While Link Monsters continue to guide competition, Xyz are still a popular toolbox of answers to some of the game's biggest strategies. The Time Thief theme offers an excellent package of Level 4 monsters, easily summoned by a timely Time Thief Regulator, slowly earning incremental value while you're set up to counter your opponent's moves.

The two Time Thief Xyz monsters, Time Thief Redoer and Time Thief Perpetua are easily summoned Turn 1 and start messing with your opponent's plans, removing cards from their deck and interacting with their plays. You can summon each of those monsters from a single Time Thief Regulator, leaving you with at least four more cards in your hand to counter your opponent. Check out the video to see how this deck can help you steal wins!

Despite an expensive roster of spells, you can tune this deck to fit your budget and local competition. Many of your plays can be adapted too, making this deck a perfect choice when you're learning modern Yu-Gi-Oh. If you're ready to join the ranks of the Time Thiefs, check out the decklist below or, if you're still on the fence, take a look at Yacine's video on Updated Time Thief Combos!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Yacine's Time Thiefs by Yacine Sahli

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

Created By: Yacine Sahli

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Advanced

Market Price: $501.45

Cards

Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir

Market Price: $0.44

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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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Tornado Dragon

Market Price: $0.18

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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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Evilswarm Exciton Knight

Market Price: $2.98

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per chain, during your Main Phase or your opponent's Battle Phase, if your opponent has more total cards in their hand and field than you do (Quick Effect): You can detach 1 material from this card; destroy all other cards on the field, also your opponent takes no further damage this turn.

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Time Thief Retrograde

Market Price: $0.20

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When a Spell/Trap Card is activated while you control a "Time Thief" Xyz Monster: Negate the activation, and if you do, attach that card to a "Time Thief" Xyz Monster you control as material. You can only activate 1 "Time Thief Retrograde" per turn.

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Pot of Extravagance

Market Price: $17.41

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At the start of your Main Phase 1: Banish 3 or 6 random face-down cards from your Extra Deck, face-down; draw 1 card for every 3 cards banished. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot draw any cards by card effects.

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Time Thief Redoer

Market Price: $0.56

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2 Level 4 monsters

Once per turn, during the Standby Phase: You can attach the top card of your opponent's Deck to this card as material. (Quick Effect): You can detach up to 3 different types of materials from this card, then apply the following effect(s) depending on what was detached.
• Monster: Banish this card until the End Phase. • Spell: Draw 1 card.
• Trap: Place 1 face-up card your opponent controls on the top of the Deck.
You can only use this effect of "Time Thief Redoer" once per turn.

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Cosmic Cyclone

Market Price: $2.12

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

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Time Thief Regulator

Market Price: $0.27

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If you control no other monsters: You can Tribute this card; Special Summon 2 "Time Thief" monsters with different names from your Deck in Defense Position, except "Time Thief Regulator". When an Xyz Monster you control is destroyed by battle, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Time Thief Regulator" once per turn.

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Bujinki Ahashima

Market Price: $2.93

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2 monsters with the same Level

Cannot be used as Link Material. You can only use each of the following effects of "Bujinki Ahashima" once per turn.
• If this card is Link Summoned: You can Special Summon 2 monsters with the same Level, 1 from your hand and 1 from your GY, but negate their effects, and immediately after this effect resolves, Xyz Summon 1 Xyz Monster using those 2 monsters only.
• If an Xyz Monster this card points to activates an effect by detaching material(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; destroy it.

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Time Thief Winder

Market Price: $0.36

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You can detach 1 material from an Xyz Monster you control; Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Time Thief" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Time Thief Winder". You can only use each effect of "Time Thief Winder" once per turn.

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Time Thief Chronocorder

Market Price: $0.17

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During your opponent's Battle Phase (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; the next battle damage you take from an opponent's monster's attack this turn is inflicted to your opponent instead. If a face-up Xyz Monster you control leaves the field by card effect, while this card is in your GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Time Thief Chronocorder" once per turn.

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Abyss Dweller

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Foolish Burial

Market Price: $0.69

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Time Thief Bezel Ship

Market Price: $0.11

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(Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 1 "Time Thief" Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 card from your opponent's GY to that monster as material. If this card is in the GY: You can detach 1 material from an Xyz Monster you control; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of "Time Thief Bezel Ship" once per turn.

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Traptrix Rafflesia

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2 Level 4 monsters

This card is unaffected by Trap effects while it has Xyz Material. "Traptrix" monsters you control, except "Traptrix Rafflesia", cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. Your opponent cannot target "Traptrix" monsters you control, except "Traptrix Rafflesia", with card effects. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and send 1 "Hole" Normal Trap Card that meets its activation conditions from your Deck to the Graveyard; this effect becomes that Trap Card's effect when that card is activated.

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Monster Reborn

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Treacherous Trap Hole

Market Price: $0.74

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If you have no Trap Cards in your Graveyard: Target 2 monsters on the field; destroy those targets.

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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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Dynatherium

Market Price: $9.37

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You can Special Summon this card (from your hand). You can only Special Summon "Dynatherium" once per turn this way. When Summoned this way: Your opponent can target 1 Level 4 monster in either player's GY; they Special Summon that target to their side of the field.

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Time Thief Flyback

Market Price: $0.07

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Target 1 "Time Thief" Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 "Time Thief" card from your hand or Deck to it as material. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 "Time Thief" Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 card from your opponent's GY to it as material. You can only use 1 "Time Thief Flyback" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

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Time Thief Perpetua

Market Price: $0.31

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2 Level 4 monsters

During the Standby Phase: You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 "Time Thief" monster in your GY, except "Time Thief Perpetua"; Special Summon that monster. (Quick Effect): You can target 1 other Xyz Monster you control; attach 1 "Time Thief" card from your Deck to it as material. You can only use each effect of "Time Thief Perpetua" once per turn.

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Called by the Grave

Market Price: $2.65

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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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Gravedigger's Trap Hole

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When your opponent activates a monster effect in their hand or GY, or when your opponent's banished monster effect is activated: Negate its effect, and if you do, inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

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Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

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During either player's turn, when a monster on the field activates its effect, or when a Spell/Trap Card that is already face-up on the field activates its effect: You can send this card from your hand or field to the Graveyard; destroy that card on the field. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit" once per turn.

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The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine

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


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Performage Trick Clown

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If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 "Performage" monster in your GY; Special Summon it, but its ATK/DEF becomes 0, then you take 1000 damage. You can only use this effect of "Performage Trick Clown" once per turn.

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Forbidden Droplet

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

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