Preparation of Rites

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Add 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand, and add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck or GY to your hand whose name is listed on that Ritual Spell. You can only activate 1 "Pre-Preparation of Rites" per turn.

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Red-Eyes Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster that lists a "Red-Eyes" monster as Material from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand, Deck, or field as Fusion Materials, and if you do, its name becomes "Red-Eyes B. Dragon". You cannot Normal or Special Summon other monsters the turn you activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" per turn.

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Drytron Fafnir

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Drytron" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, except "Drytron Fafnir". The activation and the activated effects of Ritual Spell Cards cannot be negated. Once per turn, if a monster is Normal or Special Summoned face-up while you control a "Drytron" monster (except during the Damage Step): You can reduce that monster's Level by 1 per 1000 of its current ATK (min. Level 1) for the rest of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Fafnir" per turn.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Cyber Angel Benten

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". If this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original DEF in the GY. If this card is Tributed: You can add 1 LIGHT Fairy monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Knightmare Phoenix

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2+ monsters with different names

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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

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2 Level 12 monsters

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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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Where Arf Thou?

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If you control a face-up Level 1 monster: Add 1 Leve 1 monster from your Deck to your hand. During the End Phase of this turn, take 2000 damage if you did not Normal Summon the added monster, or a card with the same name, after activating this card.

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Linkuriboh

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1 Level 1 monster

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

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Elder Entity N'tss

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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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 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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Extra-Foolish Burial

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Pay half your LP; send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY. You can only activate 1 "Extra-Foolish Burial" per turn. You cannot Set Spells/Traps during the turn you activate this card.

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Drytron Delta Altais

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell in your hand, and if you do, draw 1 card. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Delta Altais" once per turn.

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Chaos Space

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Send 1 LIGHT or DARK monster from your hand to the GY; add 1 LIGHT or DARK monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set from your Deck to your hand, with a Level from 4 to 8, and with a different Attribute than that monster. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 of your banished LIGHT or DARK monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set; place that monster on the bottom of the deck, then draw 1 card. You can only use each effects of "Chaos Space" once per turn.

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Geonator Transverser

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2 Effect Monsters

This linked card and monsters it points to cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. If this card points to 2 monsters: You can switch control of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Geonator Transverser" once per turn.

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Drytron Nova

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Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster from your Deck, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Nova" per turn. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this card.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Herald of Mirage Lights

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2 monsters with the same Type and Attribute, except Tokens

When a Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can send 1 Fairy monster from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by an opponent's card: You can add up to 2 Ritual Monsters and/or Ritual Spells with different names from your GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Herald of Mirage Lights" once per turn.

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Preparation of Rites

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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Cyber Emergency

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Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, or 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster, from your Deck to your hand. If the activation of this card in its owner's possession was negated by your opponent's card effect and sent to your GY: You can discard 1 card; add this card to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Emergency" per turn.

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Meteonis Drytron

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any Ritual Monster from your hand or GY. You must also Tribute Machine monsters from your hand or field whose total ATK equal or exceed the ATK of the Ritual Monster you Ritual Summon. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 "Drytron" monster you control; it loses exactly 1000 ATK until the end of your opponent's turn, and if it does, add this card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Meteonis Drytron" once per turn.

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Ritual Sanctuary

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You can discard 1 Spell; add 1 LIGHT Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand. You can shuffle any number of Spells from your GY into the Deck, then target 1 LIGHT Fairy monster in your GY whose Level equals the number of cards you shuffled into the Deck; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Ritual Sanctuary" once per turn.

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Red-Eyes Black Dragon

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A ferocious dragon with a deadly attack.

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Vanity's Ruler

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This card cannot be Special Summoned. Your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters.

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Herald of Perfection

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This card can only be Ritual Summoned with the Ritual Spell Card, Herald Promise. You can send 1 Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard to negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or Effect Monster's effect and destroy it.

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I personally chose to go for a 60-card build because I wanted to run Predaplant Verte Anaconda for Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. A bigger Main Deck gives you a lower chance to open up with the three cards I don't want to draw in that package, Red-Eyes Fusion, Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Dark Magician. And it works out because there are just so many cards to search for each Drytron, which in turn searches for the materials you need to Ritual Summon Herald of Perfection.

I've also included Chaos Space because I wanted the extra draw, as well Black Dragon Collapserpent and White Dragon Wyverburster for extra bodies. You can run Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon in this too, because it's searchable as a Ritual Monster and a Dark via Chaos Space. If you're lucky enough that your opponent has a monster in one of the two corresponding zones, and you have enough monsters on the field, you can even Link Summon into Geonator Transverser and use its effect to give your opponent a Drytron in defense mode. From there you can attack it with Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon for an easy 8000 damage.

The main goal is to just turbo out Vanity's Ruler and Herald of Perfection. You can do the Predaplant Verte Anaconda combo on Turn 1 if you have enough resources and want the Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon for extra negation. But you'll generally hold it as a followup, or for or when you're going second and want to make your final push. The amazing value you get from the Drytron minions lets you make Knightmare Linnks freely, and from there you can sometimes go so far as to climb into Accesscode Talker.

Since Drytrons are Level 1 you can do some other neat stuff too, like summoning Lyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale. It's really good, letting you make two direct attacks. Then in Main Phase 2, you can Xyz Summon Downerd Magician on top of it and unleash Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder for up to two board wipes!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Drytron by Jesse Kotton

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

Created By: Jesse Kotton

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Market Price: $471.96

Cards

Knightmare Unicorn

Market Price: $0.64

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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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Cyber Angel Natasha

Market Price: $2.96

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster you control; gain LP equal to half its ATK. When a Ritual Monster you control is targeted for an attack: You can negate the attack. If this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 1 other "Cyber Angel" monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 monster your opponent controls; Special Summon this card, and if you do, take control of that monster.

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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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Linkuriboh

Market Price: $0.84

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1 Level 1 monster

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

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Artifact Lancea

Market Price: $0.44

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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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Cyber Angel Benten

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". If this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original DEF in the GY. If this card is Tributed: You can add 1 LIGHT Fairy monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Knightmare Phoenix

Market Price: $0.37

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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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Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

Market Price: $64.28

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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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Drytron Zeta Aldhibah

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Zeta Aldhibah" once per turn.

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Vanity's Ruler

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This card cannot be Special Summoned. Your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters.

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Elder Entity N'tss

Market Price: $0.98

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Dawn Knight

Market Price: $3.10

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If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can send 1 LIGHT monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is sent from your Deck to the Graveyard: Target 1 LIGHT monster in your Graveyard; place that target on the top of your Deck. You can only use 1 "Dawn Knight" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Foolish Burial

Market Price: $0.34

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY.

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Herald of Orange Light

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During either player's turn, when an effect of an opponent's monster is activated: You can send this card and 1 other Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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Drytron Alpha Thuban

Market Price: $0.55

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Alpha Thuban" once per turn.

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Drytron Nova

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Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster from your Deck, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Nova" per turn. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this card.

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Drytron Gamma Eltanin

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster with 2000 ATK from your GY, except "Drytron Gamma Eltanin". You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Gamma Eltanin" once per turn.

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Meteonis Drytron

Market Price: $11.15

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any Ritual Monster from your hand or GY. You must also Tribute Machine monsters from your hand or field whose total ATK equal or exceed the ATK of the Ritual Monster you Ritual Summon. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 "Drytron" monster you control; it loses exactly 1000 ATK until the end of your opponent's turn, and if it does, add this card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Meteonis Drytron" once per turn.

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Herald of Purple Light

Market Price: $0.92

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Discard this card and another Angel type monster from your hand to Graveyard to activate the effect. Negate the activation of an opponent''s Trap card and destroy it. This effect cannot be use in your turn.

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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

Market Price: $4.52

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When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 Ritual Monster Card or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Red Reboot

Market Price: $0.19

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When your opponent activates a Trap Card: Negate the activation, and if you do, Set that card face-down, then they can Set 1 other Trap directly from their Deck. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent cannot activate Trap Cards. You can activate this card from your hand by paying half your LP.

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Cyber Dragon Nova

Market Price: $2.58

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2 Level 5 Machine monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 "Cyber Dragon" in your GY; Special Summon that target. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can banish 1 "Cyber Dragon" from your hand or face-up from your Monster Zone; this card gains 2100 ATK until the end of this turn. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by your opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Machine Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck.

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Knightmare Cerberus

Market Price: $3.15

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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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Kikinagashi Fucho

Market Price: $0.25

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2 Level 1 monsters

Unaffected by other cards' effects. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can detach 2 materials from this card; for the rest of this turn, this card cannot be destroyed by battle, also you take no battle damage from attacks involving this card.

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Accesscode Talker

Market Price: $81.56

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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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Lyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale

Market Price: $1.45

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2 or more Level 1 monsters

This card gains 200 ATK for each Xyz Material attached to it. This card can attack directly. While this card has Xyz Material, it can attack a number of times each Battle Phase, up to the number of Xyz Material attached to it. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; until the end of this turn, "Lyrilusc" monsters you control cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects, also you take no battle damage.

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Union Carrier

Market Price: $11.78

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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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Drytron Fafnir

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Drytron" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, except "Drytron Fafnir". The activation and the activated effects of Ritual Spell Cards cannot be negated. Once per turn, if a monster is Normal or Special Summoned face-up while you control a "Drytron" monster (except during the Damage Step): You can reduce that monster's Level by 1 per 1000 of its current ATK (min. Level 1) for the rest of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Fafnir" per turn.

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Nibiru, the Primal Being

Market Price: $11.00

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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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Eva

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If this card is sent to the GY: You can banish up to 2 other LIGHT Fairy monsters from your field and/or GY; add from your Deck to your hand, Level 2 or lower LIGHT Fairy monsters with different names, except "Eva", equal to the number of monsters banished this way. You can only use this effect of "Eva" once per turn.

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Twin Twisters

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Discard 1 card, then target up to 2 Spells/Traps on the field; destroy them.

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Geonator Transverser

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2 Effect Monsters

This linked card and monsters it points to cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. If this card points to 2 monsters: You can switch control of those monsters. You can only use this effect of "Geonator Transverser" once per turn.

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Drytron Delta Altais

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell in your hand, and if you do, draw 1 card. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Delta Altais" once per turn.

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Drytron Beta Rastaban

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can return 1 of your banished "Drytron" monsters to the GY. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Beta Rastaban" once per turn.

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Preparation of Rites

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

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

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Droll & Lock Bird

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If a card(s) is added from the Main Deck to your opponent's hand, except during the Draw Phase (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; for the rest of this turn, cards cannot be added from either player's Main Deck to the hand.

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Drytron Meteonis Draconids

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Meteonis Drytron". Your opponent cannot target this card with monster effects. If the total Levels of monsters used for its Ritual Summon are 2 or less, this card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls once each. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can banish monsters from your GY whose combined ATK equals exactly 2000 or 4000, then target 1 face-up card your opponent controls for every 2000 ATK of the total; send that card(s) to the GY. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Meteonis Draconids" once per turn.

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Relinquished Anima

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1 Level 1 monster, except a Token

You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to; equip that face-up monster to this card (max. 1). You can only use this effect of "Relinquished Anima" once per turn. This card gains ATK equal to that equipped monster's.

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Herald of Mirage Lights

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2 monsters with the same Type and Attribute, except Tokens

When a Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can send 1 Fairy monster from your hand to the GY; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by an opponent's card: You can add up to 2 Ritual Monsters and/or Ritual Spells with different names from your GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Herald of Mirage Lights" once per turn.

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Cyber Emergency

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Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, or 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster, from your Deck to your hand. If the activation of this card in its owner's possession was negated by your opponent's card effect and sent to your GY: You can discard 1 card; add this card to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Emergency" per 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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Jesse Kotton came 2nd Place at the Luxury Champion Series this past weekend with a very solid 40-card build of Drytrons. It sort of played like a Vanity's Ruler turbo build, but it skipped Herald of Perfection in favor of more hand traps. It was a very interesting take on the deck, and I feel like it was different from what many players were expecting; I know most of my play group was more invested in Crystron Halqifibrax combos.

My build was focused on building a hand filled with combo pieces, so that I'd always give myself a chance to play. But since hand traps are so good against other combo decks, maybe the more condensed 40-card build is the way to go, as Jesse demonstrated.

More Ways To Play Drytrons

As I alluded to a moment ago, one of the more popular approaches to this deck involves Crystron Halqifibrax. Even though you're locked into Special Summoning monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned or set, you can still Normal Summon a Tuner and use Crystron Halqifibrax to Special Summon out PSY-Framegear Gamma.

Up until last week you'd normally go from there into a Linkross combo. But now you'll need extra Level 1 Drytrons to keep the PSY-Framegear Gamma for another step of the combo. Using Crystron Halqifibrax and another Drytron, you'll climb into Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon and use its effect to spawn three Level 3 tokens. With PSY-Framegear Gamma serving as a Level 2 Tuner, all you need is another Level 1 Drytron to make True King of All Calamities.

Tune PSY-Framegear Gamma with two Level 3 tokens and a Drytron to Sychro Summon the Level 9 Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys and draw three cards! From there you can just contact Fusion into Trishula, the Dragon of Icy Imprisonment by banishing the Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon, the leftover token and another monster you don't need. That's two Level 9s for a True King of All Calamities and some free draws!

The combo's a bit situational because it does need another Drytron minion mid-way through a couple of the steps, but this would be a great way to make True King of All Calamities in a Drytron deck in the post-Linkross era.

Another cool way to play Drytrons is with Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord. Summoning it on your first turn skips your opponent's first Main Phase on their following turn! That forces them to go from their Standby Phase straight into their Battle Phase.

Yacine showcases a combo that does just that with Megalith cards, in this build.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Yacine's Drytron Megalith Deck by Yacine Sahli

'Yacine's Drytron Megalith Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

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When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 Ritual Monster Card or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Megalith Och

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You can Ritual Summon this card with a "Megalith" card. If this card is Ritual Summoned: You can draw 1 card, then discard 1 card. During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can activate this effect; Ritual Summon 1 Ritual Monster from your hand, by Tributing monsters from your hand or field, including this card on your field, whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the Ritual Monster. You can only use this effect of "Megalith Och" once per turn.

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Meteonis Drytron

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This card can be used to Ritual Summon any Ritual Monster from your hand or GY. You must also Tribute Machine monsters from your hand or field whose total ATK equal or exceed the ATK of the Ritual Monster you Ritual Summon. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 "Drytron" monster you control; it loses exactly 1000 ATK until the end of your opponent's turn, and if it does, add this card to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Meteonis Drytron" once per turn.

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Cyber Angel Benten

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Machine Angel Ritual". If this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the GY: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original DEF in the GY. If this card is Tributed: You can add 1 LIGHT Fairy monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Drytron Gamma Eltanin

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster with 2000 ATK from your GY, except "Drytron Gamma Eltanin". You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Gamma Eltanin" once per turn.

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Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon

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2+ Machine monsters

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

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Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Amorphous Persona". If this card is Ritual Summoned: Your opponent skips their next Main Phase 1. Negate the effects of face-up Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters while they are on the field. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Dracoverlord" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord".

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Preparation of Rites

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Add to your hand 1 Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster Card from your Deck. Then you can add to your hand 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard.

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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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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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Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal

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2 Level 6 monsters / You can also Xyz Summon this card by sending 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your hand to the Graveyard, then using 1 "Dante" monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If Summoned this way, the following effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; send 1 card from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card in your possession is destroyed by your opponent's card (by battle or card effect) and sent to your Graveyard: You can Special Summon 1 "Burning Abyss" monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Cyber Dragon Nova

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2 Level 5 Machine monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 "Cyber Dragon" in your GY; Special Summon that target. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can banish 1 "Cyber Dragon" from your hand or face-up from your Monster Zone; this card gains 2100 ATK until the end of this turn. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by your opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Machine Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck.

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Megalith Ophiel

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You can Ritual Summon this card with a "Megalith" card. If this card is Ritual Summoned: You can add 1 "Megalith" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Megalith Ophiel". During your Main Phase: You can activate this effect; Ritual Summon 1 Ritual Monster from your hand, by Tributing monsters from your hand or field, including this card on your field, whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the Ritual Monster. You can only use this effect of "Megalith Ophiel" once per turn.

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Soul of Purity and Light

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This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1 WATER monster in your Graveyard from play. During each of your opponent's Standby Phases, you can change the battle position of 1 of your opponent's face-up Monster Cards. Once changed, the monster must remain in this position for the rest of the turn.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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Herald of the Arc Light

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1 Tuner + 1+ non-Tuner monsters

Any monster sent from the hand or Main Deck to the GY is banished instead. When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand.

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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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Cyber Emergency

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Add 1 LIGHT Machine monster that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, or 1 "Cyber Dragon" monster, from your Deck to your hand. If the activation of this card in its owner's possession was negated by your opponent's card effect and sent to your GY: You can discard 1 card; add this card to your hand. You can only activate 1 "Cyber Emergency" per turn.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY.

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Constellar Ptolemy M7

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2 Level 6 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a "Constellar" Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material, other than "Constellar Ptolemy M7". (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If you do, its effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 monster on the field or in either player's Graveyard; return that target to the hand.

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Megalith Bethor

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You can Ritual Summon this card with a "Megalith" card. You can discard this card; Ritual Summon 1 "Megalith" Ritual Monster from your hand, by Tributing monsters from your hand or field whose total Levels equal or exceed its Level. If this card is Ritual Summoned: You can target cards your opponent controls, up to the number of Ritual Monsters with different names in your GY; destroy them. You can only use each effect of "Megalith Bethor" once per turn.

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Elder Entity N'tss

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Thunder of Ruler

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You can only activate this card during your opponent''s Standby Phase. During the turn this card is activated, your opponent cannot perform his/her Battle Phase.

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Drytron Fafnir

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When this card is activated: You can add 1 "Drytron" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, except "Drytron Fafnir". The activation and the activated effects of Ritual Spell Cards cannot be negated. Once per turn, if a monster is Normal or Special Summoned face-up while you control a "Drytron" monster (except during the Damage Step): You can reduce that monster's Level by 1 per 1000 of its current ATK (min. Level 1) for the rest of this turn. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Fafnir" per turn.

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Drytron Zeta Aldhibah

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Spell from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Zeta Aldhibah" once per turn.

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Megalith Phul

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You can Ritual Summon this card with a "Megalith" card. If this card is Ritual Summoned: You can target 1 Ritual Monster in your GY; this card's Level becomes the Level of that target, then add that target to your hand. During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can activate this effect; Ritual Summon 1 "Megalith" Ritual Monster from your hand or Deck by Tributing monsters from your hand or field whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the Ritual Monster. You can only use each effect of "Megalith Phul" once per turn.

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Drytron Delta Altais

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can reveal 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell in your hand, and if you do, draw 1 card. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Delta Altais" once per turn.

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Tornado Dragon

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; destroy it.

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Barricadeborg Blocker

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2 monsters with different names

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

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Invoked Mechaba

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"Aleister the Invoker" + 1 LIGHT monster

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

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Drytron Alpha Thuban

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned with the effect of a "Drytron" card. You can Tribute 1 other "Drytron" monster, or 1 Ritual Monster, from your hand or field; Special Summon this card from your hand or GY in Defense Position, then you can add 1 Ritual Monster from your Deck to your hand. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this effect. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Alpha Thuban" once per turn.

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Drytron Meteonis Draconids

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You can Ritual Summon this card with "Meteonis Drytron". Your opponent cannot target this card with monster effects. If the total Levels of monsters used for its Ritual Summon are 2 or less, this card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls once each. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect): You can banish monsters from your GY whose combined ATK equals exactly 2000 or 4000, then target 1 face-up card your opponent controls for every 2000 ATK of the total; send that card(s) to the GY. You can only use this effect of "Drytron Meteonis Draconids" once per turn.

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Drytron Nova

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Special Summon 1 "Drytron" monster from your Deck, but destroy it during the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Drytron Nova" per turn. You cannot Special Summon monsters, except monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, the turn you activate this card.

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Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, during your Standby Phase, detach 1 material from this card. If you cannot, destroy it. This Attack Position card cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. Your opponent cannot target this Attack Position card with card effects. While this card is in face-up Defense Position, change all face-up monsters on the field to Defense Position, also negate the activated effects of monsters that were in Defense Position when that effect was activated.

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Linkuriboh

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1 Level 1 monster

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

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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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Starting by dumping Thunder of Ruler with Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal, then get it back with Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon effect so you can also skip your opponent's Battle Phase. That's big, because you force your opponent to go from their Standby Phase all the way to their End Phase if you resolve both Amorphactor Pain, the Imagination Dracoverlord and Thunder of Ruler.

The only way to enter Main Phase 2 is from the Battle Phase, so skipping both Main Phase 1 and the Battle Phase would equal a complete turn skip. It's insane that this is legal to do!

How Do You Beat Drytrons?

So what's this deck's weakness? Well that depends on the build.

Sometimes you have to hold your interruptions for Crystron Halqifibrax or Predaplant Verte Anaconda. Sometimes it's correct to banish the Drytron in the graveyard before your opponent can tribute the Cyber Angel Benten in their hand. But negating the effects of Drytrons could often be correct too, since they all give so much value.

Overall, I'd say that it's safer to prevent a Drytron player from Ritual Summoning as much as you can, because Drytron Meteonis Draconids is just so big. Meteonis Drytron usually the only way to summon it, and something like a D.D. Crow effect can shut it down. Banishing it's very good; most players only run one copy. That might change over time if Drytron players come to respect D.D. Crow and Huaquero of the Golden Land.

Lockdown effects such as Droll & Lock Bird, Dimension Shifter and sometimes even Nibiru, the Primal Being are some very solid answers. Though some Drytron players do play Herald of Orange Light as a Tuner and to combat hand traps, they don't always have it along with the required Fairy all the time. Often it's still worth it to make them lose two cards for your one Nibiru, the Primal Being.

Generic trap cards like Torrential Tribute or Solemn Strike can also help you deal with Drytrons since your opponent's pretty vulnerable when they commit to a play. Because the Drytron theme doesn't have easy, searchable removal besides the generic Knightmare Pheonix, floodgates are usually strong in the Drytron matchup: think Summon Limit, El Shadoll Winda, your own Vanity's Ruler or even There Can Be Only One.

I've noticed a lot of players leaning towards Ally of Justice Cycle Reader. It's a double D.D. Crow for Light monsters, so it's perfect against this deck. It also has a cool interaction similar to using D.D. Crow against Atlantean Dragoons when a Water player sends it to the graveyard with Genex Undine: if a player uses a Drytron effect tributing Cyber Angel Benten from their hand, and you use Ally of Justice Cycle Reader to banish both the Drytron and the Cyber Angel Benten, the Cyber Angel Benten will be removed via Ally of Justice Cycle Reader effect and will no longer be in the graveyard where it originally met its trigger condition. That means it can't activate. The outcome would be a Drytron resolving with no effect, and a Cyber Angel Benten that can't activate because it was banished before it ever got the chance to go off.

Any monster effect negation is strong against a lone Vanity's Ruler, but when it's paired with negation like Herald of Perfection or Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, it's only going to lose to Dark Ruler No More or Forbidden Droplet.

A couple months from now, someone out there may probably figure out a Gishki handloop Drytron deck or a viable Nekroz variant that runs these cards. I won't be surprised if it happens, because the Drytrons are just so good at being Ritual Support.

I'd definitely pick these cards up if you're a fan of Ritual Summoning, or just a fan of their cool robotic artwork!